fbpx
Call 0203 006 5730 / 07747 686118 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

EQUINE RECRUITMENT DONE DIFFERENTLY JOBSEEKERS EMPLOYERS REGISTER LOGIN ADD JOBSEEKERS PROFILE SET UP JOB ALERTS SAVED JOB VACANCIES REGISTER LOGIN ADD A JOB VACANCY PRICES / BUY A SUBSCRIPTION SEARCH CANDIDATES ASSISTED AND BESPOKE SERVICES SEARCH JOB VACANCIES
Apprentice Zone on The Grooms List
Freelance Grooms Directory
Temporary Groom Directory

Featured Equine Jobs

Job Description Private family dressage yard looking for an experienced freelance groom to take sole charge 2 days a week. Approximately 5/6 hours a weekend. 5 – 7 horses ranging from Shetland, through retired to young horses and FEI. Looking for someone who has good knowledge and horsemanship skills. The position entails all usual yard, stable and field duties. You should be confident handling all types of horses of any age with the ability to cater for sensitive horses and young horses. This is not a schooling position but confident hacking exercise riding, ground work and lunging may be required. Great new facilities. Looking for a kind, knowledgeable, organised and hardworking person who is flexible, fun, works well with others and has a can do attitude. We have a very busy life both working extensively full time so common sense and previous experience are essential. It will suit someone who is a self starter and takes pride in their work. Must enjoy being around children. Must be able to turn out well and prep for shows/competitions. Must be a driver with own transport as we are not on public transport route, ability to drive 7.5 Ton an advantage. No accommodation.   please do read the description fully, if you do not have transport, dont currently already live within 30 minutes of GU8 4, are a smoker, or have Previous references this is not the role for you. Minimum Requirements   Previous experience of sole charge Accommodation details   None Benefits    
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,05 monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Job Description FEI International show jumper is seeking an enthusiastic, committed, experienced Head Competition Groom to join their friendly team. The role will support the owner to provide care for up to 28 horses in livery/competition and ensure the smooth running of the yard and facilities. There are also two other grooms and a grounds-person who are part of the team. The position is full time, live in and includes accommodation with bills covered. There are also facilities for your own horse. Competitive salary and additional earning potential from any lessons provided by yourself.   Skills, Experience & Knowledge Required At the Yard: Have an awareness of the member body rules and requirements, for instance, the tack and equipment allowed in the show jumping discipline. Passion for the sport is also a must – as a show jumping groom you will watch a lot of show jumping rounds! A great eye for detail and be able to produce extremely high levels of turnout – plaiting, clipping and bandaging skills are essential. You must also be able to work well under pressure in stressful situations and think on your feet. Have a broad equestrian knowledge and practical ability, including the management and handling of horses, equine health, anatomy, conformation, physiology, feeding, fitness, riding, flat, jump work, hacking, lunging, saddlery, shoeing, stable and pasture management. Equine first aid, general health checks and rehabilitation techniques. Work independently, unsupervised in a supervisory position. Manage your work safely and efficiently, applying skills and knowledge relating to the care and management of the horses under your care. Capable, diligent and high reliable when having sole responsibility for the yard. Customer facing, professional, friendly and welcoming to all clients. Time management and organisational skills. Away at events and competitions: The initiative to think of absolutely everything. Pre-empt a need and fulfil before the need even arises. First aid skills and a good knowledge of each horse’s vital signs – ensure happy, healthy horses throughout. Identify and deal with any injuries or health issues that may arise. Excellent time keeping skills to keep the day running smoothly. Feel confident mixing with new people or happy in your own company for long periods away from home. A happy, smiley disposition for dealing with owners and providing a professional front for their rider. Desirable but not Essential The ability to tow or drive a horsebox. A HGV licence BHS Stages 1-4 in Horse Knowledge, Care EQL Levels 1-4 Diploma in Horse Knowledge and Care British Horse Society (BHS) Riding Stages 1-4 Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) Preliminary Horse Care and Riding Certificate Levels 1-2 Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) Groom’s Certificate Scottish Vocational Qualification in Horse Care Levels 1-3 City & Guilds Diploma Horse Care Levels 1-3 BTEC/Edexcel Diploma in Horse Care or Equine Studies (England) SQA National Certificate in Equine Studies (Scotland) Personal Qualities required Good communication skills Excellent people skills Team player Attention to detail Self-motivated Flexible Respond positively to new challenges Stamina and the ability to multi-task.
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions FĂŒrstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from MĂŒhlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Well appointed house available for couples *HGV essential Lovely, long term job for a single person or a working couple. Position (s) suited to experienced and competent person(s) for a position on a family yard with top competition standards and where they are used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard in Warwickshire needs an experienced Groom(s)/Exercise Rider(s) to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Youngstock and retired horses also kept in the field so will need to be used to handling young stock. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. The role includes some all usual yard work home but away at shows too to professional standards. Team player essential. Some weekends so flexibility required. On-site accommodation provided (not shared, could be a house for a couple or a flat). Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Groom/Rider wanted to join our friendly team. We are a small international event yard with a lovely team of exciting horses from 4yr to 5star. Must be a confident experienced rider able to ride fit competition horses and capable of all yard duties with a high standard of turn out. Plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad and the opportunity to bring your own horse with plenty of guidance and lessons.   Minimum Requirements Must be capable of riding fit competition horses and able to take sole charge of all yard duties.   Accommodation details Lovely spacious shared flat with two really friendly girls.   Benefits Opportunity to bring own horses and receive plenty of help and training and plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad.
*ÂŁ17-ÂŁ20K. * Various options for accommodation*Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description *Own horse a possibility *Accommodation available (live-in preferred.) We are a prestigious equestrian club based in the Cotswolds with clients ranging from Elemetary to Grand Prix level.  Also based at the club is the lovely Spencer Wilton – our very own Olympian. We are currently looking for a passionate and professional team player, with experience, to join our ever expanding business and friendly team. A live in groom is preferred. Benefits 25 days holiday per year Good rates of pay Pension scheme offered Accomodation provided    
*5-day week *ÂŁ22 – ÂŁ24K pa depending on experience *Great career opportunity BD approved competition centre & Dressage yard requires a professional, motivated, team member to take responsibility for the care and management of a range of horses including dressage horses, mares & foals, yearlings and other young stock. We have excellent facilities including 2 arenas and private gallops. The yard aims to produce high-class horses and ponies for dressage. We have enjoyed numerous successes at Futurity, Young pony classes and elite foal tours. Several Windmill youngsters have qualified for the BEF Equine pathway. As a private family yard, someone with a sense of fun who enjoys dogs and horses and children would be most welcome! Minimum Requirements We are looking for someone who can offer the following, or is committed to learning aspects of the role. You MUST be an experienced groom as we require a high level of care for all our horses and participation in all yard duties is part of the job. Skilled management of fit competition horses Skilled management of mares and foals, including participating in stud duties during the breeding season Skilled management of colts Skilled lunging, bandaging and plaiting skills required. Equine first aid skills Confident to hack and ride gallops – this is the minimum level of riding required. Experience in backing young horses, or a willingness to learn. Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with the team and professional visitors Ability to work 5 days per week including 1 weekend day Accommodation details regretfully we cannot offer accommodation or your own horse, but the job will involve riding. Benefits We offer you a competitive salary and 5 weeks A/L plus bank holidays. We will take your professional development seriously and you will be offered the opportunity to develop your skills through coaching, NVQ or equivalent.  
*6 days in season, 4 out of season *£350pw + accommodation all year round /negotiable for seasonal work *Horse & dog welcome Hunt Groom/rider position offered in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced person to take sole charge of horse care. The position is preferably a permanent year-round one however seasonal applicants may be considered. Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. Ability to drive a trailer or 3.5t lorry would be a bonus. Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses/ponies, (can ride and lead). Some help is given with riding and work. Outside of the season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business / PC activities / occasional babysitting and light farm work. Minimum Requirements The ideal candidate should: be happy to work hard, mainly on their own, in all weathers be self-motivated with high standards have a strong initiative and be capable of spotting problems promptly like children! Accommodation details Family farm location. Accommodation is a three-bedroom, central heated, semi-detached cottage on the farm 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome. Benefits Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete for youngstock during the summer (local shows)
Job Description *Pets welcomed *Own horse a possibility *Wage above NMW *Riding optional  on site accommodation available.   National Hunt/Flat Racing Yard set in around 100 acres of fields and farmland, with fantastic facilities and around 40 horses is looking for a Yard Person for all on the ground duties. Riding optional.   This friendly yard (regulars at the Grand Nationals and with many big wins under their belts), offers the opportunity to take the horses in your care racing. Centrally based and near to such racecourses as; Hereford, Worcester, Warwick, Chepstow and Cheltenham. You would need some prior relevant experience and of course and at the very least must be confident and capable around fit, young thoroughbred horses. You would be expected to work 4 days (1 morning and one weekend every other week.)  
Job Description We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working, flexible, friendly person to join our Private and family run Livery yard. The right person needs to be confident and competent around all types of horses, including mares and foals and young stock. Must have knowledge of equine first aid, lunging, bandaging, plaiting etc and will have people skills, must be able to work alone and take sole charge but work as a team also. Equine qualifications desired, over 18 but not limited! Yard hours may vary week to week depending on days needed and there will be at least one weekend day every week. We are a Part and Full time livery, experience in working on livery yards is a bonus. Including mucking out, all yard duties and exercising for the right person. Also extra hours available on competition days would be required on an as and when. Also happy to house sit when owners away and be confident around big dogs. Own horse/ horses able to kept on site. Driving license required as no access to public transport. Competitive rates of pay based on experience. Based Northallerton, DL6 For further details and more information please email your CV                
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992,  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.  
*up to ÂŁ20,000 per annum *Live in or out (2 bedroom 2 bathroom self-contained onsite with amazing views.) *All bills excluding food and phone included Job Description   We have decided to take on a Deputy Manager position to run alongside our new Yard Manager to assist her and to take charge on days off and holidays.   We are predominantly a dressage yard but also a stud as well, so someone who wants to learn more with us is the perfect candidate. Our horses welfare is of the upmost importance, so a keen eye for detail is necessary to keep our horses in the amazing condition they are. We would prefer live out but live in is also easily a possibility. Minimum Requirements A candidate with a positive can do attitude is a must.  Someone who is going to go the extra mile when needed.  Someone who has dealt with sport horses. Previous stallion handling is a bonus but by no means expected and we are more than happy to train someone to how we like things.  Plaiting for competitions is also a bonus.  Working as part of a team and being able to take over when the Yard Manager is away, so the yard runs as smoothly as possible. Also the possibility of coming to shows with us if wanted and capable,   Accommodation details 2 bedroom 2 bathroom self contained flat that has a shared living room and kitchen.  onsite with amazing Views and we pay all your household bills excluding food and phone.  This is all included in our package.   Benefits Accommodation and associated costs included, enrolment onto state pension scheme, 28 days paid holiday  
