*6 days in season, 4 out of season *£350pw + accommodation all year round /negotiable for seasonal work *Horse & dog welcome
Hunt Groom/rider position offered in a beautiful and interesting part of Dorset with much to enjoy locally. This traditional farming and hunt family are looking for an experienced person to take sole charge of horse care. The position is preferably a permanent year-round one however seasonal applicants may be considered.
Should be capable of riding big, fit hunters. Fantastic off-road hacking available in all directions from the stables. A thorough understanding of feeding and fitness of hunters is required as well as top turnout and first aid skills. Ability to drive a trailer or 3.5t lorry would be a bonus.
Full on, six days per week during Oct-March and riding 2/3 times a day for 5 stabled horses/ponies, (can ride and lead). Some help is given with riding and work. Outside of the season, the hours go down to four days per week and the work could include some work in the family’s catering business / PC activities / occasional babysitting and light farm work.
The ideal candidate should:
- be happy to work hard, mainly on their own, in all weathers
- be self-motivated with high standards
- have a strong initiative and be capable of spotting problems promptly
- like children!
Family farm location. Accommodation is a three-bedroom, central heated, semi-detached cottage on the farm 1 mile up the road. Partner/family welcome.
Some hunting a possibility for the right applicant as is the chance to low-key compete for youngstock during the summer (local shows)
- Earliest start date 7th September 2020
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Sole Charge
- Yard disciplines/Activities Family Yard, Hunting, Pony Club Activities
- Riding Applicants must ride
- Required Skills Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided Single, Shared with your partner
- Days per week 6 in season, 4 out of season
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide 350pw all year round / negotiable for seasonal work
- Salary Period Weekly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Possibly
- Smoking allowed? No