Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 12/11/14
Granada Farms

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
Mustang Camp

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
Empire Farm
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
Circle F Dude Ranch
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
WeHaKee Camp for GIrls
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.


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.