Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 5/14/15

Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center

Full Time Assistant Instructor/Barn Manager

The Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center, located near Ruston, LA, is seeking a full time assistant instructor/barn manager. We are an 800 acre wilderness campus dedicated to providing therapeutic and recreational activities, with a well established equine program that is currently expanding. Various equine assisted activities are offered, including therapeutic riding, equine assisted learning, and horsemanship classes. Duties will include teaching lessons, assisting with administrative duties, managing volunteers, and horse care.  Applicants should have good barn management skills, be competent riders, and enjoy working with a wide variety of ages and abilities. Marketing or business development skills is a plus!  PATH and/or EAGALA certification will be required but can be obtained after hiring. This is a great opportunity to work in a fun, flexible environment with awesome co-workers and clients. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits, including paid vacation and sick time, retirement plan, and health insurance.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Call 318-777-3460 or email owlcenter54@gmail.com with questions or to apply.


Posted on 5/14/15

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

Coordinator and Junior Account Executive

Successful candidates will assist and support PMG Account Executives in the production of client deliverables and coverage of equestrian events nationally. Ideal candidates should have an equestrian background with a college major in public relations, marketing, journalism, or a strongly related field. Candidates should also demonstrate a solid skill in photography. They should have confidence, initiative, work ethic, and strong writing and people skills, and be passionate and dedicated to providing the very best service to our clients.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
· Writing media releases and feature stories
· Covering competitions and other events (including photography)
· Designing social media campaigns
· Preparing agendas, clippings, collateral for client meetings
· Attending client meetings
· Conducting Internet research
· Disseminating press releases, media alerts and calendar listings
· Designing event invitations, posters, magazine covers, etc. for reprints
The positions are based in Wellington, Florida, and require extensive travel. PMG offers competitive salaries and benefits, depending on experience and skills.
To apply for these positions, please email a resume, two writing samples and any graphic design or photography samples to Rebecca Walton at rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com.


Posted on 5/12/15

Little Glen Stables
Full Time Groom or Working Student

-Good work ethic
-Motivated, hard working & willingness to learn
-Good knowledge of horses, flatwork and jumping experience
-Working student must be Intermediate rider or above for this position
-Will be responsible for riding at times
-Must be able to handle all types of horses without issues on the flat
-This is not a sole riding job!
-Willing to live in a large house with another person on the farm
-Valid drivers license and ability to drive large truck/trailer or willingness to learn

Click here for more information


Posted on 4/28/15


Summer Horse Staff

Longacre is a summer leadership camp located in Newport, Pennsylvania. Longacre uses the summer to prepare ambitious 8-18 year olds for long term success.
Longacre is hiring summer horse staff for our horsemanship program. Of the 13 activity periods in a given week, horse staff will spend 10-13 at the barn.
Horse staff will lead small groups of teenagers age 12-18, usually 3-5 at one time. At our facility, the highest emphasis is placed on safety. Camper abilities range from novice to intermediate. We start with education and groundwork, from tack room to herd dynamics. Horse staff will lead lessons in the ring and out on the trail. Daily chores are completed without campers. Horse staff also have typical camp counselor duties. In other words, no counselor at Longacre is separate from the group — we are building an inclusive community.
-At least 21-years-old by June 23rd, 2015.
-First Aid and CPR certified (we can help with this).
-Passion for horses and people.
Dates & Compensation
-June 18th to August 9th, 2015.
 -$2,350-$2,850 plus room and board. One day off per week.
Click here to apply


Posted on 4/28/15

Magic Moments Stable

Summer & Full Time Staff

Magic Moments Stable is an equine facility in Houston, TX, and we are currently looking for staff for our summer season and also for a few permanent training/instructor positions.
We're looking for staff able to assist with our day camp and lesson program, transitioning to training and lessons the rest of the year for full time employment. All positions are paid with free housing with a 5.5-day work week.
Contact Colleen Crawforth at (937)723-0791 or colleen@magicmomentsstable.com


Posted on 4/24/15

Millbrook Tack

Department Leaders

Millbrook Tack has a great opportunity available for a professional looking to start their career in the horse industry. 

We are currently seeking two passionate individuals that would eagerly enjoy working with our local horse community as department leaders.  Please click here to learn more.  


Posted on 4/20/15

Camp Nashoba North

English Riding Instructor

Nashoba is a traditional summer camp that offers a huntseat riding program filled with hands-on learning experiences. We seek enthusiastic and experienced instructors who are kindhearted and love horses & children.  Applicant must be over 20 years of age, English be their primary language, and have horse care and teaching experience.  Must be able to ride and do daily stable chores. Ideally an applicant will be well versed in equine management and offer fun lectures such as the ability to demonstrate putting on leg wraps, braiding, parts of the horse, nutrition, discuss colors, breeds etc.  We are a non-smoking environment.  Wonderful food, great accommodations included, high speed internet, competitive salary and time off.  Applicant must be able to work through mid August.

