Horse Riding Teacher

Horse Riding Coach

Riding Instructor

The tasks a Riding Instructor is expected to perform include:

Instructing and teaching the pupil all the techniques of horsemanship and equitation

Showing them how to mount a horse, how to post and how to control horses

Explaining actions related to walking, galloping, trotting, cantering and jumping

Taking the pupils to track so as to help them understand better

Providing horses as per the requirements of the pupils

Explaining the various riding equipment and their uses

Demonstrating the positions and postures of body and limbs for mounting horses

Explaining the positioning of saddle, controlling horse?s actions in walking, trotting and galloping, etc.

Familiarizing the pupils with the fundamentals of horsemanship by undertaking regular practice until proficiency is acquired

Giving the required instructions in stable management such as grooming and feeding of horses, maintenance of cleanliness of stable and keeping riding kit in good condition

Providing coaching in tent pegging and playing polo

Giving instructions in horse-keeping on scientific lines

Knowledge of handling horses and their behavioural traits

Proficiency in helping individual riders or teams to prepare for competitions like show jumping, events or dressage

Skilled in making sure that all health and safety rules are followed

Skilled in helping horses and riders to warm up and cool down during/after training

Proficiency in developing training programmes suited to individual riders

Skilled at giving practical demonstrations

Ability to observe riders in order to spot and help correct problems

Skilled in providing feedback and keeping records of rider development

Proficiency in assessing riders who are working towards qualifications

Ability to work through behavioural issues for both horse and rider

Skilled in helping pupils prepare for competition/show planning, enrolment and organizing the same

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Good leadership skills

Physically fit



Good stamina



It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Institutes usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from institute to institute

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stiff back, joint pain and muscle injuries, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 18, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Industry in India

Sports from games and physical activity to organized competitive sport have an important role in all societies. For the individual, it enhances fitness, improves general health and enables a person to be self-confident. At the national level, sport and physical education contribute to economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together. In the recent years, India has hosted a large number of international events. Since Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010, the prime focus of the government is on infrastructure development including transportation, power, etc. Sports retailing has boosted the manufacturing industry in countries like India and China which are global manufacturing hubs for sports products.

With increasing interest in all kinds of sports and youngsters opting for sports as a career option, the job of a Riding Instructor seems to have a great future. There are ample opportunities, starting from domestic tournaments to state level and national level tournaments and going on to international level. The career of a Riding Instructor in India is a promising one as professional sports and sports bodies/clubs are on a rise.

Professional riding teams

National and state teams

Polo and sports clubs

Schools and colleges

Cities and towns across India