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About Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs

About Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs

Ever wondered who and what Freelance Grooms are, or considered setting yourself up as a Freelance Groom? Did you know that according to British Grooms Association guidelines there is no such thing as Freelance Groom jobs? So how does it all work? In this week’s article, Emily has put together a go-to guide of facts and info and some of the real considerations that Freelance Grooms or anyone wanting to become a Freelance Groom should be aware of, not to mention some of the semantics associated with this title which can really matter when it comes to employment law and the taxman.

Over to you Emily!

Caroline

 


What are Freelance Grooms and how do I become one?

by Emily Taylor

The appeal of a working life flitting from yard to yard, meeting many, many new horses (and people of course!) is understandable but is this perception realistic?  Here I will attempt to give you an overview of freelance grooming – the ins and outs and pros and cons in a nutshell…

 

What’s the difference between Freelance Grooms and other Grooms?

As discussed in our article The difference between employed, self-employed and Freelance Grooms, the legal difference between Freelance Grooms and other Grooms is their employment status – Freelance Grooms are self-employed, and self-employed grooms are referred to as being “freelance” – other Grooms are employed (on the payroll). Freelance Grooms work as independent service providers, in the same respect as a Farrier, and Equine Dentist or an Equine Massage Therapist. This means that Freelance Grooms don’t have employers and don’t have a job per se – they are their own boss. Instead, the person who would ordinarily be a Groom’s employer is a Freelance Groom’s customer/client.

 

How do Freelance Grooms Work?

Freelance Grooms can work in a variety of scenarios and quite often will have regular clients, however it is important to note that if they regularly work for the same person the relationship must be one of “client” and “freelancer” – not employer and employee. For example the freelancer should have more than one client, and therefore would tell a client that they were not available to attend on a certain day rather than ask for a day off.

Freelance Grooms advertise their services and their availability locally, and they also register with an agency like The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment to advertise their services and find work opportunities. Register as a Freelance Groom now.

 

Freelance Grooms can offer a range of equine services to all sorts of equestrian establishments, from private horse owners to commercial yards. To give you an idea of what this might include:

  • Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - Helping during busy timesHoliday cover for a private horse owner or yard owner.
  • Replacing a groom on holiday or sick leave from a professional or commercial yard.
  • “Extra pair of hands” cover for random busy periods that don’t require an additional member of staff full time permanently.
  • Competition grooming at big shows which require an extra pair of hands or a specialist show groom.
  • Emergency cover when a permanent groom injures themselves and needs down-time to recover.
  • Emergency cover to assist with taking a horse to the veterinary hospital
  • To cover a permanent groom’s days off.
  • To clip horses or prepare horses for shows
  • To train up a novice member of staff.
  • Lunging, long reining, schooling, hacking/general exercising horses.

If a Freelance Groom is good and a client appreciates their demeanour, work ethic, and abilities they will, more often than not, hire that Freelance Groom again in future and recommend them to their friends and associates.

 

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What equipment and provisions do Freelance Grooms use?

On the whole, Freelance Grooms will use the same items as any other groom. However, Freelance Grooms have to think outside of the box when it comes to getting and maintaining work and a regular income, and freelance work comes with added responsibilities.

Things to consider:

 

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - A horse person's carA car

Usually Freelance Grooms will work at a variety of yards over a week or month and, owing to the typically rural location of equestrian establishments, public transport is not a viable option. Having a car, or small van, will be essential for you to be available to a broad client base, to be able to turn up on time, and to be able to take the items you need to perform your duties (spare sets of clean, dry clothes and boots, your riding hat and spare gloves, plaiting kits etc). Using a moped or motorbike may be possible, but probably wouldn’t be ideal.

 

Branded clothing

If you are presenting yourself and your services as a professional business you may wish to consider having clothing that displays your name/business name and, if you have one, your logo. These needn’t cost a lot – if you are buying a new jacket/fleece/beanie you can often buy them directly from suppliers who will embroider/apply your name/logo for a small fee. You’ll feel the bees knees when you rock up to client’s yards with your clean, colour co-ordinated outfit, clearly displaying who you are to yard members and other potential clients.

 

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - Lots of clean clothesSpare sets of clothes…LOTS of spare sets of clothes!

Whether you opt to build up a wardrobe of personalise, branded clothing or not, you need to present yourself well every day. If you are popular and have a regular set of clients who call on you regularly, and especially if you offer emergency cover/services, you need to be prepared at all times. When you are booked to plait or clip a yard-full of horses after a morning mucking out session elsewhere, you don’t want to turn up looking like a scarecrow and wreaking of amonia. If you can quickly change into fresh, clean, dry clothes before travelling to your next yard you will look and feel (and smell) much better. Whilst as a Freelance Groom you may get away with wearing tracky bottoms, an old t-shirt and a pair of trainers, it doesn’t look professional, it doesn’t give the right impression and a lot of clients would find it off-putting.

