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Riding Instructor

Sammamish, Washington 98075
United States

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Date Posted: 09/29/2019 | Last Updated: 10/14/2019

Categories: Instructor
Positions Available: Full Time
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: Any Language
Drivers license required? No
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? No
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
RockMeadow Equestrian Center is located just outside of Seattle in beautiful Sammamish, Washington. For the past 30 years this renowned facility has been home to many accomplished riders, trainers and horses within the hunter jumper community here in Washington. Taking a Co-Operative type approach here at the farm, our core focus is to provide riders of all ages, and levels (beginners to the most experienced) an amazing place to learn and grow together with their trainers and horses. Building a strong and safe foundation is critical and starts with the riding school/lesson program, with many of the students moving on to train and compete with one of the professionals who run their competitive programs here at RockMeadow.

Recently purchased, the Equestrian Center sits on 10 acres and is seeing significant investments in… new base and fencing for the paddocks (26 - 30’x64’ or bigger), new footing, improved drainage and watering system in the large outdoor arena (150’x300’), new footing and fencing for the schooling arena (60’x120’), and new footing and updates planned for the indoor arena (75’x200’). The property also has a round pen, hot walker, 4 barns with boarding for up to 75 horses and is surrounded by 38 acres of pasture and 100+ acres of wetlands, timber, meadows and trails.
Job Description
This is an amazing opportunity to help build everlasting memories between riders of all ages and their trusted partner. Join RockMeadow as a riding instructor responsible for teaching beginning and returning students of all ages the foundational elements of hunt seat equitation, horsemanship, horse care and safety.
Job Requirements
Responsibilities Include
We are seeking an energetic, kind and patient applicant, who communicates well with students and parents.
Focused on teaching basic riding skills to riders of all ages
Building a strong foundation in basic horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, horse care and safety.
Creating and maintaining programs and Riding School curriculum to help students grow and develop personally and as equestrians.
Assist in building curriculum and activity planning and be involved in teaching at summer and holiday camps.
You will also be expected to recognize common equine ailments and injuries and assist with routine care of school horses.
You must also be able to collaborate with other staff and trainers at our newly-renovated facility.

Job Requirements
Must have a minimum of three years experience as a horseback riding instructor
Must have experience with running or administration of horseback riding camps
Instructor Certification is encouraged.
Basic First Aid Training and CPR also preferred.
Position is 25-30 hours per week.