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A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

A step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom

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

 

1. Get advice from an Equine Recruitment expert

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice GroomIn order for your Equine Apprenticeship course to be successful you need to find the right Apprentice vacancy for your needs. Collectively, here at The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment, we have over 20 years of equine recruitment experience specifically. It’s what we do, all day, every day, for all kinds of job seekers, yards and employers. We will be able to chat through discuss the type of apprenticeship course, yard, employer and vacancy that would benefit you, and call on decades of experience to advise you on how to go about finding and securing your ideal job opportunity, whilst helping you to avoid any mistakes or potential pitfalls in the process. All our services to job seekers are completely free of charge.

Read more about why The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment is the go-to place for equine apprenticeships here.

 

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom2. Search current Apprentice Vacancies

The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment is the fastest growing equine job board available today, designed to be user-friendly and effective at it’s purpose.

When looking for your Apprentice Groom Vacancy you need to:

  • Establish your basic needs.
    • Location: You may want a live in or live out Apprentice vacancy close to home, or close to family/friends elsewhere, and you can use the filters on The Grooms List Job Board to isolate vacancies in your desired location/s. One important consideration is that, by the nature of the environment, equine yards are very often situated in fairly remote locations. If you’re not yet able to drive or ride a moped, be sure to chat with the individual employer as to the logistics of getting to and from work/the shops/other local amenmities.
    • Own horse welcome: Do you have a horse to bring with you to the job? Use our “Own horse welcome/possible?” filter to find appropriate vacancies. Read our advice on taking pets or a horse to a new job here.
    • Accommodation: If you decide it’s appropriate to seek a live in apprentice vacancy, ensure you know the associated laws – read more about accepting accommodation for both you and/or your horse here.
    • Read more about negotiating a salary package in the equine industry here.
  • Search The Grooms List Job Board and contact potential employers directly. Full, unlimited access to The Grooms List job board is available to job seekers with an approved (free!) Jobseekers Profile. Contact employers directly using the Apply button on the job description or using the contact details displayed with the job vacancy advert.
    • Add a free Jobseekers Profile here.
    • Search The Grooms List job board here.
  • Do ensure you reply to correspondence from potential employers, even if it’s to reject a potential offer of employment!

 

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice Groom3. Speak to us about finding a suitable Apprentice Groom vacancy

Not all employers advertise for an Apprentice Groom and there is a wealth of unadvertised opportunities out there waiting for you! Once you have completed your free Jobseekers Profile on The Grooms List, contact us for advice on finding the right vacancy. With our partners Educ8 Equine we can help source a suitable vacancy for you that may not even be advertised yet.

Contact us here.

 

4. Attend interviews and when appropriate accept an offer of employment

It goes without saying that when looking for a suitable apprentice groom vacancy it is very important to have a telephone interview, attend an interview in person and even a second interview before accepting a formal offer of employment.

  • A good Equine Recruitment Agency like The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment will be on-hand to discuss and advise on this process.
  • It’s a good idea for employees to ask for a job offer in writing and provide a response in writing to prevent complications or possible disputes further down the line.
  • Because an Apprentice is an official employment status your employer must issue a Written Statement of Employment Particulars (an employment contract); the Principle Statement no later than the first day of employment and the Wider Written Statement within two months of you starting work.
  • Apprentices must be offered the same conditions as other employees working at similar grades or in similar roles. This includes:
    • Sick pay
    • Paid holidays

We have more information about the process of applying for apprentice job vacancies, attending interviews and accepting a job offer in our Ultimate Equestrian Apprentice Startup Kit.

 

5. Commencement of employment and training

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice GroomThe employer is required by law to ensure you receive the necessary opportunities and training they need in order to pass their assessments.

  • Training can be given directly by the employer or by a suitably qualified member of staff. Your Training Provider can advise on this.
  • Employers are duty-bound to ensure appropriate, regular and scheduled, structured training is provided and this routine must be adhered to throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship course. Dedicated training time must make up at least 20% (8 or more hours each week) and there is no wriggle room on this. If you repeatedly find the yard is too busy to prioritise scheduled training, speak to your Training Provider who can advise further on this.

 

6. Ensure all legal requirements are met

It’s imperative that the employer not only provides a safe and secure environment for you to work and train within, but to also be mindful of your development and associated pay-adjustments.

  • Providing a safe and secure working environment is an “implied term” of ANY employment contract, and is actually automatically part of a contract even if it is not written down.
  • Ensure you receive relevant opportunities and pay increases accordingly.
    • Legal pay-rises: Employers must be aware of birthdays, National Minimum Wage increases, and the date you start the second year of your Apprenticeship course so you receive the legal pay increases at the correct times. The correct rates are:
      • Aged 16-17 years an apprentice is paid at least £4.15 per hour (April 2020-April 2021)
      • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in their first year of an apprenticeship can be paid at least £4.15 per hour
      • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in the second year of their apprenticeship must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age.
    • Read more on how employers must pay an Apprentice Groom here.
    • Paid hours: Apprentice Grooms must be paid for the hours they spend at college – usually 1 in 5 working days or 1 or 2 days every 4-6 weeks.
  • As with any employee, the Working Hours Directive applied to Apprentice Grooms, and employers will ensure they adhere to this throughout the Apprenticeship course.

 

7. If things don’t work out with the yard/employer

Step by step guide to becoming an Apprentice GroomIf things don’t work out as expected and you find yourself or the employer terminating the employment contract, an alternative employment can be arranged and your Apprenticeship course transferred.

