This role is in working in a competition livery yard run by a BS Accredited Coach. The job involves all normal stable duties, the exercise of competition horses and travel to shows.
You must have: worked in the industry already, have a practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school. It would be a good role for someone who has finished an apprenticeship and is looking for their first ‘proper’ job. Equally we would welcome someone more experienced.
Somebody who showjumped would also benefit from the opportunity of having their own horse on the yard, training and going to shows with us.
You should: be happy to work within a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy with attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses both ridden and on the ground.
Our horses are treated as individuals and all our grooms must have their welfare at heart and be prepared to work with a level of detail when caring for the horses. Your role will require you to maintain the high standards of the yard if the Owner is not present.
This is a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to six horses, and on occasions take sole charge .
You will work alongside two other full time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with.
The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow. It has three bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, and a open plan kitchen and sitting room. All furnished.
It is heated by electric radiators.
The kitchen has a full cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave.
Within the yard there is a washing machine and tumble dryer.
All cleaning products, washing powder and toliet roll – are provided.
As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse. We also recognise that if you are committed to that horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge, if it is not on site. On a regular basis we do not finish later than 17:30, however show days or vet emergencies will mean longer days. Having your own horse at a different location then becomes a conflict and can be very tiring. Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery. The groom start 30 minutes before work so they can tend to their horse and make up some of the time that they will spend on the horse within the day. The horse can be worked and groomed within the working day in the same way the other horses on the yard are. One day a week the horse will be done for the the groom, so that they can have a horse free day.
- Earliest start date 1st March 2020
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Apprentice, Groom, Groom/Rider
- Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
- Yard disciplines/Activities Livery, Showjumping
- Riding Applicants must ride
- Required Skills Bandage, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Muck Out
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided Shared with other employee
- Days per week 5.5
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide NMW & accommodation available
- Salary Period Monthly
- Must Drive Not Applicable
- Must have own car? No
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Yes
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