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Black Diamond Camps, a Christian camp located near Auburn, Washington, has summer job opportunities for seasonal equestrian instructors. Applicants should be over the age of 18, with preference given to those over the age of 21. We are a year-round program serving riders ages 5 to adult in a group lesson setting. Lessons are offered in Western riding, English riding (including jumping) and adaptive riding for riders with special needs. Our facility has 2 covered arenas, a 15-stall lesson barn, multiple horse paddocks and acres of trails. Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching and assisting with multiple lessons a day, horse chores and barn upkeep, feeding, and general barn labor. As a faith-based organization, we are looking for people to join us in inspiring Christ-like change by instilling Biblical truths while working with horses. In order to do this, applicants should be open and willing to share about their faith, and able to guide others in their walk with Christ. Applicants should have at least three years of consistent riding experience, including formal lessons. Prior experience teaching horseback riding lessons is a must and CHA certification is preferred. For more information, please contact Natalie Head at Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org You can find out more about our camp at www.blackdiamond.org
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 email@example.com or to apply visit our website www.highrocks.com
Summer Camp Wranglers invited to join Palomar Christian Conference Center in Southern California. PCCC has a horse camp for girls 9-17 that focuses on giving them a safe, fun environment to learn about God, increase horsemanship skills, and build lasting relationships. Summer positions are available for wrangler/counselors - who will live in cabins with campers, instruct (or assist in instructing) level 1 and 2 lessons (mostly western, but some English) and lead other camp activities; head wrangler – who will assist horsemanship director with the following: herd care and management, instructing up to level 3 lessons, overseeing wrangler/counselors and wranglers in training, lead trail rides, and help with other camp activities as needed. For more information and online application visit www.palomar.camp or email Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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/
Camp Y Noah’s Ranch Summer Camp in Ohio is looking for two Summer camp counselors to help with 10 weeks of summer camp, June 1-Aug 20th, 2016. Applicants must be over 18 yrs old. Must have horse care experience, proficient rider, preference given to applicants who have teaching experience. Applicants must work well with groups of children. Able to lift and carry hay, manure, shavings, saddles, and other farm related materials. Applicants must know how to groom and tack horses and able to recognize basic medical symptoms of an injured or sick horse. Must be able to work outdoors in varied weather conditions including; heat, rain, wind, dust, or cold. As a Summer Ranch Hand- they help with morning feeding and tacking, assist in lessons, trail rides, horsemanship classes, living and doing activities with campers throughout the summer. Housing, food and salary are included. If interested please fill out YMCA application and return to Susan Garside. firstname.lastname@example.org 330-858-4800 815 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Clinton, OH 44216
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
Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol, North America’s oldest and largest private mounted patrol, is hiring a score of new Troopers for the 2016 concert season, lasting from March to October. Horse owners possessing great people skills are encouraged to apply. In addition to impeccable horsemanship, Alpha & Omega requires Troopers to maintain a polished, friendly and professional demeanor. Requirements: Horses may come from any background, breed or discipline, but must be tolerant of intense visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Geldings and mares (no stallions) must be at least 15 hands, in good health and shod to A&O standards, if hired. Applicants should own their mount and have dependable access to a safe truck and trailer. Applicants must be at least twenty-one years of age and be able to pass a background check. The first round of interview dates and locations are as follows:
February 20-21 Norco, CA
March 18-19 Langley, BC
April 2-3 Bell Buckle, TN
April 22 & 25 Gillsville, GA
Interviews are open to invited applicants only. Horse and rider will be hired as a pair. Qualified candidates may apply at mountedpatrol.com/employment.
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
PT English Horseback Riding Instructor, H/J Dressage Trainer in Denver - We are looking for a new team member who has experience showing and managing an active clientele. Must be comfortable working with both children and adults, and who can meet the needs of students with a wide variety of riding goals, from recreational to competition and horse ownership. We are open 7 days a week, and candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends, and travel to shows. Qualified instructors should have a minimum of 5 years of teaching and training experience, competition experience, and a sound knowledge of horse care. Instructors who have worked as an assistant under a professional and/or completed certification programs (such as those offered by the British Horse Society, USHJA, USDF, ARIA, CHA, etc.) are especially urged to apply. We realize that candidates can be talented instructors without certified training, so please apply if you meet our experience qualifications. We are looking for team members who are serious about pursing a successful career with our growing company. This is currently a part time position, which could turn full time for the right person. http://www.denverequestrians.com/employmentopportunities.htm
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.
Camp Sycamore Hills in Ashland City, TN is looking for Equestrian Counselors for the summer of 2016! Sycamore Hills is located on 742 acres of hills and meadows just northwest of Nashville, TN. The Equestrian Center is a CHA accredited facility and is run by CHA certified staff. Campers range in age from 6-18 and attend for a minimum of one week. Duties: Develop and implement age and ability-appropriate progressive English and Western riding programs from beginner level through advanced. Assist with general unit programming and management. Male staff are welcome and have separate living quarters on the camp site. Requirements: Must be a confident horseback rider and have knowledge of safety around horses. Riding instructor experience and/or CHA certification preferred. Be willing to join Girl Scouts, and agree to standard background check. Be willing to follow CHA safety standards. Minimum age: 18 Salary range: $220-$260/week + all meals and housing, 2 hours off daily, and weekends off. Dates: May 23, 2016-August 3, 2016. You can apply online at www.gsmidtn.org/summer-camp-staff-forms, or for more information please contact email@example.com. Girl Scouts of Middle TN is an equal opportunity employer.
