The Crazy Horse People!
So you’ve met the vanLenthe family, the owners of the farm.
Now, it’s time for you to meet the people behind the scenes … or on the horses, as the case may be!
Summer staff and volunteers 2017
Exceptional people that have made an impact on us!
France-Anne ￼ With deep sadness in our hearts we would like to acknowledge the beautiful life of France-Anne Sweeny. We are so privileged that she could be such a major part of the family here at Conestogo River Horseback Adventures. To advance her jumping skill in riding, she took lessons at another facility and had an accident. This has been a major impact on the equine community that she has been apart of. Freak accidents are so hard to deal with. No matter all the different places that she rides at; it has been a joy to be around her. She was such a meticulous person that she would remember and remind every mishap or spill and be the first one to ensure everyone’s safety and remember her helmet. She had such a positive attitude towards many people and horses that she always had something nice to say. “He’s so generous in the corners.” No France-Anne… you are too generous! We love you and miss you!!
Dr. Derek ￼ For the brief time we shared at the farm, your gentle touch and voice will be missed by both the Horses and Staff. Thank you for all your help, we”ll miss you!!
If you think you would be a great addition to our team please see our job description below, we accept resumes all year round!
REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. GUIDING TRAIL RIDES:
o You will gather, feed, groom and saddle horses daily
o Guide guests – children, teens and adults on trail rides
o Minimum age of 18 yr. to guide rides independently;
o Must be fit and agile enough to respond to urgent situations quickly. o
Ability to ride up to total of 6 hr./day.
o Give pre-ride instructions, assist guests on/off horses, and adjust tack properly.
o Guiding from front/rear/side; ponying another horse; hand-led “pony” rides.
o First aid/CPR certified; knowledge of emergency/evacuation procedures.
o Safety conscious
o Knowledge of area, local history, general tourist info.
o Must be able to demonstrate control and collection while on horseback
2. INSTRUCTOR: one night a week
o Teach English horsemanship
o Teach Western horsemanship
o Our students range from as young as 5yr to mature adults. Beginner to intermediate levels
o Assist small children on ponies and horses in age-appropriate horse activities
o Teaching kids group lessons in camp with a riding and theory portion
3. SLEIGH / WAGON DRIVING:
o Horse handling of one or two horses at the same time
o Harnessing a team
o Hitching a team
o Comfortable driving on roads and open fields
4. STABLE MANAGEMENT:
o Horse handling, roundup, groom/ saddle, feed/water, manure removal, sweeping stalls, basic care of horses, keep yard clean.
o These duties include the ability to on a daily basis:
• Lift 25 – 40 lb. saddles on/off horses and saddle racks.
• Lift 50 – 70 lb. hay bales to waist level, or higher.
• Ability to reach above shoulder level to halter/bridle horses.
5. OFFICE RELATED:
o Answer phones; provide information about rides, schedule rides.
o Guest sign-in, insure accurate completion of release forms, take payment, and properly fit helmets.
o Provide guests with general community/tourist info.
o Provide superb customer service; treat guests/clients with courtesy & respect.
o Maintain a friendly, helpful attitude even under adverse circumstances.
o Maintain good working relations with landowners, and other trail goers.
o Strive for the highest level of guest satisfaction and enjoyment at all times
7. TIME COMMITMENT: We are flexible on hiring 1 or 2 full time people or multiple part time.
o Weather permitting or customer discretion some shifts maybe canceled with minimal amount of notice.
Resumes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org please attach a cover letter with all horse experience listed.
With the Second year of our Survival Camp approaching, we are looking to hire 4-5 counsellors.
The survival camp is separate from our equestrian camp, so there is no horse experience required
survival Camp Job Description and Requirements:
Day Camp counselor
Monday – Fri, 8am – 5pm
Extensive knowledge of plants/animals/nature
Life guard certified bonus
18 years of age +
Create and run adventure challenge programs
Certified in CPR & First Aid
Responsible for checking in/out campers and their belongings
Review participant files
Complete incident reports to document any accidents, injuries or behavior problems that may arise.
Previous experience in the outdoors, archery, canoeing kayaking, camping etc.…
Inspect, organize and maintain all field equipment
Work with camp director to develop and implement necessary policies
Clear criminal background check
Strong communication and facilitation skills
Legally able to work in Canada
Thrive under pressure
Ensuring camper safety at all times
Ability to deal with emergencies (medical, emotional or mental)
Assist other staff in duties whenever needed
Communicating any issues to management
Ability to lift 50lbs items to set up for activities
Stamina to run sports activities with kids for 6 hours of the day
Job Type: Full-time
working with children: 3 years
High school or equivalent
Please send resumes to email@example.com