Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 7/14/15

D&A Performance Horses


D&A Performance Horses in Franklinville, NY is looking for an individual to run their own training business out of our facility. We have a great group of existing clients that are very devoted to their horses and showing. We are located within a couple hours of Centre Hall, Syracuse, and the Hamburg Showplex. The owner of the facility provides the use of his truck and trailer, along with insurance as farm's trainer. Our facility is ideal for someone looking to start up his or her own program.

Contact: Sarah Pankow at sarahpankow12@gmail.com or (860)227-3941


Posted on 6/17/15

Kentucky Equine Research


The Kentucky Equine Research facility is offering year long internships. Opportunities are available to gain additional experience and to build your resume. See below for additional details about our internship programs.

Available Internships
Phone: 859-873-1988
E-mail: cwhitehouse@ker.com


Posted 6/16/15

Meadow Ridge Farm

Barn Assistant

Meadow Ridge Farm (located in Midland, MI) has a unique opportunity for those with extensive horse experience , such as barn management, facility cleaning, directing weekend help and aiding in the day to day business of a boarding facility. There is the possibility of teaching lessons and training horses depending on the ability of the applicant.

The successful applicant will be expected to live in a single bedroom apartment at the facility. Additional responsibilities with compensation are available based on applicant skills and abilities.
Meadow Ridge operates a facility with an indoor riding arena, a heated stable, 13 horse stalls, a wash stall, a grain room, two outdoor arenas, a round pen, seven wood fence paddocks, seven additional wire rope fenced areas and access to riding trails.

Past experience has shown required duties average 15 hours per week, given the additional staff. This leaves the successful applicant considerable time to offer lessons and events and, perhaps, train horses. Applicant is expected to use the existing facilities to do so. Applicant and proprietor will split the fees for these services as negotiated.

Please contact Sue at 989-832-3323.  Applicant will be expected to provide references for their training and management experiences.


Posted 6/11/15

Full-Time Groom

We are seeking a year around, full time groom position, for an exceptional hunter/jumper facility.

- Min. 3 years work experience as a groom for competition horses
- Able to travel to horse shows and work as needed (unencumbered)
- Be familiar with hunter/jumper classes and shows, former competitors preferred
- Based in NY during summer months and FL during winter
- Background check and drug test required
- Must have a valid and clean driver license

For more details, please send resume or message with details of education and work history to sbuffalojob@gmail.com.


Posted on 6/2/15

Trails End Equestrian Center

Hunt Seat Instructor/ Assistant Trainer

We are wiring a hard working person with great people skills for a full time position at our equestrian facility in Dayton, Ohio. Must have a strong background in Hunter/Jumper and enjoy teaching both adults and youth. Candidate should also have a solid background in stable management, and be capable of helping with horses in training.
Duties include:

-Care of lesson horses, tack room and equipment/ feeding/turn out
-Organizing supplements and blanketing

-Teaching beginners and all H/J lessons

-Lounging and riding training horses

-Taking students to shows/help run shows on the farm
Salary/ Benefits
-Two bedroom home / Utilities

-Board for one horse

-Base salary $1000.00 plus percentage of money you bring in per month.
-Would like someone to start late July

-Prefer no pets/ Cats and Dogs are provided
Email resume to: sue@trailsend.biz
Call with questions: Sue Black at 937-835-5062


Posted on 6/1/15

Lander University

Equestrian Coach

The Equestrian Coach is responsible for all aspects of coaching the equestrian team including recruiting, coaching, training and competing at shows. Assists with the acquisition and maintenance of horses. Responsible for summer camps.
For more information and to apply, click here


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

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