Job Code: 03

Riding Director

Category: Camp Cheerio
Location: Camp Cheerio

Job Type: Seasonal
Keywords: Camp Cheerio


Under the direction and daily supervision of the Full Time Program Director, the Riding Director oversees all aspects of the riding program including care of horses, riding instruction and staff evaluations. The Riding Director serves as a member of the Leadership staff.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supervises Riding Staff in the care and maintenance of camp
  • Schedules counselors and campers into
  • Supervises counselors teaching riding
  • Teaches classes ranging from beginner through advanced
  • Holds individual supervisory session with Riding Staff and Barn
  • Maintains a timely feeding schedule and health of all
  • Enrolls campers for classes based on ability and
  • Enforces established safety
  • Organizes trail rides for capable, intermediate and advanced riders during one and two week sessions.
  • Schedules feeding and care of horses between
  • Takes an active role in staff training (including, but not limited to leading a session about the riding program at Camp).
  • As part of Leadership Staff, assists in evaluation process of counselor
  • Assumes a leadership role in the camp community (participation in evening programs, assisting in the store, ).
  • Administers basic first aid until qualified medical personnel
  • Serves as an active member of the Leadership Staff, assisting in a weekend camper supervision, evaluations, and participating as a leader in other areas of camp as determined by the Camp Director.
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service


  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Training and/or experience working with
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with horses, both in care and
  • Experience and strength in Western and/or English

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