*5 day week *Pets & own horse welcomed *Weekly input from accomplished trainers Opportunities for training and competing Job Description We are looking for a dedicated groom/rider to join our existing team of 5 staff members. Although you will need to help with all yard duties, your main focus will be helping our senior rider with backing, breaking and riding the young horses. Experience with starting horses is not essential but you will still need to have very good riding skills. Quiet, soft hands are critical! You will need to be relaxed and confident around young sports horses and be able to remain calm when working with them. Minimum Requirements Very good riding skills, soft hands, good balance and a quiet seat are essential. We are a close team and appreciate people with a strong work ethic and good sense of humour. You will need to be able to take constructive feedback as part of your on-going training whilst working here.   Accommodation details On site accommodation is available.   Benefits We are members of the Equestrian Employers Association and strive to ensure all our employees are well looked after both professionally and personally Employment contracts provided by us, using the up to date EEA contract creator Opt-in pension plan Health and safety is supervised by an external H&S consultant and reviewed regularly Annual leave is 28 days including bank holidays Opportunities for training and competing  
Job Description Assistant Yard manager required for Pre Training yard in Newmarket, Suffolk. Must be capable of lunging, long reining, pulling manes, clipping, bandaging, Good veterinary knowledge and attention to detail important. Must be polite, well mannered and reliable! Riding thoroughbreds in Pre Training and or being able to drive a horsebox an advantage. Good wages and excellent working environment. Must be capable of working in a team. Start 1st October. Please apply in confidence Minimum Requirements Must have had experience with racehorses.   Accommodation details Can help source accommodation if required.   Benefits Pension  
  *Salary IRO ÂŁ360 to ÂŁ450 + accomm (Neg.) *Accommodation available if required * *Pets and own horse considered   Exciting and fun professional yard set up at the end of 2019 and having much success, is now searching for a new person to work alongside a motivated and successful team including a well-known, experienced 4* eventer with a string of notable successes under their belt.   The fun, work hard/play hard yard requires an enthusiastic and capable individual to join this vibrant and ambitious new business. You must be a competent rider along with the practical skills to help in the day to day riding at and running of a large yard specialising in pre-training, rehabilitation, eventing and sales. All usual duties required, to a high standard – this is an organisation going places!   The business currently, is almost fully staffed with full and part-time members who look after and compete a variety of young and mature thoroughbreds/sports horses. This opportunity includes travel to shows, plenty of riding including some lessons at home with training and support for the successful applicant.   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman and his team *Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Ideally, you will have previous experience in this type of environment, however, attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description excellent rider required to produce race horses, eventers.    Opportunity to compete Minimum Requirements Interest in Racing and Eventing and bringing on youngsters Must be excellent rider with an interest in competing Horse box driver, HGV an advantage. Dedication to our yard and horses Accommodation details Brand new 5* accommodation on the yard. Benefits Bonus on wins. Lessons from top trainers in dressage and jumping  Opportunity to compete  
*Negotiable salary with accommodation provided & bills paid *Own horse welcome *1 Dog welcome We are looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider in a professional, fun but busy top level event yard, for the duration of approx 2-4 weeks. This is a role which would suit a hard-working, professional self-starter who ideally has done the job before and who wishes to excel in a professional eventing environment. You should be capable of both sole charge and teamwork, whichever is required on a day to day basis There are 24 horses in total, 12 of whom are ‘home’ at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience with young stock is an asset. The role entails normal stable duties including professional management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, massage and physiotherapy professionals etc. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description excellent rider required to produce race horses, eventers.    Opportunity to compete Minimum Requirements Interest in Racing and Eventing and bringing on youngsters Must be excellent rider with an interest in competing Horse box driver, HGV an advantage. Dedication to our yard and horses Accommodation details Brand new 5* accommodation on the yard. Benefits Bonus on wins. Lessons from top trainers in dressage and jumping  Opportunity to compete  
*6 days in season, 4 out of season *£350pw + accommodation all year round /negotiable for seasonal work *Horse & dog welcome Hunt Groom/rider position offered in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced person to take sole charge of horse care. The position is preferably a permanent year-round one however seasonal applicants may be considered. Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. Ability to drive a trailer or 3.5t lorry would be a bonus. Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses/ponies, (can ride and lead). Some help is given with riding and work. Outside of the season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business / PC activities / occasional babysitting and light farm work. Minimum Requirements The ideal candidate should: be happy to work hard, mainly on their own, in all weathers be self-motivated with high standards have a strong initiative and be capable of spotting problems promptly like children! Accommodation details Family farm location. Accommodation is a three-bedroom, central heated, semi-detached cottage on the farm 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome. Benefits Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete for youngstock during the summer (local shows)
Job Description Assistant Yard manager required for Pre Training yard in Newmarket, Suffolk. Must be capable of lunging, long reining, pulling manes, clipping, bandaging, Good veterinary knowledge and attention to detail important. Must be polite, well mannered and reliable! Riding thoroughbreds in Pre Training and or being able to drive a horsebox an advantage. Good wages and excellent working environment. Must be capable of working in a team. Start 1st October. Please apply in confidence Minimum Requirements Must have had experience with racehorses.   Accommodation details Can help source accommodation if required.   Benefits Pension  
*Something a bit unusual! * Salary IRO ÂŁ19,760 PA/ ÂŁ380 pw neg.*5 day week (mon-Frid) Beautiful farm based family yard with lovely facilities and a friendly, sociable attitude now looking for a full time, self-motivated person to take care of fields, paddocks and buildings for a family farm and to take responsibility for working hands-on, with four Jersey cows!! Responsibilities and Duties  To maintain good functioning of the fields and paddocks·To ensure the wellbeing of four Jersey cows·To be solely responsible for the trees and vegetable patch ·To maintain and repair fences, gates, metal barn, garage and tennis court·To ensure good functioning of the pool machinery and over all pool barn·To organise and oversee required repairs by external suppliers (mechanic, pest control, tree surgeon, fuel company, electrician, plumber, septic tank, etc.)·To ensure rubbish bins and rubbish bin shed is kept tidy·To be able to carry out minor repairs and picture hanging inside the house·To operate the tractor, sit down mower, tractor-drawn machinery to harrow and fertilise soil· To maintain in good working order and keep clean all machinery and tools on the property including the workshop(yearly inventory)·To assist with other general labour tasks as needed ·To purchase and use appropriate pesticides and fertilisers ·To clear and maintain irrigation ditches Personal qualities/qualifications Responsible, pro-active, self-motivated, with a keen eye for detail, initiative, high standard of cleanliness and tidiness ·Ability to follow instructions ·Ability to use a pc (training available) for general management of farm eg  amazon, google sheets etc ·Working in a team but also happy to work alone ·Valid driver’s licence(Manual) Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Groom/Rider wanted to join our friendly team. We are a small international event yard with a lovely team of exciting horses from 4yr to 5star. Must be a confident experienced rider able to ride fit competition horses and capable of all yard duties with a high standard of turn out. Plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad and the opportunity to bring your own horse with plenty of guidance and lessons.   Minimum Requirements Must be capable of riding fit competition horses and able to take sole charge of all yard duties.   Accommodation details Lovely spacious shared flat with two really friendly girls.   Benefits Opportunity to bring own horses and receive plenty of help and training and plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad.
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions FĂŒrstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from MĂŒhlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description We are looking for an experienced head groom to work at our private yard in Surrey and to come to shows. 5/6 days a week to include most weekends, although this can be flexible outside the busier show months if need be. Must have HGV licence and be experienced and confident driving 26 tonne lorry. Would also be a bonus if you can ride. Live in or live out if person was local. Verifiable references are essential.
*5-day week *ÂŁ22 – ÂŁ24K pa depending on experience *Great career opportunity BD approved competition centre & Dressage yard requires a professional, motivated, team member to take responsibility for the care and management of a range of horses including dressage horses, mares & foals, yearlings and other young stock. We have excellent facilities including 2 arenas and private gallops. The yard aims to produce high-class horses and ponies for dressage. We have enjoyed numerous successes at Futurity, Young pony classes and elite foal tours. Several Windmill youngsters have qualified for the BEF Equine pathway. As a private family yard, someone with a sense of fun who enjoys dogs and horses and children would be most welcome! Minimum Requirements We are looking for someone who can offer the following, or is committed to learning aspects of the role. You MUST be an experienced groom as we require a high level of care for all our horses and participation in all yard duties is part of the job. Skilled management of fit competition horses Skilled management of mares and foals, including participating in stud duties during the breeding season Skilled management of colts Skilled lunging, bandaging and plaiting skills required. Equine first aid skills Confident to hack and ride gallops – this is the minimum level of riding required. Experience in backing young horses, or a willingness to learn. Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with the team and professional visitors Ability to work 5 days per week including 1 weekend day Accommodation details regretfully we cannot offer accommodation or your own horse, but the job will involve riding. Benefits We offer you a competitive salary and 5 weeks A/L plus bank holidays. We will take your professional development seriously and you will be offered the opportunity to develop your skills through coaching, NVQ or equivalent.  
Job Description Full time live in experieced groom required to take sole charge of family competition yard.   Minimum Requirements Experienced full time groom required to manage family competition yard close to Forest of Dean. You should have enough experience to take sole charge of the day to day running of the yard, will include general stable duties.together with being a competent rider. You will need to have previous experience  within eventing , dressage and show jumping, so a high level of turnout in neccasary including plaiting, bandaging etc. You should have your own transport and hold licence for HGV2.     Accommodation details Excellent onsite accomodation, completly self contained, all utility bills are covered.     Benefits Good salary and working conditions for the right person, 20 dys holiday a year, purpose built self contained accomodation.    
