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Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, CT is looking for Equestrian staff for the 2017 winter and/or spring seasons.  Camp Jewell YMCA is located on 540 acres in Northwest Connecticut and is seeking experienced individuals that can oversee and manage its equestrian program starting January 1 (earlier dates also available for the right individual). This person will be managing the winter program and duties will include driving (our team of draft horses – training is available) and training of horses, care of horses, such as feeding, watering, turning out, mucking, managing/administering meds and pony rides.  Our spring program starts April 1 and will handle additional responsibilities including; community lessons for youth, leading trail rides for Outdoor Center groups and teaching lessons for schools participating in our Outdoor Education programs.   This is an excellent opportunity for someone to lead and manage an equestrian program with up to 15 horses.  For additional information please contact Jodi Gove at Jodi.gove@ghymca.org or to apply online please visit https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&applicationName=YMCAofMetropolitanHartfordReqExt&SEQ=jobDetails&POSTING_ID=68637090263


Camp Ondessonk  is a year-round Catholic Youth Camp and Outdoor Education Facility located in the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois.  We are seeking a Full-Time Equestrian Coordinator.  Major responsibilities and activities include, but may not be limited to assisting the equestrian director in caring for the horse herd, including feeding, mucking, grooming, riding, basic veterinary care, and upkeep; teaching Camp Ondessonk’s horsemanship and riding program through lessons, guided trail rides, summer programs, and other horse programs while interacting with guests positively; and maintenance of the stable facilities, including barns, arenas, pastures, and fences through operation of heavy machinery and maintenance equipment.  Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years old, have significant horse care and riding experience and documented leadership ability to supervise campers and staff in a positive, safe, and effective manner.  Must be willing to work in a close-knit community.  Experience with children, CHA and First-Aid/CPR certifications strongly preferred.  This is a salaried, year-round position with paid vacation days.  Annual salary $18,000-$22,000 dependent on experience.  Health insurance offered through the Diocese of Belleville.  On-site housing is available.  More information and application directions can be found here: https://ondessonk.com/employment/


Equestrian Director: YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, Middleville MI Seeking energetic, outgoing individual as Equestrian Director.  Responsible for and in conjunction with the Camp Director: planning, development, administration, growth and evaluation of Equestrian program.  Sound judgment, stability, maturity, and experience in the Equestrian programs are preferred. Duties include, horse care, hiring, training and supervision of staff, program development, supervision of horseback riding lessons and trail rides. Assist with all aspects of summer camp and retreats, including hosting groups.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.  YMCA Camping experience preferred.  Camp is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.  Position offers excellent benefits, includes 8% retirement.  Housing provided. With resume, include cover letter and 3 references. www.ymcacampmanitoulin.org. CONTACT: Bill Hinton, bhinton@grymca.org 269-205-9007.

Camp High Rocks seeks a Horseback Riding Director for its summer camp program in North Carolina. The riding director will implement program goals, organize riding schedule and lesson plans, lead and develop a staff of 8, and oversee the overall organization of the program.  Our program emphasizes effective communication with the horse, skill development, and using horses to enhance a child's self-image.  We strive to teach English riding and horse care in a safe and fun atmosphere.  The riding director will work very closely with the barn manager in the care of 25+ horses.  Other duties include instruction of riding to campers 7 to 16 years of age.  Beginning instruction starts in one of our four rings and progresses to jumping and trail riding throughout our 1,000 acre facility.  Director must be at least 21 years of age.  Possess skills and confidence in the leading and organization of English horsemanship.  Preference given to applicants with prior leadership in an English riding program and experience teaching children.  Salary will be based on Experience for the nine-week season and one week of orientation.  Room and board is included.  Dates: May 31 - August 13, 2016   To inquire further about the position contact Elizabeth “Zoob” Gentle zoob@highrocks.com or to apply visit our website www.highrocks.com


Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, CT is looking for an Equestrian Coordinator for the 2016 season.  Camp Jewell YMCA is located on 540 acres in Northwest Connecticut and is seeking an experienced individual who has a CHA certification that can oversee and manage its equestrian program from May 1-September 1 (earlier and later dates also available for the right individual).  This person will be overseeing the spring, summer and fall riding program which accommodates riders ages 7-16, oversees up to 15 staff and 30 horses.  The Equestrian Coordinator must be 21 years or older and a CHA certification is required.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone to lead and manage their own equestrian program.  Spring and Fall programs include community lessons for youth, leading trail rides for Outdoor Center groups and teaching lessons for schools participating in our Outdoor Education programs.  Summer programs have beginner to advanced students that focus on further developing their riding skill.  For additional information please contact Steve Scott at steve.scott@ghymca.org or to apply online please visit https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?locale=en_US&applicationName=YMCAofMetropolitanHartfordReqExt&SEQ=jobDetails&POSTING_ID=66665731255.


Rockbrook Camp for Girls (Brevard, North Carolina) seeks riding instructors to join its summer horseback riding staff. The Rockbrook riding program combines qualified staff, experienced horses, and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where girls can advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Riding staff members teach beginner and intermediate hunter-jumper mounted lessons, and assist with all aspects of horse care.  This is a full-time seasonal position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, but includes room and board, worker's compensation insurance, and paid time off. Applicants must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications.  To learn more about Rockbrook and to apply, visit www.rockbrookcamp.com/staff/


SUMMER CAMP RIDING INSTRUCTOR JOBS in Maryland  - Valley Mill Camp is an old fashioned, traditional day camp located on 60 wooded acres with boys on one side, girls on the other, and they meet at the lake.  Lots of outdoor activities including horseback riding for girls between the ages of 6 - 14, mostly beginners and intermediates.  We are looking for multiple summer riding instructors and will provide a CHA certification clinic at no cost to those who complete their employment contract. Candidates should be able to teach mounted lessons, ground lessons, theory, as well as doing basic barn work including grooming, tacking, mucking, and feeding. Our summer runs from June 5 (horses arrive and orientation) – Aug. 26. Applications and further information are found at www.valleymill.com (bottom of page).  Contact Celeste (301) 948-0220


SUMMER RIDING INSTRUCTOR JOBS  - Camp Hebron, Christian Retreat and Conference Center, in Halifax, PA, is looking for summer riding instructors.  We are a CHA accredited site and are looking for 3-4 individuals who would be able to teach mainly beginners, ground, theory and mounted lessons under the oversight of a CHA Master Instructor and CI.  We provide, at no expense, A CHA Certification Clinic, to accepted applicants.  Applicants should be able to be certified in at least CHA Level 1 western.  Our summer runs from June 5 – Aug. 13 and there is a weekly stipend as well as a summer staff support option.  Applications and further information are found at www.camphebron.org


Bryn Mawr Riding Camp, Honesdale PA, seeks counselors to work at our summer camp.  Our program is dedicated to teaching girls of all levels the fundamentals of hunt-seat riding.  Our beautiful facilities include a 50 acre riding farm, 40 stalls, indoor riding arena, 5 outdoor arenas, acres of trails, and a cross country course.   Responsibilities include: creating and implementing lesson plans, creating on the ground lessons in horsemanship and barn management, schooling horses on the trails and on the flats and over jumps, basic care of 38 horses, and living with 10-12 girls in a cabin.  Qualifications:  experience in hunt-seat riding, background in hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage, and/or equitation.  Experience with children helpful.  Teaching and show experience helpful.  For more information and to apply on line, please visit our web site at www.brynmawrridingcamp.com or call 973-467-3518.


Horse trainer in Texas – seeking an experienced horse trainer (non-smoker) to live and work on a small horse breeding farm in the Texas Hill Country.  Primary job:  basic training of quarter horses for Western riding and ranch work/team roping and possible advanced training as cutters or for mounted shooting.  National horse trainer/instructor/barn manager certification preferred.  Additional duties include general care of horses and assisting with ranch projects.  Please provide experience and certification via email theicrranch@gmail.com


We are looking for several team players with a background in horseback riding (any discipline) and strong organizational skills to join Schleese Saddlery now – a leader in both saddlery and in ensuring that the product fits both horse and rider properly. There are several positions available to fill immediately at our head office just north of Toronto, Ontario:

a)      Regional Development Manager who works in house to coordinate our clinic organizers all over North America to plan and manage our site visits including all necessary travel logistics (flights, accommodation etc.)

