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January 2019

Horse Careers


How to Start a Career Working with Horses

In Australia, the equestrian industry brings in more than 1.143 billion dollars per year, and that’s not even counting income from horse sports, according to a report from Equestrian Australia (EA). Since the equestrian industry is currently robust, and likely to remain so in the future, there are plenty of exciting career opportunities for people who love horses. Examples of jobs that are horse-centered include Barn Manager, Bloodstock Agent, Broodmare Manager and Dude Ranch Wrangler. Most jobs don’t require formal degrees. To get hired, an applicant should have a lot of experience with horses, in addition to a professional and polished resume and a strong work ethic.

How to gain experience with horses

Kids who want to get on this fulfilling career pathway should get used to being around horses as soon as they can. Summer horse camps are great places to become comfortable with horses and learn how to ride them. These camps are fun and very educational.

Adults with the same career ambitions should gather experience which makes them stand out. Employers will want to know that applicants understand the fundamentals of horse care, know how to ride horses and have some understanding of equine behaviour and equine psychology. Adults should shoot for a mixture of book learning and real-life experience. Online courses are convenient ways to learn , according to Any courses that you complete will also look great on your resume.

How to create an impressive resume

Once you’ve gathered experience and education, you’ll need to show it off. This happens on a resume. The easiest way to create a professional and polished resume is to find a CV template that looks great and has room for information about your career objective, education, work experience and achievements. Fill out the sections of the resume template carefully online – save it both to your computer and online to keep it safe. Double-check names and dates, as well as grammar and spelling – any good word processor will have a good program for this. Then, boost your chances of getting the job you want by creating a cover letter, which should be sent out alongside your CV. A good cover letter should be directed at a company hiring manager and it should include your contact information.

How to develop a strong work ethic

Kids who want to work with horses should build their physical fitness by riding horses regularly and caring for horses regularly. Working with horses does require physical endurance, as it’s often very hard work. The stronger and fitter a child is, the easier the work will be. When a child gets used to doing typical horse chores, such as mucking out stables and grooming horses, he or she will develop the right work ethic. People who genuinely love horses find it easier to spend long periods of time around them, while performing chores. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you’ll find that having a passion for horses is the key to maintaining the motivation to take care of horse-related tasks, day in and day out.

Plan an Equestrian career today

The equestrian industry in Australia is a billion-dollar industry. If you love horses, you will find that many career opportunities are open to you, provided you have the right blend of experience and education, along with an impressive resume and strong work ethic. Now that you know how to get started working with horses, you’ll be ready to put together a smart career plan.

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June 2018

Horse Rides – What To Pack For A Horse Riding Adventure


 KIAH PARK HORSE RIDING You ought to have a cowboy hat. You have to have leather chaps, right? Who would go horse riding without the chaps? Chaps and spurs. The spurs have to cling right you know, because you’ll just look ludicrous walking inside the bar, swinging the half-doors open when the spurs do not cling, right? Cowboy scenes and adventurous galloping always come to mind when you think of riding a horse. The riding essentials need not be solely made out of leather, and you can definitely have a galloping fun time without the spurs. Here are some really useful things to pack for your horse riding adventure.

1. Sunscreen and lip balm. Very important, commonly forgotten. You need to protect your skin from the harsh sun while riding and your lips from wind burn as you canter through the countryside.

2. Insect Repellent. Horse riding will bring you to some of the most secluded locations that are only accessible on horses. Apply insect repellent on your clothing to ward off mosquito and tick bites that may ruin your experience.

3. Long sleeved top preferably with a collar to protect your arms and neck from the sun’s rays. Comfortable jeans with smooth seams to avoid chafing most especially on the inner thigh that gets the most friction from the saddle while riding. It’s also advisable to wear lycra leggings under your jeans for added protection. Make sure you bring a spare or two of these pieces of clothing.

4. Riding boots. Contact the provider of your horse ride or an expert for the best affordable brands suitable for riding.

5. Wide brimmed hat preferably with a tie-down string to keep it secure when riding a horse.

6. Personal stash of necessary medication, first aid kit, water and in between snacks. Horse rides usually entail long trails under weather conditions that can wear you out easily. Never rely on the food and beverage provided as part of the adventure package. It is best to be prepared with some munchies if you feel like nibbling.

7. Cotton sweat absorbers or bandanas for your head.

8. Camera. Horse riding will take you to some amazing places, immortalize the experience and relive it by capturing it on film.

9. If you are planning to go on an overnight riding expedition, you may need to bring a sleeping bag. It is best to inquire from the outfitter if they provide some and even if they do, you just might prefer to use one of your own.

