- Age 25 years
- Date of Birth 10th October 1995
- Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
- Preferred Countries United Kingdom
- County/State/Region Hampshire, UK
- Job Category Flexible Hours, Freelance, Full Time, Permanent, Short Term (Temporary)
- Earliest start date 7th January 2021
- Availability if Freelance/Short Term Mon-Sun
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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 Hand, 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
- 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), College, Dressage, Eventing, Family Yard, Foaling, Horse Transport, Hunting, Livery, P2P, Polo, Pony Club Activities, Racing Flat, Racing NH, Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retail, Riding School, Sales, Showing, Show Jumping, Stud, Team Chase, Therapeutic Riding, Training Yard/Positions, Working Hunter
- Riding Role? Locked
- Nationality British
- Languages spoken Locked
- Qualifications Locked
- Equine Skills Back/Break, Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Compete, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Foaling/Foal Watch, Long Rein, Lunging, Maintenance Skills, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Rider/Trainer, Sales Preparation, School, Show Turnout, Sole charge, Stallion Handling, Supervisory Skills, Teach, Trim, Veterinary Experience, Work Rider, Work with children, Young Stock Handler, Young Stock Rider, Travelling Horses by Sea or Air
- 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
Crabbick Farm Livery
My role as Yard manager held the responsibility of the overall running of the yard. This included the day to day care of all the horses and dogs as well as liaising with owners. There was a small team of employees which I was responsible for managing throughout the day to ensure all tasks are completed efficiently and to a high standard. My role also included interviewing new members of staff and apprentices and completing appraisals for current employees. Each month, I used the accounting software Xero to create and send invoices for livery and services to each client on the yard. On a regular basis I met with business’ accountant to ensure I am happy with navigating the software and that the billing is up to date.
The Liphook Equine Hospital
As an Equine Veterinary Yard Nurse this involved working on the yard and in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) providing patients with vital care. As well as nursing in-patients, my role included admissions and discharges. This involved ensuring clients’ accounts were up to date before discharge and any additional services or sundries were booked as required. Working in ICU involved caring for more complex cases, under 24 hour observation, often requiring Intra-Venous or Naso-Gastric fluids. Being conscious of subtle changes and being able to work from your own initiative is paramount on all wards. I completed a three month block of night shifts, which required two nurses to provide care for all in-patients throughout the night, as well as answering and dealing with out of hour’s emergency phone calls. Liaising with clients, house vets, surgeons and clinic nurses on call, in an efficient and professional manner is essential when dealing with an emergency and is part of the daily routine.
I attended the 2016 and 2017 December foal sales and 2017 October yearling sales at Tattersalls, where I showed and led up foals and yearlings for Brook Stud. This experience entailed handling a wide variety of Thoroughbreds, unknown to myself, therefore quickly adapting to each individual was crucial. All duties were completed to an extremely high standard to maintain the studs’ excellent reputation. The short sales employment required quick adaptation to new horses, people and job roles with an eye for detail to ensure I complimented the team.
Meon Valley Stud
From August until September 2014, 2015 and 2016, I worked as a stud hand during the yearling preparation season. This involved working closely with a selected yearling for a 10 week period, preparing them for Tattersalls sales. All duties were completed to an extremely high standard, ensuring the yard was always well presented for potential clients. I attended Tattersalls Book 1, 2 and 3 sales in Newmarket, where I showed and led up yearlings through the auction. After the 2014 preparation season, I was offered part-time work through foaling season. I was able to learn and communicate from experienced personnel, including the stud groom, members of the team, the vet and farrier, who were all present on a regular basis completing a variety of jobs.
Sept 2015 – June 2017 UNIVERSITY CENTRE SPARSHOLT
First Class Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science
The Natural Animals Feeds Trophy for Best Equine Dissertation
The Eclipse Trophy for Best Overall Performance on the course
During the 3 year course, I gained an in-depth knowledge of the equine industry through lectures, presentations, outside reading, work experience and completing exams and assignments. A requirement of the course was to complete a dissertation which involved collecting field data and analysing surrounding scientific literature in order to draw conclusions from the results. This was completed using Minitab software and involved inputting relevant data in order to create concise graphs to present the results. My thesis was titled ‘Heritability of motor lateralisation in Thoroughbred racehorses’. I presented this study to the university through a poster format, with students and lecturers posing questions to find out surrounding information on the subject. I also presented this through a PowerPoint presentation to peers, with a question and answer session. Both presentations involved a confident, friendly and professional approach in order to convey the key findings of the study, as well as the pertinent literature within the field. The final thesis was handed in via essay format, which required robust scientific research to support the study, and statistical analysis on the raw data in order to draw conclusions and apply results to the industry.
Sept 2012 – May 2014 SPARSHOLT COLLEGE, WINCHESTER
Extended diploma in horse management – D*D*D*
BHS stage 1 horse care and riding – Distinction
BHS stage 2 care – Distinction
BHS Riding and road safety – Distinction
I attended Sparsholt College and completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management. The course entailed aspects of horse care, health, nutrition and business management, which required assignments to be completed to a high standard meeting the set deadlines. Whilst on this course, I completed additional BHS exams, in which I achieved distinctions.
Throughout my education and employment, I have developed a wide skill set including, working well in a team, independently and as a manager, handling a wide variety of horses in all different situations, maintaining high standards at all times to compliment the company and being a reliable employee. Owning my own horses has allowed me to compete in my spare time in all disciplines including showing, dressage eventing and show jumping as well as showing my dedication.
Strengths and Weaknesses
• What do you most enjoy about working with horses?
I enjoy seeing each individual progress throughout their career to be the best they can be at their sport. I particularly enjoy working closely with those that are more difficult and require more 1 to 1 attention.
• Is there anything you’d like to improve?
I would like to progress and develop new skills in different areas of the equine industry which are more outside of my comfort zone in order for me to progress.
• Why should employers consider you above any other job seeker?
I am an enthusiastic, reliable and self motivated individual, who is willing and open minded to learning new skills in order to progress in my career.
• What would you like to do or gain in your next job?
I would like to be able to utilise my current experience to compliment the company as well as being able to push myself to learn new skills.
• Do you need accommodation?
• 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?