Contact us at 207-655-7170 or info@campnashoba.com


Posted on 4/16/15

YMCA Camp Roger

Equestrian & Assistant Coordinator

YMCA Camp Roger is looking for an equestrian coordinator and assistant coordinator for the summer.  We are located in Kamas, Utah in the Uinta Mountains.

Contact Samantha Zachrich at 801-839-3379 or szachrich@ymcasaltlake.org


Posted on 4/14/15

Miami University

Equestrian Internship

Miami University is seeking an intern to assist in the care of the equestrian facility and the horses. Interns also assist with instructing students at the Equestrian Center.

Interns will observe the principles of riding and make safety a priority. Interns will also assist with facility coverage and supervision of special events as needed.

Click here to learn more about this position and apply


Posted on 4/14/15

Gately Training Center

Training Assistant

Gately Training Center specializes in all around quarter horses and paints. We are looking for an assistant to teach, train and show.
Contact Kim Gately at 206-790-6587


Posted on 4/14/15

IIB Farms

Farm Manager

IIB Farms primarily trains Hunter and Hunter Over Fences horses. We are looking for a dependable individual to manage the farm.
Contact Liz Bentley at 417-642-5459


Posted on 4/2/15

Northern Pines Farm 

Full Time Barn Manager & Summer Internship

Full-time barn manager: This position requires a highly organized, energetic person who understands the needs and care of Hunter/Jumper show horses.  A person with a show background would be preferred but we will accept a very organized, detail oriented and self-motivated individual also.  The job would include getting the day started with feeding, making sure employees have a plan for the day, farrier and vet appointments, arena maintenance and general farm maintenance is getting done.
Summer internship:  We are offering a summer internship that includes grooming, traveling to horse shows, horse camp and beginner lessons.  This is a great opportunity for someone that wants to do a bit of riding, teaching and learning about a high functioning horse show barn.
If you have any question please feel free to call or email.  




Posted on 4/2/15

Grosse Pointe Hunt Club

Hunter/Jumper Trainer

The Grosse Pointe Hunt Club is looking for a hunter/jumper trainer (part time or full time).

Facility:  Historic facility with new barn and built in clients, located in beautiful Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Duties:  Teach lessons to adults and children, training rides on horses, take students to local B-C shows
Pay:  TBD, and possibly could include board

Contact: Doug Jones at dougjones@matruck.com


Posted on 4/1/15

Colorado State University

Breeding Farm Internship

Our 12 month Internship includes a small salary, on site housing and the knowledge to thrive in any successful reproductive facility or farm.
The application deadline is April 15th, and requires a Bachelor’s degree.
Breeding Farm Internship Application
All applicants must complete the online application and upload the following documents with their application:
1.      Submit cover letter outlining previous equine experience, educational background and career goals
2.      Current resume
3.      Transcripts
4.      Three (3) letters of recommendation

All materials must be submitted via the electronic submission process.

Contact: Leslie Butler at leslie.butler@colostate.edu


Posted on 3/27/15

Masterson Farms

Breeding Assistant

Our large international equine breeding farm is located in Somerville, Tennessee. We are seeking a self-motivated, full time Breeding Assistant to aid the Farm's Veterinarians in various reproductive tasks and to assist in foaling, mare & foal management, halter training, as well as record keeping and data entry. A very nice apartment, shared with a Resident Veterinarian, is provided. Experience with Jockey Club's "Horse Farm Management" software not required, but is a bonus.

Please contact Zak Baker at Zak@mastersonfarms.com


Posted on 3/25/15

Hassinger Equine Sports Medicine

Full Time Veterinary Assistant

Immediate Job Opening: Full time veterinary assistant position in our equine sports medicine clinic. The practice travels to quarter horse shows 80% of the year. Job includes jogging, handling, twitching horses for exams and procedures. Other responsibilities include preparing horses for joint therapies, regenerative medicine, imaging and diagnostics. Excellent customer service is a must! Work with a fun group of clients and co-workers. Pay is salary starting at $500/week plus all travel and hotel expenses. Opportunities for raises are available.
Please contact Dr. Roth with resumes and questions.
(910) 281-4845 or hassingerequineservice@yahoo.com


Posted on 3/20/15

Justamere Equestrian Center


Located in Macomb, MI- Justamere Equestrian Center runs a Hunter/Jumper lesson program. Students ride weekly on school horses. We also host a show series for students. Our riders range from beginner to advanced. We are looking for a responsible and knowledgeable individual to assist in our programs. 

