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Job Description How do you fancy trying something different? We are looking for a new person to join the family at our five star Canine Country Club, offering dog boarding, day care, grooming and training. We are a close knit group of people that are passionate about our guests and this role will be working mostly in the dog boarding and day care areas. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who isn’t afraid to get grubby, work hard in a fast paced environment and who shares our passion for excellent client service and animal husbandry. Our clients are all repeat customers with lovely dogs which he enables us to build strong bonds with our guests. 20 – 30 hours a week. Little/no weekend work. More hours and responsibility available for the right candidate. Driving license essential and you must be a minimum of 25 years old for insurance purposes. Hourly rate commensurate with experience, to start around the 17th February 2022. Minimum Requirements To uphold our high standards we would prefer (but not essential) someone with a minimum of two years experience in working with animals (not just owning them) and one years experience in customer service OR a willingness to learn. You must be self motivated and able to work alone as well working as part of our wonderful team. Relevant qualifications such as animal behaviour, nutrition, any animal studies or dog first aid would be a bonus! Accommodation details Accommodation is unavailable at present however this may change next year.   Benefits We retail high quality dog food including raw, treats and toys. All of which are available to staff at cost price. A fun and happy working environment where a work life balance is paramount, we also perform regular staff meetings and appraisals where fresh ideas are welcome. We are a horsey family and if you still needed your horse fix we have a weanling and a pony here too! From our experience, candidates with an equestrian background really relish this job, the knowledge and  understanding of working in a yard are surprisingly similar to what we need and it’s a great way of having a career working with animals whilst maintaining sociable working hours.  
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Experienced Stud Groom required for large, world renowned sports horse stud & AI centre in North Wiltshire (close to M4).  Duties include, but not limited to handling stallions for teasing, covering and collection; daily handling mares, foals and youngstock; handling/presenting mares/foals for vet inspections, routine healthcare & farrier; checking horses over several locations; foal watch (on rota basis) and all general yard duties (mucking out, feeding, turn out, lunging, rugging etc). The successful applicant will be a competent, hardworking and cheerful team player, with hands on experience in the industry and confident around fit competition horses.  Some riding may be possible dependent on experience/capability. 5.5 day week on rota basis. Salary dependent on experience. Live In or Out – Shared single accommodation available if required.
Job Description *Yard groom* With option to train* We currently have a opportunity for a yard groom  to join our current expanding team at a busy and popular equestrian centre. Training given in all aspects to set you up in the equestrian industry. Own horse welcome. We have four yards, three livery and one riding school. You will be involved in the daily running of the yard along side a supervisor and current team members. There will be all the usual yard work, including mucking out, turning out and tacking up. You will receive all necessary training whether its BHS or NVQ depending on your choice of career pathway.. You need to have some experience handling horses and basic equestrian common sense. We are a BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to train” centre. We have excellent expanding facilities set within 550 acres of beautiful off road hacking. Minimum Requirements Cheerful hardworking team player Willing to learn Passion for horses Attention to detail Conscience Reliable Accommodation details On site studio flats or shared accommodation available but no pets. Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment. Top class expanding facilities. Variation in Role. On-going training for BHS exams or NVQ. Exam fees paid. 5 day week. Own horse with use of facilities welcome. In house clinics covering all disciplines. Mechanical horse for staff use.  
*Very nice single accommodation  *5-day week *IRO £400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for an experienced Home Groom for a busy, large but very friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares, and stallions. Successful candidates will need experience of performance horses (ideally some showjumping background) ideally gained in a recent role. Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level, be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Partner welcomed (possibility of work for your partner, too) *Own horse considered *Large airy 1-bed apartment – all utility bills included 🙂 We placed the last yard Manager who has been there > 4 years and recommends.:) Exquisite, quiet, family yard with 6 beautiful Dressage horses and a pony kept in stunning facilities. The daughter is a young, advanced Dressage Rider, and the employer also rides to a good standard. With sole charge grooming home and some competitions, you will be someone who truly knows how to run a yard and will have the time to do this well in this position. All usual duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions, etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Own horse can be done in own time but please note no paddock turnout Oct-April. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description I am looking for a full time home groom, to work within our team. We are searching for the right person to apply who has high standards of care, turnout and work ethic. Located in Astwick on the Herts/Beds border. Good salary according to experience. We have a lovely team of horses and can’t wait to welcome the right person. Minimum Requirements Must not be shy of hard work as we have enormous straw beds that do take some effort first thing in the morning. Must be happy, reliable and passionate Must have some experience, worked on previous yards Manage competition horses well   Accommodation details Mobile home      
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to  mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 € per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.  
We are a small, private yard with excellent facilities looking for a new member to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for experienced groom with at least 5 years experience in the equine industry, who is a team player. You must be confident around fit, competition horses and carry out all normal yard duties to a high standard.  Excellent first aid skills are a must. This is an ideal position for an experienced, mature groom who is looking for a less hectic life and stay at home role. We are able to provide a private cottage for accommodation if you are not local, dogs and partner welcome in accommodation.  
*Dog considered *Accommodation houseshare *£400+accomm & bills depending on experience *Career opportunity to gain some thoroughbred stud and eventing experience! Team Eventing Groom/Exercise rider required for young 3* Event rider who is based at home on the family thoroughbred Stud. Candidates will be managing a yard of performance horses, should be able to turn out to a reasonable standard and keen to learn with the basics in place to be able to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around, she is not too bossy! Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get the job done when required. Happy and professional team. Good facilities available for fittening, schooling, and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc. Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Up to £500 PW *Prefer live-out, (but accommodation could be provided) *Dog welcomed *Own horse welcomed *5 day week Experienced Groom with some knowledge of show jumping required for late August/early September 2021 start. A vital requirement is to find someone with the relevant HGV license required to drive 12t lorry for shows and outings. We are looking for someone willing and able to ‘hand-hold’ a young child Rider (10years old,) with their 3x 12.HH ponies both home and at shows (course-walking etc). You should have experience in Show Jumping to mentor the youngster as/when. The Rider has approx. 2 .5 years left on 12.2HH ponies and can currently jump 1m. The suitable candidate will genuinely enjoy working with children.  This one is very keen on jumping, SJ in particular and really loves their competing, so regular local outings are required. Whilst ponies are her passion realistically, these are only part of the youngster’s developing life and they are only able to ride approx 4 x a week. The ponies do get turnout but will need to be ridden or lunged/long reined if riding is not an option for the Groom. All usual duties. The successful applicant must be experienced and capable of sole charge, keen and willing to go to most of the shows, be able to turnout appropriately including clipping and plaiting, etc. Stable & horse management experience essential.  You will need to be fun but responsible and focus on the young Rider staying safe, enjoying their ponies, the riding and ‘the journey’ the family is on. Previous competition pony management ideal! Whilst the position is sole charge, but there are other Grooms employed for other owners on the same yard, so a friendly, team-minded person is important too! Excellent facilities. The employer has other children and needs someone capable of sole charge so that she can juggle her priorities which currently can conflict. 5 day week but some two-way flexibility required  around school/shows/school holidays etc Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
We are looking for a full time positive and motivated yard manager to run our competition/livery yard. We have excellent facilities and a lovely fun team and group of liveries. We are looking for someone with a love and passion for horses and dressage. You must also have exceptionally high standards and be hardworking and organised. You should have good communication skills and the ability to manage other team members. Your responsibilities will be varied, and you should use and work off your initiative. Main responsibilities: In charge of the day to day running of the yard of up to 12 lovely horses, two riders, liveries, and other team members. Executing and supervising horse care to an exceptionally high standard (mucking out, turning out, bringing in, rug, etc.), identifying any health or other issues, managing accordingly, and communicating with owners. Managing feed and hay/haylage deliveries and all minor routine maintenance issues. Field rota planning, worming program management & coordination of farrier, physio, vet, etc. and annual vaccinations for all horses. Turning out to a high standard to include plaiting, clipping, trimming/pulling, show turn out. You will sometimes be required to come to shows and lessons and should have the ability to groom and juggle multiple horses at one show. Ensuring an adequate supply of custard creams are always available for the horses  SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Proven experience in a similar role would be ideal but not essential Experience handling youngstock and competition horses Proactive and adaptable with excellent communication skills Responsible and reliable Lungeing and Long Reining First-aid Exercising What we can offer: Fun existing team with a good sense of humour Endless supply of tea, biscuits, and cake Competitive Salary 5 ½ days per week with one full day off at the weekend. Opportunity to bring your own horse with training included. Unfortunately, we do not have accommodation on-site. However, we can source accommodation for the right candidate.
Job Description Yard Manager. To include duties: Horse care (mucking out, turning out, all standard duties) Facilities maintenance- or communicating what work needs to be done Long term planning- keeping exercise goals, weigh management, field rota planning Arranging for deliveries, ordering in, arranging appointments Working alongside part time groom to ensure 7 day a week cover Part Time Groom. To include duties: Ensure continued consistent care of the horses Riding and exercise where necessary Communicate any problems or events to manager Work alongside manager to ensure 7 day a week cover Flexible days can be arranged, with a proposed schedule of one weekend day each. Can be flexible and come to an arrangement that suits. High standards of cleanliness to be maintained on the yard, tack room and tack. Daily riding involved if wished, with routine groundwork included where appropriate. Both roles are completely sole charge, other staff on site but not horse related at all! The horses would be your responsibility for both roles. There are two horses and one pony stabled- who are all lovely characters. None of them are dangerous or a handful. However: an appropriate level of horse knowledge should be displayed by each groom in regards to common ailments, treating minor wounds, knowing when to call the vet and so on. On occasion you may need to drive the horse box- potentially for deliveries, transporting horses to shows and hacking. The ability to drive a 3.5ton horsebox is essential to the role. Minimum Requirements 3.5ton lorry experience Sole charge of yard Knowledge of horse care (Yard Manager) Experience of running a yard required Good standard of riding and working horse from the ground   Accommodation details None   Benefits Ability to bring own dog, sorry not own horse  
  *Up to £26K pa depending on experience *Own horse DIY livery with all year turnout and stable available & paid for by employer *1 bed lodge apartment available with private parking * Well behaved dog welcome *Regular training with various trainers from across the UK Must be light enough to hack ponies – decent schooling rider ideal but must at least be able to hack competently. Some eventing background at some point essential Small, private, family yard with  2 x 14.2, 1 x 15.2, 1 ponies, and 1 x 16.2 plus 2 x pretty much-retired ponies, one of whom will be going on loan. All at BE 100 /Novice level and a couple of live-out semi-retirees, now seek a new Yard Manager/Groom/Rider. This busy family has a competitive 15-year-old riding at BE100 but with ambitions, a 20-year-old riding at Novice level, and a completely uncompetitive 22-year- old who likes to hack or school when home. They are now looking for a child/young person-friendly adult to live in or out and who would ideally be full-time. The owner has a busy business so if you are able to do a bit of admin/bit of light gardening and the odd school run then that’s great, but the horses are the main part of this role. Help from other stable hands who muck out and poo pick about 5 times per week, For competing and training, (Once or twice a month,) you must have a clean driving license to drive a 3.5t Theault. Clipping, plaiting and all competition preparation will be down to you and you will be taking the girls to train and competitions, helping with warming up, providing encouragement and companionship. Someone happy to coach/teach within this context would be very useful. One of the ponies has minor tendon/high suspensory issues and the vet advises that they shouldn’t really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.  Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. Good DIY livery with services and professional facilities next door. You would have full access to the employer’s facilities if you need them too. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
