This position is for a home groom for a top international event yard in Oxfordshire. Riding for the right candidate if their riding is to a high enough standard. Doesn’t need to be overly trained, but a balanced light seat and hands and experience with fit, blood event horses is a must. Small compact yard, easy to run, and lovely facilities including a 60×30 arena, gallops, horse walker and plenty of turnout. The horses range from 4yrs to 4star, being produced for top level competitons and championships, as well as for sale. Eventing experience a bonus, along with a good work ethic, sense of humour and a large dose of common sense! The yard is run to a high standard, with an emphasis on attention to detail and top care for all the horses.
The job would be 5 and a half days a week. There is accommodation included in a tidy annex. Other duties will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and skills. The day runs from 7.30-4.30/5, though it can run longer on certain days.
Eventing experience, good work ethic, trimming, plaiting and turning out to a high standard, common sense! Driving license, good positive attitude and ability to cope with stressful situations if things go wrong. Ability to work well alongside other members of the team. If someone doesn’t mind having a toddler around helping with yard duties that’s a bonus!
1 bedroom annex on-site, Sky TV Wifi
- Earliest start date 12th July 2021
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom, Part of a Team, Head Person, Manager, Home Groom, Competition Groom
- Yard disciplines/Activities Eventing
- Riding Optional riding, No riding required
- Required Skills Bandage, Equine First Aid, Lunging, Management Skills, Muck Out, Plait, Pull Mane/Tail, Show Turnout, Veterinary Experience
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided Single
- Days per week 5.5
- Salary currency Gbp
- Salary guide Circa 350 per week net depending on candidate’s experience
- Salary Period Weekly
- Must Drive Car, 3.5t
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Possibly
- Smoking allowed? Yes