*£360-£450 depending on experience and qualifications plus accommodation & bills *Own horse welcomed *1 Dog welcomed We are looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider in a professional, fun but busy top level event yard. This is a role which would suit a hard-working, professional self-starter who ideally has done the job before and who wishes to excel in a professional eventing environment. You should be capable of both sole charge and teamwork, whichever is required on a day to day basis There are 24 horses in total, 12 of whom are ‘home’ at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience (and interest) with young stock is an asset as the team, most years will back two or three young horses over the winter. The role entails normal stable duties including professional management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, massage and physiotherapy professionals etc. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. There will be travel to events at home and abroad planned when things return to normal so a lorry driver is ideal, although not essential. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Major Career opportunity 🙂 *Lots of riding available * Training available on the ground and in the saddle from an exceptional horseman and his Head Rider*Soonest start *Package to ÂŁ360pw plus accommodation   Great opportunity to develop your career in the exciting world of pro 3* Eventing, thoroughbred pretraining, showjumping and rehabilitation. This is a rare chance to work alongside and learn from a well-respected horseman established at the highest level and who is now looking for someone keen to learn and grow.    This is primarily a Riders role though you will be expected to pitch in with Grooming duties as and when required. Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience, but you must be a capable rider willing to sit on younger TB horses who have been started and ‘ridden away’ by others. Reliability, energy and interest in the sport essential.   Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. max 10 stones in weight/ability to handle/help back and break & ride youngstock essential (all done with care, time and intelligence)   Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,05 monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Looking for a full time, live in groom/housekeeper/animal care. Job to include overseeing the running of small private yard of 5 horses. All usual duties including muck out, turn out/in, grooming, lunging, plaiting, clipping, hacking etc. Management of land. Must be competent and confident running a small yard to the highest of standards and able to communicate effectively with employer, vets, farriers, deliveries etc. Need to be able to work on own initiative due to employer being away for long periods and have attention to detail with both horse care and yard management. Knowledge of equine first aid skills and experience driving a 3.5t lorry. Appointed candidate may be required to attend training/events with owner. Care of house and well-behaved Labrador when employer away/travelling. Also, to feed barn cat. Possibility of expanding farm – e.g. goats, chickens. Previous experience and driving license a must. Non-smoker. 5 Âœ days a week. 350 a week. 28 days holiday. Modern 1 bed cottage with utility bills included.Own horse and well-behaved pets (must get along with current dog & cat) a possibility. Looking for a kind, knowledgeable, organised and hardworking person who is flexible, fun, works well with others and has a can do attitude. CV & references required.    
Job Description Hunting / Eventing groom required for family (with children aged 10 – 25 years) that regularly hunt with Portman, BV and other hunts and one family member that events during the British Eventing season.   Must be capable of all usual duties to a very high standard, occasional sole charge (although mainly working with Head Groom and other employees), meticulous attention to detail with yard and horse management, HGV would be a bonus. Good people skills and enjoy working with children. Exercising, possible hunting, event groom at times, good turnout, clipping, plaiting. Previous experience is necessary. Hunt horses live out in summer – but some stay in and continue work. Eventing, maintenance work and horse care out of hunt season. QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED: Previous relevant experience. Longevity in suitable roles. Excellent references. Start date: November 2020 Holidays: Statutory No. of Horses: 12 horses/ponies Accommodation: 1 bed apartment for single occupancy Days/wk:  5 Driver: Yes          Own car: Yes HGV: Bonus Pets: Dog Horse: NO (local yard possible) SALARY PACKAGE & Pay Dates: Negotiable depending on experience. ÂŁ350 – ÂŁ420 per week FACILITIES: Horse walker/Excellent hacking/excellent equine facilities.    
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE Job Description *Upwards of ÂŁ500pw 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 Friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities awaits. You must be confident and experienced in handling and riding TB’s. This would suit a professional NH/Flat Racing Groom & Rider with excellent references. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com 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.    Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog and own horse considered *Fabulous location and facilities *Opportunity to gain HGV license. Job Description We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic groom to join our fun and successful team. The right applicant will be required to carry out all daily tasks involved with our horses – ranging from foals to 4*. The role will involve keeping the yard clean and tidy, turning out horses to a high standard, grooming at training/ competition outings, as well as hacking and fitness work. There is the opportunity to gain HGV license. Minimum Requirements Applicants much be confident dealing with big, fit horses and must be able to ride to a good standard. Experience with young horses would be desired but not essential. Full driving licence and car is needed for this job.
Job Description 🙂 Situated in the thoroughbred heartland of Ireland, with easy access to all the main stallion farms, leading veterinary support, as well as road, air and ferry transport routes. 🙂 Yearling Sales Prep opportunity at a well established Irish Stud for a hard-working person with a good level of horsemanship. Previous experience of sales prep an advantage, but not essential. The successful candidate will be able to handle yearling colts and work well in a busy industrious team. For less experienced Stud Hands this is an opportunity to gain experience. 350 acres of prime stud land with top-class facilities such as the modern American Barns, Horse Walker, Lunge Rings and Stud Railing throughout. Vehicles available for you to drive so own car isn’t essential. Immediate start possible (Covid-19 restrictions allowing).   Accommodation details Onsite accommodation is available if required. Utility bills paid.   Benefits Salary will vary depending on experience. Opportunity for further training. Car/s available to use if you don’t have a car. Free accommodation with utility bills paid. Competitive salary. Other employment opportunities are available. Permanent positions are also available.
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Well appointed house available for couples *HGV essential Lovely, long term job for a single person or a working couple. Position (s) suited to experienced and competent person(s) for a position on a family yard with top competition standards and where they are used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard in Warwickshire needs an experienced Groom(s)/Exercise Rider(s) to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Youngstock and retired horses also kept in the field so will need to be used to handling young stock. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. The role includes some all usual yard work home but away at shows too to professional standards. Team player essential. Some weekends so flexibility required. On-site accommodation provided (not shared, could be a house for a couple or a flat). Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit BrandsĂ€tter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   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 *Own horse a possibility *Accommodation available (live-in preferred.) We are a prestigious equestrian club based in the Cotswolds with clients ranging from Elemetary to Grand Prix level.  Also based at the club is the lovely Spencer Wilton – our very own Olympian. We are currently looking for a passionate and professional team player, with experience, to join our ever expanding business and friendly team. A live in groom is preferred. Benefits 25 days holiday per year Good rates of pay Pension scheme offered Accomodation provided    
Working alongside Caroline, who has approaching 20 years Equine sales and Marketing and Recruitment experience – This is a unique and fabulous career opportunity with chance to develop the role for the right person. Looking for a self-employed, enthusiastic, organised and ambitious individual to join the Grooms List Team. Previous sales and/or recruitment experience ideal but not essential (training provided) BUT what is essential is the following: Max 30 minutes from SG17, Bedfordshire Equestrian knowledge Written, verbal and telephone communication skills Social media awareness Own PC and general PC skills (word, excel, outlook etc) Results-driven, focussed personality Initial commitment after training of 20 hours pw. Possibility of some working from home. Please email your CV and a covering letter to caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com in the first instance. CLOSING DATE 21st August 2020
Job Description excellent rider required to produce race horses, eventers.    Opportunity to compete Minimum Requirements Interest in Racing and Eventing and bringing on youngsters Must be excellent rider with an interest in competing Horse box driver, HGV an advantage. Dedication to our yard and horses Accommodation details Brand new 5* accommodation on the yard. Benefits Bonus on wins. Lessons from top trainers in dressage and jumping  Opportunity to compete  
Job Description 🙂 Situated in the thoroughbred heartland of Ireland, with easy access to all the main stallion farms, leading veterinary support, as well as road, air and ferry transport routes. 🙂 Yearling Sales Prep opportunity at a well established Irish Stud for a hard-working person with a good level of horsemanship. Previous experience of sales prep an advantage, but not essential. The successful candidate will be able to handle yearling colts and work well in a busy industrious team. For less experienced Stud Hands this is an opportunity to gain experience. 350 acres of prime stud land with top-class facilities such as the modern American Barns, Horse Walker, Lunge Rings and Stud Railing throughout. Vehicles available for you to drive so own car isn’t essential. Immediate start possible (Covid-19 restrictions allowing).   Accommodation details Onsite accommodation is available if required. Utility bills paid.   Benefits Salary will vary depending on experience. Opportunity for further training. Car/s available to use if you don’t have a car. Free accommodation with utility bills paid. Competitive salary. Other employment opportunities are available. Permanent positions are also available.
Job Description Part-time groom required for busy mixed discipline livery yard based in Odiham North Hampshire. 2.5 days per week with occasional extra hours to cover holidays etc. Regular Tues/Wed am (7.30 – 1pm) Full day on Fridays and every alternate Sunday. 25 stabled horses between 3 people. All normal yard duties (and some riding for suitable candidates but not essential). Friendly well established yard with lovely horses and clients. Minimum Requirements BHS stage 2 (or equivalent experience)   Accommodation details Sorry no accommodation and not on public transport routes so own car essential   Benefits Paid holidays and pension contribution  
Job Description Based on a private family yard on the Warwickshire/Cotswolds border, we are looking for an experienced freelance Groom to drive a 7.5T lorry to shows with a young female rider who competes around the UK. Winter months quieter, but Spring and Summer much busier during school holidays. You will be required to stay overnight on occasions with the rider and to undertake light grooming duties for the ponies. Must have a 7.5T lorry licence. Flexibility is a must. Minimum Requirements 7.5T Lorry Licence   Accommodation details     Benefits    
*5-day week *ÂŁ22 – ÂŁ24K pa depending on experience *Great career opportunity BD approved competition centre & Dressage yard requires a professional, motivated, team member to take responsibility for the care and management of a range of horses including dressage horses, mares & foals, yearlings and other young stock. We have excellent facilities including 2 arenas and private gallops. The yard aims to produce high-class horses and ponies for dressage. We have enjoyed numerous successes at Futurity, Young pony classes and elite foal tours. Several Windmill youngsters have qualified for the BEF Equine pathway. As a private family yard, someone with a sense of fun who enjoys dogs and horses and children would be most welcome! Minimum Requirements We are looking for someone who can offer the following, or is committed to learning aspects of the role. You MUST be an experienced groom as we require a high level of care for all our horses and participation in all yard duties is part of the job. Skilled management of fit competition horses Skilled management of mares and foals, including participating in stud duties during the breeding season Skilled management of colts Skilled lunging, bandaging and plaiting skills required. Equine first aid skills Confident to hack and ride gallops – this is the minimum level of riding required. Experience in backing young horses, or a willingness to learn. Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with the team and professional visitors Ability to work 5 days per week including 1 weekend day Accommodation details regretfully we cannot offer accommodation or your own horse, but the job will involve riding. Benefits We offer you a competitive salary and 5 weeks A/L plus bank holidays. We will take your professional development seriously and you will be offered the opportunity to develop your skills through coaching, NVQ or equivalent.  