 

Insurance

As tempting as it is to wing it (“I’ve been around horses for 20 years and not killed anyone yet!“) it really is very important that you get yourself insurance – your clients will expect you to have your own insurance cover. You will need cover for:

  • Loss of income if you are injured or suffer illness – you will not get sick pay as a self-employed person.
  • Medical bills in case you need to seek private medical care.
  • A financial payout in the event that injury or illness prevents you from working with horses again.
  • 3rd party and Indemnity – this is VERY important when you are taking responsibility for other people’s horses. Should you NOT be able to prove that an accident was not your fault you could find yourself liable for huge expenses, in vets fees, lorry/vehicle repair, someone else’s health care, compensation etc.
  • It is crucial as a Freelance Groom that you have an insurance policy that covers you for Temporary Total Disablement.

When you can advertise and tell potential clients that you are fully insured it shows maturity and responsibility, which most potential clients will find reassuring.

British Grooms Association (BGA) insurance memberships (Silver and Platinum) offers affordable and bespoke personal accident insurance which covers you for your loss of earnings.

 

A service agreement

When you are self-employed and performing services for someone else it is highly advisable that you have a written service agreement with each of your clients. This should detail:

  • Your understanding of the task/s in hand
  • Your hourly rate
  • If applicable, anything that is excluded from your hourly rate (e.g. you may charge a flat fee for clipping)
  • Start and finish times each day
  • The start of the period of service and, if applicable, the end of the period of service
  • Who is covering you with insurance (you or your client) and the insurance company’s name.

Speak to the British Grooms Association about drawing up a contract template and everything it should include.

 

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - clipping servicesClippers and plaiting kits etc

If you are good at clipping and/or turning out for shows you may wish to offer these in your list of services, in which case it is a good idea to equip yourself with everything you need for the task. Many clients will have their own clippers, plaiting kits, shampoos and coats glosses etc., but this isn’t a given. If you come fully equipped with good quality products that you are practised with, you will be able to work quickly, efficiently, and produce a finish to the best of your ability. Of course with this comes additional responsibility:

  • Ensure your clippers are kept scrupulously clean, regularly serviced, your blades are sharp, you have spare sets of sharp blades, and that your model of clippers is up to the job. You can’t clip 4 horses in one day with clippers designed for a leisure owner of 1 or 2 horses. Do your homework before investing.
  • Ensure you have bands and thread in all colours, and keep any combs and clips scrupulously clean to prevent cross-contamination between yards (you don’t want the spread of some unpleasant disease being traced back to your show turnout services!)
  • Always ask horse owners before using your chosen brand of clipper oil, or applying any shampoos or coat sprays – they may not think to tell you their horse breaks out in urticaria at the mere mention of baby oil or [brandname] clipper oil, so play it safe and always make a point of telling the owner which products you will be using and gain their express agreement to it.

 

References and Testimonials

Freelance Grooms do need references and testimonials. If a potential client wants to hire your services for, let’s say holiday cover, it’s not unreasonable for them to want to see some evidence of your ability, suitability and reliability beforehand.

 

A Facebook Page

You will need to have somewhere to showcase your services, photographs and testimonials and a Facebook Page is ideal for this. It also gives a point of contact for potential clients to find you and contact you, and serves as useful advertising.

 

A DBS check (formally a “CRB check”)

DBS stands for “Disclosure and Barring Service” and is basically a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’, and it’s available for people living or working in England and Wales. It costs £25 to obtain and you can request one here. As with your CV, references and testimonials, this is extremely benificial to have and show prospective clients.

 

A passport

It may seem an unlikely one, but you never know when you might get the opportunity to travel to an overseas competition, or with a client going abroad for training with a top trainer.

 

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - You have to do paperworkStationary and “office equipment”

Just because you don’t work in a physical office does not mean you are exempt from office duties! You will need to think of your car as your mobile office, and have a space at home to keep your important paperwork. If you are going to be working as a Freelance Groom you need to ensure you are fully aware of your legal responsibilities regarding your income tax and National Insurance contributions. This means doing paperwork!

