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Equine Careers

Equine careers information and advice for job seekers

New Year, New Career!

Traditionally, New Year is THE key time to commit to making positive changes in your life. One New Years Resolution might be to get a better-paid job, achieve a better work-life balance, acquire new skills, or generally get more job satisfaction. Looking at the New Year ahead, a blank canvas ready for you to make those changes, what can you do to achieve those career goals?

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Salaries in the Horse Racing Industry

Not a lot of people realise that salaries in the horse racing industry are different to those of any other equine sector. Certain Minimum Wage and employment standards are agreed between the National Trainers Federation and the National Association of Racing Staff (Also known as “NARS”), and these set the horse racing industry apart from any other equine industry sector. Read on to find out more about working in the horse racing industry.

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Making and accepting a job offer – the do’s and don’ts!

Sometimes, making and accepting a job offer can be somewhat rushed and not treated with the formality it really does require. Whilst it’s a huge relief to have reached this stage, it is by no means the end of the process! There is still time for things to unravel and go wrong, and sometimes badly wrong, which it’s why it’s so important for both employers and job seekers to approach this stage with care and to put aside a little quality time to get it spot-on! Read our guidance on making and accepting a formal job offer…

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How to balance owning AND working with horses!

Incredibly, there are a remarkable number of admirable people who find working with horses all day, every day, isn’t quite enough. It is a truly a measure of a person’s dedication to an animal that, on top of what is widely considered a very demanding job, so many Grooms still choose to have their own horse(s) too. What does it take to successfully balance owning AND working with horses? How do Grooms do it?

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The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

In April every year, at the end of one Tax Year and the start of the next, the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage increases. This is important for everyone in the equine industry – employers and employees alike. Equestrianism is a notoriously low-pay industry in terms of hourly salary, and salaries are frequently, if not always, topped up with extras, bonuses and tidbits. But in reality, how lawful are we in doing this without the advice and guidance of accountants and tax specialists? And what are the consequences of getting it wrong? The UK Government has strict laws regarding the minimum sum of money any individual can receive in return for work done and it can be confusing at least, a minefield at worst, when remunerating staff not just fairly, but legally too.  In this article, I asked guest blogger Kelly Wallace Horne to take a timely look, and research answers to basic questions for both employers and employees regarding the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage and to highlight common misconceptions within the equine industry regarding wages, remuneration packages and the law.

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5 reasons why the equine industry needs Apprentice Grooms!

It’s National Apprentice Week 4th March – 8th March 2019 – a perfect time for grooms to explore the possibilities of gaining nationally recognised qualifications without having to take time out from work, and employers to consider expanding their team by taking on an apprentice groom! Why is this so important to the equine industry? Because the equine industry NEEDS you to! Before dismissing the idea of becoming or employing an apprentice, read our 5 reasons why the equine industry needs Apprentice Grooms…

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Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

As we fast approach 29th March 2019 when the UK leaves the European Union, “Brexit” dominates our news headlines daily but it can be extremely hard to keep up with, let alone understand what is happening and what to expect. As an international recruitment agency, we place many British Grooms in jobs within the EU, and many EU citizens into jobs within the UK, so… what about information for Employers and Grooms in the equine industry?

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A Basic Guide to Payslips

Understanding payslips is easier than you might think. From the 6th April 2019, it is an employee’s statutory right to receive a payslip, so it’s important that everyone understands them! Unless you are genned up on the ins and outs of gross salary, income tax, allowances, Workplace Pensions and National Insurance it may look like a confusing bunch of numbers, especially if you’re a worker receiving payslips for the first time. In this article we give you a basic guide to payslips, from who should be given payslips and why, through to understanding the various codes and figures.

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What is a Workplace Pension?

Since April 2017, it’s compulsory that all eligible employees receive a Workplace Pension as part of their employment contract, and this applies to grooms working in the equine industry. There is still a lot of confusion surrounding Workplace Pensions, who is eligible for one and who should be paying into one. So, what is a workplace pension? What does this mean? Who should expect to receive one? We have put together a simple guide to answer 10 common questions regarding Workplace Pensions in the equine industry

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Is the Equestrian Industry Getting Tougher? A Groom’s Perspective

So often these days you hear of employers looking for grooms, and saying there are no ‘good grooms’ anymore, or that a ‘good groom’ is hard to find, or that grooms are getting lazier. So it begs the questions; IS it because they are lazy? Are the next generation of grooms coming through miss-educated or misinformed about what’s its really like to work in the equestrian industry? Do they have unrealistic expectations? Do employers have unrealistic expectations? Is the equestrian industry or job as a groom getting tougher? Guest blogger and professional groom Kate Harley gives her perspective.

