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How to recruit an everyday Super Groom

How to recruit an everyday Super Groom

by Caroline Carter

This article is designed to share just a few useful hints and tips if you are about to embark on filling an equine job vacancy, or for those who have been looking for a time and don’t feel they are making the progress they should be. I would like to preface the article (to minimise any social media bashing I might otherwise get!) by saying that I am 100% behind grooms:

  • being paid a legal wage
  • working legal hours
  • being accommodated in civilised and comfortable digs etc.

We sponsor the British Grooms Association in all they do on behalf of the grooms and we often work closely them on certain issues but independently, we have published a lot of articles/blogs which are being shared far and wide and which promote change and offer well-researched advice and views on current issues.

In this article we turn our attentions to the other side of this equestrian employment equation, the employer. Employers get tired of hearing “it’s a groom’s market” right now, I know I seem to say it several times daily, but really, it is. I think on reflection though, what I should be saying is that it is “it’s a good groom’s market” – there is a world of difference and we all have stories to tell on that front!

It’s probably worth taking a moment to summarise what makes a good groom (not exhaustive by any means). The first two points, I wouldn’t have dreamed of needing to include, even just 5 years ago! I do this in the somewhat innocent hope that the not so Super Grooms, might read and reconsider their ways :

What makes an everyday Super Groom?

  • Someone who does what they say they will do, when they say they will do it!
  • Someone who responds within a reasonable time frame to phone calls/emails/texts during the recruitment process with yourself and the agency
  • Enthusiasm and ability to communicate with horses and ideally people too!
  • Skills and experience relevant to the job being applied for
  • Longevity in former jobs for at least 18 months to 2 years in most cases and sound reasons for moving on
  • An easy to follow CV
  • Relevant references

It is a sad fact that, in 2019, grooms who fit this description are not plentiful and you could be forgiven for thinking they are in decline. I believe I am somewhat qualified to make such a statement. That being said, I see visible ripples of positive change as I am told that at The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment, we have:

  • The best overall recruitment solutions which are great value for money!
  • The best jobs
  • The best “complete” service to grooms and employers
  • The best track record of filling vacancies with quality people, faster than any other recruitment agency out there.
  • The largest reach to >50,000 potential jobseekers

You won’t find any agency more committed to getting it right than us!

Whether it’s via our easy to use website www.thegroomslist.co.uk with affordable subscriptions starting at £60 or our hands on, or you prefer to deal directly with Caroline Carter by using our Assisted and Bespoke Recruitment services (find out more here), we certainly have a constant stream of decent grooms and reputable employers registering who we regularly talk with and where necessary, advise accordingly for the benefit of everyone involved in the recruitment process, with good results and fab feedback.

 

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That being said, as an experienced recruitment consultant even I am having to look through 20 times more candidates these days than in previous years in order to fill one job. Even though we have many loyal returning customers who wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else, I also get new employers who are often at their wits end when I speak to them. It’s tough out there finding good staff and don’t we all know it?! Grooms who tick all the aforementioned boxes are snapped up fast and can negotiate the very best deals. They are the ones we all want, but they find their new jobs as fast as the grey hairs are appearing on my seasoned recruiters head. Many of them come directly to me to ask about my vacancies not wanting to be on the ‘open market’!

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the benefits of my experience gained through the years I have been recruiting grooms on your behalf. This should help to ensure better outcomes when you are lucky enough to have those coveted everyday Super Grooms cross your threshold.

Finding the right everyday Super Groom for your vacancy

Give some serious forethought to your vacancy – consider sustainable compromises

It can only pay dividends if you spend time really analysing what you/your team need vs what you want – they can actually be two different things! It’s probably worth having a wish list of the “must haves” and “nice to haves” so you can know what is negotiable yourself, at least before you start. Be tough on yourself though, I am afraid to say that these days, just because you can afford to have it doesn’t mean you will get it, unless of course you are prepared to pay “silly money” and even then it’s not a foregone conclusion.

Consider compromise

If you are struggling to find your everyday Super Groom consider, for instance, is it really worth holding out for a groom that will do every “late night check” vs a little give and take with a rota system? If you won’t compromise, someone else will and you may well find yourself constantly losing out, grooms won’t often tell you why they REALLY didn’t take your job and it may not always be obvious to the employer, but they do tell us and often in no uncertain terms. 9/10 times when I speak to an employer, within the first few sentences I have pinpointed why they may be having difficulty filling their vacancy, it really is worth having that chat if you are getting stuck or not making the progress you think you should be . Do contact me if you would like to discuss your search for staff.

