Horseback Riding Staff

Our riding program teaches campers many aspects of English riding, focusing on effective communication with the horse using proper cues and aids, skill development from beginner riders through advanced and using horses to enhance a girl’s self image. All riders will have the opportunity to ride not only in the arena, but on the trails as well. The more advanced riders will add jumping to their classes and there is opportunity to be on the camp’s drill team at the end of the summer. Our goal is to teach riding skills and horse care in a safe and fun atmosphere. Click here for more information about our riding program.

Horseback Riding Director (filled for 2020)

Responsibilities

Implement program goals of helping campers progress in their riding ability, organize the overall riding program (maintain equipment and tack, clean barn, pasture, and trails) supervise the other riding staff (delegate responsibilities, assign classes to teach or assist, etc), and care for the horse herd on a daily basis (feeding, grooming, watering, administer 1staid as needed, etc). Other duties include riding instruction with campers ages 8 to 16.

Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Possess skills and confidence in leading and organizing English horsemanship with children.
  • Must be confident in teaching riders to ride at walk, trot, canter, post trot, jumping position, and jumping using the correct position with appropriate aids and cues.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Current certification as a horseback riding instructor or have documented training and experience.
Campers ride horses into the water
Campers participate in horseback riding exercise

Horseback Riding Assistant

Responsibilities

Assisting in the delivery and daily care of horses and the horseback riding program to ensure a safe, fun, and camper appropriate program. To provide assistance to the overall riding program through daily maintenance (tack, equipment, barn, pastures) and the daily care of horses (feeding, watering, grooming, tacking, and minor veterinary care).

Qualifications

  • Current certification in horseback riding or documented equivalent experience.
  • Preferred certification in first aid and CPR.
  • Some prior supervision of a horseback riding program similar to the camp.
  • Experience in supervising other horseback riding staff is desirable.

Equine Management and Instructor Internship

Responsibilities

Assisting in the management, delivery, and daily care of horses and horseback riding program to ensure a safe, fun, and camper appropriate program.  To provide assistance to the overall riding program through daily maintenance (tack, equipment, barn, and pasture) and the daily care of horses (feeding, watering, grooming, tacking, and minor veterinary care). To assist the Riding Director in lesson planning and special event coordination.

Qualifications

  • Current certification in horseback riding or documented equivalent experience.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification preferred
  • All majors accepted.
    • Equine science or management emphasis preferred.
    • Other areas accepted with adequate equine knowledge.
  • 200 level internship: 1-2 credits (Internship for credit is facilitated by you with your university).