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Job Description Beautiful, high end livery and dressage yard close to London requires a groom to join the 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. We also 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, and we are able to offer staff box for your horse.   Accommodation details The Accommodation is a self contained 2 bedroom flat on the yard with shower and bath.   Benefits    
Job Description This is a good opportunity for somebody to live, work and breathe the showing world. All duties will be required, from poo picking the paddocks to show preparation. Minimum Requirements Ideally we would like somebody to be able to ride, but that isn’t a deal breaker. To know ground work would be an advantage, but can be taught. Muck out and turn out to the highest standard is a must.   Accommodation details 1 Bedroom self-contained flat   Benefits All utility bills paid for except sky and phone  
*Live in or live out *6.5-8 hour days *Short term or permanent *Plenty of riding We are looking for an experienced groom/rider to work at a small event yard in Cheshire. General yard jobs such as mucking out/poo picking as well as hacking/lunging/schooling when rider away at university. Generally 6.5 hours a day, a few hours in the morning to ride and muck out and then afternoon yard bringing in/grooming etc. There could be additional work available to take you nearer an 8 hour day. Must be capable of sole charge when we are away at events and a capable rider to work 4 yo’s up to 4* horse when required. We could offer a stable for a well behaved gelding if needed. Accommodation available in very smart annex could be available.  
  *¬£28/¬£30K pa depending on experience * Well behaved dog welcome *Own horse welcomed with fab facilities (27m x 47m man√®ge with a full set of jumps/regular Clinics, with various trainers from across the UK Must be light enough to hack ponies – decent schooling rider ideal but must at least be able to hack competently. Some eventing background at some point essential 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‚Äôt really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.¬† Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. Good DIY livery with services and professional facilities¬† very close by. You would have full access to employer’s facilities if you need them too. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description We are looking for a trustworthy hard working and reliable person to help lead our team of staff. This role will include all general yard duties and ensuring all staff members are working together as a team and performing to the highest of standards. Helping with the riding school such a turning out the horses well and making sure lessons get up on time is also part of this role. Being able to instruct isn‚Äôt essential but would be a bonus. Riding would be available for the right candidate. This is a live out position, however accommodation could be sourced for the right person.  
Job Description *Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed* Looking for experienced and reliable instructor¬† for our busy and expanding yard. You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching qualification with a¬† minimum of stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent is required.¬† We offer BHS and NVQ training to help¬† further your¬† career . We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres with beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further your training . ¬†You must also be happy to work alongside the existing team¬† carrying out daily duties and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. Minimum Requirements   Stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent Time management Attention to detail Equine first aid People skills Reliable Accommodation details On site single or shared accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment .Top class expanding facilities .Variation in Role. Staff livery with use of full facilities available. 28 days holiday. Pension, NI and PAYE fully paid.¬† Onsite training for BHS or NVQ. Exam fees paid. In house clinics for all disciplines.
ūüôā Great opportunity to work on a relaxed, private family yard where the current groom has worked happily for three years.:) Flexible, experienced sole charge person needed to help busy employer who has 2 children (girls, aged 12 and 8), doing more now with their ponies and competing most weekends. The employer also has two horses of her own. Ideally, candidates should have experience safely towing a trailer. (They have a 4¬† horse, french style ‘Cheval’ trailer). Employer may get a lorry in the future and the employer would be happy to assist with HGV license if required. There are currently ponies x 4 : 12.1 HH Welsh B 12 -year- old 13.05 HH Welsh 11-year-old (Planning stem cell injection to his hocks so need someone who is responsible and experienced to manage his recuperation) 14.2 HH Connemara 8 year old currently schooled twice a week and competed by local instructor/eventer 15.3 Connemara 5-year-old Schooled twice a week and competed by an experienced Rider. Ponies do all PC activities, compete at PC Dressage, SJ and ODEs ‚Äď representing PC in Areas 2020.¬† Also NSEA (School SJ and Arena Eventing).¬† Also competing in unaffiliated Horse Events/Cotswold Cup ODEs. Ponies have varied work, hacking, schooling and do a small amount of hunting in the winter (mainly during the autumn ‚Äď competitions allowing). Duties include but are not confined to :¬† Putting ponies on walker mucking out stables Poo pick fields Washing from weekend competitions. Hacking and schooling, long reining/double lungeing Turnout for and transport to lessons//rallies/XC schooling / SJ schooling Tack cleaning Keeping stables/ stable room/ tack room clean/tidy Removing poo from arena and occasional surface management Preparing feeds etc Duties include but are not confined to : ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Putting ponies on walker ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†mucking out stables ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Poo pick fields ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Washing from weekend competitions. ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Hacking and schooling, long reining/double lungeing Turnout for and transport to lessons//rallies/XC schooling / SJ schooling ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Tack cleaning ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Keeping stables/ stable room/ tack room clean/tidy Removing poo from arena and occasional surface management Preparing feeds Schooling ponies Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Uo to ¬£400/¬£450 pw including foc accom *Chance to compete and have fun with clients horses *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs¬† & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own.¬†Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2 (could be competed by Groom) likes to jump 1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
  *Partner welcome *Pets welcome *Accommodation on site all bills paid & no charges *IRO ¬£400pw ūüôā This employer would really love someone to be her ‘eyes on the ground also on a day to day basis¬† also ūüôā Private eventing yard in Northamptonshire is looking for a sole charge, long term experienced Groom/Rider to care for 3-4 competition horses and two retired. The Rider competes 100- advanced and has recently set up her yard at home and moved horses there. The role entails normal stable duties including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier etc. HGV license ideal or must be willing to be put through test. Grooming required home and away and a good level of turnout essential. Will be sole charge so you will need to have experience of this and ideally previous event grooming experience. Someone who can ride well enough to keep ticking horses over when owner away and exercise ride/hack as and when required. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Looking for a groom/Au pair to help with my three children (9/7/2) and two cobs and pony Minimum Requirements Must have full clean drivers licence . Adequate riding experience to be happy to hack out alone or with my 9 yr old daughter on lead rein etc. Ours horses are very sensible!   Accommodation own one bed cottage – on yard with separate access and private outdoor space or live out if preferred Benefits Can bring own horse and dog etc. Might suit someone looking for part time work/student    
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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 ‚ā¨ 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    
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, 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 speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockem√∂hle. 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. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the ‚ÄúRustica‚ÄĚ, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
Job Description We’re looking for someone experienced, motivated and with a mature outlook to join and lead our existing team as Head Groom. Leading our energetic team, you will have the opportunity to take pride in and have responsibility for all horses on site, our beautiful yard based on a private well known estate, and provide excellent customer service for our dedicated client base. You will oversee the day to day running of the yard, from management of horses to maintenance of our wonderful facilities, liaising with the business owner, teaching staff, and visiting professionals as/when needed.¬† You must have experience in all aspects of horse care and welfare, including turning out to a high standard, and being in sole charge. You will be the face of CRA while on site, so a friendly face and pride in what you do is a must. With an immediate start for the right person it is an exciting time to join us, an expanding dynamic equestrian business. Minimum Requirements Must have experience in dealing with all types of horses, including youngsters and stallions. While our stallions are well behaved, a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of them would be beneficial. You will be leading a small team of grooms, working with three dedicated coaches, so team work, communication and a sense of humour is a must. Accommodation details Live out but we may be able to help source accomodation Benefits Beautiful location on a private estate. Lovely, well mannered horses (and clients). Purpose built facilities including indoor and outdoor arenas, solarium, a clubhouse with mechanical horse, and visiting physiotherapist. Chance to make the role your own and take pride in managing one of the most gorgeous yards in Sussex.  
*Flexible hours and days to suit ideally 4 days PW plus some extra cover at times *¬£10-15ph negotiable. *Great opportunity to join the existing, happy team *Own horse welcome. Job Description Day to day running of busy event yard with retired competition horses as well as horses currently competing. Minimum Requirements Sole charge. Reliable. Must have high standards and exceptional levels of care. Must turn horses out to a high standard and want to be a good team player.     Accommodation details None   Benefits Great pay. Flexible hours and days to suit. Great opportunity to join existing happy team.  
Job Description We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Instructor Applicant must be capable of teaching novice adults and beginner children from seven years old on the lunge, and Adult and children’s group lessons. This vacancy also will be escorting hacks. As well as teaching, you will also be carrying out all stable duties such as mucking out, grooming and turning horses out to a high standard. We offer competitive wages along with single private accommodation – complete with en-suite, living and kitchen area (situated on-site therefore no travel costs) – included as part of the job. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Onsite accommodation   Benefits Good Wage    
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to¬† mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 ‚ā¨ per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. 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.  
