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Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm

Winter Riding Tips – Part 1

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm - Hannah DoggettWe are delighted to welcome a guest blog by Lancashire-based Grand Prix Dressage Rider Hannah Doggett. Hannah is an up-and-coming young dressage rider who has her own yard where she breeds, produces and competes dressage horses, with a special love of PRE (Andalusian) horses.

Hannah has trained with international Grand Prix rider Lisa Marriott for six years. Lisa offered Hannah the ride of a lifetime on Lisa’s international horse, Saphira, who has won thirty-six first places, twenty second places, has qualified for five National Championships and been invited to compete internationally at both Biarritz and Seville. Hannah aims to be competing her at most of the premier league shows all over the country in the coming years, as well as qualifying for the British Dressage Regional and National Championships, and being invited to compete in international competitions. She is 100% dedicated to producing happy, comfortable, successful horses and here we benefit from Hannah’s sage advice on keeping your equine athletes warm at all times through the cold winter months.

 

 


Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm

By Hannah Doggett

The weather has most definitely turned – have you changed your horse’s management to suit? If you’re a groom caring for, or you own a ridden or competition horse then you need to consider the change in temperature. You might have started with thicker stable and turnout rugs on the horses in your care, but are you ensuring that the horses are warm at all times?

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm - Hannah Doggett - Working in an exercise sheet

A human athlete is very careful about caring for his/her muscles, ligaments and tendons, making sure that stress and injury is avoided to maintain peak fitness and performance. As riders and grooms we need to be mindful of keeping our equine athletes warm during the times that they aren’t rugged up in the stable or field. Whether a riding or competition horse, it’s easy to neglect keeping a horse warm whilst we “quickly” groom them and tack them up before a ride, but this is actually a fundamental part of ridden exercise and, ultimately, his/her training programme.

If you are grooming a horse or getting ready to ride you might take all the horse’s rugs off, then it’s a further 20 minutes before you put them back on or he/she is ready to ride. Or you might get distracted having a chat with your friends (we all do it) and the horse is stood for an hour naked in the cold! Obviously a horse cannot tell us he/she is getting chilled – we bear the responsibility of forethought to avoid this happening to them.

 

 

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm - Horses MusclesWhat actually happens?

As a horse stands in the cold, their muscles start to tighten up. As muscles lose heat they start to contract, joints tighten and muscles, tendons, ligaments and even nerves are more easily damaged. A horse’s body has to work much harder in the cold weather which can lead to soreness and injury when not properly prepared.

 

 

 

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm - Hannah Doggett - Ride-on or wrap-around exercise sheetSo, what can we do to help with this?

You don’t have to have a fancy solarium to keep your equine athletes warm. A few simple measures you can take to protect a horse when riding and training in the cold:

  • If you’re grooming, leave rugs on and groom the horse one half at a time.
  • Fold the rug back first and groom his/her front end, then replace it and do the same with his/her back end.
  • If you’re tacking up, put a fleece on him/her and simply fold it back when you come to put the saddle on.
  • If a horse has to stand for a while in tack you can throw the fleece over the saddle and fasten the fleece at the front to secure it. Either tie up the surcingles securely on one side, or loosen them so they fasten over the saddle and girth.

 

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm - Naylors Exercise Sheets

www.naylors.com

A fleece is also a great way to help keep your legs warm as you both warm up – tuck the fleece around your thighs for the first 10 minutes of working. If you have a sharp horse that won’t tolerate it then try an exercise fleece. Lunge in it a few times first if you’re concerned to let a particular horse adjust to the movement of the material. You can ride your whole session in one of these and I’ve found they hardly move if you fasten them properly. You can get exercise fleeces and sheets (including waterproof sheets) that are designed specifically for wrapping over your legs, or sitting on if you prefer.

See a range of exercise rugs on Naylors online store here.

