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Mid Wales – Show Jumping Competition Groom / Stud Groom/ Private Family Yard. 394 views4 applications

Ref: JL50424

Job Description

We are a small family farm with a show jumping stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 14 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 50 acres of mixed grazing over 2 properties within 500yrds of each other .  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.

I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense .  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows.

You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential.

Confident rider at least on the flat, especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat is a bonus, jumping even more so but absolutely not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person.

We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important.


Minimum Requirements

Previous experience working on a stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position. Previous experience as a head groom or yard manager is preferred but absolutely not essential – right attitude is paramount.

Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.


Accommodation details

Studio accommodation included own bathroom bedroom and kitchen diner own entry on site single person or live out considered



We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.

Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted

Opportunities to compete for the right person

Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications

Own horse not possible at the moment

Extremely varied role – no two days the same!

Full time contract with 28 days holiday, pension and statutory sick pay.

Alternate weekends

More Information

  • Earliest start date 24th July 2019
  • Continent/Country United Kingdom, Wales
  • Position/s available Groom, Groom/Rider, Part of a Team
  • Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
  • Yard disciplines/Activities Family Yard, Showjumping, Stud
  • Riding Applicants must ride
  • Required Skills Back/Break, Bandage, Broodmares, Clip, Compete, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Foaling/Foal Watch, Long Rein, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Ride, Show Turnout, Stallion Handling, Young Stock Handler
  • Non-equine skills required Administration, Computer Skills
  • Accommodation provided Single
  • Days per week 5/6
  • Salary currency £
  • Salary guide above min wage depends on experience £10.00 hour upwards
  • Salary Period Weekly
  • Must Drive Car
  • Must have own car? Yes
  • Pets welcome? No
  • Own horse welcome? No
  • Smoking allowed? Yes
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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
SG17 5LU
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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