Horseback Riding Director

Our program emphasizes the non-competitive aspects of English horsemanship, focusing on non-abusive riding, effective communication with the horse, skill development, and using horses to enhance a child’s self image.  We strive to teach riding skills and horse care in a safe and fun atmosphere.

Responsibilities: Implement program goals, organize riding schedule and lesson plans, lead a staff of 7-8, assist in the development of staff, overall organization of the program.  The riding director will work very closely with the barn manager in the care of 20 horses.  Other duties include instruction of riding to campers 7 to 16 years of age.  Beginning instruction starts in one of our three rings and progresses to some low jumping and trail riding on our 1,000 acre facility.

Qualifications: At least 21 years of age.  Possess skills and confidence in the leading and organization of English horsemanship.  We prefer leadership experience in an English riding program and prior teaching experience, or other work with children.

Benefits: Starting range of $425 – $600 per week for the nine-week season and two weeks of orientation, depending on experience and qualifications. Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge and wireless internet available; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to Dupont State Forest, and a 15 minute drive to Pisgah National Forest.

Dates: May 28 – August 10, 2024

Application Procedure:

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