 

 

Don’t offer an unsustainable compromise

Many employers these days are getting pushed to this under the pressure of securing what seems to be the right candidate for the job. If you really don’t want to be mucking out the grooms’ horses on their days off, don’t sign up for that to secure them, knowing within weeks that will all be too much for you on top of your other life commitments. But if you think laterally there are other solutions:

  • You could discuss someone else doing this service and the groom paying them for it.
  • You could offer slightly more on the wages to contribute to livery at a local yard.

It is my experience that 99% of the time grooms with a horse will want to keep their horse at their place of work, and being unable to do so can be a deal breaker for them. Some will attend an interview only breaking the news they have a horse/dog/boa constrictor etc. when they get there thinking an employer might relent. Think before you speak, if you sign up to an arrangement that is destined to break down you are setting yourself up for failure. On the other hand, if you consistently find it difficult to secure staff because they all seem to want to bring a dog/horse to the job, maybe it’s time to reconsider how you can compromise a little and accommodate this?

 

Work out your salary package in advance

Make this simple, clear, affordable and sustainable for both parties. As an agency we only ever quote gross salary figures, so do consider talking with your accountant (if you have one) and make sure you are clear on what the wage might equate to after tax, especially if you are considering offsetting the accommodation (learn more about accommodation offset rates here). If you get an everyday Super Groom through your doors the chances are they will know their worth and be interviewing for a good few other jobs too.

How to recruit an everyday Super Groom in 2018 - recruiting a good groom

If you are at all “fluffy” or non-competitive, you almost certainly will lose out to other employers who are on top of this information and know their upper and lower wage ranges in advance,  and so can have confident discussions about it and make a firm offer of a salary and total package there and then. Even better, discuss it with the applicant before any interview so neither party is wasting their time. See my advice on negotiating a salary package here.

I am frequently surprised when grooms have, let’s say, 3 interviews planned but take the first one offered which ticks the boxes even though they haven’t visited the other yards. The reality is that many grooms site not having the time to attend lots of interviews, and not wanting to drive around the country, so they take a not necessarily wise but pragmatic “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” approach. If you are at all indecisive or vague in any respect at this point the likely outcome will be a disappointment and you may never know why!

Finally a word to the not so wise! More often than you think, employers advertise a full time permanent role and when a jobseeker attends an interview they are presented with an offer of self employment within that role. Not only is this a complete turnoff to many jobseekers who immediately will query your integrity not least because most know that it’s illegal to employ someone in a full time, permanent & exclusive role as self employed and if they don’t know, it is usually just a matter of time before they or the HMRC will get to know and you will be in some hot water. If aren’t up to speed on this employment legislation please, don’ delay & check out https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/selfemployed-

Give some serious thought to your job vacancy advert

“Sell” your vacancy. Look online at all the various jobs on  www.thegroomslist.co.uk or on our No.1/most popular equestrian recruitment social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram) and see what the jobs listed seem to have going for them, or not. Look at how we advertise and the types of pictures we use and plan your own advert by that comparison. Our traffic is unparalleled and we are, hands-down the best in the business for drawing job seekers to our vacancies. Play to your strengths and consider that in your own job advert. See our handy guide to writing an effective job vacancy advert here or again, call Caroline Carter directly for advice on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118.

 

Promote your assets

How to recruit an everyday Super Groom in 2018 - accommodation

For example, accommodation. I am amazed by how many employers with lovely accommodation don’t post pictures of it in their job vacancy adverts. I am equally amazed that many of those, like the one in our picture (!!) with rather less attractive accommodation do post pictures not seeming to see the reality of their offering. This is a major feature of your job advert which must be sold if it is part of the deal and it can really make a difference between an everyday Super Groom choosing your job over someone else’s. If you don’t have the nicest accommodation it is a total turn off, especially if you don’t make any effort to make it nicer and more welcoming. You have to ask yourself, would you live in it? Would you expect a friend or family member to live in it?

 

Don’t advertise your vacancy all over the place -This can lead the everyday Super Groom to think there is actually something wrong with the job!

Avoid that tumbleweed experience! It is human nature to do something, everything once you have made a decision to actively recruit for a vacancy. This  gives us a feeling progress is being made. Tempting though it is, you really don’t need it on every agency website (you are just wasting your hard earned money), or in every Facebook group etc. You just need to pick the right agency, and here at The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment we know what we are doing, take a pride in filling your vacancy and we have the social media coverage you need anyway, so we can target your approach and whether you are a DIY website user or using our Assisted or Bespoke Recruitment service, no need to mess around anywhere else!  I am constantly surprised that in this market there are still an not insignificant amount of Employers who don’t post an ad at all, or  do and then sit back  expecting to be swamped by applications, this rarely happens anywhere. These days you have to work with your chosen Agency, if they are any good, they will be able to offer advice on what to do to maximise applications for your vacancy.  Get more details about our services here.

 

Be transparent about the wage and salary package – don’t seem furtive in your advertising!

