- Age 20 years
- Date of Birth 31st August 2000
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom
- County/State/Region Berkshire, UK, Hampshire, UK, Surrey, UK
- Job Category Freelance, Full Time, Part Time
- Earliest start date 1st August 2020
- Availability if Freelance/Short Term can be discussed
- Freelance: Business Name Locked
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- Freelance: are you insured? Locked
- Notice period none
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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, Assistant Head Person, Home Groom, Competition Groom
- 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 5’8” / 172cm
- Approximate weight 9.5st / 60.3kg / 133lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
- Previous paid/work experience Locked
- Future disciplines Dealer, Dressage, Eventing, Family Yard, Hunting, Livery, P2P, Pony Club Activities, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Riding School, Sales, Showing, Show Jumping, Stud, Team Chase, Therapeutic Riding
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
- Languages spoken Locked
- Qualifications Locked
- Equine Skills Back/Break, Bandage, Clip, Compete, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Long Rein, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Rider/Trainer, Sales Preparation, School, Show Turnout, Stallion Handling, Supervisory Skills, Trim, Work Rider, Work with children, Young Stock Handler, Young Stock Rider
- Non-Equine Skills Locked
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- Position held in this job Locked
- 2nd longest time in one job Locked
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Experience with Horses
I have been riding and working with horses sine I was 5 years old, primarily having to produce and train my own. Whilst I would argue I did not appreciate this as a youngster who spent more time falling off than riding, it has helped to shape me into the sympathetic yet firm rider that I am today. I am confident handling all horses and ponies, and have more experience than my age would suggest & references available to back this up. I have experience in dressage, show jumping and eventing but I would find it easy to adapt and learn new disciplines as I am very keen to keep learning. I have most recently show jumped up to 1.30m/newcomers second rounds but I have also evented to BE Novice/pony trial and Elementary level dressage all with horses and ponies I have broken I or produced myself. I am currently riding youngsters for other people and working on developing my dressage skills further. In the past I have worked as a competition groom, home groom and as a mothers help and helping young children with their riding.
I am happy working alone although I prefer to work with others. I can carry out all stable duties including turning out to a high level for competition (including plaiting) as well as clipping, trimming, mane pulling etc. I have experience with mares, geldings and stallions as well as with young stock, including working with animals that haven’t been handled much in the past. I believe that my riding is my strongest point and my passion so I would be very keen to work somewhere that is looking for someone to ride as well but I do equally really enjoy working with horses on the ground. Having worked in the hospitality industry for some time, I have developed many ‘people skills’ that could be beneficial on a livery yard/ yard with owners and I do also have light experience with administration roles including responding to business enquiries.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
I really enjoy working with younger horses or horses that need to be retrained. I enjoy the challenges that they present and finding ways to work around problems. I also enjoy being able to keep things tidy and organised as well as horses turned out well.
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
I would argue that I am more than competent in all elements of horse care and riding, I am aware that there’s always more to learn and I know that my stable management isn’t as strong as my riding.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
I have a genuine love and passion or horses which means that any horse under my care would always receive the highest level of care possible. On top of this I am hard working and committed.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
I would like to have the opportunity to work as a competition groom if possible but not essential. I would like there to be the opportunity for riding and potentially schooling/jumping and potentially a lesson but again this is not essential.
• Do you need accommodation?
Not essential, although I would consider living in at the right job or if the job was further afield it would be required. However, I do have two bases – one in reading and one in Farnham which makes me more flexible.
• Do you have any special requirements for any animals you wish to bring with you?
• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
• Do you have any holidays booked that an employer needs to know of?