Equestrian Director

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Job Title: Equestrian Director

Position Overview:
We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Equestrian Director to lead our year-round equestrian program at Red Oak. As the Equestrian Director, you’ll play a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of our horse program, ensuring the safety and well-being of our campers and our beloved horses throughout the seasons.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and supervise our year-round equestrian program, including summer riding programs, spring/fall lessons, and winter ground lessons.
  • Manage a team of Riding Instructors and the Barn Manager to ensure the smooth operation of the equestrian center year-round.
  • Develop engaging curricula and lesson plans tailored to riders of all ages and skill levels, focusing on teaching horsemanship.
  • Maintain the health and welfare of our horses year-round, overseeing herd management and veterinary care.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive environment for campers and riders to learn and grow, emphasizing safety and horsemanship.


  • Passion for working with children and horses, with documented experience in English riding.
  • Certified Horsemanship Association Training or equivalent certification/experience.
  • Previous experience in stable management and riding instruction, particularly with children.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively guide staff and build client relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, ensuring the success of our year-round program.

Why Join Us?

  • Be part of a longstanding tradition of excellence in equestrian education at Chincapin.
  • Enjoy the beauty of our outdoor setting year-round, surrounded by nature’s splendor.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package, reflecting the full-time commitment required for our year-round program.

Who We Are:
Red Oak was founded in 1947 to help connect children to nature. Our equestrian program focuses on teaching horsemanship to children in a fun and supportive environment. We prioritize safety and the well-being of both our campers and our horses, ensuring that every rider has a positive experience and learns valuable skills.

How to Apply:
If you’re ready to embark on a rewarding journey, please submit your interest in Indeed. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected] or visit Redoakcamp.org/employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,882.00 – $45,957.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance


  • Year-round work

Ability to Relocate:

  • Kirtland, OH: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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Job Details

  • Kirtland, Ohio
  • 2-5 Years Experience
  • Full-Time
  • $35,000 - $50,000
  • Date Posted: March 28, 2024
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