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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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*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. *Winter in Florida! This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border but much of the winter will be spent in Florida 🙂 . Working alongside one other Groom, who we placed a whle ago and who is living her best 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
*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    
*Own horse a possibility *Opportunity to go to competitions for suitable candidates *5 or 6-day week negotiable Job Description We are a small showjumping yard in Astwick, Stotfold. I’m looking for a happy, confident, motivated person to work alongside me and my mother. I would rather an experienced person, however, I am willing to take on someone that is like a sponge and that loves to learn. We have young horses as well as stallions, all horses are well behaved. We are not a dealing yard; I produce horses for top level. Jobs would include:  Mucking out Tacking up and un-tacking Washing off Lunging Clipping Plaiting Tack cleaning Facilities include a hot wash, solarium, walker and floodlit ménage. For the right person there will be a chance of both international and national shows. Including both shows abroad and in the UK (this is optional) We are looking for someone that would work a 5  or 6 day week. Accommodation details No accommodation    
Job Description *25 hours pw *Own horse & dog considered *Possibility by separate negotiation live in self-contained Annex including utility bills paid Busy equestrian family seeking a dedicated and passionate experienced groom to care for and exercise (currently) 5 show jumping ponies/horse. We have a small private yard at our home close to Bicester, where our daughters are busy competing most weekends at a variety of shows including Junior British show jumping events. We are looking for an experienced competent rider who can assist in improving the ponies way of going which will include schooling and fitness work, the candidate must ride well on the flat and have had experience with training and developing young show jumping ponies / horses.  The candidate must be confident with all basic equestrian first aid, including bandaging and poulticing.  The role includes all aspects of running the yard and carrying out daily duties, such as grooming, pulling & plaiting manes, (clipping a bonus), mucking out, cleaning tack, organising the lorry, grading the school etc. The duties will be varied and we may require help with other related activities. As the role is 25 hours a week it might suit someone who wants extra time to do other equine work. (Please note extra hours can be given if happy to work around the house and garden and overtime can be given at various busy times).   Minimum Requirement The candidate will work on their own most days so, we are looking for someone who is very self-motivated and has a great deal of love and passion for what they do. The person must get on well with children (10yrs & 13 yrs) and have exceptional organisation skill and attention to detail. Experience in developing young showjumping Ponies / horses Excellent at flat work Lunging Plaiting & Pulling Manes Clipping a bonus Good general equine first Aid All general yard duties HGV licence a bonus.   Accommodation details The possibility of a separate negotiation for the rental of a self contained Annex including utility bills  paid    Benefits Freelance or employed Possibility to keep your horse with us and bring your dog Salary from £180 -£212 pw 25 hrs Depending on age and experience. Mon,  Wed, Thur & Friday 5 hrs per day. Tue 3 hrs  Sat 2 hrs   How to Apply Please email a covering letter along with your CV. Please text me via my mobile number.
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 “foal watch” – 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   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 To work alongside our existing team with all aspects of the competition yard and stud. We actively encourage our apprentices to get involved, ask questions and make the most of their time with us. Family run yard and stud with everyone living on site. Minimum Requirements Competent handling competition horses, riding on roads and open spaces and a desire to progress though the levels at BE. A cheery disposition and a ‘can do’ attitude as important as ability. Accommodation details Room in a shared purpose built flat, large kitchen, lounge area, two bathrooms and wifi. Benefits The opportunity to learn from a wide range of industry professionals.    
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.  
Job Description I am looking for a stay-at-home groom for the day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when I am away at competitions. Confident with general riding and fitness work. Must have high standards and quality of work and turn out to a high standard.  There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user. Between 7-9 horses including youngsters and retirees.   Minimum Requirements Must have worked on a yard and experienced with sole charge. Licence to tow trailer or drive HGV an advantage. Accommodation details Shared 3 bed listed building with large garden Benefits
Job Description An additional groom/apprentice is needed to join our enthusiastic and hard working Event team!  We have a very exciting string of young horses who are aiming for Internationals this year, and need another pair of hands – general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and taking care of top level event horses.  There will be training on the job for skills such as mane and tail pulling and clipping, and opportunities to travel to competitions around the UK and abroad.  A great opportunity to join a highly motivated and exciting team! We have a purpose built yard in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and facilities that include an indoor barn, indoor school and outdoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. We would really like someone with their own horse, who would like to improve their riding with training from Charlotte (it doesn’t matter what level of rider you are currently!) Minimum Requirements Candidate must have some experience of working on a yard. There will be some riding and possibility of competing for the right person.  Above all must be hard working and enthusiastic.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation provided, on site.     Benefits Fantastic opportunity to gain experience at a top yard, working with knowledgable efficient and skilled people, and an exciting team of talented horses all striving for the top.  Additionally, own horse welcome and training with 4* rider and UKCC Level coach provided as part of the programme. Good wage provided for someone with experience!  