To give you a basic idea of some of the things will need:

  • Folders and pockets – for keeping your monthly client invoices, and purchase receipts for clothing, equipment, insurance, lunch receipts and even the stationary you’re using to organise your paperwork.
  • You may benefit from having a home printer to print out invoices, agreements and even adverts to put in local equestrian shops and venues.
  • Crisp, clean paper to write or print invoices and agreements on to give to clients.
  • A notebook and pen to keep in your car/bag so you can make notes about any tasks, information, names, numbers, addresses etc.
  • Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - Mobile Phone HolderA phone holder that goes on your belt, so you are always contactable and have your phone at hand in case of emergency. I find the horizontal belt holders good because they don’t bounce about, especially when you’re riding.
  • It might be a good idea to sort yourself out a decent hands free kit for your phone. You don’t want to fail at your freelance venture through clients giving up on you because you never answer your phone, and you also don’t want to get a reputation of always being glued to your phone!

 

Freelance Groom - First Aid Training

A First Aid Kit

Although the majority of yards/horse owners will have their own medical kit there is never any guarantee of it being well stocked. If you are independently looking after other people’s horses you may want to consider carrying some first aid provisions of your own, so you know that you are prepared should you find yourself tackling an illness or injury. It is advisable that you ensure you are knowledgeable about the basics at least. If you are offering your services as a Freelance Groom you need to be confident and competent at recognising common symptoms of an unwell horse and understand the correct course of action to take and when. Our article Understanding a Horse’s Vital Signs will help you understand the very basics.

 

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An HGV Licence

An HGV licence really gives your employment and salary prospects an uplift – a real uplift! You may even have your own horse lorry, BUT you need to ENSURE you are genned up on insurance and any additional licences you might need to legally transport other people’s horses in the owner’s or your own horsebox or trailer. We recommend you speak to Specialised HGV Training to learn the ins and outs of HGV horsebox licensing and driving. While you’re speaking to them, mention The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment and get 20% off any HGV or trailer driving training.

 

What are Freelance Groom Jobs?

Technically there is no such thing as Freelance Groom jobs because Freelance Grooms aren’t employed and don’t have employers. However, sometimes horse owners and yard owners will advertise that they need emergency, holiday or sickness cover so it’s a good idea to set up a Job Alert so you receive an email each time such an opportunity opens your area and is added to The Grooms List.

 

What are the highs and lows of working as a Freelance Groom?

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - Offering plaiting and clipping Services

As with all equine jobs, working as a Freelance Groom has its share of highs and lows and you need to be mindful of these when making this choice of career pathway:

Highs

  • You can have a varied working life, doing lots of different things, gaining new experience and meeting new people.
  • You are your own agent. You are free to accept or reject work with no one to answer to but yourself.
  • You can focus your attention on a specific industry sector, or specialist area (e.g. clipping and competition grooming, riding, or dressage yards).
  • You will earn a higher hourly rate as a Freelance Groom.

 

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - Highs and LowsLows

  • You may earn a higher hourly rate as a Freelance Groom, but you need to source and secure every one of those working hours, every day/week/month.
  • You may earn a higher hourly rate as a Freelance Groom, but you need to account for Income Tax and National Insurance, plus other expenditures that don’t necessarily come with employed groom’s work, so your take-home wage is not all yours to spend!
  • You have no guarantee of work or income. Your income will fluctuate throughout the seasons.
  • You have a big responsibilty regarding bookkeeping, tax and other associated paperwork.
  • You are likely to be more disposable as a Freelance Groom than an employed Groom, so you need to be vigilant with keeping up high standards and presenting a professional image.
  • As you are not an “employee” you are not protected by employment laws and you cannot escalate unresolved issues to an employment tribunal. Instead, your unresolved issues are a “civil matter” and you must take legal action against your client via a solicitor.

 

How much do Freelance Grooms earn?

As a self-employed Freelance Groom the National Minimum Wage laws that apply to employed staff do not apply to you, so the law does not dictate that you must be paid any minimum amount per hour. Your hourly rate is your responsibility alone. However, you need to be very realistic when working out an hourly rate, and the National Minimum Wage for your age is a good place to calculate from. You need to factor in Income Tax, National Insurance contributions, insurance, fuel for travelling to various yards, any expenses associated with additional services you offer (plaiting bands, shampoos and lotions, clipper servicing etc), and not least of all the fact that you are not earning a guaranteed regular income. It is not uncommon for Freelance Grooms to charge between £10 and £20 an hour, depending on their age, experience and the type of equine services they offer.

 

Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs - Who can be a Freelance GroomWho can become a Freelance Groom?

Anyone who is over 18 years old and is competent and capable of caring for horses can be a Freelance Groom. And by competent and capable we mean you must have had plenty of experience caring for horses. Freelance grooming is often a favoured route for established grooms who wish to settle in one area, have their own home and work on a live out basis. These Freelance Grooms are often the most successful and sought after, as their previous experience working as a groom means they are well prepared for working in unfamiliar yards and dealing with unfamiliar horses with no introduction to their characters and foibles.