10. Always have a map of your the trail or route, and a compass. You never know when it may come in handy. After all, horse riding locations are not like anything you have been to before, it’s nice to be familiar with the place and have some navigational tools in case you need them.

Horse riding is a laid back relaxed activity that does not demand much equipment as compared to other outdoor activities. Most riding gear can come from your closet and be rented out from the outfitter. Apart from the basic skill and knowledge of riding a horse which will be taught to you as soon as you hit the stables, all you really need to remember to pack will be personal items essential to an outdoor activity. Pack lightly, bring only what you need to ensure that the horse will be less tired since you have not added much to its load.

Hannah McEwen is an experienced writer that is also a massive fan of horse riding. She has enjoyed the sport from the moment she learned to ride a horse through to her many horse riding adventures across Australia. Hannah McEwen thinks everyone can participate in horse riding and hopes that more people participate in the sport. If you are interested in horse riding you should find out more today and before you know it you’ll be enjoying your very own riding a horse lessons.

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August 2015

Kiah Park Horse Riding is Amazing


Although it’s probably said a lot, Kiah Park is absolutely amazing. Each day is filled with so many fun activities, and the riding there is fantastic. You make life-long friends and meet some amazing people. Whether coming for the day or staying the entire week, it can be seen just how amazing Kiah is. The food, activities and riding are all run flawlessly; and the Supervisors who run them are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. I have been coming for ten years, and I definitely plan on another ten. – Natascha, 15 years

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Horse riding Camp


Blog by Lucy and Kathryn (Camp Kids on 7 – 14 July 2012)

Our experience at Kiah Park Horse Riding Camp has been fantastic.  Even though it rained we still fitted in at least an hour and a half ride in the morning and afternoon.  We both had brilliant horses, Kathryn rode Sahara and thought she was amazing and is excited to compete in the gymkhana.  Lucy rode a multitude of wonderful horses however she is riding Gilbert for the gymkhana.  There is nothing not to like about Kiah Park Horse Riding Camp.  The food is amazing and the Supervisors are great.  We had lots of fun doing Survivor, which is a bunch of activities that test your strength and ability.  Kiah Park is definately a fabulous place to be 🙂

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July 2012

Horse riding on the Sunshine Coast


Blog by Alice (Camp Kid on 7 – 14 July 2012)

Kiah Park is a fun camp where you can ride horses, participate in challenges and lots more.  Kiah Park is on the Sunshine Coast hinterland close to Gympie and is owned by Nick and Tilana.  Children are able to stay a week (or two – like me) in the school holidays and enjoy the fantastic food provided by the wonderful staff.

Blog by Bridget (Camp Kid on 7 – 14 July 2012)

Kiah Park is the BEST horse riding camp on the planet!!  There is Survivor, Gymkana, fun games and the best of all … HORSE RIDING with all the best and cutest horses.  And all of this happens at a horse riding camp just 25 kms from Gympie and 45 kms from Noosa.  I personally know that if you come to Kiah Park you will have an amazing time!!

Blog by Tom (Camp Kid on 7 – 14 July 2012)

Kiah Park is a horse riding camp with fun activities during the school holidays.

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Horse Riding And Day Treks


Blog by Gilda, India and Tuia (Camp Kids on 7 – 14 July 2012)

We had a great time horse riding this week!!! We started riding our ponies on a beautiful trail going through the mountains and brightly coloured grass fields.  We have all learned how to communicate with our ponies, as well as get to know their personalities.  We had a fun time at the trot and canter spots and also learned how to control our horse’s canter.  On the horse trails we saw amazing scenery with lots of creek crossings.  We saw cows and butterflies. Horse riding at Kiah Park has been awesome!!!

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Horse Riding in Queensland


Here is a word from Kiah Park’s special Camp kids………..Blog by: Tilda, Isabella and Leigh (Horse Camp on 7 – 14 July 2014)

Our week long camp at Kiah Park in Queensland was amazing.  The scenery is spectacular and so is the food.  The Supervisors truly are “super”, they are always ready to help you when you need them. The day you get to Kiah Park you have a test ride in the arena.  Then on Sunday you get assigned a horse to suit your riding ability. You go on two horse trails into the hills and it is such fun.  There are certain spots where you can trot and canter your horse and you go 1 at a time so you don’t run over each other.  There are also many animals to care for after the rides, these are goats, chickens, pigs and cows.  Throughout the week there are loads of awesome activities.  Survivor is a series of challenges and there are teams, the winning team at the end gets chocolate! There is also a Talent Night where you share anything that you are good at and finally a Gymkhana where you ride your horse to get the best time in an event – it is a great day full of fun.  You get to dress your horse up for the Horsemanship award.  Then on the final Saturday we say goodbye to our new friends and Kiah Park …….hopefully we will see this amazing place again soon!!

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