*25 hours pw *Own horse & dog considered *Possibility by separate negotiation live in self-contained Annex including utility bills paid
Busy equestrian family seeking a dedicated and passionate experienced groom to care for and exercise (currently) 5 show jumping ponies/horse. We have a small private yard at our home close to Bicester, where our daughters are busy competing most weekends at a variety of shows including Junior British show jumping events. We are looking for an experienced competent rider who can assist in improving the ponies way of going which will include schooling and fitness work, the candidate must ride well on the flat and have had experience with training and developing young show jumping ponies / horses. The candidate must be confident with all basic equestrian first aid, including bandaging and poulticing. The role includes all aspects of running the yard and carrying out daily duties, such as grooming, pulling & plaiting manes, (clipping a bonus), mucking out, cleaning tack, organising the lorry, grading the school etc. The duties will be varied and we may require help with other related activities. As the role is 25 hours a week it might suit someone who wants extra time to do other equine work. (Please note extra hours can be given if happy to work around the house and garden and overtime can be given at various busy times).
The candidate will work on their own most days so, we are looking for someone who is very self-motivated and has a great deal of love and passion for what they do. The person must get on well with children (10yrs & 13 yrs) and have exceptional organisation skill and attention to detail.
Experience in developing young showjumping Ponies / horses
Excellent at flat work
Plaiting & Pulling Manes
Clipping a bonus
Good general equine first Aid
All general yard duties
HGV licence a bonus.
The possibility of a separate negotiation for the rental of a self contained Annex including utility bills paid
Freelance or employed
Possibility to keep your horse with us and bring your dog
Salary from £180 -£212 pw 25 hrs Depending on age and experience.
Mon, Wed, Thur & Friday 5 hrs per day. Tue 3 hrs Sat 2 hrs
How to Apply
- Please email a covering letter along with your CV.
- Please text me via my mobile number.
- Earliest start date 2nd January 2020
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom/Rider
- Yard disciplines/Activities Family Yard, Showjumping
- Riding Applicants must ride
- Required Skills Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Long Rein, Lunging, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride
- Non-equine skills required Pet Care/Sitting
- Accommodation provided Single
- Days per week 5
- Salary currency pounds
- Salary guide £180-£212 p/w
- Salary Period Weekly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Yes
- Own horse welcome? Yes
- Smoking allowed? No