Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 10/24/14
Harris Paints
Summer Internship

Harris Paint Horses of Federalsburg, Md. has an opening for a summer internship. Housing and living stipend is provided. Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to collect stallions, inseminate mares, process semen for cooled transport and freeze semen. Intern will also work with halter breaking weanlings, fitting weanlings and yearlings for futurities, break two year olds, etc.

Applicants must have experience of working with young horses and starting two years old
For further details about the position:
Please email us at harrispainthorses@gmail.com or phone (410) 754-9566.  
For a virtual tour of our facility visit the "about us" page  at www.harrispainthorses.com.


Posted 10/23/14
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Equine Apprentice

The equine apprenticeship program at University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a unique and intensive opportunity for students that have graduated from an equine–related associate or bachelor’s degree program to further their industry skills and gain valuable work experience. Apprentices spend one year living, working, and training at the UMass Hadley Farm with the herd of Bay State Morgans and Hanoverians UM. The apprenticeship includes all areas of equine management, breeding, and training. Apprentices gain experience working with the Director of Equine Management, Director of Equine Training, and Veterinary Reproductive Specialist.

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Posted on 10/22/14
People & Animal Learning Services (PALS)
Full Time Facility Manager

The Facility Manager (FM) will ensure all program horses' and boarded horses' daily needs are met. Duties include, but are not limited to daily feeding, provision of water, turning out, mucking stalls/paddocks, and bedding stalls as prescribed for each horse’s needs. Responsibilities related to the tracking and stocking of grain, supplements, hay, supplies and bedding as well as general property maintenance as needed for horse safety are included.

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Posted on 10/17/14
Assistant Barn Manager & Full Time Barn Staff
Sweet Briar College is looking for two barn staff positions.  One is a Wing Captain position - similar to an assistant barn manager.  This person will be in charge of 15-20 horses, and will supervise 2-3 student workers.  During the school year, they do not have to muck stalls, and during the summer, they will have a rotational schedule that requires them to muck stalls a couple days a week.
The second position is a full time barn staff position.  Their shift would cover weekends and 3 weekdays.  Job duties include horse care as well as some light facility care (weed eating, mostly).
There is housing available on campus, and the rent is fairly inexpensive.

Email eallen@sbc.edu, or call (434) 381-6116 (weekdays) for further information.

Posted on 10/13/14
Breeding Farm Internship
Diamond Creek Farm has an exciting opportunity for 2 interns at our Wellsville, PA stallion and broodmare farm. To maximize the experience and education, our interns will alternate mornings in the lab or in the office. The experience you gain will encompass many aspects of horse-breeding industry:
-Assisting with semen collection and processing, including lab set-up and cleanup
-Assisting with insemination of mares
-Mare pregnancy checks and check-ups
-Foaling out mares and providing initial care to newborn foals
-Taking semen collection calls from clients and processing the shipment paperwork
-Driving to pick up/deliver semen shipments to outside farms, airport, etc.
-Other basic barn tasks, i.e. feeding/watering, stall cleaning, grooming, etc.
Qualified applicants will have experience handling mares and young stock, a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and the ability to stand, kneel, and/or squat for extended periods of time and ability to lift 
upwards of 50 lbs. 

In addition to the invaluable experience, our interns will be provided with housing, including utilities, plus $175 salary perk week. Interns will be responsible for their own transportation, cell phone, cable, and Internet. 

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and reference to diamondcreek2@gmail.com
Posted on 10/13/14
Barn Manager / Lead Instructor / Riding Instructors
Falling Creek is a traditional, high adventure summer camp located just outside of Asheville, NC.  We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to have an amazing experience working as a Youth Development Professional.  At camp, our staff serve in many roles as a mentor, role model and dedicated leader for our campers through daily interactions and teaching an activity that you are passionate about, horseback riding.
Falling Creek Camp's programs are second to none when it comes to the quality of instruction and leadership of our staff.  We are currently accepting applications for barn manager / lead instructor and riding instructors.  Falling Creek has 20+ horses we keep year-round with 600 acres with miles of trails to ride, 2 instructional riding rings and a fun working atmosphere.  Our season runs from May to mid-August.  We offer competitive pay, room and board, and paid time off.  If you are interested in working at Falling Creek Camp and working with the very best people this summer, please go to our website and apply online
Contact: Jim Goodrum at  jim@fallingcreek.com

Posted on 9/18/14
Stewart Home  School
Part-Time Instructor

Stewart Home is a residential school for Intellectually Disabled students located in Frankfort, KY.  We have a large Equestrian Program involving 140 of our 350 residents.  We are currently looking for a part-time instructor to assist teaching English, Western, and Driving lessons to our residents.  The position is for two days and one evening a week with the possibility of more hours in other areas of the school. 

Please have interested persons contact Stewart Home at 502-227-4821 and ask for Betsy, send emails to eqcenter@stewarthome.com, or call 502-320-1553 and ask for David.


Posted on 9/5/14
Internship / Working Student- (2 positions)

This is primarily a riding/teaching job and would be great for a student who is looking to further their skills. We are seeking an energetic and dedicated equestrian to fill our working student position at our premiere facility located in Raleigh, NC. We have a large hunter and jumper lesson program. Job does require helping with barn chores when needed, but it is not a stall cleaning position. The candidate must be at least 18 years old, have a valid drivers license, own transportation and be a non-smoker. The candidate must have prior riding and show experience. Student must be reliable, responsible, and willing to take instruction and work in a professional manner with staff and clients.
Requires ability to work with Beginners-Intermediate riders. Must have an understanding and working knowledge of American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System. Must be able to jump a 2’6” course without supervision. Exp. Rider 3’6” a plus.
Responsibilities Include:
Help Training and Schooling rides for lesson/ client horses. 
Help  high school and middle school IEA team.
Hold horses for vet and farrier.
Travel to horse shows and some hacking/showing at shows (stall cleaning at shows).
Clipping a plus.
Living arrangements will be small cottages on the farm shared with one or two other working students.
They are Furnished and have TV/Internet/utilities.
A small weekly stipend is also awarded.
Time Frame:  1 semester – 1 year.
Riding videos required in application and 3 references.

Contact: Stella Prescott at 843-247-3378 or sprescott@macnairscountryacres.com

Posted on 9/5/14
Blue Elephant Farm
Job duties include grooming, some stall cleaning, and riding a few horses per day. Candidate will be required to travel to Florida from January - March. These horses and the owners all fox hunt. Experience hunting isn't necessary, but candidate should have experience jumping and be comfortable with cross country. We are looking for someone from January (preferably late December) to May.
Contact Jennifer Racey at (540) 878-7418 or email bef6074@gmail.com
Posted on 9/2/14
Trainer/Breeding Manager Assistant
Harris Paints of Federalsburg, Md. has an opening for a full time trainer/breeding manager assistant.  Housing is provided.   Applicants must have experience working with young horses and starting two year olds. 
For further details about the position:
Please email us at harrispainthorses@gmail.com or phone (410) 754-9566.  
For a virtual tour of our facility visit the "about us" page  at www.harrispainthorses.com.