We are looking for an experienced rider to join our small friendly team. We are a 45 stable yard divided into two American style barns and a small outside ten box yard, we have an indoor lunge pit, indoor school, 3f round sand and rubber gallop, 6f straight carpet gallop and 1m6f grass gallop. We are set on 160 acres just outside Lambourn. We run a small permit and pre-training yard. We are a small team myself and my husband are pretty hands on and we have two to three others depending on the time of year. We are currently looking for someone to help with riding of the older racehorses and bringing on youngsters, general yard duties including going racing. Our hours of work are 7:30-12:30 – 3:30 – 5 Monday to Friday, we all work Saturday am which is 7:30 – 10:30. We work every other weekend/sometimes one in three which is Saturday afternoon 4-5 ish just feed, hay etc – Sunday morning 9-10:30 ish (basically till finish which is sometimes only half an hour or so) we just skip out, feed, hay. We have accommodation which is a small three bed flat, we take a subsidized rent of £45/week which includes council tax, TV licence, water, electric, wifi.
Job Description All areas of stable management from daily duties to elite performance, with training in every aspect. Learning what is required in a professional and successful breeding, training and competition stable. To build more experience in riding and to push applicant’s show career forward or to make a career as a show groom. Could also suit someone looking for good structure to build their own business for the future. Regular riding coaching as well as ground management. Options to go to shows both National & International. This role will suit a dedicated hard working & motivated person who is willing to learn and wants to make a life out of horses. We are a team highly motivated to develop this candidates career so it is a great opportunity. Could suit international applicant. Minimum Requirements Previous experience working with competition horses and if applying to ride, a good level of flatwork and experience jumping 1.10m or show experience from 1m upwards. Own transport required. Accommodation details No on site accommodation at present, but we are able to help source nearby. Benefits Top quality training from onsite UKCC Level 3 coach. Highly skilled yard manager to work alongside. Work in a successful team. Yard performance bonuses. Payroll & Pension scheme. High end facilities which are always being improved. Opportunity to bring own horse. Close to city center and local amenities. Possibility to be put through HGV or other relevant qualifications.  
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. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
Job Description To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family-run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Apprenticeship in partnership with official and well known Apprentice Trainers. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress through the levels at BE. Cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
Job Description Experienced groom required for beautiful private polo yard near Godalming in Surrey. Sole charge of up to 8 horses. *£520 per week with the potential for a generous end-of-season bonus. *6 days a week. *Flexible hours depending on schedule with your days off agreed in advance by the Estate Manager.  *For the right candidate, a position will be available all year round – hours will vary out of season. Excellent onsite facilities for staff including a clubhouse and kitchen. The successful candidate will be used to working with fit competition horses, polo experience is a bonus but not essential. You will be familiar with equine first aid and happy to manage rehabilitation programmes. You will be required to ride or exercise a number of horses every day so should be confident riding competition-level horses. Training in riding polo ‘sets’ will be provided. You will attend regular polo practices, matches, and events.
We are looking for a hard-working and motivated team player to join the Knowledge & Skills team at The Horse Trust to cover our Equine Trainer’s maternity leave. This role would suit a positive individual who has a wide range of experience handling and training horses and has strong effective coaching skills.   As the Equine Trainer you will provide a high standard of training and welfare to the equines under your care, working under the supervision of the Director of Training. You will assess and devise individual training programmes for horses that have not previously been handled as well as re-training horses that are performing unwanted behaviours and preparing horses for rehoming. You must be able to identify these unwanted behaviours and competently develop and implement appropriate re-training programmes. This will include carrying out a range of training and retraining techniques both from the ground and under saddle or harness, in conjunction with our specialist team. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Training Yard, while motivating, instructing, and directing the Assistant Trainer as required in a professional, proactive, and positive manner. The role will include the daily care and general yard tasks for a dedicated list of equines.   Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication, coaching and organisational skills and use these skills to support other team members. The successful candidate must have a Level 3 (or above) equine qualification or similar and must be able to demonstrate practical competence and experience in handling and training a variety of horses in different settings, taking into account their individual needs. Ideally, you will have knowledge of the practical application of learning theory (how horses learn), their ethological needs and an in-depth knowledge of horse behaviour and body language.   The Horse Trust is committed to providing high quality, evidenced based training to horses, considering all their needs and working at the individual horse’s own pace to create a positive learning environment. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is happy to work autonomously but is also keen to work in a team environment. This candidate will have the chance to join our highly motivated team in training and retraining and ultimately rehoming equines, including welfare cases.  You will work closely with specialists: including veterinary surgeon, clinical animal behaviourist, farrier, and nutritionists, to continually assess the individual requirements of each equine. This horse centred environment will offer the candidate new experience of the charity sector; it is an exciting time to join our small and diverse team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be a team player, be open to new ideas and want to continually develop their knowledge and skills. Based: Speen, Buckinghamshire Salary Range:  c. £22,000.00-£25,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience. Hours:  40 Hours per week (7.30am-4.30pm Monday – Friday). Annual Leave: 25 days per year Please open and complete an application form, along with sending this and a CV to: charlotte@horsetrust.org.uk.   Telephone 01494 488464   Closing date for applications
* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary £21,700pa plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges) Groom with some performance horse experience required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. 🙂 Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) 🙂 Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
Job Description To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family-run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Apprenticeship in partnership with official and well known Apprentice Trainers. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress through the levels at BE. Cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Looking for an experienced, cheerful and confident groom to be sole charge on a friendly family yard near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Role includes all normal yard duties plus riding, schooling, as well as plaiting & clipping. Must be able to turn out, ride and maintain the yard to a high standard. Eventing experience a huge bonus. Live in or live out. 5-5.5 days/week (including weekends). Ideal candidate can drive a 7.5t or 3.5t lorry. Own horse / dog welcome. Attractive salary. Minimum Requirements Role includes all normal yard duties plus riding, schooling, as well as plaiting & clipping. Clean drivers licence. Can drive car / 3.5t lorry   Accommodation details Self contained cottage in the village if accommodation is required.   Benefits Attractive salary. May bring a horse.  
Job Description Private family show jumping stud yard in North Wiltshire/Cotswolds, requires sole charge manager. Looking after foals, brood mares and young stock. Role to include foaling, breaking, yard duties, horse care, house sitting and horse transport. Minimum Requirements Live in position. Previous experience with handling foals, breaking in, riding and handling young horses, foaling, care of broodmares and yard management. Keeping the stud to a high standard of care and cleanliness. Accommodation details private 1 bed newly refurbished flat with own garden, large living area and walk in wardrobe. Away from the hose and close to horses.   Benefits In return for high standards and reliability we offer a generous salary, flat and utilities paid for. Own horse a possibility. Other animals subject to compatibility. Plus bonuses.  
*Dog considered *Accommodation houseshare *£400+accomm & bills depending on experience *Career opportunity to gain some thoroughbred stud and eventing experience! Team Eventing Groom/Exercise rider required for young 3* Event rider who is based at home on the family thoroughbred Stud. Candidates will be managing a yard of performance horses, should be able to turn out to a reasonable standard and keen to learn with the basics in place to be able to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around, she is not too bossy! Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get the job done when required. Happy and professional team. Good facilities available for fittening, schooling, and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc. Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from Negotiable iro £25Kpa depending on experience Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and their Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
We are looking for an experienced rider to join our small friendly team. We are a 45 stable yard divided into two American style barns and a small outside ten box yard, we have an indoor lunge pit, indoor school, 3f round sand and rubber gallop, 6f straight carpet gallop and 1m6f grass gallop. We are set on 160 acres just outside Lambourn. We run a small permit and pre-training yard. We are a small team myself and my husband are pretty hands on and we have two to three others depending on the time of year. We are currently looking for someone to help with riding of the older racehorses and bringing on youngsters, general yard duties including going racing. Our hours of work are 7:30-12:30 – 3:30 – 5 Monday to Friday, we all work Saturday am which is 7:30 – 10:30. We work every other weekend/sometimes one in three which is Saturday afternoon 4-5 ish just feed, hay etc – Sunday morning 9-10:30 ish (basically till finish which is sometimes only half an hour or so) we just skip out, feed, hay. We have accommodation which is a small three bed flat, we take a subsidized rent of £45/week which includes council tax, TV licence, water, electric, wifi.
Job Description We are in need of another “super groom” to join our amazing team of hard working professionals!! We are a well established and successful Dressage training and competition stables based in Horsham, Sussex. If you are driven, a good communicator and have a sense of humour you could become an important part of our team. Prefer experienced person or an ambitious keen to learn trainee. Excellent purpose built facilities for 24 Horses from Novice to Grand prix with indoor stables, and indoor arena. Five and half day week, paid holiday, workplace pension scheme. Unfortunately we do not currently have any availability for own horse. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details     Benefits    
*Amazing accommodation and facilities * Chance to enjoy top-end show jumping & work: life balance *Salary totally negotiable for suitable candidates (£20-£25Kpa neg plus accomm). A position is now available for an enthusiastic, competent, and reasonably experienced Team Groom (not apprentice/trainee position) to join a professional Show Jumping yard and to look after an amazing string of horses. Attention to detail and high standards important – You must be competent in all aspects of grooming and yard work . Usual duties include but are not limited to: preparing horses for exercise, keeping the horses to a high standard, cleaning tack, mucking out/skipping out, feeding, turning horses out to the paddock, Some riding available if you wish and lunging would be a part of your daily routine, etc. Outstanding facilities include the smartest, most luxurious accommodation (single or couples, luxury indoor stabling, a large indoor and outdoor school, indoor warm water wash-down areas, and solariums. 200 acres of land – much of which is available for hacking/exercising the horses. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description To deliver stable management classes based on equine science knowledge to riders enrolled in the riding academy program. To support with the exercise program of horses. Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Equine Science or international equestrian certifications. A minimum of 3 years of full-time in an equestrian yard of relevant work experience. Broad knowledge and skills in equine science and management Ability to articulate information and deliver teaching effectively. Proficient in English speaking Ability to work and teach to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups.   Accommodation details Live out.   Benefits Transport, and accommodation allowance provided.  
Experienced Stud Groom required for large, world renowned sports horse stud & AI centre in North Wiltshire (close to M4).  Duties include, but not limited to handling stallions for teasing, covering and collection; daily handling mares, foals and youngstock; handling/presenting mares/foals for vet inspections, routine healthcare & farrier; checking horses over several locations; foal watch (on rota basis) and all general yard duties (mucking out, feeding, turn out, lunging, rugging etc). The successful applicant will be a competent, hardworking and cheerful team player, with hands on experience in the industry and confident around fit competition horses.  Some riding may be possible dependent on experience/capability. 5.5 day week on rota basis. Salary dependent on experience. Live In or Out – Shared single accommodation available if required.
