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At-Home Barn Manager - FEI Jumper - Greater Houston Area

Houston, Texas 34478
United States
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Date Posted: 02/10/2023 | Last Updated: 02/10/2023
Assistant Manager, Groom - FEI, Groom - Hunter/Jumper, Manager - General, Manager - Private Farm, Manager - Show Series
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
$55,000 - $59,999
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
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
This successful, private, upper level show jumping facility is truly one of a kind. Located in the Houston area of Texas, this facility is home to 25 horses currently, with a small string of upper level prospects gearing up to hit the big circuit in 2023. The Head Trainer in this role has already achieved major success on the top circuits, but is coming off a short hiatus in which she focused more on her breeding program in Europe. She feels it is now time to get back into the show ring, and is looking for a knowledgeable and trustworthy individual to be the home farm manager! There are no clients involved in this program, simply the owner, assistant trainer, and other members of the care team on-site. The owners of this facility are heavily involved in giving back to the Equestrian community, and are sponsors of numerous shows and young-horse classes around the A circuits. They run many internship programs for up-and-comers who could be interested in the industry, and have recently added an Assistant Trainer from the UK to their team as well! This group is well run, highly organized, and gearing up to be taking on the international show circuits in 2025. With a lovely group of support staff already in place, and an excited and honest employer who always prioritizes her equine partners, this group is one that will easily feel like home!
Job Description
This exceptional group in Texas is looking for an experienced professional in the H/J industry who is passionate about their work and looking for a team to enjoy for the long run! With several top horses, and a new Assistant Trainer arriving from the UK in January, this group is setting their sights on some exciting goals for 2023 and beyond! With an anticipated increase in time on the road, the person filling this role will be essential in ensuring the horses at home are happy and healthy, and that the standard of care continues. This person will be working along side a well established team of local grooms, but should be comfortable and confident in a leadership role when the owner is away. This person should be experienced, self sufficient, and willing to adapt to a new program's standard of care. This is a collaborative team environment, in which all members are to follow the USEF and FEI standards of best practices in all aspects of care. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a top level trainer who never fails to remember that the horses are partners and who is truly in it for the love of the connection in sport!
Job Requirements
Job Requirements
- Upholding the USEF and FEI standards for best practices at all times with all horses on site. There are actively competing FEI horses in close proximity with the retirees and young horses, so careful attention must be paid to ensure there is no risk of cross contamination of any medications or substances which are not FEI legal.
- Grooming
- Bandaging
- Clipping (Full body)
- Basic first aide and use of therapeutic devices
- Ability to follow established emergency procedures
- Ability to pull a trailer
- Leadership qualities in case of emergency
- Ability to work closely with a team of varied background and skill levels
- Ability to follow pre-determined care protocols
- Considerable knowledge of high standard show barn care
- Tremendous attention to detail and organization skills a must
- A genuine enthusiasm and love of horses!
- Stipend for health insurance coverage, possibility for company benefits with appropriate staff
- 7 days of PTO provided within the first year, with increase to 14 days in the following year.
- Workers Comp coverage

This is not a riding position, nor does it include the ability to stable a personal horse on-site. If a candidate has a personal horse, they must be willing to board that horse off-site and in a full care arrangement. Flexibility can be made to accommodate show schedules, within reason.
Description of Housing Provided
Housing available on-site in a private 1bed, 1bath apartment. Some special accommodations can be considered for someone with a family, but ideally no pets or young children.
All utilities covered