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Offering paid apprentice position with private living for single person, lessons, board for one horse, show opportunities and more. Want kind and generous, highly responsible, positive, talented, experienced horse lover to groom and assist with training and caring for 7-12 top quality horses including foals, breeding stock and show horses at our very successful but relaxed private barn in Valley Center, CA.
Must ride reasonably well. Will train but no beginners. Prefer two years of lessons and some show experience in any seat. We compete primarily in dressage and carriage driving but days are mostly spent helping our horses be healthy, happy, engaged, co-operative and successful in managing a variety of tasks and exercises.
Patricia cell: 503-851-1950 E-mail: patricia@dressagemorgans.com




We have an opening available for a trainer with clientele to become a part of our team here at LionHeart Ranch. A smaller, boutique type facility, we offer extraordinary care for clients and their beloved equines. The grounds are gorgeous with covered arena, complete with mirrors and letters, is maintained with impeccable footing. The main barn is of European import and design, with an open and airy feel. The horses are turned out daily at the request of the owner or trainer, supplements are given up to twice daily, feed is provided three times a day, and stall are cleaned twice daily. The outdoor stalls are lovely with room between neighboring horses. Contact us now to see about availability! 
Phone: 951-236-1188
Email: LionHeartRanch@gmail.com 


For Lease: Family boarding facility. Selah Ranch-Lakeside, CA - 3 1/3 acres Options for training, lessons, non-profits or ministry. Lighted arena, round pens, hot walker, 12x24/24/24 mare motels, wash racks, barn stalls, grazing, restrooms and access to riverbed. Close by is a future 14 acre equestrian indoor facility for horse events. Studio if needed. Contact Lynda Schaefer 619 701 8154     

20 stall barn in Vista looking for trainer or individual with multiple horses. This barn is very clean and nicely landscaped. Has bath rack, grooming areas, turnout, arena, trail, tack rooms.

Please contact Nicole 760-560-8377            



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Employment available with Salisbury Farms


Riding Instructor position available-- Located on private facility in Lakeside, Ca. Must be 18 years or older, be willing to follow our training model, be a team player, enjoy working with beginner riders of all ages. Start 1-2 days a week, more hours available if interested.

www.salisburyfarms.net or 619-723-6202.     


Part employment for experienced person to exercise, turn out, groom our Western riding quarter horses here in Ramona Ca. Reliable transportation and Must have your own medical insurance. Neat appearance. Subcontractor. If you have your own horse and want to board and barter that would be fine too.
Stephen   760 975 5360
862 Gem Lane Ramona Ca 92065    

Assistant trail guide-Ranch hand position:Interested in a long term job opportunity? Want kind and generous, highly responsible, positive, talented, experienced horse lover to assist with guided rides for our customers and perform other kinds of ranch hand duties including, grooming, feeding, mucking stalls, driving a tractor, etc.    818 591-2032   CALL for interview. Independent contractor status.     

Seeking stall cleaner for farm in Rancho Santa Fe. Ideal candidate will have good work ethic, positive attitude and desire to join our team on a long term basis. Preference given to someone with experience working safely around horses but willing to train the right person. 6 days per week, $15/hr with overtime on the 6th day and paid time off. Contact Alison at 858-756-0321     

Trail Guide/Ranch hand position. Only those desiring long term employment and experienced guides should apply. Reliable transportation, medical insurance required.Neat appearance, AMAZING with the public is what our facility prefers.Pay negotiable. Work as independent contractor. Days and hours vary. CALL (818) 591-2032 if you are ready to commit with our ranch.      


