Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Employment Opportunities Around the Eventing Nation

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. 

Sport Horse Nation is a classifieds site for more than just horses and saddles for sale. Real Estate and Rentals are a popular category when snowbirds start making their way South for the winter. Professional Services is a place where riders, trainers, clinicians, massage therapists, saddle fitters, graphic designers, social media managers and other experts advertise their businesses. We even have a Stallions section, created at the request of stallion owners wanting to distinguish their studs during the breeding season.

Then we have Employment Opportunities, the category from which we’ve pulled our featured listings this week. We’ve chosen a few random current listings to show you in this post (we’ve included the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information), but be sure to click over to the Employment Opportunities category page to view more equine industry job opps. Available positions range from rider to groom to working student to intercollegiate coach.


Working Student Required

An exciting opportunity has arisen for ambitious rider’s to experience life at Fredericks Equestrian International which is the base to 2 Olympic eventers in Ocala, FL. Immediate opening for a reliable, motivated and positive individual to work alongside our team to assist in all yard duties.The right candidate will be extremely motivated to learn about ALL aspects of an eventing program , a hard worker, and a good team player. Duties will include all daily chores, grooming, tacking, bathing, clipping, show grooming and travel, and depending on experience the opportunity to ride additional horses. Candidate must have own transportation. This is for a full time (6 days a week) live in position, we will provide accommodation and lessons both at home and shows. Working Students with a horse are required to pay a discounted training board rate. Position located in Ocala, FL.

Photo courtesy of Julie Hagen via Sport Horse Nation.

Photo courtesy of Julie Hagen via Sport Horse Nation.

Working Students- Start here first!

There are many working student positions out there. Many with upper level riders where you work hard, long hours and don’t ride anything on the bit very often, and some have to pay for board and/or housing. Well, Bascule is different. A range of FEI level trainers in Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping for our students. We have designed our program around riders who want to improve their skills; riding, training and management. If you want to find out if you have what it takes to make it in this business, come interview and see why we are called a “launch pad” for knowledgeable horsemen.

Yes, you clean stalls, water buckets, aisles etc…but you also ride 4 cool horses per day, get a minimum of 4 lessons per week, go schooling xc, compete in dressage shows, derbies and events. You aren’t grooming for anyone but yourself. Nice, livable furnished housing, internet, utilities, board for a horse all included. Our students also receive commissions on sale horses that they ride and compete, as well as a weekly stipend to pay for gas, food, shoes etc. Perfect if you want to take a “gap year” or hate college and know you can work hard to make a place for yourself in the industry. We also hire full time staff from our Resident Student program, and help year long graduates find good paying positions elsewhere. Position located in Poolesville, MD.

Photo courtesy of Karen Fulton via Sport Horse Nation.

Photo courtesy of Karen Fulton via Sport Horse Nation.

Job Opportunity as Barn Manager

Full Moon Farm is in search of a very special person to become our new Barn Manager. The candidate must have demonstrated skills in ALL aspects of horse care, facilities management, employee relations, and general client relational skills. Riding is NOT a requirement. This person must be fun, upbeat, and understand interpersonal relations. A non-smoker is a plus. Please email a resume to Karen at [email protected] Salary commensurate with experience. Position located in Finksburg, MD.

Photo courtesy of Wendy Furlong via Sport Horse Nation.

Photo courtesy of Wendy Furlong via Sport Horse Nation.

Groom for private barn

Full-time groom needed for private barn and breeding farm with dressage, event and fox hunting horses. Must ride at least to nov/Tr level.
No large pets. Salary, housing and benefits. Farms in NJ and FL.

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