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Job Description *1 bed flat provided *5 day week *Pets and own horse considered *Fabulous hacking and good facilities Head Groom required for a lovely livery yard with clients who participate in a variety of equestrian disciplines and activities. You will head the team of two other full-time Groom’s and several part timers. 5 day week to include one day at weekend. This is a happy work environment where staff tend to stay for years! 🙂 A 1 bed flat is provided for sole occupancy. The salary is entirely negotiable for the right person. Soonest start available but appreciate some applicants may need to serve a month’s notice first. 🙂  
Job Description; Teach and ride owners horses – meet regularly with instructors ,gvie them weekly training attend horse owners and members .supervise the grooms and evaluate them . organise the daily horses plan ( school and livery horses)  medications,care , exercise… . coordinate and supervise  the lesson distributions among various junior instructors . assist during jumping competitions and gymkhanas. Minimum Requirements Good level showjumping competition and teaching experince with certifications – BHSAI or similar .minimum 10 years competing show jumping. good english langauge written and spoken .  refrences is a must . ability to adapt to multi cultural environment Accommodation details fully furnished accomodation on site .   Benefits airline tickets once a year – medical insurance – bonus on performance-  
Job Description Beautiful, high end livery and dressage yard close to London requires live in working couple to join the existing team. This position could suit a couple with one part working on the yard with the horses and other half working as maintenance and yard hand. The job will include all normal yard duties, show prep and caring for around 5 to 6 horses per day. Ideal candidate should be a confident rider. Riding is mainly exercising and lunging with some schooling. The candidate should be good at dealing with clients and have very high standards of care. A range of horses to be managed from fit competing dressage horses and eventers to hacking horses. We have some well behaved stallions on the yard too. Good communication skills and ability to get along with liveries and team essential to join this efficient but relaxed yard. We also offer the opportunity to train towards your Level 2/3 Apprenticeship if you wish.   Accommodation details The Accommodation is a self contained 2 bedroom flat on the yard with shower and bath.   Benefits    
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description *Partner considered *Own horse considered *Salary negotiable depending on experience + accommodation with bills paid *Sensible working hours to facilitate this peaceful and happy lifestyle. Small, boutique thoroughbred Stud is looking for an experienced person for all Stud management duties including but not limited to: foaling, sales prep,pre-training prep. Must be capable of looking after a mixture of retired horses, mares and foals. This is a very peaceful environment where the focus is on quality not quantity and is more of a passion for the owner without a strong commercial element. You should be an experienced TB Stud person having gained experience via at least one responsible position at a thoroughbred stud at some point in your career, but NB: this is a lifestyle position so would be better for someone who is not overly ambitious with a solid career already gained and looking for a final/near final long term move rather than a start to a career. Accommodation details HOUSE LIVING ROOM FULLY FITTED KITCHEN BEDROOM ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Electricity included   Benefits Good salary for the right person  
Due to unforeseen circumstances Northmore Stud are looking to recruit an Assistant Stud Groom to join our small friendly team.  The applicant should be able to demonstrate good horsemanship skills having previously spent a significant amount of time working with mares, foals, weanling and yearlings on a Thoroughbred Stud Farm. The duties will cover all aspects of work on a Thoroughbred Stud Farm and in particular a good knowledge and experience of foaling is essential.  This is because during the breeding season the foaling is shared between the Stud Groom and the Assistant Stud Groom.  Knowledge of sales preparation is also required. Enthusiasm, attention to detail, high standard of workmanship as well as ability to work as part of a team are crucial attributes.  Previous experience of overseeing staff would be helpful. Applicant must be able to drive, have a clean licence and preferably also be able to drive a small horsesbox.  This is required as part of the duties are to take mares/foals for covering during the breeding season. Competitive salary and 3 bedroom house with small garden and garage available to the right candidate. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.      
Job Description Kildaragh Stud, county Kildare are recruiting for their yearling preparation team for the upcoming sales season. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, dynamic, conscientious and be able to work well as part of the existing  team. Minimum Requirements Experience in similar role would be an advantage but not essential   Accommodation details Shared accommodation with one other   Benefits Attractive Salary All utility bills included Use of on farm car    
Job Description Due to expansion we are looking for two members of staff to join our team. Needs to be knowledgeable and capable of all normal yard duties to industry speed. If there is an interest in teaching this would be a bonus. All normal yard duties, exercising horses if capable but not essential.  Varied job with lots of different types of horses and lovely clients. Minimum Requirements Carry out all normal yard duties to industry speed and standard. Handle a variety of horses. Muck out well. Work as a team player, be hard working.   Accommodation details large shared modern staff house, own double bedroom, two shared bathrooms, three bedrooms in house. Shared living room and kitchen.   Benefits possibility of own horse, lots of riding available can join lessons. BHS training and discounted exams  
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
Job Description Fantastic opportunity for a switched on Groom and Exercise Rider to look after 2 competition horses and 1 brood mare and foal and support a GB Young Rider currently competing at Intermediate Level and looking to progress further in 2022 season based on a beautiful family yard run to professional standards in Wiltshire All usual duties required plus you MUST be a capable and confident jockey able to safely hack out very fit performance horses, no question!  HGV licence preferred so that the horses can be driven to events, or out for training / galloping. Job is 6 days per week and 5 – 5.5 hours per day (3.5 hours in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon / evening) Must be flexible on days / hours when competing Minimum Requirements Previous relevant experience. Longevity in former roles. Excellent references. HGV licence preferred This would suit a regular capable, experienced Eventing Groom/Rider looking to work with a nice family considerate to your needs. Must be someone who knows what they are doing, has solid experience of doing it and is a straightforward, personable, extremely tidy individual capable, willing to muck in and out. Family environment where horses and competing are taken seriously but must also be enjoyable for everyone involved and mindful of how things work with sponsors Looking for someone who is clean and tidy both with the horses and around the property as this is our home and it is important that everything is kept nice Accommodation details Luxury Park Home – with winter insulation.  Sleeps up to 4 Benefits Can bring own horse (in work) – stable, bedding, forage supplied Can bring 1 dog as long as it is well behaved and castrated 20 days holiday per year + Bank Holidays    
Job Description This position is for a home groom for a top international event yard in Oxfordshire. Riding for the right candidate if their riding is to a high enough standard. Doesn’t need to be overly trained, but a balanced light seat and hands and experience with fit, blood event horses is a must. Small compact yard, easy to run, and lovely facilities including a 60×30 arena, gallops, horse walker and plenty of turnout. The horses range from 4yrs to 4star, being produced for top level competitons and championships, as well as for sale. Eventing experience a bonus, along with a good work ethic, sense of humour and a large dose of common sense! The yard is run to a high standard, with an emphasis on attention to detail and top care for all the horses. The job would be 5 and a half days a week. There is accommodation included in a tidy annex. Other duties will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. The day runs from 7.30-4.30/5, though it can run longer on certain days. Minimum Requirements Eventing experience, good work ethic, trimming, plaiting and turning out to a high standard, common sense! Driving license, good positive attitude and ability to cope with stressful situations if things go wrong. Ability to work well alongside other members of the team. If someone doesn’t mind having a toddler around helping with yard duties that’s a bonus!   Accommodation details 1 bedroom annex on-site, Sky TV Wifi      
Job Description Experienced, reliable riding groom to work 6 days a week (7.30-12.30) in small private yard in Minety (Wiltshire). 5 horses, 2 of which are retired, the others are hunters and an eventer. Must be capable of doing yard work to a high standard, turning out and bringing in. Some sole charge. Must be competent in dealing with fit and young horses. Must be able to do the occasional afternoon and longer days when rider is competing/away. No accomodation available and non smoker please £300-360 a week for the core hours plus pay for extra hours worked.    
Job Description JOB PURPOSE: To facilitate therapeutic horsemanship activities, coach riding lessons, take out trail rides, run Pony Club activities and camps. Supervise the yard team and oversee with the training and day to day care of the horses. Other duties include assisting with the day to day operations of the equestrian centre. HOURS: Will vary to suit the needs of the business, daytime, evening and weekend work required. Saturday morning Pony Club sessions are an essential part of the role. We will consider more than one coach on a job share basis. PAY: This position starts at £20,000 to £25,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. The job and salary have the potential to develop to meet the needs of our growing business. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • To coach riding and therapeutic horsemanship sessions for clients taking a horse centred approach, including mainstream and therapeutic participants. Creating lesson plans and activities. • To take the lead with running the Pony Club and associated activities, planning and managing Pony Club sessions, managing badge and rider achievements and planning camp activities. • Managing exercising and training the horses. • Supervising the yard team,  daily activities and general yard duties and assisting with caring for horses where required. • Daily yard administration duties • To provide a safe and secure environment, treating each participant and horse / pony with equal concern • To assist with developing therapeutic horsemanship sessions and programmes • To work on your own initiative and as part of a team with a flexible and creative approach • To be available to take part in fund-raising activities and attend monthly staff meetings as required • To assist with camps and run camp activities • Agree and adhere to all the organisation’s adopted policies, principles and aims • To work in line with our safeguarding policies and procedures • To supervise and work alongside project volunteers where appropriate This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the employee may be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required and at the discretion of their Line Manager. Person Specification ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES: • Equestrian Coaching qualification at BHS stage 3 level, UKCC level 2 or appropriate degree (or working towards this) • EFL or EAL training or qualification (or working towards this) • A horse-centered approach to coaching focusing on teaching kind horsemanship • The ability to coach progressive riding at a gentle and correct pace for each participant • Experience of riding, training and working with horses including sole charge • Genuine desire to work in a community equestrian centre, and assist the business to develop • Understanding of the need to coach responsible and kind horsemanship at grass roots level • Energy and enthusiasm • Patience • Perceptive and responsive nature • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team • Excellent communication and organisation skills • Genuine interest in Therapeutic Horsemanship • Effective and considerate equestrian handling skills • This position requires an
*Working 39 weeks a year (school term time) *Accommodation provided all year round *40 hour week *Own horse & dog a possibility Job Description Job Title: Equestrian Centre Senior Groom Department: Sports Accountable to: Equestrian Centre Manager Responsible for: No Direct Reports Purpose of the job: The role is responsible for assisting the Equestrian Centre Manager in the management of the Equestrian Centre and to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. The role requires direct communication with parents and pupils, to ensure their expectations are met in terms of facilities, welfare, training and competitions. Context: Stowe School occupies Stowe House and about 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. Stowe School is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 870 pupils. There are around 500 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site. The National Trust manages the landscape gardens and opens the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is open to the public during the School holidays and, for guided tours, during term time. Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Values and Behaviours: The post-holder is expected to act professionally at all times and in accordance with the standards of behaviour and code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook and below. In particular the School aspires to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe Community. The Stowe Community is committed to working together to achieve Stowe’s aims and objectives. It is a Christian community that aspires to excellence through working efficiently whilst being responsive to change, adding value where possible and using resources wisely. We collaborate to work both as individuals and as members of a team, communicating and consulting often and openly to the highest standards. We act with integrity and treat each other considerately, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We operate within the appropriate laws and regulations. We are accountable to each other and to our pupils, parents, governors, trustees and visitors. The Stowe Community is both environmentally and socially responsible, recognising the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: • To assist and on occasion cover for the Equestrian Centre Manager in the day to day management and running of the Equestrian Centre. • To assist the Equestrian Centre Manager to ensure the Equestrian Centre facilities are maintained to a high standard and comply with licence and health and safety regulations. • To ensure the Equestrian Centre provides a professional livery service. Key Tasks: Customer Service 1 To support the Equestrian Centre Manager to promote the Equestrian Centre as and when required. 2 To create a good relationship between parents and pupils, to ensure their needs are met for both the horse and pupil. To ensure parent and pupil e-mails and telephone calls are responded to in a timely manner. 3 To
Job Description Our fun and friendly team based in Upton near Didcot are looking for a new Full Time Groom to join us on a permanent basis. The yard is set within 11 acres of wonderful pasture land, on top of the ridgeway with outstanding views. The successful candidate will look after 20 horses in a fabulous working environment.   We are looking for a hard working team player who is reliable and enthusiastic who will share the responsibilities with our current full time member of staff.    The role is available with an immediate start, although this can be negotiated Minimum Requirements Must be competent  and have experience of riding fit competition horses Able to prepare horses to an excellent standard for competitions Be capable of grooming at events Confident to take sole charge of the yard and completing all yard duties to a very high standard Have good basic equestrian first aid knowledge Possess good all round horse knowledge The job will include weekend work which is shared between both grooms Flexibility will be required to work around competitions o HGV Licence would be a bonus   Accommodation details potential to live on site   Benefits In return we are offering an excellent package – a salary of between £18,000 -£23,000 (dependant on experience/age/hours) with the potential to live on site, as well as paid holiday. Although there is no space to keep a horse at the moment there may be an opportunity to do so in the future. Well behaved dog welcome.  
Job Description Beautiful, high end livery and dressage yard close to London requires live in or out groom/rider to join existing team. The job will include all normal yard duties, show prep and caring for around 5 to 6 horses per day. Ideal candidate should be a confident rider. Riding is mainly exercising and lunging with some schooling. The candidate should be good at dealing with clients and have very high standards of care. A range of horses to be managed from fit competing dressage horses and eventers to hacking horses. Some well behaved stallions on the yard too. Good communication skills and ability to get along with liveries and team essential to join this efficient but relaxed yard. we also offer the ability to train towards you NVQ level 2 and 3 if you wish. Accommodation details Accommodation is a shared flat on the yard with another employee, own bedroom with own ensuite bathroom.    
Job Description Olympic Belgian and Swedish eventers are looking for an experienced or trainee Groom/Rider to be a part of our team. We have 8 horses so it is a small private yard with a fun atmosphere. We have a big outdoor school, walker and a newly built accommodation for you! You will be our only live-in groom, plus we have local freelance grooms who come in to cover time off and lend a hand during busy periods. We all pull together but there will be times that you’ll be in sole charge (although, this isn’t a truly sole charge role). We compete at National and International shows, for which you’ll be joining us as a Competition Groom!   Minimum Requirements We welcome applications from trainees and experienced groom/riders alike, but you will need to confident and competent in handling and riding big, fit competition horses and youngsters! Although this is an Olympic level yard, it is a private yard and you will need to be comfortable around our family children, too.   Accommodation details Great new barn with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room. It is fully equipped and there is a laundry room downstairs.   Benefits Travelling to national and international competitions Use of a car Lessons We have room for an extra horse!  
*Negotiable + competitive +warm, cosy 1 bed apartment *Dog welcomed *Chance to get some proper Hunt Yard experience on your CV! Lovely seasonal position available on a well-established, traditional family hunt yard within a beautiful estate. Fun, professional team renowned for being great at what they do. You will work hard but you will be treated well and have a very rewarding season. The position involves all grooming duties to a good standard but is a support role, so you will not be out hunting just supporting and some riding (Horses ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). No jumping required but must be confident and competent as will be left behind when others out hunting. Will be expected to prepare second horses for the changeovers. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/excellent hacking. Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
  *Salary very generous & negotiable for experience plus accommodation  *5/5.5 or 6 day week also negotiable *Pets and horse welcome *Partner considered   Experienced Groom required for a young, ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced SJ Groom who is capable of some mentoring as/when but who will also fit in and get along with the team, many of whom we have placed so know this to be a good employer and a great place to work! Need someone who has groomed at international level ideally in the home role and as a show groom so that they really understand what needs to be taken into consideration for the horses when they are at home, away at shows and in between and are really able to lead a team on the set up to going away, Must understanding the withdrawal dates for drugs, be able to work with vets to ensure the horses are in the optimum condition for the competitions, understand what is needed with the paperwork prior to travelling . Currently the yard has  3 grooms who are all really good but just lacking the experience and leadership to pull everything together especially when it is really busy.  Often be in a situation getting 10 horses ready to leave for abroad, with another 15 to work that day and need someone who can pull everything together. You should be willing to travel home and abroad (amount away negotiable) and HGV ideal, but not essential. 18 quality jumping horses and other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping. All are kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Ideally, but not essentially you will be a capable and confident Rider Please note the following: You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast-paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at a reasonable speed as the yard has a  lot of competition horses that need clipping regularly so this can be a big part of the job! Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family consists of a non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 14+) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards will underpin their equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
  *£22k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.   First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Groom/Riding Instructor to join their team.   Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced.   Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Negotiable + competitive +warm, cosy 1 bed apartment *Dog welcomed *Chance to get some proper Hunt Yard experience on your CV! Lovely seasonal position available on a well-established, traditional family hunt yard within a beautiful estate. Fun, professional team renowned for being great at what they do. You will work hard but you will be treated well and have a very rewarding season. The position involves all grooming duties to a good standard but is a support role, so you will not be out hunting just supporting and some riding (Horses ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). No jumping required but must be confident and competent as will be left behind when others out hunting. Will be expected to prepare second horses for the changeovers. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/excellent hacking. Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO £25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Busy stud, dealing, producing, competition yard of approx 40-60 horses ranging from foals, broodmares and stallions to retired showjumpers and everything in between. Must be confident around foals, stallions and different types of horses, even when they act up. We participate in a range of activities including AI, Futurity, pentathlon, dressage, showjumping, eventing, hunting, fun rides etc. Working alongside yard manager, groom, rider. No 2 days the same, always something different to see. Varied role so flexibility required but basic duties include mucking out and looking after the yard and horses to a high standard. Applicant needs to be happy at least hacking out but more riding available for the right person including possibility to progress and compete. Minimum Requirements Must have a drivers license and car. Must be able to perform yard duties to a high standard – we do not want to be training this. Comfortable and confident around horses of all types and age, including stallions, foals, youngstock and fit competition horses. Must be happy, willing and capable of at least hacking out – more riding available for the right person with potential to progress and compete. Good team player with excellent communication skills and sense of humour. Accommodation details No accommodation but can source locally.   Benefits Full contract with good wage, pension, holiday etc. Plenty to see and learn with opportunity to progress in your role. Bonus scheme where applicable
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description To care for all horses needs, from mucking out, schooling, ground work, poo picking, every big and tiny job it takes to look after equines. Minimum Requirements Riding experience and schooling would be an advantage   Accommodation details One bedroom flat away from the house, so you can live independently   Benefits To be part of a small family team, who are passionate about showing  
Job Description International Show Jumping Yard is  looking for a motivated, hardworking home-groom to join the established team at the stables in Henley-on-Thames, UK. All usual duties caring for competition horses, within a small, friendly team.   Minimum Requirements Extensive experience not necessary- but someone reliable, self-starting, with a passion for caring for the horses is a top priority. Opportunity to learn more from our experienced team.   Accommodation details Accommodation available   Benefits Work on professional show jumping yard and gain extensive knowledge  
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
