Salamander Resort and Spa- 5 Star Luxury resort located in Middleburg, VA is looking for an experienced Full Time Equestrian Attendant
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the full care of the resort horses and guest horses; feeding, grooming, cleaning stalls/paddocks and for keeping the Equestrian Center facility and grounds neat and orderly. Teach riding and horsemanship lessons to a variety of skill levels, ages and disciplines. Guide on property trail rides, give pony rides and teach children’s programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Providing a high level customer service to guests and visitors
Front & rear guiding of one hour trail rides
Riding instruction on the flat to riders of all experience level
Give facility tours to visitors and answer questions
Daily care of all horses including but not limited to: feeding & watering, grooming, clipping, first aid, bathing, blanketing
Daily stable chores including but not limited to: stall cleaning, field & paddock maintenance, laundry, tack cleaning, washing aisles
Safety conscious at all times to ensure the well-being of all guests and horses
Drives a small utility terrain vehicle (UTV)
Oher miscellaneous duties as assigned
EDUCATION & RELATED EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Competent rider & horsemen with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Customer service experience
A strong background, knowledge and experience in working with horses in a professional setting
Knowledge of correct, classical riding and teaching, and high quality horsemanship standards, or willingness to learn.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
Valid Driver’s License Required
Any other equine related certifications (Ex. ARIA, BHS, or CHA certification
We offer competitive salary and great benefits!
- Health, Dental, Vision, Life
- Retirement Plan with company match
- Paid Time off and personal days
- Holiday pay
- Free Lunch for staff
- Discounted Hotel stays and friends and family rates