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Employment & Internship Opportunities

At StableStrides, we are committed to a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment where all employees have the opportunity to be themselves and contribute in a positive way.

Current CAREER Opportunities:

Marketing Manager

If you are an innovative, driven, fun, and versatile marketing expert who wants to make a difference in the world while working for an amazing organization then keep reading! 

We are looking for a creative, data-driven marketer to own the majority of the marketing process for our small, yet growing organization. You will have the opportunity to utilize your strengths to design and implement marketing strategies that will allow the organization to grow, while working for an organization that was awarded 2020 Best Work Place by The Gazette, thanks to employee feedback! We are proud of the organizational culture we’ve built to make StableStrides a place that people love to come to work every day.

Click here to view the full job description.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to hr@stablestrides.org.

Current Internship Opportunities

Mental Health Internship

StableStrides partners with Universities both locally and nationally, to provide practicum and internship experiences for students in degree programs such as social work, professional counseling and marriage and family therapy. A few of our valued University partners are University of Denver, Naropa University, Colorado Christian University, Regis University, CSU Pueblo, Newman University, and UCCS. Practicum or internship placements here at StableStrides include facilitation experience in both group and individual equine assisted therapy services, at both of our locations near Colorado Springs. We accept both undergrad and graduate students, with multiple licensed therapists who supervise interns weekly. If you are interested in learning more about our unique learning opportunities, please contact Chester DeAngelis, Clinical Services Director, at c.deangelis@stablestrides.org.

Equine Management Internship

  • To establish a solid foundation in equine health and nutrition, to understand the therapeutic riding industry standards and how it pertains to horse care, and how to maintain a therapeutic riding stables.
  • Click here for application and general information.

Equine Training Internship

  • To establish a solid foundation in horsemanship skills, to understand therapeutic riding industry standards and how it pertains to horse training, and how to maintain a horse for a therapeutic riding stables.
  • Click here for application and general information.

Instructor In-Training

The StableStrides Instructor in Training Program provides mentored instructing hours to any qualified individual seeking their PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification. Instructors in Training are given the opportunity to facilitate group therapeutic riding lessons in exchange for a donation of their time outside of teaching.

Benefits of Participating in Instructor in Training Program at StableStrides:

  • All StableStrides instructors are PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors.
  • StableStrides holds classes six days a week, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • All adaptive (therapeutic) riding classes are group classes.
  • StableStrides equines are trained and physically maintained higher than PATH Intl. Standards.
  • StableStrides offers a heated indoor arena and an outdoor arena.
  • Lead volunteer support available alongside excellently trained volunteers.
  • StableStrides clients range in age, ability and levels of experience.
  • Riding lessons offered at a reduced cost to Instructors in Training.
  • Free PATH CEU’s offered during StableStrides break weeks.
  • Three onsite PATH Intl. Mentors available to mentor Instructor in Training.

Instructor in Training Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be familiar with and be able to pass the PATH Intl. CTRI Riding.
  • Instruction Video Warm Up and Riding Pattern on a StableStrides therapy horse (*accommodation available*).
  • Must demonstrate all knowledge outlined in the PATH Intl. CTRI Equine Management (CTRE) and Horsemanship Criteria Checklists (CTRH) – see CTRI Certification Criteria.
  • Obtain a current IT letter from PATH Intl.
  • Abide by PATH Intl. Code of Ethics.
  • Maintain all PATH Intl. requirements during training process including but not limited to Adult & Child CPR/First Aid Certification.

For more information, contact Avery White, Adaptive Service Director, at 719-495-3908 or a.white@stablestrides.org.

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