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How an Equine Apprenticeship can benefit your child

How an Equine Apprenticeship can benefit your child

As specialist equine recruitment consultants, we see the good and bad outcomes of unstructured career pathways and the results of the “rooky errors” young people make without correct guidance. We’re passionate about the part we can play in improving the role of an equine groom as a credible career pathway and we’ll always do our utmost to encourage your child to make safe career decisions.

Many young people wishing to work in the equine industry will make a blind leap into it by accepting the first job available to them. Needless to say, this isn’t always a constructive foundation for a fruitful career in the equine industry. Many grooms resort to “job-hopping” in search of the training and opportunities they crave, without realising the damaging effect this has on their CV and future career prospects.

By contrast, an Equine Apprenticeship makes the job seeker focus on what they would like to achieve within their career and how they can achieve it. The job seeker can then source meaningful employment as an Apprentice Groom, enabling them to earn while they learn, laying the foundation of a promising career – and ultimately become one of the best professional grooms in the equine industry.

As specialist equine recruitment consultants, we offer you 8 considerations you need to take before deciding whether an Equine Apprenticeship will benefit your child.

 

1. A stepping stone from school or college into working life via work-based learning

Since 2016, in the UK it is compulsory for school leavers aged 16-17 to stay in full-time education, and this includes 6th form, college and Apprenticeships. Unlike 6th form or college, Apprenticeships enable your son/daughter to venture into the real world of their chosen profession whilst remaining in full-time education.

If your son/daughter is 18 or older and it’s no longer a legal requirement to remain in full-time education, an Equine Apprenticeship is a means of continuing specialised training at no cost to you or your son/daughter. This is especially relevant in an industry that is not catered for through mainstream education, such as the equine industry.

Transitioning from a mainstream classroom environment into such a working environment can be a huge step for young people, and an Equine Apprenticeship can ease that transition with a hugely positive effect.

 

2. Receiving support and guidance helps avoid naive career moves and mistakes

With an Equine Apprenticeship your son/daughter will receive work-based guidance and training from people who have chosen to invest their time – and often money – in nurturing your son/daughter’s career ambitions. Rather than learn in the classroom/college environment, your son/daughter will receive scheduled, prioritised training directly within bona fide employment, overseen by an independent Training Provider.

With this, your son/daughter has direct support and guidance on industry specific career planning and good working practices, laying the foundation for structured career development in the years to come. By receiving supervised, structured work-based training and experience, your son/daughter can avoid making costly mistakes under the misguided belief that they’re building their CV or closing in on their career goals. Simultaneously gaining qualifications, receiving a salary and building positive work history is an effective, legitimate route to achieving this, like no other.

We have a great article about the value of a formal equine apprenticeship, written by Olivia Alstad, a former trainee groom – do have a read yourself, as well as your child: Ultimate Equestrian Apprentice Startup Kit.

Read more about the key changes your child can expect when swapping horses as a hobby for horses as a career here.

Read more about the impact of job longevity in the equine industry here.

 

3. Education, experience and qualifications without debt

The Grooms List Apprentices Zone - How an Apprenticeship can Benefit Your Child 1For learners aged 18 or more, an Apprenticeship is one of the few opportunities available to gain invaluable training and nationally recognised qualifications without cost to the learner or their parents/guardians. 2017 saw changes to the law regarding the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, meaning learners are no longer tied to the lowest hourly rate throughout their work-based training.

The minimum hourly wage an Apprentice Groom must receive varies depending on their age and the stage they are at in their apprenticeship course.

  • Aged 16-17 years an apprentice is paid £3.90 per hour (April 2019-April 2020)
  • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in their first year of an apprenticeship can be paid at least £3.90 per hour
  • Aged 19 and over an apprentice in the second year of their apprenticeship must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age.

An Apprentice Groom can be paid a higher hourly rate, but this is at the discretion of the individual employer. Read more about the National Minimum Wage here.

To be able to earn while you learn AND have your training fees fully funded rather than take on debt, is undoubtedly a great opportunity for a positive start to adult life.

Your son/daughter might benefit from and enjoy our article 5 Reasons why Apprentice Grooms are always #winning.

 

4. Valuable hands-on, paid experience for your child’s CV

An Apprentice is an official employment status, therefore all such positions count towards your son’s/daughter’s employment history and are valid entries to their CV. Future employers will appreciate that, as a potential employee, your son/daughter not only has relevant qualifications but has genuine, credible work experience which can be backed up by references from the employers they have trained with.

Learn more about writing an equine CV here.

