Equestrian Job Opportunities


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Posted on 4/15/14

Trowbridge's LTD.


Trowbridge's LTD. is a nationally based Arabian training and breeding farm in Bridgewater, CT about an hour and a half out of NYC.  We have an opening this spring for an assistant in the training barn who is looking for an opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge base in all aspects of the horse business.  This position will assist in the training of 40+ horse and rider teams of all disciplines, primarily English, Country, Hunter pleasure and driving horses. 

We also have an energetic lesson program and would like someone who enjoys teaching beginner and younger riders while encouraging them to become horse owners and showmen.  Housing and utilities are included with salary, and we are well known for providing an excellent foundation and great work environment for our employees, many of whom are still working in the horse business as trainers as well as in other positions.

 We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. 

Contact Mary Trowbridge:




Posted on 4/15/14

Achievement Centers for Children’s Camp Cheerful

Summer Intern

Full-Time Barn Manager

Therapeutic Horsemanship – Summer Intern

The Achievement Centers for Children's 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.  Candidate is paid a stipend, with onsite housing and meals available.  

Please visit our website www.achievementcenters.org for more information about Camp Cheerful.  Interested candidates please send resume to cory.ramsey@achievementcenters.org

Barn Manager – Full Time Position

Make a difference in the lives of young children and their families by bringing your talents to Achievement Centers for Children Camp Cheerful’s Therapeutic Horsemanship Program!

We are seeking a Barn Coordinator for our Therapeutic Horsemanship Program.  This position will be responsible for the daily care and management of 10 horses, developing and implementing individualized training programs for each horse to include lunging, schooling and performing health care treatments.  You will supervise and lead volunteers, interns, staff and participants with special needs with barn chores, riding classes and special event activities.  You will manage the facility and grounds; including maintenance of riding arena’s and trails.
The qualified candidate will have PATH or CHA certification (or willing to obtain).  A degree in Therapeutic Horsemanship or Equine Management/Sciences. is preferred. You must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and work in various weather conditions. You must be at least 21 years of age with previous experience in riding (multiple disciplines) natural horsemanship, herd management, teaching, and training. A friendly disposition and team player is required and willingness to learn proven professional policies and procedures. This position is full time with benefits.  Your schedule can be flexible and you need to be available on call as necessary.  

Please send resume to cory.ramsey@achievementctrs.org


Posted on 4/15/14

McNeill Performance Horses


McNeill Performance Horses in Newark Ohio, is looking for a Intern that could turn into a full time position. Housing provided and salary depends on experience. 

Please contact:

Kimberly McNeill 


email: mcneillhatfield@yahoo.com


Posted on 4/10/14

Fine Line Stables

Summer Internship

FineLine Stables is currently looking for individuals to fill its 2014 summer internship program. FineLine is a 40-stall facility housed on 30 acres in Springboro Ohio, and specializes in the training and showing of American Saddlebreds in saddle seat and driving competition. With 40+ years of showing and equine experience, founder and trainer, Mary Kay Zimmerly, looks to impart practical and specialized hands-on education to those who show a dedicated interest in equine studies.

Interns in the FineLine Program will be exposed to the following:
-Total Care
-Horse Show Competition
-Personal Riding Instruction
-Instruction of Youth Riders
-Medical, Dental, and Ferrier Services
-Coordination of Multiple Youth Horsemanship Activities
-Creation of Lesson Programs
-Business Training 
-Exposure to the Therapeutic Riding Institute (TRI) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Therapeutic-Riding-Institute-Inc/231103673578943

-Must be 18+ years to apply (anyone < 18 is welcome to contact program coordinator for alternate exposure opportunities).
-This is an UNPAID internship! Applicants are encouraged to seek additional part-time employment while enrolled in this internship.
-Previous equine experience preferred, but not required.
-All participants are required to sign a waiver upon acceptance.
-Minimal housing is available on-site, but interns are highly encouraged to seek their own housing.

Additional Details:
-Application Deadline: Monday, April 27th 2014
-Start Date: Monday, May 5th 2014 (flexible to applicant availability)
-End Date: Monday, August 25th 2014 (flexible to applicant availability)
- Please email  Katlin Zimmerly (Internship Coordinator) at zimmerly.katlin@gmail.com for an application
-Applications will be reviewed when the deadline closes. Qualified applicants will then receive a phone interview. Spots are limited!


Posted on 4/2/14

Hollis Ranch, L.L.C.

Barn Manager

This is a full time opportunity for the true Equine Professional. Responsibilities include typical barn/farm chores, lots of riding, training, lessons, etc. You must be an excellent rider and have experience in training and giving lessons. Your abilities with multiple disciplines is an asset. Impeccable references are required.


Proven track record in the Equine field.
Must be an excellent rider with experience in Western & English disciplines.
Training, lessons, etc.
Must be physically fit to handle typical farm work/barn chores.