Working student position available at premier Dressage facility in San Marcos California. Must have some grooming experience duties include mostly tacking up, turning out, and general barn chores. You are welcome to bring your own horse or work with one of our well behaved lesson horses. If interested please contact 561 676-8478. Email: Trianasdressage@gmail.com      

Part time ranch hand and horse care taker wanted. Located 20 miles East of Temecula off Hwy 79. Will need to clean corrals and groom/exercise horses. Also clean livestock pens. Great working environment. Could work into more than part time work. References required.
Email: kderway@gmail.com         

Full time groom position available at premier dressage facility in San Marcos CA. Competitive pay & reasonable hours. Must have previous experience. Please contact at mackinziepooley@gmail.com          

Full or part time grooming position available in Encinitas. Must know how to wrap polo and standing and be able to handle competitive dressage horses.
6 days a week with one full weekend off a month. Starting pay of $2500/ month.
Phone: 310 435 2204
Email: dblakecd@aol.com       

ISO working student for a trainer specializing in starting colts. Options for room and board to the right person. Opportunities to ride based on experience. Must be hard working, committed, willing to learn, have a positive attitude, and be kind and confident with the horses. For more info please contact Gabby Pfeifer at 303-889-9308      


Summer Camp Riding Director position with immediate start- This is a seasonal position located near Idyllwild, CA. Riding Director oversees all equestrian. Staff, leads staff in the proper care of our horses, and instructs camp participants in basic horse care and riding. Housing on site during the season is available.
Phone: 909 557-4334
Email: Craleigh@gssgc.org     


We are looking for a working student at our hunter/jumper sales stables in San Marcos, CA. Position would need to hack horses all day Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Also opportunity for a paid grooming position at the shows with us as well. Thanks in advance!
Phone: 480 822 0853
Email: bjbollig@live.com     

Startup Horse Facility Seeking Facilitators for Therapeutic & Enrichment Programs. Will train those willing to embrace our methodology. Pay varies. Programs offer a place of healing, growth and empowerment. Ideal candidate enjoys working w/ children/teens/adults/horses in outdoor environment. Flexible hours. Must have reliable transportation. Located in East County SD. Call or text 619-828-5383     

Working student position available at premier Dressage facility in San Marcos Ca Must have some grooming experience duties include mostly tacking up, turning out, and general barn chores. You are welcome to bring your own horse or work with one of our lesson horses. If interested please respond with three references, past horse experience, availability and riding goals. Trianasdressage@gmail.com     

Working Student Wanted: Beautiful Hunter/Jumper barn in Rancho Palos Verdes looking for hard working individual to help with the school program, groom, tack up, turnouts, and daily care of the horses. Must be self motivated and responsible.
Email: jen@hanninkequine.com            

Portuguese Bend Riding Club, a full service training and boarding facility is looking to fill stall cleaning/feeding and groom positions. Compensation includes hourly wage and living accommodations (utilities included). Contact Laura for more information: 310-377-3507 or pbrc1@verizon.net            

Positions available full or part time on private dressage ranch in Rancho Santa fe. Several positions available-including groom, young horse care/trainer, gardening and ranch maintenance. Options 619-813-4882            


Employment Wanted


Position Wanted: Assistant to Head Trainer
Long term/fulltime
Many years experience, also years as a sole proprietor.
I am looking to be involved in the daily routine of a Training/Lesson/Show facility. 

Feeding, grooming, tacking/untacking,bathing, clipping, lunging, longlining, teaching, riding, etc., or anything that needs to be done, to keep things running smoothly.  Willing to help with barn chores as a team player.

Enjoy teaching beginners to intermediate, and all ages, as well as coaching at shows.
Can drive truck and trailer, IM and IV injections, good at noticing colic, lameness, etc. Comfortable taking sole charge in the owners absence.

Please contact at taydressage@yahoo.com. References, and resume available. Prefer live on site for myself, husband, and 3 small dogs, or if there are reasonably priced rentals within a reasonable commute. Currently in Palm Springs, but Looking for anywhere in California.     

Hi, I'm a working professional on my late 20s with 20 years of horseback riding experience in endurance, jumping & dressage. I would love to help with riding, for any discipline and breed. Have experience with difficult horses as well. Would be available 1-2 times on weekdays, and most weekends. I just love horses and right now it is not possible for me to have one. Contact: mprat@ufl.edu. Marta.    

