Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024


Assistant to the Director of Riding


Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant to the Director of Riding, to begin immediately. This is a 10 month, full-time position, reporting to the Director of Riding.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach Bridgewater College riding lessons (all levels).
Demonstrated abilities in administrative and record keeping duties for lesson program and
student records. Use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Provide coaching during all shows and practice sessions (all levels).
Handle all USEF, VHSA and SWVHJA (show, entries, fees, qualifications, reservations,
accommodations, etc.)
Drive horses (Dually Crew Cab and 6 horse head to head gooseneck trailer) and students to all
horse shows as required.
Coordinate with Stable Manager on horse care and preparation for coming shows and events.
Coaching duties in IHSA, IDA and/or Eventing as needed.
Assist Director of Riding with recruiting, open houses, tours, shows and other duties as assigned. • Teach lecture courses in the Equine Minor as assigned.
Possess general knowledge of IHSA, USEF, USEA, USDF, IDA, NCAA and ODAC policies for
governing equestrian sports and participation of student-athletes.

Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
Demonstrated equestrian teaching, coaching and training
Riding experience as well as ability, skill and proficiency in schooling and showing of horses in hunter/jumpers. Skills in dressage and/or Eventing a plus.
Demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication and organizational skills
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s auto insurance carrier
General Information: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers 63 majors and minors, 29 concentrations and emphases, pre-professional programs, dual degree programs, teacher education and certification, and its first graduate program in athletic training. Bridgewater’s growing enrollment includes students from 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and sponsors 23 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.
The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, the state’s lowest crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.
Apply: Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, resume and include the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references. The cover letter should address the qualifications contained in the profile above.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For More Information: Email

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under- represented groups.



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