Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted 1/23/15
Roberts Arena
Arena Management

Job Description:
The Managing Director oversees the operation of the Roberts Arena with enhanced focus on the physical plant, financial performance and daily operational oversight and direction.

Primary Responsibilities: 
-Maintain physical plant, farm equipment and machinery
-Manage efforts of Event Sales & Marketing Director to ensure revenue goals are met and marketing plan is executed
-Manage operations supervisors to ensure financial performance is met and standard operating procedures are followed
-Plan, organize, and direct the business activities of The Roberts Arena
-Establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with staff, vendors, and the community
-Develop annual budget
-Manage all human resources for the Arena (hiring, managing benefits, payroll execution, compliance standards)
-Manage and conduct all accounting procedures
-Develop and implement sales and operational protocol for cabin rentals and RV rental spaces
-Develops long-term and short-term plans for the arena and recommends changes and improvements in arena operations, staffing, facilities, and equipment
-Inspects equestrian buildings, grounds, and equipment to identify safety and sanitary hazards problems and initiates immediate or preventative maintenance measures
-Implements security measures to prevent theft and vandalism

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Posted on 1/22/15
Mustang Camp

Mustang Camp has room for four interns a month. We have an intensive academic and practical hands on training program working with wild horses from the BLM or USFS. Our mission is to work with wild horse programs to minimize captive horse suffering, promote modern training methods and campaign to create successful adoptive placements. If that is something you would be proud to support and you want to work with animals, please consider our month long summer program.

Contact Information: mustangcamp@gmail.com or 505-419-9754


Posted on 1/21/15
Camp Cheerful
Summer Interns

The Achievement Centers for Children, Camp Cheerful located in Strongsville, OH has an opening for summer interns June through August.  Serving children and adults with special needs for over 70 years, Camp Cheerful is located on 52 acres in the Mill Stream Run Metro Park Reservation.  Our PATH Premiere Accredited Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is currently looking for summer interns with horse experience to assist with the daily care of program horses and stables.  Interns will gain experience with children and adults with special needs as they assist in instructing therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities under staff supervision.  Experience with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.  Credit hours, stipend, onsite housing and meals available. Interested candidates please send resume to cory.ramsey@achievementcenters.org


Posted on 1/20/15
JLD Equine

JLD Equine is looking for an additional trainer to teach beginner riders in our growing lesson program. JLD Equine participates in local and rated shows throughout western New York (Saratoga, Syracuse, Buffalo, Elmira). In addition to their own students, this trainer would substitute in for trainers away at shows and would assist in preparing horses to go to shows.

We run eight weeks of summer camp, which can provide additional hours for a new trainer. The camp runs six hours per day with up to 12 students per session.

Our facility is located in Fairport, NY on 125 acres. We have three indoor riding arenas and four outdoor riding arenas. We are also adjacent to town property which we have permission to do trail rides on with capable students. We have roughly 60 horses at the facility, about 20 of which can be used for lessons. We have close contacts with trainers from the Finger Lakes Racetrack, which gives us access to young horses to be trained for sale. We also have a small breeding program with one or two babies born per year.

Our biggest need is for someone looking for a long-term commitment. However, since summer is our busiest time, we will consider qualified people who are looking for a summer job. We also have a small apartment available to rent for a trainer that needs housing.

Interested candidates should send a PDF of their resume to laduncan42@yahoo.com.


Posted on 1/9/15
Hillock Stables
Summer Internship
Hillock Stables is a 1,200 acre farm in south central Iowa, 40 miles south of Des Moines. We have all levels of field hunters, show jumpers and a pack of foxhounds. Activities for interns will include exercising horses, helping with chores (with the exception of mucking stalls-the horses live outside during summer), attending farrier visits, grooming, trail riding, assisting in training sessions, local showing and working with green horses.
Accommodations are available on the premises and we are also offering a small monthly stipend.
Contact Tommy Ghrist at hillock@grm.net or 641-344-6559