Job Description Looking for freelance or full time groom to go to Portugal on the 20th January, We also have a full time position on return if thats of interest. We are taking 5 showjumping horses all of different ages. We have a lovely lorry and hopefully lots of sunshine, Usual groom duties ideally a good rider. Minimum Requirements Groom experience to high level, good kind knowledge of horse care.   Accommodation details Lorry on tour   Benefits Sun and fun!!  
Job Description We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Horse Unit Manager initially for up to 6 months. The purpose of this post is to manage the stables which incorporates stabling and pasture of 29 horses and a team of Stables staff. The Horse Unit Manager is responsible for the health and welfare of the horses – ensuring the horses health and medical needs are individually catered for. This will include managing the Stable staff and assisting/supervising the equine students with their duties. Will include associated administrative duties and H&S policies adhered to. Will also manage external Stable hires. Duties will include: Actively managing the Stables to deliver a high quality student-focused, efficient Stables that responds to education, training and commercial demands. Responsibility for the welfare of the horses and ensure H&S and biosecurity practices are adhered to at all times. Ensuring licenses and memberships are kept up-to-date, including loan horse paperwork Recruiting and managing Stables staff Supervising students Financial and budget reporting Ensuring safe and ethical working of the Stables Managing the Stables social media platform Developing new external business for new Stable hire Liaising with Equine Academic staff and SNEC staff to ensure the smooth running of the education provision and events along with colleagues in Campus and Estates and Farms staff Management and development of the Stables Managing the Stables budget, ensuring income and expenditure targets are met and comply with SRUC protocol Ensuring the Stables complies with Health and Safety requirements and adheres to biosecurity protocol Ensuring Vet checks, licenses and memberships are up-to-date Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document downloadable when you click the link below.   Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role you should be qualified to a minimum of BHS Stage 3 Coach (AI) and/or possess a degree level qualification in a relevant subject. A BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II) would be desirable. You should have proven yard management experience and a current full, clean driving license is required for this role. A quad bike licence would be desirable. A qualification in first aid is essential.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Competitive salary and benefits  
Job Description Half and half yard work and estate maintenance work/gardening, working on a small estate and private dressage yard. The exact job will depend on your skill set. You would be working with 4 full time grooms and 3 full time gardeners with excellent work conditions. There will be a lot of variety in this job, and training can be provided. We are looking for a hard working, team player who gets on with everyone and is happy to turn their hand to a variety of jobs. 5 days per week, excellent pay. Live in or out. Minimum Requirements Some equine and or gardening experience preferred. Driver   Accommodation details Excellent quality shared accommodation in large detached house with garden, adjacent to property   Benefits Good working conditions, friendly staff, reasonable employer.  
Job Description EQUINE TECHNICIAN (PART TIME) Permanent £18,335 per annum, pro rata Ref: ANF/AVS/030/21 SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. We are currently seeking an experienced Equine Technician for this part time role to care for horses kept at the new equine facility at Craibstone, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. The new equine facility at the Sunnybrae side of the campus includes internal stabling for up to five horses, a tack room and feedstore, a 20 x 40m outdoor arena and grazing. The facility will be used for delivering practical sessions for students undertaking the Equine Studies HNC and BSc Veterinary Nursing programmes. Duties will include but will not be limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out, maintaining high standards throughout. In addition to this the successful applicant will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising. There may be additional opportunities for appropriately qualified applicants to be involved in delivering some practical teaching sessions to HNC Equine Studies and BSc Veterinary Nursing students. Candidates should possess a Horse Care, BHS or equivalent qualification (minimum of National Certificate) and have practical experience of working with a variety of horses. Basic knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of horses is also essential. This is a part time post of 9 hours per week. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before visit www.sruc.ac.uk/connect/jobs/list-of-vacancies/ Closing date: 8 November 2021 Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form. SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy. SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter. SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046 Accommodation details n/a   Benefits    
*Very nice single accommodation  *5-day week *IRO £400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
*Very nice single accommodation  *5-day week *IRO £400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Dog considered *Accommodation houseshare *£400+accomm & bills depending on experience *Career opportunity to gain some thoroughbred stud and eventing experience! Team Eventing Groom/Exercise rider required for young 3* Event rider who is based at home on the family thoroughbred Stud. Candidates will be managing a yard of performance horses, should be able to turn out to a reasonable standard and keen to learn with the basics in place to be able to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around, she is not too bossy! Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get the job done when required. Happy and professional team. Good facilities available for fittening, schooling, and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc. Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*5-day week *up to £450pw * Currently live out but newly refurbished 2-bed accomm & utilities available next spring/summer *Beautiful setting *Own dog and horse welcomed *Rider training available from experienced visiting trainers if interested. Nestled amongst the Surrey hills with access to miles of well-maintained bridleways straight from the back door our lovely family is looking for a committed, long-term Groom and Rider. You must be a child-friendly, experienced Groom capable of sole charge and flexible to duties eg: the odd school run. Horses kept are as follows: Mini-Shetland herd three strong- all rescues 5yr old 16’2 ISH riding horse 16.2 HH 3yr old who will be backed over winter, and then put to foal in the spring. A 25 yr old 13’2” pony who has mostly now been retired (some lead rein). 3 small horses/ Ponies 13.3 and 14.3 and a 15’2 (which is quite ‘chunky’)   Duties include Yard work, grooming and exercising all the usual equine first aid, feeding, wellbeing yard management ‘norms’ for horses living as this herd does. You would need to be willing to ride out with employers and their 2 children (10/11yrs) so someone ‘child & family friendly’ essential. Candidates must be confident riding alone and ideally able to ride and lead and enjoy groundwork. You must be confident riding young sport horses. Ideally willing and able to work with the employer to bring on the youngsters and compete them (entry-level/low level), as and when they get to that point. (Pony club and kids‘  jumping/showing classes etc). There are stables for the horses and a menage, in fact very good facilities. The family are leisure riders who love their horses and see time spent with them as quality, relaxing time and are looking for a Groom of the same mind. Lightweight jockey is required as the horses are small. should be happy to just enjoy the horses for who they are in a nice, friendly family setting. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Experienced groom required for beautiful private polo yard near Godalming in Surrey. Sole charge of up to 8 horses. *£520 per week with the potential for a generous end-of-season bonus. *6 days a week. *Flexible hours depending on schedule with your days off agreed in advance by the Estate Manager.  *For the right candidate, a position will be available all year round – hours will vary out of season. Excellent onsite facilities for staff including a clubhouse and kitchen. The successful candidate will be used to working with fit competition horses, polo experience is a bonus but not essential. You will be familiar with equine first aid and happy to manage rehabilitation programmes. You will be required to ride or exercise a number of horses every day so should be confident riding competition-level horses. Training in riding polo ‘sets’ will be provided. You will attend regular polo practices, matches, and events.
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
*Own horse & dog welcomed *Modern flat available * 5 days a week (a fair division re weekends off) *Salary competitive and negotiable to reflect experience.  Set amongst 130 acres in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, this is a great opportunity for an keen Groom capable of some sole charge. Some riding but a quiet yard these days, purely run for the enjoyment of all concerned, but to good standards. With a hands-on approach you will be able to work within a small team on this once very successful  Stud/Showjumping yard and working farm. The successful candidate will be practical and well organised with a ‘can do’/problem solving approach. You should be flexible enough to pitch in with other animals on occasions if required eg: naughty cows!    Some stud experience ideal but not essential but the ability to handle foals and the odd young horses or two will be required.  The Owners have many years of experience in showjumping and eventing, along with breeding and producing horses, with the emphasis on quality, not quantity.  Also highly experienced in producing foals and young stock for gradings and sale, they are now taking a much more relaxed approach to it all though, so this is not a high-pressure environment. 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. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Looking for someone to look after children of a very busy showjumping mum School Runs Sorting Kids Clothes making kids dinners light housework shopping there is also a chance to go to some beautiful cities all over the world in the summer as kids go with their mum to major shows could suit someone who loves equestrian Hours & salary negotiable     Minimum Requirements must have driver license needs to like animals     Accommodation details Accommodation available if required   Benefits chance to travel to some amazing places  
Job Description To supervisor and monitor the Riding Academy Operations, Leading the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements A bachelors degree in equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. A miniumum of 5 years of experience as a head coach, or equivalent. Strong leadership skills, supervisory skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop comprehensive reports.   Accommodation details No live in provided.   Benefits Transportation and housing allowance is provided in the package.  
Due to our current Yard Manger re locating up north, we are looking for someone else to step into this role. All normal daily duties required as well as the running of the yard. A handover period will be given to the new candidate. Experience in this role is necessary as your role will include but isn’t limited to: Ordering supplies, feed, bedding, hay etc Organising staff rota Liaising with vet, physio, farrier Keeping the yard well maintained Upkeep of horses, clipping, manes etc Preparing the horses for shows/ training. We are a small friendly team with the horses welfare as our number one priority. Courtyard style yard with 6 boxes, 7 in work, 4 retired horses who live out 24/7 & 1 Shetland. The yard runs with 2 full time members of staff and 2 part time covering days off. Requirements A can do attitude. Experience in a management role on a competition yard. Driving licence- accommodation is off-site. HGV a bonus! Package: 5 day week (Sunday & Monday off) 28 days paid holiday Pension scheme Salary is dependent on experience IRO £28k including own off-site accommodation.      
Experienced Groom/Rider required for busy competition yard in North Wiltshire (close to M4).  Duties include all general yard work; daily riding of fit competition horses (hacking and schooling) bringing on youngsters, backing and lunging. Opportunities to compete for the right candidate. The successful applicant will be a competent, hardworking and cheerful team player, able to take sole charge when others are away or competing. 5.5 day week on rota basis. Salary dependent on experience. Live In or Out – Shared single accommodation available if required.
Job Description This role is working in a competition livery yard run by a BS Accredited Coach.  The job involves all normal stable duties, the exercise of competition horses and travel to shows, some of the time. You must have worked in the industry already and have a practical knowledge of stable management, horse health, equine first aid and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school.   Most horses are 16 -16.1 so we require a lighter weight person at this time. It would be a good role for someone who has finished an apprenticeship and is looking for their first ‘proper’ job.  Equally, we would welcome someone more experienced. You should: be happy to work in a team within a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy have an attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses, both ridden and on the ground. self-motivated, so that you can work without direct supervision, maintaining the yard routine and standards communicate with others open minded to new ideas Our horses are treated as individuals, all our grooms must have their welfare at heart when caring for the horses. This is a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to five horses. You will work alongside two other full-time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with. The yard is easy to work, the stables are indoor, all with automatic drinkers and shavings beds, and sit on a concrete yard, so no mud. The paddocks are around the stables and yard, all accessed via hard standing, giving easy access.  The muck trailer is at the end at the yard, with a purpose built ramp and is taken away via tractor. We have an indoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow.  Each groom has their own bedroom with an ensuite shower room.  There is a shared open plan kitchen and sitting room.  All furnished. It is fully heated by built in electric radiators. The kitchen has a full cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave. Within the yard there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. All cleaning products, washing powder and toilet roll – are provided. wifi is available. Own Horse As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse. On a regular basis we do not finish later than 17:30, however show days or vet emergencies will mean longer days.  Having your own horse at a different location then becomes a conflict and can be very tiring.   We also recognise that if you are committed to your horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge. Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.  The groom starts 30
