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General Information

  • Age 48 years
  • Date of Birth 5th March 1972
  • Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
  • Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Europe, United Arab Emirates
  • County/State/Region Cambridgeshire, UK, Gloucestershire, UK, Shropshire, UK, Somerset, UK, Wiltshire, UK
  • Job Category Flexible Hours, Freelance, Full Time, Part Time, Permanent, Seasonal, Short Term (Temporary)
  • Earliest start date 9th November 2020
  • Availability if Freelance/Short Term Nov20-Mar21
  • Freelance: Business Name Locked
  • Freelance: Hourly Rate Locked
  • Freelance: are you insured? Locked
  • Notice period None
  • Best time to call Locked
  • Working Couples: Partner's profile reference number Locked
  • Live in or out Live in
  • Co-habiting? Locked
  • Full Postcode if live out (Private) Locked
  • Expected Job Level Groom, Groom/Rider, Part of a Team, Sole Charge, Assistant Head Person, Manager, Housekeeper, 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, 3.5t, 7.5t
  • Own car? Car
  • Height 5’5” / 165cm
  • Approximate weight 10st / 63.5kg / 140lb
  • Total years experience with horses Locked
  • Previous paid/work experience Locked
  • Future disciplines Artificial Insemination (AI), Carriage Driving, Eventing, Family Yard, Horse Transport, Hunting, Livery, Pony Club Activities, Racing NH, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retail, Training Yard/Positions
  • Riding Role? Locked
  • Nationality British
  • Languages spoken Locked
  • Qualifications Locked
  • Equine Skills Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Foaling/Foal Watch, Lunging, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Sole charge, Supervisory Skills, Trim, Veterinary Experience
  • 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

Outline your experience with horses here/the scope of your freelance services. If you’re looking for a non-equine or non- yard-based job please use this space to describe your experience skills/abilities and adapt the questions to suit your line of work.

My name is Cath Grimsey and l am an experienced and qualified office/practice manager, horse owner, rider and yard manager. My fixed term office-based contract has recently ended, and l am rather keen to get stuck into a fun role, meet some great new people and horses, and to work hard to contribute to a positive and happy yard/team.

Briefly l offer:

  • Many years of hands-on practice management experience, including a year managing RAF Cranwell Saddle Club.
  • BHS Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship inc. Riding & Road Safety attained 2019.
  • 3 years of sole-charge on family hunting and Pony Club yard.
  • Over 20 years office/veterinary practice management experience and Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).
  • Excellent interpersonal and team development/wellbeing skills based upon kindness.
  • A reliable, fun and outgoing personality and a passion to learn and experience new things.
  • Own transport and flexible on working patterns.

Key Skills

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

  • Managing all aspects of business/yard administration, finance and PA services.
  • A mature and level headed woman equally happy to be left in sole charge or work collaboratively as part of a fun team.
  • Turn-out to high standard, plait, clip etc
  • All stable management, rugging, turnout, mucking out, feeding etc.
  • Exercising sensible horses and larger ponies, but not too sharp, please.
  • Riding school activities and staff/horse rotas.



Strengths and Weaknesses

• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?

Being outside, getting fit and feeling thoroughly tired each evening!

• Is there anything you’d like to improve?

I am 5ft 5 and less than 10 stone, so still in good shape. I would love to improve my fitness even more though.

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

I believe my lifelong involvement in the equine leisure and competition world, professional acumen, collaborative approach to work and curiosity for continual systems improvement make me a great candidate for any dual yard/business role. I am also a lot of fun (!)


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

Open to ideas. Short/long term, live in/out, looking for a fun adventure.

• Do you need accommodation?

Preferable but not essential.

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

I have a quiet, elderly terrier who l would prefer to fetch.

• Do you have any ongoing commitments?


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



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