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A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

We’ve previously taken a sneaky peek at an equine employers ‘wish list’, in this article 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 an equine grooms wishlist; exactly what they are looking for when they make a job move. New Years Resolutions for Equestrian Jobseekers - caravan

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 good grooms are in really short supply, often on further investigation into the job vacancy details, the reasons can be somewhat closer to home.

Most employers these days understand that no matter how beautiful your yard is and lovely the horses are, if your accommodation is a shoe-boxed sized mice-infested caravan with no central heating (dramatic emphasis!) you are unlikely to attract the kind of groom you are looking for, or indeed any groom, with or without 3 horses, 4 dogs and a magpie (yes, really) in tow!

Our team compilation of an equine grooms ‘wishlist’ is not designed to be an exhaustive list by any means, but it does pretty much cover the spectrum of what myself and my experienced team have heard over the years, I hope it helps.

Caroline

 

 


What an equine Groom wants!

by The Grooms List team

 

A Sneak Peak at an equine Grooms Wish List - A Positive Work EnvironmentA positive work environment…

Any experienced groom knows that the make or break of a dream job is how well they are likely to get on with their boss and the team they are working with.  At an interview, a potential new employee should be keen to chat to any existing staff you have to learn the most about how the day works, the horses and what you are like as an employer etc. Amongst other deal-making or deal-breaking points, they should want to see that this is a happy yard, with smiley people who enjoy working together and chat easily and openly with each other, with no tense undercurrent or atmosphere.

They will also want to spend time with you so, if possible, don’t delegate the interview process – please do try your level best to meet any potential new employee and ideally spend time with them before you offer them a job. We always advise job seekers not to accept a job without this opportunity, otherwise, in our experience, it rarely ends well. Of course, if you are a larger organisation this is less practical but as much meet and greet time, and time spent getting to know everyone, is never time badly spent.

 

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wish List - Work Life BalanceWork : Life balance

‘Reasonable’ working hours, accommodating requests with regards to time off within statutory holiday entitlement, at least and enough staff for the number of horses on the yard can make a real difference to the appeal of a job.

These days, the obvious preference will always be for a 5 day week. This is especially the case if the job seeker has responsibilities outside of work or, understandably, just wants to take life a little easier. 5 day weeks and as regular as possible hours are hugely desirable and can really make a difference to the number of applicants you will receive for your vacancy. A 5.5  day week is a compromise for sure and not uncommon, but a real ‘job filling attribute’ is always the 5 day week!

Now don’t shoot the messenger but, it has to be said, many employers still insist on a 6 day week and some, not infrequently, expect their staff to work every weekend, and every Bank Holiday including Christmas and New Year ad infinitum! In the days of Downton Abbey, this was generally accepted but not so much these days. Job seekers will often ‘swerve’ such an all-consuming commitment in favour of a position which offers time away, to keep fresh and healthy, and to be free at least sometimes at the same time as friends and relatives.  Now, we know in certain disciplines eg: hunting and some of the more full-on competitive yards, 6 day weeks are ‘de rigueur’ during the season. However, there is often flexibility and downtime out of season and that needs to be highlighted to applicants in your job vacancy adverts, discussions and borne out when they speak to other employees on your yard.

Some employers still want all-year-round 6 day, full-on weeks, which will inevitably take a toll on employees and will make a lot of grooms reluctant to get involved, in favour of jobs offering some respite and flexibility.  ‘All work and no play’  seems to result, all too often, in physically and mentally exhausted individuals who cannot always give their best in the medium and longer term.  We see time and time again the consequences of this arrangement, which negatively affects the Groom, the employer and their family, the horses, visiting farriers, vets, liveries etc.

Some employers tell me they have no choice other than to offer a 6 day week as getting day off cover can be difficult. We have a good selection of Freelance Grooms only too happy to step in and help their fellow grooms under such circumstances!  When you buy a subscription to The Grooms List don’t forget you can add up to 3 vacancies at once – why not advertise for both at the same time? Why not also take a look at our comprehensive list of Freelance Grooms that could bridge that critical gap for days off/holidays etc.

Cautionary note: Increasing numbers of grooms seem to come out of permanent employment in favour of working as a Freelance Groom citing one of the main reasons being to be able to dictate their days/hours. The writing might be on the wall if we don’t, as an industry, address this sooner rather than later.

 

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wish List - A fair wageA fair wage, a legal employment contract, pension and payroll.

