Broadway, Worcestershire – Live out Veterinary Secretary and Groom Required.

Job Description We are looking for someone to work in our equine clinic office doing secretarial, reception and book keeping duties but also to help with in-patient care, general horse handling for veterinary procedures and some veterinary nursing assistance. So we require a versatile person with excellent communication skills to join our existing team. Minimum Requirements Good computer skills, telephone manner and ideally some bookkeeping experience. Comfortable around all types of horses and a good knowledge of the equine industry. Accommodation details There is no accommodation offered with this position. Benefits


Kent-based – Travelling Show Groom position available.

Job Description Private Showjumping stables, travel to international shows including spring and autumn tours in Spain/Portugal. Hence experience needed in care and turn out Minimum Requirements Clip/plait/competent care Of fit young showjumpers Accommodation details Nice large private room In house with shared kitchen and bathroom Benefits


Groom/Rider

Experience with Horses I am passionate about equestrianism, in particular the practical elements and would like to further develop my career in the equestrian industry . I am a highly motivated individual who is willing to work hard to pursue my goals. I am hardworking and complete every job to the best of my ability. I am reliable and can work in isolation and  well within a team environment. I completed a Level Three Horse Care Management course at Moreton Morrell College during 2018, during the first year at college I began working on a racing yard where I started off completing general yard duties. I then progressed onto riding young colts and fillies up the gallops.  I would ride out and complete general yard duties early in the morning before starting my day of lectures at college. I have also gained experience when working on a show jumping yard, where I would complete general yard duties and ensure each horse was cared for individually.  I was able to gain experience in handling young stock and stallions.  Prior to starting college I  worked on two private yards on a voluntary basis where I fulfilled the role of completing general yard duties. I was also schooling and exercising a variety of horses over a 12 month period.  During this time I also competed at many local show jumping, dressage and showing competitions on behalf of the owners.  These voluntary roles helped me gain experience in relation to the responsibilities that are required when organising and managing a five stabled yard.  This also  enabled me to experience the speed and quality of care that is required when working in the equestrian industry when in sole charge. I have also groomed for a local event rider, this  job involved going to BE events with the horses, ensuring they were immaculately turned out. The job role enabled me to experience the fast procedures that are carried out after the cross country phase, so the horse’s health and well being is the main priority throughout the cooling off process. Another experience I gained when working with Lauren was the organisation and preparation that is carried out when preparing for an overnight competition. I am currently employed by a local showing/hunting yard, this is a family run yard I enjoy the role, however I would like to experience working on a larger yard with a team and potential future progression. Key Skills Attention to detail, Can use my own initiative Follow instructions Reliable Punctual Strengths and Weaknesses What do you most enjoy about working with horses? – I most enjoy achieving the aims that you have strived towards and also the progression that can be made between a horse and rider. I also enjoy fulfilling the daily care that is required for the horses. Is there anything you’d like to improve? – I would like to expand on my current experience, I am keen to learn which then leads to improved self confidence.


Rider / Groom

Experience with Horses Outline your experience with horses here/the scope of your freelance services. If you’re looking for a non-equine or non- yard-based job please use this space to describe your experience skills/abilities and adapt the questions to suit your line of work. Muck out and clean stables, and paddock areas, tack up, lead out rides, train horses, feed the horses breakfast and dinner, and assist with medicine. Fix and maintain our riding trails, handling of administration. Groom horses, clean faces and clean hooves. Key Skills What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc I am good at working alone and with a team, I am hard working and a fast learner. I am good with unpredictable horses, communication skills, I am good working for long hours. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? There is always new things to learn about every horses, they are unpredictable and they are my passion • Is there anything you’d like to improve? I would like to improve my knowledge and experience in riding • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am extremely hard working and dedicated to working with horses, it was been my passion since I was born and I look after every horse like it was my own baby Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? I would like to gain the opportunity to train and start showjumping and endurance. • Do you need accommodation? I would like accommodation, so that i can be closer to the horses that I am working with. • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? I would like to get myself a horse one day and I would like to bring my 2 cats over to live with me • Do you have any ongoing commitments? No • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? No


