Welcome to the Wellington Indoor Riding School. We are a community of passionate riders and instructors who are re-launching a Wellington based riding school in November 2013.


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We are urgently looking for a passionate riding school instructor who can join us in the development and re-launch of this new Wellington Indoor Riding School.

This established business is being relaunched under new ownership. This provides the unique opportunity to establish a riding school that inspires people to take up and enjoy riding as much as we do.

As the lead instructor, you will be able to help us develop the teaching programme. You will report directly to the owners of the school, and receive the autonomy and resources necessary to develop areas of the school that support this teaching programme. This includes influence and involvement in the purchasing, training and development of horses and supporting facilities.

If you are passionate about riding, and seek a new challenge, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

About the Riding School

The Indoor Riding School has been in its’ current location for over 20 years. During this time, it has been the primary location for riding lessons in the wider Wellington region. The current management is moving on, allowing for the opportunity to rejuvenate and modernize the school for the next generation of aspiring riders.

About Wellington

Wellington is all about the arts, culture, cafe’s and natural surrounds. New Zealand’s capital city is nestled between rolling hills and a stunning harbour. With a vibrant and compact downtown area this city is best explored on foot. Wellington is a fantastic place to work. Government, business, the arts, science, entrepreneurs and small business thrive in remarkable proximity and with a generous spirit of co-operation.  Working from or within Wellington is about being connected, flexible, motivated and accessible.

Roles and responsibilities

This role is primarily focused around teaching people to ride horses in groups or one-on-one sessions.

Instruction will include teaching students the entire process from horse management to the intricacies of their chosen discipline. In addition, instructors will occasionally accompany and assist their pupils at competitions and events.

This role also requires the management skills to address behavioural issues and establish exercise routines specific to the requirements of their horses and riders. This instructors role encompasses horse training and input into stable management, duties (as agreed), and teaching.

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching general horsemanship principles & skills

  • Teaching students to ride in groups or individual lessons

  • Schooling horses

  • Preparing riders for competition & shows as required

  • On occasion accompanying riders to competitions & shows

  • On occasion coaching during competitions & shows

  • Daily operations of riding school

  • Development, planning and execution of training programmes for horses and riders

  • Scheduling of lessons

  • Leadership of other instructors as required

  • Requirements

  • BHS Instructor Qualification or equivalent

  • A minimum of 5 years teaching experience as a riding instructor in a riding school

  • The ability to work with horses and people simultaneously and a high attention to detail are essential

  • This is a position which will rely heavily upon previous teaching experience and strong horsemanship skills

  • The successful applicant needs to be willing to undertake and maintain New Zealand certificates in First Aid and Coaching for New Zealand health and safety regulations if required. This may be at the riding school’s own cost.