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HELP! Why can’t I fill my equine job vacancy?!

HELP! Why can’t I fill my equine job vacancy?!

Sometimes your recruitment drive gets stuck in a rut and needs a shove in the right direction to get things moving and pick up the momentum needed to fill an equine job vacancy. This is where The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment can help. The Grooms List is the No.1 equestrian recruitment agency, and little wonder with over 20 years experience in FILLING EQUINE JOBS at your disposal when you subscribe to one of our recruitment packages; either our DIY website package or our bespoke equine recruitment services.

This article is written specifically for employers using a DIY website recruiting route who, sometimes, can find themselves at an impasse finding suitable candidates and receiving applicants from appropriate job seekers.

 

Where has it all gone wrong?

1. Look again at your job vacancy advert…

 

Are you ‘selling’ your vacancy or just putting together a list of ‘demands’?¬†¬†

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Dont make your job vacancy advert a list of demands

Is your advert attractive or off-putting? Seriously, have you simply “mind-dumped” your requirements or wish-list without considering what a prospective employee would be interested in seeing? Is it simply a list of “must-do’s” and “must-have’s”? Does it really present a balance between your requirements versus what you can offer, for example, the lifestyle the candidate will be living as your employee? The prospective employee is going to be spending the greater proportion of their daily life at your yard (especially if they live in), so it’s in your interests to ensure that it sounds like an inviting, nice place to be!

Read more about writing an effective job vacancy advert here.

 

Is your job competitive?

Ask yourself, why should¬†the best job seekers want your job above all the others? A good candidate will find your job less attractive if they can take someone else’s job with better remuneration and/or greater benefits, for example, a 5 day week, the freedom to bring a horse or dog, the opportunity to ride, or gain qualifications…

Caroline talks in more depth about making your job vacancy and corresponding advert competitive in her article How to Recruit an Everyday Super Groom here. It’s an interesting read from a seasoned equine recruiter!

If you’re not sure how to make your¬†vacancy more attractive then contact us! We’re experienced at this – we know things you possibly won’t even think of and have many employers who return to us as when they need to simply because we have provided ‘pointers’ in this regard! 🙂

 

Have you added some photos?

Again, your yard is your prospective employee’s future home/second home (whether live in or out!) so give job seekers a little insight to where they would be working and living (if applicable).

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - be competitive with your vacancy

Have you “featured” your job vacancy on The Grooms List?

Are you trying to fill an equine job vacancy for a specific type of employee? Do you want to cast your net as wide as possible?

From as little as £12 inc VAT your vacancy will appear on our homepage and on featured spots on various pages and articles on The Grooms List website. Plus it will also give your vacancy extended targeted coverage via our social media channels, giving you a reach of well over 50,000 potential candidates (March 2019).

You can upgrade your vacancy to a featured job at any time throughout your subscription here. 

 

2. Review your recruiting activity

Are you doing your bit?

Not all job seekers are out of work or have time on their hands to regularly search and apply for jobs, or contact potential employers!

Many, if not most, are busy in their current jobs and working for long hours each day and, arguably, are often less desperate for your job than you are for a groom! Therefore it’s important to make time to search The Grooms List for possible candidates, and, if you think any might be suitable for your vacancy, call them! Text them! Email them! Send them a private message on The Grooms List! Do all of this! Let them know you are interested in¬†speaking to them! We have filled many jobs over the years with job seekers who many employers would have disregarded simply because they didn’t respond quickly enough to a single call or email. You can make a substantial difference to this outcome just by calling at random times eg: early evening, weekends etc. and contacting via a variety of routes rather than just one. “Why should I? If they were interested they would get back to me!” we hear you say… Not so! That was then and this is now; it’s what it takes these days. If you are really having difficulty contacting a job seeker on The Grooms List¬†get in¬†touch¬†with us! and we will do our bit to help. We will investigate to find out why and take a tough line with time-wasters.

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Contact CandidatesNeed help using the search filters on The Grooms List? Contact us for advice – we can even send you a preset search link to help you drill down to the candidate’s who are most likely to be suitable for your job vacancy. In fact, you don’t even need a subscription for us to do this – we can still give you a custom link, you just won’t see full Jobseekers Profiles and contact details. We’re happy to offer “try before you buy!”

Whether you’re a subscribed employer or not, search and filter job seekers on The Grooms List here any time. Watch our How-To video on using the search and filter facility on The Grooms List here. 🙂

 

Are you making assumptions on candidates’ behalf?

A big mistake recruiting employers make when filling an equine job vacancy is to assume certain things about job seekers without finding out facts.

The number one example of this is a candidate’s start date – the “earliest start date” is exactly that – their earliest start date, not their only start date! A considerable number of employers miss out on their ideal employee because they have noted the candidate’s start date is 6 weeks past, assume they must have a job now and disregard them (sometimes even when the candidate has just applied for their job!) Never, ever do this! If a candidate is visible on The Grooms List, contact them! Even if their start date is 6 months past!

As stated in point 2, a good number of job seekers will already be in work and maybe casually keeping an eye out for a new opportunity to move onto or step up to. If you think the opportunity they’re looking for could be your job vacancy, ignore their start date, find out for sure by contacting them and drawing their attention to your job vacancy.

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Don't disregard candidates without contacting themSounds counter-intuitive but… don’t be too discerning when reviewing Jobseekers Profiles – In our experience, a lot of job seekers don’t help themselves when completing their profile or writing a CV. Don’t miss out, make time to engage with job seekers and find out the facts before disregarding them or rejecting their application. More often than not it will pay off! If a candidate’s profile mostly matches your requirements it’s worthwhile engaging with the candidate regarding your vacancy (and especially if they’ve applied for your job!). There have been numerous occasions where the appointed candidate’s Jobseekers Profile doesn’t align with the requirements of the job they end up happily taking, and often staying a long time in!

 

 

Simple solutions!