The seasoned everyday Super Groom has his/her antennae finely tuned to all attempts to fudge the details of wage and salary package. Let’s face it, there is so much in the popular press these days, they could be forgiven for thinking that every employer is trying to bypass paying as they should. We know that is a minority issue but, unfortunately, perception can be reality to many, so remove that elephant in the room from the outset. We all use the terms IRO/Circa/depending on experience etc. but consider publishing your upper and lower limits so applicants know what is and isn’t on the table, and again no one is wasting their time. As I have said, grooms are hypersensitive these days to employers paying less than the National Minimum Wage and whenever they see terms like “working pupil”, “on application”, “by negotiation” they will often give that job a wide berth. If you mean to charge for other things like accommodation, utilities, livery say so, for all the reasons stated.

 

Don’t change the job spec too frequently

Nothing says “Nightmare to work for!” or “No one is interested in this job!” more than a job ad that is posted every week or so with constantly shifting parameters. As already stated, if you research, consider, plan and carefully construct your job vacancy advert, and you are with an agency that knows what they are doing and have advised up front on how hard or easy this might be, there should be no need for you to keep updating your advert.

 

Fully disclose all duties

It is well worth preparing a job description ahead of time, which is then made available to all potential applicants pre-interview. Along with providing a contract, it is an excellent “framework” for both sides that sets things out in a professional manner, and then there can be no misunderstandings which can lead to the breakdown of working arrangements down the line. It gives applicants time to prepare and consider before an interview and it will help you crystallise your thoughts and approach the whole thing with a more confident proposition and a better chance of success. Again, do share this with your agency – a good working relationship between you should mean the recruiter themselves can be a useful sounding board. We recently had an everyday Super Groom turn up to an interview where the employer hadn’t told her a routine part of the job was an expectation that she would go in and feed ostriches every day! The employer waited until 2 hours into their interview to mention it, the interview continued to the end but the would-be everyday Super Groom was not best impressed and took another role, leaving the employer wondering why the groom had wasted her time, and feeding her own ostriches – say no more!

 

Interview people yourself

How to recruit an everyday Super Groom in 2018 - interview candidates yourself

Unless you are a large organisation who employs many grooms and have someone dedicated to recruitment on your behalf, don’t delegate this vital part of the process. I know it can be hard when you are very busy, away a lot and need a position filled or if you have an outgoing groom more than happy to pitch in, but trust me, it rarely works. You and your incoming everyday Super Groom need to see the whites of each other’s eyes. Finding a new member of staff who may be with you for a long period of time, in and around your home and yard and caring for some of your most precious things, deserves to meet YOU and you will regret it down the line when characteristics emerge that you would possibly have picked up on at the interview. It can also make the candidate feel that you don’t care too much, or that you are uninvested, can’t be bothered etc. If they go to their next interview and meet that prospective employer who is cheerful, involved and friendly, you have lost them. It is great for team members to meet but I often hear stories of overstretched grooms moaning to potential new recruits, whose only trace of being at the interview is the dust from their boots as they turned tail and ran in the opposite direction as fast as they could, or genuine everyday Super Grooms who have been scared off with the “you will never fill my shoes” subtext to discussions!

 

How to recruit an everyday Super Groom in 2018 - getting your job vacancy advert rightWork out when you want someone to start and give yourself time!

Don’t be backed into a corner by leaving it until the last moment. If you find yourself understaffed or with an outgoing groom who has taken you by surprise, consider stopgaps such as freelance grooms or temporary staff. Don’t be pushed into a corner, give the planning process covered above insufficient time and then accept the first person that vaguely ticks the boxes, this rarely works. Furthermore, don’t place your ad on the website and sit back waiting for hundreds of everyday Super Grooms to apply, it won’t happen. Get involved from day one.

 

Be careful “out there”!

Register with our agency and be assured that you are dealing with an experienced recruiter who is invested in your recruitment drive. Anyone can take on a role as an equestrian recruiter when in fact they have never done the job before. I am the only person within my agency who routinely talks with employers about recruitment and employment issues and, even with my extensive experience, I will often refer employers to experts when venturing into uncharted waters e.g. employment law etc. There are no shortcuts to experience I am afraid. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to ascertain just how qualified and knowledgeable the individual you are speaking with is. Establish whether they actually have any real recruitment knowledge and experience, and that they are up to date with the current equine recruitment market and associated laws. We all want to talk to a friendly voice for sure, but that alone is not enough to ensure a safe and successful pair of hands to assist you.

When screening for interviewees, stay safe – go with your gut instinct. If you feel there is something “off” about anyone you speak to, do not invite them for an interview, no matter how pushed you are to fill that vacancy! Most times there are no issues, but once in a while, I do hear some real horror stories especially when employers set sail into the deep and sometimes choppy waters of social media. Also as alluded to, be careful when dealing with inexperienced recruiters who don’t know what to look for and don’t have the instincts developed by years of hardcore equestrian recruitment experience when setting up interviews for you. This requires a career history that brings with it a certain depth and breadth of knowledge that can’t be imitated.