Job Description 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, some of the time. You must have worked in the industry already and have a practical knowledge of stable management, horse health, equine first aid and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school.¬† ¬†Most horses are 16 -16.1 so we require a lighter weight person at this time. It would be a good role for someone who has finished an apprenticeship and is looking for their first ‘proper’ job.¬†¬†Equally, we would welcome someone more experienced. You should: be happy to work in a team within a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy have an attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses, both ridden and on the ground. self-motivated, so that you can work without direct supervision, maintaining the yard routine and standards communicate with others open minded to new ideas Our horses are treated as individuals, all our grooms must have their welfare at heart when caring for the horses. This is a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to five horses. You will work alongside two other full-time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with. The yard is easy to work, the stables are indoor, all with automatic drinkers and shavings beds, and sit on a concrete yard, so no mud. The paddocks are around the stables and yard, all accessed via hard standing, giving easy access.¬† The muck trailer is at the end at the yard, with a purpose built ramp and is taken away via tractor. We have an indoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow.¬† Each groom has their own bedroom with an ensuite shower room.¬† There is a shared open plan kitchen and sitting room.¬† All furnished. It is fully 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. wifi is available. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse. 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.¬† ¬†We also recognise that if you are committed to your horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge. Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.¬† The groom starts 30
Job Description Full time position at equestrian yard : To work as a rider and a groom alongside our other experienced staff. For the person who wants horses to be their career. Role can include riding and grooming at BE and BS shows for the right candidate. 5.5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the weekends. Clean driving licence is essential. We are a mixed yard of liveries, competition horses, youngstock and general riding horses and ponies. We have excellent facilities including an 80 acre cross country course built to BE specification. Fantastic yard with 5* facilities and potential to be involved in clinics, teaching and events we hold here. Fantastic opportunity and package for the right person with many incentives must be hardworking, reliable, driven, dedicated, and be confident in their ability to go all the way and have a forward thinking attitude for the future. Must be experienced with youngstock and competition horses and have good riding ability. Friendly staff and clients but we are a busy yard and can be stressful at times but hugely rewarding for the right person. We have some very well bred, exciting youngsters for the future, opportunity to be part of their development and part of the process.   Videos of riding required. References required. Accommodation may be available for the right person.   Minimum Requirements Clean driving licence Good riding ability   Accommodation details on site accommodation may be available if needed   Benefits Good remuneration package, 28 days holiday.  
Job Description Equine Stable Yard Manager Experienced Yard Manager required to work at our Livery and Riding School yard based outside Sevenoaks in Kent. We are a small, friendly team looking for a candidate to manage the day-to-day requirements of the yard. ¬†The successful candidate will work with livery and riding school horses and ponies and benefit from good facilities. Some coaching and riding may be required therefore a teaching qualification would be advantageous. Role You must be able to work independently and to high standards without supervision. You will be reliable, conscientious, honest, and caring. You will have to think ahead and plan activities as each day can be different depending on the diary of activities, weather,and horses in work. You will have to work in all weather! General duties Mucking out, changing rugs and turning out; tying up and leading horses safely from field/stable and general management of horses and ponies in variety of situations (events, travelling, for blacksmith etc.) safely; keeping yard tidy, tidying muck heap, changing out water,, arranging and attending vet, dentist and farrier, physio etc; organising tack and tack room; cleaning rugs, tack and equipment; harrowing arena, building jump courses/training exercises; feeding horses and administering medicines and treatments; physio exercises/work in hand; bathing; poo picking fields and weeding, checking and moving fencing; pulling manes/tails, clipping (if trained); bandaging and preparing horses for travel; overseeing safety of horses in field, stables and pens; preparing feeds (knowledge of feeding of horses is required); basic first aid; maintenance (weeding/painting); ordering supplies (shavings, feed etc). Some riding may be possible or lunging if skills/horses suitable. You will also need to attend training days. Some training can be provided for the right candidate. What skills and competences do you need for the role? ‚ÄĘ BHS qualification in Yard Management or somebody who is working towards qualification would be advantageous. Minimum Requirements Previous yard manager experience and managing staff   Accommodation details None   Benefits CPD Regular training BHS exam training one exam per year paid for own horse possible
We are looking for a competition rider to join our team. We are a commercial showjumping yard that have great success producing horses to GP level. We have all types of horses from youngsters to older horses. Since coming out of lockdown our horses have had successful wins at chard international and Wellington and several national shows. We also have a small breeding herd so always a have good choice of young horses coming through. Excellent facilities in which to work out of,¬† in a nice family atmosphere. Paid on the books monthly inc holiday and pension scheme etc. Live in accommodation is available too. Opportunity of bringing your own horse. You must have a good competition record and be a good rider of young horses with a good flatwork ethic. We also have a small group of clients who are based with us for training etc so the ability to work alongside them is a necessity. HGV is a bonus but not paramount. Present staff highly recommend this position.  
Job Description We are looking for a 100% reliable, honest, self employed person to work Sunday morning¬† Am Hours around 7.30 – around 12.30 Some weekend Days off can be arranged if booked in advance or potential to swap with the other weekend groom as suits you both. Also other work available through out the week covering other grooms days off etc if wanted it. You should be and be confident handling all types of horses and polite and personable dealing with their owners. The job involves feeding changing rugs, picking out feet, turning horses in and out from the field mucking out etc. Occasional sole charge required (after your happy with all the horses) if I’m at competitions/away so must be confident and reliable. Minimum Requirements   reliable,¬† self employed Accommodation details   live out    
Job Description Full time position at equestrian yard : To work as a rider and a groom alongside our other experienced staff. For the person who wants horses to be their career. Role can include riding and grooming at BE and BS shows for the right candidate. 5.5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the weekends. Clean driving licence is essential. We are a mixed yard of liveries, competition horses, youngstock and general riding horses and ponies. We have excellent facilities including an 80 acre cross country course built to BE specification. Fantastic yard with 5* facilities and potential to be involved in clinics, teaching and events we hold here. Fantastic opportunity and package for the right person with many incentives must be hardworking, reliable, driven, dedicated, and be confident in their ability to go all the way and have a forward thinking attitude for the future. Must be experienced with youngstock and competition horses and have good riding ability. Friendly staff and clients but we are a busy yard and can be stressful at times but hugely rewarding for the right person. We have some very well bred, exciting youngsters for the future, opportunity to be part of their development and part of the process.   Videos of riding required. References required. Accommodation may be available for the right person.   Minimum Requirements Clean driving licence Good riding ability   Accommodation details on site accommodation may be available if needed   Benefits Good remuneration package, 28 days holiday.  
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. Immediate start available but is not essential/a requirement. 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  
We are looking for a competition rider to join our team. We are a commercial showjumping yard that have great success producing horses to GP level. We have all types of horses from youngsters to older horses. Since coming out of lockdown our horses have had successful wins at chard international and Wellington and several national shows. We also have a small breeding herd so always a have good choice of young horses coming through. Excellent facilities in which to work out of,¬† in a nice family atmosphere. Paid on the books monthly inc holiday and pension scheme etc. Live in accommodation is available too. Opportunity of bringing your own horse. You must have a good competition record and be a good rider of young horses with a good flatwork ethic. We also have a small group of clients who are based with us for training etc so the ability to work alongside them is a necessity. HGV is a bonus but not paramount. Present staff highly recommend this position.  
Job Description Eventing, Hunting Live in Groom Fantastic opportunity for a keen eventing groom to join an experienced, motivated and professional team as one of our lovely team has headed back to University. Small team producing quality event horses and hunters. Amazing¬†facilities including indoor & outdoors schools, xc and gallops. Would suit enthusiastic groom willing to learn and contribute to a successful team. Will consider applications from experienced Groom/Riders with HGV licence or less experienced Groom/Riders who’re capable of handling and riding big, fit performance horses but might need further training and experience in details like show turnout and competition grooming. (HGV licence is not a requirement)   Minimum Requirements All yard duties Must be able to ride big, fit event horses Very high standards of turn out and care and good attention to detail   Accommodation details Super self contained single accommodation with kitchen and living room and bills included   Benefits Accommodation, bills, salary dependent on experience  
Job Description New and exciting opportunity for someone to work as a private groom/rider (live out) at a Livery yard between Devizes and Westbury, South Wiltshire. You’ll be required to have a high standard of work and have experience handling and riding big, young horses. Sole charge during the week keeping the yard tidy, mucking out stables, poo picking, grooming, turn in/out, exercise and feed. Maximum of 8 horses. Would suit a hardworking, reliable individual with a mature attitude and positive outlook. Must have own car to commute to work. This is a freelance position, 30 hours per week, £12ph, Mon-Friday (8.30-1230 and 3.30-5.30 although some flex on these hours available to suit). Opportunity to bring your own horse  and to generate additional income from additional livery duties outside of working hours. Paid holiday also negotiable if it can coincide with employer cover. Position available week commencing 11th October.
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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 ‚ā¨ 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 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 . 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 have represented children on horses and ponies at European level this year. 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 ¬† ¬†  
*Uo to ¬£400/¬£450 pw including foc accom *Chance to compete and have fun with clients horses *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs¬† & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own.¬†Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2 (could be competed by Groom) likes to jump 1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
Job Description Groom/rider required to work 5 x days a week to include 1 day at the weekend. Job includes day-to-day yard jobs and handling of horses; mucking out, turning out/bringing in, feeding, bathing etc. Must be happy and competent riding and handling big and fit horses. No accommodation available sorry. Opportunity to hunt for the right person. The yard is a busy hunting and livery yard situated on a 500-acre farm, with indoor boxes, hot wash box, arena with jumps, walker and lovely local hacking.  