Exercise Rider/Groom

Experience with Horses I have been around horses since I was 5 or 6 years old, competing locally in showjumping competitions and pony club. I got into racing age 16 and spent a summer as a student at Richard Brabazon’s pre-training yard on the Curragh, Kildare in 2019. Here I worked as part of a small team to care for and exercise a yard of young racehorses and horses returning to training from injury. Attended Cafre college 2018-2020 where I completed a Level 3 in Horse Management (I am currently waiting on my final exam results from this course, however I have been predicted a Distinction). Here I got the chance to ride the college’s p2p horses. I also was able to get some experience working with foals and broodmares, however I would love to gain more experience in this area. Key Skills I am able to work well both in a team environment and on my own. I can work off of my own initiative but I am also able to take instructions when they are given. I can turn horses out for competition/racing to a good standard and plait well. I have a particular interest in young horses and enjoy working with them,  even the slightly more challenging ones! I am reliable, punctual and eager to learn. Strengths and Weaknesses • I am self motivated, I enjoy the challenge that comes with working with horses, especially breakers, and seeing the end result of hard work that has paid off. I am very patient, and I’m able to adapt when things don’t go to plan. I work well under pressure, and I’m able to stay calm in tricky situations. I occasionally took sole charge at Richard Brabazon’s in the evenings. • I would love to learn more and gain more experience, whether that be working with foals, yearling prep, swimming horses, etc. I have just turned 18 and finished college so I do not have a huge amount of experience, however I will turn my hand to anything and I’m really eager to learn. Requirements I am returning to Richard Brabazon’s pre-training yard in October, so I am currently only looking for a temporary position.


Experienced groom looking for work

Experience with Horses I have been around horses all of my life and have 5 years experience as a full time groom. I first worked as a groom at a busy riding school and livery yard, in which I undertook all aspects of horse care and achieved my BHS stage 3 care and BHS stage 2 riding. I also assisted with office work and the onsite competitions as required. In November 2016 I relocated to a high end livery yard of leisure and competition horses, and got promoted to senior groom in April 2019. I lead the small team to ensure our horses receive the highest possible standards of care and that the clients receive a five star service. In November 2019 I started a new role as a groom at a large stud and livery yard to learn more about stud work. I have started assisting with collections from the stallions, and have also started to compete one of the stallions in dressage. Key Skills I have excellent time management skills and enjoy working as part of a team, although I am also confident enough to work alone as required. I am used to handling competition horses, stallions, and youngstock,  and I work to a high standard with good attention to detail. I am efficient and competent at all day to day aspects of horse care, and can also ride and lunge as needed. Strengths and Weaknesses • I particularly enjoy grooming and getting to know the horses individual characters. I also find mucking out very satisfying and love seeing the horses I help to look after and their owners doing well. • I am able to clip and plait but have not done this on a regular basis so some training in this area would be beneficial. I am a quick learner so I’m sure that I will quickly improve my speed and technique in this area. I can pull manes and trim, but have not pulled a tail before. • I am hard working and adaptable to different situations. I have experience working with a wide variety of horses and good customer service skills for liaising with clients. I work well in a team and alone, and am able to organise and lead other staff members Requirements • If the job is within 45 minutes of my home address (close to Boston in Lincolnshire) then I will not need accommodation, I am also happy to look at jobs further afield if they have some accommodation available


Farm Manager

Experience with Horses Outline your experience with horses here/the scope of your freelance services. If you’re looking for a non-equine or non- yard-based job please use this space to describe your experience skills/abilities and adapt the questions to suit your line of work. 30 years experience with horses around the world. Managing farms and developing activities. Arabian horse show trainer, breeding, marketing, managing skills… Key Skills What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc – Managing team – Developing activities – Organisation of events – Education of horses/ staff – High knowledge of horses – Very meticulous employee Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I love horses and have a profond respect for their wellbeing and respect. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? My experiences build my meticulous work attitude! Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? Improving a structure, developing activities is a real leitmotiv for me! • Do you need accommodation?Depending on salary but preferably yes. • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? • Do you have any ongoing commitments? • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?