*Up to £500 PW *Prefer live-out, (but accommodation could be provided) *Dog welcomed *Own horse welcomed *5 day week Experienced Groom with some knowledge of show jumping required for late August/early September 2021 start. A vital requirement is to find someone with the relevant HGV license required to drive 12t lorry for shows and outings. We are looking for someone willing and able to ‘hand-hold’ a young child Rider (10years old,) with their 3x 12.HH ponies both home and at shows (course-walking etc). You should have experience in Show Jumping to mentor the youngster as/when. The Rider has approx. 2 .5 years left on 12.2HH ponies and can currently jump 1m. The suitable candidate will genuinely enjoy working with children.  This one is very keen on jumping, SJ in particular and really loves their competing, so regular local outings are required. Whilst ponies are her passion realistically, these are only part of the youngster’s developing life and they are only able to ride approx 4 x a week. The ponies do get turnout but will need to be ridden or lunged/long reined if riding is not an option for the Groom. All usual duties. The successful applicant must be experienced and capable of sole charge, keen and willing to go to most of the shows, be able to turnout appropriately including clipping and plaiting, etc. Stable & horse management experience essential.  You will need to be fun but responsible and focus on the young Rider staying safe, enjoying their ponies, the riding and ‘the journey’ the family is on. Previous competition pony management ideal! Whilst the position is sole charge, but there are other Grooms employed for other owners on the same yard, so a friendly, team-minded person is important too! Excellent facilities. The employer has other children and needs someone capable of sole charge so that she can juggle her priorities which currently can conflict. 5 day week but some two-way flexibility required  around school/shows/school holidays etc Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description May suit a married couple as 1 days agricultural work could also be offered to the partner of our successful applicant(other agricultural and gardening work i believe is readily available locally) Main job description:-Care , welfare of all our hunters,show horses and native ponies. Work/exercise/turnout for 3 hunters. Horses work To include-hacking ,lunging,long lining, gallops. Youngstock (show horses/hunters) Checking and handling (not breaking) Clipping,trimming up etc. organising farrier ,vet,physio and dentist appointments Other yard duties as required . Exmoor pony Herd/stud -handling,foaling,gathering,showing inhand etc Show horses are produced by a professional but come home over winter and are barn kept Dog walks and care on occasions. Must hold a clean uk driving licence Capable of sole charge when required – other staff kept. Opportunity to hunt and show . salary will depend on experience and whether or not the partner wishes to help on the farm Full time(LONG TERM) live in position with one bedroomed cottage -No children. please email me with CV Minimum Requirements Must be competent  and capable rider Experience with youngstock helpful   Accommodation details One bedroomed self contained cottage furnished or unfurnished   Benefits salary dependant on experience   opportunity for 1 days work for partner on farm – salary dependant on experience.  
Job Description Due to expansion we are looking for two members of staff to join our team. Needs to be knowledgeable and capable of all normal yard duties to industry speed. If there is an interest in teaching this would be a bonus. All normal yard duties, exercising horses if capable but not essential.  Varied job with lots of different types of horses and lovely clients. Minimum Requirements Carry out all normal yard duties to industry speed and standard. Handle a variety of horses. Muck out well. Work as a team player, be hard working.   Accommodation details large shared modern staff house, own double bedroom, two shared bathrooms, three bedrooms in house. Shared living room and kitchen.   Benefits possibility of own horse, lots of riding available can join lessons. BHS training and discounted exams  
Job Description Are you someone who likes to learn ‘hands-on’ and wants to become a top-class knowledgeable groom, expand your horsemanship knowledge, groundwork, and work horses to improve their way of going? This role is working in a competition livery yard run by a BS Accredited Coach.  The job involves all normal stable duties, the exercise of competition horses and travel to shows.  We offer comprehensive training for an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care You must have:  have some practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in school. Most horses are 16 -16.1 You should: be happy to work within a team in a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy with attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses both ridden and on the ground. Our horses are treated as individuals and all our grooms must have their welfare at heart and be prepared to work with a level of detail when caring for the horses. Your role will require you to maintain the high standards of the yard if the Owner is not present. This is a full-time position – 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30 live in, so you will need to be 18+ to legally work these hours. You will work alongside two other full-time grooms, who are hard-working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick-built bungalow.  It has three bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms,  and an open plan kitchen and sitting room.  All furnished. It is heated by built in electric radiators. The kitchen has a full cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave. Within the yard, there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. All cleaning products, washing powder and toilet roll – are provided. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person, we recognise that you may want to have your own horse.  We also recognise that if you are committed to that horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge if it is not on site.  On a regular basis, we do not finish later than 17:30, however, show days or vet emergencies will mean longer days.  Having your own horse at a different location then becomes a conflict and can be very tiring.  Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.  The groom starts 30 minutes before work so they can tend to their horse and make up some of the time that they will spend on the horse within the day.  The horse can be worked and groomed within the working day in the same way the other horses in the yard are.  One day a week the horse will be done for the groom so that they can have a horse-free day. Check out our website WWW.THUNDRY.CO.UK
Looking for a positive, experienced and energetic part time groom to help with two horses at private family stables in Totteridge. Days – Saturday & Sunday (weekends off managed with week day groom) Hours – 8am – 6pm Pay – DOE £15 – £20 gross an hour Start Date – September 1st A typical day may include – exercising horses, cleaning stables and yard, food management and feeding, grooming, cleaning and preparing the horses for shows, tack maintenance, upkeep of all equipment, harrowing arena, driving horse lorry to shows and prep pre and post shows (i.e. plaiting, washing, tack preparation etc). Co ordinating with vet, farrier, family as needed. Please note must have references that can be verified and be able to drive a horse lorry.  
Job Description – All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements – Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details – Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits – Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
*£20-22K pa *Some flexibility on hours *3.5 & 7.5t lorry driver essential *Unique opportunity A competent and experienced sole charge Groom/Rider is required for a private position for an employer whose horse is based on a top livery yard in Ascot. The Employer currently has one advanced, well-trained 10-year-old Dressage horse which he hacks and is actively looking for a second horse and a pony. You would be required to source and procure the horse & pony on behalf of the client, obviously with his input. Your duties would be all the usual plus regular exercising for the 2 horses/pony. A couple of times a week you would be expected to transport the horses into central London for the owner to ride them in Hyde Park or in Great Windsor Park where you would hack with him once the other horse/pony is acquired. Meantime you would need to transport the horse. The role would suit someone who enjoys horse care and management and will maintain the highest standards at all times. There is some flexibility in timings and you wouldn’t be expected to be in the yard all the time. You will be expected to be around some evenings after the client has finished work in the summer months but the most riding will be done in the daytime when you would be expected to take the horses to the parks for hacking out. You would need to be a competent rider to keep the horses/ponies schooled to a good level for hacking safetly. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential to working sole charge but “fit in” with the other staff and liveries at the yard and to be companionable with Employer. The employer has a young teenage daughter keen to progress, so a teaching qualification is ideal. Facilities include: Loddon boxes with rubber matting flooring and automatic drinkers/Purpose built American barn stables /Separate grooming bay with hot and cold water/Access to 240 acres of beautiful grounds for hacking/Grass arena for dressage and show jumping/All-weather oval canter track Pls call Caroline on 0203 006 5730/07747686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
Job Description *1 bed flat provided *5 day week *Pets and own horse considered *Fabulous hacking and good facilities Head Groom required for a lovely livery yard with clients who participate in a variety of equestrian disciplines and activities. You will head the team of two other full-time Groom’s and several part timers. 5 day week to include one day at weekend. This is a happy work environment where staff tend to stay for years! 🙂 A 1 bed flat is provided for sole occupancy. The salary is entirely negotiable for the right person. Soonest start available but appreciate some applicants may need to serve a month’s notice first. 🙂  
Job Description Job Title:                             Equestrian Centre Groom/Casual Groom              Department:                      Equestrian Accountable to:                Equestrian Centre Manager Responsible for:               No direct reports   Purpose of the job: To assist with the day to day care of the horses and the smooth running of the Equestrian Centre at Stowe School to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. Context: Stowe School occupies Stowe House and about 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. StoweSchool is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 820 pupils. There are around 500 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site. The National Trust manages the landscape gardens and opens the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is open to the public during the School holidays and, for guided tours, during term time. Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Values and Behaviours: The post-holder is expected to act professionally at all times and in accordance with the standards of behaviour and code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook and below. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community.   The Stowe Community is committed to working together to achieve Stowe’s aims and objectives. It is a Christian community that aspires to excellence through working efficiently whilst being responsive to change, adding value where possible and using resources wisely. We collaborate to work both as individuals and as members of a team, communicating and consulting often and openly to the highest standards. We act with integrity and treat each other considerately, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We operate within the appropriate laws and regulations. We are accountable to each other and to our pupils, parents, governors, trustees and visitors. The Stowe Community is both environmentally and socially responsible, recognising the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: To assist the Equestrian Centre team to perform the day to day stable management tasks to a standard set by the Equestrian Centre Manager. To support the Equestrian Centre in providing a professional livery service. To act in a professional manner at all times.   Key Tasks: To follow the instructions given by the Equestrian Centre team to perform day to day tasks for stabled and grazing horses.   To ensure the adherence to Health and Safety legislation and working procedures that affects the facility and staff.   Hours: Grooms To work within a flexible working pattern including weekends, with an average of 40 hours (excluding half an hour lunch) per week, working 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis for 37 weeks per year. These weeks cover term time, half terms and exeats. There will also be a need to be flexible during non-term time. Casual Grooms
A position has come available to work on our busy family run showing yard and along side our other staff member. Experience and confidence with horses when doing yard duties is a must. Weekends and some week day hours but not unsociable hours. Own transport is essential as this is not a live in position. Above minimum wage pay.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Northmore Stud are looking to recruit an Assistant Stud Groom to join our small friendly team.  The applicant should be able to demonstrate good horsemanship skills having previously spent a significant amount of time working with mares, foals, weanling and yearlings on a Thoroughbred Stud Farm. The duties will cover all aspects of work on a Thoroughbred Stud Farm and in particular a good knowledge and experience of foaling is essential.  This is because during the breeding season the foaling is shared between the Stud Groom and the Assistant Stud Groom.  Knowledge of sales preparation is also required. Enthusiasm, attention to detail, high standard of workmanship as well as ability to work as part of a team are crucial attributes.  Previous experience of overseeing staff would be helpful. Applicant must be able to drive, have a clean licence and preferably also be able to drive a small horsesbox.  This is required as part of the duties are to take mares/foals for covering during the breeding season. Competitive salary and 3 bedroom house with small garden and garage available to the right candidate. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.      
Large Flat Racehorse Stable (140 horses) near Andover, requires an Exercise Rider. First class accommodation and daily meals provided. All Staff work only one weekend a month. We recruit from all equestrian disciplines. Though previous experience of riding racehorses is helpful, half of our current riders were new to racehorses on arrival here, and have progressed to become valued members of our team, guided by our mentors. In 2020 we received the Lycetts Team Champion Award for Recruitment and Induction. The salary is excellent, all Staff go racing regularly, pool money (percentage of prize money) and bonus’ are guaranteed. Please visit our website              
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
Job Description *Plenty of riding *Own horse and dog possible *Opportunities to compete in the off-season We are looking for an experienced groom or an apprentice keen to learn, to work full time alongside the existing stud groom on a private covered yard.  This busy yard of quality hunters and young event horses benefits from all facilities.  Duties to include general yard work and stable management to a high standard. Lots of opportunities to ride in tranquil countryside and to be part of a friendly, rural community in Shropshire.  Accommodation available. Minimum Requirements A positive approach and can-do attitude.   Accommodation details A generous, tidy and private 2-bedroom static caravan on site for sole use.   Benefits Single accommodation Plenty of riding Opportunities to compete  
Job Description Job Title:                             Equestrian Centre Groom/Casual Groom              Department:                      Equestrian Accountable to:                Equestrian Centre Manager Responsible for:               No direct reports   Purpose of the job: To assist with the day to day care of the horses and the smooth running of the Equestrian Centre at Stowe School to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. Context: Stowe School occupies Stowe House and about 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. StoweSchool is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 820 pupils. There are around 500 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site. The National Trust manages the landscape gardens and opens the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is open to the public during the School holidays and, for guided tours, during term time. Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Values and Behaviours: The post-holder is expected to act professionally at all times and in accordance with the standards of behaviour and code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook and below. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community.   The Stowe Community is committed to working together to achieve Stowe’s aims and objectives. It is a Christian community that aspires to excellence through working efficiently whilst being responsive to change, adding value where possible and using resources wisely. We collaborate to work both as individuals and as members of a team, communicating and consulting often and openly to the highest standards. We act with integrity and treat each other considerately, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We operate within the appropriate laws and regulations. We are accountable to each other and to our pupils, parents, governors, trustees and visitors. The Stowe Community is both environmentally and socially responsible, recognising the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: To assist the Equestrian Centre team to perform the day to day stable management tasks to a standard set by the Equestrian Centre Manager. To support the Equestrian Centre in providing a professional livery service. To act in a professional manner at all times.   Key Tasks: To follow the instructions given by the Equestrian Centre team to perform day to day tasks for stabled and grazing horses.   To ensure the adherence to Health and Safety legislation and working procedures that affects the facility and staff.   Hours: Grooms To work within a flexible working pattern including weekends, with an average of 40 hours (excluding half an hour lunch) per week, working 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis for 37 weeks per year. These weeks cover term time, half terms and exeats. There will also be a need to be flexible during non-term time. Casual Grooms
Job Description To care for all horses needs, from mucking out, schooling, ground work, poo picking, every big and tiny job it takes to look after equines. Minimum Requirements Riding experience and schooling would be an advantage   Accommodation details One bedroom flat away from the house, so you can live independently   Benefits To be part of a small family team, who are passionate about showing  
Note from Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd:**You would need to make sure you could legally work in the USA and it would be your responsibility along with the employers, to make sure everything was in place, as it should be, BEFORE you travel ** Job Description I am looking for someone who is just as passionate as me about the horses and putting in 100% everyday.  I have 4 horses I compete from the BN to the 3* level, and a handful of clients.  I’m in Metamora MI in the summers and Ocala Fl for the winters.  I need someone who shows up everyday with a good attitude and willing to put a full days work in. We have a fun atmosphere, tons of laughing and joking around, but take the care of our horses very seriously. The responsibilities of my groom would be to care for my four horses as if they were your own, and help me ride my horses and clients horses. But first and foremost, care for my animals.   I would need someone who is comfortable and proficient with riding young horses and fit upper level horses.     Michigan comes with a full apartment, and Florida’s accommodations is a full size motorhome     Competitive salary, accommodations, opportunity to ride, travel to all the top class events.    
Job Description; Teach and ride owners horses – meet regularly with instructors ,gvie them weekly training attend horse owners and members .supervise the grooms and evaluate them . organise the daily horses plan ( school and livery horses)  medications,care , exercise… . coordinate and supervise  the lesson distributions among various junior instructors . assist during jumping competitions and gymkhanas. Minimum Requirements Good level showjumping competition and teaching experince with certifications – BHSAI or similar .minimum 10 years competing show jumping. good english langauge written and spoken .  refrences is a must . ability to adapt to multi cultural environment Accommodation details fully furnished accomodation on site .   Benefits airline tickets once a year – medical insurance – bonus on performance-  
JOB PURPOSE: To assist with the day to day operations of the equestrian centre, ensuring the day to day care of the horses and assisting with training. In addition, the role can include assisting with therapeutic activities, assisting with our riding lessons, trail rides, Pony Club and camps. HOURS: Will vary to suit the needs of the business, daytime, evening and weekend work required. Set hours can be available. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • To carry out daily general yard dutiesincluding caring for horses and animals belonging to Equine Learning • To provide a safe and secure environment, treating each participant and horse / pony with equal concern • To ensure that all horses have the highest level of care and attention • To assist with exercising and training the horses • To work on own initiative and as part of a team with a flexible and creative approach • To assist with our riding sessions for disabled and disadvantaged participants, and non-disabled riders when required. • To assist with therapeutic horsemanship sessions and programmes when required. • To be available to take part in fund-raising activities and attend monthly staff meetings as required • To assist with the running of the Pony Club and associated activities including camp when required • To assist with Horse Boy camps – when required • Agree and adhere to all the organisation’s adopted policies, principles and aims • To supervise and work alongside project volunteers where appropriate This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and the employee may be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required and at the discretion of their Line Manager. Person Specification ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES: • Experience / training / of working with horses in a professional capacity • Genuine desire to learn about working in an equestrian centre and gain relevant skills • Energy and enthusiasm • Patience • Perceptive and responsive nature • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team • Excellent communication skills • Good organisation skills • Genuine interest in Therapeutic Horsemanship • Effective and considerate equestrian handling skills • This position requires an enhanced DBS check DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES: • Experience of working in an equestrian centre • Experience of working with disabled and/or disadvantaged people • Experience of training work with horses FURTHER INFORMATION: • Working at Equine Learning involves being available to work shifts to meet the needs of the business. Working days are Monday to Sunday between the times 8am to 7pm and the successful applicant will be expected to be available to work shifts during these days and hours as operationally required, in addition to Bank Holidays as required. • The successful applicant will be required to work during Easter, Christmas and Summer holidays • Monthly staff meetings may take place out of normal operating hours.
Job Description An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to train under International dressage rider, Andrea Baliarda, competing at Inter II/Grand Prix based in the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire. We are a friendly International Competition Dressage yard specialising in PRE’s (Spanish horses) offering the right candidate a fabulous opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge, skills and training in the world of dressage. The person needs to be a competent but sympathetic rider and generally motivated and efficient and will receive weekly lessons/training. Own horse welcome. Sole use of accommodation. Wonderful facilities including indoor school and superb hacking on acres of fabulous Cotswold countryside. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Sole use of very comfortable 2 bedroom mobile home   Benefits Weekly training available from our Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer.  
Small, private, family yard with  2 x 14.2, 1 x 15.2, 1 ponies, and 1 x 16.2 plus 2 x pretty much retired ponies, one of whom will be going on loan. all at BE 100 /Novice level and a couple of live-out semi-retirees, now seek a new Yard Manager/Groom/Rider. This busy family has a competitive 15-year-old riding at BE100 but with ambitions, a 20-year-old riding at Novice level, and a completely uncompetitive 22-year- old who likes to hack or school when home. They are now looking for a child/young person-friendly adult to live in or out and who would ideally be full-time. The owner has a busy business so if you are able to do a bit of admin/bit of light gardening and the odd school run then that’s great, but the horses are the main part of this role. Help from other stable hands who muck out and poo pick about 5 times per week, For competing and training, (Once or twice a month,) you must have a clean driving license to drive a 3.5t Theault. Clipping, plaiting and all competition preparation will be down to you and you will be taking the girls to train and competitions, helping with warming up, providing encouragement and companionship. Someone happy to coach/teach within this context would be very useful. One of the ponies has minor tendon/high suspensory issues and the vet advises that they shouldn’t really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.  Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. No space for a horse, but there is a good DIY livery set-up very close by. You would have full access to employer’s facilities if you need them. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Beautiful yard just outside Lyneham/Calne seeks competition groom to join the existing team. Small team of quality horses ranging from 4 year olds to 3*/4* level. Riding optional but preferred, this will be mostly hacking/canter work when at home. Role includes all yard duties with a great staff to horse ratio. Ability to turn out to a high standard a must. HGV or willingness to gain is desirable. Sole charge may be needed on occasion. Minimum Requirements Must be confident handling large fit competition horses. The ability to carry out all yard duties including plaiting, pulling and clipping and equine first aid.   Accommodation details On site cottage available.   Benefits Pension, healthcare, great salary dependant of experience, 5.5 day week.  
