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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) within 2 months of you starting work with them.
  • 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 £3.90 per hour (April 2019-April 2020)
      • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in their first year of an apprenticeship can be paid at least £3.90 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 Looking for a full time junior groom Looking for a Groom to work as part of our existing team. You will be working on a friendly, professionally run private livery yard that caters for all, from retired to competition horses and all horses are given the 5 star treatment that we pride ourselves on. You will be expected to be professional at all times, maintain high standards that we have worked hard to achieve. You will also need to be reliable, hardworking, flexible, punctual, friendly and happy to work in a team. Opportunities will be available to prepare horses and attend competitions. We are also offering a Horse Care Apprenticeship for candidates who are interested, which will train you towards a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care. This qualification, which is a work-based, offers a higher commercial and professional standard than College based Diplomas, due to the learning happening within the work place. You will be expected to cover all daily yard duties: Mucking out, turning out and bringing in, changing rugs, filling hay nets  as well as assisting farriers, vets, dentist and other professionals on behalf of our owners. Accommodation details   Benefits    
  * 5/5.5 or 6 day week optional *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom/Rider who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment. You will need to be a capable and confident Rider on the flat and over jumps and able to keep the family horses all going well.  There could be an opportunity to compete and/or bring on younger horses if you are capable and interested but this is optional. The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) The family are looking for someone flexible to be home/away and you must be looking to join them for the long term, on an exciting equestrian journey with 3 young, ambitious daughters and supportive parents who will facilitate these ambitions. The family consists of 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 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Working alongside the FT trainer and yard manager you will enjoy working with a fellow talented Rider and old school horsewoman with very high standards. You will be mature and confident enough to know when to step up when needed and know also, when to step back. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fabulous chance to join a family on their exciting journey through the levels. This could also be your opportunity to prove what you can do as a Rider  whilst being an integral Team member. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description This role is in 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 a practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school. 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 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 a 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 day a week the horse will be done for the the groom, so that they
Job Description *Full time position five day week plus alternate weekends *Self-contained Bungalow (Partner welcome)  *Competitive package *Good facilities We are looking for full time, experienced Stud Groom to work on a lovely family run thoroughbred Stud near Chelmsford. All usual stud duties including turn out, mucking out, vet, farrier, sales prep, using machinery for daily duties and maintenance etc. You should, of course, be capable of all duties to a good standard and be a confident handler of foals and yearlings.
*Accommodation possible *Yard located close to Bath and Badminton *Riders compete from the Stud under the guidance Olympic Gold Medallist and winner of Badminton and Burghley. Well known International Stud is looking for an Experienced Stud Groom & Stallion Handler To work primarily with stallions in a busy DEFRA approved semen collection centre.   Duties include stallion handling, semen collection, exercising and yard work.  There will also the opportunity to work with mares, foals & youngstock.   You must be competent, reliable and able to exercise initiative.  AI Technician’s Certificate desirable.  **Extensive stallion handling experience essential.** Minimum Requirements Extensive stallion handling experience essential.** Foaling/Foal Watch experience would be useful.   Accommodation details Accommodation can be provided if required.
Job Description *Pets welcome *Own horse welcome *Training on own horse/opportunities to go to shows on own horse *Relaxed but professional yard I’m looking for someone who is genuinely keen to learn how to look after horses in the home Environment and how to prepare them for competition.  This person must be responsible enough to take sole charge on occasion whilst working closely with other staff members most of the time   We have a smallish yard of 17 stables. We offer full livery with or without exercise/schooling. Most of my customers are professional people with an interest in competing. My yard and services are based around helping them to achieve their goals. As well as the yard I also run a small B&B which means I need a person who is genuinely happy to work alone. I also compete with my home bred horses who are just coming on. Mostly in dressage at the moment and hopefully show jumping later on. I jump with an older horse that I have, at the moment. Alongside this I also do Retirement livery and youngsters in fields. This is normally small herds of horses living in fields 24/7 but obviously they still need caring for. They are checked twice a day all year round. They are fed in the winter and also sometimes have rug changes. The person that looks after them must be attentive to these needs and be capable of noticing and reporting back when one is behaving oddly or appears unsettled.   