We do hope you enjoyed and found this article useful. Knowing the difficult place we all find ourselves in whilst recruiting these days it was designed to share just a few useful hints and tips if you are about to embark on filling a vacancy, or for those who have been looking for a time and don’t feel they are making the progress they should be. If you would like any more free, friendly, professional advice pick up the phone 07747 686118  or send me a message anytime caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com.

 

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Fantastic Opportunity   We are offering the right person a full time live in position to work at our private yard caring for our horses and join our existing long term team. This position has become available due to our grooms pregnancy and her wish to move back home. Our facilities are second to none and the horses and their welfare are our priority, we have hunters and dressage horses. The accommodation is a barn conversion set in its own grounds, partners and well behaved dog welcome. The successful applicant must have previous industry experience with good references, a driving license and car due to location. All normal yard duties to be undertaken and a good knowledge of equine first aid is a must. Trailer test and 7.5 tonne a bonus.    
*Up to £500pw depending on experience *5/5.5/6 day week negotiable * Accommodation available *Pets considered. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with top class performance horses and enjoys running a yard to 3* level. This is a possibility for an experienced person or someone slightly less experienced but who enjoys working on a yard where they can receive some mentoring but must have a strong desire & drive to do everything to the highest standards. You would be required to look after and help with the riding of  6 top class performance horses who regularly compete at a high level and partake in varied disciplines all year round on a private yard. There could be opportunities to hunt/compete yourself if you have the ability and interest to do so. Working alongside the owners and other yard staff (but you will often be in charge of things and expected to organise, so experience of sole charge essential) you ideally will be someone who is used to working to 3* level. Turnout ability should be excellent and you should be able to plait both manes and tails. Some of these horses compete to HOYS level so someone who actually enjoys the ‘spic and span’ approach would thrive in this role! The yard has all the mod cons you would wish for  to make your life easy! Walker/ Hot wash/Washing machine/ Tumble dryer/ infra Red. Someone who can drive a lorry/tow a trailer would be ideal but not essential. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Equestrian Centre requires live out Groom/Rider. This position is required to join the existing team to assist with day to day horse care tasks and assist with the day to day exercise and training of the horses.  Applicants must have proven experience in the equine industry and the ability to ride horses and ponies.  You will have an enthusiastic and flexible approach and at least 1 year’s industry experience is a must.  A recognised BHS qualification would be an advantage.   Hours: Within a flexible working pattern – shifts available to accommodate alternative commitments.  Could include early and late starts and lone working. The Equestrian Centre is a BHS approved livery yard and riding school exclusively for the use of Stowe School pupils and has twenty stables, an outdoor ménage, cross country course and 26 acres of grazing. Please complete and return the application form below in the “more information” section. Salary will be dependent on experience.   Closing date:  To start ASAP    
Groom/Rider/Person Friday Role *Superb hacking on farm * Opportunity to hunt & one horse to lightly compete if interested*£350-£400pw + accommodation *Dog and horse welcome and partner considered *Previous Grooms remained 4/5 years respectively! Year round position(s) available with a lovely family yard in North Dorset on a well maintained estate. 4 well-mannered hunters require a reasonably experienced sole charge hunt groom for the season and someone to help with family business matters/dog care/light gardening etc out of season, so flexibility key. Competent rider essential with good standards of turnout. Out of season this is a Monday to Friday role, during the hunting season 6 day week. The second role would involve the partner working for the family business and depending on skill set would determine role/responsibilities and remuneration. Helpful to have someone with practical outdoor skills & able to drive and handle diggers etc. but also good communication skills for dealing with the public, use of own initiative, ability to work solo and supervised as required would all be helpful. Do call 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.    
Job Description We are looking for an experienced groom/rider to join our happy, busy and valued team. We have a mixed yard of event / dressage / para competition horses. A cheerful and enthusiastic team player essential to work with lovely horses. All normal yard duties to include mucking out, feeding, turning in- and out-of field, tacking up, washing off, clipping, plaiting and show preparation. Must be able to turn out to a high standard and enjoy the variety of staying at home and/or travelling to shows nationally and internationally. A confident rider who can help with fitness work and warm up and cool down work in the arena. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Lovely shared cottage on site. All bills included.   Benefits Full time employment with accommodation. 28 days paid holiday. Additional 8% contribution to stakeholder pension. Travel to national and international competitions.  