  • Communication: First and foremost, speak to your employer about any issues that are arising.
  • Advice: If issues can’t be resolved, speak to your Training Provider, who will be able to advise you on the next steps.
  • Replace: If the worst comes to the worst and you need alternative employment for the Apprenticeship course to be transferred to, speak to your Training Provider and if necessary come to us. We can help you source a new employment opportunity.

NB: Whilst you CAN transfer your Apprenticeship course to another yard and employer you must have valid reasons to do so!

You will find useful pointers of what to expect, and common highs and lows of moving from having horses as a hobby to making a career with them here.

 

8. Beyond the Apprenticeship

Once you have completed your course and gained the desired qualification, you may consider the following points…

  • Further training: Look for the opportunity to progress training within the same yard or somewhere new. Speak to your existing employer about the possibilities or search The Grooms List for a new yard to work on.
    • To go on to complete the next level of your Apprenticeship pathway
    • To go on to follow a different Apprenticeship pathway
    • To consider a Sporting Excellence Study Program
    • See all the levels and options here.
  • Continued employment: You may wish to pursue the possibility of permanent employment as a groom on the yard. After all, you know the workings of the yard and you are trained by the employer/their team!
  • New employment: Maybe you feel ready to find permanent employment in a new yard. To do this you can simply log into The Grooms List, update your Jobseekers Profile to reflect your experience and new qualifications, and start applying for jobs!

Read more about how we help job seekers here.

 