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā 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
ACCOMMODATION AND GOOD RATE OF PAY OFFERED OWN HORSE CONSIDERED Accomplished 3-star level eventer who competes home and abroad is looking for a key new team member to help with their yard of 24 horses. This is a rare chance to work alongside and learn from a well-respected horseman and for the right candidate to broaden their equestrian knowledge and experience. Busy yard, excellent working environment, and a chance to work with top-class young stock and competition horses available to competent, energetic Grooms. There is a possibility of some riding and groundwork. This yard is lucky enough to be pre-training some of the best bred flat horses in the world as well as running a small team of Event horses that compete home and abroad. All yard duties are expected to be performed to a high level. Previous experience working with young horses is a must. This is a great opportunity to develop your career in the exciting world of pro 3* Eventing, thoroughbred pretraining, showjumping, and rehabilitation. Situated in Gloucestershire countryside, surrounded by quiet lanes and orchards but boasting top-class facilities and transport links the yard is ideally located for major equestrian facilities and events. They have a 60m x 35m all-weather arena/5 horse walker/Hot water wash /Full set of show jumps etc. Please 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‚Äôs prize money makes millions plus Sandro¬†Hit plus stallions F√ľrstenball, 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 M√ľhlen 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! 🙂 ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā 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  
  *¬£28/¬£30K pa depending on experience * Well behaved dog welcome *Own horse welcomed with fab facilities (27m x 47m man√®ge with a full set of jumps/regular Clinics, with various trainers from across the UK Must be light enough to hack ponies – decent schooling rider ideal but must at least be able to hack competently. Some eventing background at some point essential 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‚Äôt really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.¬† Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. Good DIY livery with services and professional facilities¬† very close by. You would have full access to employer’s facilities if you need them too. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 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 Schockem√∂hle. 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.
Private family yard with 6 horses who compete at Dressage currently to Elementary level and hunt in season. We also have 2 Poitou Donkeys, 2 yard cats and 4 Jersey steers! Lovely facilities and a friendly family and staff. The flat is a beautiful one bedroom bungalow, with a spacious kitchen, bathroom and living area. It comes fully furnished and equipped, bills included. We are looking for a confident rider (in the arena and on the road) who is adaptable and can follow instruction.    
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, 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 speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockem√∂hle. 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. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the ‚ÄúRustica‚ÄĚ, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
*Horse and dog considered * Accommodation options (3-bed house on-site or in the local village * Partner and family considered /houseshare /1 bed /live out.) *¬£400/¬£450 neg depending on experience *Chance to take HGV. Home and occasional competition Groom required for young 3* Event rider. Candidates should be able to manage a yard of performance horses, turn out to a good standard and have a good level of knowledge to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around and would like to feel the person works alongside her, and that she is not too bossy! Exercise rider ideal but not essential. Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get job done when required. Happy and professional team. 2 young Riders coming and going.   Good facilities available for fittening, schooling and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc.Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description *Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed* Looking for experienced and reliable instructor¬† for our busy and expanding yard. You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching qualification with a¬† minimum of stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent is required.¬† We offer BHS and NVQ training to help¬† further your¬† career . We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres with beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further your training . ¬†You must also be happy to work alongside the existing team¬† carrying out daily duties and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. Minimum Requirements   Stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent Time management Attention to detail Equine first aid People skills Reliable Accommodation details On site single or shared accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment .Top class expanding facilities .Variation in Role. Staff livery with use of full facilities available. 28 days holiday. Pension, NI and PAYE fully paid.¬† Onsite training for BHS or NVQ. Exam fees paid. In house clinics for all disciplines.
Job Description LOOKING FOR A FREELANCE OR PART-TIME GROOM FOR A FRIENDLY YARD – LOCATED OXTED, SURREY Looking for a friendly member of staff to join our professional yard! Help needed on some weekends per month and one week day each week. ¬†Hours per day are 8:30am-4:30pm with competitive rates of pay guaranteed. Excellent opportunity for an experienced, organised and professional individual to join our friendly yard, caring for 7 horses and a number of other, self – sufficient animals. The ideal person would be knowledgeable, intuitive, friendly and have a passion for animals and for animal welfare. Ideal candidate would be patient and calm around the animals, willing to learn and have a high standard of care and turnout. This role involves a range of various activities such as feeding, grooming, mucking out, turning in/out, overseeing medications, and other general yard duties. Good knowledge of horse care and ability to spot early signs of illness and injury are crucial. This role entails working in a small friendly team, but also at times on your own so requires someone who is highly reliable, self motivated and proactive. For more information please enquire within so you can be provided with further information – we look forward to hearing from you! Minimum Requirements Former yard experience necessary Driver with own car Weekend work   Accommodation details None    
We are looking for a competition rider to join our team. We are a commercial showjumping yard that have great success producing horses to GP level. We have all types of horses from youngsters to older horses. Since coming out of lockdown our horses have had successful wins at chard international and Wellington and several national shows. We also have a small breeding herd so always a have good choice of young horses coming through. Excellent facilities in which to work out of,¬† in a nice family atmosphere. Paid on the books monthly inc holiday and pension scheme etc. Live in accommodation is available too. Opportunity of bringing your own horse. You must have a good competition record and be a good rider of young horses with a good flatwork ethic. We also have a small group of clients who are based with us for training etc so the ability to work alongside them is a necessity. HGV is a bonus but not paramount. Present staff highly recommend this position.  
Private family yard with 6 horses who compete at Dressage currently to Elementary level and hunt in season. We also have 2 Poitou Donkeys, 2 yard cats and 4 Jersey steers! Lovely facilities and a friendly family and staff. The flat is a beautiful one bedroom bungalow, with a spacious kitchen, bathroom and living area. It comes fully furnished and equipped, bills included. We are looking for a confident rider (in the arena and on the road) who is adaptable and can follow instruction.    
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, 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 speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockem√∂hle. 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. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the ‚ÄúRustica‚ÄĚ, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
Job Description 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, some of the time. You must have worked in the industry already and have a practical knowledge of stable management, horse health, equine first aid and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school.¬† ¬†Most horses are 16 -16.1 so we require a lighter weight person at this time. It would be a good role for someone who has finished an apprenticeship and is looking for their first ‘proper’ job.¬†¬†Equally, we would welcome someone more experienced. You should: be happy to work in a team within a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy have an attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses, both ridden and on the ground. self-motivated, so that you can work without direct supervision, maintaining the yard routine and standards communicate with others open minded to new ideas Our horses are treated as individuals, all our grooms must have their welfare at heart when caring for the horses. This is a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to five horses. You will work alongside two other full-time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with. The yard is easy to work, the stables are indoor, all with automatic drinkers and shavings beds, and sit on a concrete yard, so no mud. The paddocks are around the stables and yard, all accessed via hard standing, giving easy access.¬† The muck trailer is at the end at the yard, with a purpose built ramp and is taken away via tractor. We have an indoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow.¬† Each groom has their own bedroom with an ensuite shower room.¬† There is a shared open plan kitchen and sitting room.¬† All furnished. It is fully 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. wifi is available. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse. 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.¬† ¬†We also recognise that if you are committed to your horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge. Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.¬† The groom starts 30
*Salary up to ¬£25k pa neg * Sole accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed 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.     ūüôā Want to live and work in the ‘safest place to live in the British Isles?’ ūüôā https://everything-everywhere.com/isle-of-man-facts/ 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 Yard Manager/Instructor to lead their team and manage the yard. 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 are 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 This is a good opportunity for somebody to live, work and breathe the showing world. All duties will be required, from poo picking the paddocks to show preparation. Minimum Requirements Ideally we would like somebody to be able to ride, but that isn’t a deal breaker. To know ground work would be an advantage, but can be taught. Muck out and turn out to the highest standard is a must.   Accommodation details 1 Bedroom self-contained flat   Benefits All utility bills paid for except sky and phone  
Job Description *We currently have a position available as we have had a post-Covid boom* *Yard groom* With option to train* We currently have a opportunity for a yard groom¬† to join our current expanding team. Training given in all aspects to set you up in the equestrian industry. Own horse welcome. You will be involved in the daily running of the yard along side a supervisor and current team members. There will be all the usual yard work, including mucking out, turning out and tacking up. You will receive all necessary training whether its BHS or NVQ depending on your choice of career pathway.. You need to have some experience handling horses and basic equestrian common sense. We are a BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to train” centre. We have excellent expanding facilities set within 550 acres of beautiful off road hacking. Minimum Requirements Cheerful hardworking team player Willing to learn Passion for horses Attention to detail Conscience Reliable Accommodation details On site studio flat or shared accommodation may be available but no pets. Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment. Top class expanding facilities. Variation in Role. On-going training for BHS exams or NVQ. Exam fees paid. 5 day week. Own horse with use of facilities welcome. In house clinics covering all disciplines.  
Job Description We are looking for a trustworthy hard working and reliable person to help lead our team of staff. This role will include all general yard duties and ensuring all staff members are working together as a team and performing to the highest of standards. Helping with the riding school such a turning out the horses well and making sure lessons get up on time is also part of this role. Being able to instruct isn‚Äôt essential but would be a bonus. Riding would be available for the right candidate. This is a live out position, however accommodation could be sourced for the right person.  