    **Please Note: This Employer is Out of Office until the 6th March and will respond to your application at the earliest opportunity upon their return 🙂 **   We are adding to our Team! This is an excellent opportunity to join our team to assist in looking after racehorses and our own bloodstock! Duties will include morning & evening stables, dressing horses over, putting horses on and off the horse walker, turning horses in and out, tacking up and various other duties. Full details available on request. Minimum Requirements Riding not essential but applications from riders welcome as there is the possibility of riding lead horses and quiet racehorses according to skill & experience. Accommodation details We can offer accommodation on site if required – double room for single occupancy only please and unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates with dogs or cats. Subsidised grass livery for own horses is available. Benefits Salary according to age & experience, 6 day week with 28 days holiday.  Corporate clothing provided and assistance with NVQ training with our Learning Provider, Haddon Training.     **Please Note: This Employer is Out of Office until the 6th March and will respond to your application at the earliest opportunity upon their return 🙂 **  
*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. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Enthusiastic, dedicated, adaptable person with a caring attitude needed for Riding Centre & Highland Pony Stud. Must have leadership skills and work as part of a team.  Good Rider with a friendly personality and a good communicator.  Showing experience would be an advantage. *Salary negotiable according to experience * 3 bedroom cottage with small garden as part of the package,  partner and dog welcome, own horse considered. Driver & non smoker essential. CV & 2 references must be provided. Minimum Requirements Teaching qualifications BHS Riding & Road Safety Certificate     Accommodation details House provided.   Benefits    
Applicants MUST have experience in the the following areas : Handling broodmares, foals & stallions Assisting with foaling Clipping, trimming, grooming etc to a very high standard. Be able to drive a 3.5t horsebox Be a competent rider able to hack out fit horses and youngsters, do fast work and assist with breaking and backing of our homebred youngstock. Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. In return we offer a super working environment, and excellent working hours. Experience in polo a bonus. start March/April2019
Job Description T0 help run small private Arabian stud / show yard. Very close to Windsor Great Park. Close to village.   Minimum Requirements Competent in all stable duties, able to work in small team (2 other full time staff, plus part time staff). Enthusiastic, a willingness to learn, sense of humour, Able to take charge in managers absence. Stud work experience not essential, but competent handling skills needed.     Accommodation details Small cosy, self contained flat on private estate, 200yards from the stables. All bills paid     Benefits Good wage dependent on experience. Top class Arabian horses, opportunity to learn and progress in a small happy team. Beautiful private estate, very well situated close to village, and larger towns. London 40 mins by train. Opportunity to ride in Windsor Great Park.    
*£22-24K pa +accommodation *Live in or out *Riding * Small dog considered *Some competition Grooming (to accompany main competition groom to tours and when main comp Groom unavailable) *   Located in North Yorkshire, near York, with some of the finest facilities to allow the highest level of equine care this professional yard produces show jumping horses from talented youngsters to those competing up to 5* international level. Several of the horses are also used as breeding stallions around their competition schedule.   You must be prepared to international competitions and stay away when required. Must have competition horse experience, ideally show jumping. You will be a competent rider, capable of exercising both young horses and experienced competition horses on the flat). HGV ideal but must at least have clean licence and experience transporting horses. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Accommodation available *5 day week *Sensible hours *Dog a possibility Interesting role, recommended by those who know it! Dressage Groom (mostly home and occasional competition grooming required) for Intermediate 1 level rider aiming for Grand Prix. 5/6 liveries also on site  Cheerful happy team to work alongside. This yard breeds performance horses too, so young stock handling experience useful . The position entails usual yard duties plus must be able to communicate well within the team and with the liveries. Training provided but must have some experience of handling and grooming performance horses of all ages & levels Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description We are looking for a motivated reliable person to join our full livery yard team. You will be working on our 5* full livery yard, taking on all daily duties of looking after the horses in our care along side our existing members of staff. The succesful applicant will ideally be at BHS stage 2 level /a confident rider with high standards would be also ideal. Minimum Requirements Working at BHS stage 2 level   Accommodation details available on disscusion   Benefits Further staff training towards BHS examination, work place pension if applicable, weekly pay, cafe on site, excellent facilites  
Job Description We are looking for a new member of staff to join our riding school team as a junior instructor/groom. Working in our BHS approved riding school with wonderful faciliteis and horses. Working with us will allow for you to further your knowledge and to progress with your BHS examinations and carrer. You will be part of our exsiting team with a mixture of teaching a wide range of clients and also working on the yard including some riding. Minimum Requirements BHS Stage 2 teach   Accommodation details Available on disscusion   Benefits Further weekly staff training, work place pension if appicable, weekly pay, cafe on site, excellent facilities  
*Professional but fun environment *Beautiful yard *IRO £350pw negotiable An experienced live out Groom/Rider is required to join a happy team at a private family yard in the Stow-on-the-Wold / Moreton in the Marsh area. The family enjoy Hunting, Show Jumping, and Riding/Pony Club activities. The family children and grandchildren ride and spend time at the yard and there are a few select liveries stabled at the yard too. The ideal applicant will be a team-player with previous experience working as a Groom/Rider, be light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies and will need to be capable of sole charge when necessary. You will be working under a very experienced, friendly Yard Manager to help maintain the high standards of the yard. Lots of ‘fun and frolics’ to be had alongside real professionalism! Please call Caroline Carter and The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description The ideal candidate will enjoy being around horses, have a good sense of humour but also be hard working. Polo experience is NOT essential as we can provide all your training. We are a fun, professional yard based in the heart of the Berkshire downs with well behaved horses to handle. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their knowledge in a different field and enjoys travelling. Accommodation, utilities and free WIFI are all included along with a good wage. Duties include; exercising horses, stable management and assisting at polo.      
