Hidden Valley Camp -- Equine Barn Management Internship
Location: Freedom, Maine
closely with the equestrian director and dedicated horse staff in
learning and contributing to the summer horse riding program focusing
on dressage, vaulting and trail riding at a coed children's summer camp
in mid-coast Maine. Your main responsibility will be to assist in the
care of the camp's 17 horses. This internship is an opportunity to
extend and gain new skills in this field.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
the equestrian director in tasks such as feeding, mucking, turn out,
equine medical needs, and horse schooling. Assist the horse staff in
dressage and vaulting lessons and trail rides.
Location and Environment
- Passion for equine management
- An ability to work closely in a team
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Solid knowledge of basic horsemanship (English) walk, trot canter, posting diagonals, on the bit.
- Knowledge of equine needs including: nutrition, behavioral management, basic medical needs.
- Ability to lift hay bales and feed bags
- Comfortable working with children ages 8-14
- Willingness to be involved in all maintenance and care tasks such as farrier visits and vet visits.
- Strong work ethic; ability to multi-task
Valley Camp provides a multitude of opportunities to children and
counselors on 350 acres of meadows, classic Maine woodland, and a large
private lake. Acres of pasture and miles of trail support our thriving
equestrian and animal care programs.
Hidden Valley is a few
miles inland from the lovely Main coastal towns of Belfast and Camden,
home to working waterfronts, galleries and restaurants, and Maine's
is a residential position. Hidden Valley is generous with time off.
Staff members get two hours off a day, as well as approximately every
other night off, and one day off per week. Nights off begin around 6 pm
and you're due back at 7:30 am the next morning. Days off are 36 hours:
6 pm to 7:30 am not the next day, but the day after.
Beautiful cabin housing and great home-cooked nutritious food included.
Hidden Valley Camp
161 Hidden Valley Road
Freedom, ME 04941
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