Job Description Are you someone who likes to learn ‘hands-on’ and wants to become a top-class knowledgeable groom, expand your horsemanship knowledge, groundwork, and work horses to improve their way of going?  Are you under 18 with experience of horses and can ride a competition level horse with confidence? As a young person is it sometimes hard to find a yard to do your apprenticeship and stay within the legal working hours, which is why we have created this role.  We already have one member of the team working this way, and  we find it works well. This role is working in a competition livery yard run by a BS Accredited Coach.  The job involves all normal stable duties, the exercise of competition horses and travel to shows.  We offer comprehensive training for an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care You must have:  have some practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in school. Most horses are 16 -16.1 You should: be happy to work within a team in a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy with attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses both ridden and on the ground. Our horses are treated as individuals and all our grooms must have their welfare at heart and be prepared to work with a level of detail when caring for the horses. Your role will require you to maintain the high standards of the yard if the Owner is not present. This is position matches the hours that someone 18 and under can legally work – 4 days a week 7:30 – 17:30 live in or out. You will work alongside other full-time grooms, who are hard-working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details If you would prefer to live in, to help with travel arrangements, then we can help with that as we a guest room which would allow someone to stay over on their working days.  This is something we could talk about more at the interview. Check out our website WWW.THUNDRY.CO.UK.  which shows pictures of the yard and the service we offer.  We have successfully trained a number of apprentices over the last 25+ years and use Haddon Training as our provider. We would be open to an older person also.
Job Description How do you fancy trying something different? We are looking for a new person to join the family at our five star Canine Country Club, offering dog boarding, day care, grooming and training. We are a close knit group of people that are passionate about our guests and this role will be working mostly in the dog boarding and day care areas. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who isn’t afraid to get grubby, work hard in a fast paced environment and who shares our passion for excellent client service and animal husbandry. Our clients are all repeat customers with lovely dogs which he enables us to build strong bonds with our guests. 20 – 30 hours a week. Little/no weekend work. More hours and responsibility available for the right candidate. Driving license essential and you must be a minimum of 25 years old for insurance purposes. Hourly rate commensurate with experience, to start around the 17th February 2022. Minimum Requirements To uphold our high standards we would prefer (but not essential) someone with a minimum of two years experience in working with animals (not just owning them) and one years experience in customer service OR a willingness to learn. You must be self motivated and able to work alone as well working as part of our wonderful team. Relevant qualifications such as animal behaviour, nutrition, any animal studies or dog first aid would be a bonus! Accommodation details Accommodation is unavailable at present however this may change next year.   Benefits We retail high quality dog food including raw, treats and toys. All of which are available to staff at cost price. A fun and happy working environment where a work life balance is paramount, we also perform regular staff meetings and appraisals where fresh ideas are welcome. We are a horsey family and if you still needed your horse fix we have a weanling and a pony here too! From our experience, candidates with an equestrian background really relish this job, the knowledge and  understanding of working in a yard are surprisingly similar to what we need and it’s a great way of having a career working with animals whilst maintaining sociable working hours.  
*Amazing accommodation and facilities * Chance to enjoy top-end show jumping & work: life balance *Salary totally negotiable for suitable candidates (£20-£25Kpa neg plus accomm). A position is now available for an enthusiastic, competent, and reasonably experienced Team Groom (not apprentice/trainee position) to join a professional Show Jumping yard and to look after an amazing string of horses. Attention to detail and high standards important – You must be competent in all aspects of grooming and yard work . Usual duties include but are not limited to: preparing horses for exercise, keeping the horses to a high standard, cleaning tack, mucking out/skipping out, feeding, turning horses out to the paddock, Some riding available if you wish and lunging would be a part of your daily routine, etc. Outstanding facilities include the smartest, most luxurious accommodation (single or couples, luxury indoor stabling, a large indoor and outdoor school, indoor warm water wash-down areas, and solariums. 200 acres of land – much of which is available for hacking/exercising the horses. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Half and half yard work and estate maintenance work/gardening, working on a small estate and private dressage yard. The exact job will depend on your skill set. You would be working with 4 full time grooms and 3 full time gardeners with excellent work conditions. There will be a lot of variety in this job, and training can be provided. We are looking for a hard working, team player who gets on with everyone and is happy to turn their hand to a variety of jobs. 5 days per week, excellent pay. Live in or out. Minimum Requirements Some equine and or gardening experience preferred. Driver   Accommodation details Excellent quality shared accommodation in large detached house with garden, adjacent to property   Benefits Good working conditions, friendly staff, reasonable employer.  
*Salary up to £25k pa neg * Sole accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.     🙂 Want to live and work in the ‘safest place to live in the British Isles?’ 🙂 https://everything-everywhere.com/isle-of-man-facts/ First-class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Yard Manager/Instructor to lead their team and manage the yard. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability are catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
* 8 am – 4.30 pm daily  *5 days a week * Salary IRO £28-£32K neg according to experience and qualifications *Fabulous career opportunity Thriving UK charity promoting the aims of the Riding for the Disabled by providing people with the opportunity to ride and have equine interaction to benefit their health and well-being is now looking for a Centre Manager with a recognised teaching qualification and relevant practical experience, to take overall responsibility. The Centre has helped many disabled children and adults over the years and some have gone on to become National and Olympic Champions in the sport of Para-Dressage, (including Sophie Christensen, Natasha Baker, and Julie Payne). Their volunteers and instructors help children and adults with a range of disabilities get a sense of independence as well as exercise and rehabilitation. The yard has 11/12  staff and numerous keen volunteers. The coaches, in partnership with physiotherapists and volunteers, work with riders who have a variety of disabilities. These include learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, visual impairment, and limb amputation. For some, who cannot ride just being around horses has a well-being benefit. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees you will have good interpersonal skills, previous management experience (people & yard including administrative abilities.)  You will be someone who leads by example whilst working harmoniously with and for others. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, you will be able to demonstrate maturity and diplomacy as well as embrace full accountability for the day to day running of the center. Ideally you will be passionate about working in this type of environment and understand both the human and equine challenges faced as well as the fun on offer! This purpose-built centre means riding and horse-based activities can be offered throughout the year. Riders can join groups or have private tuition. Facilities include a 20 x 40 indoor arena and 20 x 60 outdoor arena.  Also a classroom for lessons on horse management. Your remit will include,  but is not limited to the following: General Responsibilities, Estate and horse management Responsibilities, Administrative Responsibilities: General Responsibilities: To carry out the duties of the position in accordance with the Group’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies, disciplinary legislation and statutory regulations To ensure compliance with all Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection standing orders, confidentiality agreements, financial regulations, management policies and procedures. To be an ambassador for the Group, and represent the interests of the Group, at external events. To represent the interests of the Group in all of its dealings with riders, potential riders, volunteers, Group supporters, Group visitors and suppliers. To actively support fundraising and revenue generation in collaboration with the Hon Treasurer or other Trustees To carry out any other duties within the level of responsibility as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees. To facilitate full and free communication at all levels and among all members of the centre. Safe, secure, effective and
We are a small, private yard with excellent facilities looking for a new member to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for experienced groom with at least 5 years experience in the equine industry, who is a team player. You must be confident around fit, competition horses and carry out all normal yard duties to a high standard.  Excellent first aid skills are a must. This is an ideal position for an experienced, mature groom who is looking for a less hectic life and stay at home role. We are able to provide a private cottage for accommodation if you are not local, dogs and partner welcome in accommodation.  
Job Description To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family-run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Apprenticeship in partnership with official and well known Apprentice Trainers. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress through the levels at BE. Cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
Job Description Looking for a competent and responsible groom to take  responsibility for our businesses full liveries. As part of a team but also sole charge. Minimum Requirements Must be able to perform all yard duties to a high standard and be pro-active in their care, noticing any issues and addressing them. Our full liveries are the most important aspect of our business so we need someone we can trust to work effectively and efficiently. Someone able to use tractors and farm machinery would be a massive bonus. May suit a couple. Accommodation details Accommodation on site available Benefits Opportunity to work independently but with support from a great team. We also have a family breeding and competition yard which applicants can also be involved with if they want. Fantastic facilities on site, possibly opportunities to ride as a few are often on competition livery. Possibility to bring own horse Would suit someone wanting to take more of a head groom / yard management role
*Amazing accommodation and facilities * Chance to enjoy top-end show jumping & work: life balance *Salary totally negotiable for suitable candidates (£20-£25Kpa neg plus accomm). A position is now available for an enthusiastic, competent, and reasonably experienced Team Groom (not apprentice/trainee position) to join a professional Show Jumping yard and to look after an amazing string of horses. Attention to detail and high standards important – You must be competent in all aspects of grooming and yard work . Usual duties include but are not limited to: preparing horses for exercise, keeping the horses to a high standard, cleaning tack, mucking out/skipping out, feeding, turning horses out to the paddock, Some riding available if you wish and lunging would be a part of your daily routine, etc. Outstanding facilities include the smartest, most luxurious accommodation (single or couples, luxury indoor stabling, a large indoor and outdoor school, indoor warm water wash-down areas, and solariums. 200 acres of land – much of which is available for hacking/exercising the horses. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description International Event Yard and Stud. We are looking for a confident and reliable groom to join our friendly, fun, hardworking team. A keen interest in both eventing and stud work is desirable as the role will change season to season depending on what horses we have in. The ideal candidate will be able to clip, plait with thread, pull manes and tails (although training and the opportunity to practice can be provided). There is also the opportunity to bring a horse and have training with Nick for those that are keen to progress with their eventing. Purpose built accommodation, own bedroom with large shared kitchen, 2 bathrooms and living room. Owner/manager and family on site as well as other riders, students and grooms so there is always lots going on. This is a fun and varied role, with lots of opportunity to learn and progress in the industry for the right person.    