Anything equine

Experience with Horses I have experience with horses from taking my son to riding lessons and being around a yard environment in a teaching setting. I also have experience from volunteer work I carry out at an RDA setting near me. Plus I have helped to provide daily care for ponies/horses where I have mucked our stables, poo picked fields, carried out basic grooming and feeding requirements. I’m happy to provide freelance services or undertake a location specific role. I have recently completed 2 courses in Horse Care and Stable Management and Equine Psychology. Key Skills I’m happy to work either alone or as part of a team as long as there is clear direction as to what is required from all team members.  I have a particular interest in grooming and care of the horses in order to make them the best horse that they can be.  I would like to expand my grooming related skills and I’m happy to gain any experience in this area of equine care. I have some first aid training and many years experience of working in a customer service environment.  I also have experience of running my own business and I’m educated to degree level; plus have a full, clean driving license. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? Everything! There is nothing about working within an equine environment that I don’t like. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? As a relative novice I’m keen to improve on all areas but as already mentioned my specific area of interest is grooming and maintenance. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am extremely committed to gaining and expanding my skills and wish to make this a long term career pathway.  I am flexible in hours that I can work and locations and have my own transportation. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? Despite having a degree in Marketing I’m looking at a more practical, hands on role. However I am flexible and would consider most opportunities presented to me.  I am aware that I would gain the best experience from starting at the bottom and moving up the ladder and I’m definitely happy to commit to training and reading associated with the career parhway. • Do you need accommodation? This would depend on whether I was relocating. • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? 2 cats • Do you have any ongoing commitments? No • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? Yes, July 26 for 1 week.


Equine Degree Graduate

Experience with Horses I have recently graduated from Writtle University College with a 2:1 in Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, during my time in education I have also qualified to be a bodyworker under Equine Energy. I have spent summers working on many different types of yards as a groom including racing, show jumping, stud and college. These roles have been in between studying at Reaseheath College and Writtle University. I hold level 1 in riding and card from The British Horse Society as well as riding and road safety. I am eager to complete further levels in the upcoming years. Key Skills I have worked alone and as part of a team to provide the highest level of care and welfare to the horses under my supervision whilst also maintaining extremely high standards of yard maintenance and upkeep. I have a gentle and patient nature, I try to understand an individual horses needs and personality to gain the best results while handling. Ground work has always been an active role in each yard while in work, education and with my own personal experiences so I am extremely comfortable long reining, lunging and free schooling. I have excellent organisation and administrative skills which help me to maintain structure to daily tasks as well as monitor upcoming events, health care and rehabilitation. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I love that no day is the same when working with horses. The rewards that come from the time, patience and hard work put into an equestrian job role. I have always being an outgoing individual, horses allow me to develop my knowledge continuously and adhere to a routine. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? I would like to improve my knowledge within the equine events industry including attending show days, meets and industry professionals. Developing my learning in different environments and by working my way through further short courses. I would like to progress my riding skills with regular lessons. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I have worked alongside horses since a young age developing my knowledge through education at both college and university. I have completed modules on nutrition, anatomy, parasites, grass management, rehabilitation techniques, saddlery and much more. I have a genuine passion for horses and give my all to any task given to me. I always want to strive to be the best version of myself and assist others in any way I can. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? Experience working on a different type of yard and and different types of horses. • Do you need accommodation? Accommodation is not essential but is preferred. • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? No • Do you have any ongoing commitments? No • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs


stud hand

Experience with Horseriding  riding instruktor.2 years,riding club “Amazonka”rzheshev,Poland. work rider,13 years,Tom Taaffe LTD,Straffan,Co.Kildare,Ireland. stud hand,3 years,Kilmaney Cottage Stud,Rathangan,Co.Kildare,Ireland. Key Skills What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc I like working in team,able to handling stallions,handling foals and yearlings,and other duty jobs at stud. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? regularity • Is there anything you’d like to improve? grooming skills • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am hard working,punctual,mannerly and very capable trustworthy employee.I was in army and realy like make everything right,strictly and tidy. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? All duty jobs. • Do you need accommodation? yes • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? no • Do you have any ongoing commitments? no • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? no