Job Description Assistant Yard manager required for Pre Training yard in Newmarket, Suffolk. Must be capable of lunging, long reining, pulling manes, clipping, bandaging, Good veterinary knowledge and attention to detail important. Must be polite, well mannered and reliable! Riding thoroughbreds in Pre Training and or being able to drive a horsebox an advantage. Good wages and excellent working environment. Must be capable of working in a team. Start 1st October. Please apply in confidence Minimum Requirements Must have had experience with racehorses.   Accommodation details Can help source accommodation if required.   Benefits Pension  
*Major Career opportunity 🙂 *Lots of riding available * Training available on the ground and in the saddle from an exceptional horseman and his Head Rider*Soonest start *Package to ÂŁ360pw plus accommodation   Great opportunity to develop your career in the exciting world of pro 3* Eventing, thoroughbred pretraining, showjumping and rehabilitation. This is a rare chance to work alongside and learn from a well-respected horseman established at the highest level and who is now looking for someone keen to learn and grow.    This is primarily a Riders role though you will be expected to pitch in with Grooming duties as and when required. Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience, but you must be a capable rider willing to sit on younger TB horses who have been started and ‘ridden away’ by others. Reliability, energy and interest in the sport essential.   Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. max 10 stones in weight/ability to handle/help back and break & ride youngstock essential (all done with care, time and intelligence)   Please call Caroline 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.  
 One of the world’s most successful show jumpers and trainers is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider (optional) to add to his team. As an Olympic gold medallist, dual European champion, triple Hickstead Derby winner who has jumped on over 100 Nations Cup teams and won over 50 major Grand Prix this position requires a professional horse person, someone with prior, demonstrable experience of performance horse grooming to a very high level. Competency handling all ages of high-value horses is essential. The employer’s children are now following in their father’s footsteps showing exceptional talent and skill in pony classes (between them they have won several national titles and championships.) You will need to be comfortable in a professional but family situation knowing when to step up and when to step back. There could be exercise riding involved in the role (possibly more over time), but you will need to be a seriously competent rider. Would consider someone from another discipline but would need to be operating at the level described and willing to make the transition with enthusiasm. The Riders spend 90% of the year on the road at events across Europe and America, climbing the ranks and finding special horses to keep this talented family competing at the top level.  The yard trains a talented stable of 10 to 15 horses at any given time at the top level of showjumping sport. The support team at home consists of top grooms and managers ensuring the horses are cared for to the highest standard. Each rider and horse are mentored, trained and has shows planned for the development of the combination. A very exciting team to be a part of but would only suit someone happy to embrace the lifestyle and earn their part in the team for this top-level facility. Entirely dependent on experience but competitive and will not be a barrier for the right candidate Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Part time yard groom required to join existing happy and motivated team. Approx 35 hours per week to include some weekend hours ( possibility of more hours to cover holiday leave). Mornings 7.30-12.30 afternoons 1-5 pm. General yard duties – feeding/mucking out/rugs/turn out&in for 25 part and full liveries. All straight forward easy to work with pleasure horses with appreciative owners. No riding required but need to be competent and up to speed working within a team to complete the yard in routine hours. Car driver essential. Minimum Requirements Previous experience working  on a yard  as part of a team. References.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Friendly yard with long term customers, no stress and set hours.  
Job Description *5*accommodation *Excellent facilities on the outskirts of Edinburgh *Own horse a possibility   Nice yard who pride themselves on ‘matching horses with new owners’ is now looking for an experienced schooling and competition rider to produce young horses to compete in the ring along with riding and competing 1.30m horses.   You must be able to work at all levels to give the horses a great confidence boost while in the ring and must understand flatwork in terms of balance and correctness as this is a producing yard for horses moving up the levels and selling on.   All yard duties will be expected as time allows also working as part of a team with 3 other full-time staff members. Small, friendly yard with modern barn and everything under the one roof. Superb outdoor Area to produce horses. Minimum Requirements understand every type of horse with patience and given each horse time and confidence to grow .  Can work with own motivation if required but open to team training also         Accommodation details First class 5* Accomadation on the yard     Benefits Bus route into city of Edinburgh  
Job Description Exciting opportunity to join a small boutique stud farm in the heart of the Cotswolds as a Second Person. This a full-time position and you will be required to work every second weekend. Suitable applicants should have experience with handling mares and foals, yearling prep, horses out of training and general maintenance of the stud. Excellent salary and accommodation is available. Start date November/December
Job Description *Pets welcomed *Own horse a possibility *Wage above NMW *Riding optional  on site accommodation available.   National Hunt/Flat Racing Yard set in around 100 acres of fields and farmland, with fantastic facilities and around 40 horses is looking for a Yard Person for all on the ground duties. Riding optional.   This friendly yard (regulars at the Grand Nationals and with many big wins under their belts), offers the opportunity to take the horses in your care racing. Centrally based and near to such racecourses as; Hereford, Worcester, Warwick, Chepstow and Cheltenham. You would need some prior relevant experience and of course and at the very least must be confident and capable around fit, young thoroughbred horses. You would be expected to work 4 days (1 morning and one weekend every other week.)  
Job Description We are looking for an experienced head groom to work at our private yard in Surrey and to come to shows. 5/6 days a week to include most weekends, although this can be flexible outside the busier show months if need be. Must have HGV licence and be experienced and confident driving 26 tonne lorry. Would also be a bonus if you can ride. Live in or live out if person was local. Verifiable references are essential.
*£360-£450 depending on experience and qualifications plus accommodation & bills *Own horse welcomed *1 Dog welcomed We are looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider in a professional, fun but busy top level event yard. This is a role which would suit a hard-working, professional self-starter who ideally has done the job before and who wishes to excel in a professional eventing environment. You should be capable of both sole charge and teamwork, whichever is required on a day to day basis There are 24 horses in total, 12 of whom are ‘home’ at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience (and interest) with young stock is an asset as the team, most years will back two or three young horses over the winter. The role entails normal stable duties including professional management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, massage and physiotherapy professionals etc. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. There will be travel to events at home and abroad planned when things return to normal so a lorry driver is ideal, although not essential. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Negotiable depending on experience but very competitive*Shared accommodation on site(would consider live-out) Experienced stud hand required to work with the rest of the team. This would be during yearling prep initially and then general stud duties after the sales season and is a year-round position, not seasonal. A team approach to typical stud work with associated stud hours ie: sometimes quiet and other times round the clock eg: foaling season. Tractor/lorry driving is welcomed but not essential Mares and foals/young stock/ racehorses all kept and some sales prep required etc. TB experience essential and ideally gained on a thoroughbred stud. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com Please note call Caroline & the Team will be ‘screening’ suitable applicants between 9-2pm . Pls could call us during those times on 0203 006 573. Please make sure your job seeker profile is up to date and that you have a current CV attached. We look forward to speaking with you then about this super opportunity 🙂 C x
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE Job Description *Upwards of ÂŁ500pw 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 Friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities awaits. You must be confident and experienced in handling and riding TB’s. This would suit a professional NH/Flat Racing Groom & Rider with excellent references. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com 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.    Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Yard groom for a busy showing yard in Newport Shropshire hours flexible according to requirements both ways. Minimum Requirements Experience in mucking out and general yard duties. Reliable, hard-working and ability to work to high standards   Accommodation details NONE   Benefits    
*ÂŁ17-ÂŁ20K. * Various options for accommodation*Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions FĂŒrstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from MĂŒhlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description FEI International show jumper is seeking an enthusiastic, committed, experienced Head Competition Groom to join their friendly team. The role will support the owner to provide care for up to 28 horses in livery/competition and ensure the smooth running of the yard and facilities. There are also two other grooms and a grounds-person who are part of the team. The position is full time, live in and includes accommodation with bills covered. There are also facilities for your own horse. Competitive salary and additional earning potential from any lessons provided by yourself.   Skills, Experience & Knowledge Required At the Yard: Have an awareness of the member body rules and requirements, for instance, the tack and equipment allowed in the show jumping discipline. Passion for the sport is also a must – as a show jumping groom you will watch a lot of show jumping rounds! A great eye for detail and be able to produce extremely high levels of turnout – plaiting, clipping and bandaging skills are essential. You must also be able to work well under pressure in stressful situations and think on your feet. Have a broad equestrian knowledge and practical ability, including the management and handling of horses, equine health, anatomy, conformation, physiology, feeding, fitness, riding, flat, jump work, hacking, lunging, saddlery, shoeing, stable and pasture management. Equine first aid, general health checks and rehabilitation techniques. Work independently, unsupervised in a supervisory position. Manage your work safely and efficiently, applying skills and knowledge relating to the care and management of the horses under your care. Capable, diligent and high reliable when having sole responsibility for the yard. Customer facing, professional, friendly and welcoming to all clients. Time management and organisational skills. Away at events and competitions: The initiative to think of absolutely everything. Pre-empt a need and fulfil before the need even arises. First aid skills and a good knowledge of each horse’s vital signs – ensure happy, healthy horses throughout. Identify and deal with any injuries or health issues that may arise. Excellent time keeping skills to keep the day running smoothly. Feel confident mixing with new people or happy in your own company for long periods away from home. A happy, smiley disposition for dealing with owners and providing a professional front for their rider. Desirable but not Essential The ability to tow or drive a horsebox. A HGV licence BHS Stages 1-4 in Horse Knowledge, Care EQL Levels 1-4 Diploma in Horse Knowledge and Care British Horse Society (BHS) Riding Stages 1-4 Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) Preliminary Horse Care and Riding Certificate Levels 1-2 Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) Groom’s Certificate Scottish Vocational Qualification in Horse Care Levels 1-3 City & Guilds Diploma Horse Care Levels 1-3 BTEC/Edexcel Diploma in Horse Care or Equine Studies (England) SQA National Certificate in Equine Studies (Scotland) Personal Qualities required Good communication skills Excellent people skills Team player Attention to detail Self-motivated Flexible Respond positively to new challenges Stamina and the ability to multi-task.
