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Rider/Farm Worker

Columbus, North Carolina 34478
United States
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Date Posted: 10/01/2020 | Last Updated: 11/06/2020
General Farm Labor, Groom - General, Groom - Hunter/Jumper, Manager - General, Manager - Private Farm, Rider - English, Rider - Hunter/Equitation
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$45,000 - $49,999
Minimum Education Level:
Two Year Degree
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
American Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Westphalian
Languages Required:
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Private, gated, family farm with a beautiful 6 stall barn, meticulously maintained pastures and rolling terrain that offer stunning views of the surrounding foothills. A picturesque creek runs through, where, across the bridge are charming cottages in which two of the team members live. This is a beautiful and peaceful place, truly a paradise for those who love horses and nature. Our team is exceptional. We focus on ensuring the horses are healthy and happy, while maintaining a safe, enjoyable, and respectful environment. We are looking for an exceptional self-motivated individual who is seeking an incredible, long-term opportunity.
Job Description
Salaried, full-time, rider/ farm worker– generally works 5 days per week. We are seeking an individual who is a responsible, ethical, reliable, and must have a high level of maturity and knowledge, commensurate with multiple years of equestrian experience in order to provide the utmost care and attention to the horses. Having good riding skills is a must! This position does require riding- keeping the horses in good shape and consistent. Must be confident in your riding and keeping horses in a program. Riding video of flat work would be required.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Feeding, watering, mucking, turnout (in hilly terrain), grooming, blanketing/un-blanketing, barn laundry, tacking/untacking, bathing, hand walking, hand grazing, bandaging, maintain clean barn. Exercise riding for the purpose of the horses’ fitness and happiness during all seasons and weather, is required. Horses are ridden in English tack on the flat. Video and reference of riding ability will be confirmed..
Job Requirements
Essential skills required are: a cheerful attitude with a genuine passion for working with horses and people; good work ethic; honest; effective and respectful communication skills; knowledge of quality horse care, basic equine first aid/medical treatment, horsemanship and equine behavior; excellent equine handling skills; willingness to learn; flexible; self-motivated who can also follow directions well; working well with others is a must.
Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. consistently. Proficiency in driving a horse trailer is very beneficial. There is no opportunity for a stall or for keeping individual horses on the property.
Will be required to pass background check and drug test.
Salary, Monthly allowance for Health Insurance, Paid time off, Year-end bonus (based on performance)