Looking for sole-charge groom for Saturday and Sunday for family eventing and breeding yard near Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
This is a stay-at-home Saturday and Sunday job in idyllic countryside surroundings, on a user-friendly indoor yard. Generally four or five horses stabled including babies to CCI***, together with a shetland and miniature donkey living out.
Facilities include 6 stables, a world-class 60 x 25m outdoor arena with mirrors installed by Equestrian Surfaces, wash bay, solarium, rug room, lovely heated tack room with kettle, nespresso machine, microwave and all the usuals.
Self-motivated and fun individual required, comfortable with sole charge required. Candidate should not be phased by large, fit horses or youngsters. Possibility of riding for the right person. All usual duties including mucking out and daily poo picking, arena harrowing, etc.
We have four dogs so dog friendly essential. This position will suit someone cheerful, fun, motivated, hard working and committed to providing top class care for a small team of competition horses. On-going training is definitely possible, but the applicant will need good basic knowledge and the initiative to crack on with the usual daily routine.
The job requires someone who will get excited by keeping a yard spotless and running smoothly but in a less pressurised environment than a bigger commercial yard. This is our family home so a positive personality is important. 2020 will be a fun year as we have another rider based with us.
Because of the sole charge, this particular role will not suit an apprentice or school leaver. Salary according to experience, but £9 – £10. Hours are generally 07.30 til 5pm but open to discussion if someone is local and for the right person we can be flexible.
None – Live out
- Earliest start date 18th January 2020
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom
- Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
- Yard disciplines/Activities Dressage, Eventing, Family Yard
- Riding Optional riding
- Required Skills Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Muck Out, Sole charge, Supervisory Skills
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided None
- Days per week 2, Saturday and Sunday
- Salary currency Pounds
- Salary guide 8.50 - 10 ph
- Salary Period Hourly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Possibly
- Smoking allowed? Yes
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