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*Horse considered *Professional supportive Team & environment *5.5-day week *Salary negotiable from £350pw depending on experience Experienced Home Groom/exercise Rider for a world-renowned yard. Run by two well known and established professionals respected on the performance horse circuits in top tier Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping as Riders and exceptional producers of young horses they are now looking to expand their Team. This is a position for an experienced professional, capable of taking sole charge when required and able to work well alongside long term Groom, owners and Clients. The role would suit someone experienced and happy in this kind of high level, but mostly relaxed environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate maturity, will be able to communicate well with Team and visiting clients etc. Flexibility essential and would be best suited to a very practical person able to use their own initiative/able to think on their feet. Must be able to conduct themselves well under pressure on occasions and with discretion. Naturally, you must be able to generally work and turnout (including clipping) to a good standard for a variety of occasions. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL56475 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*5 day week * Up to £400pw neg. depending on experience *(Horsey experience useful for occasional help on the yard ;)) Private household based on a small 20-acre country Thoroughbred Stud now seeking a Housekeeper who must be animal-friendly. You would be required to look after 2 dogs, as well as the main the house when the owner is away frequently during the week so some caretaking/supervision of an empty house required.  You must, of course, be reliable and honest and be happy to be in a country location with periods on your own. (Subject to DBS checks) You will have some knowledge of and experience in cleaning and sanitising rooms to varying levels to meet requirements, willingness to learn new cleaning methods and how to use various pieces of equipment, ability to adapt to different situations (owner and extended family in residence/not) and be able to  change work processes to accommodate employer needs etc. Example of Housekeeper Job Duties Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures Cleaning and sanitising toilets, showers/bathtubs, countertops, and sinks Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area Making beds and changing linens Washing windows Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs Sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors Sorting, washing, loading, and unloading laundry Ironing clothing items Using any cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools Keeping bathrooms stocked with clean linens, toiletries, and other supplies Cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces Emptying trash receptacles and disposing of waste Steaming and cleaning draperies Tidying up rooms Monitoring cleaning supplies and ordering more as needed Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team, quoting reference code JL55773 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description *25 hours pw *Own horse & dog considered *Possibility by separate negotiation live in self-contained Annex including utility bills paid Busy equestrian family seeking a dedicated and passionate experienced groom to care for and exercise (currently) 5 show jumping ponies/horse. We have a small private yard at our home close to Bicester, where our daughters are busy competing most weekends at a variety of shows including Junior British show jumping events. We are looking for an experienced competent rider who can assist in improving the ponies way of going which will include schooling and fitness work, the candidate must ride well on the flat and have had experience with training and developing young show jumping ponies / horses.  The candidate must be confident with all basic equestrian first aid, including bandaging and poulticing.  The role includes all aspects of running the yard and carrying out daily duties, such as grooming, pulling & plaiting manes, (clipping a bonus), mucking out, cleaning tack, organising the lorry, grading the school etc. The duties will be varied and we may require help with other related activities. As the role is 25 hours a week it might suit someone who wants extra time to do other equine work. (Please note extra hours can be given if happy to work around the house and garden and overtime can be given at various busy times).   Minimum Requirement The candidate will work on their own most days so, we are looking for someone who is very self-motivated and has a great deal of love and passion for what they do. The person must get on well with children (10yrs & 13 yrs) and have exceptional organisation skill and attention to detail. Experience in developing young showjumping Ponies / horses Excellent at flat work Lunging Plaiting & Pulling Manes Clipping a bonus Good general equine first Aid All general yard duties HGV licence a bonus.   Accommodation details The possibility of a separate negotiation for the rental of a self contained Annex including utility bills  paid    Benefits Freelance or employed Possibility to keep your horse with us and bring your dog Salary from £180 -£212 pw 25 hrs Depending on age and experience. Mon,  Wed, Thur & Friday 5 hrs per day. Tue 3 hrs  Sat 2 hrs   How to Apply Please email a covering letter along with your CV. Please text me via my mobile number.
*Own horse welcome. * 3/4 bedroom cottage available onsite. Wifi etc Job Description Groom/rider wanted on a professional eventing yard based in Oxfordshire. Looking for someone enthusiastic and wants to join an established, fun but hard working team.   Minimum Requirements Be able to work with competition horses from 3yo – 5* horses. Daily care for horses – mucking out, turning in and out, grooming etc. Amount of riding will depend on experience of applicant. Clipping, turning out to a high standard and HGV licence are all a bonus     Accommodation details Good, clean 3/4 bedroom cottage available onsite. Wifi etc   Benefits Regular training with experienced onsite Riders, own horse welcome. Working with a variety of horses and a lot of experience to gain.    
* Full- time, 37 hours a week, (weekend work may be available). *Flexible working hours *Beautiful spacious house and  NMW offered *Partner welcomed (could work part- time also) We breed horses and cattle on an organic family farm in the Midlands of Ireland and are looking for a skilled and reliable person to look after the horses and help with gardening etc. Duties Include: • Maintaining and cleaning stables, yard and grounds • Feeding horses, dogs and poultry • Mucking and turning out horses • Lunging horses • Handling horses ready to be backed • Stud duties: handling stallions, mares and foals • Driving horses to stud and competitions • Lawn mowing and gardening (experience not required) • Mending fences Ideal Candidate: • Good communication and teamwork skills • Ability to follow instructions • Keeps an overview, spot problems and suggest solutions • Self- motivated and able to work independently • Driving licence and 5years plus driving practice • Punctual and reliable • Extensive experience of working with horses Bonus: • Horse riding ability Please apply with CV and 2 reference names and telephone numbers    
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.   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.  
* Own horse a possibility *Pets considered *Iro $500 pw *Training available 🙂 Fantastic life & career opportunity! 🙂 Job Description Candidate needs to have experience and be comfortable cleaning/bathing horses, tacking/untacking, bandaging/booting, keeping tack cared for, mane pulling, trimming and body clipping.   Yard duties when not grooming for a head trainer.  Grooming about 60% of position. Minimum Requirements Must have at least 6 months of working in a barn or as a full time groom.  We will train, so proficiency can be acquired while here.   Accommodation details Lovely furnished shared apartment on property with private bedroom, shared bath with one other, full laundry facilities, great-room, big kitchen with dishwasher, all necessary cooking/flatware/glassware and private pantry.   Benefits Housing, Salary, and Workmen’s Comp Insurance.  Riding lessons, horse board and training also possible.    
Job Description I am looking for a stay-at-home groom for the day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits
*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. *Winter in Florida! This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border but much of the winter will be spent in Florida 🙂 . Working alongside one other Groom, who we placed a whle ago and who is living her best life! This is a lovely opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced Groom wanting to give the best care to 3/4 beautiful and well-behaved Dressage geldings who belong to a friendly but busy owner then you will love this! Total care and management of these top-level Dressage horses in Germany/France/Wellington Florida required. These horses travel well and enjoy their lives, so you too should enjoy the variety and top-level treatment you will receive as their Groom. You must be able to turn out well for international competitions and husbandry must be of a very high standard day to day. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
* Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 80%+ horse duties Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow but also to happy with some ‘family’ duties here and there. Nothing too onerous and polite, well mannered children who just need a bot of ferrying around  from time to time 😉 Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment.  The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Clean driving license and child-friendly person clearly a prerequisite! Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Partner welcomed *Own horse welcomed & dog considered *£360+ PW + accommodation * 5.5-day week *All utility bills included. Exquisite, quiet, family yard has a fabulous opportunity to Groom and to ride 4 beautiful Dressage horses aged from 4 years old. Must have an understanding of how to produce a young horse correctly & be confident & capable of riding sharp horses in all gaits walk trot and canter to a reasonable standard. Possibility of taking 4 year old out to see sights and sounds. 6 horses and a pony kept on this stunning yard. Daughter is young, advanced Dressage Rider who knows what’s what as does the employer. We placed the current yard manager who is still there and recommends the yard. The successful candidate would need to be able to work alongside as part of a Team. HGV license would be a  bonus then could do some competition grooming too. All duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. Some sole charge. Lovely 1-bed accommodation with bedroom + en-suite, fab facilities. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58800 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
