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Riding Academy Assistant Trainer - NY

Cazenovia, New York 34478
United States
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Date Posted: 08/22/2023 | Last Updated: 08/22/2023
Assistant Manager, Instructor, Rider - Dressage, Rider - Hunter/Equitation, Summer Camp Counselor, Trainer - Dressage, Trainer - Hunter/Jumper
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$50,000 - $54,999
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
This picturesque, 225 acre facility in Cazenovia, NY boasts 55 oversized stalls, spacious private turnouts, and fully enclosed/heated amenities for employees and clients alike. There are three spacious riding arenas on-site currently, with 2 heated indoor and one oversized outdoor arena. The facility caters primarily to H/J and dressage clientele of all ages, and the owner is an actively competing UL dressage rider. There are also trails running through the property for enjoyment in the summer months, and the facility hosts a popular summer camp series as well! This facility regularly hosts clinics, which the staff are welcome to audit or even participate in if desired for continued education!
Job Description
We are looking for a new Assistant Trainer to join this lovely facility. This person will be working alongside another assistant trainer and the head trainer to teach lessons, exercise horses, and provide standard care to the horses on the farm. There is a small team of barn hands and a head competition groom for the head trainer, so the primary responsibility of this individual will be on the grooming, riding, and teaching aspects of the program. The ideal candidate will be an open minded, welcoming personality willing to work with all ages and experience levels. The stable has lesson horses which can cater to complete beginners through more advanced riders, and attending local shows will be required depending on the needs of the current clientele. On average, the Assistant trainers will have 3-5 rides per day, and a number of lessons depending on the current client load. During the summers, they have a small but popular camp series that the assistant trainers will run, which includes classroom activities, hands-on activities, and hands-off work with the horses. Interested applicants should have experience teaching lessons to all ages and be comfortable completing a full jump course at 2'6" or higher. In an ideal world, this person will have an interest or small background in dressage as well, and if desired training will be available with the head trainer as schedule allows.

This is a 5.5 day, 55-60hr work week. Pay is by the hour, and overtime will be granted in the event of emergencies
Hours are 6am-5:30pm with a 30min break from 9:30-10 and a 1hr lunch break daily. Night check responsibilities shared with other employees.
Job Requirements
Job Duties
- Assisting with basic horse care as needed in support of Barn Staff
- Riding (3-5 horses per day)
- Teaching lessons (beginner-intermediate/advanced students)
- Attending shows when clientele desires
- Assisting in planning and facilitating yearly summer camps
- Night check responsibilities (shared with other staff)
- Provide kind and welcoming customer service to all clientele
- Occasional facility maintenance/improvement tasks may be required
- Emergency care of horses in the event that owner/head trainer/head groom are away at shows

Skill Requirements
- Ability to safely and efficiently complete a 2'6" hunter and jumper course
- Experience teaching lessons of all ages and levels
- Willingness to assist in standard horse care
- Willingness to assist with older/less able-bodied clientele
- Experience teaching summer camps
* Ability to school through 2nd level dressage (or higher) a plus
- Pets welcome within reason. Dog breeds subject to limitations due to owner's insurance policy
- 1 full board stall available (candidate will pay vet/farrier and supplemental feed)
- Additional stall may be provided depending on circumstances at 1/2 rate of board (+vet/farrier/supplements)
- Hourly pay with overtime if needed
- Additional benefits may be discussed
Description of Housing Provided
- Private housing in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house up the street. House is fully furnished.
- Utilities and wifi included