It is not a viable work option for someone who has simply been for riding lessons as a child, or had loan-a-pony days when they were young, and anyone fitting this description will be better to look for a trainee role in an equestrian establishment and start a career with horses via that route.

When you start accepting contracts from horse/yard owners you must register for income tax with HMRC. You can find yourself in very hot water if you neglect to do this!

 

If you would like assistance and/or advice regarding finding freelance grooms or freelance grooms work opportunities in the equine industry please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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Fantastic Opportunity   We are offering the right person a full time live in position to work at our private yard caring for our horses and join our existing long term team. This position has become available due to our grooms pregnancy and her wish to move back home. Our facilities are second to none and the horses and their welfare are our priority, we have hunters and dressage horses. The accommodation is a barn conversion set in its own grounds, partners and well behaved dog welcome. The successful applicant must have previous industry experience with good references, a driving license and car due to location. All normal yard duties to be undertaken and a good knowledge of equine first aid is a must. Trailer test and 7.5 tonne a bonus.    
*Up to £500pw depending on experience *5/5.5/6 day week negotiable * Accommodation available *Pets considered. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with top class performance horses and enjoys running a yard to 3* level. This is a possibility for an experienced person or someone slightly less experienced but who enjoys working on a yard where they can receive some mentoring but must have a strong desire & drive to do everything to the highest standards. You would be required to look after and help with the riding of  6 top class performance horses who regularly compete at a high level and partake in varied disciplines all year round on a private yard. There could be opportunities to hunt/compete yourself if you have the ability and interest to do so. Working alongside the owners and other yard staff (but you will often be in charge of things and expected to organise, so experience of sole charge essential) you ideally will be someone who is used to working to 3* level. Turnout ability should be excellent and you should be able to plait both manes and tails. Some of these horses compete to HOYS level so someone who actually enjoys the ‘spic and span’ approach would thrive in this role! The yard has all the mod cons you would wish for  to make your life easy! Walker/ Hot wash/Washing machine/ Tumble dryer/ infra Red. Someone who can drive a lorry/tow a trailer would be ideal but not essential. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Equestrian Centre requires live out Groom/Rider. This position is required to join the existing team to assist with day to day horse care tasks and assist with the day to day exercise and training of the horses.  Applicants must have proven experience in the equine industry and the ability to ride horses and ponies.  You will have an enthusiastic and flexible approach and at least 1 year’s industry experience is a must.  A recognised BHS qualification would be an advantage.   Hours: Within a flexible working pattern – shifts available to accommodate alternative commitments.  Could include early and late starts and lone working. The Equestrian Centre is a BHS approved livery yard and riding school exclusively for the use of Stowe School pupils and has twenty stables, an outdoor ménage, cross country course and 26 acres of grazing. Please complete and return the application form below in the “more information” section. Salary will be dependent on experience.   Closing date:  To start ASAP    
Groom/Rider/Person Friday Role *Superb hacking on farm * Opportunity to hunt & one horse to lightly compete if interested*£350-£400pw + accommodation *Dog and horse welcome and partner considered *Previous Grooms remained 4/5 years respectively! Year round position(s) available with a lovely family yard in North Dorset on a well maintained estate. 4 well-mannered hunters require a reasonably experienced sole charge hunt groom for the season and someone to help with family business matters/dog care/light gardening etc out of season, so flexibility key. Competent rider essential with good standards of turnout. Out of season this is a Monday to Friday role, during the hunting season 6 day week. The second role would involve the partner working for the family business and depending on skill set would determine role/responsibilities and remuneration. Helpful to have someone with practical outdoor skills & able to drive and handle diggers etc. but also good communication skills for dealing with the public, use of own initiative, ability to work solo and supervised as required would all be helpful. Do call Caroline & the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
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.    
Job Description We are looking for an experienced groom/rider to join our happy, busy and valued team. We have a mixed yard of event / dressage / para competition horses. A cheerful and enthusiastic team player essential to work with lovely horses. All normal yard duties to include mucking out, feeding, turning in- and out-of field, tacking up, washing off, clipping, plaiting and show preparation. Must be able to turn out to a high standard and enjoy the variety of staying at home and/or travelling to shows nationally and internationally. A confident rider who can help with fitness work and warm up and cool down work in the arena. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Lovely shared cottage on site. All bills included.   Benefits Full time employment with accommodation. 28 days paid holiday. Additional 8% contribution to stakeholder pension. Travel to national and international competitions.  