*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. 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.  
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 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 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. 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.  
Senior Dressage Travelling Groom and Home Groom/Exercise rider required, Surrey *Salary up to £30.5K pa plus accommodation *Dog considered *Exercise riding *Accommodation and food all covered when away from base. Fabulous opportunity to be sole charge Groom for 6 lovely Dressage horses who are competed to Intermediate 1 level. Role includes all general yard duties plus organising event entries, getting the horses and lorry ready for competitions, and attending events. Should be confident and capable of exercising and lunging. Travel to shows nationally and internationally. All food and accommodation expenses met whilst away. You should be a team player, with good communication skills and of course,  have experience of handling fit competition horses. 🙂 HGV license preferred but must drive 7.5t at least and training to drive bigger lorries may be offered Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Salary up to £26,940 – £30,500 pa + Accommodation  *Dog a possibility Experienced Stud Hand & Stud Groom required to work within a growing team to manage a performance horse stud reporting to the Stud manager and the ridden yard manager. Immaculate, high end yard with 80 – 100 horses, boasting the best bloodlines in Europe. The yard has their own breeding programme, handling young stock through to international showjumping and dressage competition horses. You should be comfortable working with TB’s within a team but capable of using your initiative where required. Foaling experienced a must for the Stud Groom position but would like as much prior experience as possible of the Stud environment for both roles.  Duties include : Handling young stock, mares and foals Mucking out and general yard duties Hand walking Holding horses for farrier as required, including help with youngsters Treating minor wounds, changing dressings and giving some medications as required Monitoring condition of horses in fields, checking water, fencing etc Basic first aid and care Experience in foaling down and lactating and pregnant mares essential for Stud Groom position 6 days per week (on rota). 8am to 5pm and as required during the foaling season. 28 days holiday (including bank holidays). Initial one year contract. Experienced Stud Hand salary IRO £30,500 pa + accommodation. Stud Groom salary from £26,940 pa + accommodation. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
**Salary up to £30.5K pa plus accommodation* Pets welcomed Immaculate, high end yard in Surrey with up to 100 WB horses, boasting the best bloodlines in Europe, their own breeding programme and where the focus is on handling young stock through to international showjumping and a few dressage competition horses is now looking for someone experienced handling young stock and who enjoys helping riders get things off to the best possible start from the ground. You will need to be quiet and confident with a good eye to assist an experience rider starting the horses before turning them away and then bringing them back after 6 months  to further their education and their careers. Experience handling all ages and mares/colts/gelding essential and you will need to demonstrate this with your previous roles. Mut be able to lunge and long rein. Very rewarding position for someone who knows what they are doing and enjoys playing a part in horses becoming the best they can be, started in a considered and proper way! Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Up to £25K/£480pw  *Based near a large equestrian centre so lots going on! *Live in or out *1.5 bed cottage 🙂 *Own horse and dog welcomed Experienced, reliable, flexible and self-motivated child friendly groom required for a private family yard with ménage and excellent hacking. Lots of riding including opportunity to hunt. (Lightweight rider 10 stones max). HGV preferred but not essential – you could be put through test for those without. Working as part of a bigger household team in a busy and intimate household (but not a ‘formal’ house), you will have TOTAL responsibility for 2 horses and 3 ponies with back up from a part time groom. Employer very hands off so you will need to manage children and their pc activities etc. so must be experienced in this area. Duties include  : Mucking out and all general yard duties Riding, schooling to include jumping, lunging Turning out horses to a high standard clipping, plaiting and tack cleaning for hunting, competitions and PC rallies Liaising directly with vets, farriers and physio, feed and bedding suppliers etc. 2 dogs/1 cat/sheep/chickens all kept so must have relaxed approach to helping with these too. In the summer it’s all about the kids (only 2 out of 4 now ride) so you must actually like working with kids for this one! Focus is on all being in a safe, cheerful, fun atmosphere. Accommodation is a cottage which is roomy and light 1.5 beds and best for a single person but plenty of space for guests etc. Local live out fine too. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.co.uk
*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! 🙂 Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or 07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description We are currently seeking a new groom for the 2019 polo season from March to October. The ideal candidate will enjoy being around horses, have a good sense of humour but also be hard working. Polo experience is NOT essential as we can provide all your training. We are a fun, professional yard based in the heart of the Berkshire downs with well behaved horses to handle. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their knowledge in a different field and enjoys traveling. Accommodation, utilities and free WIFI are all included along with a good wage. Duties include; exercising horses, stable management and assisting at polo. Minimum Requirements Confident and competent rider.   Accommodation details Free accommodation, utilities and WIFI. Benefits Opportunity to learn how to play polo.    