  *£22k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.   First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Groom/Riding Instructor to join their team.   Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced.   Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Our fun and friendly team based in Upton near Didcot are looking for a new Full Time Groom to join us on a permanent basis. The yard is set within 11 acres of wonderful pasture land, on top of the ridgeway with outstanding views. The successful candidate will look after 20 horses in a fabulous working environment.   We are looking for a hard working team player who is reliable and enthusiastic who will share the responsibilities with our current full time member of staff.    The role is available with an immediate start, although this can be negotiated Minimum Requirements Must be competent  and have experience of riding fit competition horses Able to prepare horses to an excellent standard for competitions Be capable of grooming at events Confident to take sole charge of the yard and completing all yard duties to a very high standard Have good basic equestrian first aid knowledge Possess good all round horse knowledge The job will include weekend work which is shared between both grooms Flexibility will be required to work around competitions o HGV Licence would be a bonus   Accommodation details potential to live on site   Benefits In return we are offering an excellent package – a salary of between £18,000 -£23,000 (dependant on experience/age/hours) with the potential to live on site, as well as paid holiday. Although there is no space to keep a horse at the moment there may be an opportunity to do so in the future. Well behaved dog welcome.  
Job Description We are looking for a full time groom to join our established team. As predominantly a full/competition livery yard we require somebody experienced across a broad range of disciplines. 5 day working week to include 1 weekend day which can be flexible if needed. We are a fun and friendly yard with a huge social aspect, client management and good communication skills are a must, we have 25 horses on site and pride ourselves on top quality care, this means the suitable candidate must be both time efficient and conscientious in their work. The candidate will be able to ride sensible horses to a good/competent level and have experience clipping, plaiting, loading, studding, show prep and the basics in between. We are a fun team working in a very relaxed and efficient atmosphere. Top class facilities and working environment. Good riding opportunities for the right candidate, opportunities to hunt, compete, drive lorries, teach for those that would like to.    
Job Description Beautiful, high end livery and dressage yard close to London requires live in or out groom/rider to join existing team. The job will include all normal yard duties, show prep and caring for around 5 to 6 horses per day. Ideal candidate should be a confident rider. Riding is mainly exercising and lunging with some schooling. The candidate should be good at dealing with clients and have very high standards of care. A range of horses to be managed from fit competing dressage horses and eventers to hacking horses. Some well behaved stallions on the yard too. Good communication skills and ability to get along with liveries and team essential to join this efficient but relaxed yard. we also offer the ability to train towards you NVQ level 2 and 3 if you wish. Accommodation details Accommodation is a shared flat on the yard with another employee, own bedroom with own ensuite bathroom.    
*Up to £500 PW *Prefer live-out, (but accommodation could be provided) *Dog welcomed *Own horse welcomed *5 day week Experienced Groom with some knowledge of show jumping required for late August/early September 2021 start. A vital requirement is to find someone with the relevant HGV license required to drive 12t lorry for shows and outings. We are looking for someone willing and able to ‘hand-hold’ a young child Rider (10years old,) with their 3x 12.HH ponies both home and at shows (course-walking etc). You should have experience in Show Jumping to mentor the youngster as/when. The Rider has approx. 2 .5 years left on 12.2HH ponies and can currently jump 1m. The suitable candidate will genuinely enjoy working with children.  This one is very keen on jumping, SJ in particular and really loves their competing, so regular local outings are required. Whilst ponies are her passion realistically, these are only part of the youngster’s developing life and they are only able to ride approx 4 x a week. The ponies do get turnout but will need to be ridden or lunged/long reined if riding is not an option for the Groom. All usual duties. The successful applicant must be experienced and capable of sole charge, keen and willing to go to most of the shows, be able to turnout appropriately including clipping and plaiting, etc. Stable & horse management experience essential.  You will need to be fun but responsible and focus on the young Rider staying safe, enjoying their ponies, the riding and ‘the journey’ the family is on. Previous competition pony management ideal! Whilst the position is sole charge, but there are other Grooms employed for other owners on the same yard, so a friendly, team-minded person is important too! Excellent facilities. The employer has other children and needs someone capable of sole charge so that she can juggle her priorities which currently can conflict. 5 day week but some two-way flexibility required  around school/shows/school holidays etc Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description *1 bed flat provided *5 day week *Pets and own horse considered *Fabulous hacking and good facilities Head Groom required for a lovely livery yard with clients who participate in a variety of equestrian disciplines and activities. You will head the team of two other full-time Groom’s and several part timers. 5 day week to include one day at weekend. This is a happy work environment where staff tend to stay for years! 🙂 A 1 bed flat is provided for sole occupancy. The salary is entirely negotiable for the right person. Soonest start available but appreciate some applicants may need to serve a month’s notice first. 🙂  
Job Description May suit a married couple as 1 days agricultural work could also be offered to the partner of our successful applicant(other agricultural and gardening work i believe is readily available locally) Main job description:-Care , welfare of all our hunters,show horses and native ponies. Work/exercise/turnout for 3 hunters. Horses work To include-hacking ,lunging,long lining, gallops. Youngstock (show horses/hunters) Checking and handling (not breaking) Clipping,trimming up etc. organising farrier ,vet,physio and dentist appointments Other yard duties as required . Exmoor pony Herd/stud -handling,foaling,gathering,showing inhand etc Show horses are produced by a professional but come home over winter and are barn kept Dog walks and care on occasions. Must hold a clean uk driving licence Capable of sole charge when required – other staff kept. Opportunity to hunt and show . salary will depend on experience and whether or not the partner wishes to help on the farm Full time(LONG TERM) live in position with one bedroomed cottage -No children. please email me with CV Minimum Requirements Must be competent  and capable rider Experience with youngstock helpful   Accommodation details One bedroomed self contained cottage furnished or unfurnished   Benefits salary dependant on experience   opportunity for 1 days work for partner on farm – salary dependant on experience.  
Job Description – All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements – Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details – Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits – Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *£22k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.   First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Groom/Riding Instructor to join their team.   Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced.   Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Fantastic opportunity for a switched on Groom and Exercise Rider to look after 2 competition horses and 1 brood mare and foal and support a GB Young Rider currently competing at Intermediate Level and looking to progress further in 2022 season based on a beautiful family yard run to professional standards in Wiltshire All usual duties required plus you MUST be a capable and confident jockey able to safely hack out very fit performance horses, no question!  HGV licence preferred so that the horses can be driven to events, or out for training / galloping. Job is 6 days per week and 5 – 5.5 hours per day (3.5 hours in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon / evening) Must be flexible on days / hours when competing Minimum Requirements Previous relevant experience. Longevity in former roles. Excellent references. HGV licence preferred This would suit a regular capable, experienced Eventing Groom/Rider looking to work with a nice family considerate to your needs. Must be someone who knows what they are doing, has solid experience of doing it and is a straightforward, personable, extremely tidy individual capable, willing to muck in and out. Family environment where horses and competing are taken seriously but must also be enjoyable for everyone involved and mindful of how things work with sponsors Looking for someone who is clean and tidy both with the horses and around the property as this is our home and it is important that everything is kept nice Accommodation details Luxury Park Home – with winter insulation.  Sleeps up to 4 Benefits Can bring own horse (in work) – stable, bedding, forage supplied Can bring 1 dog as long as it is well behaved and castrated 20 days holiday per year + Bank Holidays    
Job Description *Plenty of riding *Own horse and dog possible *Opportunities to compete in the off-season We are looking for an experienced groom or an apprentice keen to learn, to work full time alongside the existing stud groom on a private covered yard.  This busy yard of quality hunters and young event horses benefits from all facilities.  Duties to include general yard work and stable management to a high standard. Lots of opportunities to ride in tranquil countryside and to be part of a friendly, rural community in Shropshire.  Accommodation available. Minimum Requirements A positive approach and can-do attitude.   Accommodation details A generous, tidy and private 2-bedroom static caravan on site for sole use.   Benefits Single accommodation Plenty of riding Opportunities to compete  
*£20-22K pa *Some flexibility on hours *3.5 & 7.5t lorry driver essential *Unique opportunity A competent and experienced sole charge Groom/Rider is required for a private position for an employer whose horse is based on a top livery yard in Ascot. The Employer currently has one advanced, well-trained 10-year-old Dressage horse which he hacks and is actively looking for a second horse and a pony. You would be required to source and procure the horse & pony on behalf of the client, obviously with his input. Your duties would be all the usual plus regular exercising for the 2 horses/pony. A couple of times a week you would be expected to transport the horses into central London for the owner to ride them in Hyde Park or in Great Windsor Park where you would hack with him once the other horse/pony is acquired. Meantime you would need to transport the horse. The role would suit someone who enjoys horse care and management and will maintain the highest standards at all times. There is some flexibility in timings and you wouldn’t be expected to be in the yard all the time. You will be expected to be around some evenings after the client has finished work in the summer months but the most riding will be done in the daytime when you would be expected to take the horses to the parks for hacking out. You would need to be a competent rider to keep the horses/ponies schooled to a good level for hacking safetly. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential to working sole charge but “fit in” with the other staff and liveries at the yard and to be companionable with Employer. The employer has a young teenage daughter keen to progress, so a teaching qualification is ideal. Facilities include: Loddon boxes with rubber matting flooring and automatic drinkers/Purpose built American barn stables /Separate grooming bay with hot and cold water/Access to 240 acres of beautiful grounds for hacking/Grass arena for dressage and show jumping/All-weather oval canter track Pls call Caroline on 0203 006 5730/07747686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO £25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Beautiful yard just outside Lyneham/Calne seeks competition groom to join the existing team. Small team of quality horses ranging from 4 year olds to 3*/4* level. Riding optional but preferred, this will be mostly hacking/canter work when at home. Role includes all yard duties with a great staff to horse ratio. Ability to turn out to a high standard a must. HGV or willingness to gain is desirable. Sole charge may be needed on occasion. Minimum Requirements Must be confident handling large fit competition horses. The ability to carry out all yard duties including plaiting, pulling and clipping and equine first aid.   Accommodation details On site cottage available.   Benefits Pension, healthcare, great salary dependant of experience, 5.5 day week.  
Job Description *1 bed flat provided *5 day week *Pets and own horse considered *Fabulous hacking and good facilities Head Groom required for a lovely livery yard with clients who participate in a variety of equestrian disciplines and activities. You will head the team of two other full-time Groom’s and several part timers. 5 day week to include one day at weekend. This is a happy work environment where staff tend to stay for years! 🙂 A 1 bed flat is provided for sole occupancy. The salary is entirely negotiable for the right person. Soonest start available but appreciate some applicants may need to serve a month’s notice first. 🙂  
JOB PURPOSE: To assist with the day to day operations of the equestrian centre, ensuring the day to day care of the horses and assisting with training. In addition, the role can include assisting with therapeutic activities, assisting with our riding lessons, trail rides, Pony Club and camps. HOURS: Will vary to suit the needs of the business, daytime, evening and weekend work required. Set hours can be available. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • To carry out daily general yard dutiesincluding caring for horses and animals belonging to Equine Learning • To provide a safe and secure environment, treating each participant and horse / pony with equal concern • To ensure that all horses have the highest level of care and attention • To assist with exercising and training the horses • To work on own initiative and as part of a team with a flexible and creative approach • To assist with our riding sessions for disabled and disadvantaged participants, and non-disabled riders when required. • To assist with therapeutic horsemanship sessions and programmes when required. • To be available to take part in fund-raising activities and attend monthly staff meetings as required • To assist with the running of the Pony Club and associated activities including camp when required • To assist with Horse Boy camps – when required • Agree and adhere to all the organisation’s adopted policies, principles and aims • To supervise and work alongside project volunteers where appropriate This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and the employee may be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required and at the discretion of their Line Manager. Person Specification ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES: • Experience / training / of working with horses in a professional capacity • Genuine desire to learn about working in an equestrian centre and gain relevant skills • Energy and enthusiasm • Patience • Perceptive and responsive nature • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team • Excellent communication skills • Good organisation skills • Genuine interest in Therapeutic Horsemanship • Effective and considerate equestrian handling skills • This position requires an enhanced DBS check DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES: • Experience of working in an equestrian centre • Experience of working with disabled and/or disadvantaged people • Experience of training work with horses FURTHER INFORMATION: • Working at Equine Learning involves being available to work shifts to meet the needs of the business. Working days are Monday to Sunday between the times 8am to 7pm and the successful applicant will be expected to be available to work shifts during these days and hours as operationally required, in addition to Bank Holidays as required. • The successful applicant will be required to work during Easter, Christmas and Summer holidays • Monthly staff meetings may take place out of normal operating hours.
Job Description An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to train under International dressage rider, Andrea Baliarda, competing at Inter II/Grand Prix based in the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire. We are a friendly International Competition Dressage yard specialising in PRE’s (Spanish horses) offering the right candidate a fabulous opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge, skills and training in the world of dressage. The person needs to be a competent but sympathetic rider and generally motivated and efficient and will receive weekly lessons/training. Own horse welcome. Sole use of accommodation. Wonderful facilities including indoor school and superb hacking on acres of fabulous Cotswold countryside. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Sole use of very comfortable 2 bedroom mobile home   Benefits Weekly training available from our Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer.  
Job Description Apprenticeship available at busy BHS Where to train riding school and livery yard. 5 day week training towards BHS exams as well as signing up with training provided, KEITS or Haddon. Need to have basic horse care skills and knowledge and the rest we can teach you. Lots of opportunities and regular riding Minimum Requirements grooms, tack up and muck out, lead horses.   Accommodation details none   Benefits training exams paid for lessons regular riding chance to compete  
Looking for a positive, experienced and energetic part time groom to help with two horses at private family stables in Totteridge. Days – Saturday & Sunday (weekends off managed with week day groom) Hours – 8am – 6pm Pay – DOE £15 – £20 gross an hour Start Date – September 1st A typical day may include – exercising horses, cleaning stables and yard, food management and feeding, grooming, cleaning and preparing the horses for shows, tack maintenance, upkeep of all equipment, harrowing arena, driving horse lorry to shows and prep pre and post shows (i.e. plaiting, washing, tack preparation etc). Co ordinating with vet, farrier, family as needed. Please note must have references that can be verified and be able to drive a horse lorry.  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Busy stud, dealing, producing, competition yard of approx 40-60 horses ranging from foals, broodmares and stallions to retired showjumpers and everything in between. Must be confident around foals, stallions and different types of horses, even when they act up. We participate in a range of activities including AI, Futurity, pentathlon, dressage, showjumping, eventing, hunting, fun rides etc. Working alongside yard manager, groom, rider. No 2 days the same, always something different to see. Varied role so flexibility required but basic duties include mucking out and looking after the yard and horses to a high standard. Applicant needs to be happy at least hacking out but more riding available for the right person including possibility to progress and compete. Minimum Requirements Must have a drivers license and car. Must be able to perform yard duties to a high standard – we do not want to be training this. Comfortable and confident around horses of all types and age, including stallions, foals, youngstock and fit competition horses. Must be happy, willing and capable of at least hacking out – more riding available for the right person with potential to progress and compete. Good team player with excellent communication skills and sense of humour. Accommodation details No accommodation but can source locally.   Benefits Full contract with good wage, pension, holiday etc. Plenty to see and learn with opportunity to progress in your role. Bonus scheme where applicable
Job Description We have small private yard at our home with up to five dressage horses of various ages. They are all nice people. We are looking for a local freelancer to help us with yard work and grooming, including for competition, and at times to take sole charge. For the right person there may be the oppportunity to ride, and potentially to bring on and compete talented younger horses. We feel we offer a flexible, friendly and supportive environment. The ability to drive a 7.5 tonne lorry would be a plus. Minimum Requirements 100 percent reliable; Kind and caring; Team player; Able to take care of the horses and yard to a high standard; Adaptable and willing to learn.          
  *Top Remuneration IRO £20-£26k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare * 2-bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed   Successful commercial, boutique stud 7 miles from Newbury, with a good track record and much success at yearling sales, etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up.   This is a position that would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such.   Willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager, you should be capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays. All the usual skills are required working alongside a small but capable team of professionals.   🙂 We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment.🙂   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Large Flat Racehorse Stable (140 horses) near Andover, requires an Exercise Rider. First class accommodation and daily meals provided. All Staff work only one weekend a month. We recruit from all equestrian disciplines. Though previous experience of riding racehorses is helpful, half of our current riders were new to racehorses on arrival here, and have progressed to become valued members of our team, guided by our mentors. In 2020 we received the Lycetts Team Champion Award for Recruitment and Induction. The salary is excellent, all Staff go racing regularly, pool money (percentage of prize money) and bonus’ are guaranteed. Please visit our website              
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Note from Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd:**You would need to make sure you could legally work in the USA and it would be your responsibility along with the employers, to make sure everything was in place, as it should be, BEFORE you travel ** Job Description I am looking for someone who is just as passionate as me about the horses and putting in 100% everyday.  I have 4 horses I compete from the BN to the 3* level, and a handful of clients.  I’m in Metamora MI in the summers and Ocala Fl for the winters.  I need someone who shows up everyday with a good attitude and willing to put a full days work in. We have a fun atmosphere, tons of laughing and joking around, but take the care of our horses very seriously. The responsibilities of my groom would be to care for my four horses as if they were your own, and help me ride my horses and clients horses. But first and foremost, care for my animals.   I would need someone who is comfortable and proficient with riding young horses and fit upper level horses.     Michigan comes with a full apartment, and Florida’s accommodations is a full size motorhome     Competitive salary, accommodations, opportunity to ride, travel to all the top class events.    
Job Description Experienced, reliable riding groom to work 6 days a week (7.30-12.30) in small private yard in Minety (Wiltshire). 5 horses, 2 of which are retired, the others are hunters and an eventer. Must be capable of doing yard work to a high standard, turning out and bringing in. Some sole charge. Must be competent in dealing with fit and young horses. Must be able to do the occasional afternoon and longer days when rider is competing/away. No accomodation available and non smoker please £300-360 a week for the core hours plus pay for extra hours worked.    
We are currently seeking a Modern Apprentice/SVQ Trainer/Assessor.  The successful candidate will be based at Campus in Cupar, Fife as part of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department within the North Faculty of the college. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of preparing teaching material and assessing Modern Apprenticeship students up to level 6 in Horse Care. The role will require on-site assessment visits across Scotland and a clean driving licence is therefore essential. The role requires the candidate to: Be an active and engaged member of the Equine Team. Have a student-focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment. Preparation of practical activities. Delivering practical tuition and assessments to a high standard. Conducting student assessments in accordance with Awarding Body standards. Maintaining appropriate records of teaching and assessment. Maintaining appropriate records of attendance. Attending internal and external meetings as required. Updating of personal skills and qualifications. Contribute to checking the validity of assessment against the performance criteria being assessed, as part of SRUC’s quality assurance internal moderation processes. Actively engage in quality enhancement and communication strategies and their associated procedures. Actively engage in performance management processes. Develop and maintain links with relevant industry contacts in their curriculum area. Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II). BHS SVQ Assessor. L&D 9Di (Previously A1). WBL assessor (or progress towards these qualifications) You should possess a good knowledge of BHS QA procedure and requirements and a thorough knowledge of equine care and husbandry. You should have appropriate and proven experience in delivery and assessing of work-based learning – including teaching and assessing experience in riding and practical equine husbandry to students from a range of different backgrounds and experience levels. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.  
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
*£366.70pw  *Accommodation (no charge)  *Food provided (1 meal a day 5x pw) *Further training towards the BHS qualifications available if you are interested   Fantastic Opportunity to join a very well-established full livery and training yard offering five star care in South Hertfordshire. This British Horse Society (BHS) approved is renowned for being super friendly with a caring proprietor and Team and really does have superb, facilities all set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and very close to London! Are you an experienced Groom who really loves their horses, enjoys working as part of a friendly fun and professional team? Do you want to work in a yard that cares about you? Ideally, you will be happy to exercise ride as a minimum and ability to school a bonus. Lunging also will be required. ‘So much more than just a livery yard – it has become my extended family! The support and guidance you receive here is outstanding and the camaraderie truly special.​’ ‘From the very first day, we were treated like family’. ‘The yard is akin to heaven on earth and all their staff and other liveries are all truly wonderful. Bestest place ever! ‘ Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Job Description Apprenticeship available at busy BHS Where to train riding school and livery yard. 5 day week training towards BHS exams as well as signing up with training provided, KEITS or Haddon. Need to have basic horse care skills and knowledge and the rest we can teach you. Lots of opportunities and regular riding Minimum Requirements grooms, tack up and muck out, lead horses.   Accommodation details none   Benefits training exams paid for lessons regular riding chance to compete  
