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Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

As an international recruitment agency, we place many British Grooms in jobs within the EU, and many EU citizens into jobs within the UK, so… what about information for Employers and Grooms in the equine industry? We know the uncertainty surrounding Brexit is a concern for many equine workers and employers, so we have picked out the most relevant, up to date information from UK Government sources and we have attempted to demystify some of the key elements which are relevant to the people we talk with daily.

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - what is happening?

The purpose of this article is not to discuss the suitability of any arrangements, or even Brexit itself, but purely to help equine employers and employees find their way through mountains of important information to find the answers to the most common questions about what to expect.

 

As things stand now

At the time of updating this article (29th January 2020), the British Government assures us that they have reached an agreement between Great Britain and the EU on Great Britain’s withdrawal from the EU – the Great Britain is leaving the EU on 31st January 2020 at 11pm.

We have previously published information that was relevant according to the originally anticipated deadline on 31st March 2019. We have now updated this information to reflect current matters, as we approach the new Brexit date.

 

What you need to know

There are 3 important phrases you will hear regarding Brexit:

  1. the Withdrawal Agreement
  2. the Transition Period
  3. a No-Deal Brexit

In this article we will pull together key information for employers and grooms in the equine industry:

  1. British equine workers living in and working with horses in other EU countries (referred to as “EU Member States”)
  2. EU citizens living in and working with horses in Great Britain/the UK
  3. Taking pets to and from EU countries
  4. Travelling horses to and from EU countries

 

A simple explanation of “the Withdrawal Agreement”

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - the Withdrawal Agreement

The Withdrawal Agreement is the term used for the mutual agreement (the deal) between the UK and the European Union on the terms under which the UK will be removed as an EU Member State. This only applies to the period between 11pm 31st January 2020 and 31st January 2021. Great Britain will no longer be an EU Member State but will still operate under EU laws. The Withdrawal Agreement doesn’t constitute a “Trade Deal”, which is yet to be negotiated, it is purely the terms under which Great Britain will operate in association with the EU for the next 12 months. This includes factors which will affect the equine industry, such as:

  • British equine workers in EU countries
  • Equine workers from EU countries working in the UK
  • Taking pets to and from the EU when you start or leave job
  • Travelling horses between the UK and other EU countries, when you start or leave a job, or as part of your job

A Withdrawal Agreement has always been the favoured arrangement for leaving the EU, as opposed to a “no-deal Brexit”. Now it is agreed, the Withdrawal Agreement will be implemented between the 31st January 2020 and the 31st December 2020. This is the period in time in which the current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply, allowing individuals and businesses to prepare for 2021 when Great Britain fully leaves the EU.

This period in time has previously been referred to as “the Implementation Period”, but now the UK Government is officially referring to it as the “Transition Period“.

 

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - a No-Deal Brexit

The meaning of a “No-Deal Brexit”

A No-Deal Brexit has referred to Great Britain withdrawing from the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement in place. A Withdrawal Agreement is now in place, however, trade deals are yet to be discussed with the EU. We will update details regarding any trade deals as they are confirmed.

 

 

 

 

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UK Citizens already living and working in EU Countries

Freedom of Movement will continue to apply throughout the Transition Period. This means that UK citizens who are lawfully resident in EU member states are broadly guaranteed the same rights as they’ve had until 31st January 2020. Source here.

 

The Withdrawal Agreement: UK citizens’ rights

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - Information for EU Citizens Working in the UK

The UK Government has negotiated with the EU that UK Grooms lawfully living and working in an EU country:

  • will continue to have broadly the same access to healthcare, pensions and other benefits as they currently do
  • will be able to leave their EU country of residence for up to 5 years without losing their right to return, if they have acquired the relevant residency status (more on this below)
  • close family members (spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, dependent children and grandchildren, and dependent parents and grandparents) will be able to join them, even after the end of the Transition Period, on the basis of current EU rules. All family members lawfully resident with an EU citizen at the end of the Transition Period will also be protected.
  • their children, born or adopted, will be covered by the agreement if they are outside their EU country of residence until and after 31 December 2020

UK Grooms and their families covered by the Agreement should note that:

  • Individual EU countries may require a Groom as a UK national, and their family members covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, to apply for a residency document or status conferring the right of residence
  • residence documents will be issued free of charge or for a charge (except for items usually chargeable, such as passports)

 

 

Brexit Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - UK Citizens working in EU countries

 

The Transition Period: Living in the EU after 31st January 2020

During the Transition Period (31st January 2020 to 31 December 2020), freedom of movement rights will continue to apply to UK nationals. This means that UK nationals will be able to live in an EU country.

