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Horseback Riding Assistant Director

Roxbury, Vermont 05669
United States

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Date Posted: 01/18/2018 | Last Updated: 11/06/2018

Categories: Groom - Eventing, Groom - general, Groom - Hunter/Jumper, Manager - general, Rider - dressage, Rider - english
Positions Available: Contract
Annual Salary Range: $0 - $4,999
Minimum Education Level: High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: English
Drivers license required? No
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? Yes
Live on site? Yes
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
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About The Facility
Located in Vermont's Green Mountains, "The Windridge Experience" is unique among children's summer camps. We incorporate highly specialized tennis, soccer, and horseback riding programs within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting.

Riding has been taught at Windridge at Teela-Wooket since 1913 and today’s campers can enjoy a range of mounted activities. The emphasis in the riding program is on fun, safety, and horsemanship. Our campers love to play a part in the care of our twenty-three horses. Daily lessons may include pony club games, dressage, hunt seat equitation, hunter trials, show jumping, and trail riding through the beautiful mountains of Vermont.

Horses are housed in our spacious barn. We have four outdoor riding rings, including our grass ring for dressage, sand ring for jumping, and our indoor riding arena for a variety of mounted activities. In addition, we have riding trails on camp.
Job Description
We offer two- and three-week co-ed sessions from June through August, serving ages 7-15-year-olds. We have about 25-40 riders out of about 130 campers attending each session. Our campers and staff come from all over the world.
We are looking for a Director to manage our 23-26 horses, lessons, barn and about ten counselors and barn support staff.
This is a seasonal position from June 9th – August 19th. Salary (based on experience), travel stipend, room and board all included.
Please visit our site at: and follow the “Join Our Staff” link to fill out an application. Resumes may be emailed to
Job Requirements

• Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
• Desire and ability to assist in developing and implementing a high profile riding program
• Ability to relate to one’s peer group
• Training and experience in equine science and horsemanship; equine science degree or equivalent preferred
• Previous supervisory camp experience that will enable the assistant director to be an integral part of the senior management team during the camp season
• Ability to accept supervision and guidance
• BHS/NVQ/CHA riding instruction and stable management qualification
• Teaching qualification and/or experience and the ability to teach riding to campers and staff
• Ability to supervise campers in horse care and stable management
• Ability to identify ill health in horses and make recommendations for treatment
• Knowledge, ability, and experience administering veterinary medicine
• Ability to oversee the setup of the barn and riding areas
• Ability to supervise grooms in overseeing horse care and stable management
• Knowledge of equine nutrition and feeding
• Knowledge of shoeing requirements for horses
• Ability to supervise riding program staff and make scheduling assignments in absence of the director
• Ability to assist in training staff in proper teaching techniques
• Ability to assist in organizing, selecting, and coaching intercamp riders for horse shows
• Good character, integrity, and adaptability
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
Salary, travel stipend, room and board
Description of Housing Provided
Furnished cabin with a bath.