Equestrian Trainer

Equestrian Trainer

Status: Full Time
Reports To: Director of Riding/Head Trainer

Job Summary

Supports the Head Trainer/Director of Riding in managing, planning, administration and supervision of the equestrian programs for the School.  Teach elements of horsemanship and horseback riding to students. Schools/rides horses in order to exercise them for training purposes.

Scope of Responsibilities: Lessons and Riding Program

  • Manage the lesson schedule and teach daily lessons as per the schedule, plus additional extra lessons for students.
  • Responsible to help organize and maintain a schedule for the show horses and their training schedule.
  • Support the planning and maintaining of a horse show schedule, both on and off campus.
  • Take students to one-day local shows, as well as multi-day “A” shows.
  • Assist in the coordination of all necessary details for travel and participation for students and horses at shows.
  • Support design of Ground School curriculum.
  • Oversee all barn operations in the absence of the Barn Manager.
  • Assist in communication to parents.
  • Assist with The Ethel Walker School Summer Riding Experience (SRE).
  • Assist with The Ethel Walker School IEA.
  • Responsible for assisting with evaluation, design, and implementation of all systems, policies, and protocols within riding department (i.e. safety, billing, communications, etc.).
  • Supervise plan of care and training for class horses.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Scope of Responsibilities: Other

  • Promote a student-centered approach to work priorities and encourage student involvement in barn operations.
  • Support an environment devoted to education and ethics.
  • Exhibit a commitment to excellence in all work as evidenced by high standards of cleanliness, service, workmanship, and compassion for the horses.
  • Exhibit a commitment to honor as evidenced by honesty and integrity.
  • Exhibit a commitment to community through the caring and respectful treatment of all members, through collaboration, and putting the interests of the group ahead of individual interest.
  • Exhibit a commitment to diversity as evidenced by the respectful treatment of all members of the community without regard to race, color, gender, sex, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact list of three (3) professional references in one (1) document to