Grooms who are legally resident in the EU by the end of the Transition Period (currently 31st December 2020), will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and will be able to continue living in their EU country of residence, enjoying broadly the same rights to healthcare, benefits and pensions as at present.

During the Transition Period, UK nationals will enjoy the same rights to work in an EU Member State as before Brexit.

  • if Grooms hold, before the end of the Transition Period, a valid permanent residence document or a valid domestic immigration document conferring a permanent right to reside, they will be able to exchange it for a new residence document free of charge. Individuals may need to provide proof of identity and undergo criminality and security checks.
  • new procedures or changes to existing procedures will be decided by each individual EU country. The Government will publish details of these procedures in their Living in country guides as soon as it becomes available.

Grooms who are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement: After the end of the Transition Period, future arrangements will be determined by the negotiations on the UK-EU future partnership.

 

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EU Citizens already living and working in the UK

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - Information for UK Citizens Working in the EU

As a full member of the EU, all EU citizens have been free to work in the UK under the EU’s Freedom of Movement Act.

Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the EU.  Citizens of EU Member States have been entitled to:

  • look for a job in in the UK
  • work in the UK without needing a work permit
  • live in the UK for that purpose
  • stay in the UK even after employment has finished
  • enjoy equal treatment with UK nationals in access to employment, working conditions and all other social and tax advantages

 

The Withdrawal Agreement: Agreements on EU citizens’ rights

The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.

These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK. They can then continue living their lives here as they do now. More on this below.

 

Brexit Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - EU Citizens working in the UK

 

The Transition Period: Living in the UK after 31st January 2020

The new UK immigration system will be implemented from 1 January 2021 as planned, plus there will be a 6 month “grace period” for EU citizen’s living in the UK beyond the planned Transition Period, to allow EU citizens to apply to stay in the UK. For ease, here are the basics that you need to be aware of…

 

Grooms who are currently living and working in the UK under Freedom of Movement

You’ll need to apply to stay in the UK before the end of the “Grace Period” (30 June 2021) to continue living in the UK. You’ll be able to continue living in the UK if you:

  • Successfully apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. You’ll get settled or pre-settled status if you’re successful. The scheme has been open fully since 30 March 2019 – find out more by clicking here.
  • Successfully apply for British citizenship. You can apply for British citizenship if you’re eligible for it after you’ve got settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Find out more by clicking here.
    • If you want to apply for British citizenship before you’ve got settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll need a permanent residence document. Find out more by clicking here.

There will be no automatic deportation of EU citizens who haven’t applied for Settled Status by 31st January 2020. You must, however, apply for Pre-Settled Status or Settled Status by 30 June 2021. Read more about this here.

 

EU Grooms who have a UK Permanent Residence Document

You’ll need to apply to stay in the UK before before the end of the “Grace Period” (30 June 2021) to continue living in the UK. You’ll be able to continue living in the UK if you:

  • Successfully apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. You’ll get settled or pre-settled status if you’re successful. The scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019 – find out more by clicking here.
  • Successfully apply for British citizenship. You can apply for British citizenship if you’re eligible for it after you’ve got settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Find out more by clicking here.
    • If you want to apply for British citizenship before you’ve got settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll need a permanent residence document. Find out more by clicking here.
 

EU Grooms who already have valid ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or ‘indefinite leave to enter’ status from the UK Government

 

You do not need to do anything to continue living and working in the UK as you are now!

 

The Government have a useful tool on the website that walks you through to the information you need for your individual circumstances. You can use this online tool by clicking here.

