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*Lovely self-contained single accommodation *Working within an experienced team *Opportunity to learn how to produce quality event horses *Pets and own horse considered Job Description All yard duties looking after 8/10 horses on super Eventing Yard Great facilities, very high standards of turnout and care and a good team Travel to events during the season   Minimum Requirements Must be able to ride big fit event horses; hacking is required but cantering, jumping etc. dependent on experience Plait, clip, pull manes etc etc Willing to learn and put in the hard work to achieve high standards   Accommodation details Lovely self-contained single accommodation   Benefits Working as part of an experienced team where you can learn how to produce quality event horses  
Job Description Trainee Competition Groom/Travelling Groom/Show Groom required for successful Show Jumping Yard in Kent. You will need to be a competent Groom, but no need for previous experience grooming at shows – you be working with other, more experienced team members who will be able to show you the ropes. A lorry licence is a bonus, but not a requirement. Salary is scalable according to skills and experience.   Minimum Requirements Experience as a Groom.   Accommodation details On-site accommodation provided. Working couples welcome to apply if one person is an experienced Competition Groom.
Job Description small yard in shropshire near Bridgnorth/Ludlow – racing – duties include yard work, exercise, riding work, travelling, all round work required to keep yard running including occaisional evening stables – minimum hours 6hrs  days a week Good rate of pay per hour   Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details no accomodation   Benefits    
*Own horse & dog welcomed *Opportunity for more hours available. *Competitive package *5 or 6 day week neg. Job Description Looking for a part-time groom for 5/6 mornings a week to help on a private event yard. Must be confident handling fit event horses. Reliability and high standards are essential, as well as the ability to take sole charge on occasion. Role includes all normal yard duties. Family run yard with lovely horses. For the right candidate a competitive wage is available, as well as the opportunity for more hours. Minimum Requirements Confident handling fit competition horses. Attention to detail and high standards very important.  Conscientious and a good sense of humour!   Accommodation details None   Benefits Potential for candidate to have their own horse
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.  
*5-day week *Own horse and pets considered *Accommodation available *Competitive salary on offer Varied position available for a hands-on Yard Manager required for a very successful show jumping stud, to work as part of a small dedicated team located on a farm in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 120 acres set in stunning dales scenery! Great opportunity for an experienced Groom/Yard manager to gain Stud experience. Sole charge experience required so owners can take time off and leave things in your capable charge! Numbers can go up to 70/80 in Stud season.  Applicants don’t need to have foaled down as full training will be given. Riding or non-riding. Stallion and young stock experience useful. This stud breeds and produces quality warmblood show jumpers/sport horses. Stallions are also at stud at this busy AI centre for chilled/frozen and embryo transfer. 50-60 resident horses from foals upwards foals, youngstock and stallions produced for grading. Must be willing to pitch in with all yard work . Ability to drive vehicles and fix things would be helpful. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Own horse a possibility * Very experienced Yard manager based on site *Fabulous facilities Job Description We are looking for a friendly, hard working individual to join our team at our busy yard just outside of Tonbridge in Kent. The candidate will be happy to assist in all yard duties including turning out, mucking out, catching in, etc.  An eye of detail and a tidy yard attitude is a must. You will need to be self driven, ensuring all duties are carried out meticulously.  We run a very reputable livery business and our reputation is important to us. Minimum Requirements Previous experience necessary   Accommodation details     Benefits    
*Apartment available *Competitive salary iro £25Kpa *Pets welcomed A full time Show/Home Groom is required at Competition Stables hosing a  showjumping yard near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties including exercising the horses and ridden flatwork.  The candidate must be capable of turning out to a high standard and be experienced in clipping, plaiting and pulling manes.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home.  A full driving licence is essential and although a current HGV licence is an advantage it is not compulsory. Private apartment available and a competitive salary will be paid to the successful applicant.    
Looking for a Full Time/Part Time Groom/trainee Groom for a small professional family event/hunt yard with horses ranging from 4 yo to 4*. Must be confident handling fit competition horses. Jobs would include all day to day yard duties including mucking out, putting horses on the walker, turning out, tacking up, washing off, grooming, feeding, preparing for competitions and possibly some riding. Be able to turn out to a high standard, clip, pull manes/tails and plait as well as general yard duties including lunging. 5.5/6 days negotiable, including some weekends throughout the season. Opportunity to travel to events both in the UK and abroad. You will get sole charge responsibility so it is vital that you can use your initiative and be 100% reliable – so previous experience would be a real bonus. Min requirements: Sole Charge, must be able to plait, pull mane/tails and turn out to a very high standard. Benefits Room for your own horse and training included.  
*Friendly enthusiastic team * Ideally 5 days 25 hours or 6 days 30 hours available *£10 PH neg. depending on experience Super PT or FT position available, days/hours flexibility for good applicants. This is a role for a second Groom to assist an experienced Yard Manager, rider and Yard Owner who also rides. The suitable applicant should be someone competent enough to be able to step up when YM/Owner not around and therefore reliability key also. You will need to be competent with equine first aid eg: poulticing, cuts etc. and attention to detail really important as are very high standards on a day to day basis, not just for shows. 9 horses in (eventers, hunters, coloured driving horses and a few others. A coloured horse has been driven in front of the Queen at Windsor! Good facilities: access to a menage & 200 acres to ride around including some x country jumps.
*Live in or out *IRO £400pw *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Horse possible Experienced 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 and able to step up when Rider and Competition Groom away for periods of time. There will be less experienced staff to supervise on occasion also so must be ‘of a standard’ that they can look up to. 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
* Salary package up to £525 pw neg. *5 day week *Well behaved dog welcome *Live in or out position Interesting position is available on a family yard run to professional standards by a top Yard Manager with years of high-level experience. Fabulous opportunity to develop your skills and grow within a role but you will need to be able to hit the ground running and capable of taking sole charge as and when required. The family specialise in Working Hunter/Event/ Schools jumping. A sociable, child-friendly person with impeccable standards you must be someone who enjoys caring for horses/ponies on a day to day basis as although there is riding if you are interested and capable, it will be only hacking, possibly going to the gallops a couple of times a week. This role would offer someone the opportunity for someone who takes real pride in their work to learn County-level management and standards. If you were practical and able to turn your hands to general maintenance with the team that too would be useful. Competition grooming is also part of the role if you have your 7.5t lorry license. If you don’t you would need to acquire that within the role and this would be fully supported. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. 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.  
*Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. *On-site accommodation *National Trainers Federation rules. * Standard racing overtime. *Quarterly pool money. Job Description Opportunity for individual or a couple to join the team.  Riding 4 or 5 horses a morning and all the usual stable duties.  You will look after quality horses and there are plenty of opportunities to go racing and attend foreign race meetings if desired.  Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. Must be very competent rider and able to provide good reference. Minimum Requirements Previous experience riding racehorses prefered but not essential.  Other successful candidates have come from eventing or showjumping backgrounds. Preferably below 11 stone   Accommodation details Good on site accommodation for only £25 per week.   Benefits Weekly paid.  Hours clocked and paid correctly according to National Trainers Federation rules. Anything worked over 40 hours paid on top of basic wage at time and a half.  Bonus for good time keeping and attendance as well as standard racing overtime. Quarterly pool money bonus based on % of prize money won.    