So ideally I’m looking for someone who loves horses and is going to be happy to spend their time at home caring for them with their different needs, and supporting training liveries with their competition and training goals. All my Liveries are lovely and enjoy their horses and the social yard environment. In my mind, I’m looking for someone who is cheerful, kind, hard-working, keen to learn about the care of the competition horse from foals through to their senior years. It would also help if candidates were confident, tidy, reliable and self-motivated. There are horses to have lessons on but own horse would probably be beneficial. I am at the moment also looking to take on an Experienced full time Groom Minimum Requirements This is a small yard so the person that takes this job must be happy to share holiday time yard cover. ie: Christmas, Easter, bank holidays. Preferably to live in. Good clean mucking out abilities and tidy yard ethics.   Accommodation details possible available for accommodation…. We have a studio flat type set up within the yard. It has a full kitchen as well as a shower room with wc. There is a separate laundry room with a designated washer dryer for staff use.   Benefits FOR THE RIGHT PERSON: Opportunity to bring their horse. Stable or grass kept. Training available and opportunities to come competing with your own horse. Well behaved cat and hen friendly dog welcome. Preferably smaller size. Regular days/time off
*Accommodation available   *Competitive salary up to £24K pa  *Dog welcome A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Stud Hand to work on a busy, medium sized, family stud. This operation is ambitious with a close knit professional and friendly team. Role includes all normal yard duties, handling of mares, foals, young stock and horses out of training. Previous thoroughbred stud and sales preparation experience preferred. Paid holiday and pension scheme. Driving licence essential. 🙂 Caroline’s comments:) We have placed several staff with these employers over the years and had great feedback. A professional, well run establishment with a family feel. A great place to develop your career and be part of a small welcoming Team. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description We are looking for a Level 2 Apprentice Groom to join our team. The role will include all normal yard duties, some travelling and lunging / riding. Attitude is more important than experience but you will need to be comfortable handling big, fit competition horses. The Apprenticeship Course is a non-riding course, but you will be required to exercise ride and hack out. As an Apprentice Groom you will have a full employment contract, salary and paid holiday etc.   Minimum Requirements Ability and experience handling large fit competition horses Confident rider preferably with some basic dressage training You will need to be able to drive because we are quite remote with no public transport.   Accommodation details Fully furnished and brand new sole occupancy flat with bedroom, shower room, kitchen, living room and a shared garden.   Benefits Gain formal, nationally recognised qualifications in an international dressage yard with lovely facilities and horses.
Job Description We are looking for a groom to join our team. The role will include all normal yard duties, some travelling and lunging / riding. We are looking for someone who is confident handling and riding large, fit competition horses and would be happy to be left in sole-charge of a few of the horses. You should be a team player with a sense of humour and determination. Attitude is more important than experience but it helps if you have worked on a professional yard before. The hours are 7:30am to 4:30pm (with one hour for lunch) five and half days per week and you will need to do two or three late night checks per week. We offer a full contract, full salary and paid holiday.   Minimum Requirements Ability and experience handling large fit competition horses Confident rider preferably with some basic dressage training Ideally some experience working on a professional yard (but not essential for the right person) You will need to be able to drive because we are quite remote with no public transport.   Accommodation details Fully furnished and brand new sole occupancy flat with bedroom, shower room, kitchen, living room and a shared garden.   Benefits Full contract, paid holiday. Salary to be agreed based on age and experience.
*5 day week (Rota for weekends) *Accommodation possible *Pets and own horse possible   Job Description This is a permanent position. 5 day week. Rota for weekends. Minimum Requirements Basic knowledge of horse care.   Accommodation details Live out, or accommodation can be provided, please enquire.   Benefits Accommodation included.  Own horse/dog welcome.  Excellent working conditions. Staff Uniform. Friendly professional yard to kick-start your career within!
Job Description Due to relocation I am looking for a stay-at-home groom. Day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits Opportunity to train with top dressage trainer, lots of riding for the right person. Own horse welcome Moving into the new property August 2019 so if happy to start in July it will be based in Dorset to help pack up and meet horses. Can discuss possible options until settled in.
Job Description An interesting opportunity for persons wishing to get a skills and experience ‘leg up’ and enjoy work experience with training to improve their stable management skills and gain additional skills and experience alongside a very friendly and experienced team and BHS Coach. This is a fabulous professional Livery Yard offering Full, Part, DIY and Field livery to horse owners, where you can work alongside a highly skilled mentor and gain experience on a short term basis.   Minimum Requirements You must be a reasonably competent horse person to start, as we don’t have the scope to train someone from scratch. However, training is available to gain skills like plaiting, show turnout, clipping (autumn/winter), loading and travelling horses, teamwork, how to treat common minor ailments, maintaining routine records, arena care, field and yard management and equestrian organisation management and even math and english if you require any assistance with these skills.   Benefits A unique opportunity to bridge gaps in your skills-set or brush up your existing skills and gain confidence in preparation for seeking a full time permanent rider/groom apprenticeship and full time groom position in the future. This is a legitimate short term training role to add to your CV. Access to group or individual tuition, training or lectures from qualified and/or professional visiting instructors and coaches, Senior Grooms and a BHSI(SM) coach will be made available as required. On successfully completing the short term contract you will have a “Trainee reference” that you may then share with Caroline and The Grooms List Team to help secure your next role or take to future employers!
