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The Riding Centre

Riding Centre Student Assistant

Job Description 
The Riding Centre Association is a nonprofit organization that provides a foundation in safe riding, care, and management of horses through affordable lessons to children and adults of diverse capabilities from Yellow Springs and surrounding counties. In 1959, Louise Soelberg, a dance instructor at Antioch College, set up a community-based riding stable through collaboration with the college. Over the years, The Riding Centre, Antioch College, and the Yellow Springs community have weathered many changes. The opportunity to host an Antioch College student through the Miller Fellowship helps The Riding Centre, Antioch College, and the greater community to strengthen this connection. 

Responsibilities I 
• Learning about The Riding Centre (RC) organization through reviewing the web page, shadowing the Director, observing therapeutic riding lessons, and participating as a horse leader or side walker in therapeutic riding lessons 

• Performing routine chores involving moderate physical labor, including mucking stalls, cleaning paddocks, moving bales of hay, and cleaning and filling water buckets 

• Becoming familiar with horse care management, grooming, tacking, and handling school horses through job shadowing 

• Learning about and participating in activities related to farm management and land stewardship, such as trail and pasture maintenance (may involve learning to use farm equipment) 

• Writing at least one article per semester about the RC for submission to the local newspaper or the RC’s newsletter 

• Attending the RC board meetings as requested 

• Ongoing organization of archives for the RC from documents compiled over 25 years. 

• Other clerical duties as assigned by the Director 

Fall & Spring 

• Assisting the Director in preparing the RC for fall and spring lessons through clerical assistance and barn management 

• Assisting riding instructors during lessons by catching, grooming, and tacking up horses for students, and sanitizing tack after lessons 

• Assisting in preparation for the spring hunter and dressage shows, including working at the shows 


• Continuing the above duties as needed 

• Assisting with summer day camps, if needed 

• Assisting with therapeutic riding lessons on Saturdays, if needed 

Carolyn Bailey

Miller Fellowships are offered to the following individuals:


      • A full-time, degree-seeking student in good standing at a Greene County college or university with a preference towards an Antioch College student
      • A high school student who is a resident of Yellow Springs/Miami Township or an attendee at Yellow Springs High School; high school Miller Fellows must be 16 years old or older.
      • A resident of Yellow Springs/Miami Township under the age of 25 in a gap year before or during college or home for a vacation period
      • Students must have completed the YSCF’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) or apply and complete the next available NLI during their employment.
      • The identified Miller Fellow can be a current employee of the nonprofit if they meet the requirements above.

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