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Job Description   Top class competition groom required to look after small private yard of 4/5 show jumping horses.  Standard of stable management & care must be absolutely top draw. Ability to turn out to a very high standard essential, including plaiting, clipping, pulling manes and tails etc. Job will involve day to day responsibility for all aspects of the yard and horses well being and fitness, travel to competitions (national & top European venues – inculding tours). A competent rider would be an advantage, but not crucial, however, a Class 1/2 HGV is a must. Role would suit a self motivated, well organised and conscientious person not concerned with being in sole charge. A fun bubbly personality is essential to work with my teenage daughter, Chloe. We would like someone with experience at top level, looking for a long-term job and wanting to support Chloe through her Junior & YR years. This unique job is in a beautiful private location on edge of New Forest near Cadnam, with a very good rate of pay, car and independent accomodation available. Accommodation details Accommodation is available nearby if required   Benefits Good rate of pay, company discount, small pets and dogs welcome but unfortunately no room for a horse  
**When applying for this role please could you add a couple of lines to tell the employer why you think you might be a good ‘fit’ for this particular role. Outlining past relevant experience is always helpful:) ** Job Description A versatile, friendly person to help with all the duties involved in running a medium sized country house in a pretty, rural area of west Cheshire. Two teenagers – 16 and 17, two horses (14 and 15 hands) eventing at BE90/100 and Pony Club, dogs and chickens in lovely rural location. 20+ hours depending upon your talents. Must be a cheerful, self-motivated country loving person with high standards who is organised, tidy, flexible, honest and reliable. Outside tasks include helping to look after 3 dogs, 4 hens and 2 ponies including mucking out and tack cleaning, possibly riding if experienced and lightweight.  Inside, all the usual household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, looking after furniture, laying the fires and general tidying. Cooking simple healthy meals – often using vegetables from our own garden. This job suits someone who pays attention to detail, enjoys variety and will happily get stuck in to whatever needs doing around the house, stables and garden (gardener also employed). At least some experience with horses/ponies is necessary and confident to lead in and out of the field and put on rugs etc. Sole charge on occasions. Car driver essential and ability to drive 7.5 ton horsebox a bonus.  A couple or job share will be considered. Hours are negotiable with the larger proportion of the hours ideally being in the morning. The area has wonderful walks on National Trust land. You can live in a lovely one bedroom flat or live out if local. The position is highly recommended by previous employees with whom we stay in contact. Minimum Requirements Car driver, basic horse and household skills   Accommodation details Furnished flat above the stable area near the house, one double bedroom, living room, good shower room and small kitchen.  Central heating.  Lovely walks nearby.   Benefits Can be flexible, with notice.  
*£280 to £380pw depending on experience and qualifications  *Friendly, professional team *Lovely facilities for horses and humans 🙂 *Live in We are a small professional Dressage yard and Stud with 17 stables, four of our own dressage horses, six full livery horses and a small breeding program seeking an experienced and reliable groom to join our existing team of five. The ideal candidate will: Have previous experience working on a professional yard Work to high standards with good attention to detail Be able to clip, plait, pull and trim Be confident handling fit competition horses Be friendly and reliable with a good work ethic You will be helping with the day to day running of the yard which includes but is not limited to mucking out, feeding, turning out, bringing in, tacking up and washing down. We can offer a fabulous working environment on a beautiful yard, with a friendly team of happy dressage addicts. There is also an opportunity to travel to National and International high-profile shows (if desired). Unfortunately, we cannot take staff horses, but we can offer sole occupancy fully furnished accommodation – pets are negotiable! Working hours are from 7am – 5pm with an hour for lunch and numerous tea breaks (tea and biscuits provided…always!) 5 days a week.  Located 10 minutes from Hartpury College in Gloucester, we are close to some of England’s best dressage venues and horse care facilities.    
*Nice accommodation on-site (shared 2 bedroom flat) *Dog and horse welcomed *Days PW negotiable *Generous and negotiable salary 🙂 Riding video/download of flat and jump work required for all applications 🙂    Experienced 2nd Rider required to produce and exercise horses on a family Show Jumping Stud producing quality youngstock for the future to professional standards. The role will require you to work alongside the main Rider and Stud Groom to run things and you should be able to work also without supervision.    Happy to receive input, you will need to be capable of breaking and producing 3, 4 & 5yrs to a high commercial standard. Opportunity to progress and grow with older horses for the right person. Local shows possible plus the possibility of a few international shows a year. All for discussion and negotiation depending on capabilities and experience. You should be bold and confident but with a calm demeanor and a top-class horsemanship approach. Car license essential. Lorry Licence a plus Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Nice accommodation on-site (shared 2 bedroom flat) *Dog and horse welcomed *Days PW negotiable *Generous and negotiable salary   Experienced Groom required to manage and be responsible for all of the horses on a family Show Jumping Stud producing quality youngstock for the future to professional standards. The role will require you to work alongside the Rider to run things 🙂    You should be capable of either lunging or hacking young competition horses and Stallions when needed and experienced and capable with stud work and managing youngstock. As a committed team player, you should also happy to go to day shows/training and maybe 1 or 2 international shows a year.   You should be able to work on your own initiative. The role will include managing the grazing land and property upkeep plus organising subcontractors to do necessary work. Would be great if you are fairly handy and could fix a fence or leaking water trough etc   Car (non-negotiable) and lorry license (ideally).  Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*5.5 day week *Long term career opportunity for a more junior Groom  *Hacking an option This is a wonderful opportunity for a relative junior to gain lots of useful experience. If you are motivated, interested in Dressage and can use your initiative and are happy to learn, then this could be for you. There are three Dressage competition horses at various ages and levels up to Inter I, plus a mare with foal at foot occupying this 15 acres equestrian property in a lovely location.   With the focus always being on horse welfare the role includes all yard and field duties and the daily management of the horses. The successful applicant would also gain experience in competition grooming and daily horse physio. There is the opportunity to hack and to assist on the ground when training. Sole charge is the goal but this is not necessary from the outset until you, the employer and the horses are comfortable 🙂 The right person has a happy sunny nature, is responsible, is able to plan and pays attention to detail. The package includes comfortable accommodation with the family, a legal wage and holiday allowance. Equivalent 5.5 day week. A driving licence is a bonus but not essential. A horse cannot currently be accommodated but a small quiet dog would be considered. The starting date is flexible and is to be some time between mid July and September 1st. This position has become available due to the current groom continuing her studies abroad (delayed due to Covid). The families previous groom was in the position for 3.5 years.    
*Live in or out *Salary iro £400 gross plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges) if needed * Fab career/CV opportunity Experienced Groom 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. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