  Rare opportunity to join an historic estate team with an established but growing Livery business and an exclusive Riding Club. Two experienced grooms required, One for immediate start and one for end Sept. We value excellence in our staff and we will assist and support you where required with training to next level if desired and  accommodation if you are not resident in the Guildford area.   Job description :   All usual livery yard duties including ordering basic requisites when required, recording livery extras supplied and supervisory/mentor roles over young trainee grooms. Some candidates who wish to ride will be given the opportunity to ride wonderful livery horses working in all disciplines and may be given the chance to take part in Riding Club activities. To certain candidates we may also be able to offer the chance to compete some of our own horses in dressage, show jumping, team chasing or BE100 if any of these are within your ability and are of interest to you. We are equally keen to find candidates who would like to totally concentrate on being a top Yard or bottom yard groom to our wonderful livery horses whether you wish to ride or not. We strongly believe that excellence may come to our team in all guises so please do not hesitate to contact us no matter what your abilities or strengths. Please ensure you add “Experienced Groom”  or ” Trainee Groom” when you apply   Minimum Requirements Honesty and integrity are paramount in these roles. We also accept trainee grooms on traineeships so we require very experienced grooms with patience who are good with people and who will enjoy acting as mentors to our young enthusiastic trainees.   Accommodation details Our staff accommodation is close to the stables. Usually a shared cottage with a garden for our staff if required. Accommodation may vary according to your seniority/qualifications/experience.   Benefits Stunning place to work in the centre of a 1000 acre private historic estate near Guildford. Supportive employers who will give you the opportunity to really prove yourself and grow into and beyond your role. Fabulous caring and supportive livery owners who respect our staff and many of whom compete their own horses at varying levels  
Job Description We are a National Hunt yard based within the Exmoor National Park, we have about 40 quality horses in Training for the coming season and we are looking for a new member to join our team.  We currently have a good team of people working for us and require a final member to join us. While racehorse experience is not necessary, we do require somebody who is competent around horses, an experienced rider would be a bonus but somebody who is keen to learn would also be considered. Enthusiasm, and a willingness to work in all weathers goes without saying. The position is full time, which is Monday to Saturday with one Sunday in three, you also have every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon off unless racing, competitive rates of pay, overtime paid and also a percentage of the prize money won by the horses. Your job will include all stable duties plus riding out up to 4  lots per day and will also include the opportunity to go racing. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details shared accommodation available   Benefits    
*Horse/dog/partner welcomed * IRO 2000 euros pcm and accommodation included in the package. Fixed period contract available (reviewed at the end of first season) for an experienced Groom/yard manager/Rider (Knowledge of hunting/show jumping ), who is required to assist with 4 Irish and French hunt & SJ horses, (one a former steeple chase champion) on a beautiful 18th century french yard in the Loire valley. The Loire valley and its chateaux have charmed visitors for centuries. Their ornate architecture, elaborate decoration, and lavishly planted gardens, were designed to impress. You would need to enjoy a family atmosphere – there are other people working on the farm and on the estate and numerous English people living in the surrounding area. Duties required: Riding each horse every day.Riding is mostly exercise work but you should be capable of keeping a horse going well. No jumping required. Grooming including plaiting and clipping & tack cleaning Cleaning the tack room, maintaining the stables (some painting from time to time), polishing hunting boots, cleaning truck or trailer, etc Driving to the hunt (twice a week during season) and taking care of the horses after the day. Must be able to drive a 3.5t lorry to the meet and back which on some occasions involves a rather long day. Time off in lieu given on non hunting days . The same requirement for show jumping shows  (from May till end of June) CSI 1* and National shows Working Hours/days. 5/5.5/6 days optional.  35 hour week neg. Non hunting days Yard starts at 7.30am/break from 12:30 – 3:30 pm General  Smoker OK Facilities: 18th century estate with stables from the same period several meadows on the estate and the horses are given turnout No menage available so all ridden work out and about. Remuneration IRO 2,000 € / month max. depending on experience. Accommodation is included in the package. Accommodation There is some choice on accommodation – on site (an apartment over the stables) or in town 2-bedroom flat in the little town of Loches (a nice medieval city just 5 km away which has shops and bars etc). 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Great job for the genuine Francophile and promises variety and interest. Probably worth investigating prior to application for those who don’t know, the types of hunting that go on in the region, as may not suit everyone. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Trainee / Apprentice / Junior Groom or Groom/Rider required for busy professional event yard in Gloucestershire. Riding is entirely optional. Chance to groom at competitions. Some sole charge required at times that the team is away competing. Part-time or full-time hours available. Minimum Requirements Must be hard-working and capable of handling fit event horses. Experience working with horses in a competition environment is preferred.   Accommodation details Live out. However, there is somewhere for you to stay overnight ahead of early starts and on late finishes on show days.   Benefits Training available and plenty of riding opportunity dependent on capability. Own horse / dogs welcome.  