Because an Apprenticeship is an employment status your child must be offered the same conditions as other employees working at similar grades or in similar roles. This includes:

 

5. Ongoing training and employment opportunities

Whether your son/daughter starts their Equine Apprenticeship via a Traineeship or via a Level 1, 2 or 3 Equine Apprenticeship, there is scope for further training and career development. There are a number of Equine Apprenticeship “pathways” and an Equine Groom can decide to train (and gain qualifications) in more than one of them over the years:

  • Breeding
  • Driving
  • Racing
  • Riding
  • Non-riding
  • Sporting Excellence Study Programmes

The duration of each level within each “pathway” will allow your son/daughter to gain experience with the same or a variety of employers over the years and still maintain a good CV with a positive employment history.

Read more about Traineeships and Apprenticeship course options here.

 

The Grooms List Apprentices Zone - How an Apprenticeship can Benefit Your Child 26. The opportunity to take their own horse

Whilst it isn’t a necessity for Equine Apprentices to have their own horse, having a horse of their own will not prevent your son/daughter from getting a job. Many employers will livery an Apprentice Groom’s horse free of charge, some will charge a livery fee. When your son/daughter accepts an offer of employment, ensure you are clear on this and that you have an agreement in writing as to the financial arrangement for their horse’s livery and keep.

You can read more about taking pets or a horse to an equine job here.

 

7. The first taste of leaving home

Many Apprentice Groom vacancies are live in, and some employers will provide rent-free accommodation as part of the job. Frequently, entry-level job roles come with accommodation that is shared with another young groom working on the yard. This allows young grooms to experience their first taste of independence by flat/house sharing under the supervision of their employer.

Employees aged 16-17 years can accept a live in Apprentice role with the written consent of their parent/guardian.

Read more about taking a job with accommodation here.

 

The Grooms List Apprentices Zone - How an Apprenticeship can Benefit Your Child 38. Future career contacts and career prospects

Because Equine Apprenticeships are employment opportunities your son/daughter will be embarking directly into a valid, salaried career and with it comes all the associated benefits and opportunities. Many Equine Apprentices will stay on as a permanent team member with the employer they have trained with.

Apprenticeships are now available to learners of any age, so your son/daughter can always follow another Apprenticeship “pathway” later on. Throughout their career they will be able to come back to The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment time and again as the years pass for free, no-obligation careers advice and to find the best equine job opportunities available to them as they work their way up the equine career ladder.

Read more about why The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment is the go-to place for equine apprenticeships here.

Read more about how we help job seekers here.

 