Job Description – All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements – Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details – Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits – Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description Job Title:                             Equestrian Centre Groom/Casual Groom              Department:                      Equestrian Accountable to:                Equestrian Centre Manager Responsible for:               No direct reports   Purpose of the job: To assist with the day to day care of the horses and the smooth running of the Equestrian Centre at Stowe School to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. Context: Stowe School occupies Stowe House and about 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. StoweSchool is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 820 pupils. There are around 500 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site. The National Trust manages the landscape gardens and opens the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is open to the public during the School holidays and, for guided tours, during term time. Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Values and Behaviours: The post-holder is expected to act professionally at all times and in accordance with the standards of behaviour and code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook and below. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community.   The Stowe Community is committed to working together to achieve Stowe’s aims and objectives. It is a Christian community that aspires to excellence through working efficiently whilst being responsive to change, adding value where possible and using resources wisely. We collaborate to work both as individuals and as members of a team, communicating and consulting often and openly to the highest standards. We act with integrity and treat each other considerately, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We operate within the appropriate laws and regulations. We are accountable to each other and to our pupils, parents, governors, trustees and visitors. The Stowe Community is both environmentally and socially responsible, recognising the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: To assist the Equestrian Centre team to perform the day to day stable management tasks to a standard set by the Equestrian Centre Manager. To support the Equestrian Centre in providing a professional livery service. To act in a professional manner at all times.   Key Tasks: To follow the instructions given by the Equestrian Centre team to perform day to day tasks for stabled and grazing horses.   To ensure the adherence to Health and Safety legislation and working procedures that affects the facility and staff.   Hours: Grooms To work within a flexible working pattern including weekends, with an average of 40 hours (excluding half an hour lunch) per week, working 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis for 37 weeks per year. These weeks cover term time, half terms and exeats. There will also be a need to be flexible during non-term time. Casual Grooms
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description We are looking for an experienced full-time groom to work alongside other staff in a friendly environment with top quality horses.  Lovely family competition yard with dressage horses ranging from novice to advanced and 5* facilities. HGV licence a plus. Live-in with excellent salary. Located nr Winchester/Southampton, UK Minimum Requirements Competition grooming experience Caring for the horses is of the upmost importance and the role would ideally suit someone who is cheerful, hard working, pays attention to detail and has previous competition grooming experience in a professional yard. Must be confident in handling and leading fit competition horses. Hours 7.00 -12.30 and 1.30-5.00 pm Accommodation details Individual housing in a beautiful converted barn – suitable for couple Benefits 4 weeks holidays + bank holidays. Pension scheme and excellent salary
Job Description This position is for a home groom for a top international event yard in Oxfordshire. Riding for the right candidate if their riding is to a high enough standard. Doesn’t need to be overly trained, but a balanced light seat and hands and experience with fit, blood event horses is a must. Small compact yard, easy to run, and lovely facilities including a 60×30 arena, gallops, horse walker and plenty of turnout. The horses range from 4yrs to 4star, being produced for top level competitons and championships, as well as for sale. Eventing experience a bonus, along with a good work ethic, sense of humour and a large dose of common sense! The yard is run to a high standard, with an emphasis on attention to detail and top care for all the horses. The job would be 5 and a half days a week. There is accommodation included in a tidy annex. Other duties will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. The day runs from 7.30-4.30/5, though it can run longer on certain days. Minimum Requirements Eventing experience, good work ethic, trimming, plaiting and turning out to a high standard, common sense! Driving license, good positive attitude and ability to cope with stressful situations if things go wrong. Ability to work well alongside other members of the team. If someone doesn’t mind having a toddler around helping with yard duties that’s a bonus!   Accommodation details 1 bedroom annex on-site, Sky TV Wifi      
Job Description International Show Jumping Yard is  looking for a motivated, hardworking home-groom to join the established team at the stables in Henley-on-Thames, UK. All usual duties caring for competition horses, within a small, friendly team.   Minimum Requirements Extensive experience not necessary- but someone reliable, self-starting, with a passion for caring for the horses is a top priority. Opportunity to learn more from our experienced team.   Accommodation details Accommodation available   Benefits Work on professional show jumping yard and gain extensive knowledge  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Beautiful yard just outside Lyneham/Calne seeks competition groom to join the existing team. Small team of quality horses ranging from 4 year olds to 3*/4* level. Riding optional but preferred, this will be mostly hacking/canter work when at home. Role includes all yard duties with a great staff to horse ratio. Ability to turn out to a high standard a must. HGV or willingness to gain is desirable. Sole charge may be needed on occasion. Minimum Requirements Must be confident handling large fit competition horses. The ability to carry out all yard duties including plaiting, pulling and clipping and equine first aid.   Accommodation details On site cottage available.   Benefits Pension, healthcare, great salary dependant of experience, 5.5 day week.  
Job Description Busy stud, dealing, producing, competition yard of approx 40-60 horses ranging from foals, broodmares and stallions to retired showjumpers and everything in between. Must be confident around foals, stallions and different types of horses, even when they act up. We participate in a range of activities including AI, Futurity, pentathlon, dressage, showjumping, eventing, hunting, fun rides etc. Working alongside yard manager, groom, rider. No 2 days the same, always something different to see. Varied role so flexibility required but basic duties include mucking out and looking after the yard and horses to a high standard. Applicant needs to be happy at least hacking out but more riding available for the right person including possibility to progress and compete. Minimum Requirements Must have a drivers license and car. Must be able to perform yard duties to a high standard – we do not want to be training this. Comfortable and confident around horses of all types and age, including stallions, foals, youngstock and fit competition horses. Must be happy, willing and capable of at least hacking out – more riding available for the right person with potential to progress and compete. Good team player with excellent communication skills and sense of humour. Accommodation details No accommodation but can source locally.   Benefits Full contract with good wage, pension, holiday etc. Plenty to see and learn with opportunity to progress in your role. Bonus scheme where applicable
Job Description We have small private yard at our home with up to five dressage horses of various ages. They are all nice people. We are looking for a local freelancer to help us with yard work and grooming, including for competition, and at times to take sole charge. For the right person there may be the oppportunity to ride, and potentially to bring on and compete talented younger horses. We feel we offer a flexible, friendly and supportive environment. The ability to drive a 7.5 tonne lorry would be a plus. Minimum Requirements 100 percent reliable; Kind and caring; Team player; Able to take care of the horses and yard to a high standard; Adaptable and willing to learn.          
*Negotiable + competitive +warm, cosy 1 bed apartment *Dog welcomed *Chance to get some proper Hunt Yard experience on your CV! Lovely seasonal position available on a well-established, traditional family hunt yard within a beautiful estate. Fun, professional team renowned for being great at what they do. You will work hard but you will be treated well and have a very rewarding season. The position involves all grooming duties to a good standard but is a support role, so you will not be out hunting just supporting and some riding (Horses ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). No jumping required but must be confident and competent as will be left behind when others out hunting. Will be expected to prepare second horses for the changeovers. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/excellent hacking. Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
Job Description *1 bed flat provided *5 day week *Pets and own horse considered *Fabulous hacking and good facilities Head Groom required for a lovely livery yard with clients who participate in a variety of equestrian disciplines and activities. You will head the team of two other full-time Groom’s and several part timers. 5 day week to include one day at weekend. This is a happy work environment where staff tend to stay for years! 🙂 A 1 bed flat is provided for sole occupancy. The salary is entirely negotiable for the right person. Soonest start available but appreciate some applicants may need to serve a month’s notice first. 🙂  
Job Description Looking for team members to join our friendly professional livery yard in Gainfield, Oxfordshire. 2 options available Monday-friday 8.30-5 with lunch Or Monday-friday 8.30-11.30 & 3.30/4- 5pm Job entails usual daily care for a selection of livery horses. Job not limited to but including feeding, turn out, muck out, bring in, rug changing, putting to bed, tidying up etc. Own horse welcome for the right candidate. We are based on a professional, friendly yard with exceptional facilities and a fantastic atmosphere. Must have experience and take pride in their work. Flexible role with scope for further promotions in future. Would also consider an apprentice. No accommodation at present.    
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO £25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Looking for a positive, experienced and energetic part time groom to help with two horses at private family stables in Totteridge. Days – Saturday & Sunday (weekends off managed with week day groom) Hours – 8am – 6pm Pay – DOE £15 – £20 gross an hour Start Date – September 1st A typical day may include – exercising horses, cleaning stables and yard, food management and feeding, grooming, cleaning and preparing the horses for shows, tack maintenance, upkeep of all equipment, harrowing arena, driving horse lorry to shows and prep pre and post shows (i.e. plaiting, washing, tack preparation etc). Co ordinating with vet, farrier, family as needed. Please note must have references that can be verified and be able to drive a horse lorry.  
Job Description Due to expansion we are looking for two members of staff to join our team. Needs to be knowledgeable and capable of all normal yard duties to industry speed. If there is an interest in teaching this would be a bonus. All normal yard duties, exercising horses if capable but not essential.  Varied job with lots of different types of horses and lovely clients. Minimum Requirements Carry out all normal yard duties to industry speed and standard. Handle a variety of horses. Muck out well. Work as a team player, be hard working.   Accommodation details large shared modern staff house, own double bedroom, two shared bathrooms, three bedrooms in house. Shared living room and kitchen.   Benefits possibility of own horse, lots of riding available can join lessons. BHS training and discounted exams  
Job Description We are looking for a full time groom to join our established team. As predominantly a full/competition livery yard we require somebody experienced across a broad range of disciplines. 5 day working week to include 1 weekend day which can be flexible if needed. We are a fun and friendly yard with a huge social aspect, client management and good communication skills are a must, we have 25 horses on site and pride ourselves on top quality care, this means the suitable candidate must be both time efficient and conscientious in their work. The candidate will be able to ride sensible horses to a good/competent level and have experience clipping, plaiting, loading, studding, show prep and the basics in between. We are a fun team working in a very relaxed and efficient atmosphere. Top class facilities and working environment. Good riding opportunities for the right candidate, opportunities to hunt, compete, drive lorries, teach for those that would like to.    
Job Description Job Title:                             Equestrian Centre Groom/Casual Groom              Department:                      Equestrian Accountable to:                Equestrian Centre Manager Responsible for:               No direct reports   Purpose of the job: To assist with the day to day care of the horses and the smooth running of the Equestrian Centre at Stowe School to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. Context: Stowe School occupies Stowe House and about 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. StoweSchool is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 820 pupils. There are around 500 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site. The National Trust manages the landscape gardens and opens the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is open to the public during the School holidays and, for guided tours, during term time. Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Values and Behaviours: The post-holder is expected to act professionally at all times and in accordance with the standards of behaviour and code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook and below. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community. In particular we aspire to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe community.   The Stowe Community is committed to working together to achieve Stowe’s aims and objectives. It is a Christian community that aspires to excellence through working efficiently whilst being responsive to change, adding value where possible and using resources wisely. We collaborate to work both as individuals and as members of a team, communicating and consulting often and openly to the highest standards. We act with integrity and treat each other considerately, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We operate within the appropriate laws and regulations. We are accountable to each other and to our pupils, parents, governors, trustees and visitors. The Stowe Community is both environmentally and socially responsible, recognising the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: To assist the Equestrian Centre team to perform the day to day stable management tasks to a standard set by the Equestrian Centre Manager. To support the Equestrian Centre in providing a professional livery service. To act in a professional manner at all times.   Key Tasks: To follow the instructions given by the Equestrian Centre team to perform day to day tasks for stabled and grazing horses.   To ensure the adherence to Health and Safety legislation and working procedures that affects the facility and staff.   Hours: Grooms To work within a flexible working pattern including weekends, with an average of 40 hours (excluding half an hour lunch) per week, working 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis for 37 weeks per year. These weeks cover term time, half terms and exeats. There will also be a need to be flexible during non-term time. Casual Grooms
Due to unforeseen circumstances Northmore Stud are looking to recruit an Assistant Stud Groom to join our small friendly team.  The applicant should be able to demonstrate good horsemanship skills having previously spent a significant amount of time working with mares, foals, weanling and yearlings on a Thoroughbred Stud Farm. The duties will cover all aspects of work on a Thoroughbred Stud Farm and in particular a good knowledge and experience of foaling is essential.  This is because during the breeding season the foaling is shared between the Stud Groom and the Assistant Stud Groom.  Knowledge of sales preparation is also required. Enthusiasm, attention to detail, high standard of workmanship as well as ability to work as part of a team are crucial attributes.  Previous experience of overseeing staff would be helpful. Applicant must be able to drive, have a clean licence and preferably also be able to drive a small horsesbox.  This is required as part of the duties are to take mares/foals for covering during the breeding season. Competitive salary and 3 bedroom house with small garden and garage available to the right candidate. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.      
  *£22k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.   First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Groom/Riding Instructor to join their team.   Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced.   Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description – All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements – Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details – Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits – Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description This position is for a home groom for a top international event yard in Oxfordshire. Riding for the right candidate if their riding is to a high enough standard. Doesn’t need to be overly trained, but a balanced light seat and hands and experience with fit, blood event horses is a must. Small compact yard, easy to run, and lovely facilities including a 60×30 arena, gallops, horse walker and plenty of turnout. The horses range from 4yrs to 4star, being produced for top level competitons and championships, as well as for sale. Eventing experience a bonus, along with a good work ethic, sense of humour and a large dose of common sense! The yard is run to a high standard, with an emphasis on attention to detail and top care for all the horses. The job would be 5 and a half days a week. There is accommodation included in a tidy annex. Other duties will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. The day runs from 7.30-4.30/5, though it can run longer on certain days. Minimum Requirements Eventing experience, good work ethic, trimming, plaiting and turning out to a high standard, common sense! Driving license, good positive attitude and ability to cope with stressful situations if things go wrong. Ability to work well alongside other members of the team. If someone doesn’t mind having a toddler around helping with yard duties that’s a bonus!   Accommodation details 1 bedroom annex on-site, Sky TV Wifi      
*Working 39 weeks a year (school term time) *Accommodation provided all year round *40 hour week *Own horse & dog a possibility Job Description Job Title: Equestrian Centre Senior Groom Department: Sports Accountable to: Equestrian Centre Manager Responsible for: No Direct Reports Purpose of the job: The role is responsible for assisting the Equestrian Centre Manager in the management of the Equestrian Centre and to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. The role requires direct communication with parents and pupils, to ensure their expectations are met in terms of facilities, welfare, training and competitions. Context: Stowe School occupies Stowe House and about 200 acres of the Stowe estate, and is located in Stowe’s world famous landscape gardens set in 880 acres. Stowe School is an independent co-educational boarding School with approximately 870 pupils. There are around 500 full and part-time staff with 80 staff and their families living on site. The National Trust manages the landscape gardens and opens the grounds to over 200,000 visitors a year. Stowe House is open to the public during the School holidays and, for guided tours, during term time. Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Values and Behaviours: The post-holder is expected to act professionally at all times and in accordance with the standards of behaviour and code of conduct outlined in the staff handbook and below. In particular the School aspires to the following standards of behaviour for the Stowe Community. The Stowe Community is committed to working together to achieve Stowe’s aims and objectives. It is a Christian community that aspires to excellence through working efficiently whilst being responsive to change, adding value where possible and using resources wisely. We collaborate to work both as individuals and as members of a team, communicating and consulting often and openly to the highest standards. We act with integrity and treat each other considerately, valuing diversity and rejecting discrimination. We operate within the appropriate laws and regulations. We are accountable to each other and to our pupils, parents, governors, trustees and visitors. The Stowe Community is both environmentally and socially responsible, recognising the importance of an appropriate work/life balance. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: • To assist and on occasion cover for the Equestrian Centre Manager in the day to day management and running of the Equestrian Centre. • To assist the Equestrian Centre Manager to ensure the Equestrian Centre facilities are maintained to a high standard and comply with licence and health and safety regulations. • To ensure the Equestrian Centre provides a professional livery service. Key Tasks: Customer Service 1 To support the Equestrian Centre Manager to promote the Equestrian Centre as and when required. 2 To create a good relationship between parents and pupils, to ensure their needs are met for both the horse and pupil. To ensure parent and pupil e-mails and telephone calls are responded to in a timely manner. 3 To
Job Description; Teach and ride owners horses – meet regularly with instructors ,gvie them weekly training attend horse owners and members .supervise the grooms and evaluate them . organise the daily horses plan ( school and livery horses)  medications,care , exercise… . coordinate and supervise  the lesson distributions among various junior instructors . assist during jumping competitions and gymkhanas. Minimum Requirements Good level showjumping competition and teaching experince with certifications – BHSAI or similar .minimum 10 years competing show jumping. good english langauge written and spoken .  refrences is a must . ability to adapt to multi cultural environment Accommodation details fully furnished accomodation on site .   Benefits airline tickets once a year – medical insurance – bonus on performance-  
Job Description *Plenty of riding *Own horse and dog possible *Opportunities to compete in the off-season We are looking for an experienced groom or an apprentice keen to learn, to work full time alongside the existing stud groom on a private covered yard.  This busy yard of quality hunters and young event horses benefits from all facilities.  Duties to include general yard work and stable management to a high standard. Lots of opportunities to ride in tranquil countryside and to be part of a friendly, rural community in Shropshire.  Accommodation available. Minimum Requirements A positive approach and can-do attitude.   Accommodation details A generous, tidy and private 2-bedroom static caravan on site for sole use.   Benefits Single accommodation Plenty of riding Opportunities to compete  
Job Description Apprenticeship available at busy BHS Where to train riding school and livery yard. 5 day week training towards BHS exams as well as signing up with training provided, KEITS or Haddon. Need to have basic horse care skills and knowledge and the rest we can teach you. Lots of opportunities and regular riding Minimum Requirements grooms, tack up and muck out, lead horses.   Accommodation details none   Benefits training exams paid for lessons regular riding chance to compete  
Job Description The role requires an experienced and knowledgeable groom with some riding experience. You will need to be confident in handling all types of horses from young fit competition horses to general hacking horses. You must be a strong team player, have good communication skills to deal with clients and liveries, use your own initiative and be hard working. The job will entail usual daily care for a wide selection of livery and competition horses. Daily duties will include but not limited to feeding, turn out, muck out, general yard cleanliness, quality horse care. Minimum Requirements 2 years experience / references require       Accommodation details N/A     Benefits Pension / Good rates of pay / Facility for own horse at reduced rate / Amazing facilities    
Job Description Busy stud, dealing, producing, competition yard of approx 40-60 horses ranging from foals, broodmares and stallions to retired showjumpers and everything in between. Must be confident around foals, stallions and different types of horses, even when they act up. We participate in a range of activities including AI, Futurity, pentathlon, dressage, showjumping, eventing, hunting, fun rides etc. Working alongside yard manager, groom, rider. No 2 days the same, always something different to see. Varied role so flexibility required but basic duties include mucking out and looking after the yard and horses to a high standard. Applicant needs to be happy at least hacking out but more riding available for the right person including possibility to progress and compete. Minimum Requirements Must have a drivers license and car. Must be able to perform yard duties to a high standard – we do not want to be training this. Comfortable and confident around horses of all types and age, including stallions, foals, youngstock and fit competition horses. Must be happy, willing and capable of at least hacking out – more riding available for the right person with potential to progress and compete. Good team player with excellent communication skills and sense of humour. Accommodation details No accommodation but can source locally.   Benefits Full contract with good wage, pension, holiday etc. Plenty to see and learn with opportunity to progress in your role. Bonus scheme where applicable
Stud Groom for a small Stud in West Sussex. Must have experience in foaling mares and handling young stock.   accomodation on site.    
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.