It’s important for employers to be mindful of the difference between a legal wage and a FAIR wage, i.e. a wage that reflects the groom’s skill and experience.  For example, an experienced groom going into a Head Groom’s role these days can command a wage of £400 per week including accommodation and bills. Anything less than that and you could find your job vacancy details are non-competitive for the top grooms, who rightly know their worth these days. That being said, there are a lot of less experienced, not so good job seekers trying to earn the same! Clearly, you need to be mindful of that in your interviewing processes. Most employers these days are well aware of the obligation to pay a legal wage but if you need a quick refresher please click here.

A contract of employment is an agreement which governs the employment relationship between an employer and employee and is a must these days. There is a legal requirement to issue a “written statement of particulars of employment”; the Principle Statement no later than the first day of employment and the Wider Written Statement within two months of the groom starting work. This non-negotiable document provides a legal framework so all parties understand and agree to their obligations. It provides security and peace of mind to all involved, and who doesn’t want that? Do check out these useful links:

https://www.gov.uk/employment-contracts-and-conditions

https://equestrianemployers.org.uk/membership-benefits/eea-contract-creator

As an employer, it pays in all the obvious ways to be on top of your obligations as an employer in all regards, and the regulation of this is becoming tighter each year. All employees these days are buoyed by an employer who is on board with this and increasingly swerve and highlight those who are not. If you need to know more or want a refresher do check out requirements concerning pensions and on payroll processes.

 

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wish List - Somewhere nice to liveAppropriate accommodation…

Most Head Grooms would be looking for 1 or 2 bed private cottage/house/flat with some form of garden space. Many want their own space away from, but near to the yard. Shared accommodation can work but it depends on who you are trying to attract to your vacancy. Some younger grooms seem to prefer to share accommodation but experience tells us you can’t always generalise. Not many grooms these days seem to want to live in the employers home or with shared facilities, it can be a real ‘turn off’ when it comes to maximising applications for a job vacancy.

If you are looking for a groom with some proper paid experience under his/her belt it is inevitable that your ideal candidate is not going to be a school leaver or college graduate, and that your candidate is going to come with additions, be they in the form of a partner, pets and sometimes, (shock, horror!) even children 😉. It cannot be expected that grooms remain “lone rangers” travelling light all their lives. Therefore, if you are looking for an established, experienced groom, if it’s at all possible it’s a very good idea to at least consider providing some flexibility with accommodation. We know it can be easier said than done in many, many instances but it really does help to give you the pick of the best available grooms. Providing a groom is in a stable long-term relationship and their partner will be able to find full-time work in the area, childcare covered etc., allowing them to live in your accommodation can, in fact, be a positive thing. It most likely suggests they are in a mature, secure place in their life where they are likely to want to settle long term. Some employers unexpectedly end up employing the partner too, and it can be a very useful and happy arrangement!

 

 

A Sneak Peak at an equine Grooms Wish List - to be able to bring their own horse and pets

Pets welcome!

At the end of the day, the reason most young people become grooms is that they are animal lovers. As the years go by it is inevitable they will begin to collect a few of their own, (yes we know some do go to extremes!) Many grooms like to make their new role their home and taking their fur-family with them is essential for security and/or companionship. Some job seekers travel a long way from friends and family, and we all need them to be happy; with ground rules and boundaries in place, it can work really well.

For many ambitious grooms, owning their own horse is also the only way they can fulfil their own competition aspirations and even have the opportunity to receive training on the job. Allowing an employee to keep their own pets and/or horse can really increase stickability in your job role and improve your relationship no end. We hear many employers reluctant to take a horse because they have experience of previous grooms neglecting the employer’s horses in favour of the groom’s own, or just skimping on the job generally for the same reason. However, we know lots of prospective grooms who absolutely do not do this and have a proven track record of getting that balance right. Again, ground rules need to be agreed upfront so expectations are clear, and so this issue need not arise at all.

In our experience, with the right individual, it is a case of “if you give a little, you get a lot back in return”. The grooms who seem to do the least amount of clock watching are those with employers who do not turn a blind eye to their groom’s needs and are empathic enough to structure legal win:win employment arrangements that payback in spades. If you do find issues arising despite clear communication and instruction then you have the wrong groom and it is probably time to have a rethink!

 

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wish List - Perks of the jobJob perks…

This is a very individual thing for each equine grooms wishlist but it is essentially just the opportunity to do whichever part of the job they enjoy the most with some frequency. It can be a number of things, but most commonly this is riding, which could be a little exercise riding, schooling, lessons or often just hacking out, even if it is only a few times a week. It might also be Competition grooming, be it in the UK or abroad. This gives variation to the job and the chance to see what all the hard work at home is for, and a real sense of satisfaction when the horse and rider do well. The odd day out hunting for hunt grooms is also a major bonus and sure to keep team morale high.