 

Be mindful of your horse’s comfort and needs

  • Go slow with your warm up and cool down – do both thoroughly to prevent injury and soreness.
  • Don’t stand chatting whilst sat on a horse at any point, keep the horse moving even just in walk to keep him/her warm.
  • A good cool down will not only help to avoid muscle, tendon and ligament injury, but also decrease the amount of time you have to spend waiting around for the horse to dry off before you can put his/her rugs on and move on.

 

Keeping Your Equine Athletes Warm - Hannah Doggett - Exercise rugs

Final thought

Always remember, horses can’t tell you if they’re stiff, under the weather or feeling the cold! Make sure you know the vital signs of each of the horses in your care and keep a record of each horses information. This gives you a benchmark for each individual horse that you can compare against when you’re unsure if he/she is feeling well.

On a day to day basis, if you take care of his/her temperature before AND after work I guarantee everyone will see and feel the benefits!!

Happy riding!

 

 

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Would you love the chance to be hands on with foals and yearlings and watch them grow and become the next top athletes in racing? We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated stud groom who is wanting to further their knowledge and skills in the TB stud industry. Candidate must be capable of sole charge as will be left alone from time to time when stud manager is away on stud duties. Duties to include but not limited to general yard duties, general care of our band of 10 broodmares, assisting with foaling, walking in mares for covering and foal and yearling prep. A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image we pride ourselves on. Candidate must have full clean driving license as will be needed to drive our 3.5t horsebox from time to time. Shared accommodation available
*Up to £18,750K pa +accommodation *One bedroom flat with a garden. (Rent/rates and Tv license covered.) Enthusiastic and experienced live-in or out Rider/Groom sought for lovely family hunting yard in a beautiful part of the country. All usual yard duties to work alongside two other cheerful members of staff who recommend the yard and themselves but you would need to be the main Rider most days for the family horses. Regular hunting in the season, and low-level competing possible in the summer. Good rider essential to cope with large, fit horses. You should be happy to take instruction and able to turn horses out to the highest standard. Friendly team but should be able to work on own initiative when required. 7.5t lorry ideal but not essential. July 2021 start ideally, but could be negotiated. 🙂 Caroline’s Comments 🙂 This is a nice long-term job for someone who truly enjoys a family yard and all that goes with that. You must be a team player with a cheerful outlook on the world and then you will most certainly gel in a job like this and enjoy it.  Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Nice accommodation on-site (shared 2 bedroom flat) *Dog and horse welcomed *Days PW negotiable *Generous and negotiable salary 🙂 Riding video/download of flat and jump work required for all applications 🙂    Experienced 2nd Rider required to produce and exercise horses on a family Show Jumping Stud producing quality youngstock for the future to professional standards. The role will require you to work alongside the main Rider and Stud Groom to run things and you should be able to work also without supervision.    Happy to receive input, you will need to be capable of breaking and producing 3, 4 & 5yrs to a high commercial standard. Opportunity to progress and grow with older horses for the right person. Local shows possible plus the possibility of a few international shows a year. All for discussion and negotiation depending on capabilities and experience. You should be bold and confident but with a calm demeanor and a top-class horsemanship approach. Car license essential. Lorry Licence a plus Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Fabulous career opportunity *Salary IRO £25k plus accom and bills (depending on experience) *Dog welcome and can travel to shows/training with you 🙂 *Leisure/retired horse considered but you would be away a lot!   Small, professional, show jumping yard with its own breeding program and a growing sport horse business is now looking for a committed, competition groom. You must love the life relishing being home and away with some high-level competition Grooming experience with Show Jumpers. You should be used to handling younger horses as they come through from babies to competition horses. This is a position working with a very motivated, ambitious up-and-coming young Rider who is showing a lot of success so far. Whilst the atmosphere at home and away is relaxed and friendly, the successful applicant must be willing to travel to all the international shows abroad and in the UK plus training with the Rider. Mainly 3 and 4-star shows currently but aiming for 5-star tours. When home, you would be heading a small team of part time Grooms with full time support also. Looking after 6 fantastic horses and riding (a bit of decent level of flatwork and hacking). All usual duties. You will be driving a 26t so must have license or be willing to take the test. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description. Part time groom/housekeeper/general help. Family with a variety of horses and ponies. Mainly general yard duties with some riding if agreed. Some help around the house required – must be an adaptable and friendly person looking for long term position within our busy family life. Monday to Sat mornings, approximately 24 hours a week, more hours can be provided. This is a daily (live out position) however there could be the opportunity to bring own horse – very good facilities. Minimum Requirements Must have a driving licence and preferably own car. Experienced with competition horses and grooming at shows.   Accommodation details n/a   Benefits Own horse welcome and can offer excellent facilities  
