Job Code: 03

Equestrian Director

Category: Camp Cheerio
Location: Camp Cheerio

Job Type: Full-Time
Keywords: Camp Cheerio


Under the direction and daily supervision of the Camp Director, the Equestrian Director oversees all aspects of the riding program including care of horses; riding instruction; and recruiting, supervising, and evaluating staff. The Equestrian Director serves as a member of the Full-Time Staff Team.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provides supervision for Equestrian Staff in the care and maintenance of camp horses, and supervises counselors assisting with
  • Develops and implements curriculum and procedures for classes ranging from beginner through advanced levels including scheduling campers for classes based on their ability and experience.
  • Maintains a timely feeding schedule and health of all horses including time between camp sessions.
  • Maintains clean, orderly, and properly functioning equipment and facilities for the riding program.
  • Enforces established safety
  • Takes an active role in staff training (including, but not limited to leading a session about the riding program at Camp).
  • Assumes a leadership role in the camp community (participation in evening programs, assisting in the store, etc.) including overall evaluation process of seasonal
  • Plans and implements horseback riding program for conference groups, outdoor education, and other Spring and Fall
  • Works with the Maintenance Director to meet the needs of the horses during the
  • Assists with barn staff
  • Attends staff and camper recruitment
  • Attends Board Meetings as
  • Administers basic first aid until qualified medical personnel


  • College degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with horses, both in care and
  • Experience and strength in Western and/or English
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Must live or be willing to move to the Sparta/Elkin area, and may be required to live “on camp” during the summer camp

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