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Resident Camp Equestrian Director

Do you have a love for horses and have the desire and passion to instruct campers and summer camp staff members in proper riding procedures to enrich their riding skills? If so, saddle up and come spend your summer working as the Equestrian Director at our resident camp. What’s in it for you:

  • Make a difference in the lives of girls that will last for a lifetime
  • Opportunity to share your passion and enjoy being out in nature
  • Build lifelong friendships with the camp team
  • Become the coolest and most influential person in the campers’ lives
  • Gain problem solving, team building, communication, and mentoring skills


min experience

salary range

$81.00 - $91.00 / day

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

The Equestrian Director is responsible for planning, implementing and directing a meaningful horseback riding program for campers of all ages and abilities and to maintain equestrian facilities, equipment, and supplies.

  • Develop and operate meaningful and safe horseback riding program geared to the ages, interests, needs and abilities of the campers
  • Supervise, train, monitor, and support the work of the Wranglers in the horseback riding responsibilities.
  • Supervise and monitor trail rides, riding lessons and equestrian facility operations to ensure that program offers high quality activities. Serve as primary instructor for all riding lessons
  • Plan, implement, and monitor equestrian activities to ensure that all established health and safety standards are followed by campers and staff
  • Evaluate horses for physical and mental soundness and suitability for beginning riders. Provide total care for the horses, tack, barn, and riding areas
  • Inventory and prepare general equestrian facility areas to ensure that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained and kept in order throughout the camp season. Order supplies as necessary
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

This is a temporary seasonal employment opportunity.

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Able to work the full summer camp season - June 21st - August 13th
  • Ability to work with children and staff of different ages
  • Current Wilderness First Aid or other advanced First Aid certification preferred
  • Current certification by an accredited horsemanship instructor training organization, riding school, or documented proof of a minimum of three years’ experience successfully instructing in a general horseback riding program, especially in western-style riding
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of supervision of a total riding facility operation including stable management, care and feeding of horses, scheduling, staff supervision, training and equipment care
  • Skills and willingness to ride intermediate-advanced horses
  • Must demonstrate before first day of work, in-person, the ability to safely handle, lead, groom, tack, ride and dismount a horse, as well as the ability to teach these skills
  • Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and live on camp premises during the summer
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification, or able to obtain certification before the first day of work
  • Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation (Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans)

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