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Horseback Riding Director, Assistant, and Cabin Counselors/Instructors - Camp Nicolet, an all-girls overnight summer camp in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin, is currently seeking to fill a dynamic team for Summer 2018. The riding director is responsible for the planning and direction of our English riding program and trail ride electives. This person will also be responsible for training, evaluating, and supervising riding staff, creating lessons plans, caring for up to 12 horses, and managing the physical facilities and equipment in the riding area. The riding director will also support and supervise a riding assistant. In addition to these responsibilities, this staff member will be required to participate on a staff committee and be involved and engaged during all evening and weekend activities. This is a non-cabin staff position and will not have counseling responsibilities. Applicants for this position must have certification in horseback riding instruction or significant, documented experience working in a barn/stable, and knowledge of horse care. Preference will be given to those studying equine science and holding CHA certification. Interested applicants can apply online at https://nicolet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/Appjessica@campnicolet.com

The riding assistant will work directly with the riding director to care for the horses and keep the stable area clean. Applicants for this position must have experience working in a barn/stable and knowledge of horse care. In addition to barn responsibilities, this staff member will be required to teach riding lessons, participate on a staff committee, and be involved and engaged during all evening and weekend activities. This is a non-cabin staff position and will not have counseling responsibilities. Applicants for this position must have experience working in a barn/stable and with basic horse care. Interested applicants can apply online at https://nicolet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/Appjessica@campnicolet.com

Cabin counselor/activity instructors will live with groups of 8-12 girls and up to two co-counselors and are responsible for the supervision, safety, and care of their assigned group at all times. Cabin counselor/activity instructors will also teach in their designated areas, participate on staff committees, and assist with all-camp activities. Applicants for this position must have experience with and a passion for working with children and a minimum of one year of documented experience in the activity of their choice. Interested applicants can apply online at https://nicolet.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/Appjessica@campnicolet.com

Palomar Christian Conference Center in Palomar Mountain, CA, a faith based organization, has openings for a seasonal horsemanship employee and summer camp wrangler/counselors. The seasonal horsemanship employee should be an enthusiastic, caring, and hardworking Christian horsewoman.  The staff member will work closely with the Horsemanship Director to manage a herd of 11 horses, lead trail rides for guest groups, and prepare for and oversee girls horse camp classes and activities.  Training on both horse and human aspects of riding instruction and camping ministry will be provided to make this an in-depth learning experience.  Qualifications include: minimum age of 19, a strong relationship with God, advanced riding skills (western or English), preferably able to teach CHA Level 2 lessons (walk, trot/jog, canter/lope).  Position includes: salary, room, board, and 2 week vacation 90 days after start date.  Employment dates: February 26, 2018 – Sept. 1, 2018

Wrangler/ Counselors should be women minimum age of 18, Christian with a passion for teaching and mentoring girls age 9-17.  Wrangler/Counselors will instruct arena, vaulting, and ground lessons with the help of the head wrangler and horsemanship director.  They will also lead other camp activities and stay in cabins with campers.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share a love of God and horses in the mountains of Southern California.  Position includes: salary, room, and board.  Employment dates: June 3 – August 11, 2018.  Visit www.palomar.camp for information about camp and application.  Contact Horsemanship Director, Jamie Anderson, jamie@palomar.camp, for additional information.


Houghton College Summer Equestrian Camp in Houghton, NY is looking for female riding instructors / camp counselors for a faith-based summer camp program for girls, 10-18 years old, from June 14 to August 3, 2018. Qualifications include: minimum age of 19, CHA Certified Instructor with jumping experience preferred, strong work ethic, willingness to be fun, creative, and a positive role model for youth, and provide high quality instruction and professionalism. Staff housing and meals and full board for one horse is provided in addition to salary. View our website, http://www.houghton.edu/summer-camps/equestrian-camp/ for details about our camp. CONTACT Camp Director, Laura Alexeichik, laura.alexeichik@houghton.edu for additional information regarding responsibilities and to apply.  


Culver Summer Cavalry School in Culver, IN is looking for instructors to act as riding instructors and role models for boys and girls, ages 14 to 17. Well established English riding school located in NW Indiana with over 100 years of tradition.  Culver is a CHA accredited site seeking individuals who would be able to teach, mainly beginners, fundamentals of hunt-seat riding and mounted drill.  Successful candidates must have a minimum of 1 year in college, pass a background check, and drug screen prior to employment.  Dormitory style housing and meals provided.  Dates: 6/10 to 7/30/2018.  General online applications can be found after December 2017 at https://summer.culver.org/page/staff-resources/summer-staff-application

Or, to get ahead of the game, send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Frank M Stubblefield III, frank.stubblefield@culver.org [574-842 8232]. Note: this could also be an summer intern situation for those interested.


Located only a few minutes outside Bloomington, IN, Crimson Stables, LLC. helps introduce children and families to the world of horses. Boasting one of the largest indoor riding arenas in Indiana as well as nearby trails, we are currently in search of Full and Part-Time Horseback Riding Instructors and an Assistant Manager/Riding Instructor. Please apply through our Indeed post: Assistant Manager/Riding Instructor and Horseback Riding Instructors


Barn Manager/Program Director for a large barn in western Oregon wanted.  Rare opportunity to manage and build an Equine program.  We are looking for a Equine Professional with a passion for changing lives through horses and horsemanship.  Must be positive, hardworking, forward thinking, with an assertive personality.  Must be a responsible individual with a heart and mind devoted to changing lives for the better. Benefits and salary are dependent on experience, education and certifications. Contact: Scott DePaolo  Buttecreekscott@gmail.com    


Gerrie Barnes - New Concepts Consulting - www.newconceptsconsultant.com - Books and equestrian services available. Riding the Horse’s Mind:  The Psychology and Leadership of the Horse explains the missing piece for recreational riders in gaining and maintaining the trust and respect of their horses.  Assists riding instructors in understanding their students’ problem and frustrations.  Available on amazon.com.


