What does a Horse Riding instructor do?
Prepare to have one of the most special and rewarding jobs at summer camp. From hacking, trekking, to working in the yard and stable management – horse riding in America is very diverse and fun. The riding program at each camp shall differ slightly depending on the camp itself – from general camps which have horses, where you can expect basic lessons for beginners, to dedicated horse riding camps where you may find yourself amidst show jumping competitions, dressage or even vaulting.
Most camps shall teach an English style of riding, although there are a few who will also bring in the western style.
Lessons will tend to be for around an hour long, with several sessions a day likely, where you will teach small groups of children at a time. The children will more than likely be at a beginner’s level and you will use your own experiences, along with the camp’s horse riding program, to help develop the children’s skills.
How do I become a horse riding instructor at camp?
Dedication and a love of horses. You should look to show your enthusiasm and commitment when applying to be a horse riding instructor, the role is demanding and you shall be expected to care for the horses outside your own teaching hours, from feeding to mucking out – it’s all hands on. Prior experience teaching horse riding, whether English or Western style is highly sought after at summer camp. Camps are looking for confident riders who are willing to get involved and go the extra bit.
Why should I teach horse riding?
Equestrian jobs at summer camp are incredibly fun – from going out with campers, to helping them progress on their skills and caring for the horses – this is the dream job for anyone who loves riding and would like the opportunity to teach horse riding abroad. Camps are always looking for more riders, so if this sounds like you then this is your chance!
- Return transatlantic flights
- Between $800-$1500 pay
- Up to 90 days’ medical insurance
- Visa assistance and sponsorship
- Award-winning customer service,
- Preparation and guidance through the process
- 24-hour support whilst in the USA
- Up to 30 days of travel after camp
To apply you need to complete a short initial application telling us who you are and some other basic details. When you’re ready just pay your £49 programme deposit to secure your face-to-face interview with one of our hundred nation-wide interviewers. From there Camp Leaders offer full support to apply for your visa and secure you your placement at camp. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the Camp Leaders Job Fairs across the country in January and our pre-departure orientations in April and May.
- Age 18 by June 1st 2019
- Clean Criminal Background
- Fluent English speaker
- Available for 9 weeks and able to depart prior to June 19th
- Active interest in working with children