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Groom/Exercise Rider – Eventing. Oxfordshire 125 views1 application

Ref: JL35598

Job Description

Main Functions
·       Ensuring all horses are cared for to the highest standards, working closely with the Owner/Rider and Yard Manager as to what each individual horse requires to ensure optimum performance

·       All normal yard duties including cleaning stables, providing forage, feed, supplements and water

·       Daily hacking of fit competition horses

·       Grooming, saddling, unsaddling and bathing horses

·       Clipping, plaiting, pulling manes and tails etc all to a high standard

·       When appropriate, administer First Aid to horses including bandaging, icing, cold hosing etc

·       Clean all tack and other horse equipment and also ensure all buckets and feed tubs are kept scrupulously clean

·       Lungeing and hand walking horses

·       Turning horses out and keeping paddocks tidy

·       Maintain the yard area – including sweeping, washing and general cleaning

·       Assisting in preparing horses for competitions

·       Packing equipment for horse shows and unpacking the lorry on its return from competitions

·       Play and active role in keeping the laundry up to date

Principal Accountabilities
·       To be totally committed to the health and welfare of each and every horse in your care, ensuring that all horses have exactly the care and support prescribed by the Owner/Rider and Yard Manager

·       Following instructions and directions from the Owner/Rider, Yard Manager, farrier, veterinarian or other equine care provider

·       Ensure that the grooms’ accommodation is kept clean and tidy at all times.

·       To be polite and courteous to all Owners, Trainers, Paraprofessionals and other

members of the support team that visit the yard

·       Be part of high level, high achieving eventing team to help to “make things happen” to ensure the continued success

Minimum Requirements

Education A minimum of 5 O-Levels/GCSEs, at grade C and above.

NVQ/BHS Stage 2 would be advantageous

Experience and skills Ideally a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a grooming role.

A high level of horse knowledge is essential including competency in basic First Aid for horses.

Good communication and organisational skills.

HGV Licence would be a distinct advantage


Accommodation details

On site shared accommodation is available.


Opportunity to bring own horse.

More Information

  • Earliest start date 10th December 2018
  • Continent/Country United Kingdom
  • Position/s available Groom
  • Yard disciplines/Activities Eventing
  • Riding Applicants must ride
  • Required Skills Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride
  • Non-equine skills required None
  • Accommodation provided Shared with other employee
  • Days per week 6
  • Salary currency Negotiable
  • Salary guide TBC
  • Salary Period Weekly
  • Must Drive Car
  • Must have own car? No
  • Pets welcome? No
  • Own horse welcome? Possibly
  • Smoking allowed? Yes
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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
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0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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