Live in Groom/Exercise Rider required to work in a 5* eventing yard – a professional, private yard near Devizes, Wiltshire. 8 horses from at all levels up to 5* (including 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 horse. 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. Flat and Jump lessons will also be available with the professional as part of your employment. Competitions also possible on own horse as part of our competition schedule
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 an apprentice groom/rider.
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).
Superb facilities (indoor 23 stable American barn, indoor and outdoor schools, horse walker, lunge pen, and lovely hacking).
Good wage and benefits.
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.
Live in position, with shared onsite accommodation in a spacious and well appointed 4 bedroom staff flat.
Free livery for your horse. Lessons will be provided. Opportunities to travel to local and international events. 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.
- Earliest start date 15th November 2020
- 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 1/2 (slightly competition dependent)
- Salary currency GBP
- Salary guide NMW/Negotiable for the right experience
- Salary Period Monthly
- Must have own car? No
- Pets welcome? Yes
- Own horse welcome? Yes
- Smoking allowed? Yes