Job Description groom/Rider required for private hunting yard in Rutland a competent capable person to work with quality homebred horses. A varied job, mares foals, youngsters /competition horses in the summer and hunters in the winter. Applicant to be a good rider and capable of plaiting clipping and turning out to a high standard. Driver of a 7.5 tonne lorry a bonus, Excellent facilities, school walker and fantastic riding. Cosy flat and a good wage.
Job Description Experienced and hard-working groom/rider required for the Hampshire yard of international breeding, producing and competition team Vardags Equestrian. Mucking out, daily exercise, grooming, day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of tack and yard, preparing horses for competitions and grooming for riders there, administrative tasks, some care of dogs and cats at farm for holiday cover, some overnight travel and possibly some international travel. Six days per week. Minimum Requirements Full, clean, English driver’s licence, fluent spoken and written English, right to work in the UK, quality equestrian experience with good references. Accommodation details Newly equipped, modern studio apartment in stable yard.   Benefits    
Job Description *Salary negotiable *Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks.  Experience with horses and helping a person who uses a wheelchair, (some personal care).  Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required   Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
Job Description *Salary negotiable * Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks.  Experience with horses. Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required Minimum Requirements Ride Safe Certificate Horse Care Teaching experience Able to train young ponies Driver Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
*5 day week (Rota for weekends) *Accommodation available *Pets and own horse welcomed   Job Description This is a permanent position. 5 day week. Rota for weekends. Minimum Requirements AI or similar.  Previous experience teaching and experience working on a yard necessary.   Accommodation details Self contained furnished bed sit.   Benefits Accommodation included.  Own horse/dog welcome.  Excellent working conditions. Staff Uniform. Escorting hacking round beautiful countryside.
*Good cottage accommodation available on site *Days accompanying horses to the racecourse *Pets welcomed *Overtime paid Job Description Work rider, stable lad/lass to join an enthusiastic, friendly team in a successful National Hunt/ Point to point yard. Minimum Requirements All stable duties. Capable rider able to ride work and exercise racehorses. Opportunity to school and hunt for suitable applicant   Accommodation details Good cottage accommodation available on site     Benefits Working with a small team with opportunities to learn and improve. Days accompanying horses to the racecourse  
*No Bills *Own horse welcome (foc) *Lessons and training available *Salary £300-£350 pw *5.5 days a week *Possibility of hacking if good enough 7.30 start -finish by 4.30/5pm Full Time Junior or apprentice Groom required to work as part of a team responsible for the day to day care and maintenance of the horses.The role includes all normal yard duties: mucking out, feeding, grooming the horses, tacking up, tack cleaning, washing off, turning out and bringing in. Basic first aid & ability to clip a bonus – but not essential. 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, kitchen, large living room, centrally heated, clean, on-site staff accommodation This is a fab opportunity to work with some very nice horses in a beautiful part of the country and to work alongside very knowledgeable, dedicated horse people. Minimum Requirements Driving license as we are situated 2 miles from the nearest town. Cheerful, enthusiastic and the ability to work with horses.   Benefits The opportunity to work with some very nice horses in a beautiful part of the country. Training available for the right person. To work alongside very knowledgeable, dedicated horse people. Own horse welcome for the right candidate along with training and lessons. NO LONG HOURS WORKED. 5 and half day week. Full contract Clean, smart accommodation Possibility to do some competition grooming at one day and stay away shows. We can also offer the opportunity to gain NVQ qualifications with a recognised apprenticeship provider  
Job Description International Event Yard and Stud. We are looking for a confident and reliable groom to join our young, fun, hardworking team. Must be confident hacking and galloping fit competition horses. Able to clip, plait (with thread), pull manes and tails (although training and the opportunity to practice can be provided) An HGV licence is preferred but happy to consider someone with lorry driving experience and a desire to obtain an HGV licence in the future. An interest in stud work an advantage as the job will involve the handling of mares, foals and stallions. Purpose built accommodation, own bedroom with large shared kitchen, 2 bathrooms and living room. Owner/manager and family on site. This is a fun and varied role, with lots of opportunity to learn and progress in the industry for the right person.    
