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H/J Exercise Rider/Groom - NC

Tryon, North Carolina 34478
United States
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Date Posted: 08/25/2022 | Last Updated: 08/25/2022
Farm Maintenance, Groom - General, Groom - Hunter/Jumper, Manager - Private Farm, Rider - English, Rider - Hunter/Equitation, Rider - Jumper, Trainer - Hunter/Jumper
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$65,000 - $69,999
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
American Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Warmblood
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
A small, private farm near Tryon, NC is looking for a new member of their tight-knit team! This lovely family farm currently boasts a 6 stall barn where the owner's four forever horses reside. The property is surrounded by miles of wooded trails and has a small creek running through its peaceful hills. They have plans to expand and upgrade the equine facilities to include a covered arena and additional barn in the near future!
This position does NOT offer stabling opportunities for any personal horse(s) - NO exceptions! Personal horses must be on full-care board at an outside facility. Ambitious show and training schedules will not coincide well with this position.
Job Description
***Available no sooner than December 2022***
The person they are seeking should be first and foremost a kind, confident, and calm rider who comes from a strong H/J background. This person will be responsible for all aspects of caring for the farm and the horses on it, along with their wonderful team, with their primary responsibility being the training and exercising of the horses with the owner's riding in mind. There will be days where riding is not an aspect of the position. This is not a showing position, or one that will provide learning opportunities. This position is best suited for someone who has "been there, done that" and is looking to settle down in a peaceful and easygoing atmosphere.
Job Requirements
Duties of this position are including but not limited to:
Riding (primarily on trails in English tack, jumping experience necessary)
Assisting with all farm chores (cleaning stalls, making feet, turnout, hand grazing, cleaning of the barn, light landscaping)
Assisting as needed with managerial tasks (holding for vet/farrier, ordering feed, shavings, etc)
Night check responsibility 3-4 nights per week
Maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude!

Hours are roughly 7am-1pm, 2:30pm-5pm, and night check between 8-9pm but are subject to change due to weather or typical farm delays.
This position offers a generous salary, paid bi-weekly, healthcare reimbursement up to $500/month, vacation days, holiday pay, and the potential for year-end bonuses. This position offers 2 full days off of work (Friday and Saturday) as well as 2 afternoons per week (Tuesday and Thursday) though night check responsibilities will be required every other Thursday.
Description of Housing Provided
Housing is provided in a Private 2bed, 2bath, fully furnished cottage on-site with all utilities covered. Long-term spouse, one dog, and cat(s) are welcome. This farm is not well suited for small children, or those looking to have them in the near future.
On-site housing is required!