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Riding Instructor

  • Non-racing
  • Markdale, ON
  • July 31, 2024

Website Hope Haven Riding Centre

Hope Haven is a 142 acre specialized equestrian centre located o

Purpose of the position:
The Equestrian Instructor of Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre is accountable for the program planning and teaching or assisting in teaching the adaptive riding and horsemanship lessons. This person applies Equestrian Canada as well as CanTRA/ Path Int. practices to the planning and development of a progressive lesson plan that addresses the goals and objectives of each individual participant. Hope Haven Instructors report to the Program Manager.


To plan and implement a progressive lesson plan for each individual participant and assist other instructors in their lessons when requested
To assess and review participant files before the beginning of each season to ensure all files are complete and to familiarize themselves with the participant.
To assess and assign the appropriate horse and volunteer team to each participant together with the Equine Manager and Volunteer Coordinator respectively, and adjust or change when necessary based on horse, participant and volunteer compatibility at the time
Oversee the preparation of horses for their lessons
Supervises volunteers who are working with them in their lessons and assign tasks appropriately
Assists in the schooling and training of the horses under the direction of the Equine Manager
Participates in the ongoing training of volunteers as opportunities arise during lessons
Maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times to ensure safety standards are being met
Prepares end of season progress reports for participant development
Audits participant files to ensure they are up-to-date and complete
Must ensure that all upgrading is up-to-date and qualifications are on file
Provides input when requested into the creation of organizational policies and procedures
Upholds organizational standards in a congenial respective manner
Ensures that all incidents are reported and protocol is followed
Participates in awareness opportunities to promote Hope Haven programs
Participates in both instructor and full staff meetings and workshops as required

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