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 *ÂŁ22 – ÂŁ24K pa depending on experience *Great career opportunity BD approved competition centre & Dressage yard requires a professional, motivated, team member to take responsibility for the care and management of a range of horses including dressage horses, mares & foals, yearlings and other young stock. We have excellent facilities including 2 arenas and private gallops. The yard aims to produce high-class horses and ponies for dressage. We have enjoyed numerous successes at Futurity, Young pony classes and elite foal tours. Several Windmill youngsters have qualified for the BEF Equine pathway. As a private family yard, someone with a sense of fun who enjoys dogs and horses and children would be most welcome! Minimum Requirements We are looking for someone who can offer the following, or is committed to learning aspects of the role. You MUST be an experienced groom as we require a high level of care for all our horses and participation in all yard duties is part of the job. Skilled management of fit competition horses Skilled management of mares and foals, including participating in stud duties during the breeding season Skilled management of colts Skilled lunging, bandaging and plaiting skills required. Equine first aid skills Confident to hack and ride gallops – this is the minimum level of riding required. Experience in backing young horses, or a willingness to learn. Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with the team and professional visitors Ability to work 5 days per week including 1 weekend day Accommodation details regretfully we cannot offer accommodation or your own horse, but the job will involve riding. Benefits We offer you a competitive salary and 5 weeks A/L plus bank holidays. We will take your professional development seriously and you will be offered the opportunity to develop your skills through coaching, NVQ or equivalent.  
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,05 monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Job Description We are looking for an experienced head groom to work at our private yard in Surrey and to come to shows. 5/6 days a week to include most weekends, although this can be flexible outside the busier show months if need be. Must have HGV licence and be experienced and confident driving 26 tonne lorry. Would also be a bonus if you can ride. Live in or live out if person was local. Verifiable references are essential.
Looking for a full time, live in groom/housekeeper/animal care. Job to include overseeing the running of small private yard of 5 horses. All usual duties including muck out, turn out/in, grooming, lunging, plaiting, clipping, hacking etc. Management of land. Must be competent and confident running a small yard to the highest of standards and able to communicate effectively with employer, vets, farriers, deliveries etc. Need to be able to work on own initiative due to employer being away for long periods and have attention to detail with both horse care and yard management. Knowledge of equine first aid skills and experience driving a 3.5t lorry. Appointed candidate may be required to attend training/events with owner. Care of house and well-behaved Labrador when employer away/travelling. Also, to feed barn cat. Possibility of expanding farm – e.g. goats, chickens. Previous experience and driving license a must. Non-smoker. 5 Âœ days a week. 350 a week. 28 days holiday. Modern 1 bed cottage with utility bills included.Own horse and well-behaved pets (must get along with current dog & cat) a possibility. Looking for a kind, knowledgeable, organised and hardworking person who is flexible, fun, works well with others and has a can do attitude. CV & references required.    
 One of the world’s most successful show jumpers and trainers is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider (optional) to add to his team. As an Olympic gold medallist, dual European champion, triple Hickstead Derby winner who has jumped on over 100 Nations Cup teams and won over 50 major Grand Prix this position requires a professional horse person, someone with prior, demonstrable experience of performance horse grooming to a very high level. Competency handling all ages of high-value horses is essential. The employer’s children are now following in their father’s footsteps showing exceptional talent and skill in pony classes (between them they have won several national titles and championships.) You will need to be comfortable in a professional but family situation knowing when to step up and when to step back. There could be exercise riding involved in the role (possibly more over time), but you will need to be a seriously competent rider. Would consider someone from another discipline but would need to be operating at the level described and willing to make the transition with enthusiasm. The Riders spend 90% of the year on the road at events across Europe and America, climbing the ranks and finding special horses to keep this talented family competing at the top level.  The yard trains a talented stable of 10 to 15 horses at any given time at the top level of showjumping sport. The support team at home consists of top grooms and managers ensuring the horses are cared for to the highest standard. Each rider and horse are mentored, trained and has shows planned for the development of the combination. A very exciting team to be a part of but would only suit someone happy to embrace the lifestyle and earn their part in the team for this top-level facility. Entirely dependent on experience but competitive and will not be a barrier for the right candidate Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*6 days in season, 4 out of season *£350pw + accommodation all year round /negotiable for seasonal work *Horse & dog welcome Hunt Groom/rider position offered in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced person to take sole charge of horse care. The position is preferably a permanent year-round one however seasonal applicants may be considered. Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. Ability to drive a trailer or 3.5t lorry would be a bonus. Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses/ponies, (can ride and lead). Some help is given with riding and work. Outside of the season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business / PC activities / occasional babysitting and light farm work. Minimum Requirements The ideal candidate should: be happy to work hard, mainly on their own, in all weathers be self-motivated with high standards have a strong initiative and be capable of spotting problems promptly like children! Accommodation details Family farm location. Accommodation is a three-bedroom, central heated, semi-detached cottage on the farm 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome. Benefits Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete for youngstock during the summer (local shows)
Job Description Based on a private family yard on the Warwickshire/Cotswolds border, we are looking for an experienced freelance Groom to drive a 7.5T lorry to shows with a young female rider who competes around the UK. Winter months quieter, but Spring and Summer much busier during school holidays. You will be required to stay overnight on occasions with the rider and to undertake light grooming duties for the ponies. Must have a 7.5T lorry licence. Flexibility is a must. Minimum Requirements 7.5T Lorry Licence   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description Yard groom for a busy showing yard in Newport Shropshire hours flexible according to requirements both ways. Minimum Requirements Experience in mucking out and general yard duties. Reliable, hard-working and ability to work to high standards   Accommodation details NONE   Benefits    
Job Description Assistant Yard manager required for Pre Training yard in Newmarket, Suffolk. Must be capable of lunging, long reining, pulling manes, clipping, bandaging, Good veterinary knowledge and attention to detail important. Must be polite, well mannered and reliable! Riding thoroughbreds in Pre Training and or being able to drive a horsebox an advantage. Good wages and excellent working environment. Must be capable of working in a team. Start 1st October. Please apply in confidence Minimum Requirements Must have had experience with racehorses.   Accommodation details Can help source accommodation if required.   Benefits Pension  
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Full time live in experieced groom required to take sole charge of family competition yard.   Minimum Requirements Experienced full time groom required to manage family competition yard close to Forest of Dean. You should have enough experience to take sole charge of the day to day running of the yard, will include general stable duties.together with being a competent rider. You will need to have previous experience  within eventing , dressage and show jumping, so a high level of turnout in neccasary including plaiting, bandaging etc. You should have your own transport and hold licence for HGV2.     Accommodation details Excellent onsite accomodation, completly self contained, all utility bills are covered.     Benefits Good salary and working conditions for the right person, 20 dys holiday a year, purpose built self contained accomodation.    
*Dog and own horse considered *Fabulous location and facilities *Opportunity to gain HGV license. Job Description We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic groom to join our fun and successful team. The right applicant will be required to carry out all daily tasks involved with our horses – ranging from foals to 4*. The role will involve keeping the yard clean and tidy, turning out horses to a high standard, grooming at training/ competition outings, as well as hacking and fitness work. There is the opportunity to gain HGV license. Minimum Requirements Applicants much be confident dealing with big, fit horses and must be able to ride to a good standard. Experience with young horses would be desired but not essential. Full driving licence and car is needed for this job.
Job Description Part-time groom required for busy mixed discipline livery yard based in Odiham North Hampshire. 2.5 days per week with occasional extra hours to cover holidays etc. Regular Tues/Wed am (7.30 – 1pm) Full day on Fridays and every alternate Sunday. 25 stabled horses between 3 people. All normal yard duties (and some riding for suitable candidates but not essential). Friendly well established yard with lovely horses and clients. Minimum Requirements BHS stage 2 (or equivalent experience)   Accommodation details Sorry no accommodation and not on public transport routes so own car essential   Benefits Paid holidays and pension contribution  
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE Job Description *Upwards of ÂŁ500pw 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 Friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities awaits. You must be confident and experienced in handling and riding TB’s. This would suit a professional NH/Flat Racing Groom & Rider with excellent references. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com 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.    Please call Caroline & the 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.
Job Description Hunting / Eventing groom required for family (with children aged 10 – 25 years) that regularly hunt with Portman, BV and other hunts and one family member that events during the British Eventing season.   Must be capable of all usual duties to a very high standard, occasional sole charge (although mainly working with Head Groom and other employees), meticulous attention to detail with yard and horse management, HGV would be a bonus. Good people skills and enjoy working with children. Exercising, possible hunting, event groom at times, good turnout, clipping, plaiting. Previous experience is necessary. Hunt horses live out in summer – but some stay in and continue work. Eventing, maintenance work and horse care out of hunt season. QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED: Previous relevant experience. Longevity in suitable roles. Excellent references. Start date: November 2020 Holidays: Statutory No. of Horses: 12 horses/ponies Accommodation: 1 bed apartment for single occupancy Days/wk:  5 Driver: Yes          Own car: Yes HGV: Bonus Pets: Dog Horse: NO (local yard possible) SALARY PACKAGE & Pay Dates: Negotiable depending on experience. ÂŁ350 – ÂŁ420 per week FACILITIES: Horse walker/Excellent hacking/excellent equine facilities.    
*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.
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Well appointed house available for couples *HGV essential Lovely, long term job for a single person or a working couple. Position (s) suited to experienced and competent person(s) for a position on a family yard with top competition standards and where they are used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard in Warwickshire needs an experienced Groom(s)/Exercise Rider(s) to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Youngstock and retired horses also kept in the field so will need to be used to handling young stock. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. The role includes some all usual yard work home but away at shows too to professional standards. Team player essential. Some weekends so flexibility required. On-site accommodation provided (not shared, could be a house for a couple or a flat). Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit BrandsĂ€tter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   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 excellent rider required to produce race horses, eventers.    Opportunity to compete Minimum Requirements Interest in Racing and Eventing and bringing on youngsters Must be excellent rider with an interest in competing Horse box driver, HGV an advantage. Dedication to our yard and horses Accommodation details Brand new 5* accommodation on the yard. Benefits Bonus on wins. Lessons from top trainers in dressage and jumping  Opportunity to compete  