b)      Client Success Manager who networks with key trainers and equine associations to help the CSM populate the clinics and works on business development. Must be able to travel as will accompany our Saddlefit Technicians (SFTs) or Independent Saddle Fitters (ISF) to client locales (can be from outside of Ontario but needs to be available for training to come to head office)

c)       Saddle Fit Technician – this concentrated course of study includes an internship for the right person to become an on-site Saddle Ergonomist working with BD all over North America. (can be from outside of Ontario but needs to be available for weeks at a time for training to come to head office)

You need to be interested in working with clients and dealing with challenges that come with the coordination of our on-site fitting clinics all over North America. You will become an integral part of a Schleese team, which consists of a Client services manager, a business developer, and a saddlefit technician or saddle ergonomist. You will need capable human resource skills to work together with both your team members to negotiate cooperative solutions to often demanding situations. Your salary will be determined depending on individual experience and which career path you choose, and with further financial results dependent on the success of your team efforts. Please send your cover letter and resume, along with your job preference and references to sabine@schleese.com


English Riding Instructor and Assistant Riding Instructor:  Part time: Year round for our afterschool/weekend lesson program or for our Summer Day Camp from mid May thru the end of July.  Position may develop into full time.  Alpharetta, GA.  Minimum age 21 for Instructor, 18 for Assistant Instructor, and at least 3 to 5 years related experience and training. Certification as Instructor required to be considered for teaching, preferably from CHA or other national organization. Instructor to teach Beginning English riding lessons for children ages 4 to 15 in our dressage size arena. Seeking individuals that are great with horses, teaching children and working as a team with other staff.  In addition to instruction, duties may include riding and training of horses; care of horses, such as feeding, watering, turning out, mucking stalls, and managing/administering meds. The position will require flexibility in working various hours and days including mornings, evenings and weekends.   Will consider boarding of a horse (preferably used in lesson program) as partial exchange for duties.  Compensation based on certification and experience.  Please note:  jumping is not permitted at our stables.  Approximately 15 hours of online training required to work at summer camp (we pay for access to the training, but do not pay staff for hours used to complete it.)  CPR/First Aid Certification Required. Magnolia Farm is a drug, tobacco and alcohol free facility. Complete background, driving, credit and reference checks of all staff before starting work. We are located on under 10 acres and will have 3 to 6 horses in the herd. Please visit our website for more information: www.campmagnolia.com. Send resume and compensation expectations to jobs@campmagnolia.com. Magnolia Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 Equestrian Director and Assistant Equestrian Director -  Camp Augusta is a residential summer camp located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. Our equestrian program is small, 10 horses. We teach predominantly Western riding with a small amount of English and offer both trail rides and basic arena work. Please see our website at www.campaugusta.org for more information on both our program and this position or email us at applications@campaugusta.org

The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA’s Camp Speers in the Poconos is seeking qualified candidates to lead our Spring – Fall Equestrian Programs. This position is “hands on” – the Equestrian Program Director will provide care for the horses and facilities, teach classes, guide trail rides and work as a member of the overall YMCA Staff Team. The position will require flexibility in working various hours and days including nights and weekends.  Supervisory experience in formal horseback riding instruction (English & western) and care is required. A certification from a nationally recognized organization or riding school obtained within the past 3 years, OR, documented endorsements of successful recent experience in formal horseback riding instruction is preferred. Must have or acquire and maintain certification in CPR Pro/AED/O2 and First Aid. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must pass child abuse registry and criminal  record checks. Clean driving record and ability to drive camp vehicles. Camp Speers is an alcohol, drug and tobacco free facility. $455 – 475 per week / exempt position. Housing and some meals are provided.  Early April – Mid/late October.  Call 570-828-2329 for an application or send resume to Cherie@campspeersymca.org   EOE

National Ability Center (Park City, Utah) is seeking a Lead Instructor, Part Time Instructors, and Ranch Staff for the adaptive equestrian program.  www.discovernac.org/employment/  

Equi-Ed Therapeutic Equestrian Program located in Santa Rosa, CA is expanding and has a position available for a part-time certified riding instructor. Qualifications include:

