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Job Description Equine apprentice available at a large renowned Sports Horse Stud and Training Centre. A unique chance to train at one of the top Sports Horse Studs in the UK with full training for Level 3 Senior Groom apprentice qualification. This is an opportunity to train on a large diverse yard whihc as well as the breeding side has liveries, training clinics and competition horses. A good level of riding would be an advantage but a non rider will be considered.  An excellent chance to get on the career ladder with good prospects within the business for progression. Own horse welcome and a chance to compete for the right applicant. This position is for someone who already has a grounding in all stable management  who wishes to progress in an environment which offers a lot of opportunities. Own horse welcome and chance to compete and take add on qualifications. Apprenticeship wages apply Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Self catering shared accommodation with own room free wifi fully fitted and central heated   Benefits Own horse welcome    
Job job will involve normal yard duties as well as involvement of riding/ exercising the event horses getting horses ready for an event clipping tidying horses up and presenting them to a high standard. Possibility of riding at competitions for right candidate! We have a livery yard so the successful candidate will need to manage the yard if owners are away. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Timber lodge on site   Benefits    
An enthusiastic full time Home Rider/Groom is required at Competition Stables, (show jumping yard) based near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties.  The candidate must be capable of riding out on the flat.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home together with other members of the team.  A full driving licence is essential. Private apartment available and a good salary will be paid to the successful applicant.  
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO ÂŁ450pw + accommodation *Lots of career development opportunities *Own horse welcomed Busy mixed yard – Eventers/riding horses in the summer, yearlings and pre-trainers in the winter is looking for an experienced Groom with an HGV license to drive a 26T lorry to competitions home and abroad on occasions.  The ideal candidate must turnout to a high level and work well within a small, professional team. You should have previous relevant experience and an interest in the disciplines involved. The very best of facilities in a quiet and accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, conscientious and self-motivated individual to work in an exciting environment with a philosophy to train and produce grass roots riders of all ages. The centre has been running since 2007 and has recently built additional facilities with for both horses and clients. Based just outside the capital Doha, this role offers a unique opportunity to be part of a large organisation in an emerging equestrian nation. Job Description Giving Riding lessons to riders of all ages and abilities from all different nationalities in the form of private, semi-private, and group tuition. Giving stable management/ classroom lessons to riding school and Livery clients Exercising/ Schooling of assigned horses Maintenance of all horse equipment and safety equipment To complete administrative work as needed or any other tasks reasonably expected by Operations manager. Weekend and evening work is required Reporting to Senior coach and Operations manager. Minimum Requirements A minimum of BHSPTT/ STAGE 2 COACH or equivalent required for this role.  A resilient personality will be essential for the successful candidate. Previous teaching experience, strong horsemanship skills and success as a professional rider. customer service skills. patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Accommodation details company provided accommodation Benefits Salary in the region of QAR 8500 per month plus benefits and training for further BHS exams. Package will include housing, car allowance and international allowance for flights home. School’s Career Link https://www.alsamriyaestate.com/riding/careers
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Own horse and dog welcome *Travelling to shows *Generous salary package *Accommodation provided *Short term contract which could lead to longer term. A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic equestrian person to accompany and assist a professional equestrian lady in her daily activities on her yard and with her horses. The yard is a successful stud, producing racehorses and show jumpers, from yearlings to Grade A,  ridden by some of the best Jockeys and professional Show Jumpers in the country. Person Friday activities will include driving to appointments and accompanying to shows (including famous shows 🙂), and general yard activities. Your primary responsibility is not horse care, but some grooming duties will be required at times. The yard has 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses, looked after by two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. Accommodation is provided in the employer’s home (a large home with plenty of your own space), and you are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog. You are welcome to stable your horse, if you have one. For a role like this, personality and attitude is more important than experience or qualification. You must have a full, clean driver’s license, be competent in handling big, fit competition horses and all usual yard duties. The role can be temporary or permanent. Soonest start required and an immediate start is available. For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly at The Grooms List on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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 “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit BrandsĂ€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’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Normal daily yard duties mucking out feeding turning in and out, grooming and exercising. We are based on a livery yard so the successful candidate will require to be the point of call when I am not about, they will need to be confident handling young horses and will be required to work on there own and in a team. Riding is not essential lunging and long reining can be an alternative although being able to ride would be an advantage. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions. Turning horses out and grooming at a competition. I have a 7 year old child the odd time you may be required to entertain them ( especially if schools stay shut )   Minimum Requirements Require to keep do the yard duties to a high level and work alone to organise the day around exercising horses and every day duties.   Accommodation details timber lodge accommodation and bills will be worked into the salary package that is offered     Benefits pets / horse a possibility to bring. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions.      
We are currently seeking a Modern Apprentice/SVQ Trainer/Assessor.  The successful candidate will be based at Campus in Cupar, Fife as part of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department within the North Faculty of the college. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of preparing teaching material and assessing Modern Apprenticeship students up to level 6 in Horse Care. The role will require on-site assessment visits across Scotland and a clean driving licence is therefore essential. The role requires the candidate to: Be an active and engaged member of the Equine Team. Have a student-focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment. Preparation of practical activities. Delivering practical tuition and assessments to a high standard. Conducting student assessments in accordance with Awarding Body standards. Maintaining appropriate records of teaching and assessment. Maintaining appropriate records of attendance. Attending internal and external meetings as required. Updating of personal skills and qualifications. Contribute to checking the validity of assessment against the performance criteria being assessed, as part of SRUC’s quality assurance internal moderation processes. Actively engage in quality enhancement and communication strategies and their associated procedures. Actively engage in performance management processes. Develop and maintain links with relevant industry contacts in their curriculum area. Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II). BHS SVQ Assessor. L&D 9Di (Previously A1). WBL assessor (or progress towards these qualifications) You should possess a good knowledge of BHS QA procedure and requirements and a thorough knowledge of equine care and husbandry. You should have appropriate and proven experience in delivery and assessing of work-based learning – including teaching and assessing experience in riding and practical equine husbandry to students from a range of different backgrounds and experience levels. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.  
Job Description I am currently on the look out for a new member of staff to join our Eventing Yard in a new base near Chipping Norton Oxfordshire to start 26th April. A very small team of horses with a strong TB bias. We are essentially an event yard who loves to work with our racing visitors! I’m looking to recruit a more junior member of staff looking to gain experience in the industry. Should should be keen, hard working, dedicated, motivated and passionate about horses. The roles would vary depending on experience but a combination of yard work, riding out to include hacking, fitness work and schooling, lungeing, clipping, turnout to the highest standard, and travel to shows. A very small professional yard with a family feel.   Minimum Requirements To have some yard experience (competition, busy hunting, or racing) and good references   Accommodation details There is some shared onsite accommodation available in a super spacious cottage. Benefits The successful applicant will enjoy plenty of rewarding opportunities for personal and professional development within the job as well as a decent wage in exchange for hard graft, long hours, determination, and dedication!.  
Job Description Show groom, be able to ride and turnout to a high standard, travel to all the shows. At home general yard duties, show prep (trimming, clipping, bathing etc) and riding, must be competent around and riding youngsters. There will be competing for the right person on some of the countries top up and coming show horses. Minimum Requirements Capable with riding and schooling  young horses. High standard of turnout a must   Accommodation details Potentially available for one person with no pets   Benefits Rides in the ring for the right person  
A lovely position to join a small dedicated team on a private dressage yard in Stanmore We are looking for someone who will live on-site in lovely accommodation, works to an extremely high standard and can handle fit horses and is happy to turn their hands to all things equine. Accommodation details 2 bedroom cottage with lounge, bathroom, kitchen and small garden.  All utility bills paid.   Benefits A rare 5 day week!  
Groom required for Professional Dressage Yard. We are looking for a groom to join a friendly team in a live in position at our yard based in the beautiful Henley-on-Thames. Our ideal candidate should have excellent attention to detail, yard experience and be confident in working in a professional environment with horses at varying levels. You don’t need previous Dressage experience, so candidates who’ve worked in other disciplines are welcome to apply. Duties include (but not limited to) yard and stable tasks such as feeding, mucking out, tack cleaning etc. We would prefer someone who is confident and able to hack out. The successful applicant will be provided with their own accommodation (non-shared, on-site flat with all bills paid), 5 1/2 day week, 28 days paid holiday.  Salary negotiable depending on experience.
Job Description Live in housekeeper/groom required for 6 bedroom country house (couple in full time residence). Housekeeping duties in morning to include general cleaning (hoovering, polishing, dusting, washing up, cleaning of windows) washing, ironing and making up of beds. Afternoons to be spent outside. Work outside with two horses, all duties for two days on other staff members day off. Horses are two thoroughbred mares, both well behaved and easy to handle. On three afternoons mucking out and bringing in of horses. Occasional light hacking of the two horses also tack up and groom for owner. Care and walking of owners two dogs, also care of two sheep and chickens. Must be able to help out with other outdoor jobs in remainder of work time (mowing, strimming, leaf collecting, painting/staining etc). Live in preferred (1 bedroom flat provided with job), consider live out. Work hours are 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, with Sunday and Monday off. Late horse checks on Friday and Saturday evening. Two other staff employed full time (gardener and estate steward). Minimum Requirements Previous housekeeping experience. Accommodation details 1 bedroom furnished flat above garage (bedroom, bathroom kitchen and lounge/diner).  All bills paid apart from phone/broadband and TV licence. Benefits Pension after 3 months probation period.  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