  *£26-£28K + accom. (Pay own bills but no rent) *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered *2 bedroom house down the road available & partner welcomed. Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for YR on a private competitive Dressage yard where the daughter is a YR (23 years old) and does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix.) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic approach to riding, coaching and performance. 9 horses kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary. International competitions attended, but mostly, you would need to hold the fort at home and go along to local/UK shows/training etc. on occasions. Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Riding available. Exercise/hacking riding at the least but if capable, more is available, maybe even some competing on the up and coming horses. Coaching available if required.  At a push could be non-riding, but ideally not. Must like dealing with youngsters on the ground and have prior experience. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                          
***10/12/19 Under Offer*** *Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 80%+ horse duties 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 but also to happy with some ‘family’ duties here and there. Nothing too onerous and polite, well mannered children who just need a bot of ferrying around  from time to time 😉 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. Clean driving license and child-friendly person clearly a prerequisite! Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
***10/12/19 – UNDER OFFER*** *Up to £450 pw negotiable depending on experience * Partner welcomed * Dog welcomed European champion Young Rider competing with Team GB and who has won 7 European medals is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider with professional standards to work on the family yard.Must turn out to 4* and be capable of sole charge when required but understand the team dynamic of a family situation. HGV helpful but could be put through test. Affable personality is essential for this private and happy yard and a shared enthusiasm for eventing at the highest levels is probably essential! 10 polo ponies kept in winter/minimal duties. Professional facilities/x country course/great hacking.2000 acre farm stunning cross country course. 🙂 Start date is February but could be earlier. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58861 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description APPRENTICE POSITION *Own horse welcome * Smartly furnished accommodation with all the mod-cons * Lots of opportunities to learn, train and compete in an encouraging supportive environment. We are looking for a new Apprentice, to start at the end of this Eventing season. You could be looking to gain either your Level 2 HorseCare or Level 3 Riding apprenticeship, through our service provider Haddon Training. Own horse welcome and smart furnished accommodation with all the mod-cons can be provided if you want. Lots of opportunities to learn, train and compete in an encouraging supportive environment. A great opportunity to learn in an international event yard, with high standards and expectations. To work alongside our brilliant two experienced and friendly grooms. 45 hour week, 28 days paid holiday etc. Located near Cirencester. Please ring 07977127598 or email alisonsharpe53@gmail.com with your CV. Accommodation details   Benefits See above  
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
***10/12/19 – UNDER OFFER*** *Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Accommodation available or live out *Dog and own horse welcomed *5 or 6 day week available to suit *Package negotiable according to experience Job Description 100% reliable, hardworking and competent individual required to join a small team managing a yard of 18 private full livery clients and young sports horses. Experience of a professional yard preferred but not necessary. To undertake all normal yard duties on a daily basis, with the ability to manage the overall running of the yard when required. Set hours of 8 – 5.30 and a set routine including daily turnout for all horses. A relaxed atmosphere based in the heart of a private country estate. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of stable management, horse health and safety and equine first aid. Pride in the yard and a keen eye for detail when caring for each individual horse are of upmost importance. The yard must be maintained to the highest standards at all times – an organised, clean and tidy personality is important! Occasional riding if desired. A lovely group of people and horses in a beautiful setting. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Possible accommodation ranging from a static caravan to estate cottage depending on individual’s own circumstances and desires.   Benefits Set hours and routine. Contract, payroll and pension facilities already in place. Private country estate location. Own horse a possibility for the right person with access to all facilities. Well behaved dogs welcome.    
***10/12/19 – UNDER OFFER*** *Live in or out *IRO £350/£400 neg *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Horse possible Groom required to work within a team to a very high standard on this international dressage yard. Essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking if capable), so really would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities. Keen Team player required who will be excited to work in a world-class establishment. Purpose-built International Dressage facilities:Indoor/outdoor schools, wash downs, walker, lots of well-kept post and rail turnout paddocks etc Rota is 5 days one week/6 days the next. Pls Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Own horse a possibility *Pets considered *Iro $500 pw *Training available 🙂 Fantastic life & career opportunity! 🙂 Job Description Candidate needs to have experience and be comfortable cleaning/bathing horses, tacking/untacking, bandaging/booting, keeping tack cared for, mane pulling, trimming and body clipping.   Yard duties when not grooming for a head trainer.  Grooming about 60% of position. Minimum Requirements Must have at least 6 months of working in a barn or as a full time groom.  We will train, so proficiency can be acquired while here.   Accommodation details Lovely furnished shared apartment on property with private bedroom, shared bath with one other, full laundry facilities, great-room, big kitchen with dishwasher, all necessary cooking/flatware/glassware and private pantry.   Benefits Housing, Salary, and Workmen’s Comp Insurance.  Riding lessons, horse board and training also possible.    
*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  
*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.    
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.  
* £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
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.    

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
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Meppershall
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