*Dog welcomed *DIY livery yard very close by *Morning or afternoon neg. some flexibility on occasions ideal. This employer is looking for a PT right hand person experienced, knowledgeable and with horsey know how to Groom/Ride and do Person Friday tasks to work one half of the day with one other providing the other half day! You must be able to tow a trailer and have a full and clean license plus take full care and responsibility for yard/horses etc on the ground and under saddle/lunge. Person Friday duties by the same person  would include some looking after 12 year old , light house keeping,  care of guinea pigs and fish tanks, family dog, etc. All PC activities done by children and employer rides too. Must be good with children and a people person as well as an animal person Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  * £26-£28K + accom. (Pay own bills but no rent) *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered *2 bedroom house down the road available & partner welcomed. Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for YR on a private competitive Dressage yard where the daughter is a YR (23 years old) and does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix.) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic approach to riding, coaching and performance. 9 horses kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary. International competitions attended, but mostly, you would need to hold the fort at home and go along to local/UK shows/training etc. on occasions. Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Riding available. Exercise/hacking riding at the least but if capable, more is available, maybe even some competing on the up and coming horses. Coaching available if required.  At a push could be non-riding, but ideally not. Must like dealing with youngsters on the ground and have prior experience. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                          
* Opportunity to do NVQ * Chances to go racing * Willing to give rides in races to the right applicant *Own horse and dog welcomed *Accommodation available. Job Description Wanted full or part time rider. hard working reliable person required to join small dual purpose racing yard in West Yorkshire. experince in racing not necessary but must be a competent and capable rider of young fit Thorobreds horses. Minimum Requirements must ride well and be a team player     Accommodation details accommodation available if required     Benefits Opportunity to do NVQ chances to go racing willing to give rides in races to the right applicant    
*Live in or live out *Own horse and pets a possibility Looking for a new team member on a busy successful yard. Full time position live in or live out, accommodation is own mobile home. We are looking for someone calm and confident with experience handling young green horses. Job includes all basic yard work: mucking out, feeding horses, keeping yard clean and tidy, Tacking up/ washing off, clipping, plaiting and stud work (training given) We are ideally looking for someone who can ride and work horses, ideally someone who rides to a good standard on the flat and is capable/ confident of schooling young horses and helping with breakers. There’s an opportunity to jump at shows for the right person and although this isn’t a purely riding position there is plenty of riding available for the right person with training given. We have a lovely yard to work from with some super horses and a great atmosphere. We go to some fantastic shows nationally and internationally and will require someone able to groom at some shows but equally stay at home and be responsible to take sole charge. Our new team member must take pride in there work and always be looking to get the best from the horses, we are looking for someone confident and reliable with a good sense of humour.   Position is 6days a week. We offer a good wage with paid holiday.  
*Own horse a possibility *Opportunity to go to competitions for suitable candidates *5 or 6-day week negotiable Job Description We are a small showjumping yard in Astwick, Stotfold. I’m looking for a happy, confident, motivated person to work alongside me and my mother. I would rather an experienced person, however, I am willing to take on someone that is like a sponge and that loves to learn. We have young horses as well as stallions, all horses are well behaved. We are not a dealing yard; I produce horses for top level. Jobs would include:  Mucking out Tacking up and un-tacking Washing off Lunging Clipping Plaiting Tack cleaning Facilities include a hot wash, solarium, walker and floodlit ménage. For the right person there will be a chance of both international and national shows. Including both shows abroad and in the UK (this is optional) We are looking for someone that would work a 5  or 6 day week. Accommodation details No accommodation    
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.   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 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 Brandsätter 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.   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 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   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.  
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 *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description An additional groom/apprentice is needed to join our enthusiastic and hard working Event team!  We have a very exciting string of young horses who are aiming for Internationals this year, and need another pair of hands – general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and taking care of top level event horses.  There will be training on the job for skills such as mane and tail pulling and clipping, and opportunities to travel to competitions around the UK and abroad.  A great opportunity to join a highly motivated and exciting team! We have a purpose built yard in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and facilities that include an indoor barn, indoor school and outdoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. We would really like someone with their own horse, who would like to improve their riding with training from Charlotte (it doesn’t matter what level of rider you are currently!) Minimum Requirements Candidate must have some experience of working on a yard. There will be some riding and possibility of competing for the right person.  Above all must be hard working and enthusiastic.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation provided, on site.     Benefits Fantastic opportunity to gain experience at a top yard, working with knowledgable efficient and skilled people, and an exciting team of talented horses all striving for the top.  Additionally, own horse welcome and training with 4* rider and UKCC Level coach provided as part of the programme. Good wage provided for someone with experience!  
Job Description I am looking for a stay-at-home groom for the day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits
Job Description *25 hours pw *Own horse & dog considered *Possibility by separate negotiation live in self-contained Annex including utility bills paid Busy equestrian family seeking a dedicated and passionate experienced groom to care for and exercise (currently) 5 show jumping ponies/horse. We have a small private yard at our home close to Bicester, where our daughters are busy competing most weekends at a variety of shows including Junior British show jumping events. We are looking for an experienced competent rider who can assist in improving the ponies way of going which will include schooling and fitness work, the candidate must ride well on the flat and have had experience with training and developing young show jumping ponies / horses.  The candidate must be confident with all basic equestrian first aid, including bandaging and poulticing.  The role includes all aspects of running the yard and carrying out daily duties, such as grooming, pulling & plaiting manes, (clipping a bonus), mucking out, cleaning tack, organising the lorry, grading the school etc. The duties will be varied and we may require help with other related activities. As the role is 25 hours a week it might suit someone who wants extra time to do other equine work. (Please note extra hours can be given if happy to work around the house and garden and overtime can be given at various busy times).   Minimum Requirement The candidate will work on their own most days so, we are looking for someone who is very self-motivated and has a great deal of love and passion for what they do. The person must get on well with children (10yrs & 13 yrs) and have exceptional organisation skill and attention to detail. Experience in developing young showjumping Ponies / horses Excellent at flat work Lunging Plaiting & Pulling Manes Clipping a bonus Good general equine first Aid All general yard duties HGV licence a bonus.   Accommodation details The possibility of a separate negotiation for the rental of a self contained Annex including utility bills  paid    Benefits Freelance or employed Possibility to keep your horse with us and bring your dog Salary from £180 -£212 pw 25 hrs Depending on age and experience. Mon,  Wed, Thur & Friday 5 hrs per day. Tue 3 hrs  Sat 2 hrs   How to Apply Please email a covering letter along with your CV. Please text me via my mobile number.
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
  *Up to £450 pw negotiable depending on experience * Partner welcomed * Dog welcomed European champion Young Rider competing with Team GB and who has won 7 European medals is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider with professional standards to work on the family yard.Must turn out to 4* and be capable of sole charge when required but understand the team dynamic of a family situation. HGV helpful but could be put through test. Affable personality is essential for this private and happy yard and a shared enthusiasm for eventing at the highest levels is probably essential! 10 polo ponies kept in winter/minimal duties. Professional facilities/x country course/great hacking.2000 acre farm stunning cross country course. 🙂 Start date is February but could be earlier. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58861 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
* Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 80%+ horse duties Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow but also to happy with some ‘family’ duties here and there. Nothing too onerous and polite, well mannered children who just need a bot of ferrying around  from time to time 😉 Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment.  The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Clean driving license and child-friendly person clearly a prerequisite! Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Horse considered *Professional supportive Team & environment *5.5-day week *Salary negotiable from £350pw depending on experience Experienced Home Groom/exercise Rider for a world-renowned yard. Run by two well known and established professionals respected on the performance horse circuits in top tier Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping as Riders and exceptional producers of young horses they are now looking to expand their Team. This is a position for an experienced professional, capable of taking sole charge when required and able to work well alongside long term Groom, owners and Clients. The role would suit someone experienced and happy in this kind of high level, but mostly relaxed environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate maturity, will be able to communicate well with Team and visiting clients etc. Flexibility essential and would be best suited to a very practical person able to use their own initiative/able to think on their feet. Must be able to conduct themselves well under pressure on occasions and with discretion. Naturally, you must be able to generally work and turnout (including clipping) to a good standard for a variety of occasions. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL56475 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Newly equipped, modern apartment available *Pets welcomed Breeder & producer who also competes show-jumpers and eventers in the UK, Italy, Holland/Belgium and the UAE, from world top-ten showjumping stallion foals to international Grand Prix/Nations Cup horses is now looking to add to their high-quality Team. Working with world-class competition riders such as a 3x Badminton GB rider, Italian Grand Prix showjumper and CSI 5* Nations Cup, rider this employer is aiming at the top-level competition. Experienced Groom essential but all usual basic tasks to a high standard also ie: Mucking out, daily exercise, grooming, day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of tack and yard, preparing horses for competitions and grooming for riders, administrative tasks. Some overnight travel and possibly some international travel will be required. Experience of stallions and young stock appreciated. Some care of dogs and cats at the farm for holiday cover, so a bit of flexibility would be great! Please contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    
*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. 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.    
* Opportunity to do NVQ * Chances to go racing * Willing to give rides in races to the right applicant *Own horse and dog welcomed *Accommodation available. Job Description Wanted full or part time rider. hard working reliable person required to join small dual purpose racing yard in West Yorkshire. experince in racing not necessary but must be a competent and capable rider of young fit Thorobreds horses. Minimum Requirements must ride well and be a team player     Accommodation details accommodation available if required     Benefits Opportunity to do NVQ chances to go racing willing to give rides in races to the right applicant    
    * 5/5.5 or 6 day week optional *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Live in or out This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment. The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses and another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) You would be based at the second yard mostly working under an experienced International Show Jumping Groom/Rider. All usual duties and must be capable of handling young stock and older, fit  performance horses. The family are looking for someone looking to join them for the long term, on an exciting equestrian journey with 3 young, ambitious daughters and supportive parents who will facilitate these ambitions. The family consists of non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJA and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Working alongside the FT trainer and yard manager you will enjoy working with a talented Rider and old school horsewoman with very high standards. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fabulous chance to join a family on their exciting journey through the levels.  Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
* Partner welcomed *Own horse welcomed & dog considered *£360+ PW + accommodation * 5.5-day week *All utility bills included. Exquisite, quiet, family yard has a fabulous opportunity to Groom and to ride 4 beautiful Dressage horses aged from 4 years old. Must have an understanding of how to produce a young horse correctly & be confident & capable of riding sharp horses in all gaits walk trot and canter to a reasonable standard. Possibility of taking 4 year old out to see sights and sounds. 6 horses and a pony kept on this stunning yard. Daughter is young, advanced Dressage Rider who knows what’s what as does the employer. We placed the current yard manager who is still there and recommends the yard. The successful candidate would need to be able to work alongside as part of a Team. HGV license would be a  bonus then could do some competition grooming too. All duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. Some sole charge. Lovely 1-bed accommodation with bedroom + en-suite, fab facilities. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58800 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
Job Description Job entails daily care of a maximum of eighteen horses and ponies kept in groups.  This includes feeding, turning out, mucking out, grooming, keeping the yard and barns tidy and all usual yard duties.  A good standard of physical fitness is required for this role. You will be involved with assisting in training a variety of horses and need to be prepared to work with these animals in an ethical manner to  help prepare them for eventual rehoming. Riding can be sporadic depending on what we have in at any given time, we do bring on and back horses as and when the need arises. The ideal candidate will have empathy for horses and be confident handling horses of varying levels of experience and temperaments with varied history.  A cheerful disposition, a flexible attitude and a strong work ethic are all beneficial! This role would suit a junior groom with an interest in keeping horses in a more holistic manner and working in the charity sector.  At the sanctuary we like to keep the horses lives enriched and as stress free as possible.  You will have the ability to follow instructions and be able to work on your own initiative when needed. You will be required to carry out one evening duty per week which involves dealing with the other animals on site too.  Please note, this is a rural location, night life is possible with effort.   Accommodation details Live in, self-contained accommodation, with shared (with one other) bathroom and kitchen. Pets are welcome, sorry, no own horse on site.   Benefits Accommodation on site.  28 days paid holiday, 10 days sick, pension, uniform provided, boot allowance.    
*Horse considered *Professional supportive Team & environment *5.5-day week *Salary negotiable from £350pw depending on experience Experienced Home Groom/exercise Rider for a world-renowned yard. Run by two well known and established professionals respected on the performance horse circuits in top tier Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping as Riders and exceptional producers of young horses they are now looking to expand their Team. This is a position for an experienced professional, capable of taking sole charge when required and able to work well alongside long term Groom, owners and Clients. The role would suit someone experienced and happy in this kind of high level, but mostly relaxed environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate maturity, will be able to communicate well with Team and visiting clients etc. Flexibility essential and would be best suited to a very practical person able to use their own initiative/able to think on their feet. Must be able to conduct themselves well under pressure on occasions and with discretion. Naturally, you must be able to generally work and turnout (including clipping) to a good standard for a variety of occasions. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL56475 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress though the levels at BE. A cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
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. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul 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. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
*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. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*2 bedroomed cottage *Up to £25kpa * 5-day week *Dog welcomed *Small happy team Small and beautifully maintained private yard is now looking for a long term Yard Manager. You will have some experience of working in a team to manage performance horses, ideally but not essentially Dressage horses. These horses are all at different levels up to PSG.The successful applicant must be able to work to a very high standard with good equine knowledge and able to groom to dressage competition standards, Able to exercise ride preferred and if you can school to a good level that is great! Must be able to drive a 7.5-ton lorry or larger.    Excellent location for all amenities plus lovely hacking in local park/nature reserves.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Opportunity to do NVQ * Chances to go racing * Willing to give rides in races to the right applicant *Own horse and dog welcomed *Accommodation available. Job Description Wanted full or part time rider. hard working reliable person required to join small dual purpose racing yard in West Yorkshire. experince in racing not necessary but must be a competent and capable rider of young fit Thorobreds horses. Minimum Requirements must ride well and be a team player     Accommodation details accommodation available if required     Benefits Opportunity to do NVQ chances to go racing willing to give rides in races to the right applicant    
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Up to £450 pw negotiable depending on experience * Partner welcomed * Dog welcomed European champion Young Rider competing with Team GB and who has won 7 European medals is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider with professional standards to work on the family yard.Must turn out to 4* and be capable of sole charge when required but understand the team dynamic of a family situation. HGV helpful but could be put through test. Affable personality is essential for this private and happy yard and a shared enthusiasm for eventing at the highest levels is probably essential! 10 polo ponies kept in winter/minimal duties. Professional facilities/x country course/great hacking.2000 acre farm stunning cross country course. 🙂 Start date is February but could be earlier. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58861 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Management of four horses, two hunters (also show in summer) one event horse and a retired dressage horse. Total yard management and exercise (with help), Mucking out, grooming, turning out for competitions/hunting, feed management, school and paddock maintenance.  To join a really friendly team looking after the home and horses. 6 day week with real flexibility at times.   Minimum Requirements Must have a positive attitude with great standards, must have a UK driving license. Experience of turning out, plaiting and clipping is required but training could be given. Experience with large competition fit horses.   Accommodation details At the moment live out, this could change into the future   Benefits Would help with passing of LGV driving license Riding tuition