When managing people and motivating them it is vital to find out what each individual values in terms of job perks upfront and to provide just that; if you can’t provide it, well, you have to ask yourself if is this is a sustainable and positive long-term arrangement for everyone. If not, it may be that you need a rethink to ensure a sustainable, long-term, positive working relationship. Job satisfaction is everything for the majority of grooms as, let’s face it, if they were a groom for the sake of just having a job and the money there are much easier options available. Also, it’s no fun having a dissatisfied, disgruntled employee knocking around the place, for you or your horses, team etc.!

 

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wish List - Career GrowthOpportunity to progress…

Linking to our last point, to motivate employees our job is to find out what each individual hopes to achieve, and provide just that. It isn’t a case of one-size-fits-all or indeed just offering what we feel they need to develop although, of course, that has to come into the equation.

For younger grooms, providing some opportunity to gain qualifications/move up the ranks within the team/receive riding tuition/space on the lorry to take their own horse to shows can really encourage them to stay with the team long term. If you are sure of their loyalty putting them through their HGV can benefit all parties. For all grooms, ensuring they stay on a competitive wage as the cost of living rises and/or considering yearly, seasonal and/or sales related bonuses can give your job role that added appeal.

Regular communication to ascertain what opportunities an individual will value, and checking in over time that everything is on the right lines avoids us making sweeping generalisations, which are dangerous because it allows us to think we’re doing the right things, when, in fact, we’re not. Look out for easy-to-spot signs of ‘disgruntlement’ for clues you might not be on the right lines!

 

A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wish List - Feeling ValuedFeeling valued…

While money and perks are all well and good, the day to day bread and butter that will entice grooms towards you and then keep them with you is the feeling of being a valued member of the team. Small things like remembering to say please and thank you, even when you are stressed, acknowledging birthdays and Christmas, or just a job well done if the yard is looking particularly smart, a horse is turned out immaculately or a horse a groom rides regularly is feeling extra well. Noticing and acknowledging hard work, even in just the smallest of ways, is always appreciated by all of us. That being said, again the one size fits all approach isn’t always appropriate! It has to be said, some people enjoy public praise, others cringe when made the centre of attention and might appreciate just a quiet word of thanks. When you are managing others your job is to find out what makes the greatest impact for each individual, and provide just that.

Communication is key – we all like to feel special once in a while. Do schedule in some quality time to give and receive feedback and to just, well – er – bond!

 

Before setting out on your search for a new groom, be clear in your mind what the most important points are for you. Know what you are willing to compromise on, by how much and at what point in proceedings. Be clear on what points are non-negotiable from the start but give that some really serious thought. We would always strongly recommend that potential employees go for, at minimum, a two day trial before anything is set in stone as this gives both parties a chance to see if the arrangement is likely to work out for them. For more information, see our article What is a job trial and why should I attend one?  

Final word: There is much bad press out there about the working relationship between grooms and employers and we don’t buy into the “them and us” approach as if we are from two different planets. We hear the good and the bad and there is still a great deal to be positive about! Quite often, the whole recruitment process could be simpler and quicker if both parties just took a step back and looked at things from the other sides point of view, and The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment do a lot on a day to day basis to facilitate that. Have a look at our article 5 Tips for a Successful Employer:Agency Relationship to see how we can work together for a successful recruitment drive.

With the right groom:employer mix you will be working alongside your team, sometimes quite literally, towards shared common goals.  The world we live in is constantly changing and so too is the equine industry. We should all do what we can to go with these changes and embrace them so we can all get what need to fully enjoy our lives with our horses in this modern age… if only job seekers would answer their phones to prospective employers, (that’s providing you are trying to call them outside of working hours of course!)😉

