Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 6 Exciting Employment Opportunities

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. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

New year, new horsey dream job? A career in the equestrian industry is within reach. Here are six employment opportunities recently listed on Sport Horse Nation.

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Groom / Rider Position

ISO of a special person……

We are looking to hire someone with a passion for Eventing – who is a true team player and lives and breathes everything equine

Small, boutique yard breeding and producing 6-8 horses a year from young horse classes to advanced / FEI level – we attend all major shows

If you have all the key skills required to be an excellent groom, ride well enough to school and train young horses – this could be an exciting, long term opportunity. Chance to compete for the right applicant

Beautiful facility, holidays, respectable hours and accommodation provided. Pay dependent on experience – we would prefer applicants to have shown at Training level or above, but would overlook this is you had impeccable skills as a groom

This position is ideal from someone moving on from the role of a working student – this is what you have been working towards!

Own horse a possibility

Email your interest, your ‘Equestrian CV’ and at least one reference to [email protected]

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Groom/stable manager position at Windchase Eventing (VA)

Windchase Eventing is looking for a motivated individual for employment at our Eventing training center in Hillsboro, VA. Duties would include grooming, stable work, and all types of horse care. For the right individual, there is opportunity for advancement to a stable manager position. Salary dependent on experience. Living quarters, board for your horse(s) and instruction with Olympic rider can be part of the package if desired, but not required. Riding skills are not necessary, but experience working with horses is strongly desired. Excellent facilities and good working conditions on a beautiful farm in the heart of Area II Eventing country. Visit to learn more about the farm.
Contact Phyllis Dawson
E-mail: [email protected] (Email preferred)
(540) 454-3834 – cell during daytime

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Management Position Available for Professional Eventing and Show Jumping Stable

Incredible opportunity for a highly motivated, organized and dedicated individual to manage a stable for two trainers who compete at the FEI level in both Eventing and Show Jumping.

Individual should have exceptional interpersonal skills and be highly motivated, with strong leadership skills to facilitate the day-to-day operation of a highly successful competition stable. Previous experience with horses and running a stable is required.

Responsibilities would include:

–Taking a leadership role to oversee the care and wellbeing of up to 18-20 horses as part of a team. Checking horses daily and developing an intricate awareness of each horse, keeping trainers aware.

–Feeding horses and having an in-depth knowledge of nutrition and supplements.

–Turning horses out and organizing a schedule for that.

–Assisting riders with their schedules for training, lessons, clinics and competitions and maintaining an up-to-date communication board with the information.

–Scheduling appointments with the vet, farrier and all other professionals coming to the stable and developing good working relationships with them.

–Experienced at administering medications.

–Maintaining health records for all of the horses and keeping FEI passports up to date.

–Ordering supplies and equipment and keeping records.

–Supervising and coordinating with current staff, hiring and training new staff. Running regular staff meetings to keep everyone apprised of the future schedule/plans. Being a liaison for the trainers and grooms.

–Maintaining a clean and well organized facility. Stall cleaning as part of a team.

–Organizing travel plans for horses and staff. Packing for away trips and competitions.

–Ensure regular maintenance of equipment and proper storage of equipment, supplies, and feed.

–Driving a rig, CDL preferred.

This position has the candidate working in Pennsylvania from mid-April through mid-October and in Ocala, Florida during the winter months. An excellent benefit package is offered for this position and compensation is commensurate with experience. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any horses with this position. Serious inquiries only please and opening is immediate.

Working Students and Full Time Employees

Looking for a couple people to add to our team at Chesterland Farm working for Bruce Davidson Sr. We are flexible with the type of person that wants to join. Working student or paid position. Stall for one horse and accommodation are also available. Duties include riding and all horse care. We are located in Unionville PA all year round. Salary based on experience.

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FEI Eventing Groom and Manager – Brannigan Eventing

We are a busy upper level eventing team with a manageable number of horses, and are actively searching for a full-time manager/head competition groom. Grooming experience in Eventing is helpful, although not necessary, but a great attitude and willingness to learn are musts. This position includes the opportunity to travel to top international events both in the US and abroad.

Responsibilities include normal barn duties as part of a fun team, as well as travel to shows and care of the top horses in the barn. Attention to detail is a must. Ability to drive a truck and large trailer would be a plus. Tremendous opportunity for growth and networking for the right candidate.

Location: Unionville, PA (summer months) and Ocala, FL (winter months).
Competitive salary and good accommodations are offered for this position. Desired start is ASAP, with training to occur over the winter months.

Please send a resume and references to Lindsey at [email protected] to apply. Serious inquiries only.

Full Time Groom for Eventing & Dressage trainer

Full time Groom position at eventing/dressage facility outside Washington DC in the Maryland countryside.

Looking for a detail oriented team player that can keep horses clean/tacked on a schedule for one of our trainers. Must have skills mane pulling, body clipping, and tack cleaning with attention to detail. When not grooming, there is some barn work to fill out the day. 5 1/2 day week. Fun team that helps each other out. Plenty of time to visit the city or the many interesting towns/history in our area. Can train but must have barn work experience.

Experienced Salary $500/wk, shared housing, all utilities, field board for a horse (stall upgrade possible/affordable) and 2 lessons/wk from excellent teachers/trainers.

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