Posted on 3/28/14

Grosse Pointe Hunt Club

Program/Riding Director

The GPHC is a historic hunter jumper riding program located in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan – an upscale suburb about 15 minutes from downtown Detroit.  Our facility consists of indoor and outdoor rings, and a 50 stall barn on 14 acres in the heart of the city.  We have school horses and ponies, along with an established boarding and lesson clientele.  We have a staff in place including stable hands and part-time instructors.
We are looking to fill the position of Program/Riding Director.  This position would include a salary plus commissions along with a possible housing option and benefits.  Duties would include management of the entire equestrian portion of our operation, including barn and lesson horse management, lessons, training, showing etc.
We are looking for an accomplished teacher/rider, who also has the management skills to pull our program together.  This would include a fair amount of work with children and rebuilding that part of our program.  The successful candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, good with children and have superb horse management and riding/teaching skills.

Contact: Doug Jones


Posted on 3/21/14

Camp Wise

Horseback Riding Activity Specialist

We are looking for a horseback riding activity specialist. This person will be supervised by a the program area supervisor. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working with multiple horses and can teach western riding. Ideally this person is 19+


Rachel Felber: Assistant Director, Camp Wise
(216) 593-6228


Posted on 3/19/14

Premier Dressage Stables

Trainers Assistant 

Premier Dressage Stables is looking for a working student to assist in the training of horses. There will be opportunities to work at the farm doing various jobs. Housing is available. Please E-mail  your experience or resume to lyndaweese@gmail.com.


Posted on 3/11/14

Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center

Internship & Full Time Instructor

The Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center (NWNHC), near Seattle, is looking for students who are studying and/or planning an equine career, to participate in 3- and 6-month internships.  These are real work experience internships and not "free labor and stall mucking."  Interns will work under the tutelage of professional instructors and trainers to learn what being an equine professional really requires.  NWNHC interns have gone on to become nationally-recognized Parelli Professionals, independent trainers/instructors or chosen to just enjoy their own equine experiences.  For more details and application instructions, visit: http://www.nwnhc.com/html/internship.htm

NWNHC is also seeking horsewomen and men, another full-time instructor/trainer to add to its staff.  Candidate should have professional experience teaching natural horsemanship. Responsibilities include teaching children and adults, training and starting horses, assisting with kids camps, planning and managing events by visiting clinicians, herd management, and more. Compensation based upon experience and revenue potential.  Interested candidates should send letter of introduction and resume including work and horse background, along with three references, to nwnhc@nwnhc.com


Posted on 3/10/14

Camp Swoneky

Oregonia, Ohio

Camp Swoneky is a Christian resident  summer camp owned by the Salvation Army. We are looking for students who would be interested in working at our camp this summer with our horse program. We have 7 horses: 2 of which are miniature. We do lead (pony) rides  with the kids and some basic grooming instruction. We hire 2 equestrian counselors who are responsible for the grooming, feeding, and stall clean up as well as the pony rides during our programs.

If you are interested please contact:

Sherry Machado, Assistant Camp Director
Office:( 513)-932-1794
Fax: (513) 932-8831
Cell:  (513)-313-4352


Posted on 2/26/14

Summer 2014 Wrangler Job Openings

Wrangler Job Duties:
Horseback Trail Guide
Assist guests with grooming and saddling
Care for 20+ string of guest horses – feed, doctor, groom, train
Maintain cleanliness and proper functioning tack
Responsible for cleaning and organization of barn and tack room
Feed team penning cattle
Participate and help facilitate team penning with guests
Provide basic horseback lessons upon guest request
Assist with loading and unloading hay
Entertain guests throughout the day and evening activities
Assist with kitchen duties during meal times (dishes, serving, eating with guests)
Help with cleaning the ranch facilities on turnover day
Assist with ground maintenance
Assist with any other ranch related work
Constant communication with owner of all livestock injuries or health issues

Monthly Salary
Tip Share
Room and Board (All staff is required to live on property)

Contact Information:
wrangler@kdguestranch.com or call 740-796-0099


Posted on 2/26/14

John Irish Performance Horses
Eagle Point, Oregon
Assistant Trainer & Summer Intern

NRHA Professional John Irish is looking for both a summer intern as well as a full time assistant trainer. We are looking for hard working, capable individuals who want to learn about every aspect of the Reining horse industry. Experience with 2yos a plus. We breed, raise, train and show reining horses and compete both regionally as well as at the NRHA Futurity & Derby.

