If spending your entire summer abroad, getting paid to look after and work with ponies and horses, sounds like a dream come true then keep dreaming!
Camps in America are looking for passionate young people just like you.
As well as teaching kids on camp about the animals and how to ride, you’ll get evenings and days off when you can socialise with all the other like-minded people your age.
Share your passion and explore America
And don’t forget the visa you get to work at camp comes with a generous 60 days’ travel allowance. That means you can enjoy a holiday exploring America, either before you start working or after you finish, when you will be able to go with all the new friends you’ve made at camp.
The great news is you don’t need to have qualifications to apply although you will need to be able to demonstrate passion and experience.
As a general rule, if you can confidently walk, trot and canter, know the basic school movements and can jump a small course of fences, then you’ll be just fine.
Check out Sophie’s video below. Sophie taught horse riding at a camp in Virginia!
Teaching riding and having fun
Your days as a riding instructor could include teaching lessons, taking horses swimming in the lake, playing gymkhana games with the kids, putting a musical drill ride together and so much more. Some camps will even hold mini dressage and jumping competitions.
But if you think that means you can’t take part and enjoy all the other activities going on at camp then don’t worry as you will be very much part of the team and you will have plenty of time to try new things and enjoy the camp atmosphere.
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If this sounds like your dream ‘job’ then let us know right away so we can see if we can find one of these sought-after roles for you. And, if you have friends with a similar interest then why not apply with them?
You’ll find camp ponies and horses are generally similar to those found in most riding schools – well-mannered and obedient – and the riding facilities ranging from small paddocks to full blown, 90-stable, indoor equestrian centres.
A few camps will only offer trail and pony rides but the majority provide optional riding lessons on a daily basis.
These are great equine jobs so let us know if you’re interested by contacting us today. Remember, if you recommend your friends to us we will discount your fees even more – it’s a great way to work in the USA and save money!