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The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

In April every year, at the end of one Tax Year and the start of the next, the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage increases. This is important for everyone in the equine industry – employers and employees alike. Equestrianism is a notoriously low-pay industry in terms of hourly salary, and salaries are frequently, if not always, topped up with extras, bonuses and tidbits. But in reality, how lawful are we in doing this without the advice and guidance of accountants and tax specialists? And what are the consequences of getting it wrong? The UK Government has strict laws regarding the minimum sum of money any individual can receive in return for work done and it can be confusing at least, a minefield at worst, when remunerating staff not just fairly, but legally too.  In this article, we take a timely look, and research answers to basic questions for both employers and employees regarding the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage and to highlight common misconceptions within the equine industry regarding wages, remuneration packages and the law.

Equine Jobs with Accommodation

The provision of accommodation with an equine job can be a grey area for both employers and employees, with so many varying arrangements from yard to yard and job role to job role. Get it wrong and at the very least an employer struggles to find and keep staff, the employee loses out on their salary entitlement and, worst case scenario, the employer and employee find themselves in very hot water. Here we attempt to put a complex matter into as simple terms as possible, regarding the provision of accommodation with a job, based on situations regularly seen within the equine industry.

Spring Forward in the Equine Industry

Is it just me or has this been an especially long winter this year? Anyway enough of all that, Spring is about to be sprung and we couldn’t be happier at the prospect of tiptoeing through the tulips in 2020! In amongst all the horsey loveliness of Spring, a real highlight for me is the arrival of our beloved Swallows with their “let’s get the party started” vibe. The uplift they provide as they arrive tired but jubilant never fails to lift my spirits. Guest Blogger Kelly Wallace Horne has seen many a horse through many a Winter:Spring season transitions both as a horse owner and professional Show Jumping groom. Following are just some of the seasonal ups and downs those of us who work with horses will know!

Why The Grooms List is THE GO-TO place for Equine Apprenticeships

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 8th February – 14th February 2021 – a perfect time for grooms to explore the possibilities of gaining nationally recognised qualifications without having to take time out from work, and employers to consider expanding their team by taking on an apprentice groom! Whether you’re an employer or a learner/would be apprentice The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment is THE GO-TO place to go for Equine Apprenticeships! Everything both employers and learners need is here, in one place, from choosing a Training Provider to finding your next groom or job and everything in between!

Choosing the RIGHT apprenticeship training provider

All apprenticeships are supported by a specialist training organisation and choosing the right apprenticeship training provider is hugely important to a success outcome for both the learner and the employer. Here we offer employers some tips and advice on finding and selecting the right apprenticeship training provider for your yard.

New Years Resolutions for Equestrian Jobseekers

New Year seems like a natural time to press the “refresh” button on our personal and professional lives, or even just a chance to take stock and stay as and where we are, but in a better way. We have all heard the cliché (which is a cliché for good reason), “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”. I read with interest that about 70% of us make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 8% will be kept beyond February/March! It’s not surprising to learn that the top resolutions will include things like losing weight, quitting smoking, managing debt etc. but, also importantly, resolutions focussing on careers and job choices are right up there too.