🙂 Based Bath/Bristol/Swindon end of Badminton Park 🙂 *Package ÂŁ450PW *Accommodation available (partner welcome/1 bed)  *Dog welcomed *Lots of riding and full access to Badminton Park 🙂 Lovely position for an experienced Groom/Rider who loves the Hunting scene with some showing also done.Turnout to a good standard for hunting field and show ring essential. Lots of riding including some hunting opportunities.  Small but professional team. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730  or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Private dressage yard looking for an experienced groom to join our happy dressage training team. We are looking for someone who has good knowledge and horsemanship skills. The position entails usual yard duties plus competition grooming. You should be confident handling all types of horses of any age with the ability to cater for sensitive horses and young horses. This would be a very rewarding role for someone who enjoys following the progress of the horses. This is not a schooling position but exercise riding and lunging may be required. Team player and sole charge ability vital. Great facilities -Brand New 62m x 25m indoor arena and covered horse walker with all weather and year round turnout. Comfortable, warm, sole occupancy accommodation available. Minimum Requirements Candidates should fit the following criteria: Reliable Motivated with good work ethic Attention to detail Very tidy with common sense Ability to think for yourself` Cheerful, hard working team player. Must drive and have own car. Confident leading fit competition horses. Minimum 5 years experience preferably in a competition yard Accommodation details Sole occupancy Modern 2 bedroom Static Caravan Fully insulated Central heating Gas cooking/hot water Wifi broadband internet Benefits 5 day working week Sole Occupancy accommodation Heating, gas, electric, internet and water included in accommodation package Option to travel to stay away shows    
Job Description Work as part of a team on busy competition (dressage) yard Must be able to work to a high standard and be confident around fit competition horses. All aspects of yard work undertaken to high standard. We are looking for a well organised person to join our team for longterm position.   If applying for International travelling groom position you must have previous experience at this level and must have good organisational skills and be able to carry out all aspects of this role. 5 days per week, rotating weekend days off. 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays. Minimum Requirements Experienced Groom who is used to working to high standards. Or International competition travelling groom   Accommodation details   Accommodation provided. Small but well appointed flat onsite. Benefits Good wage according to Experience, own horse, accommodation,  
Job Description International Event Rider seeks a committed, competent groom for fun Competition Yard in Dorset. This is an exciting opportunity to join this small friendly team looking after a string of horses from Pre-novice to Advanced. Minimum Requirements Some experience in a competition yard would be preferable. Be able to prepare horses to a good standard for competition, ability to groom at one day and international competitions. High standard of horse care. Riding not essential. HGV licence would be an advantage.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits Career development encouraged. Travel and grooming at prestigious events for the right person. Competition wage. Possibility of own horse.  
Job Description Experienced show groom position available. Travel to shows national and in Europe. Minimum Requirements Must be competent in clipping/turn out etc and have good knowledge of care of the horses. I am busy with training so I need someone I can trust in sole charge. Part of a team but with allocated horses   Accommodation details Live in possible but no dogs unfortunately   Benefits Good wage, HGV a bonus or can help you obtain  
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
An enthusiastic full time Home Rider/Groom is required at Competition Stables, (show jumping yard) based near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties.  The candidate must be capable of riding out on the flat.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home together with other members of the team.  A full driving licence is essential. Private apartment available and a good salary will be paid to the successful applicant.  
Fabulous opportunity to work/manage a team of other Grooms to do all usual grooming duties. A wonderful, involved job and a great addition to any CV. This centre is the very 1st Riding Center in Saudi Arabia dating back to 1968. They offer riding in Show Jumping & Polo. They also board horses with full livery services, holding major national and international Showjumping events and Polo sponsored events. They offer a full training programme with Professional Trainers. Ideally, you will have an interest in show jumping although in terms of riding no jumping will be normally required. The successful candidate must have a friendly personality and a professional mindset. You will be required to Groom at some shows (2*)  and to look after & ride 8 horses a day so you will need to be fit and motivated for this role! No teaching required. The centre welcomes visitors of all ages to visit during business hours with excellent facilities: Floodlit Arenas, Cafe, Tack Shop and more Cultural awareness for this part of the world is essential. Covid situation: Applicants will need an up to date job seeker profile and CV. Thorough telephone screening will take place and the job will commence ONLY  when it is safe for you to travel to the region and government guidelines in both countries can be 100% adhered to. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description I am currently on the look out for a new member of staff to join our Eventing Yard in a new base near Chipping Norton Oxfordshire to start 26th April. A very small team of horses with a strong TB bias. We are essentially an event yard who loves to work with our racing visitors! I’m looking to recruit a more junior member of staff looking to gain experience in the industry. Should should be keen, hard working, dedicated, motivated and passionate about horses. The roles would vary depending on experience but a combination of yard work, riding out to include hacking, fitness work and schooling, lungeing, clipping, turnout to the highest standard, and travel to shows. A very small professional yard with a family feel.   Minimum Requirements To have some yard experience (competition, busy hunting, or racing) and good references   Accommodation details There is some shared onsite accommodation available in a super spacious cottage. Benefits The successful applicant will enjoy plenty of rewarding opportunities for personal and professional development within the job as well as a decent wage in exchange for hard graft, long hours, determination, and dedication!.  
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions FĂŒrstenball, 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 MĂŒhlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Stable manager Minimum Requirements Interest in Racing and Eventing and bringing on youngsters Must have lots of experience in treating injuries, wounds etc., Horse box driver, HGV an advantage. Dedication to our yard and horses Accommodation details Brand new 5* accommodation on the yard. Benefits Bonus on wins.  Lessons from top coaches and opportunity to compete if desired  
Job Description Normal daily yard duties mucking out feeding turning in and out, grooming and exercising. We are based on a livery yard so the successful candidate will require to be the point of call when I am not about, they will need to be confident handling young horses and will be required to work on there own and in a team. Riding is not essential lunging and long reining can be an alternative although being able to ride would be an advantage. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions. Turning horses out and grooming at a competition. I have a 7 year old child the odd time you may be required to entertain them ( especially if schools stay shut )   Minimum Requirements Require to keep do the yard duties to a high level and work alone to organise the day around exercising horses and every day duties.   Accommodation details timber lodge accommodation and bills will be worked into the salary package that is offered     Benefits pets / horse a possibility to bring. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions.      
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Fun Environment *Career opportunity & chance to gain masses of experience!!! *Own horse and dog welcome *5-day week *Accommodation available *ÂŁ19kpa neg according to experience with accommodation and bills paid for 🙂 Please note, the will not be a huge amount of riding in the beginning with this role but once the employer is confident that you have a promising and reliable long term association, she will start to bring in horses for you to produce together. Then there will be plenty of riding so you must be a competent rider but also willing to show your competency and reliability first! 🙂 Although there are some liveries, the owner who is also an equestrian coach (individuals and clinics) has a role which will revolve around owners 3 competition horses to begin with: 1x 4* eventer/1x eventer who has just started his career/1 x hunter). Over time, as mentioned, there will also be other young horses to bring on in various disciplines so you need to be a brave, capable and conscientious rider. You will be required to do flatwork, hunt younger horses, as well as work with them on the flat and over jumps for event training. There could be opportunities for competition for the right candidate. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to: All normal yard work, care of horses and maintenance of the premises. Grooming at shows and events, assisting at clinics, assisting with the young horses both handling and riding all integral. Should be capable of sole charge. The client is an accredited coach from whom there is much to learn both on the ground and in the saddle. Client hunts/events and loves to jump. She likes to oversee the bringing on of horses, so ideally needs someone happy to do this and assist – all started carefully and slowly. Do call Caroline and the team for more information or to apply on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Show groom, be able to ride and turnout to a high standard, travel to all the shows. At home general yard duties, show prep (trimming, clipping, bathing etc) and riding, must be competent around and riding youngsters. There will be competing for the right person on some of the countries top up and coming show horses. Minimum Requirements Capable with riding and schooling  young horses. High standard of turnout a must   Accommodation details Potentially available for one person with no pets   Benefits Rides in the ring for the right person  
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Own horse and dog welcome *Travelling to shows *Generous salary package *Accommodation provided *Short term contract which could lead to longer term. A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic equestrian person to accompany and assist a professional equestrian lady in her daily activities on her yard and with her horses. The yard is a successful stud, producing racehorses and show jumpers, from yearlings to Grade A,  ridden by some of the best Jockeys and professional Show Jumpers in the country. Person Friday activities will include driving to appointments and accompanying to shows (including famous shows 🙂), and general yard activities. Your primary responsibility is not horse care, but some grooming duties will be required at times. The yard has 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses, looked after by two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. Accommodation is provided in the employer’s home (a large home with plenty of your own space), and you are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog. You are welcome to stable your horse, if you have one. For a role like this, personality and attitude is more important than experience or qualification. You must have a full, clean driver’s license, be competent in handling big, fit competition horses and all usual yard duties. The role can be temporary or permanent. Soonest start required and an immediate start is available. For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly at The Grooms List on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Head Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 3 horses in work and 3 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. You would need to be someone who takes real pride in yard and horse management and turnout. Knowledge of equine first aid/an eye for any injury/ailments etc. of course very desirable. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