  • Current CHA IRD certification; additional PATH, Intl certification a plus
  •   Ability to teach safe, progressive and effective group and individual riding and ground lessons promoting independence to individuals with a wide range of disabilities as well as  teaching lessons to able-bodied individuals .
  •   Excellent people and communication skills, team player with a sense of humor
  •   Associate’s degree minimum, bachelors or higher preferred
  • Active involvement in the development and implementation of new programs and program expansion 
  • To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email, fax or mail to:  Sheila McCarthy infoequied@aol.com, fax # only (707) 942-0915 or Equi-Ed 1535 Farmer’s Lane #217 Santa Rosa, CA 95405


Hearts & Horses Farm in Maine is looking for a certified experienced Instructor. We teach English -Western-Dressage -Jumping lessons beginner to advanced. Must be a self motivated, team player. Send resume to hnhtrc@myottmail.com and visit heartsnhorses.org

FT Site Manager in Illinois to oversee staff and facility operations including development, planning and programming. Requires BA/BS in Equine Sciences and 5+ years of related management experience with a minimum of 2 years facility operation and horseback riding instruction. https://www6.ultirecruit.com/FOR1009/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx


Wanted CHA instructors to host ACTHA events ( see www.actha.us/hostaride ). Earn up to $1,000-$2,000 per event. Great benefits. To see and hear what other professionals say about working with ACTHA visit; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGDXIwlS9yU&sns=em And http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQzZNtMzKkY&sns=em   Go to www.actha.us/hostaride or call 877-99- ACTHA ( 22842 ) to get going.  You can also write your CHA specialist robin@actha.us


Assistant Horse Camp Program Director - Eagle Lake Camps of the Navigators (Colorado Springs, CO) - This is a seasonal position requiring a minimum 2 summer commitment, with potential for advancement. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Program Director in the supervision of all activities taking place at the horse barn, including (but not limited to) - teaching group riding lessons, leading trail rides, assisting with management of horses and facility, assisting in supervising and leading evening activities for horse campers, and interacting with camper parents on Sundays and Fridays. Candidates should be at least 21 years of age with previous experience in riding (multiple disciplines) natural horsemanship, herd management, teaching, and training. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to growing in their relationship with God, a passion for working with youth, a teachable attitude, and a focus on safety. Certification preferred. For more information and to apply, visit www.eaglelakecamps.com/staff/summer

Equestrian Assistant in Wheaton, Illinois: provide horse-drawn hayrides and lead trail rides; maintain and inspect harnesses; load, unload, and convey passengers on recreational and information/educational hayrides; coordinate the collection of fees for programming; educate students in basic horse care, horse handling, and riding techniques; coordinate daily operation of the horse stable; create daily chore and special task lists; handle and exercise horses; feed and water horses; clean stalls and dispose of manure; inspect horses for injuries and perform first aid; administer medications and vaccinations; act as a lead worker to volunteer stable workers; provide direction and training to volunteers; maintain the appearance of the facility; clean the barn, mow and fertilize the horse pastures, and build and repair pasture fences; inspect, clean, organize, and schedule maintenance of riding equipment that includes trucks, tractors, mowers, and wagons; maintain inventory and order supplies; assist with the production of special events at the facility; provide program information to visitors; perform other duties as assigned. Requires AA in Equine Science, Animal Science, or related field, and four (4) years experience in the daily care, handling, riding, and driving of horses and maintenance of equipment; or equivalent combination of training and experience; possession of a valid driver’s license. Preferred Candidate will have riding instructor experience for balance seat equitation. Apply online: https://www6.ultirecruit.com/FOR1009/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx


Seasonal Full Time Barn Manager, White Pines Ranch, Oregon IL  Job description includes ability to work with children in an outdoor setting and awareness that children may be away from home for the first time and having their first horseback riding experience at the same time.  Overall care of animals and day to day supervision of facility and equipment.  Grooming, saddling horses, leading trail rides and preparing for group activities in and around the barn.  Please contact the ranch at 815-732-7923 or info@whitepinesranch.com


YEAR ROUND INTERN: CAMP HEBRON equestrian program is accepting applications for a year round intern.  Focus on Riding Instruction and Stable/herd management in a Christian Camping Ministry.  camphebron@camphebron.org