Assistant Women's Equestrian Coach
California State University, Fresno

Posted May 23, 2017

Under direction of the Head Equestrian Coach, the incumbent will be responsible for coaching a variety of equestrian events; supervise scheduling and organization of practice and competitions; supervision and care of horses, assist with scheduling student workers to support horse health, assist collaborative efforts between the athletic department School of Agriculture for the maintenance equipment, grounds, and arena at the Student Horse Center; assist with equestrian team travel arrangements, marketing, promotion and fund raising for equestrian; organize and direct large equestrian competitions; be available to conduct clinics and camps; lead, motivate and positively influence student-athletes; promotion of intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the University; support the conditioning and training of athletic team members in conjunction with strength/weight coach, athletic trainers and team doctors; recruit student-athletes; assist in the program's adherence to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA), Conference and University rules and regulations, and other duties as assigned.

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Kennolyn Camps Equestrian Counselors
Soquel, CA

Posted May 15, 2017

Kennolyn Camps in Soquel, CA is seeking Equestrian Counselors for summer 2017. This seasonal position offers work from June 12 to August 20, 2017. This is a live-in position. Housing in a shared cabin is provided and all meals are offered. We offer group lessons every day as well as trail rides, vaulting lessons, and horse care classes. If you are a concerned about maintaining your amateur status, we have experience with this and can assign you to a role that complies with USEF rules.

Equestrian Counselors are a team of 6-7 staff who tack, groom, teach, clean, ride, lunge, muck, and feed. Ideal candidates will have some basic teaching experience but much more important is some experience working, volunteering, or participating at an equestrian facility focused on group lessons. Your skill and comfort level with teaching kids, tacking, grooming, and lunging, for example, are actually more important than your riding skills for this job.

Our program has taught riding to children since 1946. We had one horse back then. Now we have a wonderful string of reliable horses. We have several horses that are trained to 2nd level in dressage and can jump 2’7 courses. We also have a string of bomb-proof beginner horses that are perfect for kids just learning to ride. We have a wide range of breeds including Dutch Warmblood, Hanoverian, Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, AQHA Paint and even a Fjord.

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Summer salary starts at $3,570 for the season plus room and board.