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Whipper-In Position in Pennsylvania, USA

Cheshire Hunt Conservancy in London

Hunt staff
Full Time
***This is for a job in Pennsylvania, USA*** Summary of Job Function: The Whipper-In's primary responsibility is to assist the Huntsman in training and hunting the hounds (Hunting days: August - March, 3 days a week). In addition, they assist with the care of horses and hounds and maintenance of the Hunt property and Hunt country (Year-round). This is a full time, salaried role with a 6-day work week, health and retirement benefits, annual bonus, and 2 weeks paid time off during the non-hunting season. Housing may be included as well on a case-by-case basis. Major Duties: • Assist huntsman with hunting, exercising, and training hounds both on foot and on horseback. • Help Groom in stables daily with care of horses, tack & equipment, transport of horses, cleaning stalls etc. • Work with Huntsman and Groom to exercise and train staff horses. • Participate in regular countryside maintenance (trail clearing, jump building). • Perform Hunt property maintenance including mowing, trimming, gardening, snow and ice removal, fence building and repair, painting, and cleaning/repairing/maintaining equipment and buildings. • Learn the "Hunt County" and Hound names in order to provide the best sport possible. • Ability to lift 100lbs and run short distances. Additional Job Requirements as Needed: • Transport hounds for vet and breeding. • Assist with Kids Hunt Camp, Cheshire Races, and other Hunt activities. • Fill in for Huntsman as needed, including hunting hounds. • Fill in for Groom on days off/ vacation. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Knowledge of basic equine care • Riding ability - confidence riding a variety of horses, including galloping cross country over fences. • Detail oriented and ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision. • Excellent organizational skills. Education • High School Diploma or equivalent required Organizational Relationships: • Reports directly to the Huntsman. • Must work well in a team environment. Professional Development: • As directed by Masters. Website for more details; Link to job application below.

Cheshire Hunt Conservancy