*Accommodation available or live out *Dog and own horse welcomed *5 or 6 day week available to suit *Package negotiable according to experience Job Description 100% reliable, hardworking and competent individual required to join a small team managing a yard of 18 private full livery clients and young sports horses. Experience of a professional yard preferred but not necessary. To undertake all normal yard duties on a daily basis, with the ability to manage the overall running of the yard when required. Set hours of 8 – 5.30 and a set routine including daily turnout for all horses. A relaxed atmosphere based in the heart of a private country estate. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of stable management, horse health and safety and equine first aid. Pride in the yard and a keen eye for detail when caring for each individual horse are of upmost importance. The yard must be maintained to the highest standards at all times – an organised, clean and tidy personality is important! Occasional riding if desired. A lovely group of people and horses in a beautiful setting. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Possible accommodation ranging from a static caravan to estate cottage depending on individual’s own circumstances and desires.   Benefits Set hours and routine. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with low pressue. Contract, payroll and pension facilities already in place. Private country estate location. Own horse a possibility for the right person with access to all facilities. Well behaved dogs welcome.    
  *Package IRO ÂŁ38-40K pa negotiable *Accommodation available (suitable for a single person, a couple and or a family *Well behaved dog considered *Horse considered Private family Yard looking for a cheerful VERY experienced Manager. You will have ideally 4/5 years of Yard management under your belt gained on a Stud/Race /eventing and  or hunting yard. You must have had some hunting and/or eventing experience on your CV Whilst someone who can ride is important, you must not need to ride, as this is not a priority for this position. This is currently covered by the team you would be managing. Suitable applicants will be prepared to muck in and out with the team and deliver top standards of horse husbandry and turnout etc. but yard organisation and making sure everything runs smoothly is the priority. You will be required to ‘caretake’ the owners’ interests in horses he has off-site at various race/event yards You will be adept at managing the balance of horse & yard care with managing a team, liaising with the owner and his family and all the equine support personnel required to maintain professional standards, (visiting Riders, Vets, Farriers etc). Organisational and logistical skills, efficiency and good timekeeping is essential Administration is an important aspect of the role so some basic IT and admin skills required along with demonstrable experience of this function. Whilst the Manager will be expected to run a tight ship to professional standards, they should be friendly and approachable to all, even under pressure. This is a private, family yard that enjoys their equestrian pursuits and the fun that comes with that, but expectations are high and to a professional level and a super organised person is what they need. The family have teenage daughters who are novice eventers and you will be expected to accompany them to their events in the season and the owners event/hunt and have interests in other disciplines elsewhere additionally. The family also have professional riders who school, compete their top event horses so no schooling required but you will need to be able to liaise credibly with these professionals. HGV lorry driver ideal, but not essential Very smart yard, estate location with the very best of facilities & no road riding required. * DBS check *Recent strong references * ID & qualifications checks are essential pre-employment checks with this role as part of the recruitment process Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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 “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit BrandsĂ€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’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
🙂 Based Bath/Bristol/Swindon end of Badminton Park 🙂 *Package ÂŁ450PW *Accommodation available (partner welcome/1 bed)  *Dog welcomed *Lots of riding and full access to Badminton Park 🙂 Lovely position for an experienced Groom/Rider who loves the Hunting scene with some showing also done.Turnout to a good standard for hunting field and show ring essential. Lots of riding including some hunting opportunities.  Small but professional team. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730  or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description: Groom   Minimum Requirements: A knowledge of horses and some experience of handling them, although not necessarily on a professional yard as training will be given.     Accommodation details: Purpose built one bedroom flat for single occupancy, all bills included.     Benefits: Full contract with holiday pay and pension.    
Job Description International Event Rider seeks a committed, competent groom for fun Competition Yard in Dorset. This is an exciting opportunity to join this small friendly team looking after a string of horses from Pre-novice to Advanced. Minimum Requirements Some experience in a competition yard would be preferable. Be able to prepare horses to a good standard for competition, ability to groom at one day and international competitions. High standard of horse care. Riding not essential. HGV licence would be an advantage.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits Career development encouraged. Travel and grooming at prestigious events for the right person. Competition wage. Possibility of own horse.  
Job Description Live in housekeeper/groom required for 6 bedroom country house (couple in full time residence). Housekeeping duties in morning to include general cleaning (hoovering, polishing, dusting, washing up, cleaning of windows) washing, ironing and making up of beds. Afternoons to be spent outside. Work outside with two horses, all duties for two days on other staff members day off. Horses are two thoroughbred mares, both well behaved and easy to handle. On three afternoons mucking out and bringing in of horses. Occasional light hacking of the two horses also tack up and groom for owner. Care and walking of owners two dogs, also care of two sheep and chickens. Must be able to help out with other outdoor jobs in remainder of work time (mowing, strimming, leaf collecting, painting/staining etc). Live in preferred (1 bedroom flat provided with job), consider live out. Work hours are 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, with Sunday and Monday off. Late horse checks on Friday and Saturday evening. Two other staff employed full time (gardener and estate steward). Minimum Requirements Previous housekeeping experience. Accommodation details 1 bedroom furnished flat above garage (bedroom, bathroom kitchen and lounge/diner).  All bills paid apart from phone/broadband and TV licence. Benefits Pension after 3 months probation period.  
*Fun Environment *Career opportunity & chance to gain masses of experience!!! *Own horse and dog welcome *5-day week *Accommodation available *ÂŁ19kpa neg according to experience with accommodation and bills paid for 🙂 Please note, the will not be a huge amount of riding in the beginning with this role but once the employer is confident that you have a promising and reliable long term association, she will start to bring in horses for you to produce together. Then there will be plenty of riding so you must be a competent rider but also willing to show your competency and reliability first! 🙂 Although there are some liveries, the owner who is also an equestrian coach (individuals and clinics) has a role which will revolve around owners 3 competition horses to begin with: 1x 4* eventer/1x eventer who has just started his career/1 x hunter). Over time, as mentioned, there will also be other young horses to bring on in various disciplines so you need to be a brave, capable and conscientious rider. You will be required to do flatwork, hunt younger horses, as well as work with them on the flat and over jumps for event training. There could be opportunities for competition for the right candidate. Main responsibilities include but are not limited to: All normal yard work, care of horses and maintenance of the premises. Grooming at shows and events, assisting at clinics, assisting with the young horses both handling and riding all integral. Should be capable of sole charge. The client is an accredited coach from whom there is much to learn both on the ground and in the saddle. Client hunts/events and loves to jump. She likes to oversee the bringing on of horses, so ideally needs someone happy to do this and assist – all started carefully and slowly. Do call Caroline and the team for more information or to apply on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Own horse and dog welcome *Travelling to shows *Generous salary package *Accommodation provided *Short term contract which could lead to longer term. A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic equestrian person to accompany and assist a professional equestrian lady in her daily activities on her yard and with her horses. The yard is a successful stud, producing racehorses and show jumpers, from yearlings to Grade A,  ridden by some of the best Jockeys and professional Show Jumpers in the country. Person Friday activities will include driving to appointments and accompanying to shows (including famous shows 🙂), and general yard activities. Your primary responsibility is not horse care, but some grooming duties will be required at times. The yard has 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses, looked after by two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. Accommodation is provided in the employer’s home (a large home with plenty of your own space), and you are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog. You are welcome to stable your horse, if you have one. For a role like this, personality and attitude is more important than experience or qualification. You must have a full, clean driver’s license, be competent in handling big, fit competition horses and all usual yard duties. The role can be temporary or permanent. Soonest start required and an immediate start is available. For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly at The Grooms List on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.
Job Description *Willing to consider competitive rates *Well behaved dog welcomed   Small private family yard looking for a self-employed, experienced HGV competition groom for their pre-agreed Showjumping outings with a 17-year-old girl. Must have previous relevant experience and references required. Minimum Requirements Experience at driving and managing competition horses at shows.         Benefits    
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. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
*Salary negotiable *Pets welcomed This temporary role is for an experienced full-time Groom/Rider on a small private Dressage, Eventing/Teamchasing/Hunting Yard on an idyllic family-run estate in the Shropshire/Herefordshire border, close to Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Worcester. The yard is home to 11 horses: 2 at pre-novice 1 intermediate eventer, (now retired to hunting). 2 Novice eventers, (now retired to hunting and team chasing and competing in unaffiliated/BD dressage at elementary level) 1 Novice eventer (now retired to hacking) 1 In foal mare 1 Good quality 3 year old, who needs handling this year, but will be sent away to be broken when the time comes. 1 Polo pony (currently with son at University). Not at all vital, but would be an asset to have someone who knows a little about Polo and there is the opportunity to have lessons. 2 Pensioners The job involves some sole charge (additional part time help with yard duties in the morning), organising horses work schedule, schooling to a decent level, hacking, ideally able to jump competently, and turning out for shows to a high standard. Organising two other members of staff, liaising with farrier and vets, ordering feed and bedding, overseeing the tack and general yard duties. Previous experience, good knowledge of equine first aid, and own transport essential. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Private dressage yard looking for an experienced groom to join our happy dressage training team. We are looking for someone who has good knowledge and horsemanship skills. The position entails usual yard duties plus competition grooming. You should be confident handling all types of horses of any age with the ability to cater for sensitive horses and young horses. This would be a very rewarding role for someone who enjoys following the progress of the horses. This is not a schooling position but exercise riding and lunging may be required. Team player and sole charge ability vital. Great facilities -Brand New 62m x 25m indoor arena and covered horse walker with all weather and year round turnout. Comfortable, warm, sole occupancy accommodation available. Minimum Requirements Candidates should fit the following criteria: Reliable Motivated with good work ethic Attention to detail Very tidy with common sense Ability to think for yourself` Cheerful, hard working team player. Must drive and have own car. Confident leading fit competition horses. Minimum 5 years experience preferably in a competition yard Accommodation details Sole occupancy Modern 2 bedroom Static Caravan Fully insulated Central heating Gas cooking/hot water Wifi broadband internet Benefits 5 day working week Sole Occupancy accommodation Heating, gas, electric, internet and water included in accommodation package Option to travel to stay away shows    
