Equine Careers

with Estimated Salaries


If you’re interested in working with horses professionally, there are a ton of career options to choose from.

While many of these don’t technically require a degree from a university, they all require good horse sense – and some require years of hands-on experience.

Horse Trainer

Trainers often double as riding instructors too, instructing riders how to better perform with their horses. Salary Range: $32,000 - $55,000

Riding Instructor

Riding instructors provide lessons to riders of all levels, and often specialize in a particular discipline or type of rider. Average Salary: $37,000

Professional Rider

Professional riders compete nationally and internationally in a variety of disciplines. They may ride their own horse, their team’s horse, or a private owner’s horse. Average Salary: $30,000