New Years Resolutions for Equine Employers: How to ensure a strong start to 2021

The early part of the year can be one of the busiest times in equine recruitment. The blank canvass of the new year stretches ahead, full of potential, promise but let’s face it, sometimes dread to as finding good staff these days can be somewhat…er…challenging, to say the very, very least! The current Covid 19 crisis brings a whole other set of additional challenges, which are different by region and over time with the ever evolving situation, making it very difficult to know what to expect and when. Having the right team around you to fulfil that potential is paramount to any person’s (or business’s) success.  As equine workers resolve to move on at the start of the year, January is a prime time to assemble that team. To help you make the most of this busy period we’ve put together a quick guide to the key points – if you like, some New Years’ Resolutions for equine employers!

New Year, New Career!

Traditionally, New Year is THE key time to commit to making positive changes in your life, and NEVER more so than as we enter 2021 with great hope for better, more normal times returning! Your New Years Resolution might be to get a better-paid job, achieve a better work-life balance, acquire new skills, or generally get more job satisfaction. Looking at the New Year ahead, a blank canvas ready for you to make those changes, what can you do to achieve those career goals?

Tips for Grooms Working with Horses at Christmas

For the vast majority of ‘normal’ people, Christmas means a nice relaxing few days off, spending time with family and lounging around over a long boozy lunch. For the vast majority of employers and grooms working with horses at Christmas, it just means business as usual. In hunting and racing yards Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year, as boxing day meets are one of the most popular days out for owners. Though it may be hard to fully convince yourself that shovelling poo is the first most ideal thing you would like to do on Christmas Day, there are plenty of ways to keep the festive spirit alive and still enjoy Christmas. Here are our top suggestions for how to survive the holiday season.

15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Horse Lovers

The run-up to Christmas should be a time of excitement and anticipation.  Bonus boxes of chocolates in the tack room and singing along to cheesy Christmas carols on the yard. The problems arise when you find yourself stuck for Christmas gift ideas. How to find something that is the right mix of thoughtful, useful, appealing to that person and within budget. Well never fear, we are here to help. We have pulled together a list of our 15 favourite gift ideas specifically for people working in the equine industry, suitable for your employer, employee or college (or even yourself!).

How Coronavirus Affects Equine Recruitment

Yesterday evening the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new, tighter restrictions on the movement and activities of individuals in Britain. As the no.1 equestrian recruitment agency, we’re keen that everyone understands how coronavirus affects equine recruitment, in order that disruption may be kept to a minimum while keeping everyone safe. This morning we have taken advice directly from the Government on how yards can cope with their staffing needs throughout this surreal and unprecedented time.

Coronavirus – useful information

Given the huge coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19)  in the UK news, unless you have been on a completely different planet, it’s highly unlikely that you’ve never heard of it or have no idea what it is. 🙂
At this point we really don’t know is how it might affect the equine industry, and in particular, those working in the equine industry. Here, we gather together some basic information on Coronavirus, along with links to further useful information.

What is a Workplace Pension?

Since April 2017, it’s compulsory that all eligible employees receive a Workplace Pension as part of their employment contract, and this applies to grooms working in the equine industry. There is still a lot of confusion surrounding Workplace Pensions, who is eligible for one and who should be paying into one. So, what is a workplace pension? What does this mean? Who should expect to receive one? We have put together a simple guide to answer 10 common questions regarding Workplace Pensions in the equine industry

The National Living Wage increase in 2020

The 1st April 2020 sees what the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has called the “the biggest ever cash boost” to those earning the National Living Wage: 6.2% – four times the rate of inflation. This is inevitably going to receive a mixed response, with workers looking forward to a boost to their income and some employers struggling to meet these new legal requirements. In this article, we outline the changes and how they affect workers and employers in the equine industry.

Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference 2020

Caroline Carter Recruitment is delighted to support the Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference, on 25th February 2020.

Caroline Carter is a guest speaker at the conference, answering your questions on the staffing challenges with the equine workplace in the session, How to attract, recruit and retain excellent staff.

Caroline says, “I am really looking forward to this conference. It represents a groundbreaking opportunity to eyeball the ‘issues of the day’ surrounding attracting, recruiting and retaining staff. With a recruitment industry ‘in crisis,’ we must all grasp these opportunities to look at strategies which could positively impact change.”

Read on to find out more about this interesting event and its aims…

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

As Great Britain leaves the European Union at 11pm on 31st January 2020 and “Brexit” dominates our news headlines, what can we expect within the equine industry? As an international recruitment agency, we place many British Grooms in jobs within the EU, and many EU citizens into jobs within Great Britain, so… what about information for Employers and Grooms in the equine industry?

COPD in Horses

For all of their bulk, courage and majesty horses have finely tuned and delicate internal systems which go wrong very easily! In this article, guest author Jacqui Broderick outlines the symptoms, causes and treatments of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in horses.

Avoiding Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

Never before has society been more aware of discrimination and the negative impact it has on all aspects of life. Quite rightly, the law takes acts of discrimination very seriously and, as with all matters pertaining to employment law, ignorance is no defence when it comes to the crunch! If upheld, a claim can result in a hefty fine! This blog is aimed to raise awareness and avoid not uncommon pitfalls.

5 Ways to Stay Motivated!

Staying motivated isn’t always easy, be it in a sport, a job or even a hobby, and as we go into the cold, dark months of winter this can be harder than ever when you work with horses! We are delighted to introduce Guest Blogger Tori Morgan, with her timely reminder of 5 aspects of life and work to help us find motivation on a daily basis.

Tips for Employers on Managing Job Applications

There is more to managing job applications than you might think. The whole point in advertising a job vacancy is to receive applications from job seekers yet, once they start to come in, many employers lose out on their ideal candidate by making simple, easy to make errors when managing them. As seasoned recruiters, we regularly see or receive feedback from employers on the way they approach their job applications and, in turn, we see what works for them and what doesn’t. Here, we put together the do’s and don’ts of managing job applications.

Looking After Horses Legs

There’s the age old saying ‘no foot no horse’ which is very true, I also think this is true for legs. If you really think about how fragile the horses legs are and the stresses we put them under its really quite scary, so its our job to do everything we can to help prevent injury, wear and tear on the limbs. Super Groom Kate Harley gives her advice on looking after the legs of the horses in your care.

HELP! Why can’t I fill my equine job vacancy?!

Sometimes your recruitment drive gets stuck in a rut and needs a shove in the right direction to get things moving and pick up the momentum needed to fill an equine job vacancy. This is where The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment can help. The Grooms List seems to be the ‘go to’ equestrian recruitment agency these days for the majority of savvy employers and little wonder with over 20 years experience in FILLING EQUINE JOBS which is at your disposal when you subscribe to one of our recruitment packages, either our DIY website package or our bespoke equine recruitment services. This article is written specifically for employers using a DIY website recruiting route who, sometimes, can find themselves at an impasse finding suitable candidates and receiving applicants from appropriate job seekers.

Salaries in the Horse Racing Industry

Not a lot of people realise that salaries in the horse racing industry are different to those of any other equine sector. Certain Minimum Wage and employment standards are agreed between the National Trainers Federation and the National Association of Racing Staff (Also known as “NARS”), and these set the horse racing industry apart from any other equine industry sector. Read on to find out more about working in the horse racing industry.

Employment contracts in the equine industry

There is often much confusion about employment contracts in the equine industry, and it’s very easy for both employers and grooms to make mistakes that, in the worst case scenario, can be devastating further on in time. Read our simple guide and make sure you’re in the know and on the right side of the law when it comes to employment contracts.

Making and accepting a job offer – the do’s and don’ts!

Sometimes, making and accepting a job offer can be somewhat rushed and not treated with the formality it really does require. Whilst it’s a huge relief to have reached this stage, it is by no means the end of the process! There is still time for things to unravel and go wrong, and sometimes badly wrong, which it’s why it’s so important for both employers and job seekers to approach this stage with care and to put aside a little quality time to get it spot-on! Read our guidance on making and accepting a formal job offer…

What happens when a job offer is withdrawn?

Offering and accepting a job offer can be a time of mixed emotions – happiness, relief, anxiety, and even confusion in some circumstances. But occasionally things go wrong when they’ve barely begun and the job offer is withdrawn. Where do employers and job seekers stand when a job offer/acceptance is withdrawn?

The “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” explained

A “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” is the part of an employment contract that has to be given in writing within two months of an employee starting work, and both employers and employees need to know what it must contain and what it can contain. Make sure you know where you stand!

The UK’s Most Prestigious Horse Racing Events

Recognised the world over as a quintessentially British pastime, a major horse race can cause people to flock to the tracks by the thousands. And the spectacle isn’t all about the sport; British horse racing has become synonymous with high fashion, haute-cuisine, A-list celebrities and even members of the Royal family, to say nothing of the incredibly impressive horses and the feats they accomplish. From the Royal Ascot to the Cheltenham festival, Britain leads the way when it comes to world-famous racing events. And with that in mind, we thought you’d a appreciate a summary of the UK’s main horse racing events, focussing on the best of them all!

Treating Minor Horse Wounds – the Essentials

Minor injuries occur far too commonly in every horse’s life, so Sean Whiting, Director of specialist country and equestrian store Houghton Country, offers his advice for treating small bumps and scrapes.

“Just a Groom”

Professional Groom Lucy Blain reflects on her role as a groom and considers the multi-faceted role she has played in the lives of her bosses and co-workers. Is anyone really “just a groom”?

Back Pain and Yard Work – They don’t have to go hand in hand!

Physical work and heavy lifting is an inevitable part of a life with horses, whether you’re a Home Groom, Competition Groom, or a leisure horse owner. Seonaidh Jamieson is a level 3 personal trainer and level 3 manual handling trainer. She has worked with riders across the world to improve their fitness for riding through her business, Cherry Tree Training. Here, Seonaidh gives invaluable advice on keeping ourselves pain-free when lifting and lugging in our daily lives on the yard.

The Ultimate Guide to County Shows

County shows are an integral part of rural life and a real opportunity for the wider agricultural community to come together and showcase their talents, produce and passion for what they do. For the equine world, county shows provide something for all levels and a huge variety of disciplines. For the amateur rider, just qualifying for a county show is a big deal and something they will work towards and see as a highlight of the season. For professional/competitive riders county shows are the all-important qualifiers for their bigger classes at HOYS/RI (Horse Of The Year Show/Royal International) and an equally vital part of the season. Whether a competitor, groom or spectator, there really is something for everyone at these charming local events, as Becky Parker explains…

The ultimate guide to the Royal Windsor Horse Show

For most of the grooms out there, you may have a chosen discipline or two that sets your heart racing and is your main point of interest. (I’m fairly sure more than a few of you are currently following the Badminton Horse Trials scores from your place of work right now, or possibly even be lucky enough to be soaking up the atmosphere and available shopping there!) However, what about a show where you can see the great and good of the horse world, from a huge array of equine disciplines, all in one place? Of course, we can only mean one thing, the imminent Royal Windsor Horse Show!

The Ultimate Guide to Badminton Horse Trials

Springtime each year sees Badminton Horse Trials open its gates to hordes of eager horse lovers, shoppers, foodies, canine companions, screaming children and long-suffering family members! We bring you the ultimate guide to what to expect and what to look forward to at this wonderful annual equestrian event.

5 Facts about May Day and the Early May Bank Holiday

The May Day Bank Holiday is the first of two Bank Holiday weekends in May each year, but how much do we know about this annual holiday? All of us know that one person who is a mine of useful information, and guest blogger Kelly Wallace Horne is one such individual. For the more enquiring amongst you, do have a read…I certainly learned something!

A Groom’s guide to maintaining a good relationship with the yard Farrier

Teamwork makes the dream work with horses for sure, but one key member of that team you definitely need ‘onside’ is the farrier! A chatty farrier that is both good at their job and pleased to see you, rather than gritting their teeth and glaring at you with a resigned look of ‘let’s get this over with’, is also an awful lot more pleasant to have around. The question is… how to achieve this?

10 interesting, funny and simply ridiculous facts about Easter

Easter means many different things to many people, according to a person’s origin, faith, creed and (in my case) a love of chocolate (OK, OK! I’m not afraid to admit it!)Right, let’s get the serious bit out of the way first – have you ever wondered why, unlike Christmas, the date for Easter changes every year? Well, the fact is, in Christianity, it is known to be the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an event that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and this is what dictates when Easter is each year according to when the full moon falls in relation to other events in the Christian calendar. BUT! Easter is NOT just about Christianity, there is much more to it than that! So, whatever your beliefs, to celebrate here are 10 interesting, funny and simply ridiculous facts about Easter…

How to balance owning AND working with horses!

Incredibly, there are a remarkable number of admirable people who find working with horses all day, every day, isn’t quite enough. It is a truly a measure of a person’s dedication to an animal that, on top of what is widely considered a very demanding job, so many Grooms still choose to have their own horse(s) too. What does it take to successfully balance owning AND working with horses? How do Grooms do it?

The Ultimate Equestrian Apprentice Startup Kit

My name is Olivia Alstad. I’m a Canadian rider who moved to the UK to train and learn more about the sport of eventing. With no plan or education on the apprenticeship scheme, I made all the rookie errors! I’ve written an article to help you in your pursuit of a suitable apprenticeship, avoiding all the major mistakes that I made!

5 reasons why Apprentice Grooms are always #winning

You may not realise it, but Apprentice Grooms are always winning! Whether you’re a school-leaver looking to forge a successful career in the equine industry or an established groom who would like formal recognition of your abilities with qualifications, an equine apprenticeship will be an almost surefire way of achieving your goals…

5 Major differences between horses as a hobby and as a career!

They say “choose a career you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, and for a lot of horse lovers a career in the equine industry would be a dream come true. But how different is working with horses to keeping them as a hobby?

5 reasons why the equine industry needs Apprentice Grooms!

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 8th February – 14th February 2021 – a perfect time for grooms to explore the possibilities of gaining nationally recognised qualifications without having to take time out from work, and employers to consider expanding their team by taking on an apprentice groom! Why is this so important to the equine industry? Because the equine industry NEEDS you to! Before dismissing the idea of becoming or employing an apprentice, read our 5 reasons why the equine industry needs Apprentice Grooms…

What’s it like to work on a Pre-Training Yard?

Every horse has the potential to become a success and just like athletes, it all comes down to training. One of the many great things about working with horses is the huge variety of jobs available to us. This week we look at the world of Pre-Training and what exactly a job on a yard like this involves. 

A Basic Guide to Payslips

Understanding payslips is easier than you might think. From the 6th April 2019, it is an employee’s statutory right to receive a payslip, so it’s important that everyone understands them! Unless you are genned up on the ins and outs of gross salary, income tax, allowances, Workplace Pensions and National Insurance it may look like a confusing bunch of numbers, especially if you’re a worker receiving payslips for the first time. In this article we give you a basic guide to payslips, from who should be given payslips and why, through to understanding the various codes and figures.

Equine flu outbreak sees race meets cancelled

According to BBC news, all of today’s (Thursday 7th February 2019) British horse racing meetings have been cancelled due to an outbreak of equine flu.

Is the Equestrian Industry Getting Tougher? A Groom’s Perspective

So often these days you hear of employers looking for grooms, and saying there are no ‘good grooms’ anymore, or that a ‘good groom’ is hard to find, or that grooms are getting lazier. So it begs the questions; IS it because they are lazy? Are the next generation of grooms coming through miss-educated or misinformed about what’s its really like to work in the equestrian industry? Do they have unrealistic expectations? Do employers have unrealistic expectations? Is the equestrian industry or job as a groom getting tougher? Guest blogger and professional groom Kate Harley gives her perspective.

Equine career planning in 4 simple steps

Most young people entering the equine industry as a career pathway dream of grooming at the Olympia Horse Show or exercise riding international sport horses or something similar, but due to lack of any real structured planning and implementation of said plan, many give up on their dreams or leave on the reality sooner or later. Equine career planning is the key to achieving dreams, trust us! What gets written down, reviewed and even measured, gets done! Here’s how it couldn’t be simpler in 4 simple steps…

Maintaining Yard Boots – How To Ensure Your Boots Last Longer!

