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Dorset – Live in groom/animal care 306 views2 applications

Ref: JL88825

Job Description

Looking for a full-time, live-in groom/animal care. Located in Dorset.


Job to include overseeing the running of small private yard of 3 horses (1 eventer competing at BE100 and 2 semi-retired hackers). All usual duties including muck out, turn out/in, poo pick, grooming, lunging, plaiting, clipping etc. Management of land/arena. Need to be confident hacking fit/spooky horses. Some schooling of event horse may be required when rider is away at university so must be competent at flatwork – please send some photos/short video of you riding.

Care of chickens.

Care of house and well-behaved Labrador when employer away.


Must be competent and confident running a small yard to the highest of standards and able to communicate effectively with employer, vets, farriers, deliveries etc.


Need to be able to work on own initiative due to employer being away for long periods and have attention to detail with both horse care and yard management. Appointed candidate may be required to attend training/events with rider.


Looking for a kind, knowledgeable, organised and hardworking person who is flexible, fun, works well with others and has a can-do attitude.


Please be aware that you will mostly be working alone, and we are based in a quiet village. May be more suitable to someone who is local or has connections in the area.


References required. Please send CV to galloway@candw.ky

Happy to discuss more about what role involves over email or phone.

In person interview with riding trial.


Start date Jan/Feb 2022

Minimum Requirements

Previous experience and driving license a must. Non-smoker.

Equine first aid skills, experience driving a 3.5t lorry – over 25s only for insurance.

Eventing background/interest a bonus but not essential.


Accommodation details

1 bed cottage with utility bills included.



5 ½ days a week. 28 days holiday.

Own horse and well-behaved pets (must get along with current dog) a possibility.


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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
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