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Job Seeking: Equestrian Employment
Category: Equestrian Guide
Countries Applicable: USA
Date Posted: 12/16/2015
Detail of Qualification:

Alyssa Schafer

7924 Rolling GreenRoad    Cheltenham,Pennsylvania, 19012    267.939.1323    ARSschafer@gmail.com



University of Delaware, Newark, DE

B.S. AgriculturalEducation, Jan 2012

      3.5 GPA

Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

Completed courseworktowards A.S. Agricultural Sales and Equine Business, Jan 2014

      Program was dissolved as of Spring 2015


Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Completed courseworktowards M.A. in Education, Concentration in Technology

      Expected graduation Fall 2017





Agricultural Science Teacher, Feb 2012 – Present

      Teach classes in Animal Science,Environmental Science and Physical Science to special needs, at-risk and giftedstudents

      Manage classes of 30+ students in careerreadiness training

      Manage the care of the school’s herd ofquarter horses & miniature donkeys

      Manage the care of the school’s varioussmall animals (dogs, rats, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, etc)

      Design and implement curricula invarious subject areas

      Create engaging and meaningful lessonson various topics (animal welfare, safe handling, breeds, taxonomy,human-animal bond, physical science, animal diseases)

      Teach students to safely handle, manage,and care for various species of animals (horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, smallmammals)

      Work cohesively with staff members tocreate a scope and sequence of classes


Horsemanship Club and FFA Advisor, Feb 2012 –Present

      Mentor students during weekly afterschool horsemanship club

      Instruct students on basic equine care(handling, grooming, haltering, tacking, leading, riding, etc)

      Ensure safety of horses and students byinstructing routine safety protocols

      Teach basic riding principles tobeginner- intermediate riders

      Discuss various equine topics (diseases,training, history, uses, breeds, feeding, first aid, etc)

      Chaperone and facilitate FFA activities(dances, clubs, competitions, rallies, fundraisers, spirit weeks, etc)


Volunteer Event Coordinator and Fundraiser,Feb 2013 – February 2016

      Sole organizer of school’s annualCountry Fair Day Fundraiser & Community Outreach event

      Successfully raised over $5,000 to fundimproved technology in the classroom

      Managed 100 staff, students, and vendors

      Secured & recruited vendors,donations, sponsorship, and proper permits

      Created and managed official eventwebsite: http://www.aschaf.wix.com/scfd

      Developed social media presence tonetwork the event



Assistant trainer, Summer 2015

      Shadowed head trainer to learn leastresistance training techniques

      Completed barn chores including;mucking, feeding, supplements, maintenance, & fence repair

      Trained in groundwork & obstacleswith BLM mustangs

      Gentled and halter broke BLM mustangs

      Rode & round penned BLM mustangs

      Aided in the adoption & fosteringprocess of BLM mustangs



Wrangler & Trail Guide, Jun 2013 – Aug2014

      Responsible for the care, feeding,grooming, and tacking of 45 horses in Glacier National Park.

      Led informational trail rides for guests(ages 7 - 75) throughout Glacier National Park while

 educating guests on responsible use of the trails, parkhistory, park ecology, proper horseback riding etiquette and safety procedures

      Handled administrative paperwork for allguests, including liability forms and payments

      Weekly trail maintenance and barn upkeepto minimize ecological impact

      Ensured proper fitting & maintenanceof all tack used for the animals

      Ensured proper distribution and storageof all feeds and medicines

      Responsible for the movement of haybales and grain from producer to farm



Senior Front Desk Staff, Jan 2010 – Feb 2012

      Greeted and provided quick and friendlyseating service to restaurant guests

      Interpreted mapping program and assignedorganized seating arrangements

      Communicated with management team

      Provided in depth training to newemployees and certified employees after probation

      Managed front desk staff to ensure totalguest satisfaction and efficient use of tables and servers

      Ensured that all cleaning tasks werecompleted every 20 minutes



AdditionalSkills, Certifications, & Clearances

      Certified in Equine Assisted Growth andLearning (EAGALA)  - February 2016

      Certified Teacher, K-12 AgriculturalEducation & General Science, Pennsylvania

      Certified Teacher, K-12 AgriculturalEducation, Delaware

      Technology Literacy: Type 70 WPM, Experiencedwith Microsoft Suite, Email, Google Drive, Apple & PC Products, WIXplatform, POS systems, & Internet Search Engines


Awardsand Honors

      Outward Bound 5-Day Backpack ExpeditionGraduate

      Dean's List

      Recognized for Co-Curricular Commitment

      Outstanding Accomplishment of Excellencein Academic Studies with Distinction

      FFA Excellence Award

      FFA Appreciation Award

      IHSA Zones Qualifier 2008-2012



      Successfully completed 5-Day AppalachianTrail Outward Bound Backpacking Expedition in June 2015

      Worcester Stables at Our Farm: assisttrainer with lesson program (exercising horses, tacking, grooming, lunging,cooling)

      Community K9 Organizer: helped formpilot program to bring inner city youth and assistance dogs in trainingtogether for mutual growth

      Foster Dog Program: fostered andassisted with adoption process of numerous homeless dogs in and aroundPhiladelphia



Looking To Relocate UponSecuring Employment


Contact Info
Contact Name : Alyssa Schafer
Address : 7924 ROLLING GREEN RD
Fax :
Phone : 2679391323
Email : arsschafer@gmail.com

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