Young hard-working dressage rider looking for a job

Experience with Horses Outline your experience with horses here/the scope of your freelance services. If you’re looking for a non-equine or non- yard-based job please use this space to describe your experience skills/abilities and adapt the questions to suit your line of work. I have been riding for over 13 years in riding school. In the last 5 years I have leased 2 horses and competed with both of them nationally and internationally in dressage up to M classes. I´m a trainee in a riding school in Estonia. I have done a lot of voluntary work organising the biggest riding event in Estonia (Tallinn International Horse Show) and the Baltic Dressage League Estonia, I have also written dressage articles for www.hobumaailm.ee. I’m looking for a job which could help me develop as a rider and as well as a person. I have a great personality, I´m open, positive, a peoples-person, fast learner and hard-working. Key Skills What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc I work well in a team and also alone. (I have worked in customer service for 5 years) I can plait, bandage, turn out for shows. I also work well with children. I´m a great rider willing to improve and work hard on my goals. I have competed a lot so I don´t get nervous very easily. I can lunge, hack out. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? How every single horse teaches me something and helps me to become a better rider. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? I´d like to get experience with different horses, also youngsters. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am a quick learner, very hard-working, goal-setter, great supporter and always up for anything. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? experience with different horses on different levels (open for learning to handle youngsters) connections (teamwork) further better my riding skills get experience in a professional environment • Do you need accommodation? Yes • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? No • Do you have any ongoing commitments? I’m attending the Tallinn University (Recreational administration, bachelor’s, 1st year) Working on a part-time customer service job in a cafe • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? No


Groom/ Rider

Experience with Horses I have been working professionally with horses since I left college. I began my career working at an internationally renowned show jumping stud and since September 2018 I have been working at an equine referral hospital. I am able to work in a team or take sole charge, or work autonomously should the need arise. I am confident with all horse husbandry; mucking out, clipping, plaiting, show turnout etc. I also have my HGV license and have experience driving abroad on the continent. I have always wanted to work with horses and I have a desire to always keep learning and progressing in my career.


Groom

I have dealt with horses throughout my life starting from a very young age as my family have always been into horses. I have worked on a variety of yards and gained a lot of experience and complete my full BHS stage 1, my stage 2 and 3 care along the way. I have a particular interest in rehab and breaking and schooling youngsters as it’s always been a keen interest of mine. Key skills: I enjoy working as part of a team or on my own, I love using my initiative and love keeping the yard look presentable and tidy. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I love the care aspect of horses and doing the most that I can for their needs and knowing their happy in their environment. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? I would love to improve my confidence as I can lack that at times. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am an enthusiastic individual and I love achieving goals I set for myself and learning new things along the way. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? A more in-depth experience for the rehab side of things as I have worked with a couple of injured horses but would definitely like to expand this side. • Do you need accommodation? Yes • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? No • Do you have any ongoing commitments? No • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? No


