Elite Show Jumping Horse Trainer will have experience with international show jumping competitions explained in more detail below and will be primarily responsible for designing and executing training programs to develop elite show jumping athletes. The successful candidate will also be involved in the administration and organization of various aspects of the Spruce Meadows Horse Program. This position also involves (not limited to) the following duties & responsibilities:
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- Design & develop training programs, including saddle breaking, and jumping, to develop elite show jumping athletes•Oversee day to day training aspects of our world class equestrian stable that houses high performance equestrian athletes including Olympic team members•Prepare assigned horses for international competition in order to represent the Spruce Meadows Horse Program as best they can including daily riding of multiple horses•Coordinate various aspects of care specific to each equine athlete and in accordance with FEI rules and regulations/international show jumping standards•Maintain all required financial, horse & other records in accordance with FEI regulations/international show jumping standards•Utilize elite level show jumping competition experience to keep horses in top condition for competition in international show jumping tournaments and in keeping with strict breeding and competition guidelines•Tracking progress of assigned horses and making adjustments as necessary using show jumping experience•Daily riding of multiple horses of varying levels including but not limited to young horses, stallions, sale & lease horses, experienced horses, client horses
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Work and Other Experience:
•Applicant should have at least 3 years prior experience competing in the sport of show jumping at Equine Canada Gold Rated competitions (or national federation equivalent) at a minimum of 1.45 metre height as well as experience riding in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) divisions.•Applicant should have at least 2 years prior experience competing at Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned competitions (tournaments) and be familiar with rules and regulations associated with those competitions.•Applicant must be in good standing with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).•Applicant must be physically fit and able to lift heavy objects such as large square bales, jump standards, poles, etc.•Applicant will be working in a farm and stable environment with animals and applicants with allergies to animals, dust, straw, grass, etc. are not encouraged to apply.•Understanding and experience with horse breeding programs preferred.•Strong interpersonal skills and professionalism in demeanor and approach.•Ability to problem solve and exhibit conflict resolution skills.•Applicant must have the ability to work well within a team and on their own.•Applicant must be able to work under the following conditions: fast-paced environment; work under pressure; tight deadlines.•As Spruce Meadows is an international horse sports venue, a second language is considered a strong asset but is not required.
Conditions of EmploymentWork at Spruce Meadows is conducted both indoors and outdoors, in a fast-paced work environment. Successful applicants must be willing to work in a variety of different settings, and must work well in both team and individual scenarios. The successful candidate must be prepared to work in all weather conditions and will be required to dress appropriately for all conditions and in keeping with conservative and tasteful stable attire.
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Elite Show Jumping Horse Trainer (NOC 8252)Company Name:Spruce Meadows Ltd. operating as Spruce MeadowsDepartment: Horse ProgramBusiness Address:18011 Spruce Meadows Way SWCalgary, Alberta T2X 4B7 Phone: 403-974-4200 Fax: 403-974-4266Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.sprucemeadows.comWork Location: Calgary, AlbertaTerms of Employment: Full Time, PermanentLanguage of Work:English
On site accommodation provided at no cost, if required
Hours of Work:
42 hours per week, plus overtime. Days worked per week may fluctuate to coincide with busy times, weekend tournaments, as well as the necessary care and management of live animals (horses). Weekend, evening, early morning and overtime hours may be required during busy times.
Wages:Competitive wages ($27.00 - $29.00 per hour), plus overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular wage rate for any hours exceeding 44 hours per week, and potential for annual merit increases or performance pay raises. Wage offered may vary depending on the applicant's level of experience, qualifications and other factors.
Comprehensive benefits package including disability insurance, dental insurance and extended medical insurance (e.g. prescription drugs, medical services and equipment). On site accommodation provided at no cost, if required. Consideration for relocation or other expenses may be given.