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Wiltshire – Experienced Event Groom/Exercise Rider Required. 987 views39 applications

Ref: JL48666

Job Description

*Own horse welcomed *Pets considered *5/6 days pw (depending on competitions)*Dressage, SJ and XC lessons provided for keen riders.

Live in Groom/Exercise Rider required to work in a 5* eventing yard  – a professional, private yard near Devizes, Wiltshire. 10 horses from at all levels up to 5* (and a few retirees). This close-knit team works hard and takes care of each other. Dressage, SJ and XC lessons provided for keen riders on their own horses.Most importantly, must like and care about our horses.

Overseen by a full time professional event rider based at our yard who competes at 5* and who also competes some of the horses you will be responsible for looking after. Lessons will also be available with the professional as part of your employment.

Must be experienced grooming at competitions, as well as comfortable with all aspects of top class sport horse welfare and yard management.You will work alongside another experienced groom/rider and one apprentice.

Must be able to hack fit event horses, and ideally be fine to do some faster canter fitness work with them. No need to school for dressage or jumping (although we are happy for you to help with this if you are able and want to).

Super facilities (indoor 25 stable American barn, indoor and outdoor schools, horse walker, lunge pen, and lovely hacking).

Good wage and benefits.


Minimum Requirements

Candidates must be able to perform full stable duties and horse care, hack well and safely, lunge, and have a high standard of competition turn-out.


Accommodation details

Live in position, with shared onsite accommodation in a spacious 4 bedroom flat.Single room in really nice and spacious staff accommodation (2-3 grooms share this space).



Free livery for your horse.  Lessons will be provided.   Opportunities to travel to local and international events. Can bring your own horse too.  The farm is in Wiltshire, near Devizes on the edge of Salisbury Plains, and about 30 minutes from the lovely cities of Bath and Salisbury.

More Information

  • Earliest start date 2nd September 2019
  • Continent/Country United Kingdom
  • Position/s available Groom, Rider/Groom
  • Yard disciplines/Activities Competitions, Eventing, Family Yard
  • Riding Applicants must ride
  • Required Skills Bandage, Clip, Exercise/Hack Out, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Show Turnout, Sole charge, Trim
  • Non-equine skills required None
  • Accommodation provided Shared with other employee
  • Days per week 5-6 (competition dependant)
  • Salary currency GBP
  • Salary guide At least NMW/Negotiable
  • Salary Period Monthly
  • Must have own car? No
  • Pets welcome? Possibly
  • Own horse welcome? Yes
  • Smoking allowed? Yes
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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
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