*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  
* 5 day week *Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons *Live-out position Job Description I am sad to say to that after 2 1/2  years Fred is leaving. So I am looking for a new full time groom to be part of my team, a small yard of event horses currently up to international 4 star level and hunt horses.  Opportunity to groom at International events,  hunt and have dressage and jumping lessons from me. The right person must be hard working, have high standards, trustworthy, honest and have previous experience working on a yard, to have an HGV licence is a bonus but not a must, opportunity to gain HGV license.  Duties include general yard work , hacking and galloping event and hunt horses.  Its a small yard of 6 lovely quality horses with a well kept, smart yard to work in and a friendly team.  Hours are 8am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, when grooming at a competition days off do change.   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a yard.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons  
* Dog considered * Accommodation available if needed *Bring your own bananas   Professional Dressage rider, coach, and ‘a social media influencer’ known for Vlogs, podcasts and for her love of banana pancakes is urgently looking for yard cover for her Dressage Yard….. THIS WEEKEND!   Duties include general mucking out, handling young horses etc all working alongside an experienced Team. Must be used to fit competition horses.
* Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description- An exciting opportunity for a Stud Assistant has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Stud in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements – Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details – Shared single accommodation in furnished 2 bedroom staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits – Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse    
Job Description We are looking for a groom for an immediate start at our small, professional competition yard in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. This is a mixed role working with nice horses and nice people. All the usual general yard duties with some riding and competition grooming. Happy to help someone with experience around fit competition horses to fulfil an apprenticeship level 2, or someone more experienced looking for a professional groom’s position. High quality, fun yard with a combination of horses from youngstock up to 4-star eventers. Fantastic on-site accommodation and great facilities to work in. Unfortunately, no space for own horse.   Minimum Requirements Confident handling horses Polite and friendly Attention to detail Good team player Honest and hardworking You must love horses   Accommodation details Very high quality, comfortable onsite 3 bedroom cottage shared with one other.   Benefits Friendly yard with good pay, pension, 28 days plus, paid holiday. Professionally run business that values its staff.  
**5/2/20 UNDER OFFER ** *£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                          
*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.
Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position. Previous experience as a head groom or yard manager is preferred but absolutely not essential – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position or live in as we have a stunning heated one bedroom studio kitchen shower bedroom   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! Full
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.  
* 5 day week *Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons *Live-out position Job Description I am sad to say to that after 2 1/2  years Fred is leaving. So I am looking for a new full time groom to be part of my team, a small yard of event horses currently up to international 4 star level and hunt horses.  Opportunity to groom at International events,  hunt and have dressage and jumping lessons from me. The right person must be hard working, have high standards, trustworthy, honest and have previous experience working on a yard, to have an HGV licence is a bonus but not a must, opportunity to gain HGV license.  Duties include general yard work , hacking and galloping event and hunt horses.  Its a small yard of 6 lovely quality horses with a well kept, smart yard to work in and a friendly team.  Hours are 8am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, when grooming at a competition days off do change.   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a yard.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons  
*5-day week *Own horse and pets considered *Accommodation available *Competitive salary on offer Varied position available for a hands-on Yard Manager required for a very successful show jumping stud, to work as part of a small dedicated team located on a farm in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 120 acres set in stunning dales scenery! Great opportunity for an experienced Groom/Yard manager to gain Stud experience. Sole charge experience required so owners can take time off and leave things in your capable charge! Numbers can go up to 70/80 in Stud season.  Applicants don’t need to have foaled down as full training will be given. Riding or non-riding. Stallion and young stock experience useful. This stud breeds and produces quality warmblood show jumpers/sport horses. Stallions are also at stud at this busy AI centre for chilled/frozen and embryo transfer. 50-60 resident horses from foals upwards foals, youngstock and stallions produced for grading. Must be willing to pitch in with all yard work . Ability to drive vehicles and fix things would be helpful. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Salary IRO £21k *Own horse and dog considered *Opportunities to compete and progress riding for the right person. *Live out or accomm. locally Job Description Looking for a right hand wo/man! Very rewarding job for the right person who wants to be part of a team. Ideally someone who can manage the yard on a day to day basis and lead the other staff. Looking for someone with high standards, pride in their working environment, who is in it for the long haul and will love and care for the horses as their own. We are a sport horse stud and producing yard, also providing sales, schooling, breaking livery. Usually out training or competing several times a week and draghunting in winter. We are a busy and varied yard with no 2 days the same. Need to be confident with youngstock. Competition grooming is a plus but not essential. Someone who can ride is a bonus but not essential –  the more capable you are the more will be available to you with opportunities to progress and compete for the right person. Or just hack if that’s what you prefer! We back all our youngsters in house so some experience in this area is preferred. Minimum Requirements Some kind of professional experience on a yard High standards and attention to detail No formal qualifications necessary   Accommodation details No accommodation provided, lots of accommodation available locally.   Benefits Full contract with pension scheme, holiday etc Own horse welcome Very varied job with lots of opportunity to learn and gain experience in new areas Opportunities to compete and progress riding for the right person. Mostly indoor facilities, friendly working environment.  
***** WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY COVER ***** Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position.  – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! WEEKEND POST / HOLIDAY COVER  Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm  **HOLIDAY COVER AS NEEDED   
*Competitive salary * Onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. *Partners welcomed *own dog and horse considered Well known, Oxfordshire based Hunt Yard requires a responsible, experienced person to fill the role of stud groom for the 2020/21 season. This managerial position will be based at our brand new site with a purpose built indoor yard, all year round turn out, covered horse walker, 20m x 60m outdoor arena and miles of off road hacking. The role will require management of a small team of people. You will be responsible for all aspects of horse care with the high standards associated with this prestigious pack. A licence to drive a 7.5 ton lorry is essential for this role. Accommodation offered is an onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. Competitive salary offered for the right candidate.    
* Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description- An exciting opportunity for a Stud Assistant has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Stud in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements – Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details – Shared single accommodation in furnished 2 bedroom staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits – Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse    
*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    
* Salary package up to £525 pw neg. *5 day week *Well behaved dog welcome *Live in or out position Interesting position is available on a family yard run to professional standards by a top Yard Manager with years of high-level experience. Fabulous opportunity to develop your skills and grow within a role but you will need to be able to hit the ground running and capable of taking sole charge as and when required. The family specialise in Working Hunter/Event/ Schools jumping. A sociable, child-friendly person with impeccable standards you must be someone who enjoys caring for horses/ponies on a day to day basis as although there is riding if you are interested and capable, it will be only hacking, possibly going to the gallops a couple of times a week. This role would offer someone the opportunity for someone who takes real pride in their work to learn County-level management and standards. If you were practical and able to turn your hands to general maintenance with the team that too would be useful. Competition grooming is also part of the role if you have your 7.5t lorry license. If you don’t you would need to acquire that within the role and this would be fully supported. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Own horse and dog very welcome. *Cottage available on farm. *Top of range salary. *Partner, own horse and pets welcomed. Job Description We have 5 lovely hunters and team chasers and are looking for a full time groom to help with the horses on our 300 acre family farm. Very experienced equestrian family with two international riders. When time permits help with farm, garden, driving or dogs. Own horse and dog very welcome. Excellent equestrian facilities – indoor school, cross country jumps, gallops, etc. Good free cottage available on farm. LGV driver an advantage. Top of range salary. Minimum Requirements Drive Horsebox Lunging Bandaging Plaiting Clipping Trim/Pull Sole Charge Exercising Natural Horsemanship Confident rider Hunting Hacking   Accommodation details Own farm cottage   Benefits    
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 2 experienced Competition Grooms/Travelling Grooms/Show Grooms required in time for the Sunshine tour in Spain, Feb/March. This is a permanent position, and the Sunshine Tour will be your first competition with us. We need two grooms with previous Competition/Travelling/Show Groom experience, but we do have another vacancy for a trainee Competition Groom. A lorry licence is a bonus, but not a requirement. Salary is scalable according to skills and experience.   Minimum Requirements Good turn out skills   Accommodation details On-site accommodation provided. Working couples welcome to apply.
*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 Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you!   Gestüt Lewitz-PS Pferdehaltung Dirk Hauser Lewitzhof 1-19306 Neustadt-Glewe Mail: hauser@schockemoehle.com Tel.: 0175-4390687 Minimum Requirements experience in  1,40m jumping at competitions   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
**5/2/20 UNDER OFFER ** *£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                          
Job Description Trainee Competition Groom/Travelling Groom/Show Groom required for successful Show Jumping Yard in Kent. You will need to be a competent Groom, but no need for previous experience grooming at shows – you be working with other, more experienced team members who will be able to show you the ropes. A lorry licence is a bonus, but not a requirement. Salary is scalable according to skills and experience.   Minimum Requirements Experience as a Groom.   Accommodation details On-site accommodation provided. Working couples welcome to apply if one person is an experienced Competition Groom.
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
*Lovely self-contained single accommodation *Working within an experienced team *Opportunity to learn how to produce quality event horses *Pets and own horse considered Job Description All yard duties looking after 8/10 horses on super Eventing Yard Great facilities, very high standards of turnout and care and a good team Travel to events during the season   Minimum Requirements Must be able to ride big fit event horses; hacking is required but cantering, jumping etc. dependent on experience Plait, clip, pull manes etc etc Willing to learn and put in the hard work to achieve high standards   Accommodation details Lovely self-contained single accommodation   Benefits Working as part of an experienced team where you can learn how to produce quality event horses  
*Own horse a possibility * Very experienced Yard manager based on site *Fabulous facilities Job Description We are looking for a friendly, hard working individual to join our team at our busy yard just outside of Tonbridge in Kent. The candidate will be happy to assist in all yard duties including turning out, mucking out, catching in, etc.  An eye of detail and a tidy yard attitude is a must. You will need to be self driven, ensuring all duties are carried out meticulously.  We run a very reputable livery business and our reputation is important to us. Minimum Requirements Previous experience necessary   Accommodation details     Benefits    
*Apartment available *Competitive salary iro £25Kpa *Pets welcomed A full time Show/Home Groom is required at Competition Stables hosing a  showjumping yard near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties including exercising the horses and ridden flatwork.  The candidate must be capable of turning out to a high standard and be experienced in clipping, plaiting and pulling manes.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home.  A full driving licence is essential and although a current HGV licence is an advantage it is not compulsory. Private apartment available and a competitive salary will be paid to the successful applicant.    
*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 Trainee Competition Groom/Travelling Groom/Show Groom required for successful Show Jumping Yard in Kent. You will need to be a competent Groom, but no need for previous experience grooming at shows – you be working with other, more experienced team members who will be able to show you the ropes. A lorry licence is a bonus, but not a requirement. Salary is scalable according to skills and experience.   Minimum Requirements Experience as a Groom.   Accommodation details On-site accommodation provided. Working couples welcome to apply if one person is an experienced Competition Groom.
**29/1/20 UNDER OFFER **   * Idyllic West Sussex countryside. *Flat available on-site * £21,000 pa  (negotiable) *No accommodation deduction *  Heating oil/Electric paid by the employer) *Dog allowed and own horse considered Full-time, sole charge Groom/Rider required to look after 3 Dressage horses and 2 ponies on owners private yard separate to high spec. on-site livery yard close by. The role includes all usual yard duties; grooming, mucking out, turn out including a high standard of clipping turning out/bringing in, tacking up, tack cleaning, general yard daily maintenance etc.to a very high standard. Must be able to work on own initiative and have the experience to deal with youngsters bringing in/out of field. Fantastic facilities: Dressage clinics run on a regular basis Indoor & Outdoor arenas Solarium & wash down areas Electric horse walker post & rail fields and turnout paddocks Lorry parking Close to competition venues Lovely woodland hacking Quiet roads with bridleways Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL62335 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description- An exciting opportunity for a Stud Assistant has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Stud in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements – Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details – Shared single accommodation in furnished 2 bedroom staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits – Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse    
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you!   Gestüt Lewitz-PS Pferdehaltung Dirk Hauser Lewitzhof 1-19306 Neustadt-Glewe Mail: hauser@schockemoehle.com Tel.: 0175-4390687 Minimum Requirements experience in  1,40m jumping at competitions   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
* Accommodation available *FT or PT  *Opportunity to take HGV if interested *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 live in or live out position will suit an experienced groom/rider and is either PT or FT to suit. You would be required to attend some competitions, exercise ponies/horses and general helping out.  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