Falling Creek Camp, in North Carolina, is actively searching for leaders and instructors of its horseback riding program for it’s 2016 season, May 25 - August 12, 2016. These positions are “team focused” providing the best programing and instruction for our campers. The horseback riding program leader will provide care for the horses (20 +), facilities, teach classes, guide trail rides and manage a team of riding instructors. We instruct English riding and offer both trail rides and arena work. Ideal candidates for this position must be self-starters, organized, experienced at managing a team of people, goal oriented, flexible and problem solvers. Must be at least 23 years of age and pass national criminal record checks. Candidates must be certified or be willing to get an approved certified classification from a nationally recognized horsemanship organization (valid through the 2016 season) prior to employment OR, provide documented endorsements of successful recent experience in formal horseback riding instruction. Falling Creek Camp offers competitive pay based on commensurate with experience, room and board, Wilderness First Aid certification, worker’s compensation, paid time off and inclusive team orientated work environment. Serious candidates are invited to apply at www.fallingcreek.com or email resume and cover letter to Jim Goodrum, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Magnolia Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wranglers needed for Christian summer camp in the Colorado Rockies. Salary, housing, all meals and laundry facilities. Evangelical Christian applicants only, please. Larry – 719-687-9012; firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Instructor Opportunity –NSCD, Winter Park, CO. Seeking CHA IRD or PATH Intl Certified Instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled - Therapeutic Riding Program. Program and arena located at YMCA of Rockies, about 9 miles NW of Winter Park, CO. The Position runs FT from mid- May to mid-August then PT though mid-September. Duties include Therapeutic Riding instruction, care of 13 horse herd, facility upkeep. View description at www.nscd.org or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a “horse person” seeking an exciting opportunity to lead an exceptional three-season equestrian program? 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:
Ranch Program Director, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps in New Jersey. We are currently searching for an experienced riding instructor to oversee our Summer “Ranch” program. The qualified candidate must have supervisory experience in formal horseback riding instruction; must hold 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; must be at least 21 years of age. Instruction for beginners through advanced riders is led by skilled riding instructors from a wide selection of disciplines. Each camper or “Ranchie” will be assigned a horse and taught how to manage and care for it throughout the session. Each day, campers will saddle up for expert arena lessons and exciting trail rides discovering the magic of all 660 acres here at Fairview Lake. At the end of the session campers will participate in a Horse Show, giving them the chance to demonstrate their newly found skills. For more information, please contact Jeremy M. Culpepper at email@example.com.
Instructors needed- Cloudland, Georgia - Camp Adahi is seeking instructor to teach beginner riders on the weekends. Duties include: bringing in 10-16 horses from paddocks into stalls and feeding grain, tacking (western)/ assisting participants with tacking, teaching basic unmounted lessons, teaching basic stop, start, steer lessons in the arena and leading trail rides over rugged terrain at a walk. Requires 2 years documented experience teaching horseback riding and/or CHA Certification. All positions require current basic first aid training or higher AND CPR. Minimum age 18 years old. Paid positions offer opportunities for weekend work starting in August. Scheduling of hours is based on activity requests by Girl Scout troops. Please send resumes to Rebecca Lane firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-474-1912 for more information. (EEO/Drug-Free Workplace/E-Verify. Drug testing required.)
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Equestrian Studies - SCAD Savannah: Join SCAD’s one-of-a-kind equestrian department as a full-time professor. SCAD offers a B.A. degree in equestrian studies as well as an equestrian studies minor. During the past seven years, the SCAD championship equestrian team has earned 33 individual and team titles, including 10 American National Riding Commission championships and six individual Intercollegiate Horse Show Association championships. Students have the opportunity to study, train and ride at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center, a 100-acre, state-of-the-art facility with paddocks, competition arenas and stables for the university and student horses. Ideal candidates for this position will have experience teaching at the collegiate level with the ability to conduct practical and theoretical courses in riding, horse care, training, course design, judging, equine business management and more. Experience teaching and riding hunter jumpers at a professional level is preferred. Master’s degree, or the equivalent, required along with documented licensing, awards and achievements. Please visit our website for requirements and application instructions: http://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/4861 Email questions to Human Resources at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Riding Instructor Denver Equestrians Qualified instructors should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, some competition experience, and a sound knowledge of stable management and horse care. Instructors who have completed college equestrian degrees or certification programs (CHA, USDF, British Horse Society, etc.) are especially urged to apply. Instructor benefits include flexible working hours, pay negotiable with experience, and the opportunity to help our students reach their riding goals in a fun, educational atmosphere. This is a part-time position, and candidates must be available to work daytime, evenings and weekends. To apply, please send us a resume and a cover letter via email detailing education and experience in horsemanship and riding. References required, and will be checked. Applicants must be 18yrs or older. Drivers license and reliable transportation required. Ride@DenverEquestrians.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. email@example.com