    **Please Note: This Employer is Out of Office until the 6th March and will respond to your application at the earliest opportunity upon their return 🙂 **   We are adding to our Team! This is an excellent opportunity to join our team to assist in looking after racehorses and our own bloodstock! Duties will include 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 Riding not essential but applications from riders welcome as there is the possibility of riding lead horses and quiet racehorses according to skill & experience. Accommodation details We can offer accommodation on site if required – double room for single occupancy only please and unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates with dogs or cats. 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, Haddon Training.     **Please Note: This Employer is Out of Office until the 6th March and will respond to your application at the earliest opportunity upon their return 🙂 **  
*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. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Enthusiastic, dedicated, adaptable person with a caring attitude needed for Riding Centre & Highland Pony Stud. Must have leadership skills and work as part of a team.  Good Rider with a friendly personality and a good communicator.  Showing experience would be an advantage. *Salary negotiable according to experience * 3 bedroom cottage with small garden as part of the package,  partner and dog welcome, own horse considered. Driver & non smoker essential. CV & 2 references must be provided. Minimum Requirements Teaching qualifications BHS Riding & Road Safety Certificate     Accommodation details House provided.   Benefits    
Applicants MUST have experience in the the following areas : Handling broodmares, foals & stallions Assisting with foaling Clipping, trimming, grooming etc to a very high standard. Be able to drive a 3.5t horsebox Be a competent rider able to hack out fit horses and youngsters, do fast work and assist with breaking and backing of our homebred youngstock. Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. In return we offer a super working environment, and excellent working hours. Experience in polo a bonus. start March/April2019
Job Description T0 help run small private Arabian stud / show yard. Very close to Windsor Great Park. Close to village.   Minimum Requirements Competent in all stable duties, able to work in small team (2 other full time staff, plus part time staff). Enthusiastic, a willingness to learn, sense of humour, Able to take charge in managers absence. Stud work experience not essential, but competent handling skills needed.     Accommodation details Small cosy, self contained flat on private estate, 200yards from the stables. All bills paid     Benefits Good wage dependent on experience. Top class Arabian horses, opportunity to learn and progress in a small happy team. Beautiful private estate, very well situated close to village, and larger towns. London 40 mins by train. Opportunity to ride in Windsor Great Park.    
*£22-24K pa +accommodation *Live in or out *Riding * Small dog considered *Some competition Grooming (to accompany main competition groom to tours and when main comp Groom unavailable) *   Located in North Yorkshire, near York, with some of the finest facilities to allow the highest level of equine care this professional yard produces show jumping horses from talented youngsters to those competing up to 5* international level. Several of the horses are also used as breeding stallions around their competition schedule.   You must be prepared to international competitions and stay away when required. Must have competition horse experience, ideally show jumping. You will be a competent rider, capable of exercising both young horses and experienced competition horses on the flat). HGV ideal but must at least have clean licence and experience transporting horses. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Accommodation available *5 day week *Sensible hours *Dog a possibility Interesting role, recommended by those who know it! Dressage Groom (mostly home and occasional competition grooming required) for Intermediate 1 level rider aiming for Grand Prix. 5/6 liveries also on site  Cheerful happy team to work alongside. This yard breeds performance horses too, so young stock handling experience useful . The position entails usual yard duties plus must be able to communicate well within the team and with the liveries. Training provided but must have some experience of handling and grooming performance horses of all ages & levels Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description We are looking for a motivated reliable person to join our full livery yard team. You will be working on our 5* full livery yard, taking on all daily duties of looking after the horses in our care along side our existing members of staff. The succesful applicant will ideally be at BHS stage 2 level /a confident rider with high standards would be also ideal. Minimum Requirements Working at BHS stage 2 level   Accommodation details available on disscusion   Benefits Further staff training towards BHS examination, work place pension if applicable, weekly pay, cafe on site, excellent facilites  
Job Description We are looking for a new member of staff to join our riding school team as a junior instructor/groom. Working in our BHS approved riding school with wonderful faciliteis and horses. Working with us will allow for you to further your knowledge and to progress with your BHS examinations and carrer. You will be part of our exsiting team with a mixture of teaching a wide range of clients and also working on the yard including some riding. Minimum Requirements BHS Stage 2 teach   Accommodation details Available on disscusion   Benefits Further weekly staff training, work place pension if appicable, weekly pay, cafe on site, excellent facilities  
*Professional but fun environment *Beautiful yard *IRO £350pw negotiable An experienced live out Groom/Rider is required to join a happy team at a private family yard in the Stow-on-the-Wold / Moreton in the Marsh area. The family enjoy Hunting, Show Jumping, and Riding/Pony Club activities. The family children and grandchildren ride and spend time at the yard and there are a few select liveries stabled at the yard too. The ideal applicant will be a team-player with previous experience working as a Groom/Rider, be light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies and will need to be capable of sole charge when necessary. You will be working under a very experienced, friendly Yard Manager to help maintain the high standards of the yard. Lots of ‘fun and frolics’ to be had alongside real professionalism! Please call Caroline Carter and The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The ideal candidate will enjoy being around horses, have a good sense of humour but also be hard working. Polo experience is NOT essential as we can provide all your training. We are a fun, professional yard based in the heart of the Berkshire downs with well behaved horses to handle. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their knowledge in a different field and enjoys travelling. Accommodation, utilities and free WIFI are all included along with a good wage. Duties include; exercising horses, stable management and assisting at polo.      