Madams Farm Polo – looking for capable groom to take care of  7 polo ponies. All lovely easy well trained ponies. Exercise, feed, groom, muck out. Polo experience but not essential. Lovely location close to top Polo club Cowdray Park.         Accommodation details Mobile home   Benefits   Chance to learn new skills, be part of a fun team.
Job Description Usual day to day care including mucking out, grooming, preparing for work, tack cleaning etc. Must be experienced and capable of handling fit competition horses and youngstock. Would suit somebody who likes to work to a high standard and happy to take sole charge. Some riding available to competent person, no competition riding available. Good accommodation available. No own horse. Minimum Requirements Must have previous yard experience. Accommodation details Available to right candidate.
*Salary up to £25k (depending on experience) and accommodation/bills *Short term contract or permanent position   Ideally, applicants will have experience in Handling broodmares, foals & stallions, Some assisting with foaling, general stud maintenance and management   🙂 Backing and breaking a bonus (experience ideal not necessary) 🙂 Clipping, trimming, grooming, etc to a very high standard (experience ideal not necessary) 🙂 7.5t lorry driver a must to transport horses to matches etc (experience ideal not necessary)   Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. Super working environment, and excellent facilities. This is a relatively new set up and you will have a fab opportunity to be involved with this exciting new development of this up-and-coming facility.   Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Eventing, Hunting Live in Groom Great opportunity to join an experienced small team producing quality event horses and hunters. Fantastic facilities including indoor school, xc and gallops. Would suit enthusiastic groom willing to learn and contribute to a successful team. Minimum Requirements All yard duties Must be able to ride big, fit event horses Very high standards of turn out and care and good attention to detail Accommodation details Lovely self contained single accommodation with kitchen and living room and bills included   Benefits Accommodation, bills, salary dependent on experience  
Job Description   Housekeeper and Handyperson wanted for family in Herts Minimum Requirements Non smokers only. No pets or dependants. Must apply as a couple that meets all requirements. Single people not considered.Relevant references required. Must have legal right to work in UK. Live in only, full time Mon-Fri Accommodation details Separate self contained, fully furnished, 1 bedroom apartment   Benefits Housekeeper to take on all cleaning and laundry (inc. ironing) to high standard for 4 adults in the family. Handyperson to have excellent DIY Maintenance skills, and happy to assist gardener, site security. Morning groom employed for 3 rescue ponies (all have Cushings, one has EMS). No cooking or driving duties required. No riding duties. Looking for pro active, hardworking couple, reliable, honest animal lovers (family only have rescue animals)  
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO £450pw + accommodation *Lots of career development opportunities *Own horse welcomed Busy mixed yard – Eventers/riding horses in the summer, yearlings and pre-trainers in the winter is looking for an experienced Groom with an HGV license to drive a 26T lorry to competitions home and abroad on occasions.  The ideal candidate must turnout to a high level and work well within a small, professional team. You should have previous relevant experience and an interest in the disciplines involved. The very best of facilities in a quiet and accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Head Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 3 horses in work and 3 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. You would need to be someone who takes real pride in yard and horse management and turnout. Knowledge of equine first aid/an eye for any injury/ailments etc. of course very desirable. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, conscientious and self-motivated individual to work in an exciting environment with a philosophy to train and produce grass roots riders of all ages. The centre has been running since 2007 and has recently built additional facilities with for both horses and clients. Based just outside the capital Doha, this role offers a unique opportunity to be part of a large organisation in an emerging equestrian nation.   Job Description Giving Riding lessons to riders of all ages and abilities from all different nationalities in the form of private, semi-private, and group tuition. Giving stable management/ classroom lessons to riding school and Livery clients Exercising/ Schooling of assigned horses Maintenance of all horse equipment and safety equipment To complete administrative work as needed or any other tasks reasonably expected by Operations manager. Weekend and evening work is required Reporting to Senior coach and Operations manager.   Minimum Requirements A minimum of BHSPTT/ STAGE 2 COACH or equivalent required for this role.  A resilient personality will be essential for the successful candidate. Previous teaching experience, strong horsemanship skills and success as a professional rider. customer service skills. patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.   Accommodation details company provided accommodation   Benefits Salary in the region of QAR 8500 per month plus benefits and training for further BHS exams. Package will include housing, car allowance and international allowance for flights home.  
Danish Showjumping stable is looking for an experienced FEI Groom for an opening close to Copenhagen. Duties include all aspect of horse care, including grooming, tacking up, clipping and braiding for horses at 2-3* level. The candidate shall like working with a young team,  turn out to highest standard and enjoy working with 4 competition horses. Previous FEI experience preferred, European Championships, Nation Cups, Global Champions and longer shows in Oliva Nova is top priority. Our team is based north of Copenhagen with frequent travel to international shows around Europe. It is important that you enjoy working with Junior Riders at National Team level and really like to support them for together to reach highest level of performance. We offer a beautiful accommodation, competitive pay, benefits and a fun, positive environment.
*Flexible hours and days to suit ideally at least 4 days PW *£10-15ph negotiable. *Great opportunity to join the existing, happy team *Own horse welcome. Job Description Day to day running of busy event yard with retired competition horses as well as horses currently competing. Minimum Requirements Sole charge. Reliable. Must have high standards and exceptional levels of care. Must turn horses out to a high standard and want to be a good team player.     Accommodation details None   Benefits Great pay. Flexible hours and days to suit. Great opportunity to join existing happy team.  
Job Description Minimum Requirements We are an international sport- and dealing stable and we are looking for an experienced person for 4 FEI Level dressage horses, who is able to turn out a high standard, self reliant always thinking one step ahead. We are a friendly and competitive team, looking for the same person to join us. One of the nicest yards in Switzerland with absolutely privacy! The job includes all stable duties, mucking out, stable cleaning work, laundry etc. Experience is required with grooming horses, clipping, bandaging, lunging, flatwork, hacking, handling stallions, bringing horses in the field, walker or paddock. Accommodation details Very nice one-room-apartment with own kitchen and bathroom.   Benefits Employment contract and work permit for Switzerland including social insturances.  