* Full- time, 37 hours a week, (weekend work may be available). *Flexible working hours *Beautiful spacious house and  NMW offered *Partner welcomed (could work part- time also) We breed horses and cattle on an organic family farm in the Midlands of Ireland and are looking for a skilled and reliable person to look after the horses and help with gardening etc. Duties Include: • Maintaining and cleaning stables, yard and grounds • Feeding horses, dogs and poultry • Mucking and turning out horses • Lunging horses • Handling horses ready to be backed • Stud duties: handling stallions, mares and foals • Driving horses to stud and competitions • Lawn mowing and gardening (experience not required) • Mending fences Ideal Candidate: • Good communication and teamwork skills • Ability to follow instructions • Keeps an overview, spot problems and suggest solutions • Self- motivated and able to work independently • Driving licence and 5years plus driving practice • Punctual and reliable • Extensive experience of working with horses Bonus: • Horse riding ability Please apply with CV and 2 reference names and telephone numbers    
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    
* Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 80%+ horse duties Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow but also to happy with some ‘family’ duties here and there. Nothing too onerous and polite, well mannered children who just need a bot of ferrying around  from time to time 😉 Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment.  The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Clean driving license and child-friendly person clearly a prerequisite! Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*First class, private accommodation available *Partner welcomed *5 day week Situated in a county which is central in the UK we have a position which would suit an experienced Equestrian person who is mature and secure enough in their own skills to be able to step up when required. You must be equally relaxed about working alongside a handson, knowledgeable owner, so you also need to know when to step up and step back! This is a fabulous opportunity for a long term role combining some traditional yard management /Grooming/Riding duties with some optional ‘country living’ job responsibilities. Ideally, you will have had at least 5 years experience in the industry and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, (dog and house sitting etc optional)You should be capable of all grooming duties (plus clipping), happy to hack out and do canter work with fit horses when required. Excellent equine first aid skills also essential. This is a fabulous opportunity to live in first-class private accommodation either on your own or with a partner. Trailer license & 7.5 Tonne a real bonus Owners have a very well trained young German Shepherd who will need some care when owners are away so you need to be comfortable with the breed, but she is very people friendly and this aspect is secondary and optional. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a wonderful long term role for the right person . Owners want to spend more time away from their home and are really looking for someone who can seamlessly keep an eye on things and manage their home,yard  and beloved animals until their return but be  mature enough to take a step back when the owner is around.  Please contact Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5630 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Own horse welcome. * 3/4 bedroom cottage available onsite. Wifi etc Job Description Groom/rider wanted on a professional eventing yard based in Oxfordshire. Looking for someone enthusiastic and wants to join an established, fun but hard working team.   Minimum Requirements Be able to work with competition horses from 3yo – 5* horses. Daily care for horses – mucking out, turning in and out, grooming etc. Amount of riding will depend on experience of applicant. Clipping, turning out to a high standard and HGV licence are all a bonus     Accommodation details Good, clean 3/4 bedroom cottage available onsite. Wifi etc   Benefits Regular training with experienced onsite Riders, own horse welcome. Working with a variety of horses and a lot of experience to gain.    
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 Brandsätter 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.   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.  
*8 hour day. *Competitive wage Job Description 2-3 days per week plus holiday cover.  Small private yard  close to Stratford-upon-avon with 5-6 horses.  8 hour day. Minimum Requirements Must be willing to muck out to a good standard. Must be able to handle big horses and young horses. The ideal applicant must be ableto work on their own initiative and be 100% reliable. Good rates of pay and lovely place to work.   Accommodation details Not a live in position   Benefits Good rates of pay  
Job Description An additional groom/apprentice is needed to join our enthusiastic and hard working Event team!  We have a very exciting string of young horses who are aiming for Internationals this year, and need another pair of hands – general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and taking care of top level event horses.  There will be training on the job for skills such as mane and tail pulling and clipping, and opportunities to travel to competitions around the UK and abroad.  A great opportunity to join a highly motivated and exciting team! We have a purpose built yard in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and facilities that include an indoor barn, indoor school and outdoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. We would really like someone with their own horse, who would like to improve their riding with training from Charlotte (it doesn’t matter what level of rider you are currently!) Minimum Requirements Candidate must have some experience of working on a yard. There will be some riding and possibility of competing for the right person.  Above all must be hard working and enthusiastic.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation provided, on site.     Benefits Fantastic opportunity to gain experience at a top yard, working with knowledgable efficient and skilled people, and an exciting team of talented horses all striving for the top.  Additionally, own horse welcome and training with 4* rider and UKCC Level coach provided as part of the programme. Good wage provided for someone with experience!  
*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. 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.    
*Sole Charge * Dog and horse welcomed *Partner welcomed*Accommodation available *IRO £20Kpa & accomm. neg*Excellent  hacking, *Possibility of lessons. Experienced Hunt Groom required to work on this friendly family yard. Main role is as you would expect but cheerful, flexible person desired as occasionally there will be some “person Friday” duties eg: house sitting etc 🙂 You will be looking after 4 Hunters ranging from 15.2hh to 16.1hh (all well-schooled,) plus an ‘old faithful’ retiree and a 2-year-old who mostly live out. The successful applicant must know hunting, be self-motivated, tidy, reliable and have a sense of humour. The job requires all yard duties and responsibility for turning out the horses to a high standard. Must be able to clip, pull manes etc. The family also run a successful B& B business so some flexibility to other duties is required. In the summer you will be more involved with this side of things when the yard is quieter. All year round there will be a requirement to do some other duties as time allows ie walk dogs/feed and lock away ducks and chickens etc. The ideal candidate will have done sole charge before and possess either a trailer license and /or a 7.5t lorry license so can take horses to meets. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 quoting job ref JL9271 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*2 bedroomed cottage *Up to £25kpa * 5-day week *Dog welcomed *Small happy team Small and beautifully maintained private yard is now looking for a long term Yard Manager. You will have some experience of working in a team to manage performance horses, ideally but not essentially Dressage horses. These horses are all at different levels up to PSG.The successful applicant must be able to work to a very high standard with good equine knowledge and able to groom to dressage competition standards, Able to exercise ride preferred and if you can school to a good level that is great! Must be able to drive a 7.5-ton lorry or larger.    Excellent location for all amenities plus lovely hacking in local park/nature reserves.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Management of four horses, two hunters (also show in summer) one event horse and a retired dressage horse. Total yard management and exercise (with help), Mucking out, grooming, turning out for competitions/hunting, feed management, school and paddock maintenance.  To join a really friendly team looking after the home and horses. 6 day week with real flexibility at times.   Minimum Requirements Must have a positive attitude with great standards, must have a UK driving license. Experience of turning out, plaiting and clipping is required but training could be given. Experience with large competition fit horses.   Accommodation details At the moment live out, this could change into the future   Benefits Would help with passing of LGV driving license Riding tuition
*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. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
  * £26-£28K + accom. (Pay own bills but no rent) *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered *2 bedroom house down the road available & partner welcomed. Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for YR on a private competitive Dressage yard where the daughter is a YR (23 years old) and does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix.) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic approach to riding, coaching and performance. 9 horses kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary. International competitions attended, but mostly, you would need to hold the fort at home and go along to local/UK shows/training etc. on occasions. Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Riding available. Exercise/hacking riding at the least but if capable, more is available, maybe even some competing on the up and coming horses. Coaching available if required.  At a push could be non-riding, but ideally not. Must like dealing with youngsters on the ground and have prior experience. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                          