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*6 days in season, 4 out of season *£350pw + accommodation all year round /negotiable for seasonal work *Horse & dog welcome Hunt Groom/rider position offered in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced person to take sole charge of horse care. The position is preferably a permanent year-round one however seasonal applicants may be considered. Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. Ability to drive a trailer or 3.5t lorry would be a bonus. Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses/ponies, (can ride and lead). Some help is given with riding and work. Outside of the season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business / PC activities / occasional babysitting and light farm work. Minimum Requirements The ideal candidate should: be happy to work hard, mainly on their own, in all weathers be self-motivated with high standards have a strong initiative and be capable of spotting problems promptly like children! Accommodation details Family farm location. Accommodation is a three-bedroom, central heated, semi-detached cottage on the farm 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome. Benefits Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete for youngstock during the summer (local shows)
Job Description Assistant Yard manager required for Pre Training yard in Newmarket, Suffolk. Must be capable of lunging, long reining, pulling manes, clipping, bandaging, Good veterinary knowledge and attention to detail important. Must be polite, well mannered and reliable! Riding thoroughbreds in Pre Training and or being able to drive a horsebox an advantage. Good wages and excellent working environment. Must be capable of working in a team. Start 1st October. Please apply in confidence Minimum Requirements Must have had experience with racehorses.   Accommodation details Can help source accommodation if required.   Benefits Pension  
Job Description We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working, flexible, friendly person to join our Private and family run Livery yard. The right person needs to be confident and competent around all types of horses, including mares and foals and young stock. Must have knowledge of equine first aid, lunging, bandaging, plaiting etc and will have people skills, must be able to work alone and take sole charge but work as a team also. Equine qualifications desired, over 18 but not limited! Yard hours may vary week to week depending on days needed and there will be at least one weekend day every week. We are a Part and Full time livery, experience in working on livery yards is a bonus. Including mucking out, all yard duties and exercising for the right person. Also extra hours available on competition days would be required on an as and when. Also happy to house sit when owners away and be confident around big dogs. Own horse/ horses able to kept on site. Driving license required as no access to public transport. Competitive rates of pay based on experience. Based Northallerton, DL6 For further details and more information please email your CV                
Job Description *Pets welcomed *Own horse a possibility *Wage above NMW *Riding optional  on site accommodation available.   National Hunt/Flat Racing Yard set in around 100 acres of fields and farmland, with fantastic facilities and around 40 horses is looking for a Yard Person for all on the ground duties. Riding optional.   This friendly yard (regulars at the Grand Nationals and with many big wins under their belts), offers the opportunity to take the horses in your care racing. Centrally based and near to such racecourses as; Hereford, Worcester, Warwick, Chepstow and Cheltenham. You would need some prior relevant experience and of course and at the very least must be confident and capable around fit, young thoroughbred horses. You would be expected to work 4 days (1 morning and one weekend every other week.)  
Job Description Groom/Rider wanted to join our friendly team. We are a small international event yard with a lovely team of exciting horses from 4yr to 5star. Must be a confident experienced rider able to ride fit competition horses and capable of all yard duties with a high standard of turn out. Plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad and the opportunity to bring your own horse with plenty of guidance and lessons.   Minimum Requirements Must be capable of riding fit competition horses and able to take sole charge of all yard duties.   Accommodation details Lovely spacious shared flat with two really friendly girls.   Benefits Opportunity to bring own horses and receive plenty of help and training and plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad.
Working alongside Caroline, who has approaching 20 years Equine sales and Marketing and Recruitment experience – This is a unique and fabulous career opportunity with chance to develop the role for the right person. Looking for a self-employed, enthusiastic, organised and ambitious individual to join the Grooms List Team. Previous sales and/or recruitment experience ideal but not essential (training provided) BUT what is essential is the following: Max 30 minutes from SG17, Bedfordshire Equestrian knowledge Written, verbal and telephone communication skills Social media awareness Own PC and general PC skills (word, excel, outlook etc) Results-driven, focussed personality Initial commitment after training of 20 hours pw. Possibility of some working from home. Please email your CV and a covering letter to caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com in the first instance. CLOSING DATE 21st August 2020
*5 day week *Pets & own horse welcomed *Weekly input from accomplished trainers Opportunities for training and competing Job Description We are looking for a dedicated groom/rider to join our existing team of 5 staff members. Although you will need to help with all yard duties, your main focus will be helping our senior rider with backing, breaking and riding the young horses. Experience with starting horses is not essential but you will still need to have very good riding skills. Quiet, soft hands are critical! You will need to be relaxed and confident around young sports horses and be able to remain calm when working with them. Minimum Requirements Very good riding skills, soft hands, good balance and a quiet seat are essential. We are a close team and appreciate people with a strong work ethic and good sense of humour. You will need to be able to take constructive feedback as part of your on-going training whilst working here.   Accommodation details On site accommodation is available.   Benefits We are members of the Equestrian Employers Association and strive to ensure all our employees are well looked after both professionally and personally Employment contracts provided by us, using the up to date EEA contract creator Opt-in pension plan Health and safety is supervised by an external H&S consultant and reviewed regularly Annual leave is 28 days including bank holidays Opportunities for training and competing  
*Negotiable salary with accommodation provided & bills paid *Own horse welcome *1 Dog welcome We are looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider in a professional, fun but busy top level event yard, for the duration of approx 2-4 weeks. This is a role which would suit a hard-working, professional self-starter who ideally has done the job before and who wishes to excel in a professional eventing environment. You should be capable of both sole charge and teamwork, whichever is required on a day to day basis There are 24 horses in total, 12 of whom are ‘home’ at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience with young stock is an asset. The role entails normal stable duties including professional management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, massage and physiotherapy professionals etc. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Salary IRO ÂŁ25k + accomm (Neg.)  *Horse and pets considered *Live in or out   Exciting and fun professional yard set up at the end of 2019 and having much success, is now searching for a talented 2nd Rider (for a variety of young and mature thoroughbreds/sports horses) and a Business Manager to work alongside a motivated and successful team, (including a well-known, experienced 4* eventer with a string of notable successes under their belt and who manages the yard day to day). You would need to be experienced and skilled enough to be “second in command”  balancing the role with all aspects. You will have demonstrable practical skills, energy, enthusiasm and maturity to help in the day to day riding and running of this large, busy yard. Knowing when to step up and when to step back will be important, as will be good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a high energy team. You would need to be able to demonstrate that you are a competent rider (min 5  years competitive riding in eventing or showjumping and you may have a variety of experience with young horses, sport horses and thoroughbreds at all levels). This is a unique chance to ride and produce horses at various stages in their careers with the opportunity to compete whilst balancing Business Manager responsibilities. The successful applicant will have both management skills and be tech-savvy enough to  deal with the administrative side of equine business, including basic IT/PC skills, accounting software etc. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com     
*Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman and his team *Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Ideally, you will have previous experience in this type of environment, however, attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description We are looking for an experienced head groom to work at our private yard in Surrey and to come to shows. 5/6 days a week to include most weekends, although this can be flexible outside the busier show months if need be. Must have HGV licence and be experienced and confident driving 26 tonne lorry. Would also be a bonus if you can ride. Live in or live out if person was local. Verifiable references are essential.
Job Description Part-time groom required for busy mixed discipline livery yard based in Odiham North Hampshire. 2.5 days per week with occasional extra hours to cover holidays etc. Regular Tues/Wed am (7.30 – 1pm) Full day on Fridays and every alternate Sunday. 25 stabled horses between 3 people. All normal yard duties (and some riding for suitable candidates but not essential). Friendly well established yard with lovely horses and clients. Minimum Requirements BHS stage 2 (or equivalent experience)   Accommodation details Sorry no accommodation and not on public transport routes so own car essential   Benefits Paid holidays and pension contribution  
Job Description *5*accommodation *Excellent facilities on the outskirts of Edinburgh *Own horse a possibility   Nice yard who pride themselves on ‘matching horses with new owners’ is now looking for an experienced schooling and competition rider to produce young horses to compete in the ring along with riding and competing 1.30m horses.   You must be able to work at all levels to give the horses a great confidence boost while in the ring and must understand flatwork in terms of balance and correctness as this is a producing yard for horses moving up the levels and selling on.   All yard duties will be expected as time allows also working as part of a team with 3 other full-time staff members. Small, friendly yard with modern barn and everything under the one roof. Superb outdoor Area to produce horses. Minimum Requirements understand every type of horse with patience and given each horse time and confidence to grow .  Can work with own motivation if required but open to team training also         Accommodation details First class 5* Accomadation on the yard     Benefits Bus route into city of Edinburgh  
Job Description Exciting opportunity to join a small boutique stud farm in the heart of the Cotswolds as a Second Person. This a full-time position and you will be required to work every second weekend. Suitable applicants should have experience with handling mares and foals, yearling prep, horses out of training and general maintenance of the stud. Excellent salary and accommodation is available. Start date November/December
Job Description Hunting / Eventing groom required for family (with children aged 10 – 25 years) that regularly hunt with Portman, BV and other hunts and one family member that events during the British Eventing season.   Must be capable of all usual duties to a very high standard, occasional sole charge (although mainly working with Head Groom and other employees), meticulous attention to detail with yard and horse management, HGV would be a bonus. Good people skills and enjoy working with children. Exercising, possible hunting, event groom at times, good turnout, clipping, plaiting. Previous experience is necessary. Hunt horses live out in summer – but some stay in and continue work. Eventing, maintenance work and horse care out of hunt season. QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED: Previous relevant experience. Longevity in suitable roles. Excellent references. Start date: November 2020 Holidays: Statutory No. of Horses: 12 horses/ponies Accommodation: 1 bed apartment for single occupancy Days/wk:  5 Driver: Yes          Own car: Yes HGV: Bonus Pets: Dog Horse: NO (local yard possible) SALARY PACKAGE & Pay Dates: Negotiable depending on experience. ÂŁ350 – ÂŁ420 per week FACILITIES: Horse walker/Excellent hacking/excellent equine facilities.    