Job Description We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Instructor with a progressive approach to teaching to join our friendly team at a popular riding school/BHS exam centre and Where To Train Centre.  Applicants must enjoy teaching all ages and standards. During times when teaching is not required the applicant will be involved in other activities at the centre. We hold regular shows, affiliated and unaffiliated, and clinics. As we are a pony club centre there is also the opportunity for the right candidate to coordinate & take responsibility of the day to day management of the Pony Club activities; ie camps, rallies etc. Applicants must be confident riders and provide suitable references. Minimum Requirements BHS AI/Stage 3 coach in complete horsemanship   Accommodation details Live-In option available (To be discussed)   Benefits Further training available, Cafe on site  
* £25-£30,000+ accommodation *Live in * 5 day week *Riding available if good enough but non riding considered. *Dog considered 🙂 Hands on Yard Manager required for one of the finest Show Jumping yards in Europe 🙂 Located in North Yorkshire, near York, with some of the finest facilities to allow the highest level of equine care this professional yard produces showjumping horses from talented youngsters to those competing up to 5* international level. Several of the horses are also used as breeding stallions around their competition schedule. You will be used to working hands on within a team, including all aspects of equine care, but also able to take a ‘helicopter’ view of the yard on a day to day basis to ensure all tasks are completed to a high standard and in a timely fashion. Stallion handling experience essential You will be used to working hands on within a team, having responsibility in a similar managerial role or at the least been operating as a no 2 and looking now for that opportunity to step up. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*5 day week *Accommodation available *Horse welcomed foc *Regular teaching and guidance from internationally qualified trainers *Transport to Events Job Description : 4*Eventing situated in West Somerset would like to employ a young rider to join our team, to event at BE level on their own horse whilst participating in all yard work including grooming and riding out   Minimum Requirements We would prefer someone who wishes to compete, is a good rider and who is willing to accept the responsibilities and duties of working within a team but who is also capable of working independently. Must demonstrate a willingness to actively learn Must have a sound basic knowledge of handling horses and all yard duties Minimum age 16 years     Accommodation details Accommodation provided   Benefits Good rate of pay (dependent on experience) Accommodation provided 28 days holiday per annum Pension scheme available if required Accommodation and keep for one horse Regular teaching and guidance from internationally qualified trainers Transport to Events    
Job Description Trainee groom’s position available on private TB stud farm with Broodmares and youngstock. Minimum Requirements Basic horse care and a willingness to learn.     Accommodation details Shared cottage (with one other) with all mod cons.   Benefits Training will be given Accomodation and utilities Possibility of own horse Other extras  
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. Please call Caroline or Beckie on 0203 006 5730 or 07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Full Time Grooms required Salary range £17,000-£19,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience Potential career development and training available Working on a rota system to include weekends General daily yard duties and horse care Excellent working conditions, pension scheme and health plan Own transport necessary as remote location No riding and no accommodation We are seeking hardworking, committed and enthusiastic people, willing to work as part of a team. Horse care knowledge is desirable however this is not essential as full training can be provided.  Candidates should be physically fit as this is a manual/outdoor role. Apply in writing enclosing your current CV, including details of your horse care experience or explaining why you would like to work for us.  Candidates will only be given feedback if selected for interview.  Previous applicants need not apply. Send your application to Mark Avison at our address. Closing Date: Monday 28th January 2019.
 Weekend Grooms required  Salary from £8.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience Potential career development and training available General daily yard duties and horse care Excellent working conditions Own transport necessary as remote location No riding and no accommodation We are seeking hardworking, committed and enthusiastic people, willing to work as part of a team. Horse care knowledge is desirable however this is not essential as full training can be provided.  Candidates should be physically fit as this is a manual/outdoor role. Apply in writing enclosing your current CV, including details of your horse care experience or explaining why you would like to work for us. Send your application to Mark Avison at our address. Closing Date: Monday 28th January 2019