Job Description We currently have either 2 part time or one full time position available. Fridays and Saturdays need to be filled first, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be filled after. The 5th day will be added as and when the position becomes full time. We are a small, family run and friendly riding school and are looking for an honest, reliable, self-motivated and responsible individual to join the team. Duties would involve giving riding lessons to adults and children, taking out hacks, general yard and field duties, horse care and stable management, as well as taking telephone and email bookings. We are a growing business, so the job will become more varied and exciting as time goes on, and part time can will become full time for the right person, if you want it of course. We have recently begun two new ventures – carriage driving and a 24 hour horse riding and camping experience, and pub rides – I would like our new recruit(s) to be a part of this. We are professional and take our work seriously, although we do like to have fun as you can see from the photos. Experience of working with horses and riding to a suitable level is required, but training can be provided for all other duties. Must be honest, reliable and self-motivated.   Please get in touch with Frances via email to arrange an interview / trial day.   Minimum Requirements Qualifications and/or experience of working with horses plus riding to a suitable level. Experience of teaching riding lessons and taking out treks an advantage, but we can provide training. Must have own mode of transport. Towing license is a bonus but not essential. Carriage driving qualifications would be a huge bonus, but again, not essential.   Accommodation details No on-site accommodation currently available, although may be in future.   Benefits We are open to discuss flexible working arrangements. Opportunities for days out hunting, fun rides, show jumping etc. Training courses will be funded by ourselves for the right individual, such as towing license, HGV, pesticides license etc. Plenty of barbecues, summer and winter. Anything else can be discussed in 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. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress though the levels at BE. A 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.    
*5 days a week * First BHS exams paid for whilst studying for the apprenticeship. *Course duration 12-18 months (min 12) *Opportunity to compete Subject to an interview and eligibility assessment day here with us you could be offered an apprenticeship to study a level 2 or 3 horse care diploma. You will be working 5 days a week. On-site training will be 6-8 hours a week minimum 20% of your working week, which will be a combination of various learning opportunities consisting of; – Riding – Practical and Theory Stable management sessions – Lesson teaching and observations – Veterinary/ physio / Spa/ farrier / Saddler experiences. – BHS exam preparations and many more. Your/our official apprenticeship provider will come out to see you every 4-6 weeks to provide you with course work and make regular assessments of your progress. The course time is 12-18 months (min 12)   Employment. Pay is National apprentice rate per hour, employed contract and 28 days holiday per annum. Wwe will pay for your first BHS exams whilst you are studying the apprenticeship. These exams are provided dependant on your progress and exam dates but ideally we like you to be aiming to gain your BHS stage 1+2 Complete, and Stage 2 Teach in the first year of the apprenticeship. Being a valued member of the team you will also have an opportunity to compete on our horses in our onsite members events throughout your apprenticeship. Accommodation – On site, only provided to over 18’s. One Single bedroom, with shared bathroom and kitchen area. No accommodation or utility fees are required if you are a registered apprentice here with us. All Applications with a current CV are to be emailed    
*Lots of teaching work *Accommodation available *Own horse welcome *5 days pw Full time Instructor  vacancy   We are looking for an experienced, reliable, Full time person to join our friendly team with a minimum of STAGE 2 TEACH.   The successful candidate will need to have a good range of teaching skills, and be keen to teach all ages and abilities. Have some proven industry experience, great interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor is essential! You will be required to build a good rapport with our clients and play an important role in bringing their equestrian aspirations to life.   Lots of teaching work will be available, as well as general yard duties for both livery and riding school horses. As a key member of a Strong team of instructors, you will be required to work alongside these valuable members of the existing team and bring something fresh to the team and compliment them.   You will be coming to join a sort after position of being able to work and train with our very popular BHSII Yard Manager and our BHS Stage 5 Coach . So good team work skills and a willingness to learn new skills and move up the BHS teaching pathway is essential.   Quob Stables runs a very well attended pony club and riding school, we also host a range of equestrian events such as BSJA and British Dressage.   Required Key Skills;   Riding First-Aid – training dates available Schooling Teaching Exercising People Skills Required Areas Of Expertise Flatwork Hacking   Basic accommodation available if required. Own horse on livery welcome DBS check will be required for the successful candidate. Position to start as soon as possible. To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter with some teaching history and what days of the week you could possibly provide.  
