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Quaker Ridge Camp in Woodland Park, CO is looking for summer wranglers. Duties include, but are not limited to guiding trail rides, taking care of horses, barn chores, trail maintenance, fence repair, etc. This is a great ministry opportunity for horse lovers who are also professing Evangelical Christians. Many kids who come have never ridden a horse or heard the gospel.  Accepted applicants are paid a salary and provided room and board for the summer. The summer season is May 22nd - August 12th. Applications are provided at www.quakerridgecamp.org. Please contact Lisa Ko at wrangler@quakerridgecamp.org for more information.


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 4 – Aug. 5 or 12 room and board and a weekly stipend are provided. Applications and further information are found at www.camphebron.org


Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA is looking for experienced western riding instructors for a year round Equestrian program. Cloverleaf Ranch is a summer camp and year-round boarding facility with over 160 acres of trails, a covered arena, two outdoor arenas, and a round pen.  Cloverleaf boards thirty horses and privately owns a lesson herd available for lessons and trail-rides.  Responsibilities include: teaching riding lessons, leading trail rides, light exercise and riding of Cloverleaf-owned horses, maintaining clean and safe tack and other equipment, grooming, supervising horse health and safety, and maintaining barn cleanliness and safety as appropriate.  The position requires flexibility and a positive attitude.  Important character qualities include flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team, willingness to teach horsemanship according to the Cloverleaf Ranch philosophy, and a positive attitude.  CHA certified instructors are preferred, though not mandatory.  More information and application directions can be found at www.cloverleafranch.com/staff


Culver Summer Schools: Calvary School in Culver IN is looking for 2 male riding instructors for boys ages 14-17.  With over 100 years of tradition, this well established riding program in NW Indiana is a CHA accredited site.  We seek individuals able to teach beginners the fundamentals of hunt seat riding and mounted drill.  Instructors are expected to be role models for students.  Successful candidates must have a minimum of 1 year in college, pass a background check and drug screen prior to employment.  Housing in male dormitory and meals to be provided. 2017 dates: 6/12-7/30.  Application, with resume, cover letter and three references, can be submitted via the website at http://summer.culver.org/page/staff-resources/summer-staff-application.  Direct questions to Frank Stubblefield III by email: frank.stubblefield@culver.org or phone: 574-842-8232.


Cloverleaf Ranch in Santa Rosa, CA is looking for Equestrian staff for our summer camp program.  Cloverleaf Ranch is an ACA accredited western-style day and residential summer camp that offers over twenty different activities for campers between the ages of five and seventeen.  Responsibilities include: teaching western riding lessons, leading trail rides, maintaining clean and safe tack and other equipment, mucking stalls, grooming, supervising horse health and safety, maintaining barn cleanliness and safety, and supervising and leading a drill team.  The position requires flexibility and durability, and requires that staff not only lead the equestrian program, but also integrate into normal “camp” activities at the end of the day. Important character qualities include: flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team, willingness to learn and teach horsemanship according to the Cloverleaf Ranch philosophy, physical fitness (ability to work long hours in summer weather), and a positive attitude.  CHA certified instructors are preferred, though not mandatory.  More information and application directions can be found at www.cloverleafranch.com/staff


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.


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


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


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

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

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

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