Job Description Eventing, Hunting Live in Groom Fantastic opportunity for a keen eventing groom to join an experienced, motivated and professional team as one of our lovely team has headed back to University. Small team producing quality event horses and hunters. Amazing¬†facilities including indoor & outdoors schools, xc and gallops. Would suit enthusiastic groom willing to learn and contribute to a successful team. Will consider applications from experienced Groom/Riders with HGV licence or less experienced Groom/Riders who’re capable of handling and riding big, fit performance horses but might need further training and experience in details like show turnout and competition grooming. (HGV licence is not a requirement)   Minimum Requirements All yard duties Must be able to ride big, fit event horses Very high standards of turn out and care and good attention to detail   Accommodation details Super self contained single accommodation with kitchen and living room and bills included   Benefits Accommodation, bills, salary dependent on experience  
*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 ‚Äėhand-hold‚Äô 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 ‚Äėthe journey‚Äô 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 I am looking for help with my one horse and two ponies three mornings a week for three hours per morning. Preferably from 9-11am but could start/finish earlier if suits. Private yard with arena and excellent hacking. Work is mainly exercising schooling /hacking (ride and lead daughter’s 11.2 pony) etc. Horse is a smart 15.2 cob gelding – 10 yrs very well mannered, easy to hack alone or in company and very kind nature. Not a plod but super safe! Was a happy hacker in previous home but now started his schooling and looking to compete low level dressage /eventing. Proving to be very smart/talented despite being a cob! 13.2 cob – cheeky but very safe and easy. Started basic schooling and super easy out hacking although green despite being 10 yrs old. 11.2 section A lead rein pony – gentle hacking required (lead and ride from horse). Looking for someone to assist me with exercising them (no yard jobs required save for tack cleaning occasionally and clipping. No mucking out or poo picking! Would be an added bonus if candidate could assist in schooling etc. Minimum Requirements 3 mornings a week for three hours per morning. Hours to suit but need to be finished by 11.30am ideally.   Accommodation details N/a   Benefits Fun easy job – lots of hacking etc  
Job Description *Sole charge* Wonderful horses*5 days a week*Super flat in beautiful location*Competitive Salary* A motivated and enthusiastic sole charge groom is required for a small family event yard in Leicestershire. ¬†Able to look after horses from 4 years old to 4*. ¬†General yard duties and must be able to turn out horses to a high standard – ability to clip, pull manes and tails. ¬†Capable of riding/hacking horses would be an advantage. HGV licence would be a bonus.   Minimum Requirements Capable of looking after and handling fit competition horses. Ability to turn out to a high standard. Driving licence so able to drive 3.5t horsebox. Enthusiastic and a team player.     Accommodation details Super well equipped one bedroom appartment with beautiful views. Bath and shower. Furnished, fridge and freezer and washing machine. Accommodation included in the package (¬£20 a week towards the bills i.e. council tax/electricity/water/wifi and TV licence)     Benefits Rewarding and friendly yard to work on. Be involved in the breeding programme. Beautiful setting to work in and great facilities. Dog (bitch) welcome. Horse is a possiblity      
*Very nice single accommodation¬† *5-day week *IRO ¬£400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This 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‚Äôs ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*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 an experienced Home Groom for a busy, large but very friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares, and stallions. Successful candidates will need experience of performance horses (ideally some showjumping background) ideally gained in a recent role. Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level, 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. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Equine Stable Yard Manager Experienced Yard Manager required to work at our Livery and Riding School yard based outside Sevenoaks in Kent. We are a small, friendly team looking for a candidate to manage the day-to-day requirements of the yard. ¬†The successful candidate will work with livery and riding school horses and ponies and benefit from good facilities. Some coaching and riding may be required therefore a teaching qualification would be advantageous. Role You must be able to work independently and to high standards without supervision. You will be reliable, conscientious, honest, and caring. You will have to think ahead and plan activities as each day can be different depending on the diary of activities, weather,and horses in work. You will have to work in all weather! General duties Mucking out, changing rugs and turning out; tying up and leading horses safely from field/stable and general management of horses and ponies in variety of situations (events, travelling, for blacksmith etc.) safely; keeping yard tidy, tidying muck heap, changing out water,, arranging and attending vet, dentist and farrier, physio etc; organising tack and tack room; cleaning rugs, tack and equipment; harrowing arena, building jump courses/training exercises; feeding horses and administering medicines and treatments; physio exercises/work in hand; bathing; poo picking fields and weeding, checking and moving fencing; pulling manes/tails, clipping (if trained); bandaging and preparing horses for travel; overseeing safety of horses in field, stables and pens; preparing feeds (knowledge of feeding of horses is required); basic first aid; maintenance (weeding/painting); ordering supplies (shavings, feed etc). Some riding may be possible or lunging if skills/horses suitable. You will also need to attend training days. Some training can be provided for the right candidate. What skills and competences do you need for the role? ‚ÄĘ BHS qualification in Yard Management or somebody who is working towards qualification would be advantageous. Minimum Requirements Previous yard manager experience and managing staff   Accommodation details None   Benefits CPD Regular training BHS exam training one exam per year paid for own horse possible
Job Description We are looking for a 100% reliable, honest, self employed person to work Sunday morning¬† Am Hours around 7.30 – around 12.30 Some weekend Days off can be arranged if booked in advance or potential to swap with the other weekend groom as suits you both. Also other work available through out the week covering other grooms days off etc if wanted it. You should be and be confident handling all types of horses and polite and personable dealing with their owners. The job involves feeding changing rugs, picking out feet, turning horses in and out from the field mucking out etc. Occasional sole charge required (after your happy with all the horses) if I’m at competitions/away so must be confident and reliable. Minimum Requirements   reliable,¬† self employed Accommodation details   live out    
Job Description Full time position at equestrian yard : To work as a rider and a groom alongside our other experienced staff. For the person who wants horses to be their career. Role can include riding and grooming at BE and BS shows for the right candidate. 5.5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the weekends. Clean driving licence is essential. We are a mixed yard of liveries, competition horses, youngstock and general riding horses and ponies. We have excellent facilities including an 80 acre cross country course built to BE specification. Fantastic yard with 5* facilities and potential to be involved in clinics, teaching and events we hold here. Fantastic opportunity and package for the right person with many incentives must be hardworking, reliable, driven, dedicated, and be confident in their ability to go all the way and have a forward thinking attitude for the future. Must be experienced with youngstock and competition horses and have good riding ability. Friendly staff and clients but we are a busy yard and can be stressful at times but hugely rewarding for the right person. We have some very well bred, exciting youngsters for the future, opportunity to be part of their development and part of the process.   Videos of riding required. References required. Accommodation may be available for the right person.   Minimum Requirements Clean driving licence Good riding ability   Accommodation details on site accommodation may be available if needed   Benefits Good remuneration package, 28 days holiday.  
Job Description *Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed* Looking for experienced and reliable instructor¬† for our busy and expanding yard. You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching qualification with a¬† minimum of stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent is required.¬† We offer BHS and NVQ training to help¬† further your¬† career . We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres with beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further your training . ¬†You must also be happy to work alongside the existing team¬† carrying out daily duties and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. Minimum Requirements   Stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent Time management Attention to detail Equine first aid People skills Reliable Accommodation details On site single or shared accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment .Top class expanding facilities .Variation in Role. Staff livery with use of full facilities available. 28 days holiday. Pension, NI and PAYE fully paid.¬† Onsite training for BHS or NVQ. Exam fees paid. In house clinics for all disciplines.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, 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 speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. 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. The ‚ÄúStern-Buchholz‚ÄĚ site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brands√§tter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing. 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 Experienced head groom wanted for beautiful private yard in Cheshire. This is a full time permanent position (39 hours over 5.5 days) sole charge to manage and care for our 6 full livery horses plus others at grass Responsible for daily routine, arranging vets and farrier visits, ordering of bedding and other supplies etc General maintenance of stables, fields, arenas and other facilities to be kept clean and tidy Must be reliable, organised, able to communicate with livery clients and have experience running a yard. This is not a live in position but Own horse welcome, fabulous facilities including indoor stables and arena. Employed with holiday pay entitlement Minimum Requirements Experience running a yard Capable of sole charge, handling young fit horses   Accommodation details None   Benefits Own horse welcome  
Job Description Equine Stable Yard Manager Experienced Yard Manager required to work at our Livery and Riding School yard based outside Sevenoaks in Kent. We are a small, friendly team looking for a candidate to manage the day-to-day requirements of the yard. ¬†The successful candidate will work with livery and riding school horses and ponies and benefit from good facilities. Some coaching and riding may be required therefore a teaching qualification would be advantageous. Role You must be able to work independently and to high standards without supervision. You will be reliable, conscientious, honest, and caring. You will have to think ahead and plan activities as each day can be different depending on the diary of activities, weather,and horses in work. You will have to work in all weather! General duties Mucking out, changing rugs and turning out; tying up and leading horses safely from field/stable and general management of horses and ponies in variety of situations (events, travelling, for blacksmith etc.) safely; keeping yard tidy, tidying muck heap, changing out water,, arranging and attending vet, dentist and farrier, physio etc; organising tack and tack room; cleaning rugs, tack and equipment; harrowing arena, building jump courses/training exercises; feeding horses and administering medicines and treatments; physio exercises/work in hand; bathing; poo picking fields and weeding, checking and moving fencing; pulling manes/tails, clipping (if trained); bandaging and preparing horses for travel; overseeing safety of horses in field, stables and pens; preparing feeds (knowledge of feeding of horses is required); basic first aid; maintenance (weeding/painting); ordering supplies (shavings, feed etc). Some riding may be possible or lunging if skills/horses suitable. You will also need to attend training days. Some training can be provided for the right candidate. What skills and competences do you need for the role? ‚ÄĘ BHS qualification in Yard Management or somebody who is working towards qualification would be advantageous. Minimum Requirements Previous yard manager experience and managing staff   Accommodation details None   Benefits CPD Regular training BHS exam training one exam per year paid for own horse possible
*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 Farm/Stable-Worker ¬† The Paul Schockem√∂hle 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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 ‚ā¨ monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 ‚ā¨ to 400 ‚ā¨. 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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month.  
