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  • EquiStaff

Assistant Trainer/Instructor

Fresno, Texas 77545
United States
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Date Posted: 01/16/2020 | Last Updated: 01/16/2020
Categories:
Instructor, Rider - Hunter/Equitation, Rider - Jumper, Summer Camp Counselor, Therapeutic Riding Program, Trainer - Dressage, Trainer - General, Trainer - Hunter/Jumper
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
English
Drivers license required?
Yes
Commercial drivers license required?
No
Own car required?
Yes
Pets allowed?
No
Non-smokers required?
Yes
Live on site?
No
Will pay to relocate?
No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Southern Breeze is a full service equestrian center located at the edge of Houston, Texas. We offer a wide range of services to accommodate the needs of our boarders and riders. Our 4 groomed arenas provide riders with an Olympic sized dressage arena, 2 jumping arenas and a covered arena with mirrors and our stadium lighting makes evening rides a pleasure.

Our popular lesson program accommodates all levels of hunter and jumper riders as well as low level dressage, and our therapeutic program is individually tailored to benefit riders with a variety of special needs.

We are a USHJA Registered Riding Academy with a USHJA Certified Trainer on staff. Additionally, the center is a PATH Registered Center for Therapeutic riding with a PATH Certified Instructor on staff.

Southern Breeze is a friendly, family oriented facility with amenities to add to your comfort. At the center of the gated facility is a clean air-conditioned and heated office and lounge with a full kitchen, satellite TV and snack machine. The free wi-fi makes it easy to do homework or office work on location at any time.

Horse shows are a vibrant part of our program. We regularly take horses and students to local Greater Houston H/J shows and an occasional "AA" show. Our head trainer is the coach of the Rice University IHSA Equestrian Team as well as an IEA Equestrian Coach for our high school and middle school teams. We host shows at least once a year and also take our therapeutic riders to the Top Hands Horse Show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year.

Not all of our riders and horses are geared towards showing so the atmosphere is relaxed. Our philosophy is that we are all there because we love horses and enjoy helping each other to get the most out of our time with them.
Job Description
This is a salaried, full-time position that thrives on teamwork. Duties include but are not limited to:
Teaching people to ride to the best of their abilities;
Assisting therapeutic riders;
Schooling horses on the ground and in the saddle;
Grooming;
Scheduling riders and doing light office work;
Assisting with camps and special events;
Assisting the staff and customers as needed.
Job Requirements
Applicants must have a strong background in good ethics, be reliable, efficient with their time and have a good working knowledge of hunter/jumper equitation with some show experience. Basic dressage knowledge is beneficial. Good riding skills and horsemanship, knowledge of equine first aid, basic office skills and a cheerful attitude with a true love for working with horses and people, willingness to learn and team spirit are all essential.
Benefits
Guaranteed salary with steady paycheck,
2 weeks of paid vacation annually,
Bonuses based on performance,
Personal tack locker,
Reduced board for 1 horse
Opportunities to receive free instruction,
Opportunities to show
Description of Housing Provided
none available
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