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from Negotiable iro £25Kpa depending on experience Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and their Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Equine Instructor at our Barony Campus. The successful candidate will be based at SRUC’s Barony Campus in Dumfries as part of the Animal and Veterinary Science Department. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with teaching experience and a good knowledge of horse riding and equine husbandry to teach and support Equine students. The purpose of this role is to prepare and deliver riding, practical sessions and assessments to a high standard to Equine students across the range or Equine courses offered at the college. This is a part time post, working 5 hours per day 8.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Applications are invited from Equine professionals qualified to a minimum of BHS AI and/or degree level in a relevant subject, with practical experience of the equine industry. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link below. For further information and to apply, please use the SRUC online application system. Closing date: 18 November 2021 Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form    
Experienced Stud Groom required for large, world renowned sports horse stud & AI centre in North Wiltshire (close to M4).  Duties include, but not limited to handling stallions for teasing, covering and collection; daily handling mares, foals and youngstock; handling/presenting mares/foals for vet inspections, routine healthcare & farrier; checking horses over several locations; foal watch (on rota basis) and all general yard duties (mucking out, feeding, turn out, lunging, rugging etc). The successful applicant will be a competent, hardworking and cheerful team player, with hands on experience in the industry and confident around fit competition horses.  Some riding may be possible dependent on experience/capability. 5.5 day week on rota basis. Salary dependent on experience. Live In or Out – Shared single accommodation available if required.
Job Description Looking for freelance or full time groom to go to Portugal on the 20th January, We also have a full time position on return if thats of interest. We are taking 5 showjumping horses all of different ages. We have a lovely lorry and hopefully lots of sunshine, Usual groom duties ideally a good rider. Minimum Requirements Groom experience to high level, good kind knowledge of horse care.   Accommodation details Lorry on tour   Benefits Sun and fun!!  
*Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description An exciting opportunity for a Stud Groom has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Studs in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details Single accommodation in furnished shared staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse –    
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Job Description Yard Manager. To include duties: Horse care (mucking out, turning out, all standard duties) Facilities maintenance- or communicating what work needs to be done Long term planning- keeping exercise goals, weigh management, field rota planning Arranging for deliveries, ordering in, arranging appointments Working alongside part time groom to ensure 7 day a week cover Part Time Groom. To include duties: Ensure continued consistent care of the horses Riding and exercise where necessary Communicate any problems or events to manager Work alongside manager to ensure 7 day a week cover Flexible days can be arranged, with a proposed schedule of one weekend day each. Can be flexible and come to an arrangement that suits. High standards of cleanliness to be maintained on the yard, tack room and tack. Daily riding involved if wished, with routine groundwork included where appropriate. Both roles are completely sole charge, other staff on site but not horse related at all! The horses would be your responsibility for both roles. There are two horses and one pony stabled- who are all lovely characters. None of them are dangerous or a handful. However: an appropriate level of horse knowledge should be displayed by each groom in regards to common ailments, treating minor wounds, knowing when to call the vet and so on. On occasion you may need to drive the horse box- potentially for deliveries, transporting horses to shows and hacking. The ability to drive a 3.5ton horsebox is essential to the role. Minimum Requirements 3.5ton lorry experience Sole charge of yard Knowledge of horse care (Yard Manager) Experience of running a yard required Good standard of riding and working horse from the ground   Accommodation details None   Benefits Ability to bring own dog, sorry not own horse  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary £21,700pa plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges) Groom with some performance horse experience required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. 🙂 Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) 🙂 Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
Job Description *Yard groom* With option to train* We currently have a opportunity for a yard groom  to join our current expanding team at a busy and popular equestrian centre. Training given in all aspects to set you up in the equestrian industry. Own horse welcome. We have four yards, three livery and one riding school. You will be involved in the daily running of the yard along side a supervisor and current team members. There will be all the usual yard work, including mucking out, turning out and tacking up. You will receive all necessary training whether its BHS or NVQ depending on your choice of career pathway.. You need to have some experience handling horses and basic equestrian common sense. We are a BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to train” centre. We have excellent expanding facilities set within 550 acres of beautiful off road hacking. Minimum Requirements Cheerful hardworking team player Willing to learn Passion for horses Attention to detail Conscience Reliable Accommodation details On site studio flats or shared accommodation available but no pets. Benefits Excellent Working Conditions. Professional, fun environment. Top class expanding facilities. Variation in Role. On-going training for BHS exams or NVQ. Exam fees paid. 5 day week. Own horse with use of facilities welcome. In house clinics covering all disciplines. Mechanical horse for staff use.  
Job Description Looking for a live in or live out Stable Hand/Groom based in North London N12.  The job will entail general day to day livery duties, covering all aspects of horse welfare. The role may include exercising clients horses, depending on your skill level. FMEC is a great yard with over 40 horses, 3 floodlit schools and 30 acres of land. Possibility to bring your own horse if required. The role can be either live in or out. Own room if living in. Candidates will need to have either good work experience or relevant qualifications. Minimum Requirements Experience in yard duties or relevant qualifications   Accommodation details Live in/out options. Own room in a large house   Benefits Stable your own horse.  
Job Description Half and half yard work and estate maintenance work/gardening, working on a small estate and private dressage yard. The exact job will depend on your skill set. You would be working with 4 full time grooms and 3 full time gardeners with excellent work conditions. There will be a lot of variety in this job, and training can be provided. We are looking for a hard working, team player who gets on with everyone and is happy to turn their hand to a variety of jobs. 5 days per week, excellent pay. Live in or out. Minimum Requirements Some equine and or gardening experience preferred. Driver   Accommodation details Excellent quality shared accommodation in large detached house with garden, adjacent to property   Benefits Good working conditions, friendly staff, reasonable employer.  
Job Description All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Very nice single accommodation  *5-day week *IRO £400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
*Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description An exciting opportunity for a Stud Groom has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Studs in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details Single accommodation in furnished shared staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse –    
Thorouhgbred Breeding Stud  has a vacancy for a full time stud hand to fit in with a small team in a rapidly developing stud farm and high quality breeding operation. Preference will be given to applicants with experience of caring for foaling mares, mares with foals at foot, weanlings, yearlings and sales work but all applicants who can demonstrate good horse handling skills and a strong work ethic will be considered. Being able to drive a 2 stall horsebox would be desirable but not essential. Excellent rent free accommodation is available within the Stud and a competitive salary will be provided dependent on experience. Applications in writing to The Stud Director
Job Description Half and half yard work and estate maintenance work/gardening, working on a small estate and private dressage yard. The exact job will depend on your skill set. You would be working with 4 full time grooms and 3 full time gardeners with excellent work conditions. There will be a lot of variety in this job, and training can be provided. We are looking for a hard working, team player who gets on with everyone and is happy to turn their hand to a variety of jobs. 5 days per week, excellent pay. Live in or out. Minimum Requirements Some equine and or gardening experience preferred. Driver   Accommodation details Excellent quality shared accommodation in large detached house with garden, adjacent to property   Benefits Good working conditions, friendly staff, reasonable employer.  
Job Description All areas of stable management from daily duties to elite performance, with training in every aspect. Learning what is required in a professional and successful breeding, training and competition stable. To build more experience in riding and to push applicant’s show career forward or to make a career as a show groom. Could also suit someone looking for good structure to build their own business for the future. Regular riding coaching as well as ground management. Options to go to shows both National & International. This role will suit a dedicated hard working & motivated person who is willing to learn and wants to make a life out of horses. We are a team highly motivated to develop this candidates career so it is a great opportunity. Could suit international applicant. Minimum Requirements Previous experience working with competition horses and if applying to ride, a good level of flatwork and experience jumping 1.10m or show experience from 1m upwards. Own transport required. Accommodation details No on site accommodation at present, but we are able to help source nearby. Benefits Top quality training from onsite UKCC Level 3 coach. Highly skilled yard manager to work alongside. Work in a successful team. Yard performance bonuses. Payroll & Pension scheme. High end facilities which are always being improved. Opportunity to bring own horse. Close to city center and local amenities. Possibility to be put through HGV or other relevant qualifications.  
*Partner welcomed (possibility of work for your partner, too) *Own horse considered *Large airy 1-bed apartment – all utility bills included 🙂 We placed the last yard Manager who has been there > 4 years and recommends.:) Exquisite, quiet, family yard with 6 beautiful Dressage horses and a pony kept in stunning facilities. The daughter is a young, advanced Dressage Rider, and the employer also rides to a good standard. With sole charge grooming home and some competitions, you will be someone who truly knows how to run a yard and will have the time to do this well in this position. All usual duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions, etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Own horse can be done in own time but please note no paddock turnout Oct-April. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
  *Up to £26K pa depending on experience *Own horse DIY livery with all year turnout and stable available & paid for by employer *1 bed lodge apartment available with private parking * Well behaved dog welcome *Regular training with various trainers from across the UK Must be light enough to hack ponies – decent schooling rider ideal but must at least be able to hack competently. Some eventing background at some point essential Small, private, family yard with  2 x 14.2, 1 x 15.2, 1 ponies, and 1 x 16.2 plus 2 x pretty much-retired ponies, one of whom will be going on loan. All at BE 100 /Novice level and a couple of live-out semi-retirees, now seek a new Yard Manager/Groom/Rider. This busy family has a competitive 15-year-old riding at BE100 but with ambitions, a 20-year-old riding at Novice level, and a completely uncompetitive 22-year- old who likes to hack or school when home. They are now looking for a child/young person-friendly adult to live in or out and who would ideally be full-time. The owner has a busy business so if you are able to do a bit of admin/bit of light gardening and the odd school run then that’s great, but the horses are the main part of this role. Help from other stable hands who muck out and poo pick about 5 times per week, For competing and training, (Once or twice a month,) you must have a clean driving license to drive a 3.5t Theault. Clipping, plaiting and all competition preparation will be down to you and you will be taking the girls to train and competitions, helping with warming up, providing encouragement and companionship. Someone happy to coach/teach within this context would be very useful. One of the ponies has minor tendon/high suspensory issues and the vet advises that they shouldn’t really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.  Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. Good DIY livery with services and professional facilities next door. You would have full access to the employer’s facilities if you need them too. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Looking for experienced, cheerful and confident groom, for a friendly private yard near Bicester, Oxfordshire with on-site accomodation. Role includes all normal yard duties plus riding. Must be able to turn out, ride (ponies and horses) and maintain yard to a high standard. Minimum Requirements Role includes all normal yard duties plus riding. Must be able to turn out, ride (ponies and horses) and maintain yard to a high standard. Attractive salary. Accommodation details Seperate modern annex with open plan full kitchen(with modern appliances) and living room. Bedroom and seperate shower room with toilet . Seperate private garden. Parking outside Benefits Bring own horse/pony  
Job Description Senior Yard Manager for Private Yard. Must be confident with Young Stock and Foals, and preferably have experience in breaking and producing young horses for the show ring, and eventing disciplines. Be a team player but be able to manage others, horses routine and schedules on all levels.  Have the ability to School horses to county level and beyond for the show ring and working hunter would be an advantage, equine first ad, common sense and a warm positive kind persona a must. Be able to plait, clip and prepare horses to a high standard. Minimum Requirements Professional Equine Qualifications, Management Experience, County Level / BE level eventing experience.   Accommodation details None at present but negotiable for the the right candidate   Benefits Excellent Salary, and employee benefits, pension, expenses, for the right candidate    