You can find out more detailed information about remaining in the UK after Brexit by clicking here

 

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Travelling pets to and from the EU after Brexit

This is key information for employers and grooms in the equine industry, as many equine workers take pets, particularly dogs, with them.

The core purpose of the Withdrawal Agreement is to avoid disruption to such activities as travelling pets to and from EU countries. Again, to put it in a nutshell, here are the key details…

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - taking your pets with youUK Grooms taking pets to and from the EU after a no-deal Brexit

During the Transition Period:

You can travel with your pet to the EU under the current pet travel rules using your current UK-issued EU pet passport.

If you’re travelling with your pet for the first time you’ll have to visit your vet to get a pet passport. You should contact your vet at least 4 months before you plan on travelling to any EU country with your pets. More information on the documents that would be required to enter or re-enter the UK will be made available for pet owners on the Government website.

 

After the Transition Period

After 31st January 2021 the UK will become a third country from 1 January 2021. Third countries can apply to the European Commission to be listed.

In the EU Pet Travel Scheme, there are 3 categorisations of third country:

  • unlisted
  • Part 1 listed
  • Part 2 listed

Pet travel requirements will change depending on what category the UK becomes on 1 January 2021. This information will be available once negotiations have concluded an agreement has been reached.

 

EU Grooms taking pets to and from the UK after Brexit

You can enter or return to the UK with your pet cat, dog or ferret if it:

Dogs must also usually have a tapeworm treatment.

Your pet may be put into quarantine for up to 4 months if you do not follow these rules – or refused entry if you travelled by sea. You’re responsible for any fees or charges.

 

 

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Travelling horses to and from the EU after Brexit

Needless to say, this is very important information for employers and grooms in the equine industry! Not only to many grooms travel their horses overseas to their place of work, but travelling horses between the UK and EU countries will be a key part of many groom’s jobs.

Throughout the Transition Period import and export rules will remain the same. After 31st January 2021 when the Transition Period ends there will be new proceedures to follow. Here are the key details…

 

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - taking your horse with youBringing horses from EU countries into the UK

From 1 January 2021, the rules for importing equines from the EU to the UK will not change straightaway, although there will be a new system to notify the UK authorities.

 

Travelling horses from the UK into EU countries

Equine ID (passports), issued by industry, would continue to be used in the UK, as they contain information relating to identification and veterinary procedures undertaken that could help to maintain a robust national equine health and traceability regime.

These industry-issued passports would continue to be valid for EU travel for horses registered either on a studbook or pedigree register; or with a national branch of an international organisation for racing or competition.

All other horses and equines travelling from the UK to the EU would have to travel with a new government-issued ID document which is expected to contain very similar information to that in existing passports. This is a requirement of the EU in relation to movements from third countries.

Read all the details in full by clicking here.

 

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Staying up to date

Sources and further reading

At the time of writing this article an agreement on the UK leaving the European Union has not been fully finalised, and some plans may remain subject to change. All information detailed here is correct as of the time of publishing (January 2020). For ease and convenience, we have summarised key information but, as developments are made, it is advisable that you always obtain information from official sources so you are working from fact.  Please make use of the following links to find up to date information regarding the matters addressed within this article.

 

UK Government Guidance on Brexit:

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - Staying up to date

Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration – click here.

Important EU Exit information for UK nationals if there’s no deal – click here.

Citizens’ Rights – EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, Policy Paper – click here.

Travelling horses to and from the EU after Brexit – click here.

Travelling pets to and from the EU after Brexit – click here.

Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU – click here.

 

Brexit information for employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry - Staying up to date 1European Commission Guidance on Brexit:

EU citizens’ rights and Brexit – click here.

