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Wiltshire Apprentice Groom/Rider (optional) required. 813 views19 applications

Ref: JL54516

Job Description

*Pets welcome *Own horse welcome *Training on own horse/opportunities to go to shows on own horse *Relaxed but professional yard

I’m looking for someone who is genuinely keen to learn how to look after horses in their  home Environment and how to prepare them for competition.  This person must be responsible enough to take sole charge on occasion whilst working closely with other staff members most of the time


We have a smallish yard of 17 stables. We offer full and part livery with or without exercise/schooling. Most of my customers are professional people with an interest in competing. My yard and services are based around helping them to achieve their goals. As well as the yard I also run a small B&B which means I need a person who is genuinely happy to work alone.

I also compete with my home bred horses who are just coming on. Mostly in dressage at the moment and hopefully show jumping later on. I jump with an older horse that I have, at the moment.

Alongside this I also do Retirement livery and youngsters in fields. This is normally small herds of horses living in fields 24/7 but obviously they still need caring for. They are checked twice a day all year round. They are fed in the winter and also sometimes have rug changes. The person that looks after them must be attentive to these needs and be capable of noticing and reporting back when one is injured, behaving oddly or appears unsettled.


So ideally I’m looking for someone who loves horses and is going to be happy to spend their time at home caring for them with their different needs, and supporting training liveries by giving their horses top level care in their absence.

All my Liveries are lovely and enjoy their horses and the social yard environment.

In my mind, I’m looking for someone who is cheerful, kind, hard-working, keen to learn about the care of the competition horse from foals through to their senior years. It would also help if candidates were confident, tidy, reliable and self-motivated.
There are horses to have lessons on but own horse would probably be beneficial.

Minimum Requirements

This is a small yard so the person that takes this job must be happy to share holiday time yard cover. ie: Christmas, Easter, bank holidays.

Live out

Good clean mucking out abilities and tidy yard ethics.



My full time groom lives in a small flat within the yard. The kitchen also has a small lounge area which is used as the coffee room by the liveries and other staff members.

There is a separate laundry room with a designated washer dryer for staff use.




Opportunity to bring their horse. Grass kept. Training available and opportunities to come competing with your own horse.

Well behaved cat and hen friendly dog could be welcome. Preferably smaller size.

Regular days/time off

Paid on the books

Regular salary reviews

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
SG17 5LU

0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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