An enthusiastic full time Home Rider/Groom is required at Competition Stables, (show jumping yard) based near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties.  The candidate must be capable of riding out on the flat.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home together with other members of the team.  A full driving licence is essential. Private apartment available and a good salary will be paid to the successful applicant.  
Job Description Minimum Requirements We are an international sport- and dealing stable and we are looking for an experienced person for 4 FEI Level dressage horses, who is able to turn out a high standard, self reliant always thinking one step ahead. We are a friendly and competitive team, looking for the same person to join us. One of the nicest yards in Switzerland with absolutely privacy! The job includes all stable duties, mucking out, stable cleaning work, laundry etc. Experience is required with grooming horses, clipping, bandaging, lunging, flatwork, hacking, handling stallions, bringing horses in the field, walker or paddock. Accommodation details Very nice one-room-apartment with own kitchen and bathroom.   Benefits Employment contract and work permit for Switzerland including social insturances.  
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the NeustĂ€dter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Experienced show groom position available. Travel to shows national and in Europe. Minimum Requirements Must be competent in clipping/turn out etc and have good knowledge of care of the horses. I am busy with training so I need someone I can trust in sole charge. Part of a team but with allocated horses   Accommodation details Live in possible but no dogs unfortunately   Benefits Good wage, HGV a bonus or can help you obtain  
Job Description Stable manager Minimum Requirements Interest in Racing and Eventing and bringing on youngsters Must have lots of experience in treating injuries, wounds etc., Horse box driver, HGV an advantage. Dedication to our yard and horses Accommodation details Brand new 5* accommodation on the yard. Benefits Bonus on wins.  Lessons from top coaches and opportunity to compete if desired  
Job Description Role will include riding at BE and BS shows you must have a strong competition record ideally or the ability to compete to a high level for someone who has not had the chance due to not having the right horse or the financial backing. Our competition horses have all been out affiliated to varying levels and need a rider to continue their progression. We want you to gain good understanding of all the horses to maximise their potential and understand their individual personalities and abilities and be able to tailor their management and programs. 5.5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the weekends. 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. We have some very well bred, exciting youngsters for the future that will require backing 2021. Friendly staff and clients, we are a busy yard and can be stressful at times but hugely rewarding for the right person. Minimum Requirements HGV 7.5t licence is essential. Minimum 21yrs old   Accommodation details Live in available   Benefits Fantastic opportunity and package for the right person with many incentives including lessons and training.  
Job Description Small private team. 1 rider with 4-5 horses. Previous CSI experience preferred. Must be comfortable with sole charge. Job includes travel to EU for competitions as well as periods of “home time” – care and priority must be to the horses. Minimum Requirements CSI experience HGV preferred   Accommodation details Can provide accommodation or private apartment as preferred. Benefits Days off, considerate schedule, good wage (according to experience), exceptional living. Good horses, nice team. Opportunity to travel abroad to good shows.  
We are currently seeking a Modern Apprentice/SVQ Trainer/Assessor.  The successful candidate will be based at Campus in Cupar, Fife as part of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department within the North Faculty of the college. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of preparing teaching material and assessing Modern Apprenticeship students up to level 6 in Horse Care. The role will require on-site assessment visits across Scotland and a clean driving licence is therefore essential. The role requires the candidate to: Be an active and engaged member of the Equine Team. Have a student-focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment. Preparation of practical activities. Delivering practical tuition and assessments to a high standard. Conducting student assessments in accordance with Awarding Body standards. Maintaining appropriate records of teaching and assessment. Maintaining appropriate records of attendance. Attending internal and external meetings as required. Updating of personal skills and qualifications. Contribute to checking the validity of assessment against the performance criteria being assessed, as part of SRUC’s quality assurance internal moderation processes. Actively engage in quality enhancement and communication strategies and their associated procedures. Actively engage in performance management processes. Develop and maintain links with relevant industry contacts in their curriculum area. Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II). BHS SVQ Assessor. L&D 9Di (Previously A1). WBL assessor (or progress towards these qualifications) You should possess a good knowledge of BHS QA procedure and requirements and a thorough knowledge of equine care and husbandry. You should have appropriate and proven experience in delivery and assessing of work-based learning – including teaching and assessing experience in riding and practical equine husbandry to students from a range of different backgrounds and experience levels. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.  
*Salary iro ÂŁ25k and accommodation/bills *Lots of riding *Short term contract or permanent position Private Polo Yard and Stud Farm based within 60 Acres is looking for a second person to add to the Team. This is a yard that breeds, trains and competes Polo ponies to a high level. Applicants MUST have experience in the following areas : Handling broodmares, foals & stallions Some assisting with foaling Backing and breaking a bonus(experience ideal not necessary) Clipping, trimming, grooming etc to a very high standard. Competent rider ability to start polo ponies and school on plus able to hack out fit horses and youngsters, and to do fast work and assist with breaking and backing of homebred youngstock. 7.5t lorry driver a must to transport horses to matches etc Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. Super working environment, and excellent facilities. This is a relatively new set up and you will have a fab opportunity to be involved with this exciting new development of this up and coming facility. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Looking for one more groom to join the team at our polo club. No polo experience needed but confident rider and handler of fit horses a must. Accommodation, food and good wage provided. No flights or visa so must have British residency Minimum Requirements Riding, handling and cleanliness   Accommodation details Clean efficient accommodation provided   Benefits Food and drink  
  *Package IRO ÂŁ38-40K pa negotiable *Accommodation available (suitable for a single person, a couple and or a family *Well behaved dog considered *Horse considered Private family Yard looking for a cheerful VERY experienced Manager. You will have ideally 4/5 years of Yard management under your belt gained on a Stud/Race /eventing and  or hunting yard. You must have had some hunting and/or eventing experience on your CV Whilst someone who can ride is important, you must not need to ride, as this is not a priority for this position. This is currently covered by the team you would be managing. Suitable applicants will be prepared to muck in and out with the team and deliver top standards of horse husbandry and turnout etc. but yard organisation and making sure everything runs smoothly is the priority. You will be required to ‘caretake’ the owners’ interests in horses he has off-site at various race/event yards You will be adept at managing the balance of horse & yard care with managing a team, liaising with the owner and his family and all the equine support personnel required to maintain professional standards, (visiting Riders, Vets, Farriers etc). Organisational and logistical skills, efficiency and good timekeeping is essential Administration is an important aspect of the role so some basic IT and admin skills required along with demonstrable experience of this function. Whilst the Manager will be expected to run a tight ship to professional standards, they should be friendly and approachable to all, even under pressure. This is a private, family yard that enjoys their equestrian pursuits and the fun that comes with that, but expectations are high and to a professional level and a super organised person is what they need. The family have teenage daughters who are novice eventers and you will be expected to accompany them to their events in the season and the owners event/hunt and have interests in other disciplines elsewhere additionally. The family also have professional riders who school, compete their top event horses so no schooling required but you will need to be able to liaise credibly with these professionals. HGV lorry driver ideal, but not essential Very smart yard, estate location with the very best of facilities & no road riding required. * DBS check *Recent strong references * ID & qualifications checks are essential pre-employment checks with this role as part of the recruitment process Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
Job Description *Willing to consider competitive rates *Well behaved dog welcomed   Small private family yard looking for a self-employed, experienced HGV competition groom for their pre-agreed Showjumping outings with a 17-year-old girl. Must have previous relevant experience and references required. Minimum Requirements Experience at driving and managing competition horses at shows.         Benefits    
Job Description Experienced groom required for a family yard in Worcestershire. Seeking a professional, motivated individual (minimum BHSAI) to be solely responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the yard, as well as caring for some small farm animals. You will be responsible for – Ensuring exceptional levels of animal welfare and management are met and maintained Maintaining an efficient, clean and tidy workspace Taking the lead in all aspects of Health and Safety requirements, and ensuring yard rules are met and adhered to Efficient diary planning, including the booking in and assisting with routine vet, dentist, farrier and industry professionals Managing and overseeing part-time members of staff Maintaining clear channels of communication within the team, outside professionals and employers Liaising with the Estate team and operating within the Organic status of the farm Duties include – Mucking out and all yard duties Clipping Trimming Tacking up/untacking – an understanding of Western riding is desirable Tack cleaning Lunging Trailer licence highly desirable.   Minimum Requirements BHSAI   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description I am currently on the look out for a new member of staff to join our Eventing Yard in a new base near Chipping Norton Oxfordshire to start 26th April. A very small team of horses with a strong TB bias. We are essentially an event yard who loves to work with our racing visitors! I’m looking to recruit a more junior member of staff looking to gain experience in the industry. Should should be keen, hard working, dedicated, motivated and passionate about horses. The roles would vary depending on experience but a combination of yard work, riding out to include hacking, fitness work and schooling, lungeing, clipping, turnout to the highest standard, and travel to shows. A very small professional yard with a family feel.   Minimum Requirements To have some yard experience (competition, busy hunting, or racing) and good references   Accommodation details There is some shared onsite accommodation available in a super spacious cottage. Benefits The successful applicant will enjoy plenty of rewarding opportunities for personal and professional development within the job as well as a decent wage in exchange for hard graft, long hours, determination, and dedication!.  