Private dressage yard looking for an experienced groom to join our happy dressage training team. We are looking for someone who has good knowledge and horsemanship skills. The position entails usual yard duties plus competition grooming. You should be confident handling all types of horses of any age with the ability to cater for sensitive horses and young horses. This would be a very rewarding role for someone who enjoys following the progress of the horses. This is not a schooling position but exercise riding and lunging may be required. Team player and sole charge ability vital. Great facilities -Brand New 62m x 25m indoor arena and covered horse walker with all weather and year round turnout. Comfortable, warm, sole occupancy accommodation available. Minimum Requirements Candidates should fit the following criteria: Reliable Motivated with good work ethic Attention to detail Very tidy with common sense Ability to think for yourself` Cheerful, hard working team player. Must drive and have own car. Confident leading fit competition horses. Minimum 5 years experience preferably in a competition yard Accommodation details Sole occupancy Modern 2 bedroom Static Caravan Fully insulated Central heating Gas cooking/hot water Wifi broadband internet Benefits 5 day working week Sole Occupancy accommodation Heating, gas, electric, internet and water included in accommodation package Option to travel to stay away shows    
*£20k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications   COVID STATUS: The IOM is still locked down, however those with an employment contract will be allowed on to the Island. All details will be covered with individual candidates via remote zoom type interviews 😊 First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description I am looking for help with my one horse and two ponies three mornings a week for three hours per morning. Preferably from 9-11am but could start/finish earlier if suits. Private yard with arena and excellent hacking. Work is mainly exercising schooling /hacking (ride and lead daughter’s 11.2 pony) etc. Horse is a smart 15.2 cob gelding – 10 yrs very well mannered, easy to hack alone or in company and very kind nature. Not a plod but super safe! Was a happy hacker in previous home but now started his schooling and looking to compete low level dressage /eventing. Proving to be very smart/talented despite being a cob! 13.2 cob – cheeky but very safe and easy. Started basic schooling and super easy out hacking although green despite being 10 yrs old. 11.2 section A lead rein pony – gentle hacking required (lead and ride from horse). Looking for someone to assist me with exercising them (no yard jobs required save for tack cleaning occasionally and clipping. No mucking out or poo picking! Would be an added bonus if candidate could assist in schooling etc. Minimum Requirements 3 mornings a week for three hours per morning. Hours to suit but need to be finished by 11.30am ideally.   Accommodation details N/a   Benefits Fun easy job – lots of hacking etc  
Job Description Groom/Rider Minimum Requirements Reasonable jockey, confident enough to hack out young horses and breakers, be able to clip, lunge, long rein, muck out, pull manes and tails, turnout to high standard, equine first aid knowledge, stallion handling, confident to take sole charge at times and be able to use own initiative.   Accommodation details If necessary, accommodation can be provided   Benefits    
Job Description *Riding optional *dog welcomed *Salary negotiable but competitive depending on experience. I am looking for a competent, friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person to run an International dressage yard. The position entails usual yard duties required to a good standard plus competition grooming. The new member must be a team player but be capable of sole charge too with high standards. We have young horses all the way through to Grand Prix horses. They compete often with consistently good results. The care of the horses is always of utmost importance.   Great facilities-individual turnout, walker, 20×40 indoor arena, 20×60 outdoor arena, in  a friendly, calm environment. No Accommodation available.     Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details No accommodation available   Benefits    
Job Description Stud Grooms required for our busy stud season.  Full time and part time positions available. Some weekend work will be required. Minimum Requirements Previous equine experience is required and the successful candidate will have worked on a similar yard before; mare and foal experience would be an advantage.   Accommodation details None   Benefits    
Job Description Groom for a competition/sales yard.  Minimum Requirements Someone who can work well in a young and enthusiastic team and is trustworthy. Highly experienced isn’t a must but must have some experience with sport horses and be willing to learn and help the business grow. Full time would be preferable but we are open to part time applicants.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation. 4 bedroom house with a communal bathroom, kitchen and living room.   Benefits    
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Experienced groom required for private hunting yard near Hadleigh in Suffolk.  4/5 hunters in during the winter and groom required to look after and ride (walk and trot) point to pointers in the July and August. HGV driver a bonus but must have a car as in the countryside.  All usual yard duties as well as liaising with farrier, vets, ordering feed etc.  Lots of riding and the chance to hunt in the winter.  Must be able to turn out to a high standard,  be reliable, trustworthy, hard working and enjoy their job. Minimum Requirements Experience, good rider   Accommodation details 2 bedroom flat with open plan living and kitchen, shower and bath for live in groom.  All utility bills and council tax paid.   Benefits Council tax, electrictiy and heating fuel included. Hunting possible.    
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO £25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run 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. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description We are an established riding school with a vacancy within our equine team for a new member. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic hold a BHSAI qualification – (or be willing to work towards this) and enjoy teaching.  This role includes general yard work and schooling of  our horses. Permanent position 37.5 hrs per week in our friendly busy BHS and ABRS approved inner city riding school with 23 horses. Working hours will include one evening and one weekend day. We offer a competitive wage, 28 days holiday, pension and training towards further exams. We have a large Equestrian and Activities Club accessed by city-based children aged 8-18, the successful applicant will be interacting daily with these young people – leading workshops and activity sessions therefore it is essential they are a good communicator who enjoys motivating and interacting with young people. Minimum Requirements BHS Stage 2 teaching qualification   Accommodation details Onsite cottage accommodation Benefits Training towards further exams. SBS will pay exam fees    
*Rides available for the right applicants *Own horse considered *Accommodation available   Racing yard for Flat and National Hunt horses is now looking for confident and experienced work Riders who are used to handling and riding TB racehorses.   A friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities await: two all-weather gallops, an indoor school for bad weather, and a unique, well-laid-out schooling ground that avoids the need to walk horses through public roads to shared gallops and queuing for a turn.   The yard has a limited string to be able to devote sufficient time to each individual horse and The stables are carefully managed to keep the right balance between the number of horses and training facilities.   Easy access to the racecourses of Huntingdon and Newmarket. The nearby A1(M), M1 and M11 motorways provide access to the more distant courses.    
*Up to £18,750K pa +accommodation *One bedroom flat with a garden. (Rent/rates and Tv license covered.) Enthusiastic and experienced live-in or out Rider/Groom sought for lovely family hunting yard in a beautiful part of the country. All usual yard duties to work alongside two other cheerful members of staff who recommend the yard and themselves but you would need to be the main Rider most days for the family horses. Regular hunting in the season, and low-level competing possible in the summer. Good rider essential to cope with large, fit horses. You should be happy to take instruction and able to turn horses out to the highest standard. Friendly team but should be able to work on own initiative when required. 7.5t lorry ideal but not essential. July 2021 start ideally, but could be negotiated. 🙂 Caroline’s Comments 🙂 This is a nice long-term job for someone who truly enjoys a family yard and all that goes with that. You must be a team player with a cheerful outlook on the world and then you will most certainly gel in a job like this and enjoy it.  Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Polo groom for a single player with 6 horses Minimum Requirements Mucking out, grooming, exercising, tack cleaning, ordering food and supplies, preparing for matches and practices   Accommodation details Mobile home on site     Benefits Good pay according to age and experience  
