Saddle up for your summer.
Horse riding instructor jobs in America
Ride into the sunset this summer.
Being a horse riding instructor is the perfect role for anyone with a love of horses. From going out with campers, to helping them progress on their skills and caring for the horses, equestrian jobs at summer camp are incredibly fun.
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 programme, to help develop the children’s skills.
Camps are always looking for more horse riders, so if it's something you love to do, then there's a horse riding role for you.
What is summer camp?
Simply put; it's the summer of a lifetime.
Camp is about 10 weeks of summer sun, unforgettable moments, and experiences that will shape your life.
You'll be involved with leading groups of campers in America, each of who look forward to their time at camp for the entire year.
It's a massive part of American culture, where campers get back to their 'home away from home'. They get to experience being out in nature, trying new activities, and creating their own core memories that will last forever.
You'll have the summer of a lifetime, as will the campers you help.
What's involved with leading horse riding at camp?
Safety first, fun a close second.
Horses are incredible animals, and your passion for horse riding appreciates that. There's little better than going out on horseback, enjoying both the horse and the environment.
But, you'll also realise the importance of respecting them, and teaching kids how to do the same. Horses are powerful, so safety is at the top of the agenda, whether the kids are riding horses or near them.
You'll be responsible for ensuring everyone understands how to be safe, and once you are, you can then make sure the kids can have the summer of a lifetime riding through forests on these incredible animals.
What horse riding experience do I need?
We will always put the right character over the right qualifications.
Even if you don't have a horse riding-specific qualification or coaching badge, there's still a place for you teaching horse riding at camp.
Some of the very best leaders are those who are passionate about an activity and want to make a difference.
If you can match that with your passion for horse riding, we think you'd be a great role model at summer camp.
However, if you have done one of the following, be sure to include it on your application:
- Pony Club C+ Award
- BHS Stage 2 Award
- Any competiting experience
Horse riding instructor jobs are a great CV-builder, whether you're looking for a future career in football coaching or not.
Horseback riding work experience at camp will help you develop your leadership skills, which will make you a great candidate for future job opportunities. Equestrian summer jobs at camp are also a great alternative to just horse riding at home for the summer.
Summer camp is the ultimate skills builder.
Not only will you learn hard skills related to your activity, but you'll develop a range of soft skills thanks to what you'll be doing in your day-to-day.
You'll build your team work, communication, problem-solving, creativity and resilience, all whilst having the summer of a lifetime.
It's no exaggeration to say you'll change lives.
Summer camp is a place where magic happens. Whether it's campers overcoming fears, or finding a new activity that takes them down a new path in life, moments happen on a near hourly basis.
And you'll be front and centre of it.
Summer camp is the most fun you'll ever have being challenged.
You'll go through the whole range of emotions whilst at summer camp, and you'll come out the other side realising it's the best summer you've ever had.
The friendships, moments, and experiences you'll get are unlike any others, and there'll be very hard to get anywhere else ever again.
Let's start your American horse riding adventure.
30 days to travel after summer camp
Explore the America you want to see after summer camp.
After summer camp, you'll get 30 days to travel, allowing you the freedom to see whatever you want to see.
The friends you'll make at camp will likely all want to travel together, meaning your adventure with your new friends goes on. Or, if you want to blaze your own trail through solo travel or going on a group tour, you can.
The world is your playground.
Complete your application at a canter.
By going with Camp Leaders, you'll get all of the following inclusions:
- Your summer camp job placement
- J1 visa sponsorship and support
- 90 days of medical insurance
- In-depth application support
- Food and accommodation at camp
- 24/7 emergency support in America
- 30 days to travel after summer camp
- Pre-camp preparation workshop
- SEVIS fee
- A minimum of $1800 pocket money AFTER tax
What you'll need to sort
When working with children at summer camp in America, there are a few extra things to do:
- Criminal background check
- Flights to the US
- US Visa Application Fee
Horse riding instructor jobs FAQs
How can I apply for a horse riding role at summer camp?
When starting your application you’ll be asked to select your top skills. Choose Horse Riding. Go into detail about what you’re going to bring to the role, your skill level and if you’re already qualified. A camp director will then be able to assess if you’re a good fit and invite you to their camp.
How can I make my application stronger without any qualifications?
The best way to make your application stronger is to have the qualifications to back it up. Horse riding instructor jobs in America are a fantastic way to spend the summer but also very competitive. If you are serious about coaching football in the USA then take a look at courses which may give you confidence and show your skill level.
How many children will I be coaching in one session?
Your horse riding insutrctor job will see you teaching various campers divided by age group. These divisions can vary in skill level, but are usually made up of 10-13 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow counselors, who will act as volunteer horse riding instructors. There will also be numerous trained horse riding instructors in one group.
Should I pack any equipment?
You'll have everything you need to carry out your job at camp, so anything you want to bring (maybe to show the kids), is just a bonus. More often than not, you’ll be working outside, so make sure you have the right clothing to complete your activity.