Job Description Part time or full time instructor wanted to help instruct in our very busy riding school. An experienced candidate would be preferred but someone who doesn‚Äôt have as much experience and still requires further training would be considered also. Minimum Requirements 6 months teaching experience. Accommodation details This is a live out position but accommodation could possibly be arranged for the right person.   Benefits Can bring own horse.  
* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary iro ¬£400 gross plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges). Groom with some performance horse experience required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. ūüôā Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) ūüôā Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
*Every other weekend off with a day off in the week between those weekends! *Dog welcomed * Accommodation available *IRO ¬£21,500pa plus accom.subsidy *200 acres of stunning parkland /x country course. *Own horse considered Position available on a private family yard near Newmarket for a full-time Groom (covering maternity leave with the potential to extend). This is a family yard that do a bit of everything including Hunting & local shows. You must be able to ride and go hunting and the horses/ponies must be kept to a level and kept well mannered. ‘Children’ are 4 adult men, all aged over 20 years! 3 horses (16.2/16.3HH and 2 ponies 13.2 fell and a minature.) Smaller ponies may need groundwork vs ridden. Hunters/big horses are up to a reasonable healthy weight. Help is available from a part-timer. The Groom would be mostly sole charge doing a bit of everything ie: Hunting, local shows, beach Riding, woodland riding, hacking and schooling. They will need to be a confident rider, an naturally enthusiastic person and of course, reliable. All duties required to include but not limited to :   Building up & maintaining fitness levels. Supervising a fearless nine-year-old and a few older boys. Care of Tack, Tack Room and Stables Paddock maintenance Basic knowledge of Equine first aid ‚ÄĒ the ability to spot and deal with minor wounds etc HGV Licence or trailer Licence would be a bonus (but not essential)        
  *¬£28/¬£30K pa depending on experience * Well behaved dog welcome *Own horse welcomed with fab facilities (27m x 47m man√®ge with a full set of jumps/regular Clinics, with various trainers from across the UK Must be light enough to hack ponies – decent schooling rider ideal but must at least be able to hack competently. Some eventing background at some point essential 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‚Äôt really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.¬† Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. Good DIY livery with services and professional facilities¬† very close by. You would have full access to employer’s facilities if you need them too. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*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 ‚Äėhand-hold‚Äô 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 ‚Äėthe journey‚Äô 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 *Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed* Looking for experienced and reliable instructor¬† for our busy and expanding yard. You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching qualification with a¬† minimum of stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent is required.¬† We offer BHS and NVQ training to help¬† further your¬† career . We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres with beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further your training . ¬†You must also be happy to work alongside the existing team¬† carrying out daily duties and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. Minimum Requirements   Stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent Time management Attention to detail Equine first aid People skills Reliable Accommodation details On site single or shared accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment .Top class expanding facilities .Variation in Role. Staff livery with use of full facilities available. 28 days holiday. Pension, NI and PAYE fully paid.¬† Onsite training for BHS or NVQ. Exam fees paid. In house clinics for all disciplines.
Job Description We are looking for a 100 % reliable, self-employed person to join our team. Weekday afternoons 2.30 – 5.30. The job involves feeding, changing rugs, washing off and picking out feet, Bringing the horses in and out from the field (lots of walking), and spotting lost shoes and injuries. Occasional sole charge (after you’re happy with all the horses) required if I’m at competitions so must be confident and able to think on own initiative.¬† Opportunity to pick up extra hours¬† if wanted covering days off also riding, tack cleaning, grooming and clipping work as extras if wanted once you get to know the owners. Minimum Requirements Freelance capable groom   Accommodation details Live out   Benefits    
Job Description SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.¬† Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. We are currently seeking two experienced Equine Technicians for these part time roles to care for horses kept at the new equine facility at Craibstone, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. The new equine facility at the Sunnybrae side of the campus includes internal stabling for up to 5 horses, a tack room and feedstore, a 20 x 40m outdoor arena and grazing. The facility will be used for delivering practical sessions for students undertaking the Equine Studies HNC and BSc Veterinary Nursing programmes. Duties will include but will not be limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out, maintaining high standards throughout. In addition to this the successful applicant will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising. There may be additional opportunities for appropriately qualified applicants to be involved in delivering some practical teaching sessions to HNC Equine Studies and BSc Veterinary Nursing students. These are permanent part time posts of 12 hours and 9 hours per week respectively. Closing date:¬†21 September 2021 Minimum Requirements Horse Care, BHS or equivalent qualification (minimum of National Certificate) and have practical experience of working with a variety of horses. Basic knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of horses is also essential.   Accommodation details     Benefits Part time permanent  
*Uo to ¬£400/¬£450 pw including foc accom *Chance to compete and have fun with clients horses *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs¬† & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own.¬†Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2 (could be competed by Groom) likes to jump 1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
*Live in or live out *6.5-8 hour days *Short term or permanent *Plenty of riding We are looking for an experienced groom/rider to work at a small event yard in Cheshire. General yard jobs such as mucking out/poo picking as well as hacking/lunging/schooling when rider away at university. Generally 6.5 hours a day, a few hours in the morning to ride and muck out and then afternoon yard bringing in/grooming etc. There could be additional work available to take you nearer an 8 hour day. Must be capable of sole charge when we are away at events and a capable rider to work 4 yo’s up to 4* horse when required. We could offer a stable for a well behaved gelding if needed. Accommodation available in very smart annex could be available.  
We are looking for a competition rider to join our team. We are a commercial showjumping yard that have great success producing horses to GP level. We have all types of horses from youngsters to older horses. Since coming out of lockdown our horses have had successful wins at chard international and Wellington and several national shows. We also have a small breeding herd so always a have good choice of young horses coming through. Excellent facilities in which to work out of,¬† in a nice family atmosphere. Paid on the books monthly inc holiday and pension scheme etc. Live in accommodation is available too. Opportunity of bringing your own horse. You must have a good competition record and be a good rider of young horses with a good flatwork ethic. We also have a small group of clients who are based with us for training etc so the ability to work alongside them is a necessity. HGV is a bonus but not paramount. Present staff highly recommend this position.  
Job Description LOOKING FOR A FREELANCE OR PART-TIME GROOM FOR A FRIENDLY YARD – LOCATED OXTED, SURREY Looking for a friendly member of staff to join our professional yard! Help needed on some weekends per month and one week day each week. ¬†Hours per day are 8:30am-4:30pm with competitive rates of pay guaranteed. Excellent opportunity for an experienced, organised and professional individual to join our friendly yard, caring for 7 horses and a number of other, self – sufficient animals. The ideal person would be knowledgeable, intuitive, friendly and have a passion for animals and for animal welfare. Ideal candidate would be patient and calm around the animals, willing to learn and have a high standard of care and turnout. This role involves a range of various activities such as feeding, grooming, mucking out, turning in/out, overseeing medications, and other general yard duties. Good knowledge of horse care and ability to spot early signs of illness and injury are crucial. This role entails working in a small friendly team, but also at times on your own so requires someone who is highly reliable, self motivated and proactive. For more information please enquire within so you can be provided with further information – we look forward to hearing from you! Minimum Requirements Former yard experience necessary Driver with own car Weekend work   Accommodation details None    
Job Description Groom/rider required to work 5 x days a week to include 1 day at the weekend. Job includes day-to-day yard jobs and handling of horses; mucking out, turning out/bringing in, feeding, bathing etc. Must be happy and competent riding and handling big and fit horses. No accommodation available sorry. Opportunity to hunt for the right person. The yard is a busy hunting and livery yard situated on a 500-acre farm, with indoor boxes, hot wash box, arena with jumps, walker and lovely local hacking.  
