Equestrian Job Opportunities

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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

Click here for more information


Posted on 4/28/15


Summer Horse Staff

Longacre is a summer leadership camp located in Newport, Pennsylvania. Longacre uses the summer to prepare ambitious 8-18 year olds for long term success.
Longacre is hiring summer horse staff for our horsemanship program. Of the 13 activity periods in a given week, horse staff will spend 10-13 at the barn.
Horse staff will lead small groups of teenagers age 12-18, usually 3-5 at one time. At our facility, the highest emphasis is placed on safety. Camper abilities range from novice to intermediate. We start with education and groundwork, from tack room to herd dynamics. Horse staff will lead lessons in the ring and out on the trail. Daily chores are completed without campers. Horse staff also have typical camp counselor duties. In other words, no counselor at Longacre is separate from the group — we are building an inclusive community.
-At least 21-years-old by June 23rd, 2015.
-First Aid and CPR certified (we can help with this).
-Passion for horses and people.
Dates & Compensation
-June 18th to August 9th, 2015.
 -$2,350-$2,850 plus room and board. One day off per week.
Click here to apply


Posted on 4/28/15

Magic Moments Stable

Summer & Full Time Staff

Magic Moments Stable is an equine facility in Houston, TX, and we are currently looking for staff for our summer season and also for a few permanent training/instructor positions.
We're looking for staff able to assist with our day camp and lesson program, transitioning to training and lessons the rest of the year for full time employment. All positions are paid with free housing with a 5.5-day work week.
Contact Colleen Crawforth at (937)723-0791 or colleen@magicmomentsstable.com


Posted on 4/24/15

Millbrook Tack

Department Leaders

Millbrook Tack has a great opportunity available for a professional looking to start their career in the horse industry. 

We are currently seeking two passionate individuals that would eagerly enjoy working with our local horse community as department leaders.  Please click here to learn more.  


Posted on 4/20/15

Camp Nashoba North

English Riding Instructor

Nashoba is a traditional summer camp that offers a huntseat riding program filled with hands-on learning experiences. We seek enthusiastic and experienced instructors who are kindhearted and love horses & children.  Applicant must be over 20 years of age, English be their primary language, and have horse care and teaching experience.  Must be able to ride and do daily stable chores. Ideally an applicant will be well versed in equine management and offer fun lectures such as the ability to demonstrate putting on leg wraps, braiding, parts of the horse, nutrition, discuss colors, breeds etc.  We are a non-smoking environment.  Wonderful food, great accommodations included, high speed internet, competitive salary and time off.  Applicant must be able to work through mid August.

Contact us at 207-655-7170 or info@campnashoba.com


Posted on 4/16/15

YMCA Camp Roger

Equestrian & Assistant Coordinator

YMCA Camp Roger is looking for an equestrian coordinator and assistant coordinator for the summer.  We are located in Kamas, Utah in the Uinta Mountains.

Contact Samantha Zachrich at 801-839-3379 or szachrich@ymcasaltlake.org


Posted on 4/14/15

Miami University

Equestrian Internship

Miami University is seeking an intern to assist in the care of the equestrian facility and the horses. Interns also assist with instructing students at the Equestrian Center.

Interns will observe the principles of riding and make safety a priority. Interns will also assist with facility coverage and supervision of special events as needed.

Click here to learn more about this position and apply


Posted on 4/14/15

Gately Training Center

Training Assistant

Gately Training Center specializes in all around quarter horses and paints. We are looking for an assistant to teach, train and show.
Contact Kim Gately at 206-790-6587


Posted on 4/14/15

IIB Farms

Farm Manager

IIB Farms primarily trains Hunter and Hunter Over Fences horses. We are looking for a dependable individual to manage the farm.
Contact Liz Bentley at 417-642-5459


Posted on 4/2/15

Northern Pines Farm 

Full Time Barn Manager & Summer Internship

Full-time barn manager: This position requires a highly organized, energetic person who understands the needs and care of Hunter/Jumper show horses.  A person with a show background would be preferred but we will accept a very organized, detail oriented and self-motivated individual also.  The job would include getting the day started with feeding, making sure employees have a plan for the day, farrier and vet appointments, arena maintenance and general farm maintenance is getting done.
Summer internship:  We are offering a summer internship that includes grooming, traveling to horse shows, horse camp and beginner lessons.  This is a great opportunity for someone that wants to do a bit of riding, teaching and learning about a high functioning horse show barn.
If you have any question please feel free to call or email.  




Posted on 4/2/15

Grosse Pointe Hunt Club

Hunter/Jumper Trainer

The Grosse Pointe Hunt Club is looking for a hunter/jumper trainer (part time or full time).

Facility:  Historic facility with new barn and built in clients, located in beautiful Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Duties:  Teach lessons to adults and children, training rides on horses, take students to local B-C shows
Pay:  TBD, and possibly could include board

Contact: Doug Jones at dougjones@matruck.com


Posted on 4/1/15

Colorado State University

Breeding Farm Internship

Our 12 month Internship includes a small salary, on site housing and the knowledge to thrive in any successful reproductive facility or farm.
The application deadline is April 15th, and requires a Bachelor’s degree.
Breeding Farm Internship Application
All applicants must complete the online application and upload the following documents with their application:
1.      Submit cover letter outlining previous equine experience, educational background and career goals
2.      Current resume
3.      Transcripts
4.      Three (3) letters of recommendation

All materials must be submitted via the electronic submission process.

Contact: Leslie Butler at leslie.butler@colostate.edu