Please contact Twila at 586-295-1313 for more information.


Posted on 3/16/15

Old Oak Boarding and Training Center

Barn Manager & Full Time Instructor

We are taking our time in searching for the right candidate to fulfill a position as barn manager and full time instructor at our facility in Dover, PA. A background in western and english disciplines is a must. Any experience with therapeutic lessons would just be an added bonus! Housing may even be a possibility. Please contact Renee Poff at reneepoff@yahoo.com if you are be interested in this opportunity.


Posted on 3/12/15


Multiple Positions

SmartPak is currently recruiting for several positions. Please check their website for a full listing.

SmartPak is planning to schedule interviews onsite at Equine Affaire on Friday, April 10th, 2015 between 9AM and 4PM. Interested candidates may contact them via email at jharris@smartpak.com or via phone at 774-773-1120.


Posted on 3/12/15

Camp Noah


YMCA Camp Y-Noah is looking for two summer ranch camp counselors to help with 10 weeks of summer camp,  June 8-Aug 14th, 2015.
Applicants must be over 18 years 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 (English & western) 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 you will help with morning feeding, tacking, assist in lessons, trail rides, horsemanship classes, daily barn chores and cleaning up around the property.
Typical hours would be Monday –Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm.
Housing & meals provided.  Salary position. 
If interested please fill out YMCA application and return to Susan Garside: 



815 Mt Pleasant Rd, Clinton, OH 44216


Posted 3/3/15

Camp Carson

Director & Counselors

Are you looking for a unique wrangler job this summer? Are you looking for a job where you will touch the lives of children while having the summer of a lifetime? Then YMCA Camp Carson is the job for you! YMCA Camp Carson is a summer residential camp located in Princeton, IN. We offer week long sessions for around 120 campers during the months of June and July. We have two horse specialty programs for our campers. The first is our Horseback Riding Program which allows campers to learn to ride a horse and then take trail rides. The second program is our Wrangler Program, "Horse Camp," provides campers an introduction to the responsibilities and joys of horses with lots of riding time and hands-on experience. We have 17 horses at our facility along with a barn, arena, and two pastures. Camp Carson offers campers an experience that lasts a lifetime and an environment where they are accepted, challenged, and empowered. We are seeking applicants who are dedicated to working hard and having a positive influence in the lives of children. The work is tough, but the rewards are a blessing. You will see lives change!

We are currently seeking the following positions:
Wrangler Counselors (aged 18+)
Wrangler Director (aged 21+)

For more information on job descriptions and to apply online check out our website.

If there are any questions please email employment@ymcacampcarson.org


Posted on 3/3/15

YMCA Camp Willson

Summer Camp Instructor

Here at YMCA Camp Willson we have about 50 horses in the summer that we run a ten week summer camp program with. This would include working with children ages 7-17, guided trail rides, teaching children to ride a horse for the first time, and also out trips with horses for an overnight.

Contact Danielle Berger at  937-593-9001 or dberger@ymcacolumbus.org


Posted on 3/2/15

Las Campanas Equestrian Center


The Las Campanas Equestrian Center (LCEC) is offering two (possibly three) internship positions for the 2015 season. The 3 month position(s) will begin on or around May 15th, 2015 and end on or around August 15th, 2015. The 6 month position will begin on or around June 15th, 2015 and end on or around December 15th, 2015.
We are looking for mature candidates who already have a reasonably extensive equestrian background (i.e. pony club, competition record, etc), who wish to pursue a career in the equestrian field. Candidates must be skilled in the saddle, should be able to ride and be knowledgeable in english and western disciplines, confident riding on trails, and enjoy working with adults and children alike in both group and one-on-one situations. Equine health and welfare skills as well as equipment care and use would also be a plus.
It is our goal to provide our interns with a well rounded equestrian experience during their time with us; we place a high priority on the development of young, aspiring professionals and their careers. They will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, all of our professionals including rotations with our barn management, grooming, training, coaching, and administrative staff.  Opportunities may also be available to work with Las Campandres, a therapeutic riding program specializing in children with developmental disabilities.
Because this is a private members club, all incumbents will need to act and dress accordingly, and will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
We offer interns a salary of $11 per hour + a $350 per month housing allowance, lunch is available and use of our employee fitness center is included as part of our intern compensation. There is no relocation offered at this time.
Please review our website prior to submitting a cover letter, resume, link to a video of you riding, and three quality references to KStoochnoff@clublc.com