Posted on 1/8/15
Breeding Manager Assistant
Breezee Hill Farm is a quarter horse breeding farm located in NJ. We are looking for an assistant to work with our breeding manager. Duties will include embryo transfer, working with mares and foals, turnout, grooming, riding, halter breaking, etc.  Salary is based on experience and housing will be available.
Candidates are to apply via email to colliewmn@aol.com or phone 973-464-9599.
Posted on 12/11/14
Granada Farms is currently seeking individuals interested in a paid internship position for the 2015 breeding season. The internship begins mid-January and continues through May. Applications will be accepted through December or until the position is filled.
Granada Farms is a large commercial equine breeding facility averaging over 200 mares per year. Currently, we are involved in running and barrel Quarter horses; however, we do custom work for a number of other breeds and registries.
A qualified applicant should have completed animal reproduction, have a desire to learn and be willing to work six days a week. The chosen intern will gain hands-on experience in the following areas: collecting stallions, insemination of mares, handling mares and foals for routine veterinarian work, and various other duties as assigned by the supervisor. The individual will also be exposed to the application of embryo transfer. Opportunities for some research also exist.
Fax your resume to (979) 828-5902 or e-mail them to granadafarms@granadafarms.com
Posted on 11/24/14
We are currently seeking out equine students to join our team as interns and assist in the training, care and adoption of our Mustangs. We use applied behavior analysis to create a safe and efficient training environment. The intern will gain first-hand experience with the mustangs and behind the scenes business that is required to run a successful nonprofit.
For more information, please email: hrdept@mustangcamp.org
Posted on 11/3/14
Assistant Trainer
We are looking for an assistant trainer who is willing to teach beginner lessons as well as do some riding, local horse shows and camp. We would like someone who is dedicated and looking for a long-term position. The starting salary is $20k / year and is a full time job requiring 40 - 50 hours per week. We are looking to hire immediately.
Our brand-new facility currently has a 31 stall barn with an additional 30 stalls being built this spring. We have a 90'x180' indoor arena, a 120'x 240' outdoor arena, heated isle ways, daily turn out and full care. It is a training facility so all of our boarders are in training. We also have a strong lesson program that has been growing fast.
Please contact Shannon Meehan at 810-919-1318 or slmeehan@gmail.com.
Posted on 11/3/14
Horseback Riding Counselor
For 63 years, Circle F riding instructors have been teaching all levels of Western and English riding disciplines to campers’ ages six to sixteen.  Campers learn through programs focused on trail riding, lesson instruction, and horsemanship, including gymkhana and jumping. Beyond work at the barn, riding instructors take on the role of primary caregiver for their campers in the cabin by guiding them in their personal growth and daily living skills.
Job Requirements:
-Must be 18 year of age and been out of high school one year.
-Experience teaching Western and/or English riding disciplines to children.
-Ability to interact with campers and staff in a positive manner.
-Must have desire to work with children and be a role model in their lives.
-Must live a life that is worthy of being a role model to our campers.
-Live and care for 10 campers’ age six to sixteen for 10 weeks in a cabin.
-Willingness to work long hours with little personal time.  Six days on and one day off schedule.
-CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
-Summer Salary $2,300.00 - $2,600.00 based on experience.
-Comprehensive staff training covering youth development.
-Room and Board for the duration of the camp program.
Apply Online or contact us at 863-676-4113.
Posted on 11/3/14
Summer Camp Program
We have opportunities for a Horseback Riding Director and Camp Counselor/Horseback Riding Instructor.
Horseback Riding Director:
1. Plan, direct and supervise a safe and fun horseback riding program
2. Train and supervise horseback riding staff
3. Manage 15 horses, supervise physical facilities (barn and riding rings) and equipment in the horseback riding program area
Camp Counselor/Horseback Riding Instructor
1.Work with a co-counselor to direct the program for 8 campers
2.Teach in the horseback riding program and perform barn chores
3.Teach in other activity areas at camp
Camp WeHakee has girls who come to camp for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. Many of our girls are enrolled in our horseback-riding program. We need staff that can work effectively with girls and provide a safe and skill-based equestrian program. All of our staff participate in other activities at the camp. Activities at WeHaKee include tennis, swimming, sailing, canoeing, dance, theater, outdoor camping and much more!
Apply Online or contact us at 800-582-2267 or office@campwehakee.com.