🙂 Based Bath/Bristol/Swindon end of Badminton Park 🙂 *Package ÂŁ450PW *Accommodation available (partner welcome/1 bed)  *Dog welcomed *Lots of riding and full access to Badminton Park 🙂 Lovely position for an experienced Groom/Rider who loves the Hunting scene with some showing also done.Turnout to a good standard for hunting field and show ring essential. Lots of riding including some hunting opportunities.  Small but professional team. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730  or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Groom required for Professional Dressage Yard. We are looking for a groom to join a friendly team in a live in position at our yard based in the beautiful Henley-on-Thames. Our ideal candidate should have excellent attention to detail, yard experience and be confident in working in a professional environment with horses at varying levels. You don’t need previous Dressage experience, so candidates who’ve worked in other disciplines are welcome to apply. Duties include (but not limited to) yard and stable tasks such as feeding, mucking out, tack cleaning etc. We would prefer someone who is confident and able to hack out. The successful applicant will be provided with their own accommodation (non-shared, on-site flat with all bills paid), 5 1/2 day week, 28 days paid holiday.  Salary negotiable depending on experience.
*ÂŁ20k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: The IOM Government has now imposed a 21 day circuit-breaker lockdown. This equestrian centre is temporarily closed to the public and only certain categories of persons are allowed entry to the Island which doesn’t even necessarily include returning residents. All interviews will be conducted once restrictions are lifted. 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 special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Own horse and dog welcome *Travelling to shows *Generous salary package *Accommodation provided *Short term contract which could lead to longer term. A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic equestrian person to accompany and assist a professional equestrian lady in her daily activities on her yard and with her horses. The yard is a successful stud, producing racehorses and show jumpers, from yearlings to Grade A,  ridden by some of the best Jockeys and professional Show Jumpers in the country. Person Friday activities will include driving to appointments and accompanying to shows (including famous shows 🙂), and general yard activities. Your primary responsibility is not horse care, but some grooming duties will be required at times. The yard has 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses, looked after by two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. Accommodation is provided in the employer’s home (a large home with plenty of your own space), and you are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog. You are welcome to stable your horse, if you have one. For a role like this, personality and attitude is more important than experience or qualification. You must have a full, clean driver’s license, be competent in handling big, fit competition horses and all usual yard duties. The role can be temporary or permanent. Soonest start required and an immediate start is available. For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly at The Grooms List on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.
Job Description Polo Groom for Season 2021. Minimum Requirements MUST RIDE WELL, polo experience not essential but helpful.   Accommodation details Mobile Home or shared Cottage on Site.   Benefits   Chance to learn new skills, be part of a fun team.
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. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Work as part of a team on busy competition (dressage) yard Must be able to work to a high standard and be confident around fit competition horses. All aspects of yard work undertaken to high standard. We are looking for a well organised person to join our team for longterm position.   If applying for International travelling groom position you must have previous experience at this level and must have good organisational skills and be able to carry out all aspects of this role. 5 days per week, rotating weekend days off. 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays. Minimum Requirements Experienced Groom who is used to working to high standards. Or International competition travelling groom   Accommodation details   Accommodation provided. Small but well appointed flat onsite. Benefits Good wage according to Experience, own horse, accommodation,  
Job Description Sole charge of a small private hunting yard with maximum 4/5 horses in work at any time and 1 retired mare. Most of our previous staff have stayed for at least 4 years. 4 or max 5 day week during Summer 6 day per week during Winter 32 days holidays including Bank Holidays Minimum Requirements Ability to look after horses without daily supervision Turn out to high standard – plait/clip/pull manes etc Competent rider and knowledge of how to get horses hunting fit Driving licence for both car and trailer and willing to drive small 2 man horsebox Own transport Good communicator – so can organise food and bedding deliveries/vet/blacksmith/equine dentist/physio etc direct Willing to house sit when owners are away Accommodation details 2 BED HOUSE IN VILLAGE – 1 MILE AWAY Benefits PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER AFTER 2 YEARS FREE HUNTING MINIMUM OF 3 TIMES A SEASON  
Job Description We are a small family run showing yard, which due to what’s happening in the world at the moment, we are particularly quiet, but wishing for a busier 2021, fingers crossed. We have M&M’s, stallions and geldings, which either do flat classes or working hunter classes, to which we have to travel the country as we only compete at the highest level.   Minimum Requirements All duties  are required, from poo picking, to breaking and schooling. Experience in turn out and in the show world would be beneficial. There will be a lot of times at the moment of working on your own, but this is because of the current situation at the moment.     Accommodation detail.     Benefits This is a small family run yard, to which we would like you to become part of our family and team.    
Fabulous opportunity to work/manage a team of other Grooms to do all usual grooming duties. A wonderful, involved job and a great addition to any CV. This centre is the very 1st Riding Center in Saudi Arabia dating back to 1968. They offer riding in Show Jumping & Polo. They also board horses with full livery services, holding major national and international Showjumping events and Polo sponsored events. They offer a full training programme with Professional Trainers. Ideally, you will have an interest in show jumping although in terms of riding no jumping will be normally required. The successful candidate must have a friendly personality and a professional mindset. You will be required to Groom at some shows (2*)  and to look after & ride 8 horses a day so you will need to be fit and motivated for this role! No teaching required. The centre welcomes visitors of all ages to visit during business hours with excellent facilities: Floodlit Arenas, Cafe, Tack Shop and more Cultural awareness for this part of the world is essential. Covid situation: Applicants will need an up to date job seeker profile and CV. Thorough telephone screening will take place and the job will commence ONLY  when it is safe for you to travel to the region and government guidelines in both countries can be 100% adhered to. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Minimum Requirements We are an international sport- and dealing stable and we are looking for an experienced person for 4 FEI Level dressage horses, who is able to turn out a high standard, self reliant always thinking one step ahead. We are a friendly and competitive team, looking for the same person to join us. One of the nicest yards in Switzerland with absolutely privacy! The job includes all stable duties, mucking out, stable cleaning work, laundry etc. Experience is required with grooming horses, clipping, bandaging, lunging, flatwork, hacking, handling stallions, bringing horses in the field, walker or paddock. Accommodation details Very nice one-room-apartment with own kitchen and bathroom.   Benefits Employment contract and work permit for Switzerland including social insturances.  
Job Description Based in Slovenia, we are looking for a motivated groom to join our dynamic team, must be able to do all the clipping plaiting, and preparing on competitions, and also be able to prepare our horses at home. We have some young horses and some more experienced once, both in Eventing and jumping. We participate on many prestigious Eventing competitions up to 4* all over Europe Minimum Requirements Experience on international competitions, experience in Eventing, HGV licence   Accommodation details Until our stables are built, we organised a small hotel nearby with breakfast included 5 days a week, and warm meals in the evening 5 times a week, rooms are individual, and cleaned, washing of clothes obviously available. Once our accommodations are ready, our employees will be benefit from spacious apartments of studios, freshly built, calm area, and on site. Benefits Availability to learn eventing, jumping, dressage. Possibility to train and bring your own horse,  
Job Description: Groom   Minimum Requirements: A knowledge of horses and some experience of handling them, although not necessarily on a professional yard as training will be given.     Accommodation details: Purpose built one bedroom flat for single occupancy, all bills included.     Benefits: Full contract with holiday pay and pension.    
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Head Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 3 horses in work and 3 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. You would need to be someone who takes real pride in yard and horse management and turnout. Knowledge of equine first aid/an eye for any injury/ailments etc. of course very desirable. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*ÂŁ360 – ÂŁ450 per week depending on experience and qualifications *Accommodation with bills paid Short Term (Temporary) Groom/Rider required to join the team at an international event yard in Wiltshire. You will need to work well within a team but also be able to take sole charge at times when needed. The role entails all usual yard duties, including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, physiotherapy and nutritionists and other professionals etc. Use of therapy tools, magnetic/vibrating floors, solariums, specialist rugs, as well as regular training from physiotherapist on stretching and in-hand work. You will need to be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit, quality event horses. Exercise riding is required. Very nice accommodation is provided, with a shared kitchen and lounge with en-suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Equine apprentice available at a large renowned Sports Horse Stud and Training Centre. A unique chance to train at one of the top Sports Horse Studs in the UK with full training for Level 3 Senior Groom apprentice qualification. This is an opportunity to train on a large diverse yard whihc as well as the breeding side has liveries, training clinics and competition horses. A good level of riding would be an advantage but a non rider will be considered.  An excellent chance to get on the career ladder with good prospects within the business for progression. Own horse welcome and a chance to compete for the right applicant. This position is for someone who already has a grounding in all stable management  who wishes to progress in an environment which offers a lot of opportunities. Own horse welcome and chance to compete and take add on qualifications. Apprenticeship wages apply Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Self catering shared accommodation with own room free wifi fully fitted and central heated   Benefits Own horse welcome    
An enthusiastic full time Home Rider/Groom is required at Competition Stables, (show jumping yard) based near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties.  The candidate must be capable of riding out on the flat.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home together with other members of the team.  A full driving licence is essential. Private apartment available and a good salary will be paid to the successful applicant.  