One of the most disheartening things is to spend your hard earned money on gorgeous new pair of yard boots for work and riding, only to find that your full-on work schedule has all but annihilated them a few weeks later! This week we are delighted to introduce guest blogger Eada Hudes, to give some invaluable tips on getting the absolute best out of what is arguably one of the most valuable work tools an equestrian person owns – as the song goes “These boots were made for walking” (and riding, and wading through mud, and walking the course…)

Get into Dressage to Music

Ever wonder how to get started in dressage to music? I took part in an Equivisions Dressage to Music clinic at Bishop Burton College and afterwards couldn’t wait to get out out competing! But if you can’t find a dressage to music clinic near you or you’re unable to get your horse there, it’s quite possible to devise your own music and floor plan at home. If you’re curious to get into dressage to music, it’s well worth having a go!

A Job Seekers Guide to Reference Checks

When applying for a new job it’s easy to assume that reference checks are the responsibility of the prospective employer, or the recruitment agency if applicable. But you want that job, right? Then help to secure it for yourself by being savvy when it comes to employment references and associated checks! Reference checks are not incidental to an employer selecting YOU as their new recruit, they are critical! Read on to find out how neglecting  employment references can kill any chance of you getting a new job.

Hacking Safely by Kate Harley

Now the clocks have changed and the evenings are darker and unfortunately the weather is only going to worse. With this in mind I thought I’d just take a look at and talk about hacking safely throughout the year. I personally have encountered many rude and disrespectful drivers, walkers, dog walkers and even other horse riders. I’m sure many of you reading this will also have encountered this or know someone that has. So what can we do as horse riders to make our hacking experiences as positive and enjoyable as possible?

Yard Dog Etiquette – Taking a dog to work

It is a fair assumption to say the majority of those who choose to dedicate their career to caring for horses will have also succumbed to the charm of four legged canine companions too. When it comes down to taking a dog to work with you, many employers are very open to this idea providing the dog is well trained and fit in with the resident yard dog/s. Sounds a simple request but, just like a proud mother, we can all be more than a little blind to our own child’s faults. This week we ask the question – Is your faithful friend a joyful addition or an accident waiting to happen?

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm

We are delighted to welcome a guest blog by Lancashire-based Grand Prix Dressage Rider Hannah Doggett. Hannah is an up-and-coming young dressage rider who has her own yard where she breeds, produces and competes dressage horses, with a special love of PRE (Andalusian) horses. She is 100% dedicated to producing happy, comfortable, successful horses and here we benefit from Hannah’s sage advice on keeping your equine athletes warm at all times through the cold winter months.

Top tips for grooms caring for horses through the firework period!

It’s the time of year many animal owners dread – firework night! Although, especially when the 5th November falls on a weeknight, fireworks are let off most nights of the week for 2-3 weeks! Not only a stressful time for animals and their owners, but for grooms caring for horses through the firework period, too. Keeping everyone (both four and two footed) safe throughout this period is a concern for everyone, so we’ve gathered some top tips for grooms caring for horses and other animals through this time of year.

Could you be a Work Rider?

Many young equestrian enthusiasts dream of a job riding horses – no mucking out, just days in the saddle of various horses, then being paid for it! In this article, we turn our attention to the role of a Work Rider. Becky Parker gives us the lowdown of life as a Work Rider, the pay, how to train and become one and details what it REALLY takes to make a successful career as a Work Rider.

Location! Location! Job Location!

Truly, the matter of job location can be a difficult subject to broach as a recruitment consultant. A huge part of me screams to write an extremely persuasive article urging you to broaden your horizons and keep an open mind to jobs anywhere in the UK, or even abroad. The opportunities this opens up to you are tenfold to those restricted by job location. So, how important is it that your next job is in the ‘right’ location? Is it worth being flexible for that DREAM job? We take a look at when you should be flexible and when you should hold out for your ideal.

Pre Employment checks – Understanding a Driving Licence

Many employers need their prospective employee to drive a car, tow a trailer, drive a tractor, a horse box or HGV lorry and, rather like reference checks, don’t always bother checking an individual’s licence for what they are legally able to drive, or even if they have any points or disqualifications. You need to know who is going to be doing the odd school run for you, transporting your horses, driving your tractor etc. Do yourself a favour, grab a strong coffee, take the phone off the hook for 10 minutes and have a read of this!

Pre-Employment Checks – References

As we all know, recruitment is an inexact science and pre-employment checks such as securing valid and recent references gives us important information that helps us to decide if a candidate is suitable for a particular role.

Over the years I have taken references on behalf of thousands of employers and prospective employees as part of delivering bespoke recruitment services. This has lead me to have many positive, long-term placements and via the same established processes of due diligence, I have also diverted my clients away from certain disaster on more than one occasion!

Interestingly these days many grooms, having known me through their careers, give me as a reference to their ‘journey.’  Similarly, and not infrequently, employers will ask me for information about a particular prospective employee and of course, where I can fairly and legally comment, I do.

Over the years, more especially in the equestrian recruitment environment, I have been struck by how many employers who recruit for themselves or via other routes don’t seem to bother taking up references, opting instead to completely ignore these critical pre-employment checks just hoping for the best; many seem to live to regret this omission sooner or later…

Are you winter ready?

Apologies in advance to all of you who still have your mind set to happy, sunny, long summer days but the time has now come to start turning our thoughts to the fast approaching winter season. Temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter, the show season is drawing to a close and the Hunters are out for their early morning jaunts revving up to full steam ahead for the opening meet. Much as we all jest about the delights of the British weather in winter, there is plenty to enjoy too; think frosty early morning hacks, days out at the races, having some downtime if you’re in Eventing/Showing, hunt balls, escaping to the sun for the Showjumpers and dare I say it…Christmas! As with all things in life the key to avoiding stress is good organisation.  So here we are again with another dispenser load of wise words, silly opinions and ridiculous pictures that may or may not help you prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the slightly more challenging season ahead.

How an Apprenticeship can benefit your equine career

As specialist equine recruitment consultants, we see the good and bad outcomes of unstructured career pathways and the results of the “rooky errors” grooms make without correct guidance. We’re passionate about the part we can play in improving the role of an equine groom as a credible career pathway.

Many equestrians join the equine industry by making a blind leap into it, accepting the first job available to them. Needless to say, this isn’t a constructive foundation for a fruitful career in the equine industry. Many grooms resort to “job-hopping” in search of the training and opportunities they crave, without realising the damaging effect this has on their CV and future career prospects.

By contrast, an Equine Apprenticeship makes the you focus on what you would like to achieve within your career and how you can achieve it. You can then source meaningful employment as an Apprentice Groom, enabling you to earn while you learn, laying the foundation of a promising career – and ultimately become one of the best professional grooms in the equine industry.

Become an Apprentice Groom – a Parents Guide

Everyone likes to keep things simple, and sometimes gathering all the information needed before making decisions and acting on them can be time-consuming. With this in mind, The Grooms List team have put together a simple step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of your son/daughter becoming an Apprentice Groom. From choosing an appropriate course, to finding ongoing employment, The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment will be with you every step of the way.

How an Equine Apprenticeship can benefit your child

As specialist equine recruitment consultants, we see the good and bad outcomes of unstructured career pathways and the results of the “rooky errors” young people make without correct guidance. We’re passionate about the part we can play in improving the role of an equine groom as a credible career pathway and we’ll always do our utmost to encourage your child to make safe career decisions.

Many young people wishing to work in the equine industry will make a blind leap into it by accepting the first job available to them. Needless to say, this isn’t always a constructive foundation for a fruitful career in the equine industry. Many grooms resort to “job-hopping” in search of the training and opportunities they crave, without realising the damaging effect this has on their CV and future career prospects.

By contrast, an Equine Apprenticeship makes the job seeker focus on what they would like to achieve within their career and how they can achieve it. The job seeker can then source meaningful employment as an Apprentice Groom, enabling them to earn while they learn, laying the foundation of a promising career – and ultimately become one of the best professional grooms in the equine industry.

A step by step guide to employing an Apprentice Groom

Everyone likes to keep things simple, and sometimes gathering all the information needed before making decisions and acting on them can be time-consuming. With this in mind, The Grooms List team have put together a simple step-by-step guide to employing an Apprentice Groom, from writing your advert to retaining your fully trained Apprentice Groom beyond their final qualification.

How an Apprentice Groom can benefit YOUR yard

In so many of the blogs and articles we write for equine employers, we find ourselves referring to common difficulties when sourcing, securing and retaining good equine career grooms. It’s reasonable to conclude the pool of experienced grooms wanting to remain working with horses and available to yards is diminishing as the years pass. Trainee grooms, including apprentices, are a lifeblood of the equine industry and the ins and outs of employing them need much more consideration than they currently get.

Taking anyone on as an employee is a big responsibility with plenty of legislation to adhere to along associated pitfalls, so it’s very tempting to aim to keep things simple by seeking to only take on employees with experience and a solid employment history. Not only could you find this attempt to keep things simple actually complicates your recruitment drive, as you struggle to attract and secure established, experienced career grooms in what is undeniably a very competitive recruitment market for employers, but by shunning the notion of taking on an apprentice, quite simply, you could be missing out!

A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

Everyone likes to keep things simple, and sometimes gathering all the information needed before making decisions and acting on them can be time-consuming. With this in mind, The Grooms List team have put together a simple step-by-step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom, from finding your Apprentice Groom vacancy to your options once you’ve gained your qualification.

4 common pitfalls when employing staff and how to avoid them!

This week’s blog is for all those interested in knowing more about the facts concerning employee wages, accommodation charges, holiday entitlements and finally sick pay, income tax, national insurance and pensions.

Linda Hudson, Head of Business Development at Educ8 Training, has in the last 10 years worked in both college and private training organisations and rather usefully, has also studied employment law. Linda now kindly offers us all a short review with some handy hints, tips and links for good measure!

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

Last week we took a sneaky peek at an equine employers ‘wish list’, this week we thought we would do the same (only fair!) to give those employers who might need it, a gentle nudge towards a better understanding of what grooms are looking for when they make a job move. It is surprising how often we come across bewildered employers wondering why they are still groom-less months down the line. Apart from the fact that the reality is that good grooms are in really short supply, often on further investigation into the job vacancy details the reasons can be somewhat closer to home….

A Sneak Peek at an equine Employers Wishlist…

It is surprising how often we come across bewildered job seekers wondering why they are struggling to secure their ideal job. Sometimes the reason is obvious, other times less so. No matter how incredibly experienced/qualified and talented a groom you are there can be many reasons things don’t happen as quickly as you might like. Clearly, 3 horses, 4 dogs and a magpie (yes really) won’t help, but the more subtle reasons usually take the eyes or ears of a genuine and interested recruitment expert! We often can quite quickly help you to identify what the blocks are. Our team compilation ’employers wishlist’ is not designed to be an exhaustive tick list by any means, but it does pretty much cover most of what we have heard over the years.

What are Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom Jobs?

If you love cross-country and a fast-paced life maybe a career in eventing is for you? What do you know the role of Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom jobs? Do you have the relevant skills and experience? Do you want to gain them? Becky Parker takes us through the typical duties of a professional Eventing Groom…

Equine Apprenticeship Myths – BUSTED!

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd is delighted to publish this article by equine apprenticeship expert Linda Hudson, busting some common myths that often stop employers, would-be apprentices, and even parents from considering an equine apprenticeship.

So, you want to become a professional rider?

To become a professional rider, charging around Badminton, sailing over the impossibly high Puissance wall at Olympia or dancing majestically across the Dressage arena in ‘s-Hertogenbosch is the sole dream of any pony mad child. But is this dream job REALLY what you imagine it to be? Have you got what it takes?

Have you got what it takes to become a Horse Riding Instructor?

What is it that makes a GREAT Riding Instructor? Here we take a look through a mixture of research, questioning and personal experience at the most important qualities a horse riding instructor must possess.

Understanding Holiday Entitlement in the Equine Industry

We all know horses don’t look after themselves, and it appears that this may lead to some confusion at times regarding holiday entitlement in the equine industry. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, don’t make assumptions about holiday entitlement, make sure you know the law!

What are Dressage Grooms and Dressage Groom Jobs?

For most of us, certain horse sports are of particular interest whether we have competed ourselves or merely enjoy following the sport at shows and on TV, but for career grooms it often provides a career pathway in which the groom can become specialised. But in order to become a successful, professional groom you must genuinely appreciate, if not love the discipline you are devoting your working life to. In this article we take a look at the role of the dressage groom…

Are you ready to be a Sole Charge Groom?

Sole charge groom positions can be sole charge for just some of the time when other team members are away, or the job can be fully sole charge 100% of the time, but both scenarios require specific skills and qualities to perform to expectation and the satisfaction of all involved. This can be a hugely rewarding, career-enhancing experience, but it can also challenging. It’s important when applying for such a position that you are suitably equipped in all respects to fulfil the obligations that go with the territory…

5 tips for a successful equestrian recruitment employer:agency relationship

In my experience, most employers want to find an equestrian recruitment agency with whom they can form an enduring relationship to weather the storm we all find ourselves in currently. But this isn’t always that straightforward. Following are five tips to building a strong relationship from the moment you have decided to entrust your job vacancy with Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd and our services, including The Grooms List.

Equine Apprenticeships: Course Options – Grooms of the Future Part 2

Looking to build a successful career in a particular discipline or sector of the equine industry? Find out about the course options available to learners via and equine apprenticeship.

Writing an Equine CV

Writing an equine CV doesn’t have to be daunting, long-winded or time-consuming, and it will make a HUGE difference to your job hunt. Find out more about the benefits of making a CV and documenting your work history as you go. The Grooms List even offers you FREE OF CHARGE a template to drop all this information into!

Looking for Work with Horses: Getting Started – your Jobseekers Profile

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has grown like crazy over the last year or so. We are told we have the best, the easiest to use website & the best service to grooms etc and of course, we are delighted by that…, but we want to do more for you.

It looks like many of you are choosing to register solely with us and not everywhere else so now you don’t have to maintain multiple profiles all over the place, to get the very best from this choice, you need to put the time in if you haven’t already, to get the very best results. Let’s face it, it’s fundamentally what we are all here for, (that and our blogs and the fun on our social media pages of course too we are told).

If you really are a serious job hunter and not just dawdling for your own reasons (?!)  don’t get disenchanted about the industry when the wrong things happen or things don’t happen at all – help us to help you and let’s make a start by looking at your Jobseekers Profile…

Mental Health in the Equine Industry

The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity that campaigns for good mental health for all.  As you may have noticed (!) this week (14th-20th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week so naturally, we turn our attention to the matter of mental health in the equine industry. Taking the opportunity to reinforce our partnership with the BGA we are happy to support their initiatives where we can and as ever, to advise on issues which can arise within the yard environment, relating this directly to the employer : groom dynamic with which we are so familiar…

Employing an Apprentice Groom – Grooms of the Future Part 1

Trainee grooms, including apprentices, are a lifeblood of our industry and the ins and outs of employing them needs much more consideration than they currently get – the yard junior, the trainee and of course the official and safeguarded version of the working pupil, the apprentice groom, are the future. What we all invest today could reverse the sometimes depressing current trends in the industry for tomorrow. If you are sitting comfortably with a large glass/cup of whatever keeps you awake and concentrating, please do read on. We hope you will be glad you did and that you will share this info to anyone you think might benefit from it –  THE EQUESTRIAN INDUSTRY DESPERATELY NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Maintaining health and fitness when working with horses

It’s an occupational hazzard that when you work with horses, sooner or later you will succumb to ailments and injuries of some sort which may have short, medium or even long term consequences and are specific to our industry. Working with horses + age = creaking gate syndrome, hard to avoid…or is it?

Become a professional groom – 6 Simple Steps

At any stage in your life, deciding on or changing a career pathway is a very tall order. We have to identify a working life that is enjoyable, that we are not only capable of but are likely to be good at, and that will sustain us financially and provide for our retirement. It’s hardly surprising that so many of us passionate horse lovers opt for a career with horses! So many young horse lovers stand on the threshold of their adult life envisaging a long future of playing with ponies every day and being paid to do it. What’s not to love?! Well, quite a lot actually – living the dream can soon become very disenchanting… unless you do it right!

What is a Job Trial and why should I attend one?