Job Description To help set up an Equine assisted therapy Centre with 4 horses and 4 ponies already resident with one therapy newfoundland and one therapy german shepherd dog resident at my yard Minimum Requirements Must be reliable and keen and able to work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays   Accommodation details N/A   Benefits    
Job Description We are looking for a groom to help with all yard duties and the handling of our broodmares and foals. We also have stallions and young-stock, some of which are still entire. This is predominantly a non riding position. Minimum Requirements We are looking for a positive thinking, hardworking person who is happy to be part of the team as well as be able to take responsibility for their own list of jobs. A strong sense of pride in your work is very important. We have high standards of care for the horses and each other, a strict health and safety policy which covers handling of the horses, the equipment and vehicles we use and we expect staff members to be aware of this whilst at work.   Accommodation details Self contained flat with central heating, double glazing, fitted kitchen, bathroom with a bath and shower   Benefits This is a great yard for ongoing learning, with plenty of hands on time with the horses. We have a 5 day week, 28 days paid annual leave and a pension scheme. The existing team and friendly and some have been here for several years.  
Job Description Quiet rural haven in beautiful countryside offered to capable organiser/ rider.     Minimum Requirements mature good organiser competent  rider loves quiet rural lifestyle, horses, dogs and wildlife some house sitting so responsible and committed person safety and security conscious Accommodation details New light and bright private lodge overlooking duck pond, one bed, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom   Benefits good salary and accommodation five day week and paid holidays some meals if required not hard physical job  
Job Description   Experienced Stud Hand We are looking for an experienced Stud Hand to join our small friendly team on our Thoroughbred Stud.  Must be reliable and have had good experience of handling Mares, Foals and Yearlings this is essential.  Also a good horseman.  Experience of driving a tractor would be helpful but not essential.  If you can also drive a small horse box this would be helpful.  The work is varied in that it not only involves working with horses but also maintenance and other duties that arise which any applicant would be aware. Hours are Monday to Friday 7.30 to 4 plus every other weekend.  On your working weekend it is still a 7.30 start but then you can leave after everything is done.  You will then come back in the afternoon at around 2/2.30 to pull in and feed around.  The following weekend you do not work. Immediate start if possible or ASAP. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence     Accommodation details     Benefits    
*3 bedroom spacious cottage with private garden. *Partners and pets welcome.*Quiet  location but close to all amenities in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket & Cambridge *Lots of riding 🙂 *Early starts and late finishes as expected but plenty of downtime during the summer. 🙂 Lots of fun to be had amongst a friendly, supportive team 🙂 Job Description We are looking for a second groom who is capable to step up and take sole charge but equally be an excellent team player. Duties are to include immaculate care and turnout of 11 hunt horses for hunt staff and masters. Usual day to day yard duties that are required in a busy hunting yard with lots of riding and hunting available on super horses. You will be joining an existing team of two others. Early starts and late finishes as expected but plenty of down time during the summer. We are not based with hounds or at kennels but they are close by. Minimum Requirements 7.5 lorry license preferred but not essential Quiet, experienced and adaptable rider Experienced hunting groom Professional & tidy with a willing attitude Take sole charge but also a team player Work under pressure Immaculate turnout skills that must include plaiting and clipping. Excellent people skills Accommodation details 3 bedroom spacious unshared cottage on site with a spacious garden. Central heating with a wood burner. Very private location but close to all amenities with Haverhill, Bury st Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge all close by. Partners and pets welcome. Benefits Wonderful, fun horses Lots of hunting lovely yard with a walker, school, hot box, wash box and beautiful tack room etc Generous holiday 5 1/2 day a week Well behaved pets welcome Contribution to utilities Lots of opportunities  
Job title:         Equine Groom (Casual) Location:  Gonsal Farm Equine Centre, SY5 7ET Salary:   £11.11 per hour Hours:  Variable Closing date: 10am Friday 7th May 2021   Do you have a passion for working with horses and ponies? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to animals’ lives? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you! RSPCA Gonsal Farm Equine Centre are recruiting a casual Groom to join the RSPCA team  helping to prevent animal cruelty.  We work to prepare previously mistreated and neglected equines for adoption. We are looking for a casual Groom with the confidence to work with a wide range of horses and ponies, including youngsters and those with behavioural problems. Alongside our other grooms, you’ll be providing the daily care for all of the equines at the centre including general Yard duties. This is a flexible working relationship with no set hours or days. Work will be on a casual basis which entails filling essential gaps in the roster caused by holiday or sickness.   What you’ll be doing as an RSPCA Equine Groom:  Health checking and assessing horses General yard duties whilst maintaining high standards Record keeping Meeting potential adopters Adhering to RSPCA Health and Safety guidelines You’ll have:  Level 2 or 3 in Equine care/BHS qualifications or equivalent Equine care and husbandry experience Rehabilitation experience, preferably with problem equines Good communication skills Good literacy skills Excellent team player skills   How to apply:  An application form and job description can be downloaded from the RSPCA jobs page. We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form. Please send your completed application form to ResourcingTeam@RSPCA.org.uk quoting reference G6842 by the closing date of 10am 7th May 2021. We reserve the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications are received. All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team. Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.  Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.
Hampshire based groom required on part or possibly full time basis. Must have experience with sports horses and running a yard/being in sole charge. General yard duties and riding lunging when required.     No Accommodation     Lovely working environment, plenty of variety, job responsibility and satisfaction. Nice people.    
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? 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 a full-time position – hours according to age. We can accommodate two working arrangements to fit with the legal working hours under 18’s are live out 4 days a week 8:00 – 17:30. 18 or over 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30 live in. You will work alongside two other full-time grooms, who are hard-working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick-built bungalow.  It has three bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms,  and an open plan kitchen and sitting room.  All furnished. It is heated by 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. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person, we recognise that you may want to have your own horse.  We also recognise that if you are committed to that horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge if it is not on site.  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.  Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.  The groom starts 30 minutes before work so they can tend to their horse and make up some of the time that they will spend on the horse within the day.  The horse can be worked and groomed within the working day in the same way the other horses in the yard are.  One day a week the horse will be done for