*ÂŁ360 – ÂŁ450 per week depending on experience and qualifications *Accommodation with bills paid Short Term (Temporary) Groom/Rider required to join the team at an international event yard in Wiltshire. You will need to work well within a team but also be able to take sole charge at times when needed. The role entails all usual yard duties, including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, physiotherapy and nutritionists and other professionals etc. Use of therapy tools, magnetic/vibrating floors, solariums, specialist rugs, as well as regular training from physiotherapist on stretching and in-hand work. You will need to be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit, quality event horses. Exercise riding is required. Very nice accommodation is provided, with a shared kitchen and lounge with en-suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary iro ÂŁ25k and accommodation/bills *Lots of riding *Short term contract or permanent position Private Polo Yard and Stud Farm based within 60 Acres is looking for a second person to add to the Team. This is a yard that breeds, trains and competes Polo ponies to a high level. Applicants MUST have experience in the following areas : Handling broodmares, foals & stallions Some assisting with foaling Backing and breaking a bonus(experience ideal not necessary) Clipping, trimming, grooming etc to a very high standard. Competent rider ability to start polo ponies and school on plus able to hack out fit horses and youngsters, and to do fast work and assist with breaking and backing of homebred youngstock. 7.5t lorry driver a must to transport horses to matches etc Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. Super working environment, and excellent facilities. This is a relatively new set up and you will have a fab opportunity to be involved with this exciting new development of this up and coming facility. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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 “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit BrandsĂ€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’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Normal daily yard duties mucking out feeding turning in and out, grooming and exercising. We are based on a livery yard so the successful candidate will require to be the point of call when I am not about, they will need to be confident handling young horses and will be required to work on there own and in a team. Riding is not essential lunging and long reining can be an alternative although being able to ride would be an advantage. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions. Turning horses out and grooming at a competition. I have a 7 year old child the odd time you may be required to entertain them ( especially if schools stay shut )   Minimum Requirements Require to keep do the yard duties to a high level and work alone to organise the day around exercising horses and every day duties.   Accommodation details timber lodge accommodation and bills will be worked into the salary package that is offered     Benefits pets / horse a possibility to bring. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions.      
Job Description *Willing to consider competitive rates *Well behaved dog welcomed   Small private family yard looking for a self-employed, experienced HGV competition groom for their pre-agreed Showjumping outings with a 17-year-old girl. Must have previous relevant experience and references required. Minimum Requirements Experience at driving and managing competition horses at shows.         Benefits    
*ÂŁ20k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: The IOM Government has now imposed a 21 day circuit-breaker lockdown. This equestrian centre is temporarily closed to the public and only certain categories of persons are allowed entry to the Island which doesn’t even necessarily include returning residents. All interviews will be conducted once restrictions are lifted. 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 special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Sole charge of a small private hunting yard with maximum 4/5 horses in work at any time and 1 retired mare. Most of our previous staff have stayed for at least 4 years. 4 or max 5 day week during Summer 6 day per week during Winter 32 days holidays including Bank Holidays Minimum Requirements Ability to look after horses without daily supervision Turn out to high standard – plait/clip/pull manes etc Competent rider and knowledge of how to get horses hunting fit Driving licence for both car and trailer and willing to drive small 2 man horsebox Own transport Good communicator – so can organise food and bedding deliveries/vet/blacksmith/equine dentist/physio etc direct Willing to house sit when owners are away Accommodation details 2 BED HOUSE IN VILLAGE – 1 MILE AWAY Benefits PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER AFTER 2 YEARS FREE HUNTING MINIMUM OF 3 TIMES A SEASON  
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
Job Description Polo Groom for Season 2021. Minimum Requirements MUST RIDE WELL, polo experience not essential but helpful.   Accommodation details Mobile Home or shared Cottage on Site.   Benefits   Chance to learn new skills, be part of a fun team.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop a newly refurbished full livery yard in Essex.  Facilities currently include a 12 block American Barn with a new 20m x 40m arena.  Working alongside the property owner, the successful candidate will create a top level yard and facilities where the well-being of the horses in their care will be at the forefront of everything they do. We are a friendly and collegiate yard with a “pull together” attitude to help and support our new yard manager while they settle in.  We are looking for someone to undertake management of the yard to a high standard and be reliable, experienced and confident in handling a variety of horses with different needs and personalities. You will be in sole charge of the horses in your care and be responsible for every aspect of the management of the facilities. A fantastic opportunity for someone ready to step up to the next stage in their career and to build a reputation in the locality. You will require broad equestrian knowledge and practical ability, including the management and handling of horses, equine health, feeding, fitness, grassland management and the highest level of turnout.  You will have the welfare and safety of the horses and yourself at the forefront of everything you do and in addition, you must be responsible, committed to working with horses and have strong communication skills. Minimum Requirements You should ideally have a BHS Groom Pathway Level 4 Senior Manager or equivalent qualification or experience.   Accommodation details Accommodation is available in a new fully equipped flat on the yard if required under a separate arrangement.   Benefits 20 Days Holiday  
A lovely position to join a small dedicated team on a private dressage yard in Stanmore We are looking for someone who will live on-site in lovely accommodation, works to an extremely high standard and can handle fit horses and is happy to turn their hands to all things equine. Accommodation details 2 bedroom cottage with lounge, bathroom, kitchen and small garden.  All utility bills paid.   Benefits A rare 5 day week!  
Job job will involve normal yard duties as well as involvement of riding/ exercising the event horses getting horses ready for an event clipping tidying horses up and presenting them to a high standard. Possibility of riding at competitions for right candidate! We have a livery yard so the successful candidate will need to manage the yard if owners are away. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Timber lodge on site   Benefits    
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO ÂŁ450pw + accommodation *Lots of career development opportunities *Own horse welcomed Busy mixed yard – Eventers/riding horses in the summer, yearlings and pre-trainers in the winter is looking for an experienced Groom with an HGV license to drive a 26T lorry to competitions home and abroad on occasions.  The ideal candidate must turnout to a high level and work well within a small, professional team. You should have previous relevant experience and an interest in the disciplines involved. The very best of facilities in a quiet and accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Head Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 3 horses in work and 3 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. You would need to be someone who takes real pride in yard and horse management and turnout. Knowledge of equine first aid/an eye for any injury/ailments etc. of course very desirable. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Small private team. 1 rider with 4-5 horses. Previous CSI experience preferred. Must be comfortable with sole charge. Job includes travel to EU for competitions as well as periods of “home time” – care and priority must be to the horses. Minimum Requirements CSI experience HGV preferred   Accommodation details Can provide accommodation or private apartment as preferred. Benefits Days off, considerate schedule, good wage (according to experience), exceptional living. Good horses, nice team. Opportunity to travel abroad to good shows.  
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Own horse and dog welcome *Travelling to shows *Generous salary package *Accommodation provided *Short term contract which could lead to longer term. A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic equestrian person to accompany and assist a professional equestrian lady in her daily activities on her yard and with her horses. The yard is a successful stud, producing racehorses and show jumpers, from yearlings to Grade A,  ridden by some of the best Jockeys and professional Show Jumpers in the country. Person Friday activities will include driving to appointments and accompanying to shows (including famous shows 🙂), and general yard activities. Your primary responsibility is not horse care, but some grooming duties will be required at times. The yard has 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses, looked after by two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. Accommodation is provided in the employer’s home (a large home with plenty of your own space), and you are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog. You are welcome to stable your horse, if you have one. For a role like this, personality and attitude is more important than experience or qualification. You must have a full, clean driver’s license, be competent in handling big, fit competition horses and all usual yard duties. The role can be temporary or permanent. Soonest start required and an immediate start is available. For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly at The Grooms List on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.
  *Package IRO ÂŁ38-40K pa negotiable *Accommodation available (suitable for a single person, a couple and or a family *Well behaved dog considered *Horse considered Private family Yard looking for a cheerful VERY experienced Manager. You will have ideally 4/5 years of Yard management under your belt gained on a Stud/Race /eventing and  or hunting yard. You must have had some hunting and/or eventing experience on your CV Whilst someone who can ride is important, you must not need to ride, as this is not a priority for this position. This is currently covered by the team you would be managing. Suitable applicants will be prepared to muck in and out with the team and deliver top standards of horse husbandry and turnout etc. but yard organisation and making sure everything runs smoothly is the priority. You will be required to ‘caretake’ the owners’ interests in horses he has off-site at various race/event yards You will be adept at managing the balance of horse & yard care with managing a team, liaising with the owner and his family and all the equine support personnel required to maintain professional standards, (visiting Riders, Vets, Farriers etc). Organisational and logistical skills, efficiency and good timekeeping is essential Administration is an important aspect of the role so some basic IT and admin skills required along with demonstrable experience of this function. Whilst the Manager will be expected to run a tight ship to professional standards, they should be friendly and approachable to all, even under pressure. This is a private, family yard that enjoys their equestrian pursuits and the fun that comes with that, but expectations are high and to a professional level and a super organised person is what they need. The family have teenage daughters who are novice eventers and you will be expected to accompany them to their events in the season and the owners event/hunt and have interests in other disciplines elsewhere additionally. The family also have professional riders who school, compete their top event horses so no schooling required but you will need to be able to liaise credibly with these professionals. HGV lorry driver ideal, but not essential Very smart yard, estate location with the very best of facilities & no road riding required. * DBS check *Recent strong references * ID & qualifications checks are essential pre-employment checks with this role as part of the recruitment process Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Show groom, be able to ride and turnout to a high standard, travel to all the shows. At home general yard duties, show prep (trimming, clipping, bathing etc) and riding, must be competent around and riding youngsters. There will be competing for the right person on some of the countries top up and coming show horses. Minimum Requirements Capable with riding and schooling  young horses. High standard of turnout a must   Accommodation details Potentially available for one person with no pets   Benefits Rides in the ring for the right person  