We are looking for a hard-working and motivated team player to join the Knowledge & Skills team at The Horse Trust to cover our Equine Trainer’s maternity leave. This role would suit a positive individual who has a wide range of experience handling and training horses and has strong effective coaching skills.   As the Equine Trainer you will provide a high standard of training and welfare to the equines under your care, working under the supervision of the Director of Training. You will assess and devise individual training programmes for horses that have not previously been handled as well as re-training horses that are performing unwanted behaviours and preparing horses for rehoming. You must be able to identify these unwanted behaviours and competently develop and implement appropriate re-training programmes. This will include carrying out a range of training and retraining techniques both from the ground and under saddle or harness, in conjunction with our specialist team. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Training Yard, while motivating, instructing, and directing the Assistant Trainer as required in a professional, proactive, and positive manner. The role will include the daily care and general yard tasks for a dedicated list of equines.   Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication, coaching and organisational skills and use these skills to support other team members. The successful candidate must have a Level 3 (or above) equine qualification or similar and must be able to demonstrate practical competence and experience in handling and training a variety of horses in different settings, taking into account their individual needs. Ideally, you will have knowledge of the practical application of learning theory (how horses learn), their ethological needs and an in-depth knowledge of horse behaviour and body language.   The Horse Trust is committed to providing high quality, evidenced based training to horses, considering all their needs and working at the individual horse’s own pace to create a positive learning environment. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is happy to work autonomously but is also keen to work in a team environment. This candidate will have the chance to join our highly motivated team in training and retraining and ultimately rehoming equines, including welfare cases.  You will work closely with specialists: including veterinary surgeon, clinical animal behaviourist, farrier, and nutritionists, to continually assess the individual requirements of each equine. This horse centred environment will offer the candidate new experience of the charity sector; it is an exciting time to join our small and diverse team. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be a team player, be open to new ideas and want to continually develop their knowledge and skills. Based: Speen, Buckinghamshire Salary Range:  c. £22,000.00-£25,000.00 per annum, dependant on experience. Hours:  40 Hours per week (7.30am-4.30pm Monday – Friday). Annual Leave: 25 days per year Please open and complete an application form, along with sending this and a CV to: charlotte@horsetrust.org.uk.   Telephone 01494 488464   Closing date for applications
*One-bed self-contained flat *5 day week *£21,060 (£405 per week) – negotiable plus accommodation *Dog welcomed *Horse considered Sole charge position ideal for an experienced professional Groom/Exercise Rider to look after 6/7 lovely 4* competition horses plus a miniature Shetland Other horses are kept on the yard ( 3-4 years old upwards) but the position is well supported with some help on the yard from owners/Rider/family and a PT groom for this. The campaigning competition horses would be your primary focus. All normal yard duties are required and this role would only suit someone capable of looking after and handling fit competition horses and enjoys/ is capable of turning out to a high standard. Ideally, you will be able to exercise ride experienced horses.  No need to be able to ride the youngsters, ( only if keen/capable!)  Would be great if happy to accompany the Rider on the electric bike if she is hacking youngsters around the farm! The employer says they always keep the biscuit tin well stocked and provide picnic lunches when out for the day training/competing. They recognise the groom’s jobs it is hard work but really try to be considerate and look after the staff. Super well equipped, fully furnished one bedroomed self-contained flat above stables, with beautiful views. Bath and shower in the bathroom   Fabulous 3* Event facilities to work in – Indoor and outdoor arenas, off-road hacking, lunge pen, 5 horse walker, laundry room, washroom with hot water and heat lamps, horse treadmill, post and rail turn out paddocks Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com          
Job Description If you care deeply about the horses in your care; if you thrive on their success and progress; if you are a hard worker and team player; if you want a job where questions, training and knowledge are encouraged then keep reading! We are a family owned competition yard looking for someone who shares our philosophy to join us. We have been breeding our own horses for 14 years to produce in dressage and eventing. Our grooms are involved in, and a massive part of, the horses first event of their career, to their debut at 4 star eventing / PSG and small tour dressage. We run an equestrian centre and livery yard so that we can produce our horses solely to bring on, not to sell, so their welfare and progress is our priority. Day to day care for each individual horse is carried out to the highest attention to detail with a particular emphasis on veterinary management and care. All general duties. If you are looking for a job where you spend most of your time riding this is not for you. EVERYONE mucks out, EVERYONE walks in the rain to the field, usually laughing. There will be hacking, lunging, poss fast work opportunities but these are taught to a high standard due to massive impact these activities can have on a horses way of going. 5 day week 8am-5pm, always 1 hour for lunch, alternating weekends, accommodation available, all on PAYE roll with allocated holidays and sick days. Possible space for a horses on site, amazing facilities. Minimum Requirements Must have a passion for the care and welfare of our horses, like they were your own! Good work ethic and ability to work in a team Ability to learn or adapt skills to our approach Accommodation details Recently furbished one bed bedsit Also 3 bedroom static caravan, sole use. Benefits Great atmosphere to work in, with a very social group. Amazing facilities on site if bringing own horse Learning, role progression etc encouraged
Job Description We are in need of another “super groom” to join our amazing team of hard working professionals!! We are a well established and successful Dressage training and competition stables based in Horsham, Sussex. If you are driven, a good communicator and have a sense of humour you could become an important part of our team. Prefer experienced person or an ambitious keen to learn trainee. Excellent purpose built facilities for 24 Horses from Novice to Grand prix with indoor stables, and indoor arena. Five and half day week, paid holiday, workplace pension scheme. Unfortunately we do not currently have any availability for own horse. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details     Benefits    
We are looking for an experienced rider to join our small friendly team. We are a 45 stable yard divided into two American style barns and a small outside ten box yard, we have an indoor lunge pit, indoor school, 3f round sand and rubber gallop, 6f straight carpet gallop and 1m6f grass gallop. We are set on 160 acres just outside Lambourn. We run a small permit and pre-training yard. We are a small team myself and my husband are pretty hands on and we have two to three others depending on the time of year. We are currently looking for someone to help with riding of the older racehorses and bringing on youngsters, general yard duties including going racing. Our hours of work are 7:30-12:30 – 3:30 – 5 Monday to Friday, we all work Saturday am which is 7:30 – 10:30. We work every other weekend/sometimes one in three which is Saturday afternoon 4-5 ish just feed, hay etc – Sunday morning 9-10:30 ish (basically till finish which is sometimes only half an hour or so) we just skip out, feed, hay. We have accommodation which is a small three bed flat, we take a subsidized rent of £45/week which includes council tax, TV licence, water, electric, wifi.
  *Salary very generous & negotiable for experience plus accommodation  *5/5.5 or 6 day week also negotiable *Pets and horse welcome *Partner considered Experienced Groom required for a young, ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced SJ Groom who is capable of some mentoring as/when but who will also fit in and get along with the team, many of whom we have placed so know this to be a good employer and a great place to work! Need someone who has groomed at international level ideally in the home role and as a show groom so that they really understand what needs to be taken into consideration for the horses when they are at home, away at shows and in between and are really able to lead a team on the set up to going away, Must understanding the withdrawal dates for drugs, be able to work with vets to ensure the horses are in the optimum condition for the competitions, understand what is needed with the paperwork prior to travelling . Often be in a situation getting 10 horses ready to leave for abroad, with another 15 to work that day and need someone who can pull everything together. You should be willing to travel home and abroad (amount away negotiable) and HGV ideal, but not essential. 18 quality jumping horses and other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping. All are kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Ideally, but not essentially you will be a capable and confident Rider Please note the following: You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast-paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at a reasonable speed as the yard has a  lot of competition horses that need clipping regularly so this can be a big part of the job! Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family consists of a non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 14+) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and have represented children on horses and ponies at European level this year. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards will underpin their equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Looking for someone to look after children of a very busy showjumping mum School Runs Sorting Kids Clothes making kids dinners light housework shopping there is also a chance to go to some beautiful cities all over the world in the summer as kids go with their mum to major shows could suit someone who loves equestrian Hours & salary negotiable     Minimum Requirements must have driver license needs to like animals     Accommodation details Accommodation available if required   Benefits chance to travel to some amazing places  
*Dog considered *Accommodation houseshare *£400+accomm & bills depending on experience *Career opportunity to gain some thoroughbred stud and eventing experience! Team Eventing Groom/Exercise rider required for young 3* Event rider who is based at home on the family thoroughbred Stud. Candidates will be managing a yard of performance horses, should be able to turn out to a reasonable standard and keen to learn with the basics in place to be able to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around, she is not too bossy! Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get the job done when required. Happy and professional team. Good facilities available for fittening, schooling, and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc. Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description To manage an Equestrian Riding school operations. Including development and implementation of the Riding School’s curriculum in line with the Equine Institution. To lead the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements Bachelor degree in Equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. Must have comprehensive equine knowledge. Must hold an equivalent coaching qualification to the BHS Accredited Coach. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the required field. Strong leadership skills, team management, and interpersonal skills.     Accommodation details No living-in provided   Benefits Transport and accommodation allowance will be included in the overall package.    
Job Description Are you someone who likes to learn ‘hands-on’ and wants to become a top-class knowledgeable groom, expand your horsemanship knowledge, groundwork, and work horses to improve their way of going?  Are you under 18 with experience of horses and can ride a competition level horse with confidence? As a young person is it sometimes hard to find a yard to do your apprenticeship and stay within the legal working hours, which is why we have created this role.  We already have one member of the team working this way, and  we find it works well. This role is working in a competition livery yard run by a BS Accredited Coach.  The job involves all normal stable duties, the exercise of competition horses and travel to shows.  We offer comprehensive training for an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care You must have:  have some practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in school. Most horses are 16 -16.1 You should: be happy to work within a team in a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy with attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses both ridden and on the ground. Our horses are treated as individuals and all our grooms must have their welfare at heart and be prepared to work with a level of detail when caring for the horses. Your role will require you to maintain the high standards of the yard if the Owner is not present. This is position matches the hours that someone 18 and under can legally work – 4 days a week 7:30 – 17:30 live in or out. You will work alongside other full-time grooms, who are hard-working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details If you would prefer to live in, to help with travel arrangements, then we can help with that as we a guest room which would allow someone to stay over on their working days.  This is something we could talk about more at the interview. Check out our website WWW.THUNDRY.CO.UK.  which shows pictures of the yard and the service we offer.  We have successfully trained a number of apprentices over the last 25+ years and use Haddon Training as our provider. We would be open to an older person also.
Job Description To manage an Equestrian Riding school operations. Including development and implementation of the Riding School’s curriculum in line with the Equine Institution. To lead the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements Bachelor degree in Equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. Must have comprehensive equine knowledge. Must hold an equivalent coaching qualification to the BHS Accredited Coach. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the required field. Strong leadership skills, team management, and interpersonal skills.     Accommodation details No living-in provided   Benefits Transport and accommodation allowance will be included in the overall package.    