Groom/rider/stud

Experience with Horses I am a passionate and enthusiastic 2020 graduate of Equine Performance and Business Management, with a depth of knowledge and motivation for continuous learning in all aspects of the horse industry including nutrition, stud management, breeding, training youngstock and the equine science. I am also recently qualified as an Equine Body Worker and have a good eye for the welfare of horses. I have the ability to handle difficult horses and with skills for retraining them.  Key Skills Clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling youngstock/stallions, handling/riding young horses, training youngstock. I have had the experience of being a yard manager, event organiser, business consultant for a real business, and developed my own nutritional feed and learnt skills such as team working, public speaking and efficient time management. I am a very confident individual with good leadership skills, initiative and problem-solving ability, I am also an optimistic person with high respect for others. Strengths and Weaknesses •I am a hardworking, patient, reliable, and a trustworthy individual, who is flexible and practical when achieving my goals. • I can focus too much on one thing until it’s done. I could have more experience in verbal and written communications. • I believe I can be a valuable asset to a company and a be a great individual to a team. I bring positive energy and motivation wherever I go. My passion is to develop and improve every day  and that’s what I would like to do for my future career. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? I would like to gain experience from either working in the yard or working in an office. • Do you need accommodation? no • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? no • Do you have any ongoing commitments? no • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? no


Groom/Rider, Hunt Groom, Head Groom

Experience with Horses I’ve been with horses most of my life and working full time since I left College, partaking in various jobs including Hunt Groom for three years, working with horses abroad (example Dressage yard in Spain on a temp basis, small breeding farm in Canada schooling Holsteiner Sport Horses) and freelance work at various yards. Key Skills Due to my various previous jobs, I am happy to do partake in a variety of jobs. I am a team player, I can work well with others and equally work well alone. I take a great deal of pride in presenting horses also, turning out to a high standard. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I love working with horses, I always feel a great deal of pride when I am with them and you never stop learning! With the equine industry, there are always further improvements to be made and I always welcome any new changes to looking after horses as my top priority. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am passionate about what I do. I am a hard working groom, and capable of all jobs. I am very happy to learn and improve on any equine role. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? I would like to gain some qualification to teach and also gain my HGV in the near future • Do you need accommodation? Possibly if out Herts/Essex way


jobseeker

Experience with Horses Outline your experience with horses here/the scope of your freelance services. If you’re looking for a non-equine or non- yard-based job please use this space to describe your experience skills/abilities and adapt the questions to suit your line of work. My equine experience is; I grew up on a livery yard, looking after my family’s own horses, also the livery’s as well working with young stock, stallions and everything in between. My family has also always competed, competing at county level and non-county level, in flat classes, in-hand classes, working hunter, and carriage driving. I have also worked for The Donkey Sanctuary Donkey Leeds for the past five years as an Equine Assistant, I had previously volunteered for the organisation during high school. Within this role I have worked with the public and people with special needs and disabilities with riding and ground work therapy. Key Skills What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc My equine skills are; mucking out, lunging, longing reining, handling stallions, handling young stock, riding young stock, supervisory skills, turning out for shows to a high standard, working alone, working with others, trimming, transporting horses, starting/breaking, schooling.while working at the donkey sanctuary i have gained levels 1 to 5 in donkey learning, i have also done a foundation course in donkey facilitated learning,i have taught special needs children barn management. I am DBS enhanced checked. My non equine skills are; Administration skills, computer skills, retail experience, supervisory skills, cash management skills. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I enjoy working with horses because it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there. The fact that you are able to build a relationship with theses animals and see the bond between you and them. And see them grow and improve along side yourself. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? I would like to improve my riding, as I took time off from riding so I’m not as good as I used to be. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? Employers should consider me because; I’m reliable, I have a lot of experience, I’m responsible, I’m a quick learner, a good listener, I have a great communication skills, I can lead when needed. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? I would like to gain yard management skills, My BHS exams, and also improved riding skills. • Do you need accommodation? Yes, I will need accommodation. • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? No. • Do you have any ongoing commitments? No. • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? No.


