Assistant to the riding director is a seasonal role (May-August) with the opportunity for further growth and long term position. Staff member is responsible for assisting in the overall planning, leading, and implementing riding experiences for all children throughout the summer sessions and assisting in the care and maintenance of a large number of camp horses.
Be experienced and confident working with a large number of horses (50+) Exercising and schooling of a variety of horses. Be comfortable taking leadership of a team of staff. Be able to manage and effectively oversee all elements in riding directors absence. Be organized and efficiently plan lessons and schedules for a busy riding program with 45 riders a day. Assist in the assessment of individual rider’s abilities. Knowledge of basic equine 1st aid, illness and injury. Assist with daily barn chores and horse care including: mucking stalls, pasture clean-up, graining, catching in and turning out, exercising, riding/lunging, hand walking, fitting tack and keeping the barn neat and tidy. Organize and teach both ground and riding lessons to various ages and abilities (beginner and/or advanced) including huntseat, equitation, dressage, cross country and show jumping. Assist sports staff with evening and weekend special events programs and activities. Identify and respond to camper behavior issues. Communicate with about camper’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership. Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports. Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program. Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
Qualifications - Required • Minimum age of 21+ or completion • Studies and/or experience in equine related fields or programs • Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field. • Upon hire, completion of first aid and CPR certification. • Ability to be confident around all types and ages of horses, including you horses in training. • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision. • Strong organizational and communication skills. • Live in provided housing (platform tent at Camp Site). • Available May to August for pre training, full length of camp season, set-up dates and post-camp wrap-up and clean-up. Option to extend this role into late September if available.
Physical Demands • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to; horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games and activities.
Wooden platform large tents. Bed. Newly renovated outdoor shower house.
Food and accomadation provided.
Pemiere English riding camp, established in 1980, situation on historic 800 acre working farm. We offer one, two and four week sessions ages 7-16 just for girls with one co-ed session. Our international and local riding counselors are all qualified, experienced and passionate about teaching our campers to ride. Riding instruction includes structured ring work and cross country riding. Our campers can choose to ride once or twice daily. The focus is on hunt seat equitation, dressage, eventing, cross country and show jumping. Our programs are designed to help campers develop confidence and explore new opportunities.
On-site Barn, 50 family owned horses, turnout pastures, Multiple outdoor grass arenas, 1 Indoor arena, many miles of Trails.