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Job Description A fantastic vacancy has arisen for a ride leader to join our team of qualified and professional staff at a BHS Approved Riding Club. This exciting position requires a confident rider and someone who can demonstrate common sense and good decision making in a position of responsibility. You need to be enthusiastic about your work and enjoy meeting and chatting to different people, as we run a Membership scheme and have over 200 friendly Members (predominantly adults) who ride with us on a weekly basis. We are looking for someone to join our team who has high standards of stable management, a real love for working in this industry and who would enjoy taking regular hacks in some of England’s best riding country across Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, while enjoying our very special team of 23 horses and some great company from our owners and members. We are looking for a full time position to work 5 days, further training, pension scheme, great working conditions! Please do get in touch if you are ready to ride!   Minimum Requirements Confident rider   Accommodation details Live out   Benefits * Excellent working conditions.(finish around 4.30 p.m.) * 28 days paid holiday * Further training * Staff uniform. * Fabulous riding country
Job Description Friendly enthusiastic reliable groom to work with a small number of competition horses on a private yard in the Scottish Borders. Opportunity to groom at competitions. Willing to take on a less experienced person with the right attitude as training will be given. Private Yard with 4-6 horses. Primary interest is Eventing. Horses have a varied routine with hacking, training, competing and daily turnout. American Barn style stabling, 10 acres of turnout, 30x60m outdoor arena.   Minimum Requirements Ability to handle, look after and turn out competition horses on a small private yard and work as part of a friendly team.  Must be capable of exercising horses with owners and taking sole charge.   Accommodation details Must live out.     Benefits Excellent salary depending on age and experience.
Family showjumping stud and producing yard is now looking for a key new member to add to their team where you will have an extremely varied role – no two days the same! We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year three of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.   Our bloodlines include some of the top in the  Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in West Wales  in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines.  These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing.   Overview We are looking for a new member of the team to share equal responsibility on a rota basis. Reporting to the Yard Manager. The position is a live in or out role. Operational Hours between Monday to Sunday on a rota shift bases. Normal shifts are 8-5pm  5 days per week alternate weekend work is inclusive [ however this can change due to foaling and various activities]   Yard duties including mucking out, feeding, watering and sweeping. Grooming and general daily health care of the horses Tack cleaning Schooling and hacking Lunging/double line lunging Liaising with yard manager on any issues routines and actions needed for horses care Maintaining a tidy feed room Preparing horses for competitions including plaiting Assisting with stud duties, foaling and care Clipping   Requirements High attention to detail Competent riding ability understanding of how a horse works and what could be done to improve its way of going Good horsemanship with kind nature Clipping/bandaging/plaiting to a high standard   Other Skills/Abilities Good communication skills Ability to think on feet and be flexible Team player to fit in and respect current working practices and other team members Confidence to handle youngsters and stallions Show Jumping experience   Wage Negotiable dependant on experience statutory holiday entitlement Pension Scheme in operation with an opt out period Extremely varied role – no two days the same! Full time contract with 28 days holiday, pension and statutory sick pay. 5 days per week which includes alternate weekends ie 40 hour week. Days are usually  8-5pm this can vary during foaling season or out to competitions etc Possible place  for own horse but no pets Driving Licence essential as rural location 
Finally, we see a light at the end of the tunnel that has been COVID 19  Looking forward now and  planning to our future we are now looking for an experienced competition rider to join our team. This Warmblood Stud is the home of Stallions and Broodmares. We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year four  of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.  Our bloodlines include some of the top in the  Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in West Wales near Tregaron in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines.  These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing. This full time, live in or out role will include riding at BSJA shows you must have a strong competition record ideally or the ability to compete to a high level . Our competition horses have all been out affiliated to varying levels.  We need a competent rider. We would require  you to gain good understanding of all the horses to maximise their potential and understand their individual personalities and abilities and be able to work with the team in tailoring their exercise and work plans moving forward. Most importantly to work with our team,  getting the best from our horses. This will include general yard duties as well as guiding and nurturing the team.   The role is 5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the week days and weekends. We are a mixed yard competition horses (stallions), youngstock, broodmares and general riding horses. We have some very well bred, exciting youngsters for the future.   We are a very busy yard this could be a hugely rewarding role for the right person. Accommodation details – Live in is available  own horse considered        