Groom looking to widen experience

Experience with Horses I have many years of experience with horses, whilst working a full time job at BT i also volunteered as an equine groom for an eventer /all round rider. This is where i gained experience in a variety of different horses were i learnt skills such as plaiting, clipping, lunging, riding and many more. During the last 3 years i have assisted a friend with her breeding horses were i have handled mares+foals, youngstock and stallions. I have assisted in mares foaling as well as handling young foals. Key Skills I feel i am particularly good at adapting myself to working with a variety of horses, handling stallions, young horses, plaiting, turning out for shows as well as the important parts like mucking out! I am a quick learner who is able to work alone as well as part of a team. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? The thing i enjoy most about working with horses is the passion i feel when seeing a horse/s thrive through my hard work and dedication. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? There is always something new to learn and i would love to widen my experiences further • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am willing to learn and enthusiastic in my work. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? I would love to gain more experience in Stud work, but happy working in any groom based environment. • Do you need accommodation? Yes, live in required • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? No • Do you have any ongoing commitments? No • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? No


Administration

Experience with Horses Outline your experience with horses here/the scope of your freelance services. If you’re looking for a non-equine or non- yard-based job please use this space to describe your experience skills/abilities and adapt the questions to suit your line of work. I have owned 2 horses for 11 years, I worked on a riding school for several years.  I compete showjumping at BSJA level on a weekly basis and have worked at a stables with 60 horses on and off for the past 11 years.  This involved the daily running of the yard, vets, physios and farriers. Breaking in young horses, schooling and competing. Key Skills What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc I feel I am good at handling young horses or anything highly strung, also breaking young horses, I am very patient. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I enjoy how rewarding it is • Is there anything you’d like to improve? Love to improve my riding I feel that you can never learn enough • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I have so much passion when it comes to horses and I feel they are something I could not live without. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? Have a job that I really enjoy • Do you need accommodation? Yes • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? No special requirements • Do you have any ongoing commitments? Just my 2 horses • Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? September 3rd and 4th


Oxforshire, Henley – Live out Polo Groom on Thursday/Friday/Sunday

Job Description Require experienced groom to tack, bandage, warm-up, wash down six polo horses on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Groom can meet at my yard Postcombe OX9 7EA or be collected from Henley as I drive with horsebox to Shiplake. Warm-up of horses at polo fields depending on experience. Job can evolve to full-time for good riders. Opportunity to learn polo, travel, receive HGV training and take on more responsibility. Minimum Requirements Experience handling young horses. Accommodation details None Benefits Good hourly wage for experience.


Groom

Experience with Horses I have been brought up around horses my entire life. From the age of 7 I volunteered at a riding school helping tack/untack, muck out, bed up and groom the horses until I got my first pony. I began competing at local shows in showing classes, moving on to working Hunter and showjumping when I realised my passion was more for jumping. After outgrowing him I went in to school and back youngsters for a friend to sell on. At 14 I got my first long term horse who had many behavioural issues. I had to re-break and re-school her with the help of my mum. 2 years later I started competing in low level dressage and jumping always being in the top three. I now have my own horse, a 4 year old ex racer who is currently in rehabilitation due to health issues I wasn’t told about. Before she got ill I fully broke her on my own and began producing her. I am now freelance riding/exercising difficult horses and young horses locally. I did spend a year doing horse management at Bishop Burton before deciding I wanted to be working rather than in college. Whilst there I did 2 weeks work experience at Amy Woodhead’s yard in Immingham helping with her dressage horses. Key Skills I can work alone or in a team however have always been left to my own devices so naturally find it more enjoyable in a team environment. I have recently been improving my clipping skills. I love plaiting manes however not as great with tails so I tend to keep them pulled. I do have experience with stallions and handle one on a regular basis currently. I also regularly ride/handle young horses; owning one myself. I find I am quite calm and gentle with the horses after always been taught to work quietly and calmly around them. Strengths and Weaknesses • What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I enjoy watching them progress, I love the reward that comes with training them and looking after them to make them an overall better horse. • Is there anything you’d like to improve? I would like to improve my experience and knowledge as I believe you can never stop learning. • Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker? I am hardworking, willing to work on my own or in a team and wanting to learn. I understand that everyone has their own ways of working with horses and would love to expand my knowledge on different methods to improve my own work with horses. Requirements • What would you like to do or gain in your next job? I would like to be a groom and help at shows if possible. I would like a riding position to expand my riding skills however it’s not essential. • Do you need accommodation? Yes • Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish