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General Manager, Red Barn


The Stanford Red Barn Student Equestrian Center is part of Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) which is the premier intercollegiate athletics and recreation program in the country. The Red Barn is the oldest building on campus, part of Leland Stanford’s Palo Alto Stock Farm that became home to Leland Stanford Junior University in 1891.

Today the Red Barn is a state-of-the-art training and education center for equestrians with nearly 100 horses in our care. The barn is the home of Stanford’s top-ranked collegiate Equestrian Team, the thriving Stanford Riding Academy, as well as serving as a boarding facility with premier resident trainers. The Red Barn operates under the oversight of DAPER in concert with the Red Barn Advisory Board, a distinguished group including faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

The Red Barn maintains the model of equine excellence and historical roots entrenched in the University’s “Farm” heritage through outreach, community events, and equine education programs. Our priority is serving Stanford students, the Stanford community (faculty, staff, and alumni), and members of our local community.

The General Manager, Red Barn is responsible for the oversight of the Red Barn Student Equestrian Center, reporting to the Executive Director. The General Manager, Red Barn will supervise the staff of grooms, facility service providers, and run the day-to-day operations of the facility, including payment and record keeping of boarders, and supervise the staff of grooms. Some weekends and evenings will be required.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Inspect and maintain facilities and capital goods (vehicles), addressing all operations, maintenance, janitorial and safety issues.
  • Act as the liaison for any / all operations-related service providers including landscaping, electricians, pest abatement, janitorial, Stanford Operations, and others as needed.
  • Develop, update and follow maintenance schedule for facilities, including managing agreed annual on-going maintenance budget.
  • Maintain and update list of vendors, undertaking yearly review of service providers.
  • Work with ED on capital planning (scheduling and budgeting for needed long range repairs like roof, fencing, new footing).
  • Oversee custodial management including trash, manure, recycling, bathroom and office.
  • Ensure arenas are correctly watered, groomed and maintained and provide landscaping as needed (weeding, tree pruning).
  • Oversees Groom Coordinator and Groomsmen deliverables and their day-to-day care of the horses and facilities.
  • Duties include direct supervision, scheduling, training, completing payroll and offering staff development.
  • Act as the liaison between the Executive Director and DAPER human resources for hiring, performance management, and staff development needs.
  • Maintain the general organization of the office and its operations, including phone, voicemail and email inquiries.
  • Source and ensure continual supply of high-quality shavings, hay, manure disposal, barn and office supplies, securing best pricing and working with Finance to ensure prompt payment.
  • Maintain up to date records for all boarders including: vaccinations, boarding contracts, releases, up-to-date stall cards, and related administrative duties.
  • Work feed changes with Boarders, pass instructions to Groom Coordinator, ensure changes followed.
  • Communicate with Coaching staff, updating monthly list of boarders with Program Director (and receiving monthly list of SRA riders).







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We're hiring!

Strafford Saddlery is staffed by a small but mighty team of knowledgeable horse people focused on serving the national equestrian community with great service and great products. We are looking for additional team members and offer a flexible schedule, hourly wage, product discounts, performance bonuses and more!

To apply, send your resume to and tell us about how your skills and experience will help you succeed in a particular role.


Strafford Saddlery is looking for enthusiastic horse people with a passion for providing a great customer experience. This role is focused primarily on helping customers find the products that fit their needs. In addition, you will help with receiving and stocking merchandise, preparing web orders and keeping the store looking great.

You should have:

  • Experience with horses and familiarity with competitive or recreational riding
  • A good understanding of the types of products we carry (we will train you on specifics)
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Past retail, sales or customer service experience is helpful but not required.
  • This is a part-time position (10 - 25 hours/2 - 4 days per week). We offer a flexible schedule that includes some weekends, hourly wage, product discounts and performance bonuses.


    Strafford Saddlery is looking for a SALES TEAM LEAD, a key team member focused on customer service and store operations. For the right person, this position could grow into a management role with additional responsibilities.

    This leadership role is responsible for:

  • Collaborating with other staff to deliver outstanding customer service
  • Creating a safe, comfortable and attractive store environment for customers and staff
  • Managing processing of web and phone orders
  • Coordinating third-party services (blanking cleaning, repairs, engraving and embroidery)
  • Ensuring store operations run effectively and efficiently
  • This is a year-round position (approximately 30 - 40 hours per week), based in Quechee, Vermont at our retail store. Related experience is helpful, but we are more interested in individuals who are upbeat, organized and collaborative, with the ability and desire to contribute.

    Hourly wage plus benefits, which include product discounts, flexible schedule, paid time off, and more.





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    Prixview Data Journalist

    Love horses? Want to get paid to attend horse shows? We're looking for someone like you.

    As a member of our global journalist network, you'll get to attend Jumping competitions in your area. While you're there, you’ll report the live action back to us through our data collection software.


    Prixview was founded by "horse people” who want to showcase the dynamic nature of Equestrian Jumping sport to broader audiences. That’s why we’ve built the software and team to capture Jumping sport data in real-time and synthesize it into reliable insights & analytics. Next, we’ll leverage our proprietary data and partnerships to create engaging fan experiences and be the first mover in bringing the global trend of fantasy & legal sports betting to Jumping.


    This is an opportunity for exciting and fast-paced work in the equestrian space as an independent contractor. You will receive training in how to use Prixview software in order to provide the best analyses of the competition as possible, including:

    - Entering pre-competition information (course plan, starting order)

    - Logging faults, time and the other details of each round as they happen

    - Providing post-round notes and competition reporting


    - Flexible working hours
    - Travel stipend to competitions
    - Show Passes to all competitions covered.

    - Part of the Prixview Journalist Network (regular events & partner discounts)



    To learn more and apply, email



    SCAD - ASSISTANT BARN MANAGER (OFF-SITE), posted Feb. 6, 2023

    As the assistant barn manager, you will assist in daily facility operations as well as the hiring, training, and continued development of staff.  Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing of work, providing feedback (including discipline of employees), and addressing and resolving complaints. The supervision of grooms is required at least two days every week, in the absence of the barn manager, and any other needed time. You are also responsible for organizing and overseeing care for all horses such as feeding, turnout, shoeing, grooming, haying and watering, monitoring their general health, and the administering of medications and supplements. The assistant barn manager oversees the overall appearance of the equestrian center including the barn, landscape, and offices. The assistant barn manager is required to live on site and participate with other staff in a work schedule that assures 24/7 coverage, including weekends.

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor's degree in equine science or related field
    • Proven ability, experience and a sound understanding of equine care

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) highly valued
    • Experience driving a horse trailer



    Type of internship offered: The work will be varied and include a combination of digital content production, social media posts and magazine editorial content. The intern will work with other team members and the marketing department to create a broad spectrum of digital and print media. Tasks will include: adding SEO details to digital media, writing video descriptions and content, posting articles to the website, assisting with social media posting, assisting with website organization and proofreading articles.

    Requirements: At least a junior in college. Strong writing and editing skills are necessary. Prefer knowledge of SEO best practices, Adobe Suite, Word Press, Microsoft Office, Canva, Later, Emplifi and social media platforms.

    Work is remote and approximately 20 hours per week. Hourly wage is available.

    Please email your resumé, published clips and references to Stephanie Ruff,


    SCAD - ASSISTANT COACH, posted Nov. 14, 2022

    KEISER UNIVERSITY– Seeking full time faculty for Equine Academic Programs. Qualified candidate will have MS/PhD in Animal Science (or related field) OR a DVM. Contact Julie Snyder - posted August 18, 2022


    SCAD - ASSISTANT BARN MANAGER - contact Eddie Federwisch - posted July 29, 2022