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10 steps to successfully recruiting a Super Groom!

10 steps to successfully recruiting a Super Groom!

by Caroline Carter

I am 100% behind putting good Grooms in touch with good Employers and we walk that particular  talk every day . 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.

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 summarize 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 over 55,000 potential job seekers

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

1. Give some serious forethought to your vacancy and consider what you can compromise.

It can only pay dividends if you spend time really analyzing 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.

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?

2. 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.

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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 job seekers who immediately will query your integrity not least because most know that it’s illegal to employ someone in a full time, permanent and 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-

3. Review your job vacancy advert from an employees viewpoint

Do “Sell” your vacancy, play to your strengths don’t just put together a list of ‘demands’. Look online at all the various jobs for examples the good the bad and the all too often ugly!  Then look 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 consider using that template. Our traffic is unparalleled and we are unarguably and hands-down the best in the business for drawing job seekers to our vacancies. 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.

 

4. 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?

5. 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 a not insignificant amount of Employers who don’t post a job vacancy advert 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 and, if they are any good, they will be able to offer advice on what to do to maximize applications for your vacancy. Get more details about our services here.

6. Be transparent about the wage and salary package

I recommend stating this in your ads and at interview, or at the very least an upper and lower range otherwise job seekers will often assume the pay will be below par.

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 why not deal with that elephant in the room from the outset rather than risk losing a potentially great employee by being unnecessarily coy on the matter. We all use the terms IRO/Circa/depending on experience etc. but let 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.

7. Don’t keep changing the job spec in your advertising

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.

8.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 crystallize 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!

9. Interview people 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 uninterested, 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 right10. Work 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 & immigration 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,  advice do pick up the phone 07747 686118  or send me a message anytime caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

 

