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

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

Assist in the development and delivery of the horseback riding program that is safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities. This includes teaching and evaluating the abilities of the campers. Assist in the care and maintenance of the horses and related equipment.

Qualifications

  • Prefer at least 21 years old.
  • Current certification in horseback riding or documented equivalent experience.
  • Prior supervision of a horseback riding program similar to camp.
  • Training and experience in teaching children horseback riding.

Equine Management and Instructor Internship

Responsibilities

Assist in the management and daily care of horses and the horseback riding facility to ensure a safe, fun, and camper appropriate program. Provide assistance in the overall riding program (maintain tack and equipment, clean the barn), including daily care of the horse herd.

Qualifications

  • All majors accepted, equine science or management emphasis preferred
  • Background in English riding, and ability to ride with the correct position and seat
  • Knowledge to perform proper grooming and tacking of multiple horses multiple times each day
  • Desire to grow and learn about equine management through a summer camp experience