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Groom/Stud Groom/Assistant Manager/ Head Girl 76 views

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General Information

  • Age 27 years
  • Date of Birth 7th November 1993
  • Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
  • Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
  • County/State/Region Anywhere
  • Job Category Full Time, Permanent
  • Earliest start date 9th September 2019
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  • Live in or out Live in
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  • Expected Job Level Groom, Groom/Rider, Assistant Head Person, Head Person, Home Groom, Competition Groom, Stud Groom, Stud Hand
  • 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”6’ / 167cm
  • Approximate weight 10st / 63.5kg / 140lb
  • Total years experience with horses Locked
  • Previous paid/work experience Locked
  • Future disciplines Eventing, Foaling, Hunting, Polo, Showing, Show Jumping, Stud, Trekking, Working Hunter
  • Riding Role? Locked
  • Nationality British
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  • Equine Skills Back/Break, Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Compete, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Foaling/Foal Watch, Long Rein, Lunging, Maintenance Skills, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Sales Preparation, School, Show Turnout, Sole charge, Trim, Work with children, Young Stock Handler
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Experience with Horses

I have worked with horses since I was 14, starting off grooming in a riding school, mucking out and tacking up etc. I then went on to work as the holiday and weekend groom at the Equestrian College I attended for my Horse Management course. I began freelance grooming in early 2015, starting with mainly clipping, breaking in horses and providing holiday cover. As I developed  progressing on to competition grooming, sole charge holiday cover and competition riding through a variety of disciplines (mainly show jumping and showing). I worked for an international show jumper on a freelance basis where I competed regularly and worked as his sole charge groom. I also completed freelance work between other full time employment as I enjoyed being busy and had a strong client base. Whilst studying for my degree in Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy I worked and lived on a livery/competition yard working sole charge the majority of the time. I rode and cared for a variety of horses and undertook a lot of competition grooming. I have a great understanding of the competition world due to working for an event company running events such as Badminton, Olympia, Blue Chips, etc. I then worked for a breaker taking sole charge of the daily running of his yard and preliminary young stock handling.  I then went on to work for a stud completing all aspects of yearling prep before heading to Australia to be the head girl for a dressage riding couple. Here undertaking competition/home grooming, working sole charge and in a team on their two yards and foaling on my own. I then returned to the UK to work for the same stud for foaling season which I thoroughly enjoyed, after which returning to Australia where I went on to work for an Equine Researcher/Veterinarian as her assistant, which unfortunately I had to recently leave to return to the UK due to a family emergency.

I am confident in all aspects of stable management, competition grooming, equine first aid, yard maintenance and stud work. I am happy to ride if necessary and am fit and able to do so (5’6″, 64kg). I would prefer not to break horses in anymore but would be willing to do so on the odd occasion. I am confident with all ground work from lunging, poles, long reining, halter breaking etc.

I have an interest in ex racers having my own whom I have retrained from the track and competed in a wide variety of disciplines from dressage to eventing, excelling in showing.


Key Skills

Working in a team, clipping, competition grooming, working under pressure, equine first aid, handling young stock, customer service, acting fast and effectively in crises, rehabilitating and fittening programmes, fine eye for detail (identifying abnormalities, tidiness)


Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths – calm attitude, cheerful disposition, efficient organisation, delegating tasks

Weaknesses- public speaking, overthinking, over exerting myself


• What do you most enjoy about working with horses? I enjoy watching each and every horse grow and develop and get great pleasure helping them to do so.

• Is there anything you’d like to improve? I would like to further develop my knowledge and experience, to progress into higher roles.

• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?  I’m knowledgeable, adaptable, love to learn, exceptional under pressure and always positive and approachable.



• What would you like to do or gain in your next job? Stud work, more experience, opportunity of higher roles/promotion, competition grooming, some riding

• Do you need accommodation? Yes

• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you? Yes, One dog (Lurcher)

• Do you have any ongoing commitments? No

• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of? No


Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
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