- Age 35 years
- Date of Birth 20th May 1985
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom
- County/State/Region Anywhere
- Job Category Full Time, Permanent
- Earliest start date 6th July 2020
- Freelance: Business Name Locked
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- Notice period 1 month
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- Working Couples: Partner's profile reference number Locked
- Live in or out 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, Stud Hand, Other, Admin/Office-based
- Animals to bring to a job Locked
- Describe the animal/s you HAVE to bring to the job (if applicable) Locked
- Can drive Car, Trailer
- Own car? Car
- Height 5’7” / 170cm
- Approximate weight 9st / 57.2kg / 126lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
- Previous paid/work experience Locked
- Future disciplines Artificial Insemination (AI), Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Family Yard, Foaling, Hunting, Livery, P2P, Polo, Pony Club Activities, Racing Flat, Racing NH, Rehabilitation, Sales, Showing, Stud, Team Chase, Working Hunter
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
- Languages spoken Locked
- Qualifications Locked
- Equine Skills Back/Break, Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Compete, Exercise/Hack Out, Foaling/Foal Watch, Long Rein, Lunging, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, School, Show Turnout, Sole charge, Stallion Handling, Supervisory Skills, Trim, Work with children, Young Stock Handler, Young Stock Rider
- Non-Equine Skills Locked
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Experience with Horses
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I grew up helping on my family’s livery yard and have always had horses and ponies of my own. I was a member of the Holderness Hunt Pony Club and I am now an active member of the White Rose Riding Club where I am on the committee, holding the role of Team Manager. I ride side saddle and astride, and currently compete to medium level in British Dressage competitions.
In school and university holidays I worked on other yards, including a dealing yard, a riding school and a stud where I was responsible for the daily care of the stallions and young stock, helped with foaling and held mares for covering. We have bred several foals from our own Thoroughbred mare which I handled, broke and produced for sale.
I have worked full time in an office environment for many years. I have good computer skills, including the use of the Microsoft package, and specialist computer programmes specific to the job role. I can type both accurately and quickly. I have a polite telephone manner and high level of attention to detail. I can also happily carry out basic administration tasks such as filing and photocopying.
What are you particularly good at? For example: working alone, working with others, clipping, plaiting, turning out for shows, handling stallions, handling/riding young horses, non-equine skills etc
I am good at paying attention to the smaller details, both on a yard and in an office. I muck out thoroughly and quickly, can turn horses out to a high standard and do freelance clipping on local yards through the winter. I am a quiet and competent rider so I am good at producing young stock and gaining their confidence on the ground. I am a fast learner and can quickly pick up new job roles.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
I like the fact I can be outdoors, that I can keep fit whilst working, that no two days are ever exactly the same, and I enjoy just spending time in the company of such special animals.
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
Horses are great levellers – you never stop learning when you work with them. I think I can still improve in most areas and would love to see other people’s ideas and ways of working.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
I am friendly and cheerful so I am easy to be around. I am also hard working and reliable, and always do my work to the very best of my ability.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
I would like a job which challenges me and which is varied. In an ideal world I would like to combine office work with spending some time with horses if possible.
• Do you need accommodation?
I own a house in East Yorkshire but will happily rent it out and relocate to accommodation provided by the employer, or will look to rent a property nearby.
• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?
I have two small and very friendly terriers, and two horses but my dogs are used to being left alone whilst I work, and I can look for livery nearby if the employer does not have space for them.
• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?