  *Partner welcome *Pets welcome *Accommodation on site all bills paid & no charges *IRO ¬£400pw ūüôā This employer would really love someone to be her ‘eyes on the ground also on a day to day basis¬† also ūüôā Private eventing yard in Northamptonshire is looking for a sole charge, long term experienced Groom/Rider to care for 3-4 competition horses and two retired. The Rider competes 100- advanced and has recently set up her yard at home and moved horses there. The role entails normal stable duties including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier etc. HGV license ideal or must be willing to be put through test. Grooming required home and away and a good level of turnout essential. Will be sole charge so you will need to have experience of this and ideally previous event grooming experience. Someone who can ride well enough to keep ticking horses over when owner away and exercise ride/hack as and when required. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description We are looking for a 100% reliable, honest, self employed person to work Sunday morning¬† Am Hours around 7.30 – around 12.30 Some weekend Days off can be arranged if booked in advance or potential to swap with the other weekend groom as suits you both. Also other work available through out the week covering other grooms days off etc if wanted it. You should be and be confident handling all types of horses and polite and personable dealing with their owners. The job involves feeding changing rugs, picking out feet, turning horses in and out from the field mucking out etc. Occasional sole charge required (after your happy with all the horses) if I’m at competitions/away so must be confident and reliable. Minimum Requirements   reliable,¬† self employed Accommodation details   live out    
*Salary up to ¬£25k pa neg * Sole accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed 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.     ūüôā Want to live and work in the ‘safest place to live in the British Isles?’ ūüôā https://everything-everywhere.com/isle-of-man-facts/ 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 Yard Manager/Instructor to lead their team and manage the yard. 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 are 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 *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. Immediate start available but is not essential/a requirement. 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 New and exciting opportunity for someone to work as a private groom/rider (live out) at a Livery yard between Devizes and Westbury, South Wiltshire. You’ll be required to have a high standard of work and have experience handling and riding big, young horses. Sole charge during the week keeping the yard tidy, mucking out stables, poo picking, grooming, turn in/out, exercise and feed. Maximum of 8 horses. Would suit a hardworking, reliable individual with a mature attitude and positive outlook. Must have own car to commute to work. This is a freelance position, 30 hours per week, £12ph, Mon-Friday (8.30-1230 and 3.30-5.30 although some flex on these hours available to suit). Opportunity to bring your own horse  and to generate additional income from additional livery duties outside of working hours. Paid holiday also negotiable if it can coincide with employer cover. Position available week commencing 11th October.
*Live in or live out *6.5-8 hour days *Short term or permanent *Plenty of riding We are looking for an experienced groom/rider to work at a small event yard in Cheshire. General yard jobs such as mucking out/poo picking as well as hacking/lunging/schooling when rider away at university. Generally 6.5 hours a day, a few hours in the morning to ride and muck out and then afternoon yard bringing in/grooming etc. There could be additional work available to take you nearer an 8 hour day. Must be capable of sole charge when we are away at events and a capable rider to work 4 yo’s up to 4* horse when required. We could offer a stable for a well behaved gelding if needed. Accommodation available in very smart annex could be available.  
Job Description *Sole charge* Wonderful horses*5 days a week*Super flat in beautiful location*Competitive Salary* A motivated and enthusiastic sole charge groom is required for a small family event yard in Leicestershire. ¬†Able to look after horses from 4 years old to 4*. ¬†General yard duties and must be able to turn out horses to a high standard – ability to clip, pull manes and tails. ¬†Capable of riding/hacking horses would be an advantage. HGV licence would be a bonus.   Minimum Requirements Capable of looking after and handling fit competition horses. Ability to turn out to a high standard. Driving licence so able to drive 3.5t horsebox. Enthusiastic and a team player.     Accommodation details Super well equipped one bedroom appartment with beautiful views. Bath and shower. Furnished, fridge and freezer and washing machine. Accommodation included in the package (¬£20 a week towards the bills i.e. council tax/electricity/water/wifi and TV licence)     Benefits Rewarding and friendly yard to work on. Be involved in the breeding programme. Beautiful setting to work in and great facilities. Dog (bitch) welcome. Horse is a possiblity      
*Uo to ¬£400/¬£450 pw including foc accom *Chance to compete and have fun with clients horses *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs¬† & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own.¬†Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2 (could be competed by Groom) likes to jump 1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
Job Description We’re looking for someone experienced, motivated and with a mature outlook to join and lead our existing team as Head Groom. Leading our energetic team, you will have the opportunity to take pride in and have responsibility for all horses on site, our beautiful yard based on a private well known estate, and provide excellent customer service for our dedicated client base. You will oversee the day to day running of the yard, from management of horses to maintenance of our wonderful facilities, liaising with the business owner, teaching staff, and visiting professionals as/when needed.¬† You must have experience in all aspects of horse care and welfare, including turning out to a high standard, and being in sole charge. You will be the face of CRA while on site, so a friendly face and pride in what you do is a must. With an immediate start for the right person it is an exciting time to join us, an expanding dynamic equestrian business. Minimum Requirements Must have experience in dealing with all types of horses, including youngsters and stallions. While our stallions are well behaved, a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of them would be beneficial. You will be leading a small team of grooms, working with three dedicated coaches, so team work, communication and a sense of humour is a must. Accommodation details Live out but we may be able to help source accomodation Benefits Beautiful location on a private estate. Lovely, well mannered horses (and clients). Purpose built facilities including indoor and outdoor arenas, solarium, a clubhouse with mechanical horse, and visiting physiotherapist. Chance to make the role your own and take pride in managing one of the most gorgeous yards in Sussex.  
Job Description We are looking for a 100 % reliable, self-employed person to work weekday Mornings 7.30am-around 12.30 With one other person. The job involves feeding, changing rugs, turning horses in and out from the field in pairs (lots of walking) mucking out 11 straw bed stables. Must be 100% reliable, confident and able to think on own initiative. Opportunity if wanted to pick up more hours covering days off or doing extras etc once you know the horses and routine. Minimum Requirements reliable, self-employed   Accommodation details Live out    
Job Description Looking for a groom/Au pair to help with my three children (9/7/2) and two cobs and pony Minimum Requirements Must have full clean drivers licence . Adequate riding experience to be happy to hack out alone or with my 9 yr old daughter on lead rein etc. Ours horses are very sensible!   Accommodation own one bed cottage – on yard with separate access and private outdoor space or live out if preferred Benefits Can bring own horse and dog etc. Might suit someone looking for part time work/student    
*Horse and dog considered * Accommodation options (3-bed house on-site or in the local village * Partner and family considered /houseshare /1 bed /live out.) *¬£400/¬£450 neg depending on experience *Chance to take HGV. Home and occasional competition Groom required for young 3* Event rider. Candidates should be able to manage a yard of performance horses, turn out to a good standard and have a good level of knowledge to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around and would like to feel the person works alongside her, and that she is not too bossy! Exercise rider ideal but not essential. Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get job done when required. Happy and professional team. 2 young Riders coming and going.   Good facilities available for fittening, schooling and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc.Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@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 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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 ‚ā¨ 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    
Job Description LOOKING FOR A FREELANCE OR PART-TIME GROOM FOR A FRIENDLY YARD – LOCATED OXTED, SURREY Looking for a friendly member of staff to join our professional yard! Help needed on some weekends per month and one week day each week. ¬†Hours per day are 8:30am-4:30pm with competitive rates of pay guaranteed. Excellent opportunity for an experienced, organised and professional individual to join our friendly yard, caring for 7 horses and a number of other, self – sufficient animals. The ideal person would be knowledgeable, intuitive, friendly and have a passion for animals and for animal welfare. Ideal candidate would be patient and calm around the animals, willing to learn and have a high standard of care and turnout. This role involves a range of various activities such as feeding, grooming, mucking out, turning in/out, overseeing medications, and other general yard duties. Good knowledge of horse care and ability to spot early signs of illness and injury are crucial. This role entails working in a small friendly team, but also at times on your own so requires someone who is highly reliable, self motivated and proactive. For more information please enquire within so you can be provided with further information – we look forward to hearing from you! Minimum Requirements Former yard experience necessary Driver with own car Weekend work   Accommodation details None    
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?¬† Are you under 18 with experience of horses and can ride a competition level horse with confidence? As a young person is it sometimes hard to find a yard to do your apprenticeship and stay within the legal working hours, which is why we have created this role.¬† We already have one member of the team working this way, and¬† we find it works well. 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 position matches the hours that someone 18 and under can legally work – 4 days a week 7:30 – 17:30 live in or out. You will work alongside other full-time grooms, who are hard-working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details If you would prefer to live in, to help with travel arrangements, then we can help with that as we a guest room which would allow someone to stay over on their working days.¬† This is something we could talk about more at the interview. Check out our website WWW.THUNDRY.CO.UK.¬† which shows pictures of the yard and the service we offer.¬† We have successfully trained a number of apprentices over the last 25+ years and use Haddon Training as our provider. We would be open to an older person also.
Job Description Looking for a capable home rider for a small team of quality event horses whilst head girl and rider are away at shows. Lovely yard with indoor and outdoor arenas, three horseboxes, solariums, weighbridge and all other features to run a successful competition yard. Horses ranging from 4yr olds to 4*. Ideally a full time member of the team but can be flexible for the right candidate, although accommodation will not be included with a reduced hours deal. Minimum Requirements Ride to a decent level and be happy handling fit competition horses. Also capable of occasional sole charge.   Accommodation details None on site but available near by   Benefits Good wage, healthcare, accommodation and possibility to take HGV  
Job Description We are looking for a 100% reliable, honest, self employed person to work Sunday morning¬† Am Hours around 7.30 – around 12.30 Some weekend Days off can be arranged if booked in advance or potential to swap with the other weekend groom as suits you both. Also other work available through out the week covering other grooms days off etc if wanted it. You should be and be confident handling all types of horses and polite and personable dealing with their owners. The job involves feeding changing rugs, picking out feet, turning horses in and out from the field mucking out etc. Occasional sole charge required (after your happy with all the horses) if I’m at competitions/away so must be confident and reliable. Minimum Requirements   reliable,¬† self employed Accommodation details   live out    
We are looking for a competition rider to join our team. We are a commercial showjumping yard that have great success producing horses to GP level. We have all types of horses from youngsters to older horses. Since coming out of lockdown our horses have had successful wins at chard international and Wellington and several national shows. We also have a small breeding herd so always a have good choice of young horses coming through. Excellent facilities in which to work out of,¬† in a nice family atmosphere. Paid on the books monthly inc holiday and pension scheme etc. Live in accommodation is available too. Opportunity of bringing your own horse. You must have a good competition record and be a good rider of young horses with a good flatwork ethic. We also have a small group of clients who are based with us for training etc so the ability to work alongside them is a necessity. HGV is a bonus but not paramount. Present staff highly recommend this position.  