Make use of an equine recruitment agency like The Grooms List

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - The Grooms List can helpSocial media may appear to present a wealth of opportunity to recruiting employers but, in reality, this can be an absolute minefield, fraught with problems and pitfalls. Also, unless you are a social media whizz who can deftly target your social media posts at a relevant audience, advertising on social media can waste a fair bit of your recruiting time. The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has the largest social media coverage of any equestrian recruitment agency (August 2019) with a following of well over 60,000 potential candidates, which is extended at least threefold if you choose to feature your job vacancy on The Grooms List. Furthermore, you have direct access to:

  • A database of current equine job seekers, not just avid horse lovers browsing posts in their leisure time.
  • The facilities to construct an effective job vacancy advert that is targeted directly to current equine job seekers.
  • The benefit of social media channels that are 100% targeted
  • Knowledgeable, professional equine recruiters who know things you may not even think of to help you find your perfect candidate! The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has the most knowledgeable, experienced recruiters in the equine industry today and are available to you, along with a modern, user-friendly equine recruitment website from just ¬£60 including VAT.

Read more on why you should use an equine recruitment agency here.

 

5 Top Tips for Finding a Good Groom - don't advertise everywhereDon’t advertise everywhere!

By placing your job with¬†every¬†equine recruitment company, despite how it might feel, you really aren‚Äôt covering all your bases ‚Äď it can give potential candidates the impression that you are struggling to fill your vacancy or that you have a high turnover of staff (we know, they tell us this!), whilst simultaneously wasting your time and money.

By subscribing to The Grooms List you are accessing the largest audience of genuine, current job seekers in the UK via our database and social media platforms. We value your custom and are all about repeat custom in the future so, uniquely, we work hard for your subscription. See our testimonials here.

 

Make sure you’re using the facilities available to you…

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Mobile WebsiteDon’t let things drift

You’d be surprised at the number of busy employers who take out a subscription on a recruitment website, turn around three times and find that their subscription has expired! Buy a subscription when you are ready to recruit in earnest, then ensure you log into The Grooms List website regularly.

  • Add a job vacancy advert as soon as possible! We advertise all jobs on our social media channels, so it’s imperative that you add a job vacancy advert so we, our job seekers and everyone on social media know to apply to you/contact you about your job vacancy! We check all job vacancy adverts before they are published. This protects you from inadvertently stumbling into difficult territory with anti-discrimination laws and employment laws (such as legal salary packages or¬†providing accommodation for an employee or their horse). Read more on writing an effective job vacancy advert here.
  • Feature your job vacancy to broaden your audience to well over 60,000 (August 2019) potential candidates
  • Regularly check your applications
  • Regularly check your¬†Private Messages
  • Regularly search the latest candidates who have joined The Grooms List since your last visit
  • The Grooms List website works on any device so you can keep up with your recruitment drive from anywhere that you have an internet connection.

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - APPROVE AND REJECT APPLICATIONSReply to ALL applications

Even the unsuitable ones – no one likes to be left hanging!

  • Let good candidates know that you’d like speak to them by approving their application on The Grooms List. Yours won’t be the only job they’ll have applied for, and you could easily miss out if another employer has engaged with them before you do.
  • Let unsuccessful applicants know that your job is not for them – this time.¬†They’ve taken the time to read your job vacancy advert and apply to you – it’s only fair that you let them know that they need to keep looking. Do bear in mind that an applicant who is too inexperienced for your yard now could be your perfect employee a year or more down the line, so it’s worthwhile politely letting the candidate know that on this occasion their application has not been successful, rather¬†than simply let them slowly draw the conclusion that you’re not interested to speak to them as time passes and you don’t reply to their application.
  • We appreciate that it can be difficult to know what to say, especially when rejecting a candidate’s application, therefore we have created editable preset replies for you to use to quickly go through your applicants letting candidates know if their application has been successful or not. Remember, either way it is in your interest to respond to your applicants.

Review and accept/reject your applications here. See our How-To video on accepting and rejecting applications here.

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - get expert adviceGet professional advice

Through The Grooms List, a wealth of valuable equine recruitment knowledge and experience is only a phone call, email or social media message away – make use of that!

  • Make use of the Employers Zone on The Grooms List. From there, you can access everything you need to navigate The Grooms List website, read advice and information about each stage of the recruitment process, and watch How-To videos to help you get the best out of The Grooms List website. Visit the Employers Zone here.
  • The Grooms List has an ever-growing catalogue of articles offering recruiting employers information and advice on the recruiting process – have a browse through them here and benefit from key advice on finding, employing and retaining your Super Grooms!
  • Contact us if you would like to have a chat about your vacancy and requirements, or you would like any tips on getting the best out of your subscription to The Grooms List website.

 

But it’s all so time-consuming!

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - stressed outDon’t have time for all this? Ask yourself how much money you have spent trying to fill an equine job vacancy, renewing various website subscriptions over the last few weeks or months – years, even?! Add up how long you’ve spent chasing unsuitable candidates. Time = money, so you can’t afford to let your website subscription pass without using the services you’ve paid for.

  • Get ahead by reading our advice on writing your job vacancy advert here.
  • Contact us: to discuss your job vacancy advert.
  • Contact us: to discuss any candidates, whether they’re in your applicant’s list or a search results list. We can even provide you with a custom link to a list of candidates that match your requirement. Just tell us your requirements and we’ll do it.
  • Be assured that you’re adhering to employment law – read our articles on equine¬†recruitment and employment here.

Need more help? Do contact us and discuss our Assisted and Bespoke services –¬†it may be¬†cheaper than you think!

Do feel free to contact Caroline for a professional, impartial, no-obligation chat here.

 

Key facilities on The Grooms List

Find everything you need in one place on the Employers Zone here.

Advertise your job vacancy here.

Edit your job vacancy here.

Feature your Job Vacancy here.

Manage your applications here.

Search candidates on The Grooms List here.

Your Private Messages here.

Manage your subscription here.