Job Description Full time experienced Hunt groom to take charge of 6 quality hunters Minimum Requirements A cheerful helpful person who loves the job & understands horses hunting and hunting people. 7.5t licence would be an advantage.   Accommodation details A nice converted barn with lounge dinner,  bedroom, shower fully fitted furniture with parking outside
Job Description Friday-Monday (4 days per week) + up to 30 additional flexible days covering other staff absences etc; based at private yard in Dunsfold; yard will typically have 5-6 competition ponies (showjumpers); standard yard duties + driving 18T horsebox and grooming at a mixture of local, stay-away and small number of international shows; working in conjunction with existing groom, who will continue working Tuesday to Friday.  Accommodation available if required in two bedroom cottage. Minimum Requirements Experienced groom; cat C HGV licence required (for 18T horsebox)   Accommodation details Two bedroom cottage     Benefits 20 days holiday; food allowance when staying away; overtime  
Job Description Surrey Livery Yard & Equestrian Centre near Guildford is looking for an experienced temporary Yard Manager (or 2 part-time managers) or very experienced Head Groom or Instructor/Coach whilst they look for a permanent Manager or 2 Part-Time Managers (applicants for this position may wish to apply for the permanent role/roles advertised separately) You will need to be a Manager or a Head Groom or a Riding Instructor. You will be professional,  organised, cheerful, firm but fair, and will be commercial while placing the teaching or training of staff and liveries and animal welfare at the heart of your role. In addition to being very accomplished at all things “stable management,” you will likely hold a teaching or coaching qualification (BHSAI, BHSII or experienced Level 3 or 4 or equivalent qualifications/experience). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested. Local applicants ideal but assistance to relocate for the right applicant. Immediate start for right applicant/s.    
*Own dog welcomed * Riding opportunities *Purpose-built facilities * Stunning location! *2/3 bedroomed cottage available *Families welcomed Salary VERY negotiable for the right level of person. A keen horseman and rider our client has a permit to train his own horses but also enjoys Intermediate Event riding/Hunting/P2P alongside running a highly successful and well-established non-horsey business. Having placed the outgoing Manager some years ago now, our client is looking for someone equally amiable and accomplished (in horse and stable management),  to manage both for home and when away With the help of assistants of course! In addition, you should be someone who can combine these skills with being a  very decent rider (flat/jumper) for 7/8 top-quality horses. This is a position that comes with a lot of responsibility as the employer is very busy with a very fluid itinerary, so someone flexible and adaptable is key to allow for this. The salary on offer will reflect this level of commitment and responsibility plus skills and expertise of course. 🙂 Top location and the best of facilities ie: gallops/x country course/SJ arena/great hacking   Do call Caroline & Team for more information on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £29k GBP +/- per month depending on experience *Cost of 1 or 2 flights (neg) covered per contract period * Accommodation, all bills paid, & allowance for transport and visa applications plus health insurance allowance. *Access to camp pools, gyms etc. A private stable, 15 mins from the coast and 15 mins to main shopping malls/city centre is looking to fill a vital Instructor’s role. The centre has a capacity for 60 horses is looking for a head Instructor on a 10 month, renewable contract. Due to extreme heat, the centre is closed in July/August although accommodation is still available as part of the package. The club is situated within a large ex-pat, International community and offers livery, lessons, pony club activities, and holiday courses to the community. Teaching private and Group lessons is also required – the clientele is beginners to intermediate level members of the public. The focus of the role is on the development of young Arabian horses and off-the-track thoroughbreds. Fabulous facilities and opportunities are available to develop the Club but all activities are within the confines of the club and general area. Required Key Skills • Riding • Driving license • First-Aid • Equine First-Aid • Schooling • Teaching • Exercising • Natural Horsemanship • People Skills Required Areas Of Expertise •  Working with children Applicants must be BHS 3 or international equivalent. English is the main spoken language You must be willing and able to work & adapt to living in an international & strong family community while respecting local culture. Package includes accommodation, all bills paid, allowance for transport and visa application, flight out and one return flight per year, health insurance. Year-round accommodation if renewing contract. Depending on candidate and qualification IRO .14000 SAR = £2783.3 GBP per month./allowance 4000 SAR which could cover 1 or 2 flights. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Social environment *1:4 staff to horses ratio *Dog welcomed Lovely international dressage yard with 12-13 top quality horses, ranging from just backed youngsters to international grand Prix horses is now looking to fill a long-term, permanent position for someone who would like to work in a fun, friendly Dressage environment with high-quality performance horses. Candidates need to be happy to work within a team of very experienced owners (& a Yard Manager/Rider). They have tried and trusted ways of working so this is a job for someone willing to learn these ways rather than to ‘reinvent the wheel’ 😉 Riders currently are international small tour and International Grand Prix and they compete home and abroad. Some outings to competitions will also be a feature of the role on occasions. Exercise riding is optional, but you would need to be a confident and balanced rider. They will receive hints and tips on their riding to be the best they can be but no competition riding or schooling is required. This would be a smaller part of the role, it is a keen and cheerful grounds person that they really need. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Salary range £20-25K  * Live in or out -Accommodation options are available for single/couple.*Dog considered *Horse considered for exceptional candidates Family yard with 6 show jumping ponies (1x 1.38/1.48) from lowest levels to competing in Europe BSJA  are now looking for a child-friendly experienced  Groom t accompany them on their exciting journeys both at home and away at shows (Uk and abroad.) Riding is optional but you must be a lightweight jockey if you want to ride. The children are 2 daughters (ages 12 and 14 years old). They will be going onto horses in a year or so. For exceptional candidates, a horse is welcome if you have cover for it when the family travels away for show, so too would be a dog but the same would apply plus they have a terrier so you must have a non-combative dog or there could be fireworks! Sometimes the traveling will be 10-14 days away so ideally you would be used to that and embrace it happily when it occurs, you will know in good time to organise yourself. Indoor school in construction, outdoor school, 50 acres. Good facilities fit for purpose. Other staff are also employed to help/cover days off/away days.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Stud Hand An opportunity has arisen to join the team at a successful, medium sized stud farm based near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This is varied position and would suit somebody who is keen to learn a variety of aspects of stud work. We are involved in all areas of the bloodstock industry from foaling, bloodstock sales and preparation, pre training and reschooling. It is a busy yard with lots of variety and a friendly team of people. Experience within the racing/bloodstock industry is not necessary. Accommodation is provided and salary depends on experience.
*Euros 22-25K neg + accommodation (Package is flexible depending on the experience)  *5 day week *Own horse welcomed Only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside is 1,000 acres of a spectacular, private estate Full-time Equestrian Centre needs more BHS qualified people to join their progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry  and who holds a BHS 3 or 2 and is willing to be supported through exams to stage 3. You will be capable of and willing to muck in and out and of course to teach and coach clients of all ages, from all walks of life. Smart, courteous people is a non-negotiable 😉 Duties include but are not limited to: Teaching and coaching -Maintain high standards of teaching in the yard (escort rides with support from relevant staff, in a safe and professional manner.) Take part in pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine-assisted programmes. Assist the Yard Manager with livery needs and help ensure the smooth running of the livery yard. Maintaining high standards of turnout of all horses Ensuring that tack is clean and maintained fit for purpose. Ensure the animal welfare is never compromised. Facilities include:300 new cross-country jumps from knee-high to knee tremblers built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 meter indoor arena with indoor 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    
Job Description All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and try to pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements Level 2 Apprentices looking to further their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details Single Accommodation in Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking, deducted at the Offset Accommodation Allowance rate currently £8.70pd £60.90 per week Benefits Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
* 8 am – 4.30 pm daily  *5 days a week * Salary IRO £28-£32K neg according to experience and qualifications *Fabulous career opportunity Thriving UK charity promoting the aims of the Riding for the Disabled by providing people with the opportunity to ride and have equine interaction to benefit their health and well-being is now looking for a Centre Manager with a recognised teaching qualification and relevant practical experience, to take overall responsibility. The Centre has helped many disabled children and adults over the years and some have gone on to become National and Olympic Champions in the sport of Para-Dressage, (including Sophie Christensen, Natasha Baker, and Julie Payne). Their volunteers and instructors help children and adults with a range of disabilities get a sense of independence as well as exercise and rehabilitation. The yard has 11/12  staff and numerous keen volunteers. The coaches, in partnership with physiotherapists and volunteers, work with riders who have a variety of disabilities. These include learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, visual impairment, and limb amputation. For some, who cannot ride just being around horses has a well-being benefit. