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First horse job -keen to learn! 283 views

Ref: GL17667

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General Information

  • Age 29 years
  • Date of Birth 17th October 1994
  • Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
  • Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland, Europe
  • County/State/Region Anywhere, Dorset, UK
  • Job Category Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Seasonal
  • Earliest start date 16th March 2020
  • Freelance: Business Name Locked
  • Freelance: Hourly Rate Locked
  • Freelance: are you insured? Locked
  • Available for Christmas Cover? Yes
  • Notice period 2 weeks
  • Best time to call Locked
  • 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
  • Animals to bring to a job Locked
  • Describe the animal/s you HAVE to bring to the job (if applicable) Locked
  • Can drive Car
  • Own car? Car
  • Height 5”6’ / 167cm
  • Approximate weight 9.5st / 60.3kg / 133lb
  • Total years experience with horses Locked
  • Previous paid/work experience Locked
  • Future disciplines College, Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Family Yard, Foaling, Horse Transport, Livery, Polo, Pony Club Activities, Racing Flat, Reining, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Showing, Show Jumping, Stud, Therapeutic Riding, Training Yard/Positions, Trekking, Western
  • Riding Role? Locked
  • Nationality British
  • Languages spoken Locked
  • Qualifications Locked
  • Equine Skills Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, 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
  • Upload your CV Locked
  • Current passport? Locked
  • DBS (formerly CRB) or equivalent Locked
  • Smoker? Locked
  • Video URL Locked
  • Image Uploads Locked

Experience with Horses

Although my CV doesn’t reflect any experience in the equine industry I am hoping that it can provide you with enough evidence to show that I am determined and just need to be given a chance.

I have dedicated any time off from work to be a volunteer at a friends livery yard. This has provided me with a lot of experience from turning out the horses, grooming, tacking up, equipment and tack cleaning, organisation of feeds, mucking out and basic care of the fields and maintenance of the yard. 

I can competently hack out, walk and trot. 

Working in hospitality has given me varied skills and the ability to work with many different types of people from working in a  team to managing a team. I excel in customer service and I believe I could fit easily into your team.

I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I’m flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. I am energetic and keen to work for an established company and finally do something I love. 

I would be grateful for the opportunity to start apprentice program/Groom and to be educated in the equine industry to start my equestrian career. 

I am able to take on the responsibility of this position with a two week notice period and have the enthusiasm and passion to ensure that I make a success of it.

I have excellent references and would be delighted to discuss this vacancy with you at your convenience.

In the case you do not have any suitable openings at the moment, I would be grateful if you would keep my CV on file for any future possibilities.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. 


Strengths and Weaknesses

• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?

Everything, I’m so passionate about them!  I enjoy being outside and providing the minimal care I can for the horses.

• Is there anything you’d like to improve?

My horse knowledge, riding skills, I would like to learn how to clip, understand how the horse thinks and to be able to count their strides more confidently

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

I will give consistency every single day, I will always have a positive attitude and bring lots of enthusiasm to the team. I am driven and productive. I am passionate and eager to be given the opportunity to do something I love.


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

I would like to start an apprenticeship to be a groom working my way towards stable management, expanding my knowledge and learning skills and having the opportunity to rehabilitate ex racehorses. I would love to gain BHS qualifications and develop stronger riding skills. I would just love to have the ability to work with horses.

• Do you need accommodation?

No accommodation required

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

No special requirements

• Do you have any ongoing commitments?

I currently work as store manger for CostaCoffee and would like to respectfully give a 2 week notice

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

No holidays booked


Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
SG17 5LU
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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