I run an event yard, based at Aston-le-Walls in Northamptonshire, using the incredible onsite jumping and cross country facilities at Washbrook Farm. We range in numbers but usually have about 20 horses in work from sales horses, schooling horses, youngsters from the early backing stages all the way through the grades to top 5* level. Obviously our main focus is eventing and we are very busy competing every weekend during the season competing in the UK and abroad and all the major International Three Day Events. The yard is run to a very high standard, with all the horses receiving 5 star care and it’s very important to me that my staff are dedicated, reliable and trustworthy. Everything is kept immaculately and I’m looking for someone with similar high standards of work and attention to detail. It’s a very friendly team all with a great sense of humour, sharing the same passion for both the horses and the sport as well as being a lovely place of work with a real variety in the day to day routine.
Competent and Experienced with general daily yard duties : mucking out, haying, feeding, tacking up and grooming. Ideally happy to hack or lunge but riding is not a necessity. Confident trimming up / Plaiting and getting horses ready for competition would be fantastic. Happy to work within a group and follow instructions but equally ok with the occasional responsibility of sole charge whilst everyone is away at competitions.
Possibility for nearby accommodation but someone local and commutable would be better.
Working and learning within a fantastic team of both people and horses ranging from breakers to sales, all the way up the grades to 5* level. Incredible setup with world class facilities and a good variety in terms of the day to day routine. Ideal for someone keen and eager to learn, passionate about horses and the sport of eventing.
- Earliest start date 9th February 2020
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom
- Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
- Yard disciplines/Activities Eventing
- Riding Optional riding
- Required Skills 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 5/6
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide NMW
- Salary Period Weekly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? No
- Own horse welcome? Possibly
- Smoking allowed? No