We are looking for a full time positive and motivated yard manager to run our competition/livery yard. We have excellent facilities and a lovely fun team and group of liveries. We are looking for someone with a love and passion for horses and dressage. You must also have exceptionally high standards and be hardworking and organised. You should have good communication skills and the ability to manage other team members. Your responsibilities will be varied, and you should use and work off your initiative. Main responsibilities: In charge of the day to day running of the yard of up to 12 lovely horses, two riders, liveries, and other team members. Executing and supervising horse care to an exceptionally high standard (mucking out, turning out, bringing in, rug, etc.), identifying any health or other issues, managing accordingly, and communicating with owners. Managing feed and hay/haylage deliveries and all minor routine maintenance issues. Field rota planning, worming program management & coordination of farrier, physio, vet, etc. and annual vaccinations for all horses. Turning out to a high standard to include plaiting, clipping, trimming/pulling, show turn out. You will sometimes be required to come to shows and lessons and should have the ability to groom and juggle multiple horses at one show. Ensuring an adequate supply of custard creams are always available for the horses  SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Proven experience in a similar role would be ideal but not essential Experience handling youngstock and competition horses Proactive and adaptable with excellent communication skills Responsible and reliable Lungeing and Long Reining First-aid Exercising What we can offer: Fun existing team with a good sense of humour Endless supply of tea, biscuits, and cake Competitive Salary 5 ½ days per week with one full day off at the weekend. Opportunity to bring your own horse with training included. Unfortunately, we do not have accommodation on-site. However, we can source accommodation for the right candidate.
Job Description Half and half yard work and estate maintenance work/gardening, working on a small estate and private dressage yard. The exact job will depend on your skill set. You would be working with 4 full time grooms and 3 full time gardeners with excellent work conditions. There will be a lot of variety in this job, and training can be provided. We are looking for a hard working, team player who gets on with everyone and is happy to turn their hand to a variety of jobs. 5 days per week, excellent pay. Live in or out. Minimum Requirements Some equine and or gardening experience preferred. Driver   Accommodation details Excellent quality shared accommodation in large detached house with garden, adjacent to property   Benefits Good working conditions, friendly staff, reasonable employer.  
Job Description *Plenty of riding *Own horse and dog possible * We are looking for an experienced groom or an apprentice keen to learn, to work full time alongside the existing stud groom on a private yard.  This busy yard of quality hunters and young event horses benefits from all facilities.  Duties to include general yard work and stable management to a high standard. Lots of opportunities to ride in tranquil countryside and to be part of a friendly, rural community in Shropshire.  Accommodation available. Immediate start available but is not essential/a requirement. Minimum Requirements A positive approach, can-do attitude and reliability.   Accommodation details A generous, tidy and private 2-bedroom static caravan on site for sole use.   Benefits Single accommodation Plenty of riding    
Job Description Small private livery yard in Tiptree needs a competent person to look after yard.  Turn out, bring-in, muck out, poo pick fields etc.  feed and hay, with general equine duties.   Accommodation details Live out or can arrange for live-in if required   Benefits Stabling for own horse
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to  mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 € per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.  
*5-day week *up to £450pw * Currently live out but newly refurbished 2-bed accomm & utilities available next spring/summer *Beautiful setting *Own dog and horse welcomed *Rider training available from experienced visiting trainers if interested. Nestled amongst the Surrey hills with access to miles of well-maintained bridleways straight from the back door our lovely family is looking for a committed, long-term Groom and Rider. You must be a child-friendly, experienced Groom capable of sole charge and flexible to duties eg: the odd school run. Horses kept are as follows: Mini-Shetland herd three strong- all rescues 5yr old 16’2 ISH riding horse 16.2 HH 3yr old who will be backed over winter, and then put to foal in the spring. A 25 yr old 13’2” pony who has mostly now been retired (some lead rein). 3 small horses/ Ponies 13.3 and 14.3 and a 15’2 (which is quite ‘chunky’)   Duties include Yard work, grooming and exercising all the usual equine first aid, feeding, wellbeing yard management ‘norms’ for horses living as this herd does. You would need to be willing to ride out with employers and their 2 children (10/11yrs) so someone ‘child & family friendly’ essential. Candidates must be confident riding alone and ideally able to ride and lead and enjoy groundwork. You must be confident riding young sport horses. Ideally willing and able to work with the employer to bring on the youngsters and compete them (entry-level/low level), as and when they get to that point. (Pony club and kids‘  jumping/showing classes etc). There are stables for the horses and a menage, in fact very good facilities. The family are leisure riders who love their horses and see time spent with them as quality, relaxing time and are looking for a Groom of the same mind. Lightweight jockey is required as the horses are small. should be happy to just enjoy the horses for who they are in a nice, friendly family setting. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Up to £400/£450 pw including foc accom *Chance to compete and have fun with clients horses *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs  & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own. Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2 (could be competed by Groom) likes to jump 1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
Job Description Opportunity to work on a high performance competition yard with a small team of very motivated individuals. We are looking for a motivated and conscientious person who enjoys working as part of a team but can also be confident in taking some sole charge at times. Showjumping yard of 10-14 horses. Duties will include mucking out, using the horsewalker, tacking up & grooming, tack cleaning & general yard organisation. There will also be some show preparation, handling high quality competition horses and youngsters from 3 years old upwards. Lungeing is also a bonus (if confident or willing to learn) and possibility for limited riding if capable. Part or full time options will be considered. Live out position Minimum Requirements Self motivated. Confident handling fit competition horses. Conscientious about your work. Willing to learn. Good communication skills. Accommodation details None. Live out position Benefits Opportunity to gain a lot of experience and knowledge. Working in a successful and enjoyable environment with high quality horses. Excellent working conditions.  
Job Description To deliver stable management classes based on equine science knowledge to riders enrolled in the riding academy program. To support with the exercise program of horses. Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Equine Science or international equestrian certifications. A minimum of 3 years of full-time in an equestrian yard of relevant work experience. Broad knowledge and skills in equine science and management Ability to articulate information and deliver teaching effectively. Proficient in English speaking Ability to work and teach to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups.   Accommodation details Live out.   Benefits Transport, and accommodation allowance provided.  
*IRO £25kpa depending on experience + accommodation *2 bedroom house with garden (Rent/rates and Tv license covered) *Dog welcomed *Horse welcomed Jobs with plenty of riding and super horses are few and far between. You will be riding 3/4 horses a day 3/4 days a week at least with help on the yard You need to be an enthusiastic and experienced live-in or out Groom & Rider to support MFH and his lovely family with their hunting/other activities yard in a beautiful part of the country. All usual duties working alongside other cheerful staff who recommend the yard and themselves! Good schooling and exercise rider essential to cope with large, fit quality horses. Must be capable to school on the flat and over jumps plus exercise riding. Riding opportunities are negotiable if you are good enough Turn out of the yard and horses to the highest standards-essential – should already be able to clip/plait etc. Great hacking, a full-sized menage with a wonderful state-of-the-art surface, and a 12×14 box for your own horse if required. 🙂 Caroline’s Comments 🙂 We have placed Staff with this family previously. This is a nice, long-term job for a professional with experience. Would suit an individual who enjoys a family yard, takes responsibility, and can work without supervision to run a tight ship! You must be a team player too with a cheerful outlook and able to step up and back as required.  Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Own horse & dog welcomed *Modern flat available * 5 days a week (a fair division re weekends off) *Salary competitive and negotiable to reflect experience.  Set amongst 130 acres in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, this is a great opportunity for an keen Groom capable of some sole charge. Some riding but a quiet yard these days, purely run for the enjoyment of all concerned, but to good standards. With a hands-on approach you will be able to work within a small team on this once very successful  Stud/Showjumping yard and working farm. The successful candidate will be practical and well organised with a ‘can do’/problem solving approach. You should be flexible enough to pitch in with other animals on occasions if required eg: naughty cows!    Some stud experience ideal but not essential but the ability to handle foals and the odd young horses or two will be required.  The Owners have many years of experience in showjumping and eventing, along with breeding and producing horses, with the emphasis on quality, not quantity.  Also highly experienced in producing foals and young stock for gradings and sale, they are now taking a much more relaxed approach to it all though, so this is not a high-pressure environment. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Salary up to £25k pa neg * Sole accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.     🙂 Want to live and work in the ‘safest place to live in the British Isles?’ 🙂 https://everything-everywhere.com/isle-of-man-facts/ First-class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Yard Manager/Instructor to lead their team and manage the yard. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability are catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
Job Description Looking for a competent and responsible groom to take  responsibility for our businesses full liveries. As part of a team but also sole charge. Minimum Requirements Must be able to perform all yard duties to a high standard and be pro-active in their care, noticing any issues and addressing them. Our full liveries are the most important aspect of our business so we need someone we can trust to work effectively and efficiently. Someone able to use tractors and farm machinery would be a massive bonus. May suit a couple. Accommodation details Accommodation on site available Benefits Opportunity to work independently but with support from a great team. We also have a family breeding and competition yard which applicants can also be involved with if they want. Fantastic facilities on site, possibly opportunities to ride as a few are often on competition livery. Possibility to bring own horse Would suit someone wanting to take more of a head groom / yard management role
Job Description EQUINE TECHNICIAN (PART TIME) Permanent £18,335 per annum, pro rata Ref: ANF/AVS/030/21 SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. We are currently seeking an experienced Equine Technician for this part time role to care for horses kept at the new equine facility at Craibstone, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. The new equine facility at the Sunnybrae side of the campus includes internal stabling for up to five horses, a tack room and feedstore, a 20 x 40m outdoor arena and grazing. The facility will be used for delivering practical sessions for students undertaking the Equine Studies HNC and BSc Veterinary Nursing programmes. Duties will include but will not be limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out, maintaining high standards throughout. In addition to this the successful applicant will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising. There may be additional opportunities for appropriately qualified applicants to be involved in delivering some practical teaching sessions to HNC Equine Studies and BSc Veterinary Nursing students. Candidates should possess a Horse Care, BHS or equivalent qualification (minimum of National Certificate) and have practical experience of working with a variety of horses. Basic knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of horses is also essential. This is a part time post of 9 hours per week. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before visit www.sruc.ac.uk/connect/jobs/list-of-vacancies/ Closing date: 8 November 2021 Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form. SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy. SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter. SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046 Accommodation details n/a   Benefits    
*Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description An exciting opportunity for a Stud Groom has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Studs in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details Single accommodation in furnished shared staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse –    
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description 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. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
Job Description We are looking for a Part Time person to join the team. Ideally Monday – Friday 8am – 12 but can be flexible on times. The role will include all normal yard duties including mucking out, turn out, catching and making up feeds. Minimum Requirements Some experience around horses is required.  

