- Age 22 years
- Date of Birth 17th April 1998
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom
- County/State/Region Suffolk, UK
- Job Category Full Time, Part Time
- Earliest start date 31st August 2020
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- Notice period 2 weeks
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- Expected Job Level Trainee, Groom, Part of a Team
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- Height 5’0” / 152cm
- Approximate weight 13st / 82.6kg / 182lb
- Total years experience with horses Locked
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- Future disciplines Dressage, Eventing, Family Yard, Hunting, Livery, Pony Club Activities, Rehabilitation, Riding School, Show Jumping, Stud, Training Yard/Positions, Trekking
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- Nationality British
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- Equine Skills Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Long Rein, Lunging, Muck Out, Ride, School, Teach, Work with children
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Experience with Horses
I have been around horses for 11 years, frequently riding at riding schools and friend’s horses since I was a child. I completed a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care at Duchy College, Cornwall, in 2017 and attainted a D*. This involved daily riding and development of practical skills, classroom study and working with other students and staff to run the College’s working livery yard. While studying at University (Zoology with Animal Behaviour) I was a member of the equestrian club, where I competed in leagues and trained weekly both flat and jumping. I also participated in friendly competitions, and volunteered at local shows outside of the university, to write for judges, pole pick and steward. Through the club I also volunteered a local livery yard, assisting with show ponies and horses. I have experience teaching as well, at a summer camp in Wisconsin. At Camp, a significant focus was put on safety and high standards of teaching to ensure that all the horses were comfortable, and that campers made the most of their summer.
I am confident on the ground with horses and ponies, have strong knowledge of stablework and lunging, as well as first aid and ridden work. I pride myself on working to a high standard and paying attention to detail. I want to learn and constantly improve myself while making a positive and meaningful contribution to the equine industry, upholding high standards of care and training.
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 work to a high standard and take pride in being organised and maintaining a tidy environment, from stables to tack to sweeping the yard. I integrate into a team easily, eager to contribute and learn. I have strong interpersonal skills and am approachable, keen to make a good impression on whoever I meet and work with. I am confident to work alone once I fully understand the routine and requirements of wherever I am working.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
I have had a passion and fascination from a young age. I’m interested in horses academically; I love to learn about them, especially in the fields of anatomy and behaviour. A yard is a completely unique place, with its own rewards and challenges, and I love that no yard or horse is ever the same. I also found a passion for teaching while I was at Camp, helping my students reach their goals was truly heartwarming.
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
I believe that we can constantly improve, but I would specifically like to gain more experience working at discipline-specific yards to gain a deeper understanding of the competition world. I would also like to improve skills that I’ve not worked on for a while, such as turning out for shows.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
My dedication and passion for horses and high standards shines through in everything I do. Before I started college, I had taken two years completely away from horses, but worked hard to achieve the highest grade and be top of the class. I graduated from University this year, achieving a 1st Class, determined to do my best despite the challenges we all faced from Covid-19. My previous horse experience means that I understand the long hours, and ups and downs that come with working with horses, and just how rewarding it is. I strive to achieve and constantly improve myself, and want to be the best I can be, while providing a high level of care for horses and being a reliable and dependable member of a team. I am open-minded, adaptable, capable of working in a team or alone. I have learned to accept critcism and ask for help if necessary, and can put myself out of my comfort zone.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
I would like to work at a riding school, or at a livery or private yard. I’m very interested in working at stables that compete in dressage, showjumping or eventing.
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• Do you have any ongoing commitments?
Currently employed in Ipswich
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