Job Description Work as part of a team on busy competition (dressage) yard Must be able to work to a high standard and be confident around fit competition horses. All aspects of yard work undertaken to high standard. We are looking for a well organised person to join our team for longterm position.   If applying for International travelling groom position you must have previous experience at this level and must have good organisational skills and be able to carry out all aspects of this role. 5 days per week, rotating weekend days off. 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays. Minimum Requirements Experienced Groom who is used to working to high standards. Or International competition travelling groom   Accommodation details   Accommodation provided. Small but well appointed flat onsite. Benefits Good wage according to Experience, own horse, accommodation,  
Groom required for Professional Dressage Yard. We are looking for a groom to join a friendly team in a live in position at our yard based in the beautiful Henley-on-Thames. Our ideal candidate should have excellent attention to detail, yard experience and be confident in working in a professional environment with horses at varying levels. You don’t need previous Dressage experience, so candidates who’ve worked in other disciplines are welcome to apply. Duties include (but not limited to) yard and stable tasks such as feeding, mucking out, tack cleaning etc. We would prefer someone who is confident and able to hack out. The successful applicant will be provided with their own accommodation (non-shared, on-site flat with all bills paid), 5 1/2 day week, 28 days paid holiday.  Salary negotiable depending on experience.
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. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Live in housekeeper/groom required for 6 bedroom country house (couple in full time residence). Housekeeping duties in morning to include general cleaning (hoovering, polishing, dusting, washing up, cleaning of windows) washing, ironing and making up of beds. Afternoons to be spent outside. Work outside with two horses, all duties for two days on other staff members day off. Horses are two thoroughbred mares, both well behaved and easy to handle. On three afternoons mucking out and bringing in of horses. Occasional light hacking of the two horses also tack up and groom for owner. Care and walking of owners two dogs, also care of two sheep and chickens. Must be able to help out with other outdoor jobs in remainder of work time (mowing, strimming, leaf collecting, painting/staining etc). Live in preferred (1 bedroom flat provided with job), consider live out. Work hours are 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, with Sunday and Monday off. Late horse checks on Friday and Saturday evening. Two other staff employed full time (gardener and estate steward). Minimum Requirements Previous housekeeping experience. Accommodation details 1 bedroom furnished flat above garage (bedroom, bathroom kitchen and lounge/diner).  All bills paid apart from phone/broadband and TV licence. Benefits Pension after 3 months probation period.  
Job Description Experienced show groom position available. Travel to shows national and in Europe. Minimum Requirements Must be competent in clipping/turn out etc and have good knowledge of care of the horses. I am busy with training so I need someone I can trust in sole charge. Part of a team but with allocated horses   Accommodation details Live in possible but no dogs unfortunately   Benefits Good wage, HGV a bonus or can help you obtain  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
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 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 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 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 € 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.  
🙂 Based Bath/Bristol/Swindon end of Badminton Park 🙂 *Package ÂŁ450PW *Accommodation available (partner welcome/1 bed)  *Dog welcomed *Lots of riding and full access to Badminton Park 🙂 Lovely position for an experienced Groom/Rider who loves the Hunting scene with some showing also done.Turnout to a good standard for hunting field and show ring essential. Lots of riding including some hunting opportunities.  Small but professional team. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730  or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description: Groom   Minimum Requirements: A knowledge of horses and some experience of handling them, although not necessarily on a professional yard as training will be given.     Accommodation details: Purpose built one bedroom flat for single occupancy, all bills included.     Benefits: Full contract with holiday pay and pension.    
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Own horse and dog welcome *Travelling to shows *Generous salary package *Accommodation provided *Short term contract which could lead to longer term. A unique opportunity for an enthusiastic equestrian person to accompany and assist a professional equestrian lady in her daily activities on her yard and with her horses. The yard is a successful stud, producing racehorses and show jumpers, from yearlings to Grade A,  ridden by some of the best Jockeys and professional Show Jumpers in the country. Person Friday activities will include driving to appointments and accompanying to shows (including famous shows 🙂), and general yard activities. Your primary responsibility is not horse care, but some grooming duties will be required at times. The yard has 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses, looked after by two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. Accommodation is provided in the employer’s home (a large home with plenty of your own space), and you are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog. You are welcome to stable your horse, if you have one. For a role like this, personality and attitude is more important than experience or qualification. You must have a full, clean driver’s license, be competent in handling big, fit competition horses and all usual yard duties. The role can be temporary or permanent. Soonest start required and an immediate start is available. For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly at The Grooms List on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO ÂŁ25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Normal daily yard duties mucking out feeding turning in and out, grooming and exercising. We are based on a livery yard so the successful candidate will require to be the point of call when I am not about, they will need to be confident handling young horses and will be required to work on there own and in a team. Riding is not essential lunging and long reining can be an alternative although being able to ride would be an advantage. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions. Turning horses out and grooming at a competition. I have a 7 year old child the odd time you may be required to entertain them ( especially if schools stay shut )   Minimum Requirements Require to keep do the yard duties to a high level and work alone to organise the day around exercising horses and every day duties.   Accommodation details timber lodge accommodation and bills will be worked into the salary package that is offered     Benefits pets / horse a possibility to bring. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions.      
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
Job Description This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop a newly refurbished full livery yard in Essex.  Facilities currently include a 12 block American Barn with a new 20m x 40m arena.  Working alongside the property owner, the successful candidate will create a top level yard and facilities where the well-being of the horses in their care will be at the forefront of everything they do. We are a friendly and collegiate yard with a “pull together” attitude to help and support our new yard manager while they settle in.  We are looking for someone to undertake management of the yard to a high standard and be reliable, experienced and confident in handling a variety of horses with different needs and personalities. You will be in sole charge of the horses in your care and be responsible for every aspect of the management of the facilities. A fantastic opportunity for someone ready to step up to the next stage in their career and to build a reputation in the locality. You will require broad equestrian knowledge and practical ability, including the management and handling of horses, equine health, feeding, fitness, grassland management and the highest level of turnout.  You will have the welfare and safety of the horses and yourself at the forefront of everything you do and in addition, you must be responsible, committed to working with horses and have strong communication skills. Minimum Requirements You should ideally have a BHS Groom Pathway Level 4 Senior Manager or equivalent qualification or experience.   Accommodation details Accommodation is available in a new fully equipped flat on the yard if required under a separate arrangement.   Benefits 20 Days Holiday  
Polo groom job. Working as part of a fun team. Beautiful well bred ponies playing top end polo .   Minimum Requirements Riding fit horses. Handling fit horses. Working as a team. Cleanliness.   Accommodation details All provided   Benefits All food provided. All expenses paid working trip to Spain in August  
Job Description Experienced groom required for a family yard in Worcestershire. Seeking a professional, motivated individual (minimum BHSAI) to be solely responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the yard, as well as caring for some small farm animals. You will be responsible for – Ensuring exceptional levels of animal welfare and management are met and maintained Maintaining an efficient, clean and tidy workspace Taking the lead in all aspects of Health and Safety requirements, and ensuring yard rules are met and adhered to Efficient diary planning, including the booking in and assisting with routine vet, dentist, farrier and industry professionals Managing and overseeing part-time members of staff Maintaining clear channels of communication within the team, outside professionals and employers Liaising with the Estate team and operating within the Organic status of the farm Duties include – Mucking out and all yard duties Clipping Trimming Tacking up/untacking – an understanding of Western riding is desirable Tack cleaning Lunging Trailer licence highly desirable.   Minimum Requirements BHSAI   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description International Event Rider seeks a committed, competent groom for fun Competition Yard in Dorset. This is an exciting opportunity to join this small friendly team looking after a string of horses from Pre-novice to Advanced. Minimum Requirements Some experience in a competition yard would be preferable. Be able to prepare horses to a good standard for competition, ability to groom at one day and international competitions. High standard of horse care. Riding not essential. HGV licence would be an advantage.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits Career development encouraged. Travel and grooming at prestigious events for the right person. Competition wage. Possibility of own horse.  
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
Job Description Minimum Requirements We are an international sport- and dealing stable and we are looking for an experienced person for 4 FEI Level dressage horses, who is able to turn out a high standard, self reliant always thinking one step ahead. We are a friendly and competitive team, looking for the same person to join us. One of the nicest yards in Switzerland with absolutely privacy! The job includes all stable duties, mucking out, stable cleaning work, laundry etc. Experience is required with grooming horses, clipping, bandaging, lunging, flatwork, hacking, handling stallions, bringing horses in the field, walker or paddock. Accommodation details Very nice one-room-apartment with own kitchen and bathroom.   Benefits Employment contract and work permit for Switzerland including social insturances.  
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Head Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 3 horses in work and 3 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. You would need to be someone who takes real pride in yard and horse management and turnout. Knowledge of equine first aid/an eye for any injury/ailments etc. of course very desirable. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