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Job Description Looking for an enthusiastic groom for the 2021 Polo Season and potentially beyond, either part time or full time. Polo experience not necessary but strong riding is as we have some younger ones. Full time would be 6 days a week with Mondays off but happy to split the job between two people if preferred or might suit a couple. We also get extra help for chukkas/matches (or get in touch if this might be of interest instead!) To start in March. Based at Silver Leys polo club in Hertfordshire. Loads going on at the club so a really fun place to be – it’s very laid back and there’s a club house serving food every day etc. We have 8 horses, half in during the day and half at night. Role would involve general stable work and exercise (usually take them out as two lots of four), then grooming for chukkas and matches etc. Mostly just weekend matches and weekday chukkas so pretty relaxed and fun. Great hacking and opportunity for chukkas and/or polo/schooling lessons + stick and ball if interested! My partner is an equine vet so is happy to teach veterinary skills again if of interest. HGV massive bonus but not essential. Photo showing our current string of ponies! Minimum Requirements Strong rider – as mentioned doesn’t have to be in polo but we’ve got some young TBs being retrained as polo ponies so need someone with good riding experience.   Accommodation details Ideally not looking to provide accommodation but could potentially look into options if needed.   Benefits Wage dependent on whether full time or part time and level of experience.  
Job Description Full time Show Groom/Rider required by family showing yard based in South West Scotland. The job entails all usual yard duties, show turnout and general preparation for shows, training and riding. Possibility to compete for the right person. Opportunity to travel to County Shows plus RIHS and HOYS. Accommodation available or live out. Exciting opportunity for another member of staff to join one of the top show producers and her highly successful team of show horses. The employer is an Elite Accredited Coach for BHS/BSPS who travels to all major shows in the U.K. competing in Hunter, Hack, Cob, Riding Horse, Coloureds and R.O.R. classes. Usual yard duties, ability to ride an advantage but not necessary. An experienced person preferred but will also consider less experienced seeking a career with horses and keen to learn. Minimum Requirements Confident in all sizes and types of show horses. Willing to learn and be 100% committed. Keen to step up/take on responsibility. Previous experience in Showing is an advantage but not essential.   Accommodation details Live in or out Located in an area close to amenities and social facilities – plenty to do in your free time during non-Covid times!   Benefits Opportunity to travel to top County Shows, Royal International and HOYS. Highly rewarded in return for accomplished success. Possibility to compete.  
Job Description This role is working in a competition livery yard run by a BS Accredited Coach.  The job involves all normal stable duties, the exercise of competition horses and travel to shows. You must have: worked in the industry already, have practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in the school. Most horses are 16 -16.1 so we require a lighter weight person at this time. It would be a good role for someone who has finished an apprenticeship and is looking for their first ‘proper’ job.  Equally, we would welcome someone more experienced. Somebody who showjumped would also benefit from the opportunity of having their own horse on the yard, training and going to shows with us. You should: be happy to work within a team in a structured environment, prepared to work efficiently with safety in mind, like things to be organised, clean and tidy with attention to detail, have a keen interest in the training of horses both ridden and on the ground. Our horses are treated as individuals and all our grooms must have their welfare at heart and be prepared to work with a level of detail when caring for the horses. Your role will require you to maintain the high standards of the yard if the Owner is not present. This is a full time position 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30. You will be expected to groom for up to six horses, and on occasions take sole charge. You will work alongside two other full time grooms, who are hard working, love horses and are easy to get along with. Accommodation details The accommodation is a modern brick built bungalow.  It has three bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms,  and an open plan kitchen and sitting room.  All furnished. It is heated by electric radiators. The kitchen has a full cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave. Within the yard there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. All cleaning products, washing powder and toliet roll – are provided. Own Horse. As a dedicated horse person we recognise that you may want to have your own horse.  We also recognise that if you are committed to that horse it makes being committed to the horses here more of a challenge, if it is not on site.  On a regular basis we do not finish later than 17:30, however show days or vet emergencies will mean longer days.  Having your own horse at a different location then becomes a conflict and can be very tiring.  Therefore we can offer the right candidate the opportunity to have a horse on Staff Livery.  The groom start 30 minutes before work so they can tend to their horse and make up some of the time that they will spend on the horse within the day.  The horse can be worked and groomed within the working day in the same way the other horses on the yard are.  One