We want you to get the best out of your subscription to The Grooms List so if you would like any assistance using the website, or would like have a chat about your requirements, please do get in touch, we’ll be happy to help you! 0203 006 5730 / info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

 

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Featured Job Vacancies

Job Description We are looking for an experienced, live in groom and rider for Greenhill at Overley which is a new and exciting sister yard to our well established equestrian centre in Cirencester. Minimum Requirements You must be experienced, ride well and have worked on a livery yard or similar before. ¬†A teaching qualification is a benefit, or an interest in teaching is required. ¬†You must be capable, kind and have a happy disposition.   Accommodation details A one bedroomed self contained cottage is provided with a nominal rent (accommodation offset) bills all included including council tax, electricity and water.   Benefits You can bring a horse and the livery is included in the package, a small well behaved dog is also welcome. ¬†Plenty of training offered.  
Job Description Equine apprentice available at a large renowned Sports Horse Stud and Training Centre. A unique chance to train at one of the top Sports Horse Studs in the UK with full training for Level 3 Senior Groom apprentice qualification. The position gives training across all aspects of the yard as well as show grooming at some of the top shows in the UK. An excellent chance to get on the career ladder with good prospects within the business for progression. Own horse welcome and a chance to compete for the right applicant. This position is for someone who already has a grounding in all stable management and riding who wishes to progress in an environment which offers a lot of opportunities. Own horse welcome and chance to compete Apprenticeship wages apply Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Self catering shared accomodation with own room free wifi fully fitted and central heated   Benefits Own horse welcome Apprentice wage  
We are a well known, established and friendly Stables and have a vacancy within our equine team for a new member. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic hold a BHSAI qualification and have experience of teaching a range of ages, abilities and disciplines- the role includes general yard work and schooling of horses.¬† This is a Permanent position 37.5 hrs per week in our friendly busy BHS and ABRS approved inner city riding school with 23 horses. Working hours will include one evening and one weekend day. We offer a competitive wage, 28 days holiday, pension and training towards further exams. We have a large Equestrian and Activities Club accessed by city-based children aged 8-18, currently we have over 270 young people registered with us. The successful applicant will be interacting daily with these young people, leading workshops and activity sessions therefore It is essential they are a good communicator who enjoys motivating and interacting with young people. We do not have accommodation on site; however our yard is city based and surrounded by good affordable rented accommodation- If you are relocating we can provide help in finding suitable housing. Minimum Requirements BHS Stage 2 teaching qualification   Accommodation details We do not have accommodation on site; however our yard is city based and surrounded by good affordable rented accommodation- If you are relocating we can provide help in finding suitable housing. Benefits Training towards further exams. SBS will pay exam fees    
An enthusiastic full time Home Rider/Groom is required at Competition Stables, (show jumping yard) based near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties.¬† The candidate must be capable of riding out on the flat.¬† The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home together with other members of the team.¬† A full driving licence is essential. Private apartment available and a good salary will be paid to the successful applicant.  
😊 We have two positions available as we are gearing up for a post-Covid boom 😊 Description of Vacancy We are a ‚ÄúHighly commended‚ÄĚ BHS approved Riding Centre (riding school, livery yard and BHS Where to Train centre), and we are looking for an instructor to join our team.¬†We are looking for someone who is a confident, enthusiastic individual who enjoys teaching a variety of clients from children to adults, groups and privates from beginners to advanced. You would work a 5 day week including at least one weekend day. Whilst your main role would be teaching, like all staff, you would support morning stables and other horse care work, including exercise, when not giving lessons. Minimum Requirements – You will be a BHSQ Level 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship (BHS Stage 3), with experience of teaching for at least three years. However if you are BHS Stage 2 with PTT equivalent you could be perfect – we can support you in achieving your Stage 3. General ¬† On-site accommodation is available in a four-bedroomed shared house. No charge other than a monthly ¬£85 charge for utilities. Single accommodation only. 28 paid days holiday (we work bank holidays days given in lieu, within this 28 days) On-site training free (both internal and external trainers). 50% subsidy of agreed exam fees.
  *Partner welcome *Pets welcome *Accommodation on site all bills paid & no charges *IRO ¬£400pw Private eventing yard in Northamptonshire is looking for a sole charge, long term experienced Groom/Rider to care for 3 competition horses and one retired. The Rider competes 100- advanced and has recently set up her yard at home and moved horses there. The role entails normal stable duties including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier etc. HGV license ideal or must be willing to be put through test. Grooming required home and away and a good level of turnout essential. Will be sole charge so you will need to have experience of this and ideally previous event grooming experience. Someone who can ride well enough to keep ticking horses over when owner away and exercise ride/hack as and when required. Bonus if the person happy and competent to be a pair of eyes on the ground for the rider on occasions also ūüôā . Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Lovely two-bedroom cottage available in neighbouring village, or live out. ¬£350 pw + accommodation *Pets considered Job Description Full-time experienced competition groom wanted at small professional Eventing yard in Somerset with 5 competition horses. To be working alongside young event rider on the World Class Development Programme and last year in U21’s. Job involves all general yard duties, maintenance and organisation, riding out (only if the right candidate), travel to competitions and sole cover of the yard when appropriate. We currently have 5¬† big horses – smallest 16.1hh to 17.3 competing from 2* to 4* plus one 4 year old who will be doing young horse classes this season. Huge opportunity to help a young professional currently surrounded by world class trainers and an amazing support team to achieve her ambitions and goals. We have a really lovely team of horses and excellent facilities to work with.¬† Gallop in the village, superb hills near-by, 60 x 25 arena, 3.5, 7.5 and 18 ton lorries and very well behaved horses.   Minimum Requirements Own car a must – HGV license a bonus.   Accommodation details Lovely two-bedroom cottage available in neighbouring village, or live out.    
Job Description: An opportunity has arisen for a capable and enthusiastic person who is not afraid of hard work to join us at our Stud. We pride ourselves in breeding the very best¬† Welsh Ponies¬† Cobs and Part-Breds¬† in all Sections who are both successful in the show ring and in performance. You would need to be a capable rider to break and produce our many show potential youngsters would be desirable but not essential. This is a golden opportunity for an ambitious person to work with some top-class animals to produce them to the highest standard both in-hand and under saddle. We can also provide employment for a couple of keen apprentices who would benefit from the variety of work here at the stud. Minimum Requirements We don’t require any formal qualifications for this job, but previous experience and references¬† and commitment is desirable.   Accommodation details Luxury self-contained flat available   Benefits    
Job Description Yard groom for a busy showing yard in Newport Shropshire hours flexible according to requirements both ways. Minimum Requirements Experience in mucking out and general yard duties. Reliable, hard-working and ability to work to high standards   Accommodation details NONE -Location TF10   Benefits    