*5 day week * Up to £400pw neg. depending on experience *(Horsey experience useful for occasional help on the yard ;)) Private household based on a small 20-acre country Thoroughbred Stud now seeking a Housekeeper who must be animal-friendly. You would be required to look after 2 dogs, as well as the main the house when the owner is away frequently during the week so some caretaking/supervision of an empty house required.  You must, of course, be reliable and honest and be happy to be in a country location with periods on your own. (Subject to DBS checks) You will have some knowledge of and experience in cleaning and sanitising rooms to varying levels to meet requirements, willingness to learn new cleaning methods and how to use various pieces of equipment, ability to adapt to different situations (owner and extended family in residence/not) and be able to  change work processes to accommodate employer needs etc. Example of Housekeeper Job Duties Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures Cleaning and sanitising toilets, showers/bathtubs, countertops, and sinks Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area Making beds and changing linens Washing windows Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs Sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors Sorting, washing, loading, and unloading laundry Ironing clothing items Using any cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools Keeping bathrooms stocked with clean linens, toiletries, and other supplies Cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces Emptying trash receptacles and disposing of waste Steaming and cleaning draperies Tidying up rooms Monitoring cleaning supplies and ordering more as needed Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team, quoting reference code JL55773 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Own horse welcome. * 3/4 bedroom cottage available onsite. Wifi etc Job Description Groom/rider wanted on a professional eventing yard based in Oxfordshire. Looking for someone enthusiastic and wants to join an established, fun but hard working team.   Minimum Requirements Be able to work with competition horses from 3yo – 5* horses. Daily care for horses – mucking out, turning in and out, grooming etc. Amount of riding will depend on experience of applicant. Clipping, turning out to a high standard and HGV licence are all a bonus     Accommodation details Good, clean 3/4 bedroom cottage available onsite. Wifi etc   Benefits Regular training with experienced onsite Riders, own horse welcome. Working with a variety of horses and a lot of experience to gain.    
Job Description I am looking for a stay-at-home groom for the day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* £400 negotiable +accommodation plus bills paid. *Very pretty 1 bed cottage (barn conversion) *Dog and horse possible *5 day week *Chance to take HGV license if required Experienced Eventing yard manager with some hunting know how required to work alongside 2 other staff to run a really friendly and fun family yard. You should be totally capable of stepping up and running all aspects but also a team player with good people and horse skills! You will of course be required to do all usual duties to a high standard home and away. HGV ideal but could put through a test so you must have some experience of driving a lorry. Rider very considerately does most of late night checks herself (!) but this role will involve total care and management of her 7 event horses (youngest is 6 years old). They are all 3 & 4 * plus the family hunters. There is something going on for the event horses all year around so never a dull season!  There is always about 8-15 horses to do between the Team Great facilities close in a beautiful Nort Yorkshire location : Full size menage/x country training course/decent hacking. Fairly close to A1 so easy to get out and about. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real fun, long term role working for a fun and friendly family who care about their horses and their staff. Good remuneration,cracking location and considerate employers what’s not to like!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Horse considered *Professional supportive Team & environment *5.5-day week *Salary negotiable from £350pw depending on experience Experienced Home Groom/exercise Rider for a world-renowned yard. Run by two well known and established professionals respected on the performance horse circuits in top tier Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping as Riders and exceptional producers of young horses they are now looking to expand their Team. This is a position for an experienced professional, capable of taking sole charge when required and able to work well alongside long term Groom, owners and Clients. The role would suit someone experienced and happy in this kind of high level, but mostly relaxed environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate maturity, will be able to communicate well with Team and visiting clients etc. Flexibility essential and would be best suited to a very practical person able to use their own initiative/able to think on their feet. Must be able to conduct themselves well under pressure on occasions and with discretion. Naturally, you must be able to generally work and turnout (including clipping) to a good standard for a variety of occasions. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL56475 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 80%+ horse duties Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow but also to happy with some ‘family’ duties here and there. Nothing too onerous and polite, well mannered children who just need a bot of ferrying around  from time to time 😉 Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment.  The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Clean driving license and child-friendly person clearly a prerequisite! Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description APPRENTICE POSITION *Own horse welcome * Smartly furnished accommodation with all the mod-cons * Lots of opportunities to learn, train and compete in an encouraging supportive environment. We are looking for a new Apprentice, to start at the end of this Eventing season. You could be looking to gain either your Level 2 HorseCare or Level 3 Riding apprenticeship, through our service provider Haddon Training. Own horse welcome and smart furnished accommodation with all the mod-cons can be provided if you want. Lots of opportunities to learn, train and compete in an encouraging supportive environment. A great opportunity to learn in an international event yard, with high standards and expectations. To work alongside our brilliant two experienced and friendly grooms. 45 hour week, 28 days paid holiday etc. Located near Cirencester. Please ring 07977127598 or email alisonsharpe53@gmail.com with your CV. Accommodation details   Benefits See above  
*Dog welcomed *DIY livery yard very close by *Morning or afternoon neg. some flexibility on occasions ideal. This employer is looking for a PT right hand person experienced, knowledgeable and with horsey know how to Groom/Ride and do Person Friday tasks to work one half of the day with one other providing the other half day! You must be able to tow a trailer and have a full and clean license plus take full care and responsibility for yard/horses etc on the ground and under saddle/lunge. Person Friday duties by the same person  would include some looking after 12 year old , light house keeping,  care of guinea pigs and fish tanks, family dog, etc. All PC activities done by children and employer rides too. Must be good with children and a people person as well as an animal person Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Live in or out *IRO £350/£400 neg *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Horse possible Groom required to work within a team to a very high standard on this international dressage yard. Essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking if capable), so really would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities. Keen Team player required who will be excited to work in a world-class establishment. Purpose-built International Dressage facilities:Indoor/outdoor schools, wash downs, walker, lots of well-kept post and rail turnout paddocks etc Rota is 5 days one week/6 days the next. Pls Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Horse considered *Professional supportive Team & environment *5.5-day week *Salary negotiable from £350pw depending on experience Experienced Home Groom/exercise Rider for a world-renowned yard. Run by two well known and established professionals respected on the performance horse circuits in top tier Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping as Riders and exceptional producers of young horses they are now looking to expand their Team. This is a position for an experienced professional, capable of taking sole charge when required and able to work well alongside long term Groom, owners and Clients. The role would suit someone experienced and happy in this kind of high level, but mostly relaxed environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate maturity, will be able to communicate well with Team and visiting clients etc. Flexibility essential and would be best suited to a very practical person able to use their own initiative/able to think on their feet. Must be able to conduct themselves well under pressure on occasions and with discretion. Naturally, you must be able to generally work and turnout (including clipping) to a good standard for a variety of occasions. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL56475 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Own horse a possibility *Opportunity to go to competitions for suitable candidates *5 or 6-day week negotiable Job Description We are a small showjumping yard in Astwick, Stotfold. I’m looking for a happy, confident, motivated person to work alongside me and my mother. I would rather an experienced person, however, I am willing to take on someone that is like a sponge and that loves to learn. We have young horses as well as stallions, all horses are well behaved. We are not a dealing yard; I produce horses for top level. Jobs would include:  Mucking out Tacking up and un-tacking Washing off Lunging Clipping Plaiting Tack cleaning Facilities include a hot wash, solarium, walker and floodlit ménage. For the right person there will be a chance of both international and national shows. Including both shows abroad and in the UK (this is optional) We are looking for someone that would work a 5  or 6 day week. Accommodation details No accommodation    