*Negotiable salary with accommodation provided & bills paid *Own horse welcome *1 Dog welcome We are looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider in a professional, fun but busy top level event yard, for the duration of approx 2-4 weeks. This is a role which would suit a hard-working, professional self-starter who ideally has done the job before and who wishes to excel in a professional eventing environment. You should be capable of both sole charge and teamwork, whichever is required on a day to day basis There are 24 horses in total, 12 of whom are ‘home’ at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience with young stock is an asset. The role entails normal stable duties including professional management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, massage and physiotherapy professionals etc. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*5 day week *Pets & own horse welcomed *Weekly input from accomplished trainers Opportunities for training and competing Job Description We are looking for a dedicated groom/rider to join our existing team of 5 staff members. Although you will need to help with all yard duties, your main focus will be helping our senior rider with backing, breaking and riding the young horses. Experience with starting horses is not essential but you will still need to have very good riding skills. Quiet, soft hands are critical! You will need to be relaxed and confident around young sports horses and be able to remain calm when working with them. Minimum Requirements Very good riding skills, soft hands, good balance and a quiet seat are essential. We are a close team and appreciate people with a strong work ethic and good sense of humour. You will need to be able to take constructive feedback as part of your on-going training whilst working here.   Accommodation details On site accommodation is available.   Benefits We are members of the Equestrian Employers Association and strive to ensure all our employees are well looked after both professionally and personally Employment contracts provided by us, using the up to date EEA contract creator Opt-in pension plan Health and safety is supervised by an external H&S consultant and reviewed regularly Annual leave is 28 days including bank holidays Opportunities for training and competing  
Job Description Part-time groom required for busy mixed discipline livery yard based in Odiham North Hampshire. 2.5 days per week with occasional extra hours to cover holidays etc. Regular Tues/Wed am (7.30 – 1pm) Full day on Fridays and every alternate Sunday. 25 stabled horses between 3 people. All normal yard duties (and some riding for suitable candidates but not essential). Friendly well established yard with lovely horses and clients. Minimum Requirements BHS stage 2 (or equivalent experience)   Accommodation details Sorry no accommodation and not on public transport routes so own car essential   Benefits Paid holidays and pension contribution  
Job Description Groom/Rider wanted to join our friendly team. We are a small international event yard with a lovely team of exciting horses from 4yr to 5star. Must be a confident experienced rider able to ride fit competition horses and capable of all yard duties with a high standard of turn out. Plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad and the opportunity to bring your own horse with plenty of guidance and lessons.   Minimum Requirements Must be capable of riding fit competition horses and able to take sole charge of all yard duties.   Accommodation details Lovely spacious shared flat with two really friendly girls.   Benefits Opportunity to bring own horses and receive plenty of help and training and plenty of opportunities to travel to events at home and abroad.
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Exciting opportunity to join a small boutique stud farm in the heart of the Cotswolds as a Second Person. This a full-time position and you will be required to work every second weekend. Suitable applicants should have experience with handling mares and foals, yearling prep, horses out of training and general maintenance of the stud. Excellent salary and accommodation is available. Start date November/December
*Family with child welcome *Single people also welcomed (shared accomm)*Dogs and pets welcome *Room for one horse *Salaries totally negotiable from ÂŁ23,400pa plus 2-bed accomm. Fabulous and unusual opportunity for a lovely, long term lifestyle position. Kind, professional, country & animal-loving couple or 2 single people required for this unique position. This is a quiet and remote location so you will need to be self-sufficient and enjoy such circumstances and you will need to possess a flexible attitude to the role. These jobs entail sole charge of a smallholding/farm in a beautiful location with 5 heavy horses and various other farm animals ie: cows, sheep /goats/cats/poultry(rare breeds bred). You must be capable and experienced with using initiative and taking sole charge and experienced in carriage driving (min pairs or ploughing) and both able to ride also for hacking and showing. Capable and confident handler also essential as 18-month-old colt kept, (intended to become a stallion) as well as various other heavy horses mares/geldings of all ages…but all big. You will need to know what you are doing!  🙂 Ideally licensed to drive an 11/12t lorry and used to transporting horses and all the paraphernalia required or you will be contracted to gain your HGV within a certain time period post-employment. See  https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/driving-goods-vehicles-car-driving-licence & https://thegroomslist.co.uk/get-an-hgv-licence/      Day to day yard management required with no heavy maintenance duties, (others employed for that). Horses 80% 🙂 Other animals 15% 🙂 Maintenance 5%. Some showing and shows attended where you would be required to drive the horses to the venue, care for the horses at the venue, possibly show the horses if you are capable. Quiet, peaceful hacking available. Salary negotiable from ÂŁ400/ÂŁ450pw pp depending on skills, qualifications and experience (including 2-bed accommodation).   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com            
Job Description Based on a private family yard on the Warwickshire/Cotswolds border, we are looking for an experienced freelance Groom to drive a 7.5T lorry to shows with a young female rider who competes around the UK. Winter months quieter, but Spring and Summer much busier during school holidays. You will be required to stay overnight on occasions with the rider and to undertake light grooming duties for the ponies. Must have a 7.5T lorry licence. Flexibility is a must. Minimum Requirements 7.5T Lorry Licence   Accommodation details     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.    
*Dog and own horse considered *Fabulous location and facilities *Opportunity to gain HGV license. Job Description We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic groom to join our fun and successful team. The right applicant will be required to carry out all daily tasks involved with our horses – ranging from foals to 4*. The role will involve keeping the yard clean and tidy, turning out horses to a high standard, grooming at training/ competition outings, as well as hacking and fitness work. There is the opportunity to gain HGV license. Minimum Requirements Applicants much be confident dealing with big, fit horses and must be able to ride to a good standard. Experience with young horses would be desired but not essential. Full driving licence and car is needed for this job.
Working alongside Caroline, who has approaching 20 years Equine sales and Marketing and Recruitment experience – This is a unique and fabulous career opportunity with chance to develop the role for the right person. Looking for a self-employed, enthusiastic, organised and ambitious individual to join the Grooms List Team. Previous sales and/or recruitment experience ideal but not essential (training provided) BUT what is essential is the following: Max 30 minutes from SG17, Bedfordshire Equestrian knowledge Written, verbal and telephone communication skills Social media awareness Own PC and general PC skills (word, excel, outlook etc) Results-driven, focussed personality Initial commitment after training of 20 hours pw. Possibility of some working from home. Please email your CV and a covering letter to caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com in the first instance. CLOSING DATE 21st August 2020
Job Description Full time live in experieced groom required to take sole charge of family competition yard.   Minimum Requirements Experienced full time groom required to manage family competition yard close to Forest of Dean. You should have enough experience to take sole charge of the day to day running of the yard, will include general stable duties.together with being a competent rider. You will need to have previous experience  within eventing , dressage and show jumping, so a high level of turnout in neccasary including plaiting, bandaging etc. You should have your own transport and hold licence for HGV2.     Accommodation details Excellent onsite accomodation, completly self contained, all utility bills are covered.     Benefits Good salary and working conditions for the right person, 20 dys holiday a year, purpose built self contained accomodation.    
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE Job Description *Upwards of ÂŁ500pw 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 Friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities awaits. You must be confident and experienced in handling and riding TB’s. This would suit a professional NH/Flat Racing Groom & Rider with excellent references. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com 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.    Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Well appointed house available for couples *HGV essential Lovely, long term job for a single person or a working couple. Position (s) suited to experienced and competent person(s) for a position on a family yard with top competition standards and where they are used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard in Warwickshire needs an experienced Groom(s)/Exercise Rider(s) to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Youngstock and retired horses also kept in the field so will need to be used to handling young stock. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. The role includes some all usual yard work home but away at shows too to professional standards. Team player essential. Some weekends so flexibility required. On-site accommodation provided (not shared, could be a house for a couple or a flat). Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Yard groom for a busy showing yard in Newport Shropshire hours flexible according to requirements both ways. Minimum Requirements Experience in mucking out and general yard duties. Reliable, hard-working and ability to work to high standards   Accommodation details NONE   Benefits    
  *Salary IRO ÂŁ360 to ÂŁ450 + accomm (Neg.) *Accommodation available if required * *Pets and own horse considered   Exciting and fun professional yard set up at the end of 2019 and having much success, is now searching for a new person to work alongside a motivated and successful team including a well-known, experienced 4* eventer with a string of notable successes under their belt.   The fun, work hard/play hard yard requires an enthusiastic and capable individual to join this vibrant and ambitious new business. You must be a competent rider along with the practical skills to help in the day to day riding at and running of a large yard specialising in pre-training, rehabilitation, eventing and sales. All usual duties required, to a high standard – this is an organisation going places!   The business currently, is almost fully staffed with full and part-time members who look after and compete a variety of young and mature thoroughbreds/sports horses. This opportunity includes travel to shows, plenty of riding including some lessons at home with training and support for the successful applicant.   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description *Pets welcomed *Own horse a possibility *Wage above NMW *Riding optional  on site accommodation available.   National Hunt/Flat Racing Yard set in around 100 acres of fields and farmland, with fantastic facilities and around 40 horses is looking for a Yard Person for all on the ground duties. Riding optional.   This friendly yard (regulars at the Grand Nationals and with many big wins under their belts), offers the opportunity to take the horses in your care racing. Centrally based and near to such racecourses as; Hereford, Worcester, Warwick, Chepstow and Cheltenham. You would need some prior relevant experience and of course and at the very least must be confident and capable around fit, young thoroughbred horses. You would be expected to work 4 days (1 morning and one weekend every other week.)  
*6 days in season, 4 out of season *£350pw + accommodation all year round /negotiable for seasonal work *Horse & dog welcome Hunt Groom/rider position offered in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced person to take sole charge of horse care. The position is preferably a permanent year-round one however seasonal applicants may be considered. Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. Ability to drive a trailer or 3.5t lorry would be a bonus. Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses/ponies, (can ride and lead). Some help is given with riding and work. Outside of the season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business / PC activities / occasional babysitting and light farm work. Minimum Requirements The ideal candidate should: be happy to work hard, mainly on their own, in all weathers be self-motivated with high standards have a strong initiative and be capable of spotting problems promptly like children! Accommodation details Family farm location. Accommodation is a three-bedroom, central heated, semi-detached cottage on the farm 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome. Benefits Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete for youngstock during the summer (local shows)
*Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman and his team *Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Ideally, you will have previous experience in this type of environment, however, attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*ÂŁ17-ÂŁ20K. * Various options for accommodation*Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  

