Massachusetts Horsemen's Council Careers

At the MHC, we have Board Members who dedicate their time and energy to our non-profit organization. Our aim is to give our members the best experience possible.  Below at the open positions that we are looking to fill for the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council for 2018.

MHC Board Member 

Job Description:

The Board supports the work of the Massachusetts Horsemen's Council and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by elected Committee Heads (i.e. eCommerce & Marketing, Banquet, Scholarship, Horse Shows) the Board and Committee Heads relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.  Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the MHC towards a sustainable future by making sure the MHC delivers on it's mission to our members.

Responsibilities include:

- Regularly attending the MHC Board meetings each year located in Milford, MA.

- Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.

- Stays informed about USEF, USHJA, NEHC and other committee matters and prepares themselves well for meetings.

- Attends either the MHC Days of Champions or the MHC Pleasure Classic and helps with tasks delegated by those committee leaders.

- Approving the MHC's annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions.

- Ensuring MHC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the many different equestrian communities that the MHC serves.

- Passionate about improving opportunities to riders in MA including but not limited to improved horse shows, year-end award incentives, etc.


- Applicants can be an active amateur, professional, family or friend (but not a junior) to the sport. 

- Applicant's must have been an active MHC member a year prior to his/her taking office.

- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of MHC's beneficiaries as well as MHC Horse Shows.

- Extensive equestrian experience in the USA. Experience with the equestrian circuit in MA is recommended. 

- A commitment to and understanding that the work we do is to benefit riders in the state of MA of all breeds and disciplines.

- Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals. 

How to Apply:

Send an email to Felicia Knowles expressing your interest at [email protected].

Candidates should attend a board meeting in person.

Candidates can expect to be interviewed by the board.