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

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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.

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

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

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

Choosing the RIGHT apprenticeship training provider

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

New Years Resolutions for Equestrian Jobseekers

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

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

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

New Year, New Career!

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

Tips for Grooms Working with Horses at Christmas

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

15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Horse Lovers

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

How Coronavirus Affects Equine Recruitment

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

Coronavirus – useful information

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

What is a Workplace Pension?

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

The National Living Wage increase in 2020

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

Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference 2020

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

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

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

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

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

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

COPD in Horses

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

Avoiding Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

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

5 Ways to Stay Motivated!

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

Tips for Employers on Managing Job Applications

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

Looking After Horses Legs

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

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

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

Salaries in the Horse Racing Industry

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

Employment contracts in the equine industry

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

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

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

What happens when a job offer is withdrawn?

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

The “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” explained

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

The UK’s Most Prestigious Horse Racing Events

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

Treating Minor Horse Wounds – the Essentials

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

“Just a Groom”

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

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

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

The Ultimate Guide to County Shows

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

The ultimate guide to the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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

The Ultimate Guide to Badminton Horse Trials

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

5 Facts about May Day and the Early May Bank Holiday

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

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

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

10 interesting, funny and simply ridiculous facts about Easter

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

How to balance owning AND working with horses!

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

The Ultimate Equestrian Apprentice Startup Kit

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

5 reasons why Apprentice Grooms are always #winning

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

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

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

5 reasons why the equine industry needs Apprentice Grooms!

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

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

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

A Basic Guide to Payslips

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

Equine flu outbreak sees race meets cancelled

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

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

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

Equine career planning in 4 simple steps

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

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

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

Get into Dressage to Music

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

A Job Seekers Guide to Reference Checks

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

Hacking Safely by Kate Harley

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

Yard Dog Etiquette – Taking a dog to work

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

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm

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

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

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

Could you be a Work Rider?

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

Location! Location! Job Location!

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

Pre Employment checks – Understanding a Driving Licence

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

Pre-Employment Checks – References

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

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

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

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

Are you winter ready?

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

How an Apprenticeship can benefit your equine career

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

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

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

Become an Apprentice Groom – a Parents Guide

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

How an Equine Apprenticeship can benefit your child

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

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

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

A step by step guide to employing an Apprentice Groom

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

How an Apprentice Groom can benefit YOUR yard

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

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

A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

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

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

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

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

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

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

A Sneak Peek at an equine Employers Wishlist…

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

What are Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom Jobs?

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

Equine Apprenticeship Myths – BUSTED!

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

So, you want to become a professional rider?

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

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

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

Understanding Holiday Entitlement in the Equine Industry

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

What are Dressage Grooms and Dressage Groom Jobs?

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

Are you ready to be a Sole Charge Groom?

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

5 tips for a successful equestrian recruitment employer:agency relationship

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

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

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

Writing an Equine CV

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health in the Equine Industry

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

Employing an Apprentice Groom – Grooms of the Future Part 1

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

Maintaining health and fitness when working with horses

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

Become a professional groom – 6 Simple Steps

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

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

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

Feeding YOURSELF for performance – healthy eating for equine grooms!

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

5 Top Tips for Finding a Good Groom

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

Competition Grooms and Competition Groom Jobs

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

10 steps to successfully recruiting a Super Groom!

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

About Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs

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

What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs?

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

Equine Apprenticeships – invaluable education or slave labour?

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

How to FAIL at your equine job hunt!

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

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

What does Job Longevity mean and why does it matter?

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

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

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

How to negotiate a salary in the equine industry

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

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

Equine Careers: BHS Qualifications

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

Which Equine Disciplines Reflect Your Character?

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

The difference between employed, self-employed and freelance grooms

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

Get an HGV Licence – with 20% off!

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


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

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

Equine Careers: How Grooms can increase their salary

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

Get 10% off a First Aid Certificate

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

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

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

Keep Warm Working with Horses in Winter

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

Why use an Equestrian Recruitment Agency?

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

How to write an effective equine job vacancy advert

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

A Grooms Guide to First Aid at Competitions

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

A Basic Guide to Rugging Horses

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

Understanding a Horse’s Vital Signs

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

Taking a horse and pets to a new job

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

5 top tips to get your equine job application ACCEPTED!

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

Website How-To Guide for Jobseekers

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

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