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. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul 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. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
*First class, private accommodation available *Partner welcomed *5 day week Situated in a county which is central in the UK we have a position which would suit an experienced Equestrian person who is mature and secure enough in their own skills to be able to step up when required. You must be equally relaxed about working alongside a handson, knowledgeable owner, so you also need to know when to step up and step back! This is a fabulous opportunity for a long term role combining some traditional yard management /Grooming/Riding duties with some optional ‘country living’ job responsibilities. Ideally, you will have had at least 5 years experience in the industry and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, (dog and house sitting etc optional)You should be capable of all grooming duties (plus clipping), happy to hack out and do canter work with fit horses when required. Excellent equine first aid skills also essential. This is a fabulous opportunity to live in first-class private accommodation either on your own or with a partner. Trailer license & 7.5 Tonne a real bonus Owners have a very well trained young German Shepherd who will need some care when owners are away so you need to be comfortable with the breed, but she is very people friendly and this aspect is secondary and optional. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a wonderful long term role for the right person . Owners want to spend more time away from their home and are really looking for someone who can seamlessly keep an eye on things and manage their home,yard  and beloved animals until their return but be  mature enough to take a step back when the owner is around.  Please contact Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5630 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
* Full- time, 37 hours a week, (weekend work may be available). *Flexible working hours *Beautiful spacious house and  NMW offered *Partner welcomed (could work part- time also) We breed horses and cattle on an organic family farm in the Midlands of Ireland and are looking for a skilled and reliable person to look after the horses and help with gardening etc. Duties Include: • Maintaining and cleaning stables, yard and grounds • Feeding horses, dogs and poultry • Mucking and turning out horses • Lunging horses • Handling horses ready to be backed • Stud duties: handling stallions, mares and foals • Driving horses to stud and competitions • Lawn mowing and gardening (experience not required) • Mending fences Ideal Candidate: • Good communication and teamwork skills • Ability to follow instructions • Keeps an overview, spot problems and suggest solutions • Self- motivated and able to work independently • Driving licence and 5years plus driving practice • Punctual and reliable • Extensive experience of working with horses Bonus: • Horse riding ability Please apply with CV and 2 reference names and telephone numbers    
* Own horse a possibility *Pets considered *Iro $500 pw *Training available 🙂 Fantastic life & career opportunity! 🙂 Job Description Candidate needs to have experience and be comfortable cleaning/bathing horses, tacking/untacking, bandaging/booting, keeping tack cared for, mane pulling, trimming and body clipping.   Yard duties when not grooming for a head trainer.  Grooming about 60% of position. Minimum Requirements Must have at least 6 months of working in a barn or as a full time groom.  We will train, so proficiency can be acquired while here.   Accommodation details Lovely furnished shared apartment on property with private bedroom, shared bath with one other, full laundry facilities, great-room, big kitchen with dishwasher, all necessary cooking/flatware/glassware and private pantry.   Benefits Housing, Salary, and Workmen’s Comp Insurance.  Riding lessons, horse board and training also possible.    
  * £26-£28K + accom. (Pay own bills but no rent) *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered *2 bedroom house down the road available & partner welcomed. Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for YR on a private competitive Dressage yard where the daughter is a YR (23 years old) and does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix.) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic approach to riding, coaching and performance. 9 horses kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary. International competitions attended, but mostly, you would need to hold the fort at home and go along to local/UK shows/training etc. on occasions. Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Riding available. Exercise/hacking riding at the least but if capable, more is available, maybe even some competing on the up and coming horses. Coaching available if required.  At a push could be non-riding, but ideally not. Must like dealing with youngsters on the ground and have prior experience. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                          
*Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Job entails daily care of a maximum of eighteen horses and ponies kept in groups.  This includes feeding, turning out, mucking out, grooming, keeping the yard and barns tidy and all usual yard duties.  A good standard of physical fitness is required for this role. You will be involved with assisting in training a variety of horses and need to be prepared to work with these animals in an ethical manner to  help prepare them for eventual rehoming. Riding can be sporadic depending on what we have in at any given time, we do bring on and back horses as and when the need arises. The ideal candidate will have empathy for horses and be confident handling horses of varying levels of experience and temperaments with varied history.  A cheerful disposition, a flexible attitude and a strong work ethic are all beneficial! This role would suit a junior groom with an interest in keeping horses in a more holistic manner and working in the charity sector.  At the sanctuary we like to keep the horses lives enriched and as stress free as possible.  You will have the ability to follow instructions and be able to work on your own initiative when needed. You will be required to carry out one evening duty per week which involves dealing with the other animals on site too.  Please note, this is a rural location, night life is possible with effort.   Accommodation details Live in, self-contained accommodation, with shared (with one other) bathroom and kitchen. Pets are welcome, sorry, no own horse on site.   Benefits Accommodation on site.  28 days paid holiday, 10 days sick, pension, uniform provided, boot allowance.    
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress though the levels at BE. A cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
*5 day week * Up to £400pw neg. depending on experience *(Horsey experience useful for occasional help on the yard ;)) Private household based on a small 20-acre country Thoroughbred Stud now seeking a Housekeeper who must be animal-friendly. You would be required to look after 2 dogs, as well as the main the house when the owner is away frequently during the week so some caretaking/supervision of an empty house required.  You must, of course, be reliable and honest and be happy to be in a country location with periods on your own. (Subject to DBS checks) You will have some knowledge of and experience in cleaning and sanitising rooms to varying levels to meet requirements, willingness to learn new cleaning methods and how to use various pieces of equipment, ability to adapt to different situations (owner and extended family in residence/not) and be able to  change work processes to accommodate employer needs etc. Example of Housekeeper Job Duties Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures Cleaning and sanitising toilets, showers/bathtubs, countertops, and sinks Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area Making beds and changing linens Washing windows Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs Sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors Sorting, washing, loading, and unloading laundry Ironing clothing items Using any cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools Keeping bathrooms stocked with clean linens, toiletries, and other supplies Cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces Emptying trash receptacles and disposing of waste Steaming and cleaning draperies Tidying up rooms Monitoring cleaning supplies and ordering more as needed Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team, quoting reference code JL55773 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* £400 negotiable +accommodation plus bills paid. *Very pretty 1 bed cottage (barn conversion) *Dog and horse possible *5 day week *Chance to take HGV license if required Experienced Eventing yard manager with some hunting know how required to work alongside 2 other staff to run a really friendly and fun family yard. You should be totally capable of stepping up and running all aspects but also a team player with good people and horse skills! You will of course be required to do all usual duties to a high standard home and away. HGV ideal but could put through a test so you must have some experience of driving a lorry. Rider very considerately does most of late night checks herself (!) but this role will involve total care and management of her 7 event horses (youngest is 6 years old). They are all 3 & 4 * plus the family hunters. There is something going on for the event horses all year around so never a dull season!  There is always about 8-15 horses to do between the Team Great facilities close in a beautiful Nort Yorkshire location : Full size menage/x country training course/decent hacking. Fairly close to A1 so easy to get out and about. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real fun, long term role working for a fun and friendly family who care about their horses and their staff. Good remuneration,cracking location and considerate employers what’s not to like!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. *Winter in Florida! This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border but much of the winter will be spent in Florida 🙂 . Working alongside one other Groom, who we placed a whle ago and who is living her best life! This is a lovely opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced Groom wanting to give the best care to 3/4 beautiful and well-behaved Dressage geldings who belong to a friendly but busy owner then you will love this! Total care and management of these top-level Dressage horses in Germany/France/Wellington Florida required. These horses travel well and enjoy their lives, so you too should enjoy the variety and top-level treatment you will receive as their Groom. You must be able to turn out well for international competitions and husbandry must be of a very high standard day to day. Please call Caroline & the Team 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 Brandsätter 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.   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 I am looking for a stay-at-home groom for the day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits
*Sole Charge * Dog and horse welcomed *Partner welcomed*Accommodation available *IRO £20Kpa & accomm. neg*Excellent  hacking, *Possibility of lessons. Experienced Hunt Groom required to work on this friendly family yard. Main role is as you would expect but cheerful, flexible person desired as occasionally there will be some “person Friday” duties eg: house sitting etc 🙂 You will be looking after 4 Hunters ranging from 15.2hh to 16.1hh (all well-schooled,) plus an ‘old faithful’ retiree and a 2-year-old who mostly live out. The successful applicant must know hunting, be self-motivated, tidy, reliable and have a sense of humour. The job requires all yard duties and responsibility for turning out the horses to a high standard. Must be able to clip, pull manes etc. The family also run a successful B& B business so some flexibility to other duties is required. In the summer you will be more involved with this side of things when the yard is quieter. All year round there will be a requirement to do some other duties as time allows ie walk dogs/feed and lock away ducks and chickens etc. The ideal candidate will have done sole charge before and possess either a trailer license and /or a 7.5t lorry license so can take horses to meets. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 quoting job ref JL9271 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Newly equipped, modern apartment available *Pets welcomed Breeder & producer who also competes show-jumpers and eventers in the UK, Italy, Holland/Belgium and the UAE, from world top-ten showjumping stallion foals to international Grand Prix/Nations Cup horses is now looking to add to their high-quality Team. Working with world-class competition riders such as a 3x Badminton GB rider, Italian Grand Prix showjumper and CSI 5* Nations Cup, rider this employer is aiming at the top-level competition. Experienced Groom essential but all usual basic tasks to a high standard also ie: Mucking out, daily exercise, grooming, day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of tack and yard, preparing horses for competitions and grooming for riders, administrative tasks. Some overnight travel and possibly some international travel will be required. Experience of stallions and young stock appreciated. Some care of dogs and cats at the farm for holiday cover, so a bit of flexibility would be great! Please contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Dog welcomed *DIY livery yard very close by *Morning or afternoon neg. some flexibility on occasions ideal. This employer is looking for a PT right hand person experienced, knowledgeable and with horsey know how to Groom/Ride and do Person Friday tasks to work one half of the day with one other providing the other half day! You must be able to tow a trailer and have a full and clean license plus take full care and responsibility for yard/horses etc on the ground and under saddle/lunge. Person Friday duties by the same person  would include some looking after 12 year old , light house keeping,  care of guinea pigs and fish tanks, family dog, etc. All PC activities done by children and employer rides too. Must be good with children and a people person as well as an animal person Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
  * £26-£28K + accom. (Pay own bills but no rent) *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered *2 bedroom house down the road available & partner welcomed. Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for YR on a private competitive Dressage yard where the daughter is a YR (23 years old) and does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix.) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic approach to riding, coaching and performance. 9 horses kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary. International competitions attended, but mostly, you would need to hold the fort at home and go along to local/UK shows/training etc. on occasions. Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Riding available. Exercise/hacking riding at the least but if capable, more is available, maybe even some competing on the up and coming horses. Coaching available if required.  At a push could be non-riding, but ideally not. Must like dealing with youngsters on the ground and have prior experience. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                          
* £400 negotiable +accommodation plus bills paid. *Very pretty 1 bed cottage (barn conversion) *Dog and horse possible *5 day week *Chance to take HGV license if required Experienced Eventing yard manager with some hunting know how required to work alongside 2 other staff to run a really friendly and fun family yard. You should be totally capable of stepping up and running all aspects but also a team player with good people and horse skills! You will of course be required to do all usual duties to a high standard home and away. HGV ideal but could put through a test so you must have some experience of driving a lorry. Rider very considerately does most of late night checks herself (!) but this role will involve total care and management of her 7 event horses (youngest is 6 years old). They are all 3 & 4 * plus the family hunters. There is something going on for the event horses all year around so never a dull season!  There is always about 8-15 horses to do between the Team Great facilities close in a beautiful Nort Yorkshire location : Full size menage/x country training course/decent hacking. Fairly close to A1 so easy to get out and about. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real fun, long term role working for a fun and friendly family who care about their horses and their staff. Good remuneration,cracking location and considerate employers what’s not to like!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Live in or out *IRO £350/£400 neg *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Horse possible Groom required to work within a team to a very high standard on this international dressage yard. Essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking if capable), so really would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities. Keen Team player required who will be excited to work in a world-class establishment. Purpose-built International Dressage facilities:Indoor/outdoor schools, wash downs, walker, lots of well-kept post and rail turnout paddocks etc Rota is 5 days one week/6 days the next. Pls Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Up to £450 pw negotiable depending on experience * Partner welcomed * Dog welcomed European champion Young Rider competing with Team GB and who has won 7 European medals is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider with professional standards to work on the family yard.Must turn out to 4* and be capable of sole charge when required but understand the team dynamic of a family situation. HGV helpful but could be put through test. Affable personality is essential for this private and happy yard and a shared enthusiasm for eventing at the highest levels is probably essential! 10 polo ponies kept in winter/minimal duties. Professional facilities/x country course/great hacking.2000 acre farm stunning cross country course. 🙂 Start date is February but could be earlier. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58861 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*8 hour day. *Competitive wage Job Description 2-3 days per week plus holiday cover.  Small private yard  close to Stratford-upon-avon with 5-6 horses.  8 hour day. Minimum Requirements Must be willing to muck out to a good standard. Must be able to handle big horses and young horses. The ideal applicant must be ableto work on their own initiative and be 100% reliable. Good rates of pay and lovely place to work.   Accommodation details Not a live in position   Benefits Good rates of pay  
    * 5/5.5 or 6 day week optional *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Live in or out This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment. The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses and another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) You would be based at the second yard mostly working under an experienced International Show Jumping Groom/Rider. All usual duties and must be capable of handling young stock and older, fit  performance horses. The family are looking for someone looking to join them for the long term, on an exciting equestrian journey with 3 young, ambitious daughters and supportive parents who will facilitate these ambitions. The family consists of non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJA and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Working alongside the FT trainer and yard manager you will enjoy working with a talented Rider and old school horsewoman with very high standards. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fabulous chance to join a family on their exciting journey through the levels.  Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress though the levels at BE. A cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
* Full- time, 37 hours a week, (weekend work may be available). *Flexible working hours *Beautiful spacious house and  NMW offered *Partner welcomed (could work part- time also) We breed horses and cattle on an organic family farm in the Midlands of Ireland and are looking for a skilled and reliable person to look after the horses and help with gardening etc. Duties Include: • Maintaining and cleaning stables, yard and grounds • Feeding horses, dogs and poultry • Mucking and turning out horses • Lunging horses • Handling horses ready to be backed • Stud duties: handling stallions, mares and foals • Driving horses to stud and competitions • Lawn mowing and gardening (experience not required) • Mending fences Ideal Candidate: • Good communication and teamwork skills • Ability to follow instructions • Keeps an overview, spot problems and suggest solutions • Self- motivated and able to work independently • Driving licence and 5years plus driving practice • Punctual and reliable • Extensive experience of working with horses Bonus: • Horse riding ability Please apply with CV and 2 reference names and telephone numbers    