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*Close to Limoges Airport with daily flights to the UK, 5 minutes from a town where English is commonly spoken *Nice apartment 5 minutes from stud farm/training stables. * Fight ticket offered. *Salary IRO £18kpa plus accomm. We are looking for a qualified, good work rider to support our team. We have about 10 horses to train, thoroughbreds and race arabs, flat racing only. Excellent private training tracks in a relaxed surrounding. Very little mucking out boxes (only if one is on holiday), very good salary and work in a small team. Close to a town where English is spoken everywhere. If you are a licenced jockey, we will give you the opportunity to ride in races. Good rider, reliable Person. Nice appartment in town, 5 minutes from stud farm/training stable. 1 1/2 days off a week, 4 weeks holidays, flight ticket from London offered.
Job Description Groom wanted for dressage yard. Must be a capable and confident worker with a good attitude to the horses, work and colleagues. Ability to work with all types and ages of horses, including foals, stallions and competition horses. Highest of standards in all aspects of work from mucking out to competition preparation. Must be self motivated, thinking on your feet and a step ahead of the game.   Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Negotiable   Benefits    
Job Description Stud Groom at very successful show jumping stud, to work as part of a small dedicated team in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. All general yard duties and assist with foalings, youngstock handling, stallion handling and sports horses. Preparing horses for gradings, riding, backing, breaking and producing available to the right applicant. Help with own horse too if required. Varied job throughout the stud season being a busy AI centre too. Also farm cattle and sheep and practise good land management so suit a fit capable person who is able to to take sole charge at times of a large farm and associated animals. Role can be tailored to suit the right applicant.   Minimum Requirements All yard duties and able to handle mares, stallions and youngstock.     Accommodation details Modern single person flat     Benefits Successful stud breeding top class foals primarily for show jumping, busy AI centre, varied job with riding if suitable. Training and help if required. 5 day week.    
Job Description Private event yard has two vacancies to join our team based in West Somerset. The first is for an Experienced Groom, and the second an Apprentice Groom. As well as working with our team of event horses, applicants will also be required to work with young stock and retired veteran horses Minimum Requirements Applicants for the Experienced Groom position must be a competent rider, and have a high standard in all aspects of yard work, turnout and working horses from the ground. Applicants for the Apprentice position must show a genuine interest in the job and willingness to learn All applicants must be able to work as part of a team, and be prepared to be adaptable during the competition season, and be willing to travel to events which may require a number of days away from home base. Must have use of own transport.     Accommodation details No accommodation on site but a generous remuneration package for both positions will include an element of financial support and help to find local accommodation   Benefits An excellent remuneration package is offered negotiable depending on experience etc. We offer a five day week on a rolling rota- 9.5 hours per day. There is a bonus scheme on offer for travel to events. Full holiday entitlement Company pension scheme available Opportunity to train with international rider and trainers Own horse/pets to be discussed at interview  
*IRO £350/£400pw plus accomm neg. according to experience *Partner welcomed * 1 dog  welcomed *Current Groom highly recommends (has worked in lots of positions previously but says this is one of the best!) Privately owned estate in a beautiful location with new stables, excellent turnout, private hacking, large outdoor school and a beautiful s/c two-bed ‘upside down’ cottage available. Experienced Sole Charge Groom/Exercise Rider required for a Family competition yard. Mostly a very relaxed environment without the pressure of a full on competition Grooms role on a professional yard. Daughter  (17) is highly motivated and events to 2* currently and trains with some very well known names in the horse industry from a variety of the disciplines. You will need to be confident to be left in sole charge of 3 event horses belonging to this ambitious junior rider but have the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and step back as mother and daughter do get hands-on also when they are about. You must be capable and competent hack out solo, do fitness work, lunge etc. High turnout standards and full yard management from feeding to paddock maintenance and everything in between and all usual duties both home and away. You should also be able to clip and turnout for events. Travelling to competitions a must as is the ability to drive a 7.5t lorry. Some additional duties to include occasional care of the yard and 3 lovely small dogs when owners away. Please contact Caroline & The Team, quoting reference code JL56081 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Accommodation available * Lessons available if interested *Pets and own horse considered *Salary iro £18k depending on experience Job Description WE NEED SOMEONE EXPERIENCED TO HELP MANAGE A BUSY YARD. WE PRESENTLY HAVE 15 HORSES WORKING AND COMPETING. THE HEAD GROOM HELPS WITH THE DAY TO DAY TASKS, ORGANIZES AND ORDERS FEEDING, FARRIER, VET, ETC. WE COMPETE A LOT SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE PERSON LIKES TO TRAVEL AND ALSO HAS EXPERIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AND BIG EVENTS. HGV LICENSE WOULD BE A PLUS. Minimum Requirements PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN A PROFESSIONAL EVENTING YARD   Accommodation details WE HAVE ACCOMMODATION ON SITE.   Benefits MARCIO GIVES SHOW JUMPING AS WELL AS DRESSAGE LESSONS IF THE PERSON LIKES THAT.  
*5 day week * Up to £400pw neg. depending on experience *(Horsey experience useful for occasional help on the yard ;)) Private household based on a small 20-acre country Thoroughbred Stud now seeking a Housekeeper who must be animal-friendly. You would be required to look after 2 dogs, as well as the main the house when the owner is away frequently during the week so some caretaking/supervision of an empty house required.  You must, of course, be reliable and honest and be happy to be in a country location with periods on your own. (Subject to DBS checks) You will have some knowledge of and experience in cleaning and sanitising rooms to varying levels to meet requirements, willingness to learn new cleaning methods and how to use various pieces of equipment, ability to adapt to different situations (owner and extended family in residence/not) and be able to  change work processes to accommodate employer needs etc. Example of Housekeeper Job Duties Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures Cleaning and sanitising toilets, showers/bathtubs, countertops, and sinks Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area Making beds and changing linens Washing windows Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs Sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors Sorting, washing, loading, and unloading laundry Ironing clothing items Using any cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools Keeping bathrooms stocked with clean linens, toiletries, and other supplies Cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces Emptying trash receptacles and disposing of waste Steaming and cleaning draperies Tidying up rooms Monitoring cleaning supplies and ordering more as needed Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team, quoting reference code JL55773 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcomed *DIY livery yard very close by *Morning or afternoon neg. some flexibility on occasions ideal. This employer is looking for a PT right hand person experienced, knowledgeable and with horsey know how to Groom/Ride and do Person Friday tasks to work one half of the day with one other providing the other half day! You must be able to tow a trailer and have a full and clean license plus take full care and responsibility for yard/horses etc on the ground and under saddle/lunge. Person Friday duties by the same person  would include some looking after 12 year old , light house keeping,  care of guinea pigs and fish tanks, family dog, etc. All PC activities done by children and employer rides too. Must be good with children and a people person as well as an animal person Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from £400/£450PW Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team.   