Job Description – All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements – Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details – Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits – Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description Experienced, reliable riding groom to work 6 days a week (7.30-12.30) in small private yard in Minety (Wiltshire). 5 horses, 2 of which are retired, the others are hunters and an eventer. Must be capable of doing yard work to a high standard, turning out and bringing in. Some sole charge. Must be competent in dealing with fit and young horses. Must be able to do the occasional afternoon and longer days when rider is competing/away. No accomodation available and non smoker please £300-360 a week for the core hours plus pay for extra hours worked.    
*£18K + warm, cosy 1 bed apartment *Dog welcomed *Chance to get some proper Hunt Yard experience on your CV! Lovely seasonal position available on a well-established, traditional family hunt yard within a beautiful estate. Fun, professional team renowned for being great at what they do. You will work hard but you will be treated well and have a very rewarding season. The position involves all grooming duties to a good standard but is a support role, so you will not be out hunting just supporting and some riding (Horses ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). No jumping required but must be confident and competent as will be left behind when others out hunting. Will be expected to prepare second horses for the changeovers. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/excellent hacking. Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
**4/6/21 UNDER OFFER** *5 day week *up to £450pw plus 2 bed accomm & utilities *Beautiful setting *Partner welcomed *Own dog and horse welcomed Lovely family is looking for a committed, long-term Groom and Rider. You must be a child-friendly, experienced Groom capable of sole charge in the owner’s absence and flexible to duties eg: the odd school run. 3 small horses and 2 Shetlands are kept at the property which is nestled amongst the Surrey hills with access to miles of well-maintained bridleways straight from the back door! Ponies are 13.3 and 14.3 and a 15’2 (quite ‘chunky’) plus the two Shetland ponies. Considering a fourth horse currently. Duties include Yard work, grooming and exercising all the usual equine first aid, feeding wellbeing yard management ‘norms’ for horses living as this herd does. You would need to be willing to ride out with employers and their 2 children (10/11yrs) so someone ‘child & family friendly’ essential. Candidates must be confident riding alone and ideally able to ride and lead and enjoy groundwork. There are stables for the horses and a menage, in fact very good facilities. The family are leisure riders who love their horses and see time spent with them as quality, relaxing time and are looking for a Groom of the same mind. Lightweight jockey required as the horses are small. The family does no competing so you should be happy to just enjoy the horses for who they are in a nice, friendly family setting. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*£280 to £380pw depending on experience and qualifications  *Friendly, professional team *Lovely facilities for horses and humans 🙂 *Live in We are a small professional Dressage yard and Stud with 17 stables, four of our own dressage horses, six full livery horses and a small breeding program seeking an experienced and reliable groom to join our existing team of five. The ideal candidate will: Have previous experience working on a professional yard Work to high standards with good attention to detail Be able to clip, plait, pull and trim Be confident handling fit competition horses Be friendly and reliable with a good work ethic You will be helping with the day to day running of the yard which includes but is not limited to mucking out, feeding, turning out, bringing in, tacking up and washing down. We can offer a fabulous working environment on a beautiful yard, with a friendly team of happy dressage addicts. There is also an opportunity to travel to National and International high-profile shows (if desired). Unfortunately, we cannot take staff horses, but we can offer sole occupancy fully furnished accommodation – pets are negotiable! Working hours are from 7am – 5pm with an hour for lunch and numerous tea breaks (tea and biscuits provided…always!) 5 days a week.  Located 10 minutes from Hartpury College in Gloucester, we are close to some of England’s best dressage venues and horse care facilities.    
Job Description   Top class competition groom required to look after small private yard of 4/5 show jumping horses.  Standard of stable management & care must be absolutely top draw. Ability to turn out to a very high standard essential, including plaiting, clipping, pulling manes and tails etc. Job will involve day to day responsibility for all aspects of the yard and horses well being and fitness, travel to competitions (national & top European venues – inculding tours). A competent rider would be an advantage, but not crucial, however, a Class 1/2 HGV is a must. Role would suit a self motivated, well organised and conscientious person not concerned with being in sole charge. A fun bubbly personality is essential to work with my teenage daughter, Chloe. We would like someone with experience at top level, looking for a long-term job and wanting to support Chloe through her Junior & YR years. This unique job is in a beautiful private location on edge of New Forest near Cadnam, with a very good rate of pay, car and independent accomodation available. Accommodation details Accommodation is available nearby if required   Benefits Good rate of pay, company discount, small pets and dogs welcome but unfortunately no room for a horse  