* 5-day week *Own horse welcomed *Dog welcomed *No accommodation available *Salary IRO ¬£22,500 – ¬£27,500 a year depending on experience and qualifications BHS Registered & qualified coach and team leader required at a registered school/licensed riding school. This is an exciting and challenging position for someone who enjoys working with young people with diverse and sometimes complex needs. You will need to be experienced enough with horses to also oversee the care plan for 35-40 horses & ponies at the centre. You would need to be an energetic, team player confident and knowledgeable in working with and looking after both horses and young people to facilitate a range of equine learning activities. You will be working with children with often complex needs and behaviours, (including emotional, social, behavioural, learning and mental health needs), so you will need the interpersonal skills to be able to deal with this sensitively and effectively at all times whilst also achieving learning goals. Experience in working with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties is vital and please note this is not the same as working on an RDA yard. Some students currently are learning in preparation for BHS Level 1, as well as the Challenge Awards. The centre is also planning to run the BHS Changing Lives through Horses programme ASAP This role is about leading a team and providing current staff with training, supervision and guidance to learn all things equine and oversee all activities. You will be teaching young people, who are anywhere from beginners to committed skilled/developing riders. There are currently horse experienced staff in the team who will also be under your guidance. The centre is in a Farm setting with indoor learning space. Whilst there are 35-40 horses & ponies on-site, just 12 are used for learning. All but 2 live out year-round. The centre has other animals/livestock on site. Experience and Qualifications needed: BHS level 3 Coaching Qualification is Essential (previously called AI). Experience working with vulnerable children and young people and working with Emotional Social and Behavioural Difficulties is essential. Sound knowledge of Safeguarding and good professional boundaries is essential. Additional Skills needed: Ability to project a positive public image of self and the organisation whilst exhibiting a culture of outstanding service and high ethical standards. Excellent communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English is essential Capable of establishing and maintaining constructive interpersonal relationships within the organisation. Accomplished expertise in equine care and management.   Overview of role: Overseeing all Equine care and activities Supporting young people to undertake educational and therapeutic activities with Equines. Training and supporting all staff to support the equine learning, activities and structures programmes. Provide informal and formal assessment of new young people, and formulating goals, individualised for each young person. Undertake riding and equine assessments of children, young people and staff. Maintain any records necessary for the evaluation of service needs and efficiency and ensure that documentation is clear, accurate and in compliance with legal requirements. Maintain records and documents
Job Description Full-time position at small private dressage focussed yard with competition, breeding and young stock horses. Usual yard duties (mucking out, bringing in, turning out, feeding, changing rugs, keeping the yard tidy, grooming etc. to a high standard), ¬†looking after competition horses, broodmares, handling young stock. Riding young warm-bloods. ¬†Working as part of the team but able to take sole charge of the yard on a regular basis. Working couple may be possible, with the duties to include grounds, pasture and fencing maintenance, etc. Minimum Requirements Experience must include handling warm-blood youngstock, competition horses, working as part of a team at a professional yard. Backing or riding young warm-bloods is important.   Accommodation details Live in or live-out   Benefits    
Job Description Work as part of a team on busy competition (dressage) yard Must be able to work to a high standard and be confident around fit competition horses. All aspects of yard work undertaken to high standard. We are looking for a well organised person to join our team for longterm position.   If applying for International travelling groom position you must have previous experience at this level and must have good organisational skills and be able to carry out all aspects of this role. 5 days per week, rotating weekend days off. 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays. Minimum Requirements Experienced Groom who is used to working to high standards. Or International competition travelling groom   Accommodation details   Accommodation provided. Small but well appointed flat onsite. Benefits Good wage according to Experience, own horse, accommodation,  
Bryngwyn Stud is the home of Bryngwyn Stallions and Broodmares. We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year three of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.¬† ¬†Our bloodlines include some of the top in the¬† Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in Mid Wales near Tregaron in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines. ¬†These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing.   Overview We are looking for a new member of the team to share equal responsibility on a rota basis. Reporting to the Yard Manager. The position is a live in or out role. Live in is shared accommodation onsite bungalow ‚Äď very new open plan living. Operational Hours between Monday to Sunday on a rota shift bases. Normal shifts are 8-5pm ¬†5 days per week alternate weekend work is inclusive [ however this can change due to foaling and various activities]   Yard duties including mucking out, feeding, watering and sweeping. Grooming and general daily health care of the horses Tack cleaning Schooling and hacking Lunging/double line lunging Liaising with yard manager on any issues routines and actions needed for horses care Maintaining a tidy feed room Preparing horses for competitions including plaiting Assisting with stud duties, foaling and care Clipping   Requirements High attention to detail Competent riding ability understanding of how a horse works and what could be done to improve its way of going Good horsemanship with kind nature Clipping/bandaging/plaiting to a high standard   Other Skills/Abilities Good communication skills Ability to think on feet and be flexible Team player to fit in and respect current working practices and other team members Confidence to handle youngsters and stallions Show Jumping experience   Wage Negotiable dependant on experience statutory holiday entitlement Pension Scheme in operation with an opt out period Extremely varied role ‚Äď no two days the same! Full time contract with 28 days holiday, pension and statutory sick pay. 5 days per week which includes alternate weekends ie 40 hour week. Days are usually¬† 8-5pm this can vary during foaling season or out to competitions etc Possible place¬† for own horse but no pets Driving Licence essential as rural location¬†
***** WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY COVER ***** This¬† Stud is the home of Stallions and Broodmares. We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year three of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.¬† Our bloodlines include some of the top in the¬† Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in Mid Wales near Tregaron in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines. ¬†These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing. Overview We are looking for a new member of the team to share equal responsibility on a rota basis. Reporting to the Yard Manager. The position is a live in or out role. Saturday / Sunday shifts are 8-5pm Yard duties including mucking out, feeding, watering and sweeping. Grooming and general daily health care of the horses Tack cleaning Schooling and hacking Lunging/double line lunging Liaising with yard manager on any issues routines and actions needed for horses care Maintaining a tidy feed room Preparing horses for competitions including plaiting Assisting with stud duties, foaling and care Clipping   Requirements High attention to detail Competent riding ability understanding of how a horse works and what could be done to improve its way of going Good horsemanship with kind nature Clipping/bandaging/plaiting to a high standard Other Skills/Abilities Good communication skills Ability to think on feet and be flexible Team player to fit in and respect current working practices and other team members Confidence to handle youngsters and stallions Show Jumping experience   Wage Negotiable dependant on experience statutory holiday entitlement Pension Scheme in operation with an opt out period Extremely varied role ‚Äď no two days the same!   