*IRO £420pw +accomm & utilities *Dog welcomed *Chance to shine in your career! Home Yard manager/Groom required to run an International show jumping yard very close to Hickstead required would suit those wanting to step up to the very top level or someone wanting to step sideways and not travel too much any more or just someone who wants to be Home Yard based You will be required to provide top-level home support for two well-known Riders who produce and sell top quality horses, as well as train and mentor all levels of riders. Competing on the National and International circuit as well as sourcing, producing and selling some top international horses both for the company and for clients and investors, this is a busy and highly professional environment. You will need to be charming with horses and people! 😉 The successful applicant will have performance horse yard/horse management experience at a med/high level. You will need to be able to demonstrate initiative, reliability and team leadership skills as well as to be able to work within the Team to support a positive and constructive environment. Ideally, you would be interested in the show jumping as a discipline too. New build international SJ stables VERY close to Hickstead. Only 20 minutes away from Gatwick Airport in West Sussex. Facilities include: 22 large stables (12×12) with rubber matting and automatic water drinkers and windows in brand new purpose build brick stabled barn. Waterproof lighting made to measure rubber matting in each stable. International sized all weather jumping arena with sand and fibre with an underfloor watering system to give the horses the BEST footing available. Full set of show jumps including open water All weather lunge arena again with the same surface Horse walker with anti-slip paving that is undercover Grass jumping paddock with derby style fences, three purpose built banks. Fitness fields- 10 acres 17 acres of all year round turnout split into larger and smaller paddocks, including x6 stallion paddocks 3 x rubber matted Wash bays with solariums/ cross ties/ all with hot and cold water Alarmed tack room x 2 Feed room Office with kitchen with hot and cold water and bathroom/ cloakroom Boot/ hat room with heating Rug Room Tack trunk/ storage area Horsebox parking area with hook up On-site accommodation for staff and pupils wishing to stay and train- self-contained apartments with bathroom, kitchen, living area 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This role would suit a professional capable of managing the day to day goings on a top-level competition yard and happy not to be travelling with the riders. Best of everything for clients, you, the horses and the Team  To apply please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Career opportunity – Could consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity. * Salary IRO £21K neg. *Live out or live in   Full Time/ Part Time Yard Manager/Assistant Manager (trainee) required by a very successful Hanoverian dressage stud which breeds & produces quality British-bred dressage horses using top German bloodlines, is now looking for a hands on team player to be the owner’s right-hand person running the yard on a daily basis. You will work closely within a Team and alongside vets, physios, farrier etc. and manage the work of the team. Would consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity and training will be provided.     Ideally you will have experience of yard management, competition horses mares and young stock and you will be able to lunge/clip/turnout/handle young stock/muck out. Great opportunity for an existing Yard Manager or Grooms with basic performance horse or stud experience & who wish to have the best skills development training. Must be bright, have initiative and possess a good work ethic. Ideally interested in the world of breeding/performance horse training & development.   Whilst exercise riding could be available if you would like and are competent to do, this is primarily a non riding role with the focus being on Yard/Team/Horse management. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Now this is a position which is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who loves Dressage and wants to ‘step up’ and be involved in the management of a yard. Whilst you will be expected to roll up your sleeves and help with the day to day, you will work closely with the yard owner as her right hand person to keep things running as they should whilst she there and when she is away. At the top of their game, the standards are high and you will have to reach those in reasonable time, but there isn’t often an opportunity like this for advancement. If you are already doing the job at this level, then there is an opportunity to do this PT or to bring your skills to the table and add to this Team who are already enormously successful but poised for even greater things in the future!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Assistant to trainer for up and coming yard in Knowle, Solihull All necessary racing yard experience required Riding out included Live-in luxurious house with owner Some domestic duties required Minimum Requirements All necessary racing yard qualifications required Must have at least five years experience working in a racing yard Mature attitude, looking for long term position Must be able to work on own initiative but as part of a small team too   Accommodation details En-suite room in owner’s luxurious home. Shared living space with owner.   Benefits Remuneration package to be agreed but proposed salary circa £20k
*Salary up to £26k pa (depending on experience) *Accommodation provided *5-6 day week negotiable *Pets a possibility *Plenty of riding *Opportunities to hunt/compete! Seeking an experienced Groom/Rider to head the team caring for 6 top-class performance horses, who regularly compete in a variety of disciplines. Some sole charge required. Excellent, top-level show turnout skills are a must! 🙂 Trailer or lorry licence an advantage. 🚛 ✔ Super facilities to work in, with every mod con you could imagine to ensure the very best for the horses in your care. ✔   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A fantastic job for someone experienced with at least 3* competition horses. Plenty of riding, although this is secondary to the yard management aspect. Naturally, the employer expects high standards, and in return you receive excellent pay and opportunities to compete and hunt as well.  Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team, quoting job reference JL40845, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Own horse considered *Live in or out *Fabulous career opportunity for someone wanting to step up *Package IRO £400 neg Accomplished 3 star level eventer who competes home and abroad is looking for a key new Team member. Outside the eventing season the Rider also pre-trains, (specializing in the breaking and preparing of thoroughbreds for Flat and National Hunt race training). There maybe exercise riding but this is not essential . You will need to be an experienced and capable Groom able to manage the Team when the Rider is away and manage ‘the dynamic’ between the Team and the Rider and his clients maturely . You should be hands on by nature able able to pitch in with all usual daily duties to a high and professional standard. Situated in Gloucestershire countryside, surrounded by quiet lanes and orchards .Superb transport links to all areas of the UK :Quiet but easily accessible location. Very good facilities:60m x 35m All weather arena/5 horse walker/Hot water wash /Full set of show jumps/Ideally located for major equestrian facilities and events/Enclosed, high fenced 35m x 60m arena/turnout and schooling pens/Small individually post and rail fenced turnout/Excellent quiet lanes and orchards for hacking. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This could be a great opportunity to step up into from a no 2 position in a sport horse/performance horse yard into a yard management role or you will already be doing this job. Varied and active this is a professional Team who move at a fast pace and to a high professional level.  Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Partner welcomed *Dog welcomed *Live in or out *Standard stud hours, with alternate weekends being worked *Four weeks holiday plus bank holidays *Negotiable, competitive salary & discretionary bonus scheme. Beautiful yard adjoining the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty on the Gloucestershire Wiltshire border is seeking a full-time thoroughbred Stud Hand. You would be required to work alongside an experienced stud manager at a small family-owned commercial stud farm foaling at home and prepping foals for sale. 🙂 Thoroughbred Stud experience essential but less experienced candidates who are keen to learn or experienced people who can slot into the role would be considered 🙂 Stud has around ten permanent broodmares, their foals, a couple of yearlings etc. also have some resting racehorses which come for their holidays once or twice a year. The family also have two ponies that they may need occasional assistance with. Helpful if you are qualified and able to drive a small box but not essential, training can be arranged. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This role would suit someone who understands life on a small TB stud – ie very busy times with foal prep etc and very quiet times when all the horses are turned out and staff have to be handy with a strimmer/mower instead!  Best of facilities and a very professional but relaxed family environment. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £19- £20K pa *Live out (GL56) *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities if you are interested.   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard close to the GL56 postcode. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family children and grandchildren ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally but not essentially, light enough to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies 🙂   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun live out role with some flexibility on days and hours if required.  Please call Caroline and 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.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
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.  
**We are adding to our Team!** Lots of great changes have taken place here and we are now looking to add to the team! We are still busy with our work in the racing industry externally at trainers’ yards and at racecourses but we no longer take in racehorses on remedial / behavioural programmes.  So our work now  focusses on : Rehoming ex-racehorses Producing competition horses for showjumping, dressage, eventing Post operative rehabilitation, retirement livery and holiday grazing for racehorses Natural Horsemanship courses offering hands-on training for owners building on their relationship with young horses We are looking for a confident, experienced rider for this and riding our own horses!  This is an excellent opportunity to join our team! Duties will include riding horses in our indoor round pen, trotting ring, gallops and around the village.  Additional duties will include assisting our grooms during morning & evening stables, dressing horses over, putting horses on and off the horse walker, turning horses in and out, tacking up and various other duties. Full details available on request. Minimum Requirements We are looking for experienced, confident riders.  We take safety very seriously and have excellent facilities but experience is essential!  It’s not about crazy horses – some are young and very green so need a good rider to teach them and give them confidence! This is a full time position from 07.30hrs – 17.00hrs Monday to Saturday each week.  During staff holidays or busy times the occasional Sunday may be required with an alternative day off as mutually convenient. Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates needing to bring dogs to the yard. Subsidised grass livery for own horses is available. Benefits Salary according to age & experience, 6 day week with 28 days holiday.  Corporate clothing provided and assistance with NVQ training with our Learning Provider.
*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  
*First class, private accommodation available *Partner welcomed *5 day week Situated in a county which is central in the UK we have a position which would suit an experienced Equestrian person who is mature and secure enough in their own skills to be able to step up when required. You must be equally relaxed about working alongside a handson, knowledgeable owner, so you also need to know when to step up and step back! This is a fabulous opportunity for a long term role combining some traditional yard management /Grooming/Riding duties with some optional ‘country living’ job responsibilities. Ideally, you will have had at least 5 years experience in the industry and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, (dog and house sitting etc optional)You should be capable of all grooming duties (plus clipping), happy to hack out and do canter work with fit horses when required. Excellent equine first aid skills also essential. This is a fabulous opportunity to live in first-class private accommodation either on your own or with a partner. Trailer license & 7.5 Tonne a real bonus Owners have a very well trained young German Shepherd who will need some care when owners are away so you need to be comfortable with the breed, but she is very people friendly and this aspect is secondary and optional. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a wonderful long term role for the right person . Owners want to spend more time away from their home and are really looking for someone who can seamlessly keep an eye on things and manage their home,yard  and beloved animals until their return but be  mature enough to take a step back when the owner is around.  Please contact Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5630 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Dog a possibility * Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3 star level eventer, competes home and abroad, is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Attitudes and an interest in the sport is more important than heavyweight experience. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Groom or Groom/Rider with HGV required for professional Show Jumping yard on the Bucks/Oxon borders   Flexible days and hours – would suit someone who wanted some free time eg to study Excellent single accommodation provided 3 bed cottage available for a couple Good salary according to age and ability Dog and own horse a possibility Competition Grooming if you want to Riding is optional HGV licence is required (to drive a 6 horse + living)   A fantastic opportunity for a cheerful, enthusiastic person to join an experienced professional team looking after 10 horses in work, including Grade A showjumpers, young racehorses and 5 retired horses. This is a relaxed but professional team, with horses competing at top national and international shows. You have the opportunity to ride if you want to, and bringing your own horse/dog is a possibility. Excellent single accommodation is provided and couples accommodation is available. Bringing your own horse/pet is a possibility. HGV licence is required! (to drive a 6 horse + living). CV and references essential.  
