Monday, Jun. 5, 2023




Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for an equestrian fellow. This two-year, full-time appointment supports an array of responsibilities necessary for the Hollins University Riding Center to thrive. This position is eligible for health and life insurance; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; extended year-end holiday pay; retirement plan; tuition assistance; and campus housing benefits.

About the Role

The equestrian fellow will gain exposure to all aspects of barn management, including proper horse care, as well as the upkeep and maintenance of riding facilities. Depending on experience, the fellow may support teaching of riding lessons. This position reports to the Director of the Equestrian Program & Head Riding Coach, works in collaboration with the Assistant to the Director, and also supervises work-study students.

Specific duties include the following:

• Maintain clean, organized, and sanitary stables by adhering closely to established protocols including stall cleaning, cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, trash removal, etc.
• Feed, water, groom (including body clipping), and handle horses
• Administer therapeutic treatments to horses
• Maintain indoor and outdoor grounds as needed
• Maintain supplies and equipment, including repair schedules
• Maintain management records
• Interview, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate work-study students
• Serve in weekend and holiday rotations, on-call, and night turnout schedule

Position Qualifications

Successful applicants must have the following qualifications and experience:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum of five years of riding experience in the hunter/jumper discipline
• Thorough understanding and working knowledge of equine first aid, bandaging, clipping, trimming/pulling, lunging, schooling, and sole change
• Effective communication skills
• Willingness to support teaching and coaching in the forward riding system
• Ability to work well with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and with varying levels of riding and horse experience
• Ability to work within the framework of Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) and other riding associations’ rules and regulations
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to drive university vehicles
• Ability and willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends
• Valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations

Preferred candidates will have experience in horse care and barn management in a riding facility and/or with experience in a single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for three references. Once the selected candidate accepts a contingent employment offer, criminal history and motor vehicle background checks will be conducted.

About Hollins

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Hollins, please visit our website (


As the US Operations Manager, you’ll lead and oversee all logistic aspects of our operation from head to tail. From inventory thru warehousing, strong relations with several key departments in the home office are essential as you lead operational decisions based on marketing and sales goals. You’ll communicate effectively with the team to maximize performance and overall operational optimization.

A level head and a calm, focused manner is essential in leading our logistics team. And no matter how busy it gets, you’re always focused on getting the team to work hard, work together to help exceed sales targets and maximize output. That’s the challenge as well as the reward.

Key Duties:

Lead and manage all day-to-day operations in warehouse from head to tail

Manage hiring and training of employees for warehousing duties

Work closely with Toronto based management team and Retail team in Kentucky

Assist head office team with forecasting, purchasing, analytics and trends

Manage inventory and warehousing both on-site and off-site

Travel to core industry events throughout the year to assist with our pop-up displays

Leads physical scanning, packing and moving of product for Pop-up horse shows and other events according to Merchandising Plan provided by Head Office

Warehouse maintenance and organization

Ensure that all merchandise and product received at the store is processed in accordance with established programs and procedures and that the department area is organized and maintained

Perform and oversee daily shipping duties efficiently and effectively with close attention to detail to ensure that orders are properly picked, packed and shipped and arrive on time

Processes incoming deliveries as instructed with strict adherence to proper counting, barcoding, shelving and stocking procedures

Quality Control of inbound products received with reporting to head office

Operates POS program to complete daily inventory paperwork

Participates in cycle counts; carefully operates electronic Inventory counters to record data in POS program for adjustments/transfers

Stays familiar with all current and new products and their marketing plans to ensure that there is stock to support the plans

Maintains excellence in providing clear, timely and polite information to clients regarding shipments, damages and re-orders, etc.

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and achieve deadlines

Experience working in fast paced environments where attention to detail is key

Ability to adapt to change and accept responsibility


‪Prior shipping/receiving experience – minimum 2 years

Warehouse experience – minimum 2 years

‪Retail experience – minimum 2 years

‪Equestrian industry experience- minimum 5 years


Thorough understanding of the horse industry

Professional appearance- business casual attire required

High level of organizational skills and ability to follow directions

Must be able to physically maneuver and handle racks and carts of merchandise

Standing and walking for long periods of time and climbing ladders

Lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma

Bachelor’s degree preferred



Major Gifts Officer

United States Equestrian Team Foundation

Lindauer is proud to partner with the United States Equestrian Team Foundation in the search for its next Major Gifts Officer.