Job Description We are an established dealing, producing and services yard with a growing stud side. We are looking for another full time person to join our small team and we are flexible in terms of experience as to what we are looking for to get the right person – our main priority is a team player who cares about the horses as much as we do and someone who wants to keep learning and improving. We are very open to a younger, less experienced person who really wants to learn, improve and further their career. We are also very open to more experienced individuals with a skillset to bring to the table. Riders and non-riders welcome. As a minimum requirement the job involves all normal stable duties and looking after the yard and horses to a high standard. Looking after the yard, fulfilling tasks and keeping it running are the main elements of the job. We have broodmares, youngstock and stallions. We do all our AI work on site and will be starting to offer natural cover on-site this year. We raise and start all of our youngsters in-house. The stud is a very important part of what we do so an interest in this field is essential but training can be given. As well as dealing in nice Irish horses we also offer sales, schooling, breaking and rehab livery services. There is always something new and interesting happening with plenty of nice horses to work with and learn from. We have vets, dentist and farrier in regularly. Riding is not a requirement but for someone who wants or is happy to ride it is available, whether that’s hacking around, improving your confidence or schooling to a high standard. Minimum Requirements Be able to perform stable duties to a high standard with an eye for detail. Training in most areas can be provided but common sense is a must. Good sense of humour!   Accommodation details No accommodation on-site but we can help you to find accommodation locally if needed.   Benefits Small, supportive team. Training can be provided in most areas of interest. Riding available for the right person with plenty of opportunity and support to progress. Very varied work environment – no 2 days are the same and there is always lots to learn and see. Full contract with 28 days holiday and pension.  
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. You must have: worked in the industry already, have practical knowledge of stable management, horse health 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. Somebody who showjumped would also benefit from the opportunity of having their own horse on the yard, training and going to shows with us. 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 a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to six horses, and on occasions take sole charge. You will work alongside two other full time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow.  It has three bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms,  and an open plan kitchen and sitting room.  All furnished. It is heated by 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 toliet roll – are provided. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse.  We also recognise that if you are committed to that horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge, if it is not on site.  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.  Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.  The groom start 30 minutes before work so they can tend to their horse and make up some of the time that they will spend on the horse within the day.  The horse can be worked and groomed within the working day in the same way the other horses on the yard are.  One
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.  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. 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 Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details 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.   Benefits    
*5 or 6-day week *Training and some riding for the right candidate *Travel to shows *Dog considered *Salary IRO £420-£480 Job Description I am looking for a full time competition groom who is conscientious, capable and prepared to work as part of our lovely established team. We have 12 Dressage horses from youngsters to small tour including a stallion (who is very sensible!) and two horses aiming for the para Olympic Games this year. We have lovely facilities including an indoor arena, walker and fantastic hacking. Some riding (mainly hacking) is required. All our horses are generally very well mannered, but they are sports horses, so candidates need to have experience with fit competition horses. Ideally I am looking for someone who can already clip, plait and turnout to a high standard. Being able to drive a 7.5ton lorry would be advantageous, but not essential. This is a senior role and I am looking for someone who can share the responsibility of the yard with my head girl in my absence, helping oversee part time staff and ensuring  efficiency and standards are kept up. Predominantly the role is assisting me with the horses daily and coming to shows, so a passion for dressage and attention to detail, really getting to know each horses needs and helping them perform at their best is our ultimate aim. The job is 5 or 6 days per week usually 7.30-5.30 in the summer 7.30-5 in winter where possible. Minimum Requirements 5 days per week High standards of care and turnout – clipping, plaiting, bandaging Passionate about horses! An interest in Dressage and horse sport Cheerful disposition and ability to work with others Driving license Accommodation details None at present but local accommodation can be sought Benefits Training and some riding for the right candidate lovely working environment travel  
Job Description Grooming position available at a top Polo Club caring for a string of well-behaved patron ponies. A positive, attentive, hardworking individual would suit this role. Previous polo experience is preferred, but willing to teach for the right person.Usual yard duties include exercising and preparing horses for games and chukkas. Accommodation on site if required, competitive wage on offer with the opportunity to stick and ball for the right candidate should they wish.      
Job Description Equine apprentice available at a large renowned Sports Horse Stud and Training Centre. A unique chance to train at one of the top Sports Horse Studs in the UK with full training for Level 3 Senior Groom apprentice qualification. This is an opportunity to train on a large diverse yard whihc as well as the breeding side has liveries, training clinics and competition horses. A good level of riding would be an advantage but a non rider will be considered.  An excellent chance to get on the career ladder with good prospects within the business for progression. Own horse welcome and a chance to compete for the right applicant. This position is for someone who already has a grounding in all stable management  who wishes to progress in an environment which offers a lot of opportunities. Own horse welcome and chance to compete and take add on qualifications. Apprenticeship wages apply Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Self catering shared accommodation with own room free wifi fully fitted and central heated   Benefits Own horse welcome    
A lovely position to join a small dedicated team on a private dressage yard in Stanmore We are looking for someone who will live on-site in lovely accommodation, works to an extremely high standard and can handle fit horses and is happy to turn their hands to all things equine. Accommodation details 2 bedroom cottage with lounge, bathroom, kitchen and small garden.  All utility bills paid.   Benefits A rare 5 day week!  
Job Description Experienced groom required for a family yard in Worcestershire. Seeking a professional, motivated individual (minimum BHSAI) to be solely responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the yard, as well as caring for some small farm animals. You will be responsible for – Ensuring exceptional levels of animal welfare and management are met and maintained Maintaining an efficient, clean and tidy workspace Taking the lead in all aspects of Health and Safety requirements, and ensuring yard rules are met and adhered to Efficient diary planning, including the booking in and assisting with routine vet, dentist, farrier and industry professionals Managing and overseeing part-time members of staff Maintaining clear channels of communication within the team, outside professionals and employers Liaising with the Estate team and operating within the Organic status of the farm Duties include – Mucking out and all yard duties Clipping Trimming Tacking up/untacking – an understanding of Western riding is desirable Tack cleaning Lunging Trailer licence highly desirable.   Minimum Requirements BHSAI   Accommodation details     Benefits    