We are looking for a groom We do a wide variety of work so there are opportunities to foal mares, lunge and school horses alongside all the normal yard duties. We are a good sized team with good working hours and full time contract provided. Minimum Requirements Hard working and enthusiastic!   Accommodation details The accommodation is shared. It is a recently built house on the yard. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a separate loo.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful applications. I am very happy that we have filled the role. If anything changes I will let you know. Happy New Year, Sally  We are a small family yard near Chipping Norton looking for a full time live in groom and rider. Sole charge, working alongside the house and garden team to an immaculate standard. Looking after two hunters and three ponies like they are your own, much loved. Plus regular walks with our three lovable labradors. Mothers help/Au pair, our little girl loves to ride, ideally you love children and want to help her learn. Occasional collection from school, play times and putting to bed. Also routine vet runs, occasional house sitting and full time holiday cover. We would like you to be a part of our family. Basic 40 hours a week over six days, covering weekends. Minimum Requirements Schooling fit horses, hacking alone, eye for detail and keeping a clean yard, turnout to a high standard. Animal welfare being the most important. Able to work alone, prioritising and organising. Also as part of a small team. Very good with people and animals. Calm and kind. Full UK car licence and own car. Desirable: 7.5t Lorry licence and experience. Accommodation details Small studio flat. No smoking. Only a highly mannered dog considered. Benefits Excellent rate, holidays and flexibility.
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Ideal first or second job *Own horse welcome *Riding optional *Groom at top shows *Pay above NMW *Live out only A wonderful  opportunity for a cheerful, enthusiastic person to join an experienced professional team as an Apprentice Groom or Groom/Rider (riding is entirely optional, subject to a minimum standard). Ideal first or second job, with the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in the equine industry via a Level 1, 2 or 3 Apprenticeship. This is a professional yard with 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses. You will be joing two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. The job will entail all usual daily yard duties, plus the opportunity to learn show turnout and to groom at Show Jumping Shows. If you have a horse you are welcome to stable it at the yard. Friendly dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. The salary will be higher than the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices.
Bryngwyn Stud is the home of Bryngwyn Stallions and Broodmares. We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year three of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.  We will also have some youngstock available to reserve this year. Our bloodlines include some of the top in the  Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in Mid Wales near Tregaron in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines.  These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing.   Overview We are looking for a new member of the team to share equal responsibility on a rota basis. Reporting to the Yard Manager. The position is a live in or out role. Live in is shared accommodation onsite bungalow – very new open plan living. Operational Hours between Monday to Sunday on a rota shift bases. Normal shifts are 8-5pm  5 days per week alternate weekend work is inclusive [ however this can change due to foaling and various activities]   Yard duties including mucking out, feeding, watering and sweeping. Grooming and general daily health care of the horses Tack cleaning Schooling and hacking Lunging/double line lunging Liaising with yard manager on any issues routines and actions needed for horses care Maintaining a tidy feed room Preparing horses for competitions including plaiting Assisting with stud duties, foaling and care Clipping   Requirements High attention to detail Competent riding ability understanding of how a horse works and what could be done to improve its way of going Good horsemanship with kind nature Clipping/bandaging/plaiting to a high standard   Other Skills/Abilities Good communication skills Ability to think on feet and be flexible Team player to fit in and respect current working practices and other team members Confidence to handle youngsters and stallions Show Jumping experience   Wage Negotiable dependant on experience statutory holiday entitlement Pension Scheme in operation with an opt out period Extremely varied role – no two days the same! Full time contract with 28 days holiday, pension and statutory sick pay. 5 days per week which includes alternate weekends ie 40 hour week. Days are usually  8-5pm this can vary during foaling season or out to competitions etc Possible place  for own horse but no pets
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
Job Description To be part of a team helping in all duties on a commercial stud. These include but are not limited to feeding, turning out and mucking out stables. The job is to focus on the preparation of youngsters (3 year-olds and foals) for the Sales as well as breaking-in and pre-training of homebred National Hunt youngsters. Minimum Requirements Must be experienced in handling young thoroughbred horses, comfortable and confident in grooming, rugging, lunging, leading and riding   Accommodation details Single person occupancy, terraced house   Benefits    
Job Description Role will include riding at BE and BS shows you must have a strong competition record ideally or the ability to compete to a high level for someone who has not had the chance due to not having the right horse or the financial backing. Our 3 competition horses have all been out affiliated to varying levels and need a rider to continue their progression. We want you to gain good understanding of all the horses to maximise their potential and understand their individual personalities and abilities and be able to tailor their management and programs. 5.5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the weekends. Minimum Requirements HGV 7.5t licence is essential. Must be fully experienced sole charge of competition yard and experienced with youngstock.   Accommodation details Studio type cottage   Benefits Fantastic opportunity and package for the right person with many incentives including lessons and training and extra incentive if you get involved with teaching and holding clinics/ camps and events we hold here.  