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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    
We are a large equestrian establishment of around 188 acres with 5* equestrian facilities. We are looking for an experienced couple or a groom to live onsite and join our fun, friendly, professional team. We are looking for a Groom to carry out all general yard duties with a good work ethic and high standards of care. The applicant must be confident in handling large competition horses, adaptable, friendly and put the horses needs first. There is some riding available and on occasions clipping and plaiting, but this is not essential. We have a fantastic group of people and 21 lovely horses which creates a fun and friendly atmosphere. We are also looking for an experienced groundsman/woman to join our small team. Duties include general maintenance of the paddocks and land – topping, rolling, harrowing, maintenance of the yard to include minor repairs, maintenance of the fencing, gardening and general upkeep of the estate grounds. You will be working alongside two other groundsmen, plus assisting the owner and the grooms when needed. We offer a 5 day week, a good salary, pension, 28 days holiday and self contained accommodation with all bills included. Minimum Requirements Groom – Must be able to look after horses to a high standard. Grounds – ideally have some grounds experience     Accommodation details Self contained flat with no rent and all bills included.     Benefits 5 day week. Pension, good salary, 28 days holiday  
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 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 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.  
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
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 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.  
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 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.  
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 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.  
Job Description We are a thoroughbred stud based on the North Yorkshire / Co. Durham border, standing two stallions, and have about 20 permanent broodmares we are looking for someone to work on the stud, duties will include normal stable duties, assisting with teasing, covering and helping with any veterinary and farrier work, along with general maintenance,paddock maintenance and generally around the farm. Minimum Requirements some knowledge and experience of handing horses is the basic requirement, we are happy to teach someone who is interested in getting experience Accommodation details A fully furnished flat is available on  
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      
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 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.  
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
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.      
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 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 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
*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 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 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.    
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 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 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    
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.  
* 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
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 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
*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  
*Euros 33-35K neg + accommodation subsidy (Package is flexible depending on the experience)  *5 day week *Own horse welcomed   Only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside is 1,000 acres of a spectacular, private estate   Full-time Equestrian Centre Yard Manager required to run a progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry in a beautiful location.   The role of the Yard Manager is suited to those who have a strong background in equestrian yard management and with a third level qualification in equine management or other relevant and appropriate qualification together with BHSAI.   In all operations, you must be capable of and willing, to carry out each and every task in the yard yourself, and will be expected to lead by example. You must also be able to delegate and to inspire all members of the team. It is also your responsibility to ensure that all the required jobs are done timeously and professionally by smart, courteous, staff.   GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: You will assist the Estate Manager on the day to day management of the yard and operation of the Equestrian Centre on the Estate.   Your main objectives will be:   To maintain high standards of teaching in the yard Maintaining high standards of turnout of all horses Ensuring that tack is clean and maintained fit for purpose. (Keep updated records on tack repairs and tack checks and report to the Equestrian Manager on any replacements required. Ensure the animal welfare is never compromised. Ensure that the horses’ health, nutrition and medical treatments are up to date. Be responsible for the training of all staff and ensure that all training records are upto date Assist with the Estate Manager on staff issues and requirements. Supervision of Equestrian Centre staff in managing the day to day activities of the Equestrian Centre Report to the Estate Manager and the Hotel Manager, all incidents, accidents and near misses that occur to staff or clients at the equestrian centre. To personally carry out teaching duties and escort rides with support from relevant staff, in a safe and professional manner. To assist and ensure assessments of riders and horses are completed. Supporting the coaches through the smooth running of the yard in relation to lessons, pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine-assisted programmes. Assist with the teaching of tourism and any other courses the centre may be responsible for eg ETB course. Assist the Estate Manager with livery needs and help ensure the smooth running of the livery yard. React quickly and decisively to all customer enquiries and problems Facilities include:300 new cross-country jumps from knee-high to knee tremblers built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 meter indoor arena with indoor
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  
*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  
*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 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
*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
*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      
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 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 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 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.  
*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 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 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    
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.  
   *Salary starting £30,000K totally negotiable upwards plus accommodation depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed No 1 Experienced Show Jumping Competition Groom required for a vacancy with a very ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced show groom in the UK and abroad – must have a proven record.Good references ESSENTIAL & confidentiality assured. You should be willing to regularly travel home and abroad and experienced driving  26t+ lorries transporting horses to training and shows. 18 quality jumping horses and homebred/ other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping all kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Pets and horse welcome BUT there will not be much chance for someone to work their own horse as you will be away quite a lot!  You could take a dog with you so long as it is well behaved Nice accommodation Great team environment with a young, energetic, motivated and progressive team. Lots of foreign travel, originally in Europe but  possibly also America in the next 12 – 18 months Top class facilities to work in with brand new indoor arena and stabling so not too much getting wet in the winter and lovely heated kitchen etc 🙂 Fairly flexible on number of days worked, can work around anything between 5 and 6 but obviously will be straight through when away at shows Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
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    
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  
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    
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    
*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                
*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
*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      
*Dog considered *Must be live in – Accommodation is v. nice  houseshare (with garden) *£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
*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      
* 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        
  *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  
  *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      
*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
*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  
*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

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
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