Jr Counselor, CIT, Employment

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 CIT, Junior Counselor Program

Summer Employment Opportunity: We are looking to fill a few positions: 

Summer Camp Horse Riding Counselors: (18 yr & up)
Camp Riding Counselors must have extensive knowledge of horse care, riding/safety and be able to communicate effectively to campers. Applicants should also be comfortable teaching riding lessons from beginner through intermediate/advance students.

Summer Camp Counselors: (18 yr & up)
No horseback riding experience necessary but must be comfortable being around horses & outdoors.

Camp runs in week long sessions throughout the summer.  Applicants must have First Aid, CPR, and certifications prior to starting.

  • During camps room/board available if needed, most of our positions will require to be with the kids for overnight camps. Our programs do not run all summer so it’s great part-time job for those who need more time off in summer!
  • If Applying for Horse Instructor Position: Applicants are expected to be competent riders and to have some experience caring for horses.  Horse instructor position will be required to volunteer at our ranch prior to being hired as part of interview process

Counselor In Training Program (CIT) 16 yr & up 

For the first time CIT trainers, we ask that CIT volunteer for several weeks. All CIT have to work all camps in June, and the first week of Overnight Camp. If the CIT is successful in the program she may be invited to stay for additional time during the camp season. Camps are typically June & July

Will I be able to ride?
There are times we may ask you to ride or help exercise a horse that will depend on your skills/level, & maturity. So that we may evaluate your riding ability, we require one intro riding lesson (additional fee). This is part of trial period. You are welcome to pay for additional lessons during your stay here; we would give you the JC discount rate.

Will I get hired the following year?
It is our hope to hire CITs for the next summer. It depends on how well you do in the CIT program, how well you interact with campers and other staff, and what area(s) of camp that you have demonstrated skill. Riding and overnight counselors must be 18 years old at the start of the summer.

Working Student Program (Help on ranch for discounted lesson & or exchange to ride)
The volunteer program is designed to provide a fun and educational opportunity for our students.  We are looking for people who plan to volunteer on a regular basis. We don’t accept volunteers on a casual basis because it doesn’t allow time for students to learn our horses’ names and dispositions, how to safely handle horse and how to ride well enough to assist us with students.

  • All applicants will be required put in # of hours prior to receiving discounts for lessons/riding.
  • Some of the duties will be caring for horses, ranch chores & help with our riding program throughout year, including in the summer. Must be available some weekday (morning or evening) At least 2 Sat/month and during our summer riding program. Schedule may vary depending on needs, ask for more details.
  • Applicants for working student positions will need to plan to come to the ranch for a personal interview along with the volunteer trial period.
  • (12-15 yr) Need to have some prior riding experiences and being with horses. Monthly lessons will be required.
  • (16 yr & up) Lesson/riding arrangements will be based off of experience
  • Applicants will be required pay for an intro 45 min lesson (20 min riding) so that we may accurately determine the rider’s skill level.  (Part of trial period). 

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• Students must be responsible, trustworthy, and physically capable to perform barn chores. 
• Students must be capable to tack up & groom their horse.
• Students are expected to work up to 12-14 hours per month.
• Space is very limited in this program, so interested students must be prepared to work hard, put their best effort forward, and perform above average
• Students must be at least 9 years of age and have taken consistent lesson for at least 6 months while volunteering. (3 lesson/month)

Duties will vary, depending on experience, age, and the needs of the barn during their shifts.  Here are some examples of things you may be asked to do:  Grooming and tacking horses for lessons; Cleaning stalls, cleaning & filling water buckets; help with lessons; loading and distributing hay; picking up and cleaning the barn and surrounding areas; and cleaning tack, helping to maintain the pastures, oiling tack, feeding and bathing horses.  If you don’t know how to do these things (and most of our new volunteers don’t), we’ll teach you.

 DSC_7979What are the Benefits?

Great Experience for your college application!

This program earns you extra riding time on top of your already paid lessons. This is great way spend more time with the horses and enjoy country life! Also if your child wants to own a horse this is great way for them to learn what it takes to have one!



Adults are welcome Volunteer too!

The huge benefit of being a volunteer you learn so much more than if you were just taking lessons. Some examples of what you might learn is how to catch a horse safely; how and what to feed a horse, and how often; recognize when they’re sick; know what to do in a situation where a horse is injured; and when to call the vet. You have more opportunity to improve your horsemanship skills and even learn how to exercise the horses.

Those interested in of these Programs let us know!