Job Description A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a capable and motivated person to join our successful team. We are looking for a dedicated team member to assist in the day to day running of a busy yard working with top dressage horses – work includes all general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and top class care of all the horses. You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and able to work to high standard. An interest in dressage is an advantage especially as you will be taking care of some of the top horses in the country and working with a highly focused team. This is a live in position. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description *Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed* Looking for experienced and reliable instructor¬† for our busy and expanding yard. You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching qualification with a¬† minimum of stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent is required.¬† We offer BHS and NVQ training to help¬† further your¬† career . We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres with beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further your training . ¬†You must also be happy to work alongside the existing team¬† carrying out daily duties and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. Minimum Requirements   Stage 2 teach or NVQ equivalent Time management Attention to detail Equine first aid People skills Reliable Accommodation details On site single or shared accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment .Top class expanding facilities .Variation in Role. Staff livery with use of full facilities available. 28 days holiday. Pension, NI and PAYE fully paid.¬† Onsite training for BHS or NVQ. Exam fees paid. In house clinics for all disciplines.
*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 Schockem√∂hle. 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.
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā 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
* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary iro ¬£400 gross plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges). Groom with some performance horse experience required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. ūüôā Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) ūüôā Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
*Very nice single accommodation¬† *5-day week *IRO ¬£400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This 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‚Äôs ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description 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, some of the time. You must have worked in the industry already and have a practical knowledge of stable management, horse health, equine first aid and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school.¬† ¬†Most horses are 16 -16.1 so we require a lighter weight person at this time. It would be a good role for someone who has finished an apprenticeship and is looking for their first ‘proper’ job.¬†¬†Equally, we would welcome someone more experienced. You should: be happy to work in a team within a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy have an attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses, both ridden and on the ground. self-motivated, so that you can work without direct supervision, maintaining the yard routine and standards communicate with others open minded to new ideas Our horses are treated as individuals, all our grooms must have their welfare at heart when caring for the horses. This is a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to five horses. You will work alongside two other full-time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with. The yard is easy to work, the stables are indoor, all with automatic drinkers and shavings beds, and sit on a concrete yard, so no mud. The paddocks are around the stables and yard, all accessed via hard standing, giving easy access.¬† The muck trailer is at the end at the yard, with a purpose built ramp and is taken away via tractor. We have an indoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow.¬† Each groom has their own bedroom with an ensuite shower room.¬† There is a shared open plan kitchen and sitting room.¬† All furnished. It is fully 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. wifi is available. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse. 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.¬† ¬†We also recognise that if you are committed to your horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge. Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.¬† The groom starts 30
Job Description *Sole charge* Wonderful horses*5 days a week*Super flat in beautiful location*Competitive Salary* A motivated and enthusiastic sole charge groom is required for a small family event yard in Leicestershire. ¬†Able to look after horses from 4 years old to 4*. ¬†General yard duties and must be able to turn out horses to a high standard – ability to clip, pull manes and tails. ¬†Capable of riding/hacking horses would be an advantage. HGV licence would be a bonus.   Minimum Requirements Capable of looking after and handling fit competition horses. Ability to turn out to a high standard. Driving licence so able to drive 3.5t horsebox. Enthusiastic and a team player.     Accommodation details Super well equipped one bedroom appartment with beautiful views. Bath and shower. Furnished, fridge and freezer and washing machine. Accommodation included in the package (¬£20 a week towards the bills i.e. council tax/electricity/water/wifi and TV licence)     Benefits Rewarding and friendly yard to work on. Be involved in the breeding programme. Beautiful setting to work in and great facilities. Dog (bitch) welcome. Horse is a possiblity      
Job Description Eventing, Hunting Live in Groom Fantastic opportunity for a keen eventing groom to join an experienced, motivated and professional team as one of our lovely team has headed back to University. Small team producing quality event horses and hunters. Amazing¬†facilities including indoor & outdoors schools, xc and gallops. Would suit enthusiastic groom willing to learn and contribute to a successful team. Will consider applications from experienced Groom/Riders with HGV licence or less experienced Groom/Riders who’re capable of handling and riding big, fit performance horses but might need further training and experience in details like show turnout and competition grooming. (HGV licence is not a requirement)   Minimum Requirements All yard duties Must be able to ride big, fit event horses Very high standards of turn out and care and good attention to detail   Accommodation details Super self contained single accommodation with kitchen and living room and bills included   Benefits Accommodation, bills, salary dependent on experience  
  *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 . 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 have represented children on horses and ponies at European level this year. 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 ¬† ¬†  
Job Description Job Title: Groom/Animal Carer Contract type: Part Time (2 days per week to include three out of four weekends a month) London: Virginia Water Salary: ¬£10 per hour – ¬£7,800 per annum. Must be reliable, able to take sole-charge when required and have working flexibility to cover the full-time groom‚Äôs annual leave. A beautiful private family estate with two horses (one 15.2hh Irish Sports Horse and one 14.1hh Connemara), both of which are used for leisure riding for the Family. There is also the potential of another pony coming to the yard in 2022. Must be a lightweight rider, confident to hack alone and school to a good standard. The role includes all general yard duties to a high standard and exercising of the horses each day. When the Family are in residence, the horses must be groomed and tacked up for the Family when required.¬† You must be friendly, approachable, and good with young teenage children. The position would also include looking after the Family‚Äôs chickens, ducks, rabbits, rats, dog and cat so must have a passion for animals. Looking for someone with a can-do attitude, who can use their own initiative and be a team player. Minimum Requirements Must be able to drive due to location, a trailer license would be a bonus but not essential. BHS Stage 2 would be advantageous or 5+ years previous groom experience.   Accommodation details Live out role   Benefits Opportunity for riding lessons with a qualified instructor to gain further experience. A well-behaved dog is also welcome on-site.  
ūüôā Great opportunity to work on a relaxed, private family yard where the current groom has worked happily for three years.:) Flexible, experienced sole charge person needed to help busy employer who has 2 children (girls, aged 12 and 8), doing more now with their ponies and competing most weekends. The employer also has two horses of her own. Ideally, candidates should have experience safely towing a trailer. (They have a 4¬† horse, french style ‘Cheval’ trailer). Employer may get a lorry in the future and the employer would be happy to assist with HGV license if required. There are currently ponies x 4 : 12.1 HH Welsh B 12 -year- old 13.05 HH Welsh 11-year-old (Planning stem cell injection to his hocks so need someone who is responsible and experienced to manage his recuperation) 14.2 HH Connemara 8 year old currently schooled twice a week and competed by local instructor/eventer 15.3 Connemara 5-year-old Schooled twice a week and competed by an experienced Rider. Ponies do all PC activities, compete at PC Dressage, SJ and ODEs ‚Äď representing PC in Areas 2020.¬† Also NSEA (School SJ and Arena Eventing).¬† Also competing in unaffiliated Horse Events/Cotswold Cup ODEs. Ponies have varied work, hacking, schooling and do a small amount of hunting in the winter (mainly during the autumn ‚Äď competitions allowing). Duties include but are not confined to :¬† Putting ponies on walker mucking out stables Poo pick fields Washing from weekend competitions. Hacking and schooling, long reining/double lungeing Turnout for and transport to lessons//rallies/XC schooling / SJ schooling Tack cleaning Keeping stables/ stable room/ tack room clean/tidy Removing poo from arena and occasional surface management Preparing feeds etc Duties include but are not confined to : ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Putting ponies on walker ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†mucking out stables ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Poo pick fields ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Washing from weekend competitions. ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Hacking and schooling, long reining/double lungeing Turnout for and transport to lessons//rallies/XC schooling / SJ schooling ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Tack cleaning ‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Keeping stables/ stable room/ tack room clean/tidy Removing poo from arena and occasional surface management Preparing feeds Schooling ponies Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker ¬† The Paul Schockem√∂hle 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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 ‚ā¨ monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 ‚ā¨ to 400 ‚ā¨. 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 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month.  