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Traditionally, New Year is THE key time to commit to making positive changes in your life, and NEVER more so than as we enter 2022 with great hope for better, more normal times returning! Your New Years Resolution might be to get a better-paid job, achieve a better work-life balance, acquire new skills, or generally get more job satisfaction. Looking at the New Year ahead, a blank canvas ready for you to make those changes, what can you do to achieve those career goals?

New Years Resolutions for Equine Employers: How to ensure a strong start to 2022

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

New Years Resolutions for Equestrian Jobseekers

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

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!).

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 2022! 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!

Teaching horse riding – the best job in the world!

Guest Blogger, freelance Horse Riding Instructor and Dressage Rider Eva Marunova gives 5 reasons why she thinks teaching horse riding is the best job in the world (most of the time!)

The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

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

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.

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

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

Choosing the RIGHT apprenticeship training provider

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

How Coronavirus Affects Equine Recruitment

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

Coronavirus – useful information

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

What is a Workplace Pension?

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

The National Living Wage increase in 2020

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

Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference 2020

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

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

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

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

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

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

COPD in Horses

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

Avoiding Discrimination in the Recruitment Process

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

5 Ways to Stay Motivated!

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

Tips for Employers on Managing Job Applications

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

Looking After Horses Legs

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

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

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

Salaries in the Horse Racing Industry

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

Employment contracts in the equine industry

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

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

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

What happens when a job offer is withdrawn?

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

The “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” explained

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

The UK’s Most Prestigious Horse Racing Events

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

Treating Minor Horse Wounds – the Essentials

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

“Just a Groom”

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

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

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

The Ultimate Guide to County Shows

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

The ultimate guide to the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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

The Ultimate Guide to Badminton Horse Trials

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

5 Facts about May Day and the Early May Bank Holiday

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

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

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

10 interesting, funny and simply ridiculous facts about Easter

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

How to balance owning AND working with horses!

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

The Ultimate Equestrian Apprentice Startup Kit

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

5 reasons why Apprentice Grooms are always #winning

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

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

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

5 reasons why the equine industry needs Apprentice Grooms!

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

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

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

A Basic Guide to Payslips

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

Equine flu outbreak sees race meets cancelled

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

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

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

Equine career planning in 4 simple steps

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

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

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

Get into Dressage to Music

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

A Job Seekers Guide to Reference Checks

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

Hacking Safely by Kate Harley

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

Yard Dog Etiquette – Taking a dog to work

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

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm

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

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

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

Could you be a Work Rider?

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

Location! Location! Job Location!

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

Pre Employment checks – Understanding a Driving Licence

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

Pre-Employment Checks – References

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

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

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

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

Are you winter ready?

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

How an Apprenticeship can benefit your equine career

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

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

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

Become an Apprentice Groom – a Parents Guide

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

How an Equine Apprenticeship can benefit your child

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

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

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

A step by step guide to employing an Apprentice Groom

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

How an Apprentice Groom can benefit YOUR yard

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

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

A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

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

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

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

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

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

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

A Sneak Peek at an equine Employers Wishlist…

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

What are Eventing Grooms and Eventing Groom Jobs?

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

Equine Apprenticeship Myths – BUSTED!

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

So, you want to become a professional rider?

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

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

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

Understanding Holiday Entitlement in the Equine Industry

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

What are Dressage Grooms and Dressage Groom Jobs?

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

Are you ready to be a Sole Charge Groom?

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

5 tips for a successful equestrian recruitment employer:agency relationship

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

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

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

Writing an Equine CV -What employers are looking for.

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

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

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

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

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

Mental Health in the Equine Industry

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

Employing an Apprentice Groom – Grooms of the Future Part 1

Trainee grooms, including apprentices, are a lifeblood of our industry and the ins and outs of employing them needs much more consideration than they currently get – 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 attract interest and applications to your equine job vacancy advert

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

A Grooms Guide to First Aid at Competitions

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

A Basic Guide to Rugging Horses

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

Understanding a Horse’s Vital Signs

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

Taking a horse and pets to a new job

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 top tips to get your equine job application ACCEPTED!

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

Website How-To Guide for Jobseekers

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

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