*Very good accommodation (reasonable bills paid) *Own horse & dog welcome *Opportunities to hunt *2 months paid holiday   Job Description This managerial level job requires an individual experienced with fit healthy horses.  The individual has to be self motivated with an exceptional eye for detail as they will have sole responsibility for 7 horses hunting three days a week.  Horses will need to be turned out to a high level and their fitness and feeding managed carefully.  Good communication skills will be necessary to ensure flexibility and a smooth running operation on hunting days. A part time groom will cover Sundays.   Minimum Requirements Feed/Plait/Clip/Turn out Bandage/Poultice/Dress wounds Muck out/Exercise/School 7.5 Tonne Lorry Licence (Although an exceptional candidate could be put through the test) Manage the booking of the farrier and the vet when necessary   Accommodation details Very good accommodation is available with all reasonable bills paid.   Benefits Complete independence Beautiful scenery and excellent riding out Can bring a horse Can bring a dog Can hunt, work permitting 2 months paid holiday Potential opportunity to use empty boxes and run a livery yard on site (tbc).
*Friendly enthusiastic team * Ideally 5 days 25 hours or 6 days 30 hours available *£10 PH neg. depending on experience Super PT or FT position available, days/hours flexibility for good applicants. This is a role for a second Groom to assist an experienced Yard Manager, rider and Yard Owner who also rides. The suitable applicant should be someone competent enough to be able to step up when YM/Owner not around and therefore reliability key also. You will need to be competent with equine first aid eg: poulticing, cuts etc. and attention to detail really important as are very high standards on a day to day basis, not just for shows. 9 horses in (eventers, hunters, coloured driving horses and a few others. A coloured horse has been driven in front of the Queen at Windsor! Good facilities: access to a menage & 200 acres to ride around including some x country jumps.
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.    
*5 day week (some weekends off) *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered, but prefer not at the start £25K pa & accommodation *Opportunity to compete if desired. Full-time live-in rider/groom required for a small private yard Somerset. You will have sole charge and full care for two young, big and athletic competition eventing horses (4 yr and 9yrs, 16.2HH) and a Irish hunter (12 yrs 16.2HH in rehab) & a 4 yrs 15.2 connemara. A few sheep kept and two friendly dogs also on-site! Must be open to country pursuits. A patient, observant and kind person required with the experience to ride these lovely equine characters with sensitivity and confidence. A responsible role for an organised and progressive person to be rewarded with an excellent package, very friendly atmosphere and the company of other staff on site. Must be happy to go to competitions and clinics to assist Rider/Owner away from home on occasions. FACILITIES: Outdoor arena 30m x 60m, Open Barn type yard all undercover. Solarium etc for horses Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Excellent accommodation on site. *Pets considered *Riding optional Job Description We are an international dressage yard and stud in the Cotswolds seeking a reliable, committed, and competent person to join our team.  The role has plenty of variety as we have competition horses up to Grand Prix level, youngsters and breeding stock. Minimum Requirements A good work ethic and appreciation for high standards are essential.   Accommodation details Excellent accommodation on site.   Benefits Outstanding facilities, and opportunity to be part of an ambitious team and gain experience in several aspects of sport horse management.  
Job Description small yard in shropshire near Bridgnorth/Ludlow – racing – duties include yard work, exercise, riding work, travelling, all round work required to keep yard running including occaisional evening stables – minimum hours 6hrs  days a week Good rate of pay per hour   Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details no accomodation   Benefits    
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload   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.  
***** WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY COVER ***** Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position.  – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! WEEKEND POST / HOLIDAY COVER  Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm  **HOLIDAY COVER AS NEEDED   
Job Description We are looking for a groom for an immediate start at our small, professional competition yard in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. This is a mixed role working with nice horses and nice people. All the usual general yard duties with some riding and competition grooming. Happy to help someone with experience around fit competition horses to fulfil an apprenticeship level 2, or someone more experienced looking for a professional groom’s position. High quality, fun yard with a combination of horses from youngstock up to 4-star eventers. Fantastic on-site accommodation and great facilities to work in. Unfortunately, no space for own horse.   Minimum Requirements Confident handling horses Polite and friendly Attention to detail Good team player Honest and hardworking You must love horses   Accommodation details Very high quality, comfortable onsite 3 bedroom cottage shared with one other.   Benefits Friendly yard with good pay, pension, 28 days plus, paid holiday. Professionally run business that values its staff.  
*Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. *On-site accommodation *National Trainers Federation rules. * Standard racing overtime. *Quarterly pool money. Job Description Opportunity for individual or a couple to join the team.  Riding 4 or 5 horses a morning and all the usual stable duties.  You will look after quality horses and there are plenty of opportunities to go racing and attend foreign race meetings if desired.  Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. Must be very competent rider and able to provide good reference. Minimum Requirements Previous experience riding racehorses prefered but not essential.  Other successful candidates have come from eventing or showjumping backgrounds. Preferably below 11 stone   Accommodation details Good on site accommodation for only £25 per week.   Benefits Weekly paid.  Hours clocked and paid correctly according to National Trainers Federation rules. Anything worked over 40 hours paid on top of basic wage at time and a half.  Bonus for good time keeping and attendance as well as standard racing overtime. Quarterly pool money bonus based on % of prize money won.    
*Own horse & dog welcomed *Opportunity for more hours available. *Competitive package *5 or 6 day week neg. Job Description Looking for a part-time groom for 5/6 mornings a week to help on a private event yard. Must be confident handling fit event horses. Reliability and high standards are essential, as well as the ability to take sole charge on occasion. Role includes all normal yard duties. Family run yard with lovely horses. For the right candidate a competitive wage is available, as well as the opportunity for more hours. Minimum Requirements Confident handling fit competition horses. Attention to detail and high standards very important.  Conscientious and a good sense of humour!   Accommodation details None   Benefits Potential for candidate to have their own horse
* 5 day week *Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons *Live-out position Job Description I am sad to say to that after 2 1/2  years Fred is leaving. So I am looking for a new full time groom to be part of my team, a small yard of event horses currently up to international 4 star level and hunt horses.  Opportunity to groom at International events,  hunt and have dressage and jumping lessons from me. The right person must be hard working, have high standards, trustworthy, honest and have previous experience working on a yard, to have an HGV licence is a bonus but not a must, opportunity to gain HGV license.  Duties include general yard work , hacking and galloping event and hunt horses.  Its a small yard of 6 lovely quality horses with a well kept, smart yard to work in and a friendly team.  Hours are 8am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, when grooming at a competition days off do change.   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a yard.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons  
*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.
Job Description Working during polo season, based near Kirtlington Park Polo Club: March to September 2020 (more permanent position available for the right person) Experienced and competent rider required for: schooling and training 8 high quality polo ponies aged 5 to 15 grooming yard maintenance & management equine health monitoring and managing turning out to a high standard Minimum Requirements Experience training young horses, from main disciplines: jumping, dressage, Eventing, polo   Accommodation details Accommodation could be arranged for the right person   Benefits Sole charge of the yard flexibility with working hours Mondays off work, except for bank holidays    