*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.
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.  
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.  
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. 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   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.  
Senior Dressage Travelling Groom and Home Groom/Exercise rider required, Surrey *Salary up to £30.5K pa plus accommodation *Dog considered *Exercise riding *Accommodation and food all covered when away from base. Fabulous opportunity to be sole charge Groom for 6 lovely Dressage horses who are competed to Intermediate 1 level. Role includes all general yard duties plus organising event entries, getting the horses and lorry ready for competitions, and attending events. Should be confident and capable of exercising and lunging. Travel to shows nationally and internationally. All food and accommodation expenses met whilst away. You should be a team player, with good communication skills and of course,  have experience of handling fit competition horses. 🙂 HGV license preferred but must drive 7.5t at least and training to drive bigger lorries may be offered Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Salary up to £26,940 – £30,500 pa + Accommodation  *Dog a possibility Experienced Stud Hand & Stud Groom required to work within a growing team to manage a performance horse stud reporting to the Stud manager and the ridden yard manager. Immaculate, high end yard with 80 – 100 horses, boasting the best bloodlines in Europe. The yard has their own breeding programme, handling young stock through to international showjumping and dressage competition horses. You should be comfortable working with TB’s within a team but capable of using your initiative where required. Foaling experienced a must for the Stud Groom position but would like as much prior experience as possible of the Stud environment for both roles.  Duties include : Handling young stock, mares and foals Mucking out and general yard duties Hand walking Holding horses for farrier as required, including help with youngsters Treating minor wounds, changing dressings and giving some medications as required Monitoring condition of horses in fields, checking water, fencing etc Basic first aid and care Experience in foaling down and lactating and pregnant mares essential for Stud Groom position 6 days per week (on rota). 8am to 5pm and as required during the foaling season. 28 days holiday (including bank holidays). Initial one year contract. Experienced Stud Hand salary IRO £30,500 pa + accommodation. Stud Groom salary from £26,940 pa + accommodation. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
**Salary up to £30.5K pa plus accommodation* Pets welcomed Immaculate, high end yard in Surrey with up to 100 WB horses, boasting the best bloodlines in Europe, their own breeding programme and where the focus is on handling young stock through to international showjumping and a few dressage competition horses is now looking for someone experienced handling young stock and who enjoys helping riders get things off to the best possible start from the ground. You will need to be quiet and confident with a good eye to assist an experience rider starting the horses before turning them away and then bringing them back after 6 months  to further their education and their careers. Experience handling all ages and mares/colts/gelding essential and you will need to demonstrate this with your previous roles. Mut be able to lunge and long rein. Very rewarding position for someone who knows what they are doing and enjoys playing a part in horses becoming the best they can be, started in a considered and proper way! Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Up to £25K/£480pw  *Based near a large equestrian centre so lots going on! *Live in or out *1.5 bed cottage 🙂 *Own horse and dog welcomed Experienced, reliable, flexible and self-motivated child friendly groom required for a private family yard with ménage and excellent hacking. Lots of riding including opportunity to hunt. (Lightweight rider 10 stones max). HGV preferred but not essential – you could be put through test for those without. Working as part of a bigger household team in a busy and intimate household (but not a ‘formal’ house), you will have TOTAL responsibility for 2 horses and 3 ponies with back up from a part time groom. Employer very hands off so you will need to manage children and their pc activities etc. so must be experienced in this area. Duties include  : Mucking out and all general yard duties Riding, schooling to include jumping, lunging Turning out horses to a high standard clipping, plaiting and tack cleaning for hunting, competitions and PC rallies Liaising directly with vets, farriers and physio, feed and bedding suppliers etc. 2 dogs/1 cat/sheep/chickens all kept so must have relaxed approach to helping with these too. In the summer it’s all about the kids (only 2 out of 4 now ride) so you must actually like working with kids for this one! Focus is on all being in a safe, cheerful, fun atmosphere. Accommodation is a cottage which is roomy and light 1.5 beds and best for a single person but plenty of space for guests etc. Local live out fine too. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.co.uk
*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! 🙂 Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or 07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description We are currently seeking a new groom for the 2019 polo season from March to October. The ideal candidate will enjoy being around horses, have a good sense of humour but also be hard working. Polo experience is NOT essential as we can provide all your training. We are a fun, professional yard based in the heart of the Berkshire downs with well behaved horses to handle. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their knowledge in a different field and enjoys traveling. Accommodation, utilities and free WIFI are all included along with a good wage. Duties include; exercising horses, stable management and assisting at polo. Minimum Requirements Confident and competent rider.   Accommodation details Free accommodation, utilities and WIFI. Benefits Opportunity to learn how to play polo.    