*Riding *Homely, warm accommodation *Family, fun atmosphere  Groom compulsory (!) /Rider (optional)/Instructors (optional).  Salary range up to £366 pw plus accomm. High level, pretty, family run livery yard is looking for a few more team members. Friendly, fun & inclusive environment with staff members and clients staying in touch for years! 14 miles North of central London, this friendly, fun, high level & family run livery yard is looking for a team player who enjoys the world of high end livery. Very inclusive environment.  Some riding available type/amount depending upon your riding experience. Attention to detail is paramount. Staff will need to be capable of treating clients’ horses as their own. A good level of care and focus with a “no problem” attitude is desirable. All usual duties required. Accommodation is shared with others in purpose built houses and all bills/accommodation costs absorbed by the yard. 5 day 6 day alternate weeks Facilities include: 2 – 60 metre by 20metre arenas 2 – 40metre by 20 metre areanas x country course covered horse walker 64 stables all automatic water drinkers in each box all stables with rubber flooring 2 standard size arenas x-country course horse-walker Please apply and call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*5 day week *£350pw plus s/c accommodation with no bills *Pets welcomed *Low level competing opportunities available if interested and capable Live in or out Groom/Rider position available on a yard with interests in Dressage and breeding quality Event horses. Working alongside one other,  you will need to be capable of all duties to a good level and happy to work on your own and with others. 10 horses kept including Grand Prix Dressage horses and young stock Eventers being prepared to go to professional rider. Youngster to compete (4/5 yrs), but this isn’t compulsory. Young stock handling experience useful. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Live out position *Professional but fun environment *Absolutely beautiful yard  with fab hacking Due to maternity leave and an increased number of horses, an Apprentice or trainee Groom/Rider with horse experience (on the ground and ridden) is now required to take on a rare opportunity to work with a very experienced horse person and multi discipline mentor on a lovely family yard who focus on Hunting, Livery, Pony Club Activities & Showjumping.). You would be part of a happy,motivated team on this very private yard who work to the highest of standards. permanent employment at the end of the Apprenticeship is a real option too! The ideal applicant will be a team-player and light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies . The family enjoy Hunting, Show Jumping, and Riding/Pony Club activities. The ideal applicant will be a team-player with previous experience working as a Groom/Rider, be light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies . Lots of ‘fun and frolics’ to be had alongside real professionalism! Please call Caroline Carter and The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*£19.2K PA plus 1 or 2 bed accommodation *:) Same pay, less hours outside season 🙂 *Dog welcomed *Alternate weekend off out side season. Lovely position available on a well established, traditional family yard within a beautiful estate. The position involves riding  5/6 day (Hunt staffs horses/field staff horses/family horses etc ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). You should be a good schooling rider able to restart horses on the flat and over jumps and bring on younger horses. 4/5 other staff employed to do most of the yard work, but you will need to be willing to pitch in on quieter days. Lots of hunting 4 days a week during the season and 2nd horse. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/hunt fences. Do call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Euros 33-35K neg + accommodation subsidy 5 day week Own horse welcomed Full-time Equestrian Centre Yard Manager required to join a progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry in a beautiful location. The main duties are those of teaching and running the yard. The role of the Yard Manager is suited to those who have a strong background in equestrian yard management and ideally with a third level qualification in equine management or other relevant and appropriate qualification together with BHSAI. The Yard Managers key role is to support the variety of equine related activities that are offered through supporting the yard staff, coaches and equestrian training programme staff. This position is suitable for a person with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in supervising, managing and motivating staff in a previous similar role. Duties & Responsibilities of this position include : • Supervision of Equestrian Centre staff in managing the day to day activities of the Equestrian Centre • Supporting the coaches through the smooth running of the yard in relation to lessons, pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine assisted programmes • Dealing with clients with an emphasis on professionalism and hospitality • Application of horse welfare management in line with best practice and available research • Working within a team structure and a strong ability to self-manage in a dynamic environment • Liaising with coaches and equestrian training programme staff in relation to day to day timetable related activities • Ordering of supplies, feed, etc., • Liaising with vets, dentist, etc., • Regular meetings with staff approx 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside.1,000 acres of private estate* 300 new cross-country jumps  built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 metre indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences * Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Euros 23k pa negotiable plus accommodation 5 day week Own horse welcomed Full-time Instructor required for fabulous Equestrian Centre. Opportunity to be part of  a progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry in a beautiful location. The main duties are those of teaching and and duties within the team. This role is suited to those who have a background in equestrian teaching  with BHSAI or equivalent. Duties & Responsibilities of this position include : • Day to day activities of the Equestrian Centre • Supporting the smooth running of the yard in relation to lessons, pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine assisted programmes • Dealing with clients with an emphasis on professionalism and hospitality • Application of horse welfare management in line with best practice and available research • Working within a team structure and a strong ability to self-manage in a dynamic environment Approx 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside.1,000 acres of private estate* 300 new cross-country jumps  built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 metre indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences * Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room 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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