Job Description We are looking for a groom for an immediate start at our small, professional competition yard in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. This is a mixed role working with nice horses and nice people. All the usual general yard duties with some riding and competition grooming. Happy to help someone with experience around fit competition horses to fulfil an apprenticeship level 2, or someone more experienced looking for a professional groom’s position. High quality, fun yard with a combination of horses from youngstock up to 4-star eventers. Fantastic on-site accommodation and great facilities to work in. Unfortunately, no space for own horse.   Minimum Requirements Confident handling horses Polite and friendly Attention to detail Good team player Honest and hardworking You must love horses   Accommodation details Very high quality, comfortable onsite 3 bedroom cottage shared with one other.   Benefits Friendly yard with good pay, pension, 28 days plus, paid holiday. Professionally run business that values its staff.  
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.  
*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 and dog very welcome. *Cottage available on farm. *Top of range salary. *Partner, own horse and pets welcomed. Job Description We have 5 lovely hunters and team chasers and are looking for a full time groom to help with the horses on our 300 acre family farm. Very experienced equestrian family with two international riders. When time permits help with farm, garden, driving or dogs. Own horse and dog very welcome. Excellent equestrian facilities – indoor school, cross country jumps, gallops, etc. Good free cottage available on farm. LGV driver an advantage. Top of range salary. Minimum Requirements Drive Horsebox Lunging Bandaging Plaiting Clipping Trim/Pull Sole Charge Exercising Natural Horsemanship Confident rider Hunting Hacking   Accommodation details Own farm cottage   Benefits    
*Live in or out *Yard located close to Bath and Badminton *Riders compete from the Stud under the guidance Olympic Gold Medallist and winner of Badminton and Burghley Job Description Stud Groom/Stallion Handler required for a large sport horse stud, AI and semen collection centre in North Wiltshire. The role requires is for someone who is experienced and competent at stallion handling, but a sound knowledge of mares, foals and foaling would also be a great advantage. Applicant must be cheerful, hardworking and willing to work as part of a team. Long term position available to the right candidate. 5.5 day week, with statutory holiday allowances. Salary dependent on experience. Accommodation This position can be live in or live out. Shared accommodation is available if required.
Job Description Trainee Competition Groom/Travelling Groom/Show Groom required for successful Show Jumping Yard in Kent. You will need to be a competent Groom, but no need for previous experience grooming at shows – you be working with other, more experienced team members who will be able to show you the ropes. A lorry licence is a bonus, but not a requirement. Salary is scalable according to skills and experience.   Minimum Requirements Experience as a Groom.   Accommodation details On-site accommodation provided. Working couples welcome to apply if one person is an experienced Competition Groom.
*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  
*Lovely self-contained single accommodation *Working within an experienced team *Opportunity to learn how to produce quality event horses *Pets and own horse considered Job Description All yard duties looking after 8/10 horses on super Eventing Yard Great facilities, very high standards of turnout and care and a good team Travel to events during the season   Minimum Requirements Must be able to ride big fit event horses; hacking is required but cantering, jumping etc. dependent on experience Plait, clip, pull manes etc etc Willing to learn and put in the hard work to achieve high standards   Accommodation details Lovely self-contained single accommodation   Benefits Working as part of an experienced team where you can learn how to produce quality event horses  
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.  
*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    
*Own horse & dog welcomed *Opportunity for more hours available. *Competitive package *5 or 6 day week neg. Job Description Looking for a part-time groom for 5/6 mornings a week to help on a private event yard. Must be confident handling fit event horses. Reliability and high standards are essential, as well as the ability to take sole charge on occasion. Role includes all normal yard duties. Family run yard with lovely horses. For the right candidate a competitive wage is available, as well as the opportunity for more hours. Minimum Requirements Confident handling fit competition horses. Attention to detail and high standards very important.  Conscientious and a good sense of humour!   Accommodation details None   Benefits Potential for candidate to have their own horse
* Salary package up to £525 pw neg. *5 day week *Well behaved dog welcome *Live in or out position Interesting position is available on a family yard run to professional standards by a top Yard Manager with years of high-level experience. Fabulous opportunity to develop your skills and grow within a role but you will need to be able to hit the ground running and capable of taking sole charge as and when required. The family specialise in Working Hunter/Event/ Schools jumping. A sociable, child-friendly person with impeccable standards you must be someone who enjoys caring for horses/ponies on a day to day basis as although there is riding if you are interested and capable, it will be only hacking, possibly going to the gallops a couple of times a week. This role would offer someone the opportunity for someone who takes real pride in their work to learn County-level management and standards. If you were practical and able to turn your hands to general maintenance with the team that too would be useful. Competition grooming is also part of the role if you have your 7.5t lorry license. If you don’t you would need to acquire that within the role and this would be fully supported. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Dog considered * Accommodation available if needed *Bring your own bananas   Professional Dressage rider, coach, and ‘a social media influencer’ known for Vlogs, podcasts and for her love of banana pancakes is urgently looking for yard cover for her Dressage Yard….. THIS WEEKEND!   Duties include general mucking out, handling young horses etc all working alongside an experienced Team. Must be used to fit competition horses.
*5-day week *Own horse and pets considered *Accommodation available *Competitive salary on offer Varied position available for a hands-on Yard Manager required for a very successful show jumping stud, to work as part of a small dedicated team located on a farm in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 120 acres set in stunning dales scenery! Great opportunity for an experienced Groom/Yard manager to gain Stud experience. Sole charge experience required so owners can take time off and leave things in your capable charge! Numbers can go up to 70/80 in Stud season.  Applicants don’t need to have foaled down as full training will be given. Riding or non-riding. Stallion and young stock experience useful. This stud breeds and produces quality warmblood show jumpers/sport horses. Stallions are also at stud at this busy AI centre for chilled/frozen and embryo transfer. 50-60 resident horses from foals upwards foals, youngstock and stallions produced for grading. Must be willing to pitch in with all yard work . Ability to drive vehicles and fix things would be helpful. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Competitive salary * Onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. *Partners welcomed *own dog and horse considered Well known, Oxfordshire based Hunt Yard requires a responsible, experienced person to fill the role of stud groom for the 2020/21 season. This managerial position will be based at our brand new site with a purpose built indoor yard, all year round turn out, covered horse walker, 20m x 60m outdoor arena and miles of off road hacking. The role will require management of a small team of people. You will be responsible for all aspects of horse care with the high standards associated with this prestigious pack. A licence to drive a 7.5 ton lorry is essential for this role. Accommodation offered is an onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. Competitive salary offered for the right candidate.    
*On-site accommodation available or live out *Set within 1,000 acres of farmland *Riding optional *Part-time & full-time positions Stud in North Wiltshire are looking for additional team members for the 2020 breeding season. A good attitude, horse sense and ability to work as part of a team are essential to all roles. Experience of stud work, especially stallion handling and foaling would be hugely desirable. Plenty of learning and on the job training available in these varied roles on a busy stud and semen collection centre. Salary dependent on experience, single on-site accommodation is a possibility.  