Driving Licence essential as rural location¬† WEEKEND POST / HOLIDAY COVER¬† Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm¬† **HOLIDAY COVER AS NEEDED¬†  
Bryngwyn Stud is the home of Bryngwyn Stallions and Broodmares. We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year three of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.¬† Our bloodlines include some of the top in the¬† Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in Mid Wales in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines. ¬†These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing. Overview of Manager Responsible for overseeing the full running of the busy competition/stud yard. We have a variety of horses from warmblood stallions that compete,¬† up and coming youngsters, broodmares¬† and Foals to family pets that include Belgium Draft, Percheron, Cobs and Shetland ponies the role has five grooms reporting to this position. Managing the daily diary and allocation of work to junior staff members Organising the diary for attending competitions and training Organising Staff Rota and Cover – weekly Ordering of all supplies and feed for the yard Helping assist the vet and farrier when necessary and carrying out any prescribed treatments To take the responsibility of being on call in the event of a veterinary emergency and also to be prepared to work early morning, late or extra hours as needed. To comply with the Yards Health and Safety Policy and Procedures. Running appraisals with junior staff members Mentoring and training junior staff members Yard duties including mucking out, watering and sweeping. Grooming and general health maintenance of the horses Tack cleaning Exercising and hacking Lunging Clipping Requirements High attention to detail At least 3 years experience on a professional yard Previous experience of managing a yard Competent riding ability Good horsemanship with kind nature Clipping/bandaging/plaiting to a high level of competence Ability to teach younger staff Good telephone manner Other Skills/Abilities Effective manager Good communication skills Ability to think on feet and be flexible Wage Negotiable dependant on experience >30k statutory holiday entitlement Pension Scheme in operation with an opt out period 40 hours per week over 5 days per week which includes alternate weekends on a rota basis.   Our Operational Hours are 8-5pm 7 days per week [longer hours are required at foaling times etc] Live in accommodation is available in a lovely spacious modern bungalow and we would consider own horse and well behaved pet    
‚ÄúHighly commended‚ÄĚ Riding Centre (BHS approved riding school, livery yard and BHS Where to Train centre based in Winkfield, Berkshire) is now looking for a groom to join our team. We are looking for a confident, proactive, hardworking and efficient individual with a keen eye for detail; able to work independently and in a team. You will need to be a good rider and keen to learn but may well want to specialise in horse care rather than instruction. You would work a 5 day week including at least one weekend day, maybe both. You will be involved in all aspects of the yard, both horse care and supporting our team of instructors. Exercising will be a part of your daily role, therefore you will need to be a good rider, at least BHS Stage 3 or equivalent standard; and also able to lunge. As a BHS Where to Train Centre, we take your development seriously and will support you financially with exams and ensure you get the training you need. In return you will receive a competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications, 28 days paid holiday and support with your ongoing development. Minimum Requirements 3 years of experience as a groom. a good rider, able to lunge BHS stage 3 or equivalent   Accommodation details single accommodation available in own room onsite new build house shared house   Benefits salary 28 days paid holiday incl. bank holidays. Note we work bank holidays so day given in lieu, included in 28 days Training support given – both internal and external trainers 50% subsidy of agreed exams  
Job Description We are looking for a permanent, full time, ¬†experienced and qualified career groom who has a good standard of riding and schooling and is preferably ¬†a qualified coach. We have two yards, one is a busy equestrian centre and livery yard and the other is our Hacking Hub and livery yard. We would like a happy, knowledgable person to join our team as we come out of lockdown and resume normal business. ¬†This will be a phased in position starting at the end of April, full time in May. Minimum Requirements Must be over 20, have relevant experience and hold a minimum of BHS stage 2 teach or equivalent. You must be fit and healthy and of a good riding weight. Driver and non smoker.     Accommodation details This position is open to live in or out as there is plenty of accommodation locally. ¬†However there is a fully equipped, modern 4 double bedroomed apartment shared with three others on the yard.   Benefits There are many benefits that come with the job including livery for one horse that can ridden and cared for in the working day, ongoing weekly ridden training, opportunities to compete and take further exams. I am afraid no pets or partners.    
Job Description Looking for an apprentice to join my event/livery yard in Oxfordshire.   The yard has horses ranging from fit event horses from 4yo-4*, to liveries so the candidate must have some experience with horses as well as basic equestrian common sense! The role is 7:30am-5pm and will include all general yard work and care of horses as well as the preparation of competition horses. Possibility for riding and lunging role. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn, hard working and works well within a team. Minimum Requirements Basic equestrian knowledge and an interest in Eventing.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation available off-site so full UK driving license and car is necessary.   Benefits Opportunity to work and learn alongside an up-and-coming eventer. There would also be opportunities for lessons.  
Job Description Would you love the chance to be hands on with foals and yearlings and watch them grow and become the next top athletes in racing? We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated stud groom who is wanting to further their knowledge and skills in the TB stud industry. Candidate must be capable of sole charge as will be left alone from time to time when stud manager is away on stud duties. Duties to include but not limited to general yard duties, general care of our band of 10 broodmares, assisting with foaling, walking in mares for covering and foal and yearling prep. A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image we pride ourselves on. Candidate must have full clean driving license as will be needed to drive our 3.5t horsebox from time to time. Accommodation details Own room in shared accommodation available. Sorry no pets or partners   Benefits Overtime available Pension Scheme      
Job Description Looking for a Groom to work as part of our existing team. You will be working on a friendly, professionally run private livery yard that caters for all, from retired to competition horses and all horses are given the 5 star treatment that we pride ourselves on. You will be expected to be professional at all times, maintain high standards that we have worked hard to achieve. You will also need to be reliable, hardworking, flexible, punctual, friendly and happy to work in a team. Opportunities will be available to prepare horses and attend competitions. We are also offering a Horse Care Apprenticeship for candidates who are interested, which will train you towards a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Horse Care. This qualification, which is a work-based, offers a higher commercial and professional standard than College based Diplomas, due to the learning happening within the work place. You will be expected to cover all daily yard duties: Mucking out, turning out and bringing in, changing rugs, filling hay nets¬† as well as assisting farriers, vets, dentist and other professionals on behalf of our owners. Accommodation details Live out position Benefits Possibility to bring own horse at discounted rate  
