|· 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
|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
On site shared accommodation is available.
Opportunity to bring own horse.
- 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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