Bored of just sitting behind a desk or just mucking out? Looking to expand your skill set or increase your earning potential? Are you a hard working, motivated individual that thrives on seeing results? Due to high demand we are looking for new members to join Team Equissage as self employed sales agents in 2021! Working with Equissage NEVER feels like work. Using social media and attending 100’s of show days in your area all year round to chat with people who are looking to help their horse and offering a free demonstration so you can show them why everyone loves Equissage! You’ll work along side vets, physiotherapists and all from retired fluffy ponies to world number 1’s eager to keep the competitive edge. Full training is given and kit provided. This is a self employed commission only position.   What you do – On a day to day basis you will use social media to advertise free demonstrations of the Equissage Pulse in your area to generate leads. Then you will visit them at their yard at a time that suits them to demonstrate the kit in full. Equissage as a company provide many opportunities for you to attend events in your local area to offer demonstrations to competitors through sponsorship with British Dressage and British Show Jumping. You will also be provided with leads as and when they come through via the website, national social media pages or lead generation that has been carried out by our marketing team. OTE for new agents is 30-40k. However, this is easily achievable if you have the desire to succeed. What we require from you Attendance on our 3-day residential training course in either Crawley, West Sussex or Denbigh, North Wales A minimum of 5 demonstrations week Daily contact with the National Sales Manager via phone, message or email. 1 Monthly Meeting (Birmingham) What we desire A competitive individual who is eager to learn and succeed. Who is confident in their equine knowledge and in meeting new people with a good understanding of social media. A kind, sympathetic attitude is vital for the job role. Applicants must be happy traveling as areas will be around 2 hours’ drive in diameter  
Job Description Working during polo season, based near Kirtlington Park Polo Club: End of February to start of October 2021 (more permanent position available for the right person) Experienced and competent rider required for: schooling and training 8 high quality polo ponies aged 5 to 15 grooming yard maintenance & management equine health monitoring and managing turning out to a high standard Minimum Requirements Experience training young horses, from main disciplines: jumping, dressage, Eventing, polo   Accommodation details Accommodation could be arranged for the right person   Benefits Sole charge of the yard flexibility with working hours Mondays off work, except for bank holidays    
Job Description Looking for a reliable and motivated person to take sole charge of a small and professional yard. All normal daily yard duties plus travelling to major Eventing shows around UK and Europe. Minimum Requirements Must have previous experience in FEI competitions     Benefits Salary based on experience Accommodation on site Plenty of riding for the right candidate    
Job Description *Salary negotiable *Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities *Soonest start *Short Term considered Personal Carer/Groom/Rider – Masham Trekking Centre and Dykes Hill Highland Stud. Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks. Personal carer for a disabled lady with spinal injuries who uses a wheelchair.  Experience with horses. Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required Minimum Requirements Experienced carer and knowledge of spinal injuries Ride Safe Certificate First Aid at Work Horse Care Teaching experience Able to train young ponies Driver   Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
Job Description We are a small family run showing yard, which due to what’s happening in the world at the moment, we are particularly quiet, but wishing for a busier 2021, fingers crossed. We have M&M’s, stallions and geldings, which either do flat classes or working hunter classes, to which we have to travel the country as we only compete at the highest level.   Minimum Requirements All duties  are required, from poo picking, to breaking and schooling. Experience in turn out and in the show world would be beneficial. There will be a lot of times at the moment of working on your own, but this is because of the current situation at the moment.     Accommodation details We provide a one bedroom flat, that is separate from the main house, so you can live independently.     Benefits This is a small family run yard, to which we would like you to become part of our family and team.    
Job Description – Maternity Cover (Required ASAP) Private Stud Farm with 15 quality thoroughbred broodmares and young stock is looking for that special someone for Maternity Cover to join the existing happy team to help run the stud on a day to day basis with all the usual duties required. This is not a first position and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate  a calm confident approach to handling horses and will be expected to help with the management of the broodmares, foaling and yearling sales preparation.   Minimum Requirements Must be a team player and fit in well with the existing dedicated Team Must understand that the horses come first Must be able to drive a car References will be required Must be available for Interview   Accommodation details On site accommodation can be available  
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. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’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.  
*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. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
Job Description In 1992, Paul 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. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
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. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’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.  
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to  mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 € per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.  
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
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. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’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.  