*On-site accommodation available * Own horse welcome – training available Based at an International Dressage Yard, a junior is required to add to the team. A fab opportunity to work and train in a busy yard with top-class dressage horses but you must be capable of working with large fit horses. ¬† If you or anyone you know is a dedicated, passionate horse person looking to join a top team this is a wonderful opportunity. An interest to learn and develop and care for the horses and people around you is an important quality you must have and will be taken into consideration. ¬† Great facilities for both equine and human, training in care, management and riding skills. You and your own horse treated as part of the team, training at home given also travelling and support at shows. Full size indoor and outdoor schools. Twenty four indoor boxes. Accommodation details Own room in shared cottage on site.  
Job Description Working as a groom along side the yard manager at a polo academy. We are looking for someone who is very hard working, has attention to detail, tidy, good team player, enthusiastic, friendly, happy to interact with clients and some riding experience but not a necessity. We may also take someone who is a trainee/no polo experience where we can teach them how to do certain elements of the job e.g tacking up for polo. The job would be six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday with Monday as their day off. The Job consists of; mucking out hay, water and feed turnout or bring in horses tacking up for lessons or chukkas grooming for matches cleaning tack and yard area exercising the horses brushing and bathing horses bedding down   Accommodation details We have shared accommodation onsite where a room would be available, however they don’t need to live onsite but would recommend to any candidate who lives far from work place.    
Job Description Groom to look after¬† 5 Polo horses, muck out stables, exercise the horses and clean tack. Minimum Requirements Basic riding,¬† open to learn   Accommodation details live in accomodation   Benefits if you are new in polo its a fantastic opportunity to learn a new skill that is very required this days  
Job Description Full time Show Groom/Rider required by family showing yard based in South West Scotland. The job entails all usual yard duties, show turnout and general preparation for shows, training and riding. Possibility to compete for the right person. Opportunity to travel to County Shows plus RIHS and HOYS. Accommodation available or live out. Exciting opportunity for another member of staff to join one of the top show producers and her highly successful team of show horses. The employer is an Elite Accredited Coach for BHS/BSPS who travels to all major shows in the U.K. competing in Hunter, Hack, Cob, Riding Horse, Coloureds and R.O.R. classes. Usual yard duties, ability to ride an advantage but not necessary. An experienced person preferred but will also consider less experienced seeking a career with horses and keen to learn. Minimum Requirements Confident in all sizes and types of show horses. Willing to learn and be 100% committed. Keen to step up/take on responsibility. Previous experience in Showing is an advantage but not essential.   Accommodation details Live in or out Located in an area close to amenities and social facilities – plenty to do in your free time during non-Covid times!   Benefits Opportunity to travel to top County Shows, Royal International and HOYS. Highly rewarded in return for accomplished success. Possibility to compete.  
Job Description Private professional show jumping yard in Wellington, FL, seeking new head groom/manager to organize and oversee 9 horses and other staff. Minimum Requirements Must have previous experience grooming at fei level. Must have previous experience managing other staff. Must be able to legally work in the US. Must drive trailer.   Accommodation details Accommodation available   Benefits Good salary and health insurance  
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to¬† mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 ‚ā¨ per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.  
Job Description In 1992,¬† a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on ‚Äúfoal watch‚ÄĚ – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships¬†even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud‚Äôs own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor‚Äôs visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Dressage competition livery yard seeks part time or full time groom to join team.¬† Mother daughter Advanced rider/trainers have their own dressage horses up to GP and a small number of mostly competition liveries. Usual yard duties involved in care for up to 10 or 12 horses living in. Foal due in the spring. BD competition centre with exceptional facilities including indoor and two outdoor schools. Minimum Requirements Cheerful, hard working team player. Must drive and have own car. Confident leading fit competition horses. Accommodation details Accommodation in a luxury 2 bed flat could be available in April for the right candidate. Benefits Above minimum wage, paid holidays.  
Job Description We are looking to hire an experienced freelance groom to work with our Grand Prix level dressage horses. Must have experience with stallion handling. This is a live out position. The yard is busy, so a good attitude is a requirement. Good attention to detail, and high standards are preferred attributes. Hours and rates to be discussed.
*15 minutes from an airport *On-site (not shared) apartment *Shared use of a car. * 5-day week *Salary commensurate with experience thus negotiable *Own horse welcomed Job Description We are looking for a hard working, fun rider/groom to join our team in the south of Holland. Duties will include all manner of yard work and riding. Some Riding experience is a plus. The ability to work with horses of all ages is required. We are offering a salary, on site appartment and shared use of a car. We have 6 members of staff, several of whom live on site, so the ability to work as part of a team is essential.          
*Lovely cottage accommodation *Salary competitive *Excellent hacking with immediate access to the Badminton Estate *Lots of hunting opportunities *Own horse welcomed. ūüôā NB start date ideally end of June 2021 but could be earlier for an exceptional candidate needing to start sooner ūüôā Experienced hunt Groom/Rider required to work alongside one other with a yard of 8 quality hunt horses on a family yard. Current Grooms highly recommend and have been with the family for many, many years! You must really know hunting and be used to delivering the highest of standards of yard and horse care and be able to turnout meticulously for hunting. There are plenty of hunting opportunities, so competent and capable rider essential. 7.5t lorry licence required. The season, like most Hunt Yards, is ‘full-on’. Hunt days are Weds/Saturdays and occasionally Mondays too and they are long days but enjoyable. The Season is finished and the horses are out by early April and then life becomes much more leisurely, time to recuperate! 😉 The holiday is taken out of season and in the summer months the work is very easy (odd jobs, finishing earlier etc.) This helps to counter the very busy times in the hunting season and allows for r&r before it all starts again in July when the horses are all brought in from the field in preparation for the season start in September. If you are keen on the discipline, looking for a long term, friendly yard where everything is done well and you have good references and strong hunting or hunting/eventing CV, then this is for you. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Opening for a Full-Time Groom at a purpose-built Dressage yard and stud owned by Small Tour Rider who is now looking for someone with previous experience within the industry and able to turn out both the horses and the yard to a high standard. Based in Heapey, Lancashire.   We are looking for someone who is passionate about the equestrian industry and can turn out horses and the yard to a very high standard. Minimum Requirements Experienced and Confident handling fit competition horses and youngsters Friendly, polite and professional with excellent people skills Punctual and Reliable Excellent attention to Detail Be able to work to a very high standard Must be able to plait, clip, trim Must have experience of equestrian yard management and staff management Ideal candidate will have ability to exercise horses Accommodation details No accommodation available   Benefits    