Contact: Rosie Irish
541-840-1579 or reiningrosie@gmail.com


Posted on 2/25/14

Serenity Farm


Currently enrolled in an OT, OTA, PT, PTA, Speech or Education program
Maintain a 3.0 grade point average
Must complete an “In Barn” training prior to participation
Obtain approval from Department Chair to approve internship

Assigned to create treatment plan for one client to co-facilitate with PATH certified riding instructor.
Follow all standards and procedures of Serenity Farm Equestrian Center as a Side Walker

8-10 week internship
Summer, Fall, Spring intern hours
Working up to 10 hours per week in programing

To find out more please call: 419-833-1308.


Posted on 2/24/14

Camp Cheerful

Summer Equine Intern

The Achievement Centers for Children's 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.  Candidate is paid a stipend, with onsite housing and meals available.  

Interested candidates please send resume to cory.ramsey@achievementcenters.org


Posted on 2/19/14

Camp Christopher

Bath, OH

Camp Christopher is taking applications for summer positions.  Individuals must enjoy the outdoors and making a difference in the life of a child.  The ideal candidate has experience working with children and has experience in working at a stable, teaching riding and/or caring for horses.
Departments and Information:
Resident Camp – Overnight Staff – 2 positions needed
June 4 – August 15
Must be at least 18 years old
Salary:  $308 per week
Position(s):  Stables Assistant
Resident Camp – Department Staff – Day Only – 3 positions needed
June 4 – August 15
Must be at least 18 years old
Salary: $215 per week
Position (s): Stables Assistant
 Leadership Position – $425/week- Day Only
This position is appropriate for the highly trained, experienced candidate. The ideal candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, or have the experience generally represented by such a degree, by start of employment.
-Stables Department Coordinator – 1 needed
-certified as an instructor from a nationally recognized organization/riding school obtained within the past 3 years OR
-has documented endorsements of successful recent experience in formal horseback riding instruction
-Must be at least 21 years old

Please visit campchris.org and click on “Careers” to apply


Posted on 2/13/14

Kennolyn Camps

Equestrian Coordinator

Since 1946, Kennolyn Camps have welcomed campers and staff from around the world to a beautiful 300 acre camp property in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Atop the hill is an Equestrian Facility with a barn, stalls, paddocks, and 3 riding rings. The Equestrian Coordinator oversees all programs that occur at the facility, leading a team of excellent riding staff throughout the summer (early June through late August). Primary responsibilities include:
-Oversee feeding of all animals each morning and evening plus the cleaning of pastures, stalls and cages each day. Supervise the barn hand and cover some of the shifts when necessary.
-Oversee the health of the animals including coordinating farrier and vet visits and caring for a sick animals overnight, when necessary.
-Schedule horses’ riding assignments.
-Coordinate daily grooming and bathing of the horses.
-Organize and regularly inspect tack and proper usage.
-Sleep onsite 6 nights a week to hear if an animal is in distress. (housing provided)
-Twice daily visual inspection of the animals to ensure they are well.
-Supervise 5-6 riding staff and 1 stable mucker.
-Before camp starts and during camp, exercise and prepare horses.
-Maintain a detailed log of horse activity (hours worked, problems, health issues, etc.)
-Other duties as assigned.

For more information, contact Andrew Townsend (andrew@kennolyn.com

Or Apply On Their Website


Posted on 2/12/14

Fernwood Cove

Horseback Riding Instructor

Fernwood Cove is a traditional summer camp for girls (with a co-ed staff) located in Harrison, Maine. Fernwood Cove offers spirit, philosophy and an outstanding camp experience for girls of all ages. Fernwood Cove camp programs combine the founding principle of simple living in the out-of-doors with the warmth of community.
The Fernwood Cove Horse program is a holistic program based on the philosophies of natural horsemanship.  Campers of all riding abilities participate in on-ground and on-horseback activities allowing them to grow as both individuals and riders.  The Fernwood Cove Horse Program has an established curriculum that provides each camper the opportunity for continual growth and progression.  The structure of the Horse Program ensures each camper continues to build her skills from week to week and summer to summer. 

Have any questions or want to find out more about this terrific opportunity?
Please contact me, Marran Linsky, Assistant Director, Fernwood Cove at:
Email: marran@fernwoodcove.com
Phone: 1-207-583-2381 ext. 205
Click Here To Apply


Posted on 2/6/13

Laramie County Community College

Ag/Equine Facilities Manager

Laramie County Community College has an opening for an full time ag/equine facilities manager position in Cheyenne, WY. This position is in detail on our website and we are looking for some outstanding candidates. Screening will likely begin at the first of March.



Posted on 2/3/14

Vershire Riding School

Summer Riding Instructor
We are a combined training riding camp for children ages 9-17 and adults.
Beginner through novice level of instruction.
Each camper receives his/her own horse for the camp session.
4 hours of mounted lessons daily.
We are located on over 400 acres of beautiful Vermont countryside!
5 Dressage arenas, Show arena, Cross Country courses, 2 stadium fields, indoor riding arena & miles of amazing trails.

Private room & board for you and horse, plus salary.