Resorts - Equestrian - Groome/Guide - Shenandoah in Gordonsville, VA by Bluegreen Vacations

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Job Description

The purpose of the Equestrian Specialist is to ensure the safe transport of guests and the well-being of animals, barn areas,and trails and to transport guests around property via horse and horse-drawn vehicle safely. Also to provide entertainment to resort guests during rides, and maintaining pasture and barn areas.

Responsibilities and Duties

Drives one or more draft animals to pull a wagon or carriage full of resort guests, or materials, grading scrapers, fertilizer spreaders, plows, or scoops.
Jiggles, pulls and slackens reins and gives oral commands to control movement of horse team
Harnesses hitch team to wagon or carriage.
May load unload vehicle or manipulate levers, pedals, or holding devices to release material.
Grooms, feeds, and waters team and cleans stable Functions and tasks such as trail rides, guide trail rides,carriage rides, wagon-rides, tractor-pulled hay rides making sure all riders and horses are safe, taking care of the animals/horses on a daily basis.
Feed, water, groom, saddle and harness horses.
Report any illnesses or injuries to the Equestrian Manager.
Inspection of horse track, inspect all tack before each trail ride, guest/owner relations, ensure the satisfaction of all guests by providing quick and satisfactory service to owners and guests.
Equipment maintenance and use, and maintain equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Maintain fields and equestrian grounds such as fence mending, fence painting, bush hogging, fertilizing, and trail maintenance.
Responsible for entertaining guests with historical stories about the resort and local area.

Job Requirements

High School or Equivalent
Equestrian or farm related experience is helpful, but not mandatory.


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