Seeking live out / live in PT / FT
negotiable on situation and FT or PT
Available ASAP
barn, English /eventing or H/J Position
Female with horse experienced 10+years. Hacking ,grooming, mucking, basic teaching thru begging jumping, riding,etc... barn management, great with clients, odd jobs including not limited to cleaning, dog bathing and brushing.
Phone: 818 205 6525
Email: Lisapinklisa@outlook.com    

Single woman, 2 cats, 1 dog, 3 horses looking for room and board in exchange for ranch work, care, management, etc. Extensive experience with horses and nonprofits, grant writing, 17 years in the classroom with at risk youth. Phone:  951-368-8717    

College student looking for time in the saddle! Looking for: someone who has a horse who needs more time than they have; has multiple horses and needs someone to hack/exercise; has a child's horse that could use a couple rides per week by an experienced rider; someone offering 2 day per week leasing option, etc. I ride huntseat and dressage, 16 yrs of experience. I also have ridden/showed western. San Marcos and surrounding area
Email: winterbaumgartner@gmail.com     

I am a certified equine massage therapist who just relocated to the San Diego area. Please contact for prices and more information. Email: kat.grace@outlook.com      

Dear future employer,
I am a 29 year old female with over 20 years experience!I'm currently looking for a position as a groom and to work horses for owners. I'm also a Veterinary assistant going to school to become a large animal vet technician. I'm available to start in August, salary neg. Thank you.
Phone: 805 889 9700
Email: randihicks@rocketmail.com    

Hello, my name is Sahar and I am A PATH Certified TRI. I currently work for a children's residential facility where I am the program director and instruct the Children's Home Therapeutic Horsemanship Program that caters to the children in treatment. Due to a change in my husbands job we are moving to San Diego. I am In search of PT/FT Work in the area. http://linkedin.com/in/sahar-mace-2707518a     

My name is Chelsea Matthews. I am an experienced horseback rider, and have worked with horses throughout my life. My dad was a professional steer roper, so I was nine months the first time he sat me on a horse. I am experienced in all kinds of riding, horsemanship, and breeds. I am also quick to learn. When I am with horses I feel right at home. I would love to be a part of your team in any way. Email: Chelsea.chexmix@gmail.com     


I am an equine assisted facilitator (certified Equine Guided Educator Level 1) and equine specialist (worked for local EAGALA based non-profit.) in LA. I am seeking a part time position in an equine assisted program where my knowledge would be of service and in return, I might gain invaluable experience. Prior to my therapeutic equine work, I was a competitive equestrian for nearly 30 years
Phone: 818 813 2600
Email: victoriableeden@yahoo.com     

30+ yrs.exp. ISO: Assistant position in a dressage/western dressage facility. OR: a facility that specializes in PtHA, APHA, ApHC or AQHA.
Looking to assist with daily routine of a training/show facility.
More info, references, and resume available.
Live on site for myself, husband, 3 small dogs, would be preferred. Or, reasonably priced rentals in the area
Contact: taydressage@yahoo.com     

Seeking part-time ranch work in north OC. Horse girl with 12+ years of experience and horse ownership. I'm available to do stall cleaning, feeding, turn outs, barn chores. I can do it all. My availability is very flexible. I also have excellent references. Please call or text 714 873 7279.    

Looking for living arrangements in exchange for work/riding/exercising/etc. Single woman, 1 cat, 1 dog and 2 Peruvian horses. Open to all areas! Phone: 951-368-8717  or email: tammywinchell@gmail.com     

l'm looking for a working student position. Have been riding for the best 13 years, mainly hunter/jumpers. I do have some experience with western and dressage. Have my own horse. Willing to clean take, lunge, clip, wrap, etc. I'm looking to stay within the Calabasas and valley area.  Please email lyon22t@mtholyoke.edu     


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