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Experienced Head Groom/ Yard Manager 255 views

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General Information

  • Age 35 years
  • Date of Birth 26th September 1985
  • Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
  • Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America
  • County/State/Region Anywhere, Channel Islands, Devon, UK, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Job Category Flexible Hours, Freelance, Full Time, Part Time, Seasonal, Short Term (Temporary)
  • Earliest start date 5th October 2020
  • Availability if Freelance/Short Term Please enquire
  • Freelance: Business Name Locked
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  • Notice period 2 weeks
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  • Working Couples: Partner's profile reference number Locked
  • Live in or out Live in, Live out
  • Co-habiting? Locked
  • Full Postcode if live out (Private) Locked
  • Expected Job Level Groom, Groom/Rider, Rider, Part of a Team, Sole Charge, Assistant Head Person, Head Person, Manager, Home Groom, Competition Groom, Stud Groom, Other
  • Animals to bring to a job Locked
  • Describe the animal/s you HAVE to bring to the job (if applicable) Locked
  • Can drive Car, 3.5t
  • Own car? Car
  • Height 5’2” / 157cm
  • Approximate weight 8st / 50.8kg / 112lb
  • Total years experience with horses Locked
  • Previous paid/work experience Locked
  • Future disciplines Family Yard, Hunting, Polo, Pony Club Activities, Racing Flat, Racing NH, Rehabilitation, Sales, Show Jumping, Stud
  • Riding Role? Locked
  • Nationality British
  • Languages spoken Locked
  • Qualifications Locked
  • Equine Skills Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Lunging, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Rider/Trainer, Sales Preparation, School, Show Turnout, Sole charge, Supervisory Skills, Trim, Veterinary Experience, Work with children
  • Non-Equine Skills Locked
  • Longest time in one job Locked
  • Position held in this job Locked
  • 2nd longest time in one job Locked
  • Position held in this job Locked
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Experience with Horses

I have over 12 years experience working with horses in a variety of genres from polo to 4* eventers and hunters. During this time I have worked both in England, Australia and New Zealand. I have ridden all my life and competed casually in showjumping (ponies) and local hunter classes.

I am confident riding fit competition horses and youngsters. I am also small/light enough to ride ponies.


Key Skills

I am organised, efficient and competent and happy to take sole charge.

Calm under pressure. I thrive on a fast paced dynamic job.

I have very high standards of turnout and yard presentation. I can ride, clip, plait, lunge and lead multiple horses at the same time for exercise (polo).

I am also confident with young horses having helped retrain multiple 2/3 yr old off the track horses to polo.


Strengths and Weaknesses

• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?

I really enjoy the variety of work that working with horses allows. I take great satisfaction in my horses and they give me so much pleasure to see them competing and living their best lives.

I also like that two days are never the same and the opportunities that are provided such as travel are unprecedented.

• Is there anything you’d like to improve?

I would like to improve upon various skills I have learnt, such as veterinary care as well as taking my riding experience further. I would love to try my hand at breaking/pre-training as this is such a valuable skill to build upon.

I am also keen to branch out into different equestrian sectors and take on more of structural role in an organisation.

• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?

I should be considered above other job seekers as I am hardworking, trustworthy, conscientious and open to learning new techniques and methods. I also am very empathetic and able to pick up on problems or feelings from both horses and people. I like to maintain a harmonious environment for all.

I also have a good sense of humour, with an upbeat personality but with a calm attitude to life.



• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?

I would like to gain more knowledge and add to my experience. I am keen to try new disciplines such as stud work or racing. I do however want to progress up the levels and move away from being a head groom into more managerial roles with more responsibility.

• Do you need accommodation?


• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?


• Do you have any ongoing commitments?

No ongoing commitments

• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?



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