* Ideally 3/4 days week  *Opportunity to take HGV if interested *Accommodation could be found *Very competitive remuneration totally negotiable according to experience Small, friendly and ambitious private yard set in beautiful peaceful surroundings with Top class FEI ponies and horses. This position will suit an experienced groom/rider to cover yard managers days off and competitions, exercising ponies/horses and general helping out. For the right person, some flexibility with the number of hours but 3/4 days pw is ideal.  If you are a friendly, reliable person who enjoys being part of a close-knit team, this is for you. A competent, confident rider to assist with keeping the ponies fit is essential. Normal stable duties to a very high standard. Experience in dealing with competition horses. Capable and confident rider a must.  You will need to be small and light enough to ride 14.2 ponies and confident and able enough to ride competition horses. You should be able to take sole charge of the yard with guidance. The yard is mainly for teenage daughter (14) who is very ambitious and competitive but well mannered and hardworking too! Daughter has previously competed at a National level in working hunter. Qualified Royal International, Horse of the Year Show, 2nd in the Gold Cup and qualified for Burghley Sports Pony. Now purely eventing. Successfully training with the under 16 and Under 18s coaches 🙂 MUST BE CHILD-FRIENDLY! 🙂  This is a fun endeavour as well as being a focussed ambition! Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitent.com
*Live in or live out *Own horse and pets a possibility Looking for a new team member on a busy successful yard. Full time position live in or live out, accommodation is own mobile home. We are looking for someone calm and confident with experience handling young green horses. Job includes all basic yard work: mucking out, feeding horses, keeping yard clean and tidy, Tacking up/ washing off, clipping, plaiting and stud work (training given) We are ideally looking for someone who can ride and work horses, ideally someone who rides to a good standard on the flat and is capable/ confident of schooling young horses and helping with breakers. There’s an opportunity to jump at shows for the right person and although this isn’t a purely riding position there is plenty of riding available for the right person with training given. We have a lovely yard to work from with some super horses and a great atmosphere. We go to some fantastic shows nationally and internationally and will require someone able to groom at some shows but equally stay at home and be responsible to take sole charge. Our new team member must take pride in there work and always be looking to get the best from the horses, we are looking for someone confident and reliable with a good sense of humour.   Position is 6days a week. We offer a good wage with paid holiday.  
* Opportunity to do NVQ * Chances to go racing * Willing to give rides in races to the right applicant *Own horse and dog welcomed *Accommodation available. Job Description Wanted full or part time rider. hard working reliable person required to join small dual purpose racing yard in West Yorkshire. experince in racing not necessary but must be a competent and capable rider of young fit Thorobreds horses. Minimum Requirements must ride well and be a team player     Accommodation details accommodation available if required     Benefits Opportunity to do NVQ chances to go racing willing to give rides in races to the right applicant    
Job Description I am looking for a stay-at-home groom for the day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits
Job Description Management of four horses, two hunters (also show in summer) one event horse and a retired dressage horse. Total yard management and exercise (with help), Mucking out, grooming, turning out for competitions/hunting, feed management, school and paddock maintenance.  To join a really friendly team looking after the home and horses. 6 day week with real flexibility at times.   Minimum Requirements Must have a positive attitude with great standards, must have a UK driving license. Experience of turning out, plaiting and clipping is required but training could be given. Experience with large competition fit horses.   Accommodation details At the moment live out, this could change into the future   Benefits Would help with passing of LGV driving license Riding tuition
* Partner welcomed *Own horse welcomed & dog considered *£360+ PW + accommodation * 5.5-day week *All utility bills included. Exquisite, quiet, family yard has a fabulous opportunity to Groom and to ride 4 beautiful Dressage horses aged from 4 years old. Must have an understanding of how to produce a young horse correctly & be confident & capable of riding sharp horses in all gaits walk trot and canter to a reasonable standard. Possibility of taking 4 year old out to see sights and sounds. 6 horses and a pony kept on this stunning yard. Daughter is young, advanced Dressage Rider who knows what’s what as does the employer. We placed the current yard manager who is still there and recommends the yard. The successful candidate would need to be able to work alongside as part of a Team. HGV license would be a  bonus then could do some competition grooming too. All duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. Some sole charge. Lovely 1-bed accommodation with bedroom + en-suite, fab facilities. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58800 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
* Own horse a possibility *Pets considered *Iro $500 pw *Training available 🙂 Fantastic life & career opportunity! 🙂 Job Description Candidate needs to have experience and be comfortable cleaning/bathing horses, tacking/untacking, bandaging/booting, keeping tack cared for, mane pulling, trimming and body clipping.   Yard duties when not grooming for a head trainer.  Grooming about 60% of position. Minimum Requirements Must have at least 6 months of working in a barn or as a full time groom.  We will train, so proficiency can be acquired while here.   Accommodation details Lovely furnished shared apartment on property with private bedroom, shared bath with one other, full laundry facilities, great-room, big kitchen with dishwasher, all necessary cooking/flatware/glassware and private pantry.   Benefits Housing, Salary, and Workmen’s Comp Insurance.  Riding lessons, horse board and training also possible.    
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 An additional groom/apprentice is needed to join our enthusiastic and hard working Event team!  We have a very exciting string of young horses who are aiming for Internationals this year, and need another pair of hands – general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and taking care of top level event horses.  There will be training on the job for skills such as mane and tail pulling and clipping, and opportunities to travel to competitions around the UK and abroad.  A great opportunity to join a highly motivated and exciting team! We have a purpose built yard in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and facilities that include an indoor barn, indoor school and outdoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. We would really like someone with their own horse, who would like to improve their riding with training from Charlotte (it doesn’t matter what level of rider you are currently!) Minimum Requirements Candidate must have some experience of working on a yard. There will be some riding and possibility of competing for the right person.  Above all must be hard working and enthusiastic.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation provided, on site.     Benefits Fantastic opportunity to gain experience at a top yard, working with knowledgable efficient and skilled people, and an exciting team of talented horses all striving for the top.  Additionally, own horse welcome and training with 4* rider and UKCC Level coach provided as part of the programme. Good wage provided for someone with experience!  
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. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul 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. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. *Winter in Florida! This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border but much of the winter will be spent in Florida 🙂 . Working alongside one other Groom, who we placed a whle ago and who is living her best life! This is a lovely opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced Groom wanting to give the best care to 3/4 beautiful and well-behaved Dressage geldings who belong to a friendly but busy owner then you will love this! Total care and management of these top-level Dressage horses in Germany/France/Wellington Florida required. These horses travel well and enjoy their lives, so you too should enjoy the variety and top-level treatment you will receive as their Groom. You must be able to turn out well for international competitions and husbandry must be of a very high standard day to day. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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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 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, I asked guest blogger Kelly Wallace Horne to 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.

Spring Forward in the Equine Industry

Is it just me or has this been an especially long winter this year? Anyway enough of all that, Spring is about to be sprung and we couldn’t be happier at the prospect of tiptoeing through the tulips in 2018! 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!

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 Apprentice Week 4th March – 8th March 2019 – 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…

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.

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

It’s National Apprentice Week 4th March – 8th March 2019 – 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!

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. 

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

As we fast approach 29th March 2019 when the UK leaves the European Union, “Brexit” dominates our news headlines daily but it can be extremely hard to keep up with, let alone understand what is happening and what to expect. As an international recruitment agency, we place many British Grooms in jobs within the EU, and many EU citizens into jobs within the UK, so… what about information for Employers and Grooms in the equine industry?

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.

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

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…)

New Years Resolutions for Equestrian Jobseekers

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

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!

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!).

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 Emily Taylor 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 Jobs with Accommodation

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

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, Emily Taylor, 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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