Job Description Live in trainer required for an up and coming yard in Knowle, Solihull. The yard has great facilities and we currently have four horses at varying stages in their careers, with the capacity for more based upon the trainer’s performance. The applicant must be self motivated, hard working and capable of working in a team. Responsibilities to include: – Setting and overseeing the care, feeding and horse health policies for the organisation. – Managing staff, including hiring staff and adhering to employment legislation. – Planning and implementing a training and fitness programme for each horse, including riding them    yourself wen required. – Overseeing each horse’s fitness work on the gallops and schooling through starting stalls or over          hurdles and fences. – Assessing horses’ ability for potential races. – Planning race entries, pre-and post procedures and selecting and appointing suitable jockeys to   runners. – Completing racing documentation including passports, licences, stable passes, entries and   declarations. – Accompanying horses to races. – Liasing with owners and connections. Minimum Requirements Skills and personal qualities required: – Excellent horse management skills. – A natural flair and a thorough knowledge of training racehorses. – Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. – A sound knowledge of business and financial management. – An understanding of employment legislation. – A full understanding of the British Horseracing Authority’s orders, instructions and rules of racing.   Accommodation details To be advised upon expression of interest   Benefits Package negotiable for the right person  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*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. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
🙂 Previous Groom employed for  27 years! 🙂 *Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from £400/£450PW 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 :Rider/horse/stable duties. There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. Client is German and is planning to stay in the UK long term (Brexit allowing) but a position would be available at the current yard for the right applicant should this not go according to plan! or they could go to work at the family yard in Germany if open to that. 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 along side  a legendary Rider/Trainer and his 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 Looking for a team member to join or small friendly team, preparing event horses and scurry ponies on a private competition yard, to include all yard duties, no carriage driving experience needed an interest in driving would be preferable. Minimum Requirements Previous experience on a yard Able to work as a team and occasionally take sole charge       Accommodation details Shared accommodation with own bedroom 3 bed property shared with 1 other     Benefits Good rate of pay All food/laundry/cleaning products paid for WiFi and bills included 28 days paid holiday Close to local shops/ amenities and town center        
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@thegroomslist.co.uk      
Job Description 🙂 Situated in the thoroughbred heartland of Ireland, with easy access to all the main stallion farms, leading veterinary support, as well as road, air and ferry transport routes. 🙂 Yearling Sales Prep opportunity at a well established Irish Stud for a hard-working person with a good level of horsemanship. Previous experience of sales prep an advantage, but not essential. The successful candidate will be able to handle yearling colts and work well in a busy industrious team. 350 acres of prime stud land with top class facilities such as the modern American Barns, Horse Walker, Lunge Rings and Stud Railing throughout.   Accommodation details Accommodation is available if required.   Benefits Salary will vary depending on experience.  
Preparations for a very exclusive horse auction in the south of the Netherlands are in full swing. 2019 is the sixteenth edition and it promises to be a great equestrian spectacle again! The entire week prior to the auction is all about glitter, glamour, luxury and entertainment but the week of the auction itself is fast paced, hard work and an amazing opportunity to gain an invaluable insight.   We are looking for grooms to join our happy and motivated team from 1st October until the end of November 2o19. We specialize in horses at all levels ranging from unbroken up to Grand Prix. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and become part of this iconic event. Succesful applicants will receive comfortable accommodation on site and a competitive salary.       
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    
*Live in or out *IRO £350/£400 neg *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Opportunity for some competition Grooming Experienced Groom required to work within a team to a very high standard on this international dressage yard. Essentially a non riding position (maybe some hacking if capable), so really would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities. Keen Team player required who will be excited to work in a world class establishment. Purpose built International Dressage facilities:Indoor/outdoor schools, wash downs, walker, lots of well kept post and rail turnout paddocks etc Pls Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Fun, friendly family yard looking for reliable live out Groom/Rider to share very manageable workload  with one other. Other staff also employed who have been with the family for many years. Should be capable of sole charge. Busy owner hunts with the Beaufort  2x a week during the season (for a couple of hours each time on average) and does various other activities with horses the remainder of the year. No summers off for these horses but all done in a relaxed manner with love of the horses at the forefront . Owner works away a lot so Grooms must be reliable, trustworthy and conscientious. Yard based on a 100 acre Organic farm with some mini pigs and mini donkeys also. Must be someone flexible to duties, willing to muck in and out and easy to get along with. Must be capable of all duties to a good standard. Do call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
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

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

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