   *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed 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. Must have experience of youngstock on the ground, some stud work ideal but not essential. Must be capable of sole charge. Please note the following: You will need to be flexible to work 5.5 – 6 days a week You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at reasonable speed as yard has a  lot of competition horses in that need clipping regularly so this is a big part of the job Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) You will have sole charge of the second yard. 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 BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. 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.  
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you!   Gestüt Lewitz-PS Pferdehaltung Dirk Hauser Lewitzhof 1-19306 Neustadt-Glewe Mail: hauser@schockemoehle.com Tel.: 0175-4390687 Minimum Requirements experience in  1,40m jumping at competitions   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
*Own horse a possibility * Very experienced Yard manager based on site *Fabulous facilities Job Description We are looking for a friendly, hard working individual to join our team at our busy yard just outside of Tonbridge in Kent. The candidate will be happy to assist in all yard duties including turning out, mucking out, catching in, etc.  An eye of detail and a tidy yard attitude is a must. You will need to be self driven, ensuring all duties are carried out meticulously.  We run a very reputable livery business and our reputation is important to us. Minimum Requirements Previous experience necessary   Accommodation details     Benefits    
*5-day week *Own horse and pets considered *Accommodation available *Competitive salary on offer Varied position available for a Groom/Stud Hand for a very successful show jumping stud, to work as part of a small dedicated team located on a farm in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 120 acres set in stunning dales scenery! Great opportunity to gain Stud experience. Busy and varied role with up to 70/80 horses ion site in Stud season.  Applicants don’t need to have prior stud experience as full training will be given but employers have a preference for experienced Grooms for this role able to carry out basic duties to a good standard. Stallion and young stock experience useful but not essential, but must be confident and experienced handling performance horses. Riding or non-riding. You will be required to assist from the ground with ‘starting’ horses. This stud breeds and produces quality warmblood show jumpers/sport horses. Stallions are also at stud at this busy AI centre for chilled/frozen and embryo transfer. 50-60 resident horses from foals upwards foals, youngstock and stallions produced for grading. Must be willing to pitch in with all yard work . Ability to drive vehicles and fix things would be helpful but again not essential. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Working during polo season, based near Kirtlington Park Polo Club: March to September 2020 (more permanent position available for the right person) Experienced and competent rider required for: schooling and training 8 high quality polo ponies aged 5 to 15 grooming yard maintenance & management equine health monitoring and managing turning out to a high standard Minimum Requirements Experience training young horses, from main disciplines: jumping, dressage, Eventing, polo   Accommodation details Accommodation could be arranged for the right person   Benefits Sole charge of the yard flexibility with working hours Mondays off work, except for bank holidays    
   *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed 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. Must have experience of youngstock on the ground, some stud work ideal but not essential. Must be capable of sole charge. Please note the following: You will need to be flexible to work 5.5 – 6 days a week You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at reasonable speed as yard has a  lot of competition horses in that need clipping regularly so this is a big part of the job Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) You will have sole charge of the second yard. 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 BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
* 5 day week *Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons *Live-out position Job Description I am sad to say to that after 2 1/2  years Fred is leaving. So I am looking for a new full time groom to be part of my team, a small yard of event horses currently up to international 4 star level and hunt horses.  Opportunity to groom at International events,  hunt and have dressage and jumping lessons from me. The right person must be hard working, have high standards, trustworthy, honest and have previous experience working on a yard, to have an HGV licence is a bonus but not a must, opportunity to gain HGV license.  Duties include general yard work , hacking and galloping event and hunt horses.  Its a small yard of 6 lovely quality horses with a well kept, smart yard to work in and a friendly team.  Hours are 8am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, when grooming at a competition days off do change.   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a yard.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Opportunity to hunt and have dressage/ jumping lessons  
*Competitive salary * Onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. *Partners welcomed *own dog and horse considered Well known, Oxfordshire based Hunt Yard requires a responsible, experienced person to fill the role of stud groom for the 2020/21 season. This managerial position will be based at our brand new site with a purpose built indoor yard, all year round turn out, covered horse walker, 20m x 60m outdoor arena and miles of off road hacking. The role will require management of a small team of people. You will be responsible for all aspects of horse care with the high standards associated with this prestigious pack. A licence to drive a 7.5 ton lorry is essential for this role. Accommodation offered is an onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. Competitive salary offered for the right candidate.    
Job Description We are looking for a groom for an immediate start at our small, professional competition yard in Wymeswold, Leicestershire. This is a mixed role working with nice horses and nice people. All the usual general yard duties with some riding and competition grooming. Happy to help someone with experience around fit competition horses to fulfil an apprenticeship level 2, or someone more experienced looking for a professional groom’s position. High quality, fun yard with a combination of horses from youngstock up to 4-star eventers. Fantastic on-site accommodation and great facilities to work in. Unfortunately, no space for own horse.   Minimum Requirements Confident handling horses Polite and friendly Attention to detail Good team player Honest and hardworking You must love horses   Accommodation details Very high quality, comfortable onsite 3 bedroom cottage shared with one other.   Benefits Friendly yard with good pay, pension, 28 days plus, paid holiday. Professionally run business that values its staff.  
*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  
* Accommodation available *FT or PT  *Opportunity to take HGV if interested *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 live in or live out position will suit an experienced groom/rider and is either PT or FT to suit. You would be required to attend some competitions, exercise ponies/horses and general helping out.  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 out *IRO £400pw *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Horse possible Experienced 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 and able to step up when Rider and Competition Groom away for periods of time. There will be less experienced staff to supervise on occasion also so must be ‘of a standard’ that they can look up to. 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
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.  
*Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. *On-site accommodation *National Trainers Federation rules. * Standard racing overtime. *Quarterly pool money. Job Description Opportunity for individual or a couple to join the team.  Riding 4 or 5 horses a morning and all the usual stable duties.  You will look after quality horses and there are plenty of opportunities to go racing and attend foreign race meetings if desired.  Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. Must be very competent rider and able to provide good reference. Minimum Requirements Previous experience riding racehorses prefered but not essential.  Other successful candidates have come from eventing or showjumping backgrounds. Preferably below 11 stone   Accommodation details Good on site accommodation for only £25 per week.   Benefits Weekly paid.  Hours clocked and paid correctly according to National Trainers Federation rules. Anything worked over 40 hours paid on top of basic wage at time and a half.  Bonus for good time keeping and attendance as well as standard racing overtime. Quarterly pool money bonus based on % of prize money won.    