Job Description We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Instructor with a progressive approach to teaching to join our friendly team at a popular riding school/BHS exam centre and Where To Train Centre.  Applicants must enjoy teaching all ages and standards. During times when teaching is not required the applicant will be involved in other activities at the centre. We hold regular shows, affiliated and unaffiliated, and clinics. As we are a pony club centre there is also the opportunity for the right candidate to coordinate & take responsibility of the day to day management of the Pony Club activities; ie camps, rallies etc. Applicants must be confident riders and provide suitable references. Minimum Requirements BHS AI/Stage 3 coach in complete horsemanship   Accommodation details Live-In option available (To be discussed)   Benefits Further training available, Cafe on site  
* £25-£30,000+ accommodation *Live in * 5 day week *Riding available if good enough but non riding considered. *Dog considered 🙂 Hands on Yard Manager required for one of the finest Show Jumping yards in Europe 🙂 Located in North Yorkshire, near York, with some of the finest facilities to allow the highest level of equine care this professional yard produces showjumping horses from talented youngsters to those competing up to 5* international level. Several of the horses are also used as breeding stallions around their competition schedule. You will be used to working hands on within a team, including all aspects of equine care, but also able to take a ‘helicopter’ view of the yard on a day to day basis to ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard and in a timely fashion. Stallion handling experience essential You will be used to working hands on within a team, having responsibility in a similar managerial role or at the least been operating as a no 2 and looking now for that opportunity to step up. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*5 day week *Accommodation available *Horse welcomed foc *Regular teaching and guidance from internationally qualified trainers *Transport to Events Job Description : 4*Eventing situated in West Somerset would like to employ a young rider to join our team, to event at BE level on their own horse whilst participating in all yard work including grooming and riding out   Minimum Requirements We would prefer someone who wishes to compete, is a good rider and who is willing to accept the responsibilities and duties of working within a team but who is also capable of working independently. Must demonstrate a willingness to actively learn Must have a sound basic knowledge of handling horses and all yard duties Minimum age 16 years     Accommodation details Accommodation provided   Benefits Good rate of pay (dependent on experience) Accommodation provided 28 days holiday per annum Pension scheme available if required Accommodation and keep for one horse Regular teaching and guidance from internationally qualified trainers Transport to Events    
Job Description Trainee groom’s position available on private TB stud farm with Broodmares and youngstock. Minimum Requirements Basic horse care and a willingness to learn.     Accommodation details Shared cottage (with one other) with all mod cons.   Benefits Training will be given Accomodation and utilities Possibility of own horse Other extras  
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. Please call Caroline or Beckie on 0203 006 5730 or 07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Full Time Grooms required Salary range £17,000-£19,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience Potential career development and training available Working on a rota system to include weekends General daily yard duties and horse care Excellent working conditions, pension scheme and health plan Own transport necessary as remote location No riding and no accommodation We are seeking hardworking, committed and enthusiastic people, willing to work as part of a team. Horse care knowledge is desirable however this is not essential as full training can be provided.  Candidates should be physically fit as this is a manual/outdoor role. Apply in writing enclosing your current CV, including details of your horse care experience or explaining why you would like to work for us.  Candidates will only be given feedback if selected for interview.  Previous applicants need not apply. Send your application to Mark Avison at our address. Closing Date: Monday 28th January 2019.
 Weekend Grooms required  Salary from £8.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience Potential career development and training available General daily yard duties and horse care Excellent working conditions Own transport necessary as remote location No riding and no accommodation We are seeking hardworking, committed and enthusiastic people, willing to work as part of a team. Horse care knowledge is desirable however this is not essential as full training can be provided.  Candidates should be physically fit as this is a manual/outdoor role. Apply in writing enclosing your current CV, including details of your horse care experience or explaining why you would like to work for us. Send your application to Mark Avison at our address. Closing Date: Monday 28th January 2019