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees you will have good interpersonal skills, previous management experience (people & yard including administrative abilities.)  You will be someone who leads by example whilst working harmoniously with and for others. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, you will be able to demonstrate maturity and diplomacy as well as embrace full accountability for the day to day running of the center. Ideally you will be passionate about working in this type of environment and understand both the human and equine challenges faced as well as the fun on offer! This purpose-built centre means riding and horse-based activities can be offered throughout the year. Riders can join groups or have private tuition. Facilities include a 20 x 40 indoor arena and 20 x 60 outdoor arena.  Also a classroom for lessons on horse management. Your remit will include,  but is not limited to the following: General Responsibilities, Estate and horse management Responsibilities, Administrative Responsibilities: General Responsibilities: To carry out the duties of the position in accordance with the Group’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies, disciplinary legislation and statutory regulations To ensure compliance with all Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection standing orders, confidentiality agreements, financial regulations, management policies and procedures. To be an ambassador for the Group, and represent the interests of the Group, at external events. To represent the interests of the Group in all of its dealings with riders, potential riders, volunteers, Group supporters, Group visitors and suppliers. To actively support fundraising and revenue generation in collaboration with the Hon Treasurer or other Trustees To carry out any other duties within the level of responsibility as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees. To facilitate full and free communication at all levels and among all members of the centre. Safe, secure, effective and
*Amazing accommodation and facilities * Chance to enjoy top-end show jumping & work: life balance *Salary totally negotiable for suitable candidates (£20-£26Kpa neg plus accomm). A position is now available for an enthusiastic, competent, and reasonably experienced Team Groom (not apprentice/trainee position) to join a professional Show Jumping yard and to look after an amazing string of horses with a team of people many of whom we have placed and give us great feedback!  Attention to detail and high standards are important – You must be competent in all aspects of grooming and yard work. Usual duties include but are not limited to: preparing horses for exercise, keeping the horses to a high standard, cleaning tack, mucking out/skipping out, feeding, and turning horses out to the paddock, Some riding is available, (but not a massive amount) and only if you wish. Nonriding Grooms welcomed too . Lunging would be a part of your daily routine, etc. Outstanding facilities include the smartest, most luxurious accommodation (single or couples, luxury indoor stabling, a large indoor and outdoor school, indoor warm water wash-down areas, and solariums. 200 acres of land – much of which is available for hacking/exercising the horses. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description To supervisor and monitor the Riding Academy Operations, Leading the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements A bachelors degree in equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. A miniumum of 5 years of experience as a head coach, or equivalent. Strong leadership skills, supervisory skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop comprehensive reports.   Accommodation details No live in provided.   Benefits Transportation and housing allowance is provided in the package.  
Job Description To manage an Equestrian Riding school operations. Including development and implementation of the Riding School’s curriculum in line with the Equine Institution. To lead the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements Bachelor degree in Equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. Must have comprehensive equine knowledge. Must hold an equivalent coaching qualification to the BHS Accredited Coach. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the required field. Strong leadership skills, team management, and interpersonal skills.     Accommodation details No living-in provided   Benefits Transport and accommodation allowance will be included in the overall package.    
Job Description To deliver stable management classes based on equine science knowledge to riders enrolled in the riding academy program. To support with the exercise program of horses. Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Equine Science or international equestrian certifications. A minimum of 3 years of full-time in an equestrian yard of relevant work experience. Broad knowledge and skills in equine science and management Ability to articulate information and deliver teaching effectively. Proficient in English speaking Ability to work and teach to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups.   Accommodation details Live out.   Benefits Transport, and accommodation allowance provided.  

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