*Own horse and dog very welcome. *Cottage available on farm. *Top of range salary. *Partner, own horse and pets welcomed. Job Description We have 5 lovely hunters and team chasers and are looking for a full time groom to help with the horses on our 300 acre family farm. Very experienced equestrian family with two international riders. When time permits help with farm, garden, driving or dogs. Own horse and dog very welcome. Excellent equestrian facilities – indoor school, cross country jumps, gallops, etc. Good free cottage available on farm. LGV driver an advantage. Top of range salary. Minimum Requirements Drive Horsebox Lunging Bandaging Plaiting Clipping Trim/Pull Sole Charge Exercising Natural Horsemanship Confident rider Hunting Hacking   Accommodation details Own farm cottage   Benefits    
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.    
*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
* Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description- An exciting opportunity for a Stud Assistant has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Stud in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements – Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details – Shared single accommodation in furnished 2 bedroom staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits – Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse    
*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    
**5/2/20 UNDER OFFER ** *£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                          
Job Description *5 day week. *Shared distribution of weekend work with other staff *Bonus scheme in place for competition travel *Own horse considered *Accommodation can be arranged The job entails working with a range of horses ranging from advanced event horses, young stock, brood mares, retired horses and everything in between. We are looking for a capable groom who must be able to work as part of a team, have a sense of humour (essential) and be willing to learn. We have excellent training in place, and help will be given if you wish to develop qualifications. It is also important that you are happy not to ride all the time but be able to undertake all aspects of equitation from the ground. Must be willing to travel to competitions and be away for several days at a time Must have a current passport Must be able to drive and have own transport The benefits of the job are: 5 day week. 9.5 hours per day Shared distribution of weekend work with other staff Very good salary depending on experience Statutory holiday Time off in lieu of working on bank holidays or double pay Pension scheme if required Bonus scheme in place for competition travel Subject to discussion at interview it may be possible to bring a horse Accommodation (off site) available subject to discussion Minimum Requirements Must be a capable rider, with sound knowledge of all yard work. Must be presentable when at work or travelling to events. Must be able to be adapt and to work independently.     Accommodation details Subject to discussion at interview offsite cottage accommodation available.   Benefits    
*£360-£450 + accommodation +bills (negotiable for  HGV driver) *Pets welcomed *Accommodation in a brand new 2-bed log cabin with verandah. Views across the fields. This is a position with an interesting mix of disciplines ie high-level Dressage (YR level PSG/Inter 1) and Polo in season.  You will have to have the high standards and attention to detail required plus an ability to ride and lead beloved Polo ponies. Of course, all usual duties apply to them all as does the requirement to give good care and high standards of husbandry. After all, a horse is a horse 😉 The Dressage horses are 3 x horses (10/9 & 6year old) 16.1/’2/ 17hh respectively 2x Mares and 1x gelding and the 4 Polo ponies are older and would need to be ridden and fittened with care for the season . The Polo ponies would be totally your domain (owners husband and daughter play polo) but the owner and her daughter are a little more hands-on with the Dressage horses by necessity. The role is full-time March to September but at the end of the season, the Polo ponies go away so the need for FT hours is less. You would be welcome to supplement your income at this time but of course, the Dressage horses would still need care and attention. This is all open to discussion, finding the right long term person is the priority. Accommodation is available year-round and is a private, brand new 2-bed log cabin with verandah. Views across the fields. Facilities: 60 x 30 arena, good hacking, have jumps. Solarium, washbox etc. Please call Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
**5/2/20 UNDER OFFER ** *£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 (some weekends off) *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered, but prefer not at the start £25K pa & accommodation *Opportunity to compete if desired. Full-time live-in rider/groom required for a small private yard Somerset. You will have sole charge and full care for two young, big and athletic competition eventing horses (4 yr and 9yrs, 16.2HH) and a Irish hunter (12 yrs 16.2HH in rehab) & a 4 yrs 15.2 connemara. A few sheep kept and two friendly dogs also on-site! Must be open to country pursuits. A patient, observant and kind person required with the experience to ride these lovely equine characters with sensitivity and confidence. A responsible role for an organised and progressive person to be rewarded with an excellent package, very friendly atmosphere and the company of other staff on site. Must be happy to go to competitions and clinics to assist Rider/Owner away from home on occasions. FACILITIES: Outdoor arena 30m x 60m, Open Barn type yard all undercover. Solarium etc for horses Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. *On-site accommodation *National Trainers Federation rules. * Standard racing overtime. *Quarterly pool money. Job Description Opportunity for individual or a couple to join the team.  Riding 4 or 5 horses a morning and all the usual stable duties.  You will look after quality horses and there are plenty of opportunities to go racing and attend foreign race meetings if desired.  Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. Must be very competent rider and able to provide good reference. Minimum Requirements Previous experience riding racehorses prefered but not essential.  Other successful candidates have come from eventing or showjumping backgrounds. Preferably below 11 stone   Accommodation details Good on site accommodation for only £25 per week.   Benefits Weekly paid.  Hours clocked and paid correctly according to National Trainers Federation rules. Anything worked over 40 hours paid on top of basic wage at time and a half.  Bonus for good time keeping and attendance as well as standard racing overtime. Quarterly pool money bonus based on % of prize money won.    
*Own horse and dog very welcome. *Cottage available on farm. *Top of range salary. *Partner, own horse and pets welcomed. Job Description We have 5 lovely hunters and team chasers and are looking for a full time groom to help with the horses on our 300 acre family farm. Very experienced equestrian family with two international riders. When time permits help with farm, garden, driving or dogs. Own horse and dog very welcome. Excellent equestrian facilities – indoor school, cross country jumps, gallops, etc. Good free cottage available on farm. LGV driver an advantage. Top of range salary. Minimum Requirements Drive Horsebox Lunging Bandaging Plaiting Clipping Trim/Pull Sole Charge Exercising Natural Horsemanship Confident rider Hunting Hacking   Accommodation details Own farm cottage   Benefits    
***** WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY COVER ***** Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position.  – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! WEEKEND POST / HOLIDAY COVER  Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm  **HOLIDAY COVER AS NEEDED   
*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 small yard in shropshire near Bridgnorth/Ludlow – racing – duties include yard work, exercise, riding work, travelling, all round work required to keep yard running including occaisional evening stables – minimum hours 6hrs  days a week Good rate of pay per hour   Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details no accomodation   Benefits    
Job Description Working during polo season, based near Kirtlington Park Polo Club: March to September 2020 (more permanent position available for the right person) Experienced and competent rider required for: schooling and training 8 high quality polo ponies aged 5 to 15 grooming yard maintenance & management equine health monitoring and managing turning out to a high standard Minimum Requirements Experience training young horses, from main disciplines: jumping, dressage, Eventing, polo   Accommodation details Accommodation could be arranged for the right person   Benefits Sole charge of the yard flexibility with working hours Mondays off work, except for bank holidays    