*Nice accommodation on-site (shared 2 bedroom flat) *Dog and horse welcomed *Days PW negotiable *Generous and negotiable salary   Experienced Groom required to manage and be responsible for all of the horses on a family Show Jumping Stud producing quality youngstock for the future to professional standards. The role will require you to work alongside the Rider to run things 🙂    You should be capable of either lunging or hacking young competition horses and Stallions when needed and experienced and capable with stud work and managing youngstock. As a committed team player, you should also happy to go to day shows/training and maybe 1 or 2 international shows a year.   You should be able to work on your own initiative. The role will include managing the grazing land and property upkeep plus organising subcontractors to do necessary work. Would be great if you are fairly handy and could fix a fence or leaking water trough etc   Car (non-negotiable) and lorry license (ideally).  Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary iro £400 gross plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges) if needed Experienced Groom required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. 🙂 Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) 🙂 Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
🙂 Great career expanding experience for a Groom keen on specialising in Dressage 🙂 *Riding available * Live in or out *Small friendly team * Small,quiet dog could be considered but no dogs on yard policy. If you have some experience Grooming for performance horses and would like to focus more on Dressage then this intimate, family yard could be right up your street! The role would suit someone with things to learn, but not a complete beginner. There are opportunities to exercise ride if you are a capable and sensitive rider and maybe more for the right person BUT no competition riding is available and the job is not a riding job, it is mostly a Grooming role 😉 All usual day to day care for 8 horses including mucking out, grooming, preparing for work, tack cleaning, etc. Must be experienced and capable of handling fit competition horses and youngstock. Would suit somebody who likes to work to a high standard and capable of some sole charge but must be able to work within a friendly, family team also. Indoor and outdoor school, professional facilities In a rural location , Good standard of accommodation in a barn conversion available, potentially shared with one other. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary up to £25k (depending on experience) and accommodation/bills *Short term contract or permanent position   Ideally, applicants will have experience in Handling broodmares, foals & stallions, Some assisting with foaling, general stud maintenance and management   🙂 Backing and breaking a bonus (experience ideal not necessary) 🙂 Clipping, trimming, grooming, etc to a very high standard (experience ideal not necessary) 🙂 7.5t lorry driver a must to transport horses to matches etc (experience ideal not necessary)   Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. Super working environment, and excellent facilities. This is a relatively new set up and you will have a fab opportunity to be involved with this exciting new development of this up-and-coming facility.   Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List 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 + accommodation *Lots of career development opportunities *Own horse welcomed Busy mixed yard – Eventers/riding horses in the summer, yearlings and pre-trainers in the winter is looking for an experienced Groom with an HGV license to drive a 26T lorry to competitions home and abroad on occasions.  The ideal candidate must turnout to a high level and work well within a small, professional team. You should have previous relevant experience and an interest in the disciplines involved. The very best of facilities in a quiet and accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Flexible hours and days to suit ideally at least 4 days PW *£10-15ph negotiable. *Great opportunity to join the existing, happy team *Own horse welcome. Job Description Day to day running of busy event yard with retired competition horses as well as horses currently competing. Minimum Requirements Sole charge. Reliable. Must have high standards and exceptional levels of care. Must turn horses out to a high standard and want to be a good team player.     Accommodation details None   Benefits Great pay. Flexible hours and days to suit. Great opportunity to join existing happy team.  