So you think you have found the job you have been looking for? That’s great, but WHOA just hold your horses a second… In my experience, interviewing alone can be a very inexact science. Before you shake hands on the deal, I strongly recommend all job seekers and all employers road test each other first with a job trial, at a pre-agreed paid rate of course. This might be the one thing that for you, secures your decision or it may be that you will look back and consider how you really dodged a bullet. Of course sometimes, for some people, a job trial is not always practical, but if it is, move heaven and earth, do yourself a favour and have one. There is nothing like a road test for really seeing first hand if something might be a fit; and you know we are all about job satisfaction and job longevity here at The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Reruitment!  Becky has shared some of her thoughts about job trials and of course, I can’t resist chipping in here and there…

Feeding YOURSELF for performance – healthy eating for equine grooms!

Take a stroll around any yard at feed time and you will see grooms carefully measuring and allocating feeds for each individual horse. Usually, there will be a complex ever-changing board to ensure each horse has a diet relevant to their workload that allows them to reach their peak performance. By contrast, poke your head into the groom’s kitchen, take a peek in the tack room bin, glance in a grooms car passenger footwell and the chances are high there will be great evidence of a less thought out diet. For some reason when it comes to caring for ourselves the trend for living on Redbull and Mars bars still prevails for many grooms. Yet it makes no sense! If our end goal is to provide the best possible care for the horses in our charge, one of the first steps should be to ensure we are in our best possible form to do that job, and that begins with the fuel we use to power ourselves.

5 Top Tips for Finding a Good Groom

Finding decent equine staff in this very tough equestrian recruitment market is not easy, it can be very time-consuming, costly and not least of all incredibly frustrating. Trust me, after 15 years as a professional equine recruitment specialist, I know! Follow my 5 simple tips to get the best out of your equestrian recruitment drive – save yourself time, a considerable amount of money, and an awful lot of headaches!

Competition Grooms and Competition Groom Jobs

A good Competition Groom/Travelling Groom is an indispensable part of a competing team, without whom most top riders would not be able to achieve what they achieve in the showring. When a good groom is secured (no need to name names here!) they are undoubtedly the glue that holds things together in the moments that really count, and the moments that aren’t often counted too yet are equally critical to top performances! For those of you considering competition grooming as a career option, or for those of you who have elements of competition grooming within your everyday grooming role, we can help you up your game to big league level, or even assist in getting you “interview ready” for this exciting career move. The earning potential that comes with such a role also has its attractions…read on…

10 steps to successfully recruiting a Super Groom!

This article is designed to share just a few useful hints and tips if you are about to embark on filling an equine job vacancy, or for those who have been looking for a time and don’t feel they are making the progress they should be. I have recently fulfilled a long-held ambition to sponsor the British Grooms Association in all they do on behalf of the grooms. We work closely with the BGA but independently we have published a lot of very supportive articles/blogs which are being shared far and wide and which promote change with well-researched advice and views on current issues. So, this week we start to turn our attention a little to the other side of this equation, the employer. Employers get tired of hearing “it’s a groom’s market” right now, I know I seem to say it several times daily, but really, it is. Here I will share with you some of the benefits of my many years as an equine recruitment consultant…

About Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs

Ever wondered who and what Freelance Grooms are, or are you considering setting yourself up as a Freelance Groom? The appeal of a working life flitting from yard to yard, meeting many, many new horses (and people of course!) is understandable but is this perception realistic? You know that according to British Grooms Association guidelines there is no such thing as Freelance Groom jobs? So how does that work? In this article, Kelly Wallace Horne has put together a go-to guide of facts and info, including some of the real considerations that Freelance Grooms or anyone wanting to become a Freelance Groom should be aware of, not to mention some of the semantics associated with this title which can really matter when it comes to employment law and the taxman…

What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs?

The horse breeding process, from planning lineage to seeing the youngsters you’ve worked with embarking on their careers, is fascinating and it’s easy to imagine that a career in the stud industry is very rewarding. Afterall, top quality international winners are not bred by chance. Whilst it is hard to imagine that any horse lover WOULDN’T want to work in an environment with foals, as Becky Parker outlines in her tongue-in-cheek look at which equine disciplines reflect your character, not every job within the equine industry suits every horse lover. There are a variety of job roles within the stud industry and this article will focus on that of the Stud Hand – what are Stud Hands and Stud Hand jobs, and who can become a Stud Hand.

Equine Apprenticeships – invaluable education or slave labour?

Fresh from the clutches of 11 years enforced education, drunk on your own freedom (honestly guv I’m just really happy), the prospect of earning a proper wage dangled in front of you tantalisingly, it can be tough persuading yourself to think long-term about career planning. The prospect of returning to a classroom for college courses or perhaps a degree holds no appeal for those who struggle with formal education or are just fed up with the confinement of a classroom. Apprenticeships provide an alternative way to achieve formal, industry recognised City and Guilds qualifications with minimum or possibly even no classroom time. Learners are able to ‘earn while they learn’ as the tagline goes. The equine industry is famously fast-paced and physical, and there is unanimous thinking when it comes to the verdict that there is really no substitute for practical, on the job training. An equine Apprenticeship allows you to gain this in an unexploited, structured and planned way whilst also gaining the piece of paper to prove it. Becky Parker discusses the pros, cons and alternative routes into a successful career with horses.

How to FAIL at your equine job hunt!

Job-hunting is not easy, believe us, we know this. Finding the perfect job that matches all your requirements in terms of preferred location, favourite discipline, nice accommodation, chances to ride, or not, welcoming your beloved menagerie of pets and/or significant other too. Sometimes it can truly feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack! So when your equine job hunt finally uncovers the ideal employment opportunity there are a few really silly mistakes you just don’t want to be making.

Here to help as always we bring you a simple guide on what NOT to do.

What does Job Longevity mean and why does it matter?

The most fruitful horsey careers are built on consideration and planning. Unless you understand some of the key things recruiting employers take seriously, you cannot structure your equine career development to your maximum benefit in terms of getting the best job choices, salary and associated benefits. Taking your first equine job and seeing where life takes you can be quite a ride, but if you stick to this as a strategy, it is unlikely to get the most the equine industry has to offer and it can lead you into some terrible situations too that can stop many a promising career in its tracks. Again social media is full of grooms with stories to tell on that front! In this article, we ask what job longevity means and how it might positively, and negatively, impact your equine career development.

We’re in partnership with the BGA and the EEA!

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment is delighted to work in partnership with the British Grooms Association (BGA) and Equine Employers Association (EEA). As an equine recruitment agency, by joining forces with these invaluable organisations we believe we can strengthen the professional equine industry by making accurate advice and resources easily accessible to all employers and employees in the equestrian world, in the right way, at the right time…

How to negotiate a salary in the equine industry

There are of course many factors which influence the longevity and success of any working relationship. Between grooms and employers, none of these are more hotly debated these days than that of grooms’ salary and the general package. You don’t have to look too hard on social media to see the disgruntled outpourings from all sides and every day I have conversations which clearly demonstrate much is still left to be done for this situation to become resolved. I don’t pretend to have an answer as to how we raise the income levels of this particular sector, (which is in many ways is similar to many of the “caring professions”) but I believe how and when the topic of salary and terms is covered within the whole interviewing process, if addressed, could have a positive impact on the longer term security of those involved.

In this article, I give both grooms and employers my advice on laying the foundations of long-term, happy, healthy and successful employment.

Equine Careers: BHS Qualifications

Whether to gain qualifications is always a hotly debated topic and many have strong opinions on the subject. There is no doubt about it that the BHS qualifications are prized highly throughout the world and will, especially when combined with additional practical experience, make you more sought after in certain areas of the equestrian job market both at home and abroad. They can be a door opener and an income booster in many situations! We are delighted to have another guest blogger on board to start the review on this big subject….

Which Equine Disciplines Reflect Your Character?

It is undeniable that if you work within an equestrian discipline that actually interests you and suits your personality traits and experience levels, then your working life will be much more fun and you will thrive in that role for longer periods of time and to a good level, everything else being equal! I can spot a square peg in a round hole at 1000 paces and, it has to be said, this forms the basis of many discussions I have with both grooms/riders and indeed, employers. This is one of the benefits of using a recruitment agency like ours, as discussed in our recent article Why Use a Recruitment Agency. What is true is that grooming within any discipline requires reliability, consistency, hard work, and initiative. But this week, we take a characteristical tongue in cheek, whistle-stop tour through just a handful of popular disciplines. Becky Parker will ponder the various discipline-specific characteristics and it will remind you of why you suit a specific discipline, or it might help you to finally decide which of the horsey disciplines suit you, or even some of the people you know. See if you can guess which one Becky seems to have a bias towards?!

The difference between employed, self-employed and freelance grooms

The legal requirements which underpin being self-employed vs employed are vast but not as complicated as you might originally have thought. Here at The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd, we don’t pretend to be legal, tax or HR experts on the nuances that surround this subject, but we know people who are and with their expert guidance, Becky Parker our brilliant blog writer has researched that for your information this week. We proudly support Grooms who are looking for full-time employment, those self-employed/freelancing and looking to add clients to their portfolio, or indeed just starting out on either road and wondering how best to proceed. We really can and regularly do help and have many success stories that attest to that. We wouldn’t direct anyone to go one way or another specifically as it is a very personal to each individual.

Get an HGV Licence – with 20% off!

By having a 7.5 tonne+/HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) license, and a certificate to legally transport horses (as part of your job, or as your job) you can add anything from circa £200 up to £1000 or more to your monthly wage. If you are a freelance groom to add this service to your skills repertoire can really improve your “offerings” to prospective clients. The outlay required to get these qualifications can be steep for many, but at The Grooms List we have many jobs that come in where the Employer is happy to fund this training in return for a contractual promise to remain in the role for which you were employed for a mutually agreed fair period of time. The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has negotiated a cracking 20% discount for you or your employer to make this more affordable for you by partnering with a specialised HGV trainer who trains over 200 people per month. They are the UK’s largest specialist vehicle training company, training for some of the UK’s biggest organisations. Becky Parker has done some further research on the nuts and bolts of the subject. You need to read this…

Horse characters that make you laugh, cry….and scream!

There are many perks to being a groom, but the greatest perk is the horses themselves. When you work with an animal day in day out it’s not just their beauty, their power or the thrill of going for a good gallop that keeps you hooked. It’s discovering their individual unique characters. The way they amuse us with their antics and the satisfaction we get from watching them learn and progress in their careers, as personalities we have a bond with, not just machines. That’s what makes the job so rewarding. A vital part of a groom’s skillset is the ability to recognise the different personality types and adapt the way they handle each horse to suit the individual. Of course, some horses make our job easier than others. Here are a few examples of the more ‘quirky’ characters you might come across as a groom or employer!

Equine Careers: How Grooms can increase their salary

Several times, every day I am involved in discussions with grooms and employers about salaries. One of the most commonly asked question by grooms in what is considered a poorly paid profession is, “what can I do to get the top end of the salary ranges advertised in your jobs?”. There are some basics you can achieve fairly easily, and any investment in your career will undoubtedly pay back dividends, but you don’t want to make moves and spend money on qualifications and licences willy-nilly. Through a series of articles over the next few months, we will tell you how you could get some serious extra money in your pay packet each month. Bookmark this page to easily access the entire collection of articles as it grows…

Get 10% off a First Aid Certificate

When working with horses, whether as a groom or an employer, we do need to acknowledge the physical risks we put ourselves and others in, often in remote locations. We have all seen the gory pictures, we don’t need reminding and most of us have at least one story to tell. As the first in a series of articles about how grooms can increase their salary, let’s start with the simple, effective, inexpensive and possibly life-saving step – get a First Aid certificate PLUS get a 10% discount on the course fees via The Grooms List! But beyond financial considerations, let’s not forget that we need to look after ourselves and each other. Find out more about options available to you, the difference it makes to your business or career and, of course, claim your 10% discount here!

9 Types of Groom You DON’T Want to Be!

At the moment there are so many blogs and articles discussing the negatives that grooms face, I often wonder if we have the balance right. We are always hearing about the grooms perspective and the horror stories encountered, which undoubtedly do exist and need to be aired. BUT….whilst they need to be addressed properly, mature, reasonable grooms will know there are also stories on the other side of things which can range from funny to annoying, to toe-curlingly bad, and sometimes dangerous in the extreme. The following article exploring some groom stereotypes takes a slightly light-hearted look at the other side of employment within the equine industry, poking a bit of fun here and there but nevertheless, a very serious message is underlying. Make sure you AREN’T one of these…!

Keep Warm Working with Horses in Winter

There is definitely an art to not getting frozen toes, chilblains and a weather-beaten face by age 30 when you work in the equine industry. Wrapping up properly and staying dry (ish) can make the difference between a truly miserable winter and a busy one enjoying crisp winter mornings and long days out galloping around the countryside following the hunt. The trick lies in not just one method but successfully taking care of all the details. Let’s apply the same level of thorough, exemplary care we give to the horses, to ourselves… 

Why use an Equestrian Recruitment Agency?

Finding your way through the minefield that is job hunting is a tricky task. Some may liken it to the proverbial hunt for a needle in a haystack, but No! let’s not bring that kind of negativity here. Undeniably there are many shady employers around but equally, there are still quite a few good, generous, kind-hearted and appreciative ones too. Becky Parker outlines the role we play in the recruitment process of both employers and jobseekers in the equestrian industry.

How to write an effective equine job vacancy advert

Finding and employing a new member of staff for your yard can be a daunting prospect, with so many possible routes to consider and potential pitfalls along the way. Whichever route you choose, to stand the best chance of success you are going to have to write an advert for your job vacancy. To help you out, Caroline Carter Recruitment has put together a suggestion for the recipe to a good job vacancy advert. This will not only help you not only attract equine jobseekers, but will help you to define your needs and your wishes regarding your next equine employee.

A Grooms Guide to First Aid at Competitions

One of the most exciting things you can do as a groom is to take a horse you have been looking after and see it perform to its best at a competition. It’s a buzz and it’s a big responsibility. There is such a lot to of preparation required, so many things to remember to do and to bring, and so many places to be at certain times. Time to really showcase your skills and experience; oh and the chance for some cracking junk food at the show venue! All that being said, how would you cope if something went wrong with one of the horses in your care at a show? How prepared are you for a sick or injured horse?

A Basic Guide to Rugging Horses

Rugging is both an art and a science. Sole charge groom positions are very popular these days and the owners and horses are reliant on you knowing your stuff and staying informed on the facts and latest thinking. Knowing where to start each Autumn is an annual dilemma for every groom, but this weeks guest blogger, Kelly Wallace Horne, gives us some useful reference points to help us take that first step into the winter season.

Understanding a Horse’s Vital Signs

Our first guest blogger reminds us of the importance of understanding the vital signs of the horses in your care. Would you know if your horse’s heart rate, pulse rate and/or respiratory rate is unusually high? Would you know if it is normal for him or her? Our guest blogger, who wishes to remain anonymous, talks us through the basic checks you can make to have a deeper understanding of how your horses may be feeling on any given day…

Taking a horse and pets to a new job

It’s true to say that horses are not a hobby but a way of life and for the majority, if not all of us, horses are in our blood. It’s a passion that can’t be ignored, resulting in many of us keeping horses, working with horses – or both. But how do our four-footed family impact our employability and career development?

Make an impression! Top tips for a successful equine job interview: Part 1

Going for a job interview is usually daunting, especially if you’ve never been to one before! You only get one chance to make a first impression, so it’s important you make the most of this first meeting. Here are some key considerations in the process leading up to a job interview…

Make an impression! Top tips for a successful equine job interview: Part 2

Keenness to impress your potential employer can lead to you to be nervous, shy, overly bold, and even inclined to do things you would not do under other circumstances. Here are some key points to consider about keeping yourself safe when preparing for, and attending an equine job interview…

Make an impression! Top tips for a successful job interview: Part 3

It’s the day of your interview and you’re bound to be feeling at least a little bit anxious about this potentially life changing appointment, especially if you have never been to a job interview before. As discussed in parts 1 and 2, there is a great deal you can do in advance to maintain a calm and controlled approach, and how you manage the day of your interview can have a big impact on the interview being successful. You’ve got this far in your mission to get that perfect equine job, so it’s vitally important you don’t make any avoidable errors when it comes to that all important first meeting with your potential employer. Here are some considerations to put you in good stead throughout the day, as well as at your all important interview.

5 top tips to get your equine job application ACCEPTED!

Don’t miss out! Read our 5 top tips to help you beat the rest to that perfect job! Make sure you are fully prepared and know what you need to do to secure your next career move.

Website How-To Guide for Jobseekers

Now you are registered with the equine industry’s newest and fastest growing recruitment agency, here are a few tips to help you get the best out of our website and services!

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