*¬£20k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: COVID STATUS: The IOM Government has now completed the 21 day circuit-breaker lockdown and essential workers are now allowed to travel for work purposes. Equestrian life goes on near to normal on the Isle of Man with competitions/hunt balls etc still going on – You will be required to self isolate for 2 weeks on arrival but you will be on the payroll during that period and assigned tasks that adhere to this. First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve¬† skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*¬£360-¬£450 depending on experience and qualifications plus accommodation & bills Looking for an experienced Home Groom to work alongside other 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider. Should be capable of sole charge and teamwork. Would suit a committed, (Owner/Rider says ‘even geeky then you would fit in well with the rest of us’) hard-working groom, who would like to use and develop their skills to provide excellent care for event horses and the environment they live in. Between 8-15 horses on site with young stock at a satellite farm, managed by a separate team. The role entails normal stable duties including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, physiotherapy and nutritionists and other professionals etc. Use of therapy tools, like magnetic/vibrating floors, solariums, rugs, as well as regular training from physiotherapist on stretching and in-hand work ‚Äėhomework‚Äô. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. Experience (and interest) with young stock an asset as the team, most years will back two or three over the winter.¬†Travel to events at home and abroad planned when things return to normal. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
Job Description A personal carer/groom/rider is needed. This is a dual position living in the owner’s private house.¬† A non-smoker is needed for this full-time country position in beautiful North Yorkshire. They must like dogs. The applicant must be versatile, friendly and able to turn their hand to a variety of activities. The personal care is for a disabled lady with spinal injuries due to an accident, who uses a wheelchair. Some experience with sheep as well as horses would be useful but not essential. ¬†Minimum Requirements The job requires a good communicator with a cheerful, hardworking personality and a willingness to learn. Instruction will be given for this varied position.¬† This live-in position will need someone who can work with others in a team but also take responsibility themselves.¬† It is essential that the applicant enjoys the country and animals. Car driver preferred. Accommodation details In owner’s private house. Benefits Package will include a discount at nearby Swinton Park Hotel including the spa and gym.  
Job Description We are looking for a competition groom for a professional showjumping yard in northern Ireland Must be abe to turn out to a High standard Must be capable of handing 4 year olds to grand prix Experience grooming at shows is a must Excellent working conditions/ hours /pay   We also have a rider/groom position available Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details   We have on site accommodation Benefits    
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO £25k *Accommodation available *Lots of opportunities Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone to help the Team when at home but also to drive his lorry and manage competition horses home & abroad when competing. Ideally, you will have previous experience and an interest in the sport. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. All duties required and good standard of turnout, horsemanship and competition experience essential. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description 5-6 horses private stables rented near Milan, Italy all normal stable duties including mucking out traveling to nice international shows (eg St Tropez, Oliva, Gorla Minore etc) 6 days a week work no stallions living included Minimum Requirements experience on show level happy to travel around europe a happy person that is willing to give their best for the horses 6months stay minimum   Accommodation details own room with own bathroom and joined kitchen on the shows living in horse truck   Benefits riding possible if level is good enough as I also have young horses seeing one of the best international shows of Europe working in a cool & fun team UK Citizens: VISA is possible to arrange, 3-6months stay max. unfortunately, contact me for further information (only if seriously interested please) thank you  
Fabulous opportunity to work/manage a team of other Grooms to do all usual grooming duties. A wonderful, involved job and a great addition to any CV. This centre is the very 1st Riding Center in Saudi Arabia dating back to 1968. They offer riding in Show Jumping & Polo. They also board horses with full livery services, holding major national and international Showjumping events and Polo sponsored events. They offer a full training programme with Professional Trainers. Ideally, you will have an interest in show jumping although in terms of riding no jumping will be normally required. The successful candidate must have a friendly personality and a professional mindset. You will be required to Groom at some shows (2*)¬† and to look after & ride 8 horses a day so you will need to be fit and motivated for this role! No teaching required. The centre welcomes visitors of all ages to visit during business hours with excellent facilities: Floodlit Arenas, Cafe, Tack Shop and more Cultural awareness for this part of the world is essential. Covid situation: Applicants will need an up to date job seeker profile and CV. Thorough telephone screening will take place and the job will commence ONLY¬† when it is safe for you to travel to the region and government guidelines in both countries can be 100% adhered to. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockem√∂hle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the ‚ÄúScheckenhof‚ÄĚ, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neust√§dter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed ‚Äď Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud‚Äôs own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as¬†pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The ‚ÄúStern-Buchholz‚ÄĚ site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brands√§tter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud‚Äôs own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor‚Äôs visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker ¬† The Paul Schockem√∂hle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 ‚ā¨ monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 ‚ā¨ to 400 ‚ā¨. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockem√∂hle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the ‚ÄúRustica‚ÄĚ, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockem√∂hle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver‚Äôs license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‚Äėodd-jobs‚Äô need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud‚Äôs own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor‚Äôs visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description We are a growing farm near Guildford operating as a charity that rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and old horses, integrating them with the local community.¬† We are seeking a groom who is reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and physically fit as an addition to our team.¬† We currently have 37 horses on site, living out in a track and field system of 68 acres.¬† You must be flexible and with a willingness to learn as we have an unconventional approach to horse care using a method of gentle calm and trust ‚Äď you will receive guidance in this method of rehabilitation which not only enhances the recovery of the horses themselves; but helps to provide a healing environment for visitors to the Sanctuary. ¬†You must be a good team member, able to work alone on site or with the horses, as well as within a team of other staff and volunteers. This is a really exciting opportunity for a groom to work in an environment where emotionally and/or physically damaged horses are given care and attention; enabling them in turn to offer support and relief to visiting adults and children, including those who are poorly or with additional needs ‚Äď an interaction that you may be required to facilitate.¬† We do not ride our horses at Mane Chance; instead we use natural and intuitive practices to allow the horses to recover from their trauma and build a relationship of trust.¬† We also do not use conventional methods so a willingness to learn and implement new ideas is paramount and hopefully exciting for our successful candidate. This is a full time role, involving some weekend working.¬† You must have a full, valid driving licence and you should have your own car as we are a little out of the way; we will also need to complete a DBS check on the successful applicant for safeguarding purposes. Minimum Requirements You should have proven experience of working with horses with a non-dominant approach, understanding the animal as an individual, rather than a tool! You must also be able to embrace working for a charity with volunteers and events (which is different to more conventional equine roles) as this brings a really enjoyable element to the role but can also present its own challenges – you do need to be a people person too! Accommodation details This position comes does not come with any accommodation. Benefits    
