Leadership Training- Equestrian Merchant

Schneider Saddlery - Chagrin Falls, OH2.5

Full-timeEstimated: $47,000 - $65,000 a year

Merchant in Training

Due to our rapid growth, Schneider Saddlery has an exciting opportunity for a technically sound and curious current or recent college graduate to bring his/her equestrian knowledge into a formalized training & development program.

For over 70 years, Schneider Saddlery has satisfied millions of customers by providing the largest and most up-to-date selection of quality equestrian products worldwide; we ship horse and rider supplies all over the world. Since our founding in 1948 by Milton Schneider, our family owned company has maintained a dedication to value, product quality, innovation, customer service, and a love and commitment to the equestrian industry. We are a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial family business with a high-performing team, that is data-driven and accountable to our numbers, our people, and our community.

As a change-ready company, we hold true to "what got us here, won’t get us there." We have created this developmental opportunity to train experienced equestrians in the various areas of our business. The goal of the program is upon successful completion of the developmental assignments, an appropriate full time, regular position will be identified via mutual interest and skillset.

This six-month training program will include assignments in Customer Service (phone-based), marketing and our brick-and-mortar retail store. During the six-month training period, we are offering the opportunity to utilize your passion for, and knowledge of, the equestrian industry in a bona fide business application; experiences that will be transferable wherever your career path lies. We are also offering a flexible schedule, the ability to learn from some of the most knowledgeable and respected equestrian supply experts in the US, and the opportunity to interact extensively with our enthusiastic customers, both in person and over the phone.


  • Work with an 100-person (and growing) team that excels in a customer-focused, collaborative, agile environment.
  • Schneiders has the heart of a family-owned business with the resources of a larger organization and none of the red tape.
  • Located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 35 minutes southeast of Cleveland. With an average commute time of 24 minutes, Cleveland is home to a world-class art museum, the country’s second largest theater district, and a thriving food scene.
  • Get outside. You’ll be 20 miles from the most visited national park in the U.S.
  • Fuel your love of riding with a generous employee discount on everything we sell.
  • Work with like-minded horse people. Ohio has the 6th largest horse population in the U.S. and Geauga County has 2nd largest horse population in Ohio.
  • Competitive pay and benefits, plus incentive-based compensation. We believe in setting aggressive, measurable goals, working hard, and rewarding success.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or actively pursuing), preferably in business, marketing, management, or the equestrian field
  • Several years of experience or personal knowledge as an equestrian (a “horse person”)
  • Exceptional customer service and verbal communication skills; both over the phone and in person
  • Excellent planning & organizational skills, and proven presentation skills

Job Type: Full-time


  • Equestrian: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)