Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 7/21/14
Red Rose Stables

Red Rose Stables is a boarding facility in Bucyrus, OH.  The stables contains 23 stalls total, with nearly ten open currently, along with an approximately 90’ by 120’ indoor arena, an outdoor round pen, indoor wash rack and two tack rooms, feed rooms, along with hay storage, and two outdoor grass turnouts.  In search of a trainer to come in and start their business in our barn.  We have always had many inquires about lessons given at the barn and different types of training.  We offer stalls at basic rent for $85.00 a month.  

Contact: Jeff Ash- (419) 689-9314


Posted on 6/4/14

Red Gate Farm


We are looking for a groom to perform duties of Stall work, handling horses, bandaging, grooming, placing horses on/off jogging machine and various other duties associated with thoroughbred race horses. The farm is looking ideally for a full-time person who can live on the premises or within easy driving distance. Hours would mostly be early morning to early afternoon. Pay would be negotiable with owners based on experience. This is a great opportunity to work with horses on a beautiful horse farm.

Contact:  Larry E. Smith cell # 513-382-4410     email  horsetrainer@embarqmail.com


Posted on 5/27/14

Southview Inc. 

Internships/Full Time

Southview Inc. is a hunter/jumper barn in Fort Wayne, IN and we are interested in hiring students for internships or full time work. We provide housing. We would love to start one or two people ASAP!

Sandra Dalman


Posted on 5/19/14

Quality Acres

Freelance Instructor/Trainer

Quality Acres has an opportunity for a freelance instructor and/or trainer to establish a following. We are also offering opportunities to run clinics.

Contact: Lydia Lauck



Posted on 5/15/14

C. Jarvis Insurance Agency, Inc.

Administrative Assistant


Provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects.

Job Duties:
-Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, and forms control.
-Analyzing horse show results, creating labels, and sending out congratulation cards.
-Provides information by answering questions and requests.
-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
-Maintains continuity of work operations by documenting and communicating needed actions to management; discovering irregularities; determining continuing needs.
-Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions.
-Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.


Equine Knowledge, Problem Solving Skills, Professionalism, Ability to Analyze Information, Reporting Skills, Microsoft Office Skills, Verbal and Written Communication Skills

Apply today! Email resumes to Sandy Jarvis at sandrajarvis@jarvisinsurance.com


Posted on 5/12/14

VERITAS Equestrian Center

Equine and Facility Management Internship

VERITAS Equestrian Center is a privately owned horse boarding facility located at 8635 NW 121st St., Grimes, Iowa.  The 25 acre facility is on the NW corner of the Des Moines Metro just 15 minutes to downtown. VERITAS has large indoor and outdoor riding arenas, an outdoor round pen, 32 indoor stalls including 9 in a heated barn, heated wash bay, and concrete alley ways in both front and back barns. VERTIAS also offers outdoor dry lot and pasture boarding, and has turn out lots for indoor horses.

VERITAS Equestrian Center is offering an internship to assist us in expansion of the program. There is a possibility  that this position could turn into a full time barn management position.  We have on site housing available.

Résumés will be accepted at veritas@veritasequestriancenter.com.


Posted on 5/8/14

McGrath Stables 

Summer Intern

McGrath Stables is located in Cement City, Michigan and is looking for a student to intern over the summer. Duties will include assisting in the barn, helping with the grounds and opportunities to show. 

Interested candidates may contact Cheryl McGrath  at 517-592-2941 or 517-960-4239(cell)


Posted on 4/25/14

River Styx Stables

Lesson Manager


River Styx Stables  is  a small horse farm in Medina, Ohio that has provided riding lessons and training to the local community for over 15 years.  We are looking to start our lesson program back up. 

We are offering an opportunity to have a facility and horses/ponies to get started with.  The person would need to work with the horses and get them back up to speed (safety) for student (especially beginners).  Once acclimated with the farm and the horses, the right person could build a successful riding program and/or training program. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter explaining your goals operating out of our farm. 

Cynthia Cooper
330-335-6007 (farm)
330-321-6503 (cell)


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


Line 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.