*£20k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: Anyone travelling to the Isle of Man who has not been outside of the United Kingdom, Guernsey or Jersey in the 10 days prior to arriving on the Island will be able to access the ‘Fast Track Test to Release’ pathway, opting to take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result. A second COVID-19 test will also be required (free of charge) six days after arrival. 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
Job Description Experienced groom required for private hunting yard near Hadleigh in Suffolk.  4/5 hunters in during the winter and groom required to look after and ride (walk and trot) point to pointers in the July and August. HGV driver a bonus but must have a car as in the countryside.  All usual yard duties as well as liaising with farrier, vets, ordering feed etc.  Lots of riding and the chance to hunt in the winter.  Must be able to turn out to a high standard,  be reliable, trustworthy, hard working and enjoy their job. Minimum Requirements Experience, good rider   Accommodation details 2 bedroom flat with open plan living and kitchen, shower and bath for live in groom.  All utility bills and council tax paid.   Benefits Council tax, electrictiy and heating fuel included. Hunting possible.    
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO £25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Are you someone who likes to learn ‘hands-on’ and wants to become a top-class knowledgeable groom, expand your horsemanship knowledge, groundwork, and work horses to improve their way of going? 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.  We offer comprehensive training for an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care You must have:  have some practical knowledge of stable management, horse health and the ability to ride fit powerful horses competently, hacking or in school. Most horses are 16 -16.1 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 – hours according to age. We can accommodate two working arrangements to fit with the legal working hours under 18’s are live out 4 days a week 8:00 – 17:30. 18 or over 5.5 days a week 7:30 – 17:30 live in. 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 toilet 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 starts 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 in the yard are.  One day a week the horse will be done for
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 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 monotoring of the foaling mares 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 monotoring of the foaling mares 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 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.  
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    
*Salary iro £25k and accommodation/bills *Lots of riding *Short term contract or permanent position Private Polo Yard and Stud Farm based within 60 Acres is looking for a second person to add to the Team. This is a yard that breeds, trains and competes Polo ponies to a high level. Applicants MUST have experience in the following areas : Handling broodmares, foals & stallions Some assisting with foaling Backing and breaking a bonus(experience ideal not necessary) Clipping, trimming, grooming etc to a very high standard. Competent rider ability to start polo ponies and school on plus able to hack out fit horses and youngsters, and to do fast work and assist with breaking and backing of homebred youngstock. 7.5t lorry driver a must to transport horses to matches etc Working as part of a small and dedicated team you will be expected to help keep the Stud to the very highest of standards. Super working environment, and excellent facilities. This is a relatively new set up and you will have a fab opportunity to be involved with this exciting new development of this up and coming facility. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*£360 – £450 per week depending on experience and qualifications *Accommodation with bills paid Short Term (Temporary) Groom/Rider required to join the team at an international event yard in Wiltshire. You will need to work well within a team but also be able to take sole charge at times when needed. The role entails all usual yard duties, including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, physiotherapy and nutritionists and other professionals etc. Use of therapy tools, magnetic/vibrating floors, solariums, specialist rugs, as well as regular training from physiotherapist on stretching and in-hand work. You will need to be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit, quality event horses. Exercise riding is required. Very nice accommodation is provided, with a shared kitchen and lounge with en-suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
We are currently seeking a Modern Apprentice/SVQ Trainer/Assessor.  The successful candidate will be based at Campus in Cupar, Fife as part of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department within the North Faculty of the college. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of preparing teaching material and assessing Modern Apprenticeship students up to level 6 in Horse Care. The role will require on-site assessment visits across Scotland and a clean driving licence is therefore essential. The role requires the candidate to: Be an active and engaged member of the Equine Team. Have a student-focused approach to teaching and learning and be able to engage students in a practical environment. Preparation of practical activities. Delivering practical tuition and assessments to a high standard. Conducting student assessments in accordance with Awarding Body standards. Maintaining appropriate records of teaching and assessment. Maintaining appropriate records of attendance. Attending internal and external meetings as required. Updating of personal skills and qualifications. Contribute to checking the validity of assessment against the performance criteria being assessed, as part of SRUC’s quality assurance internal moderation processes. Actively engage in quality enhancement and communication strategies and their associated procedures. Actively engage in performance management processes. Develop and maintain links with relevant industry contacts in their curriculum area. Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II). BHS SVQ Assessor. L&D 9Di (Previously A1). WBL assessor (or progress towards these qualifications) You should possess a good knowledge of BHS QA procedure and requirements and a thorough knowledge of equine care and husbandry. You should have appropriate and proven experience in delivery and assessing of work-based learning – including teaching and assessing experience in riding and practical equine husbandry to students from a range of different backgrounds and experience levels. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.  
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
Job Description 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. 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.  
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, 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.  
*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. 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.  
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    
*Family welcomed *Well behaved dog welcome * Package £22,000 + paid council tax, enhanced pension contribution + free gym membership) *Brand new accommodation just built! PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO AN UPDATED JOB SEEKER PROFILE Wonderful sole charge opportunity for an experienced Groom/Rider to work with a friendly and busy family and their two hunters and three ponies on their family estate in Cheshire. All usual duties to a high standard eg: General husbandry, exercising/schooling. You must be able to clip and plait and turn out well. Administer first aid and liaise with vets as required. Ideally, you will have a license to drive a 7.5t lorry As a Rider, you will need to be confident and experienced cross country with the ability to tackle jumps when either exercising or attending hunts. Current Groom who highly recommends and is retiring so a full handover to a motivated, passionate and enthusiastic individual is required to ensure continuity for the family and their beloved horses. Of course, you will need to be good with children, ideally have worked within a private household setting previously and therefore understand the need to work flexibly at weekends and undertake some unsocial hours. *Full job description available to suitable candidates Please contact Caroline 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare * 2-bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed   Successful commercial, boutique stud 7 miles from Newbury, with a good track record and much success at yearling sales, etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up.   This is a position that would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such.   Willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager, you should be capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays. All the usual skills are required working alongside a small but capable team of professionals.   🙂 We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment.🙂   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Fair & legal wage plus foc accomm/Horse livery *Own horse (gelding) *Dog welcome. *Rides at P2P available to the right jockey 😉 Beautiful family Estate situated 5 miles west of Morpeth is looking for an experienced Team Groom to help provide top level care for beloved hunters and pointers. Must be a confident Rider, happy with faster work and riding short – happy to handle and exercise young fit TB’s. Must be reliable and responsible with a can-do attitude Must be able to turn out to high standard Previous experience in a similar role desirable A driving license is essential due to rural location Accommodation details A spacious 1-2 bedroom flat with biomass heating (so lovely and warm) is included. Only bill is electricity which we are told is a very low bill and £40 pcm rates contribution Benefits Own horse (gelding), dog are welcome 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity to work on a friendly, family yard in a beautiful estate setting. Great remuneration package and lovely, homely accommodation. This would be a great long term position for someone. January 2021 start but would consider sooner if required. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Package £450PW *Accommodation available (partner welcome/1 bed)  *Dog welcomed *Lots of riding Lovely position for an experienced Groom/Rider who loves the Hunting scene with some showing also done also. This is a busy and varied role which would never be boring. but you would need stamina and to love the disciplines involved. The yard has some colts and other homebred youngsters plus ex-racers so the post really needs someone experienced handling these type of horses. Turnout to a good standard for hunting field and show ring essential. Lots of riding including some hunting opportunities.  Small but professional team. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730  or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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