Camp War Eagle, a summer sports and adventure camp for children in northwest Arkansas, is currently interviewing qualified candidates for a Horse Program Director (Head Wrangler). Qualifications include:  minimum age of 21, solid horse experience, CHA Certified Instructor – Level 2 or above, strong work ethic, proven leadership abilities and positive role model.  Duties include: development of lesson plans for summer arena riding and trail riding, responsible for safe management of horses, campers and staff, responsible for proper herd health and behavior management, maintain clean and safe barn area and equipment, properly train and supervise summer wrangler staff, supervise all horsemanship instruction and activity. This position is full time from May through August, with potential for part or full time position in the off-season, depending on other skills.  Email penny@campwareagle.org for additional information. 

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont’s Circle C Equestrian Center in North Carolina a 22 horse riding center that offers Girl Scout and Community horse programming and lessons in Dressage, Jumping, Horseback Archery and Therapeutic Riding is looking for 1 part-time Equine Program Assistant/Intern. Responsibilities may include feeding, mucking, supervising youth volunteers, record keeping, teaching Saturday Girl Scout horse programs, assisting Riding Instructors during the week with facilitating the prompt start of lessons, schooling program horses, assisting Instructors during Community College equine classes, assisting farrier and vet, and other maintenance chores.  Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in equestrian studies or related field and/or 4 years of related experience, an interest in youth equine programs and developing their teaching skills and expertise. This position will require 25 hours a week of work with a weekly stipend of $150, shared housing and utilities.  This position is available starting now to May 30, 2018.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Cathy Thacker, cthacker@girlscoutsp2p.org.


YMCA Camp Classen is a 2100+ acre camp located in the Arbuckles just outside of Davis Oklahoma. Camp Classen is now interviewing qualified people for our Fall Equine Internships.  Interns will assist the Equestrian Director in the daily care of 30+ horses and ranch work.  Primarily interns will be leading our weekend groups and outdoor school groups on trail rides and will help out in areas of camp as needed.  Interns will be paid a stipend of $50 per day and will work at least 5 days per wrrk on average.  Depending on group contracts, an additional 1 or 2 days of work may be available.  In addition to the established stipend, the following are provided: housing with all utilities paid, Wi-Fi after office hours in Griffith Lodge and meals anytime groups are on grounds (about 80% of all meals are available in the dining hall).  There are laundry facilities in or near staff housing on camp.  Staff will also be provided with a microwave and have access to a refrigerator, stove and oven.  Intership begins now and goes through November 29th.  Contact Russell at rgholson@ymcaokc.org.


Opportunity at PATH Premier Accredited Center in Roanoke, TX -  Victory Therapy Center is seeking enthusiastic individual for a Full Time Volunteer Coordinator.  This individual works to ensure maximum volunteer support to cover daily classes, strategizes volunteer recruitment, training and retention.  This role serves as a liaison to other groups and agencies within the community to develop and maintain strong relationships. For more information, including hours, salary range, and job description please go to http://victorytherapy.org/careers/ to find a detailed copy of the job description and information on how to apply.



Suburban Adult Services, Inc., is located in Western New York and is looking to hire for a Full Time Equine Program Manager for the High Hurdles Program located in Sardinia, New York The High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Program provides a therapeutic riding experience for individuals with developmental disabilities. High Hurdles offers cognitively, emotionally and physically challenged individuals a unique opportunity for growth and development. Instructors, students, horses and volunteers all work together to achieve challenging yet attainable horsemanship goals. Learning to care for and about horses while mastering riding skills is what High Hurdles is all about.  The Equine Program Manager will provide oversight to all aspects of the High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding program. Schedules all riding sessions, provides therapeutic riding instruction to individuals with disabilities, trains and cares for the horses, and recruits and trains volunteers. Ensures adequate and sufficient equipment and supplies for program, horses, barn and arena operation.  CHA certified instructor with one (1) year experience working with individuals with disabilities. If not currently certified be willing to become certified OR a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities as a therapeutic riding instructor AND Solid background in horsemanship, knowledge of various disabilities and skills in therapeutic riding techniques. EOE/AA Disability/Vets. http://www.sasinc.org/Careers/Open-Positions/Behavior-Technician/Equine-Program-Manager


Royal Ridges Retreat is currently hiring horsemanship staff for summer! We are a faith-based camp in Battle Ground, WA, just north of Portland, OR. We are looking for Riding Instructors as well as Cabin Counselors and Group Leaders. Positions available in both Day Horse Camp and Resident Horse Camp. We are in particular need of a Day Horse Camp Supervisor and a Corral Supervisor. More information, plus our Summer Staff Application, is available at http://www.royalridges.org/employment_forms.html


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


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/



The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA’s Camp Speers in the Poconos (PA) is seeking qualified instructors for spring, summer and fall equestrian programs. We are looking for a senior riding instructor with the potential for progressing to management position. He/she will care for the horses and facilities, teach classes, guide trail rides and work as a member of the overall YMCA staff team. 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 drug test and 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. Housing and some meals are provided. Early April –late November.  Call 570-828-2329 for an application or send resume, a short clip of you riding, and three references to cpainter@philaymca.org

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


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