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STF- Barn Manager Listing

Company Description
Stone’s Throw Farm is a full-service equestrian boarding and riding facility, located in Dublin, Ohio, just minutes from the heart of Columbus. They know that spending time with horses is a healthy and therapeutic way to have fun, but they also believe that the ability to consistently provide clients with a great equestrian experience requires talented staff and strong business practices. Their goal is not just to be the boarding barn that is the most geographically convenient, but to be a well-run and much-loved
community equestrian center that happens to be close by. With this in mind, they are starting with a pure boarding and riding stable. As the business grows, they will gradually add riding lessons, therapeutic riding programs, and after-school and summer day camps with both educational and riding components.

The Position
The on-site Barn Manager position will grow in responsibility alongside the business, but is at all times expected to be part of the management team, helping to shape the center’s programs and practices. Initially, the Barn Manager will be primarily responsible for the daily care and maintenance for up to 40 horses, including feeding and cleaning stalls, moving horses to turn-out runs, dragging the arenas as needed, basic stable cleaning and maintenance, and responding to client inquiries and concerns. As the boarding business grows, the Barn Manager will lead the development of additional programs, and begin management and oversight of other employees to ensure the continued success of the center.

Desired Qualifications

  • A combination of education and/or work experience that makes us confident you can perform this job well.
  •  A desire to provide premium customer service and respond quickly and efficiently to clients.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability and experience keeping detailed records.
  • An interest in ensuring rider and horse safety at all times.
  • A desire for continuous self-improvement and learning.
  • The ability to perform physically difficult barn chores, such as lifting hay and shavings bales.
  • A relaxed, competent attitude that instills trust and confidence in both people and horses.
  • Reliability and consistency of temperament.

Competitive salary, with revenue sharing model from boarding business. Salary increases and additional revenue sharing in lesson and camp activities if Barn Manager assists with those services. An allowance towards health care and support for horse-related continuing education. Housing on-site in a newly constructed studio apartment, including all utilities. Apartment furnishings and horse boarding negotiable.

To Apply
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