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General Information

  • Age 28 years
  • Date of Birth 1st January 1994
  • Had previous paid employment within the equine industry? Locked
  • Preferred Countries United Kingdom, Wales
  • County/State/Region Anywhere, Essex, UK
  • Job Category Full Time, Permanent
  • Earliest start date 24th June 2022
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  • Notice period 1 week
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  • Live in or out Live in
  • Co-habiting? Locked
  • Full Postcode if live out (Private) Locked
  • Expected Job Level Groom, Groom/Rider, Rider, Part of a Team, Sole Charge, Head Person, Home Groom, Stud Groom, Stud Hand, Other
  • Animals to bring to a job Locked
  • Describe the animal/s you HAVE to bring to the job (if applicable) Locked
  • Can drive Car, Tractor, 3.5t
  • Own car? None
  • Height 5’9” / 175cm
  • Approximate weight 13st / 82.6kg / 182lb
  • Total years experience with horses Locked
  • Previous paid/work experience Locked
  • Future disciplines Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Family Yard, Foaling, Hunting, Livery, Retail, Riding School, Sales, Showing, Show Jumping, Stud
  • Riding Role? Locked
  • Nationality Irish
  • Languages spoken Locked
  • Qualifications Locked
  • Equine Skills Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Compete, Exercise/Hack Out, Lunging, Muck Out, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Rider/Trainer, School, Sole charge, Stallion Handling, Teach, Work Rider, Work with children
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I started my education at Grennan College, Thomastown, completing the post leaving certificate course of Equine Studies and Horsemanship. Here I trained under Bridgette McCarthy and trained for my BHS Stages 1 and 2 alongside learning about sport horse coaching and riding, yard management, horse care and anatomy and physiology. 


Stud Hand, Ballylinch Stud (August 2019-March 2021)

Ballylinch Stud is a well known Stud farm in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. I have worked on each different division for a period of time but have been mainly  working with the mares and foals department. I have worked during coverings with the stallions, with yearlings and young horses starting their training. 

My main duties would include:

  • Caring for all mares and foals under my charge. 
  • Assisting the vet with scanning/x-rays/administering treatments. 
  • Caring for the teaser in our care on a daily basis. 
  • Mucking out. 
  • Brushing/trimming/pulling manes. 
  • Paddock maintenance. 
  • Bandaging. 
  • Washing/treating foals. 

Front of House Staff Member, Black Bull (October 2017-November 2018)

The Black Bull was a popular bar in the heart of Yarm Town, Stockton. 

  • Dealing with customer queries/complaints. 
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment to work in. 
  • Serving food and beverages. 

Yard Manager, Roxloe Equestrian Centre (August 2016-September 2017)

Roxloe was a busy riding school/livery yard based in Darlington, UK. My daily tasks involved: 

  • Maintaining the smooth running of the yard at all times.
  • Dealing with customers and owners queries/complaints etc.
  • Ensuring the welfare of all horses and ponies under my care.
  • Mucking out/stable cleaning/de-cobwebbing/painting maintaince of the stables.
  • Checking fields and fencing.
  • Teaching/organising our in-house pony club.
  • Assigning of horses to lessons/keeping horses fit/taking out trail rides.
  • Grooming.
  • Holding for vets and farrier’s.
  • Clipping.

Yard Assistant/Groom, West Park Equestrian Services (July 2015- July 2016)

West Park was a livery yard/schooling/breaking yard and also a competition venue in the Tow Law, UK. My tasks here included:

  • The care of the livery horses both full livery and part livery’s. 
  • Handling of young horses as they started their ridden career. 
  • Mucking out.
  • Yard and paddock maintenance.
  • Clipping/plaiting. 
  • Bandaging. 
  • Lunging young horses.
  • Exercise of livery and sales horses. 
  • Assisting on competition days for British Show jumping, Dressage UK and British Dressage.

Handler, KL Pony Therapy (November 2014 – June 2015)

KL Pony Therapy was a therapy business for the elderly or disabled through the use of American Miniature horses. My duties included;

  • Handling horses during therapy sessions.
  • Interacting with clients and carers. 
  • Educating people about horses/ponies.
  • Mucking out. 
  • Clipping.
  • Bandaging.
  • Grooming.
  • Travelling the Miniatures.

I have a keen eye for detail and cleanliness. I’m a good time keep

Key Skills

I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic worker with great people skills and a passion for the care and progression of horses. My biggest love in the industry is jumping and hope to look into eventing my own horse. In recent years I have found an enjoyment in the show ring.

I have a keen eye for detail and cleanliness and I’m a bit OCD when it comes to keeping a yard clean and professional.

I’m happy to work solo or part of a team and I’m capable of sole charge when staff is on holiday or otherwise engaged elsewhere.


• Do you need accommodation?

For now, yes.

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

I have 1 horse and 1 dog whom I will eventually be moving with me.

• Do you have any ongoing commitments?


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

Not Currently.



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