Equine Employers

Equine Job Seekers

Website Service

Search The Grooms List website to find jobseekers and advertise your equine job vacancy.

Assisted Services

Need help? Pushed for time? We offer assisted and bespoke equine recruitment services for all budgets.

Add a Jobseekers Profile

Showcase your skills and experience – our simple profile builder will help!

Search Equine Job Vacancies

Start searching for jobs with horses now! Applying online, or contact the employer directly!

“I was recommended to use you when you had filled the position for someone I knew with the first candidate you sent and now you have done the same for me. I am so impressed, I cannot recommend your services highly enough. Wow!”

Hunt Yard, Wiltshire
Employer

Business Opportunity for Freelance Grooms!

Advertise your business to yard owners near you, completely free of charge!

Equine Employers: ready to advertise jobs with horses?

4 Weeks Website Access

£50.00 exc VAT

  • 28 Days Membership
  • 3 jobs posting
  • No featured job
  • No refresh job
  • No Download Resume Attach file
  • Job displayed for 28 days
  • View Candidate contact info unlimited
  • View Unlimited Resumes
More info

8 Weeks Website Access

£80.00 exc VAT

  • 56 Days Membership
  • 3 jobs posting
  • No featured job
  • No refresh job
  • No Download Resume Attach file
  • Job displayed for 56 days
  • View Candidate contact info unlimited
  • View Unlimited Resumes
More info

3 Months Website Access

£125.00 exc VAT

  • 3 Months Membership
  • 3 jobs posting
  • No featured job
  • No refresh job
  • No Download Resume Attach file
  • Job displayed for 90 days
  • View Candidate contact info unlimited
  • View Unlimited Resumes
More info

6 Months Website Access

£225.00 exc VAT

  • 6 Months Membership
  • 6 jobs posting
  • No featured job
  • No refresh job
  • No Download Resume Attach file
  • Job displayed for 182 days
  • View Candidate contact info unlimited
  • View Unlimited Resumes
More info

12 Months Website Access

£350.00 exc VAT

  • 12 Months Membership
  • 10 jobs posting
  • No featured job
  • No refresh job
  • No Download Resume Attach file
  • Job displayed for 364 days
  • View Candidate contact info unlimited
  • View Unlimited Resumes
More info

Who are we?

In the last 17 years, Caroline has run her own yard alongside specialising in equine recruitment within the equine careers industry and has a real “nose” for the business. During that time, Caroline has built a loyal client base of both employers and jobseekers within the equestrian community, and is the first port of call for those looking to fill a job vacancy, searching for a rewarding career move, or to just have a chat about the ups and downs of the unique environment of recruitment and job seeking within the equine industry!

Caroline says “I took the decision to set up Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd and to construct THE GROOMS LIST primarily because it was becoming increasingly clear to me that traditional equine recruitment agencies/job boards were not serving the needs of both employers and job seekers in a way which would improve the future of our industry. I am passionate about ensuring reputable employers are put in touch with job seekers who are hard-working professionals. Only then can things improve. Making such connections takes hard work, dedication, real instinct and years of practical experience.

 

What do we do?

Caroline and her team of friendly, knowledgeable, well-trained recruiters are experienced in all aspects of grooming and employment, and consequently, are able to offer sound and pragmatic advice. With unrivalled knowledge of the industry and decades of successful placements, we have now built the most cutting-edge website within equestrian recruitment. This is linked to an unrivalled social media presence, making us the place to be for employers and job seekers alike.

Contact Caroline to put your job vacancy or your job search in a safe pair of hands and for free, friendly, professional and often impartial recruitment advice.

No smoke and mirrors here! Caroline Carter Recruitment aims to do things differently. Right here is the place to be if you are an employer looking to find a groom or those seeking equine careers, looking for jobs with horses.

LOOKING FOR A JOB WITH HORSES?

We specialise in building equine careers!

If you seek equestrian employment, please don’t forget to add your FREE Jobseekers Profile now – apply for jobs TODAY on the industry’s No1 Equine Recruitment website! 

LOOKING FOR A GROOM?

Find a groom here!

If you’re looking to employ a groom, rider or any other equine staff please REGISTER today or contact us to discuss our assisted or bespoke recruitment services. With well-established recruitment expertise at your fingertips and the fastest growing equine recruitment service we are best placed to introduce you to current, relevant candidates for your job vacancy.

Building Equine Careers

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd in partnership with the British Grooms Association

Do you want to become a groom and build a career in the equestrian world but not sure how and where to start? Are you an experienced groom looking for your next career move? Are you simply looking for FREE reliable, impartial, professional equine careers advice? We are here to help you with one-to-one support and guidance throughout the entire recruitment process. From where you are today to where you want to be, we help you to identify a realistic, constructive career pathway that will help you achieve your ambitions in the equine industry. Follow our ‘Equine Careers‘ series to get straight-talking advice that will help you do more, earn more and get ahead in the professional equestrian world. Contact us for a friendly, no-obligation chat about your future employment options.

Ready to start today? All our services are completely free of charge to Jobseekers!

  • View all posts
  • Articles
  • Employers
  • Jobseekers
  • News and Updates

How Coronavirus Affects Equine Recruitment

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

Spring Forward in the Equine Industry

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

Coronavirus – useful information

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

What is a Workplace Pension?

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

The National Living Wage increase in 2020

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

Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference 2020

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

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

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

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

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

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

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?

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.

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 clichĂ© (which is a clichĂ© for good reason), “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”. I read with interest that about 70% of us make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 8% will be kept beyond February/March! It’s not surprising to learn that the top resolutions will include things like losing weight, quitting smoking, managing debt etc. but, also importantly, resolutions focussing on careers and job choices are right up there too.

Get into Dressage to Music

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

A Job Seekers Guide to Reference Checks

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

Hacking Safely by Kate Harley

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

Yard Dog Etiquette – Taking a dog to work

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

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm

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

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

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

Could you be a Work Rider?

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

Location! Location! Job Location!

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

Pre Employment checks – Understanding a Driving Licence

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

Pre-Employment Checks – References

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

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

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

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

Are you winter ready?

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

How an Apprenticeship can benefit your equine career

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

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

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

Become an Apprentice Groom – a Parents Guide

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

How an Equine Apprenticeship can benefit your child

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

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

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

A step by step guide to employing an Apprentice Groom

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

How an Apprentice Groom can benefit YOUR yard

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

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

A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

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

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

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

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

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

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

A Sneak Peek at an equine Employers Wishlist…

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

What are Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom Jobs?

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

Equine Apprenticeship Myths – BUSTED!

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

So, you want to become a professional rider?

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

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

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

Understanding Holiday Entitlement in the Equine Industry

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

What are Dressage Grooms and Dressage Groom Jobs?

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

Are you ready to be a Sole Charge Groom?

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

5 tips for a successful equestrian recruitment employer:agency relationship

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

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

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

Writing an Equine CV

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health in the Equine Industry

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

Employing an Apprentice Groom – Grooms of the Future Part 1

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

Maintaining health and fitness when working with horses

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

Become a professional groom – 6 Simple Steps

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

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

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

Feeding YOURSELF for performance – healthy eating for equine grooms!

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

5 Top Tips for Finding a Good Groom

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

Competition Grooms and Competition Groom Jobs

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

10 steps to successfully recruiting a Super Groom!

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

About Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs

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

What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs?

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

Equine Apprenticeships – invaluable education or slave labour?

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

How to FAIL at your equine job hunt!

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

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

What does Job Longevity mean and why does it matter?

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

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

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

How to negotiate a salary in the equine industry

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

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

Equine Careers: BHS Qualifications

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

Which Equine Disciplines Reflect Your Character?

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

The difference between employed, self-employed and freelance grooms

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

Get an HGV Licence – with 20% off!

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


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

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

Equine Careers: How Grooms can increase their salary

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

Get 10% off a First Aid Certificate

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

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

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

Keep Warm Working with Horses in Winter

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

Why use an Equestrian Recruitment Agency?

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

How to write an effective equine job vacancy advert

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

A Grooms Guide to First Aid at Competitions

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

A Basic Guide to Rugging Horses

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

Understanding a Horse’s Vital Signs

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

Taking a horse and pets to a new job

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

5 top tips to get your equine job application ACCEPTED!

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

Website How-To Guide for Jobseekers

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

Information

Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
SG17 5LU

caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

Registered company number 10657796good site
Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd is registered with the UK Information Commissioner as a data controller with registered number ZA250621

ENDORSED BY