*Riding *Homely, warm accommodation *Family, fun atmosphere  Groom compulsory (!) /Rider (optional)/Instructors (optional).  Salary range up to £366 pw plus accomm. High level, pretty, family run livery yard is looking for a few more team members. Friendly, fun & inclusive environment with staff members and clients staying in touch for years! 14 miles North of central London, this friendly, fun, high level & family run livery yard is looking for a team player who enjoys the world of high end livery. Very inclusive environment.  Some riding available type/amount depending upon your riding experience. Attention to detail is paramount. Staff will need to be capable of treating clients’ horses as their own. A good level of care and focus with a “no problem” attitude is desirable. All usual duties required. Accommodation is shared with others in purpose built houses and all bills/accommodation costs absorbed by the yard. 5 day 6 day alternate weeks Facilities include: 2 – 60 metre by 20metre arenas 2 – 40metre by 20 metre areanas x country course covered horse walker 64 stables all automatic water drinkers in each box all stables with rubber flooring 2 standard size arenas x-country course horse-walker Please apply and call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*5 day week *£350pw plus s/c accommodation with no bills *Pets welcomed *Low level competing opportunities available if interested and capable Live in or out Groom/Rider position available on a yard with interests in Dressage and breeding quality Event horses. Working alongside one other,  you will need to be capable of all duties to a good level and happy to work on your own and with others. 10 horses kept including Grand Prix Dressage horses and young stock Eventers being prepared to go to professional rider. Youngster to compete (4/5 yrs), but this isn’t compulsory. Young stock handling experience useful. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Live out position *Professional but fun environment *Absolutely beautiful yard  with fab hacking Due to maternity leave and an increased number of horses, an Apprentice or trainee Groom/Rider with horse experience (on the ground and ridden) is now required to take on a rare opportunity to work with a very experienced horse person and multi discipline mentor on a lovely family yard who focus on Hunting, Livery, Pony Club Activities & Showjumping.). You would be part of a happy,motivated team on this very private yard who work to the highest of standards. permanent employment at the end of the Apprenticeship is a real option too! The ideal applicant will be a team-player and light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies . The family enjoy Hunting, Show Jumping, and Riding/Pony Club activities. The ideal applicant will be a team-player with previous experience working as a Groom/Rider, be light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies . Lots of ‘fun and frolics’ to be had alongside real professionalism! Please call Caroline Carter and The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*£19.2K PA plus 1 or 2 bed accommodation *:) Same pay, less hours outside season 🙂 *Dog welcomed *Alternate weekend off out side season. Lovely position available on a well established, traditional family yard within a beautiful estate. The position involves riding  5/6 day (Hunt staffs horses/field staff horses/family horses etc ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). You should be a good schooling rider able to restart horses on the flat and over jumps and bring on younger horses. 4/5 other staff employed to do most of the yard work, but you will need to be willing to pitch in on quieter days. Lots of hunting 4 days a week during the season and 2nd horse. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/hunt fences. Do call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Euros 33-35K neg + accommodation subsidy 5 day week Own horse welcomed Full-time Equestrian Centre Yard Manager required to join a progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry in a beautiful location. The main duties are those of teaching and running the yard. The role of the Yard Manager is suited to those who have a strong background in equestrian yard management and ideally with a third level qualification in equine management or other relevant and appropriate qualification together with BHSAI. The Yard Managers key role is to support the variety of equine related activities that are offered through supporting the yard staff, coaches and equestrian training programme staff. This position is suitable for a person with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in supervising, managing and motivating staff in a previous similar role. Duties & Responsibilities of this position include : • Supervision of Equestrian Centre staff in managing the day to day activities of the Equestrian Centre • Supporting the coaches through the smooth running of the yard in relation to lessons, pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine assisted programmes • Dealing with clients with an emphasis on professionalism and hospitality • Application of horse welfare management in line with best practice and available research • Working within a team structure and a strong ability to self-manage in a dynamic environment • Liaising with coaches and equestrian training programme staff in relation to day to day timetable related activities • Ordering of supplies, feed, etc., • Liaising with vets, dentist, etc., • Regular meetings with staff approx 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside.1,000 acres of private estate* 300 new cross-country jumps  built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 metre indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences * Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Euros 23k pa negotiable plus accommodation 5 day week Own horse welcomed Full-time Instructor required for fabulous Equestrian Centre. Opportunity to be part of  a progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry in a beautiful location. The main duties are those of teaching and and duties within the team. This role is suited to those who have a background in equestrian teaching  with BHSAI or equivalent. Duties & Responsibilities of this position include : • Day to day activities of the Equestrian Centre • Supporting the smooth running of the yard in relation to lessons, pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine assisted programmes • Dealing with clients with an emphasis on professionalism and hospitality • Application of horse welfare management in line with best practice and available research • Working within a team structure and a strong ability to self-manage in a dynamic environment Approx 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside.1,000 acres of private estate* 300 new cross-country jumps  built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 metre indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences * Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room Please call Caroline & The Team 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

caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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