*Own horse a possibility * Very experienced Yard manager based on site *Fabulous facilities Job Description We are looking for a friendly, hard working individual to join our team at our busy yard just outside of Tonbridge in Kent. The candidate will be happy to assist in all yard duties including turning out, mucking out, catching in, etc.  An eye of detail and a tidy yard attitude is a must. You will need to be self driven, ensuring all duties are carried out meticulously.  We run a very reputable livery business and our reputation is important to us. Minimum Requirements Previous experience necessary   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position. Previous experience as a head groom or yard manager is preferred but absolutely not essential – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position or live in as we have a stunning heated one bedroom studio kitchen shower bedroom   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! Full
*5-day week *Own horse and pets considered *Accommodation available *Competitive salary on offer Varied position available for a hands-on Yard Manager required for a very successful show jumping stud, to work as part of a small dedicated team located on a farm in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 120 acres set in stunning dales scenery! Great opportunity for an experienced Groom/Yard manager to gain Stud experience. Sole charge experience required so owners can take time off and leave things in your capable charge! Numbers can go up to 70/80 in Stud season.  Applicants don’t need to have foaled down as full training will be given. Riding or non-riding. Stallion and young stock experience useful. This stud breeds and produces quality warmblood show jumpers/sport horses. Stallions are also at stud at this busy AI centre for chilled/frozen and embryo transfer. 50-60 resident horses from foals upwards foals, youngstock and stallions produced for grading. Must be willing to pitch in with all yard work . Ability to drive vehicles and fix things would be helpful. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Lovely two-bedroom cottage available in neighbouring village, or live out. *£22,800 per annum including accommodation *Pets considered Job Description Full-time or part-time competition groom wanted at family-run 4* event yard in Somerset. To be working alongside young event rider on the World Class Development Programme. Job involves general yard duties, riding out (only if the right candidate), travel to competitions and sole cover of the yard when we are away. We currently have 4  big horses – smallest 16.2hh to 18hh competing up to 4*. Huge opportunity to learn in a fun, personal environment. Opportunities include possibilities of travelling to high profile events, overseas events and coming along to World Class training days. Minimum Requirements Own car a must – HGV license a bonus. Accommodation details Lovely two-bedroom cottage available in neighbouring village, or live out.    
*Competitive salary * Onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. *Partners welcomed *own dog and horse considered Well known, Oxfordshire based Hunt Yard requires a responsible, experienced person to fill the role of stud groom for the 2020/21 season. This managerial position will be based at our brand new site with a purpose built indoor yard, all year round turn out, covered horse walker, 20m x 60m outdoor arena and miles of off road hacking. The role will require management of a small team of people. You will be responsible for all aspects of horse care with the high standards associated with this prestigious pack. A licence to drive a 7.5 ton lorry is essential for this role. Accommodation offered is an onsite modernised estate cottage with a private garden. Competitive salary offered for the right candidate.    
*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
* Salary package up to £525 pw neg. *5 day week *Well behaved dog welcome *Live in or out position Interesting position is available on a family yard run to professional standards by a top Yard Manager with years of high-level experience. Fabulous opportunity to develop your skills and grow within a role but you will need to be able to hit the ground running and capable of taking sole charge as and when required. The family specialise in Working Hunter/Event/ Schools jumping. A sociable, child-friendly person with impeccable standards you must be someone who enjoys caring for horses/ponies on a day to day basis as although there is riding if you are interested and capable, it will be only hacking, possibly going to the gallops a couple of times a week. This role would offer someone the opportunity for someone who takes real pride in their work to learn County-level management and standards. If you were practical and able to turn your hands to general maintenance with the team that too would be useful. Competition grooming is also part of the role if you have your 7.5t lorry license. If you don’t you would need to acquire that within the role and this would be fully supported. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
   *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed 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. Must have experience of youngstock on the ground, some stud work ideal but not essential. Must be capable of sole charge. Please note the following: You will need to be flexible to work 5.5 – 6 days a week You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at reasonable speed as yard has a  lot of competition horses in that need clipping regularly so this is a big part of the job Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) You will have sole charge of the second yard. 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 BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Live in or out *Yard located close to Bath and Badminton *Riders compete from the Stud under the guidance Olympic Gold Medallist and winner of Badminton and Burghley Job Description Stud Groom/Stallion Handler required for a large sport horse stud, AI and semen collection centre in North Wiltshire. The role requires is for someone who is experienced and competent at stallion handling, but a sound knowledge of mares, foals and foaling would also be a great advantage. Applicant must be cheerful, hardworking and willing to work as part of a team. Long term position available to the right candidate. 5.5 day week, with statutory holiday allowances. Salary dependent on experience. Accommodation This position can be live in or live out. Shared accommodation is available if required.
* Dog considered * Accommodation available if needed *Bring your own bananas   Professional Dressage rider, coach, and ‘a social media influencer’ known for Vlogs, podcasts and for her love of banana pancakes is urgently looking for yard cover for her Dressage Yard….. THIS WEEKEND!   Duties include general mucking out, handling young horses etc all working alongside an experienced Team. Must be used to fit competition horses.

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The National Living Wage increase in 2020

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

Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference 2020

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

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

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

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

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

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

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.

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.

New Year, New Career!

Traditionally, New Year is THE key time to commit to making positive changes in your life. One New Years Resolution might be to get a better-paid job, achieve a better work-life balance, acquire new skills, or generally get more job satisfaction. Looking at the New Year ahead, a blank canvas ready for you to make those changes, what can you do to achieve those career goals?

New Years Resolutions for Equine Employers: How to ensure a strong start to 2020

The early part of the year can be one of the busiest times in equine recruitment. The blank canvass of the new year stretches ahead, full of potential, promise but let’s face it, sometimes dread to as finding good staff these days can be somewhat…er…challenging, to say the very, very least! Having the right team around you to fulfil that potential is paramount to any person’s (or business’s) success.  As equine workers resolve to move on at the start of the year, January is a prime time to assemble that team. To help you make the most of this busy period we’ve put together a quick guide to the key points – if you like, some New Years’ Resolutions for equine employers!

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!).

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?

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. 

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!

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 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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