Job Description Beautiful, high end livery and dressage yard close to London requires a groom to join the 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. We also 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, and we are able to offer staff box for your horse.   Accommodation details The Accommodation is a self contained 2 bedroom flat on the yard with shower and bath.   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
*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 ‚Äėhand-hold‚Äô 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 ‚Äėthe journey‚Äô 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 I am looking for help with my one horse and two ponies three mornings a week for three hours per morning. Preferably from 9-11am but could start/finish earlier if suits. Private yard with arena and excellent hacking. Work is mainly exercising schooling /hacking (ride and lead daughter’s 11.2 pony) etc. Horse is a smart 15.2 cob gelding – 10 yrs very well mannered, easy to hack alone or in company and very kind nature. Not a plod but super safe! Was a happy hacker in previous home but now started his schooling and looking to compete low level dressage /eventing. Proving to be very smart/talented despite being a cob! 13.2 cob – cheeky but very safe and easy. Started basic schooling and super easy out hacking although green despite being 10 yrs old. 11.2 section A lead rein pony – gentle hacking required (lead and ride from horse). Looking for someone to assist me with exercising them (no yard jobs required save for tack cleaning occasionally and clipping. No mucking out or poo picking! Would be an added bonus if candidate could assist in schooling etc. Minimum Requirements 3 mornings a week for three hours per morning. Hours to suit but need to be finished by 11.30am ideally.   Accommodation details N/a   Benefits Fun easy job – lots of hacking etc  
Job Description Fantastic opportunity to work as part of a team,¬†with top class facilities. This role will include overseeing the day to day running of the yard, alongside the riders and estate supervisor, and assisting in the yard office. The main aspect of the job is to supervise and coordinate the grooms on the yard to achieve the following – Care and management of all horses and equipment. Ensuring the stables and yard are kept clean, including tack room, feed room and barn. Grooming and clipping (where appropriate) horses and tidying horses for competition days. Preparing horses & tack for riders. Assisting the vet and farrier when necessary and carrying out any prescribed treatments. Assistance with competitions, and on occasion be willing to act as travelling groom at competitions. To comply with the company’s Health and Safety Policy and procedures. The successful applicant will also be expected to assist the estate supervisor with administrative tasks; such as – competition entries, record keeping, foal registrations, yard orders, record keeping and any other reasonable duties, as requested. Minimum Requirements Previous experience working with fit and young competition horses. Experience of sole charge on a yard. Good administrative skills (training available). Benefits Full time, permanent contract to include pension and 28-days paid holiday.  
Job Description New and exciting opportunity for someone to work as a private groom/rider (live out) at a Livery yard between Devizes and Westbury, South Wiltshire. You’ll be required to have a high standard of work and have experience handling and riding big, young horses. Sole charge during the week keeping the yard tidy, mucking out stables, poo picking, grooming, turn in/out, exercise and feed. Maximum of 8 horses. Would suit a hardworking, reliable individual with a mature attitude and positive outlook. Must have own car to commute to work. This is a freelance position, 30 hours per week, £12ph, Mon-Friday (8.30-1230 and 3.30-5.30 although some flex on these hours available to suit). Opportunity to bring your own horse  and to generate additional income from additional livery duties outside of working hours. Paid holiday also negotiable if it can coincide with employer cover. Position available week commencing 11th October.
Job Description Looking for a capable home rider for a small team of quality event horses whilst head girl and rider are away at shows. Lovely yard with indoor and outdoor arenas, three horseboxes, solariums, weighbridge and all other features to run a successful competition yard. Horses ranging from 4yr olds to 4*. Ideally a full time member of the team but can be flexible for the right candidate, although accommodation will not be included with a reduced hours deal. Minimum Requirements Ride to a decent level and be happy handling fit competition horses. Also capable of occasional sole charge.   Accommodation details None on site but available near by   Benefits Good wage, healthcare, accommodation and possibility to take HGV  
Private family yard with 6 horses who compete at Dressage currently to Elementary level and hunt in season. We also have 2 Poitou Donkeys, 2 yard cats and 4 Jersey steers! Lovely facilities and a friendly family and staff. The flat is a beautiful one bedroom bungalow, with a spacious kitchen, bathroom and living area. It comes fully furnished and equipped, bills included. We are looking for a confident rider (in the arena and on the road) who is adaptable and can follow instruction.    
  *Partner welcome *Pets welcome *Accommodation on site all bills paid & no charges *IRO ¬£400pw ūüôā This employer would really love someone to be her ‘eyes on the ground also on a day to day basis¬† also ūüôā Private eventing yard in Northamptonshire is looking for a sole charge, long term experienced Groom/Rider to care for 3-4 competition horses and two retired. The Rider competes 100- advanced and has recently set up her yard at home and moved horses there. The role entails normal stable duties including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier etc. HGV license ideal or must be willing to be put through test. Grooming required home and away and a good level of turnout essential. Will be sole charge so you will need to have experience of this and ideally previous event grooming experience. Someone who can ride well enough to keep ticking horses over when owner away and exercise ride/hack as and when required. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description We are a small yard of 12 horses based in Richmond Park running a member’s riding club. Looking for a full timer working 5 days/week including one weekend day. Hours are 7-4pm Your role will be to carry out the daily yard duties (mucking out, filling haynets, poo picking, sweeping etc) as well as helping clients prepare their horses throughout the day and escort rides. All riders can walk, trot and canter so no beginners and no young children. Candidates should have a good work ethic, be able to follow instructions, use initiative and be competent working alone, have an eye for detail (keeping the yard looking tidy and organised) and be friendly and approachable. We have a lovely community here and the riders must feel welcomed. We have a big variety of horse. There are weekly staff lessons and plenty of riding if appropriate. We’ve got fantastic hacking as well as an arena. This is an exciting and unique yard with plenty happening. Minimum Requirements Candidates should be confident in the saddle in all 3 paces and be able to ride in a consistent outline. Please only apply if you have worked full time with horses previously. Accommodation details Live out position   Benefits Weekly riding lessons Training for BHS staged provided if wanted  
Job Description We are looking for a 100 % reliable, self-employed person to join our team. Weekday afternoons 2.30 – 5.30. The job involves feeding, changing rugs, washing off and picking out feet, Bringing the horses in and out from the field (lots of walking), and spotting lost shoes and injuries. Occasional sole charge (after you’re happy with all the horses) required if I’m at competitions so must be confident and able to think on own initiative.¬† Opportunity to pick up extra hours¬† if wanted covering days off also riding, tack cleaning, grooming and clipping work as extras if wanted once you get to know the owners. Minimum Requirements Freelance capable groom   Accommodation details Live out   Benefits    
Job Description This is a good opportunity for somebody to live, work and breathe the showing world. All duties will be required, from poo picking the paddocks to show preparation. Minimum Requirements Ideally we would like somebody to be able to ride, but that isn’t a deal breaker. To know ground work would be an advantage, but can be taught. Muck out and turn out to the highest standard is a must.   Accommodation details 1 Bedroom self-contained flat   Benefits All utility bills paid for except sky and phone  

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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 Рemployers 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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äúlet‚Äôs get the party started‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs National Apprenticeship Week 8th February – 14th February 2021 ‚Äď 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‚Äôre 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 ‚Äúrefresh‚ÄĚ 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 clich√© (which is a clich√© 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‚Äôs resolutions, but less than 8% will be kept beyond February/March! It‚Äôs 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 ‚Äėnormal‚Äô 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)‚ÄĮ 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 ‚Äúthe biggest ever cash boost‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äėissues of the day‚Äô surrounding attracting, recruiting and retaining staff. With a recruitment industry ‚Äėin crisis,‚Äô 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‚Äôs the age old saying ‚Äėno foot no horse‚Äô 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‚Äôd 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 РThey 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 ‚Äėlet‚Äôs get this over with‚Äô, is also an awful lot more pleasant to have around. The question is‚Ķ 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‚Äôm 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 ‚Äúchoose a career you love and you‚Äôll never work a day in your life‚ÄĚ, 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‚Äôs National Apprenticeship Week 8th February – 14th February 2021 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äėgood grooms‚Äô anymore, or that a ‚Äėgood groom‚Äô 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs faults. This week we ask the question ‚Äď 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 Рno 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôre 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‚Äôs 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 -What employers are looking for.

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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď ¬†THE EQUESTRIAN INDUSTRY DESPERATELY NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Maintaining health and fitness when working with horses

It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs not to love?! Well, quite a lot actually ‚Äď living the¬†dream can soon become very disenchanting‚Ķ 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äúinterview ready‚ÄĚ for this exciting career move. The earning potential that comes with such a role also has its attractions‚Ķread 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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äúit‚Äôs a groom‚Äôs market‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äď invaluable education or slave labour?

Fresh from the clutches of 11 years enforced education, drunk on your own freedom (honestly guv I‚Äôm 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 ‚Äėearn while they learn‚Äô 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‚Äô salary and the general package. You don‚Äôt 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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äúcaring professions‚ÄĚ) 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 ‚Äúofferings‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs largest specialist vehicle training company, training for some of the UK‚Äôs biggest organisations. Becky Parker has done some further research on the nuts and bolts of the subject.¬†You need to read this‚Ķ

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‚Äôs not just their beauty, their power or the thrill of going for a good gallop that keeps you hooked. It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs what makes the job so rewarding. A vital part of a groom‚Äôs 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 ‚Äėquirky‚Äô 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, ‚Äúwhat can I do to get the top end of the salary ranges advertised in your jobs?‚ÄĚ. 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôs start with the simple, effective, inexpensive and possibly life-saving step ‚Äď get a First Aid certificate PLUS get a 10% discount on the course fees via The Grooms List! But beyond financial considerations, let‚Äôs 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‚Ķ.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‚Äôs 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 attract interest and applications to your 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs a passion that can‚Äôt be ignored, resulting in many of us keeping horses, working with horses ‚Äď 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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