Job Description We are a growing farm near Guildford operating as a charity that rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and old horses, integrating them with the local community.¬† We are seeking a groom who is reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and physically fit as an addition to our team.¬† We currently have 37 horses on site, living out in a track and field system of 68 acres.¬† You must be flexible and with a willingness to learn as we have an unconventional approach to horse care using a method of gentle calm and trust ‚Äď you will receive guidance in this method of rehabilitation which not only enhances the recovery of the horses themselves; but helps to provide a healing environment for visitors to the Sanctuary. ¬†You must be a good team member, able to work alone on site or with the horses, as well as within a team of other staff and volunteers. This is a really exciting opportunity for a groom to work in an environment where emotionally and/or physically damaged horses are given care and attention; enabling them in turn to offer support and relief to visiting adults and children, including those who are poorly or with additional needs ‚Äď an interaction that you may be required to facilitate.¬† We do not ride our horses at Mane Chance; instead we use natural and intuitive practices to allow the horses to recover from their trauma and build a relationship of trust.¬† We also do not use conventional methods so a willingness to learn and implement new ideas is paramount and hopefully exciting for our successful candidate. This is a full time role, involving some weekend working.¬† You must have a full, valid driving licence and you should have your own car as we are a little out of the way; we will also need to complete a DBS check on the successful applicant for safeguarding purposes. Minimum Requirements You should have proven experience of working with horses with a non-dominant approach, understanding the animal as an individual, rather than a tool! You must also be able to embrace working for a charity with volunteers and events (which is different to more conventional equine roles) as this brings a really enjoyable element to the role but can also present its own challenges – you do need to be a people person too! Accommodation details This position comes with on-site accommodation, shared with another member of staff.¬† You will have your own bedroom/lounge and own bathroom.¬† There is a shared kitchen.¬† Parking is available.¬† You will be required to contribute to utility costs only. Benefits    
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO ¬£25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation¬† * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children‚Äôs ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Looking for full time grooms to join our friendly team. Role includes all normal yard duties; mucking out, grooming, turning out/in, tacking up, cleaning tack, sweeping, also clipping of manes. As well as preparing for and going to polo games. To start 1st March until September based at Great Trippets Farm. No polo experience necessary but grooming experience required. Must be dedicated, hard working, loyal and take pride in what you do. Be able to work as part of a team and alone and willing to take instruction when necessary as well as be able to manage time effectively. Knowledgeable in equine first aid and willing to learn on the job. HGV license a bonus. Competent rider required as you will have to ride and lead fit polo ponies. Live in or out, wages dependant on experience. Part time stable hand also a possibility.    
  *IRO ¬£35/36K pa negotiable plus accommodation suitable for a single person, a couple and or a family *Well behaved dog considered Private family Yard looking for a cheerful VERY experienced Yard Manager. You will have ideally 4/5 years of Yard management under your belt gained on a Stud/Race /eventing and¬† hunting yard. You must have had hunting experience in the last 3/4 years. Whilst someone who can ride is important, you must not need to ride, as this is not a priority for this position. This is currently covered by the team you would be managing. Suitable applicants will be prepared to muck in and out with the team and deliver top standards of horse husbandry and turnout etc. but yard organisation and making sure everything runs smoothly is the priority. You will be required to ‘caretake’ the owners’ interests in horses he has off-site at various race/event yards You will be adept at managing the balance of horse & yard care with managing a team, liaising with the owner and his family and all the equine support personnel required to maintain professional standards, (visiting Riders, Vets, Farriers etc). Organisational and logistical skills, efficiency and good timekeeping is essential Administration is an important aspect of the role so basic IT and admin skills required along with demonstrable experience of this function. Whilst the Yard manager will be expected to run a tight ship to professional standards, they should be friendly and approachable to all, even under pressure. This is a private, family yard who enjoy their equestrian pursuits and the fun that comes with that, but expectations are high and to a professional level and a super organised person is what they need. The family have teenage daughters who are novice eventers and the owners event/hunt and have interests in other disciplines elsewhere additionally. The family also have professional riders who school, compete their top event horses so no schooling required. HGV lorry driver ideal Very smart yard, estate location with the very best of facilities & no road riding required. * DBS check *Recent strong references * ID & qualifications checks are essential pre employment checks with this roleas part of the recruitment process Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 ‚ā¨ per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 ‚ā¨ per month.   Benefits    
Job Description *Option to train * Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed *FUN!   Looking for experienced and reliable Grooms to join our busy and expanding yard with the option to train . You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching and care qualification to minimum of BHS Level 2 is preferred but not essential as on site training can be provided. We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres of beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further train and develop . In order to apply for this role you must be confident in handling all types of horses, grooming, tacking up, leading in lessons, mucking out and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. You must be able to ride in a confident and sympathetic way and enjoy teaching children and adults of all abilities in groups and 1:1. Minimum Requirements Enthusiasm Reliability Conscientious ‚ÄĘ Riding ‚ÄĘ Driving license ‚ÄĘ Equine First-Aid ‚ÄĘ Schooling ‚ÄĘ Lunging ‚ÄĘ Bandaging ‚ÄĘ Clipping ‚ÄĘ Teaching ‚ÄĘ Trim/Pull ‚ÄĘ Sole Charge ‚ÄĘ Exercising ‚ÄĘ People Skills Accommodation details On site accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions Professional, fun environment Top class facilities Variation in Role On-going training for BHS exams  
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!¬†   Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as¬†¬†Balou¬†du¬†Rouet, whose offspring‚Äôs prize money makes millions plus Sandro¬†Hit plus stallions F√ľrstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir¬†Donnerhall¬†I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from M√ľhlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy¬†OLD by Sir¬†Donnerhall¬†I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!¬†   Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  

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