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is the philanthropic partner of US Equestrian and supports the competition, training, coaching, travel, and educational needs of America’s elite and developing International High Performance horses and athletes. High Performance programs are developed in seven international equestrian disciplines. These programs train and support top athletes and horses to compete at the Olympics, World Championships, Pan American Games, and other top international competitions. Rooted in a commitment to international excellence and deep pride in the country, the Foundation provides a vital function by raising the funds that allow the American team to prepare and compete at the Olympic Games and other high performance international competitions around the world.

As the energy and excitement mount for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in Paris and Los Angeles respectively, the USET Foundation seeks a Major Gift Officer (MGO) to spearhead engagement of the emerging equestrian constituency in California. The MGO will report to the Executive Director and will be based in California. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and sophisticated fundraiser who is inspired by the mission and goals of the USET Foundation as it builds for the future. The MGO will possess knowledge of the competitive equestrian sport and the equine community or demonstrate an eagerness to learn.

The successful candidate will be a brand ambassador required to travel and attend domestic competitions. This is an incredible opportunity to impact the trajectory of equestrian sport in the United States for a new generation of athletes in their pursuit of excellence. To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Vice President Maureen Huminik or Consultant Chandra Montgomery at


The Madeira School is seeking a Riding Instructor. This individual teaches beginner through advanced riders in the American hunter and jumper system, coaches students at USEF, IEA and local horse shows, and supports the overall management of the stables.

The Madeira School is an independent boarding and day school that educates girls in grades 9-12. The scenic 376-acre campus is just 10 miles from Washington, DC. Enrolling 334 students from 21 states and 38 countries, Madeira was founded with the vision of leading innovation in girls’ education and the mission of launching women who change the world.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching: teach beginner through advanced group riding lessons based on the techniques and theory of the American System of Forward Riding; instruct grooming, tacking and other horse-handling techniques with an emphasis on safety and correctness; teach basic horse health care, both routine (e.g., feeding, vaccines, worming, dental, farrier) and exceptional (e.g., identifying lameness, colic, and basic first aid); develop appropriate lesson plans; assist in teaching Intro to Riding class and 9th grade equestrian co- curriculum program as needed.

Stable Management: Fill-in for stable manager two days per week and during vacations. (Setting feed, administering medications, treadmilling, using Bemer blanket etc.); assist with first-aid care of horses including leg wrapping, wound care and IM/IV injections; assist with show packing and prep (pulling manes, lunging and clipping).

Coaching: Coach students at IEA, USEF and non-rated hunter/jumper competitions; organize, help run and coach students at on-campus competitions; organize entries, stalls, hotels and transportation of horses and students to off-campus shows; care for horses and students at off-campus shows; transport horses and students to off-campus shows.

Riding: Provide training rides at home for both student and school horses; help to gradually return injured horses back into fitness by following a prescribed schedule; exercise school and student horses over breaks.

General: Assist with Summer Riding Workshop (camp program) as needed; cover stable-care duties during staff vacations or as needed (mucking, turn-out, changing blankets etc.); transport horses to and from veterinary clinics and other stables; supervise some evenings of night-turnout and stable closedown; help organize and set-up for special on-campus events.

Note: This is a physical job that requires the strength and dexterity to perform all required tasks, including several hours daily of standing, sitting and walking. Riding and handling challenging mounts of all temperaments. Lifting and carrying at least 40 pounds, jump standards, boxes, poles and gates.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 3 years’ full-time working experience as a professional riding instructor or trainer; experience riding and training hunters and jumpers preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability as teacher and coach; able to teach group lessons and safely train students and horses; able to coach students at competitions.
  • Experience showing at USEF-rated competitions and coaching students at USF-rated, IEA or collegiate competitions preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required; ability to drive a truck and trailer required.
  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with exceptional initiative and judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage several projects at once and represent the school in a gracious and supportive manner.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to away competitions, including overnight stays and hauling horses as needed.
  • Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and/or single sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest to Please include your name in the file name of all documents submitted.


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