*Salary iro £25k and accommodation/bills *Lots of riding *Short term contract or permanent position Private Polo Yard and Stud Farm based within 60 Acres is looking for a second person to add to the Team. This is a yard that breeds, trains and competes Polo ponies to a high level. Applicants MUST have experience in the following areas : Handling broodmares, foals & stallions Some assisting with foaling Backing and breaking a bonus(experience ideal not necessary) Clipping, trimming, grooming etc to a very high standard. Competent rider ability to start polo ponies and school on plus able to hack out fit horses and youngsters, and to do fast work and assist with breaking and backing of homebred youngstock. 7.5t lorry driver a must to transport horses to matches etc Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. Super working environment, and excellent facilities. This is a relatively new set up and you will have a fab opportunity to be involved with this exciting new development of this up and coming facility. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job job will involve normal yard duties as well as involvement of riding/ exercising the event horses getting horses ready for an event clipping tidying horses up and presenting them to a high standard. Possibility of riding at competitions for right candidate! We have a livery yard so the successful candidate will need to manage the yard if owners are away. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Timber lodge on site   Benefits    
Job Description Normal daily yard duties mucking out feeding turning in and out, grooming and exercising. We are based on a livery yard so the successful candidate will require to be the point of call when I am not about, they will need to be confident handling young horses and will be required to work on there own and in a team. Riding is not essential lunging and long reining can be an alternative although being able to ride would be an advantage. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions. Turning horses out and grooming at a competition. I have a 7 year old child the odd time you may be required to entertain them ( especially if schools stay shut )   Minimum Requirements Require to keep do the yard duties to a high level and work alone to organise the day around exercising horses and every day duties.   Accommodation details timber lodge accommodation and bills will be worked into the salary package that is offered     Benefits pets / horse a possibility to bring. Depending on riders experience there may be the opportunity for my riding / competing as there is approx 10 competitions horses and also the opportunity again depending on candidates if they have there own horse to take along training/ to competitions.      
Job Description We are a small friendly family run stud & therapy centre looking a lead team member.  Capable of working with stallions, broodmares and therapy ponies, the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, hard working and capable of working to high standards.  Happy to work alone/sole charge and as part of a team and work alongside children/adults with physical/special needs within the therapy centre.  No particular qualifications are needed for the RDA work, training will be given but must be friendly, polite and happy working with children/adults and family members/carers. Minimum Requirements Ideally previous experience within the equine industry     Accommodation details sorry no accommodation     Benefits Good wage lovely facilities opportunity to train as a RDA coach    
Job Description Show groom, be able to ride and turnout to a high standard, travel to all the shows. At home general yard duties, show prep (trimming, clipping, bathing etc) and riding, must be competent around and riding youngsters. There will be competing for the right person on some of the countries top up and coming show horses. Minimum Requirements Capable with riding and schooling  young horses. High standard of turnout a must   Accommodation details Potentially available for one person with no pets   Benefits Rides in the ring for the right person  
*£360 – £450 per week depending on experience and qualifications *Accommodation with bills paid Short Term (Temporary) Groom/Rider required to join the team at an international event yard in Wiltshire. You will need to work well within a team but also be able to take sole charge at times when needed. The role entails all usual yard duties, including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, physiotherapy and nutritionists and other professionals etc. Use of therapy tools, magnetic/vibrating floors, solariums, specialist rugs, as well as regular training from physiotherapist on stretching and in-hand work. You will need to be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit, quality event horses. Exercise riding is required. Very nice accommodation is provided, with a shared kitchen and lounge with en-suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
We are currently seeking a Modern Apprentice/SVQ Trainer/Assessor.  The successful candidate will be based at Campus in Cupar, Fife as part of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department within the North Faculty of the college. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of preparing teaching material and assessing Modern Apprenticeship students up to level 6 in Horse Care. The role will require on-site assessment visits across Scotland and a clean driving licence is therefore essential. The role requires the candidate to: Be an active and engaged member of the Equine Team. Have a student-focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment. Preparation of practical activities. Delivering practical tuition and assessments to a high standard. Conducting student assessments in accordance with Awarding Body standards. Maintaining appropriate records of teaching and assessment. Maintaining appropriate records of attendance. Attending internal and external meetings as required. Updating of personal skills and qualifications. Contribute to checking the validity of assessment against the performance criteria being assessed, as part of SRUC’s quality assurance internal moderation processes. Actively engage in quality enhancement and communication strategies and their associated procedures. Actively engage in performance management processes. Develop and maintain links with relevant industry contacts in their curriculum area. Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II). BHS SVQ Assessor. L&D 9Di (Previously A1). WBL assessor (or progress towards these qualifications) You should possess a good knowledge of BHS QA procedure and requirements and a thorough knowledge of equine care and husbandry. You should have appropriate and proven experience in delivery and assessing of work-based learning – including teaching and assessing experience in riding and practical equine husbandry to students from a range of different backgrounds and experience levels. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.  
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
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 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 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    
🙂 Based Bath/Bristol/Swindon end of Badminton Park 🙂 *Package £450PW *Accommodation available (partner welcome/1 bed)  *Dog welcomed *Lots of riding and full access to the Park 🙂 Lovely position for an experienced Groom/Rider who loves the Hunting scene with some showing also done also. This is a busy and varied role which would never be boring. but you would need stamina and to love the disciplines involved. The yard has some colts and other homebred youngsters plus ex-racers so the post really needs someone experienced handling these type of horses. Turnout to a good standard for hunting field and show ring essential. Lots of riding including some hunting opportunities.  Small but professional team. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730  or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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