*Pets and own horse possible * Accommodation available + bills *Competitive remuneration Live in groom required for showjumping yard in Seer Green. Set in the heart of the Chilterns, this equestrian centre is a competition and livery yard that specialises in showjumping and the training of sports horses and riders. The successful candidate will be required to ride multiple horses on this busy but friendly yard. Friendly yard with 30 plus horses with great hacking on the doorstep & an indoor and outdoor school. All usual duties. Minimum Requirements Some experience required but essentially a good work ethic and hard working   Accommodation details Shared apartment including all bills   Benefits    
Job Description We are looking for someone to cover maternity leave over the next 5 months (possibility of extending employment). The job will involve riding fit competition horses ranging from young horses to Grand prix level, flat work and over poles. All yard and stable duties including clipping etc.. Good communication skills with sponsors and owners. We are looking for someone who is reliable, organised and hardworking and has experience at the level required for this position. References will be required. Accommodation details Shared accommodation with one other member of staff.   Benefits Free accommodation. Training    
*Chance to put your career as a Dressage Groom ‘on the map’ *Accommodation available Olympic Dressage Rider Oxfordshire needs a Groom to help care for his/clients dressage horses and help with the day to day alongside a very strong Team. This is a position which would suit someone with some paid experience with performance horses but is now ready to work alongside the best and get to the top of their game. If you are taking your career as a Groom seriously and enjoy Dressage, this is one not to be missed as this position will in time open many doors and be a great boost to any CV! Lovely friendly yard with great team. Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from Negotiable (iro £24/£25Kpa) depending on experience Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team.   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and his Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
   * Salary starting £30,000K totally negotiable upwards plus accommodation depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed No 1 Experienced Show Jumping Competition Groom required for a vacancy with a very ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced show groom in the UK and abroad – must have a proven record.Good references ESSENTIAL & confidentiality assured. You should be willing to regularly travel home and abroad and experienced driving  26t+ lorries transporting horses to training and shows. You don’t need to be a great rider but happy to hack out would be a benefit as would ability to lunge –  even better if you are a good rider! 18 quality jumping horses and homebred/ other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping all kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Pets and horse welcome BUT there will not be much chance for someone to work their own horse as you will be away quite a lot!  You could take a dog with you so long as it is well behaved Nice accommodation Great team environment with a young, energetic.motivated and progressive team. Lots of foreign travel, originally in Europe but  possibly also America in the next 12 – 18 months Top class facilities to work in with brand new indoor arena and stabling so not too much getting wet in the winter and lovely heated kitchen etc 🙂 Fairly flexible on number of days worked, can work around anything between 5 and 6 but obviously will be straight through when away at shows Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline @carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO £450pw plus accommodation Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone to help the Team when at home but also to drive his lorry and manage competition horses home & abroad when competing. Ideally, you will have previous experience and an interest in the sport. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. All duties required and good standard of turnout, horsemanship and competition experience essential. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Small family livery, in Peak District on the Pennine Bridleway. Part-time help required for grass livery (assisted), meadow grazing 24/7 all year, daily checks, hay nets, rugs, vets/farrier. Mostly unbacked, out of work. Minimum Requirements Groom/yard experience, preferably suit a freelance Groom   Accommodation details N/A   Benefits Hourly rate, to be agreed Flexible hours
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 *Option to train * Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed *FUN!   Looking for experienced and reliable Grooms to join our busy and expanding yard with the option to train . You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching and care qualification to minimum of BHS Level 2 is preferred but not essential as on site training can be provided. We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres of beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further train and develop . In order to apply for this role you must be confident in handling all types of horses, grooming, tacking up, leading in lessons, mucking out and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. You must be able to ride in a confident and sympathetic way and enjoy teaching children and adults of all abilities in groups and 1:1. Minimum Requirements Enthusiasm Reliability Conscientious • Riding • Driving license • Equine First-Aid • Schooling • Lunging • Bandaging • Clipping • Teaching • Trim/Pull • Sole Charge • Exercising • People Skills Accommodation details On site accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions Professional, fun environment Top class facilities Variation in Role On-going training for BHS exams  
*£20k pa. * Various options for accommodation*Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: The IOM Government has now imposed a 21 day circuit-breaker lockdown. This equestrian centre is temporarily closed to the public and only certain categories of persons are allowed entry to the Island which doesn’t even necessarily include returning residents. All interviews will be conducted once restrictions are lifted. First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
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
*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  

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