Permanent, year round position available in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. Previous Groom had been with Employers for 40 years until retiring. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced Hunt Groom/Rider. Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses, (can ride and lead). Some help given with riding and work. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables.
Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Would also be helpful – but not essential – to be able to ride 13.2hh+ ponies occasionally. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. 2nd horse so need to drive a 3.5t lorry.
Outside of season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business/some yearling +foal prep if interested/PC activities/occasional childcare and light farm work. Some flexibility on start date.
Must like children! Be happy to work hard in all weathers.
Family farm location. Accommodation is a three bedrooms semi-detached cottage on the farm, 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome.
Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete youngstock during the summer (local shows)
- Earliest start date 1st July 2019
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Sole Charge
- Yard disciplines/Activities Hunting, Pony Club Activities
- Riding Applicants must ride
- Required Skills Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, Work with children
- Non-equine skills required Other - see job description
- Accommodation provided Single, Shared with your partner
- Days per week 6 during hunting season; 4 out of season
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide 350pw all year round
- Salary Period Weekly
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Yes
- Own horse welcome? No
- Smoking allowed? No