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and his Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team 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’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, 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 Mühlen 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! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 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 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. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 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
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@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 Schockemöhle. 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 “Scheckenhof”, 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 Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – 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’s 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.  
  * 5/5.5 or 6 day week optional *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom/Rider who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment. You will need to be a capable and confident Rider on the flat and over jumps and able to keep the family horses all going well.  There could be an opportunity to compete and/or bring on younger horses if you are capable and interested but this is optional. The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) The family are looking for someone flexible to be home/away and you must be looking to join them for the long term, on an exciting equestrian journey with 3 young, ambitious daughters and supportive parents who will facilitate these ambitions. The family consists of non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Working alongside the FT trainer and yard manager you will enjoy working with a fellow talented Rider and old school horsewoman with very high standards. You will be mature and confident enough to know when to step up when needed and know also, when to step back. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fabulous chance to join a family on their exciting journey through the levels. This could also be your opportunity to prove what you can do as a Rider  whilst being an integral Team member. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*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 Schockemöhle. 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.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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 “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter 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.   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’s 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’s 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 In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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 Schockemöhle. 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 “Rustica”, 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.    
*Horse/dog/partner welcomed * IRO 2000 euros pcm and accommodation included in the package. Fixed period contract available (reviewed at the end of first season) for an experienced Groom/yard manager/Rider (Knowledge of hunting/show jumping ), who is required to assist with 4 Irish and French hunt & SJ horses, (one a former steeple chase champion) on a beautiful 18th century french yard in the Loire valley. The Loire valley and its chateaux have charmed visitors for centuries. Their ornate architecture, elaborate decoration, and lavishly planted gardens, were designed to impress. You would need to enjoy a family atmosphere – there are other people working on the farm and on the estate and numerous English people living in the surrounding area. Duties required: Riding each horse every day.Riding is mostly exercise work but you should be capable of keeping a horse going well. No jumping required. Grooming including plaiting and clipping & tack cleaning Cleaning the tack room, maintaining the stables (some painting from time to time), polishing hunting boots, cleaning truck or trailer, etc Driving to the hunt (twice a week during season) and taking care of the horses after the day. Must be able to drive a 3.5t lorry to the meet and back which on some occasions involves a rather long day. Time off in lieu given on non hunting days . The same requirement for show jumping shows  (from May till end of June) CSI 1* and National shows Working Hours/days. 5/5.5/6 days optional.  35 hour week neg. Non hunting days Yard starts at 7.30am/break from 12:30 – 3:30 pm General  Smoker OK Facilities: 18th century estate with stables from the same period several meadows on the estate and the horses are given turnout No menage available so all ridden work out and about. Remuneration IRO 2,000 € / month max. depending on experience. Accommodation is included in the package. Accommodation There is some choice on accommodation – on site (an apartment over the stables) or in town 2-bedroom flat in the little town of Loches (a nice medieval city just 5 km away which has shops and bars etc). 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Great job for the genuine Francophile and promises variety and interest. Probably worth investigating prior to application for those who don’t know, the types of hunting that go on in the region, as may not suit everyone. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, 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’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ 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.   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’s 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’s 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.  
*First class, private accommodation available *Partner welcomed *5 day week Situated in a county which is central in the UK we have a position which would suit an experienced Equestrian person who is mature and secure enough in their own skills to be able to step up when required. You must be equally relaxed about working alongside a handson, knowledgeable owner, so you also need to know when to step up and step back! This is a fabulous opportunity for a long term role combining some traditional yard management /Grooming/Riding duties with some optional ‘country living’ job responsibilities. Ideally, you will have had at least 5 years experience in the industry and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, (dog and house sitting etc optional)You should be capable of all grooming duties (plus clipping), happy to hack out and do canter work with fit horses when required. Excellent equine first aid skills also essential. This is a fabulous opportunity to live in first-class private accommodation either on your own or with a partner. Trailer license & 7.5 Tonne a real bonus Owners have a very well trained young German Shepherd who will need some care when owners are away so you need to be comfortable with the breed, but she is very people friendly and this aspect is secondary and optional. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a wonderful long term role for the right person . Owners want to spend more time away from their home and are really looking for someone who can seamlessly keep an eye on things and manage their home,yard  and beloved animals until their return but be  mature enough to take a step back when the owner is around.  Please contact Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5630 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
* Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description *Salary negotiable *Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks.  Experience with horses and helping a person who uses a wheelchair, (some personal care).  Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required   Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
Job Description *Salary negotiable * Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks.  Experience with horses. Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required Minimum Requirements Ride Safe Certificate Horse Care Teaching experience Able to train young ponies Driver Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
*Career opportunity – Could consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity. * Salary IRO £21K neg. *Live out or live in   Full Time/ Part Time Yard Manager/Assistant Manager (trainee) required by a very successful Hanoverian dressage stud which breeds & produces quality British-bred dressage horses using top German bloodlines, is now looking for a hands on team player to be the owner’s right-hand person running the yard on a daily basis. You will work closely within a Team and alongside vets, physios, farrier etc. and manage the work of the team. Would consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity and training will be provided.     Ideally you will have experience of yard management, competition horses mares and young stock and you will be able to lunge/clip/turnout/handle young stock/muck out. Great opportunity for an existing Yard Manager or Grooms with basic performance horse or stud experience & who wish to have the best skills development training. Must be bright, have initiative and possess a good work ethic. Ideally interested in the world of breeding/performance horse training & development.   Whilst exercise riding could be available if you would like and are competent to do, this is primarily a non riding role with the focus being on Yard/Team/Horse management. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Now this is a position which is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who loves Dressage and wants to ‘step up’ and be involved in the management of a yard. Whilst you will be expected to roll up your sleeves and help with the day to day, you will work closely with the yard owner as her right hand person to keep things running as they should whilst she there and when she is away. At the top of their game, the standards are high and you will have to reach those in reasonable time, but there isn’t often an opportunity like this for advancement. If you are already doing the job at this level, then there is an opportunity to do this PT or to bring your skills to the table and add to this Team who are already enormously successful but poised for even greater things in the future!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
* £400 negotiable +accommodation plus bills paid. *Very pretty 1 bed cottage (barn conversion) *Dog and horse possible *5 day week *Chance to take HGV license if required Experienced Eventing yard manager with some hunting know how required to work alongside 2 other staff to run a really friendly and fun family yard. You should be totally capable of stepping up and running all aspects but also a team player with good people and horse skills! You will of course be required to do all usual duties to a high standard home and away. HGV ideal but could put through a test so you must have some experience of driving a lorry. Rider very considerately does most of late night checks herself (!) but this role will involve total care and management of her 7 event horses (youngest is 6 years old). They are all 3 & 4 * plus the family hunters. There is something going on for the event horses all year around so never a dull season!  There is always about 8-15 horses to do between the Team Great facilities close in a beautiful Nort Yorkshire location : Full size menage/x country training course/decent hacking. Fairly close to A1 so easy to get out and about. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real fun, long term role working for a fun and friendly family who care about their horses and their staff. Good remuneration,cracking location and considerate employers what’s not to like!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Preparations for a very exclusive horse auction in the south of the Netherlands are in full swing. 2019 is the sixteenth edition and it promises to be a great equestrian spectacle again! The entire week prior to the auction is all about glitter, glamour, luxury and entertainment but the week of the auction itself is fast paced, hard work and an amazing opportunity to gain an invaluable insight.   We are looking for grooms to join our happy and motivated team from 1st October until the end of November 2o19. We specialize in horses at all levels ranging from unbroken up to Grand Prix. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and become part of this iconic event. Succesful applicants will receive comfortable accommodation on site and a competitive salary.       
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    
*Lovely country estate lifestyle rarely available. *Ability to ride an advantage *IRO  £23.5K  PA + 2-bed accommodation with access to garden area *Couples welcomed 2 x experienced thoroughbred Stud Hands required, (for the season or permanent), to work under an established Stud Groom and alongside other staff in a beautiful estate setting. A team approach to typical stud work with associated stud hours ie: sometimes quiet and other times round the clock eg: foaling season (CCTV in all flats).  Ideally, you will have enough experience that when the Stud Groom is away on occasions you can step up and take charge. Some sitting up will be required. Mares and foals/young stock/R+R for racehorses all kept and some sales prep required etc. TB experience essential and ideally gained on a thoroughbred stud. Based amidst thousands of acres in the heart of Wiltshire this Stud is on a private Estate consisting of the Stud itself, farmland, woodland and gardens. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border. Working alongside one other Groom who we placed a whle ago and who loves her life! This is a lovely opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced Groom wanting to give the best care to 3/4 beautiful and well-behaved Dressage geldings who belong to a friendly but busy owner then you will love this! Total care and management of these top-level Dressage horses in Germany/France/Wellington Florida required. These horses travel well and enjoy their lives, so you too should enjoy the variety and top-level treatment you will receive as their Groom. You must be able to turn out well for international competitions and husbandry must be of a very high standard day to day. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
SG17 5LU

caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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