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Equine career planning in 4 simple steps

Most young people entering the equine industry as a career pathway dream of grooming at the Olympia Horse Show or exercise riding international sport horses or something similar, but due to lack of any real structured planning and implementation of said plan, many give up on their dreams or leave on the reality sooner or later. Equine career planning is the key to achieving dreams, trust us! What gets written down, reviewed and even measured, gets done! Here’s how it couldn’t be simpler in 4 simple steps…

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New Years Resolutions for Equestrian Jobseekers

New Year seems like a natural time to press the “refresh” button on our personal and professional lives, or even just a chance to take stock and stay as and where we are, but in a better way. We have all heard the cliché (which is a cliché for good reason), “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”. I read with interest that about 70% of us make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 8% will be kept beyond February/March! It’s not surprising to learn that the top resolutions will include things like losing weight, quitting smoking, managing debt etc. but, also importantly, resolutions focussing on careers and job choices are right up there too.

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A Job Seekers Guide to Reference Checks

When applying for a new job it’s easy to assume that reference checks are the responsibility of the prospective employer, or the recruitment agency if applicable. But you want that job, right? Then help to secure it for yourself by being savvy when it comes to employment references and associated checks! Reference checks are not incidental to an employer selecting YOU as their new recruit, they are critical! Read on to find out how neglecting  employment references can kill any chance of you getting a new job.

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Could you be a Work Rider?

Many young equestrian enthusiasts dream of a job riding horses – no mucking out, just days in the saddle of various horses, then being paid for it! In this article, we turn our attention to the role of a Work Rider. Becky Parker gives us the lowdown of life as a Work Rider, the pay, how to train and become one and details what it REALLY takes to make a successful career as a Work Rider.

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Location! Location! Job Location!

Truly, the matter of job location can be a difficult subject to broach as a recruitment consultant. A huge part of me screams to write an extremely persuasive article urging you to broaden your horizons and keep an open mind to jobs anywhere in the UK, or even abroad. The opportunities this opens up to you are tenfold to those restricted by job location. So, how important is it that your next job is in the ‘right’ location? Is it worth being flexible for that DREAM job? We take a look at when you should be flexible and when you should hold out for your ideal.

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*Friendly enthusiastic team * Ideally 5 days 25 hours or 6 days 30 hours available *£10 PH neg. depending on experience Super PT or FT position available, days/hours flexibility for good applicants. This is a role for a second Groom to assist an experienced Yard Manager, rider and Yard Owner who also rides. The suitable applicant should be someone competent enough to be able to step up when YM/Owner not around and therefore reliability key also. You will need to be competent with equine first aid eg: poulticing, cuts etc. and attention to detail really important as are very high standards on a day to day basis, not just for shows. 9 horses in (eventers, hunters, coloured driving horses and a few others. A coloured horse has been driven in front of the Queen at Windsor! Good facilities: access to a menage & 200 acres to ride around including some x country jumps.
Looking for a Full Time/Part Time Groom/trainee Groom for a small professional family event/hunt yard with horses ranging from 4 yo to 4*. Must be confident handling fit competition horses. Jobs would include all day to day yard duties including mucking out, putting horses on the walker, turning out, tacking up, washing off, grooming, feeding, preparing for competitions and possibly some riding. Be able to turn out to a high standard, clip, pull manes/tails and plait as well as general yard duties including lunging. 5.5/6 days negotiable, including some weekends throughout the season. Opportunity to travel to events both in the UK and abroad. You will get sole charge responsibility so it is vital that you can use your initiative and be 100% reliable – so previous experience would be a real bonus. Min requirements: Sole Charge, must be able to plait, pull mane/tails and turn out to a very high standard. Benefits Room for your own horse and training included.  
***** WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY COVER ***** Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position.  – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! WEEKEND POST / HOLIDAY COVER  Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm  **HOLIDAY COVER AS NEEDED   
Job Description We are a small family farm with a show jumping competition horses,  stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands.  We have approx. 20 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including an outdoor arena, and we have 55 acres of mixed grazing over 3 properties within 500yrds of each other.  We have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.This is a live out position – I am looking for someone who can  work as part of a team. A sense of humour is required! I am looking for someone who can help in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense.  This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc as well as grooming at home and at shows. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential. Confident rider , especially someone who is happy to get on stallions, breakers and youngsters with very experienced ground team. Show Jumping , hacking and lunging.  Someone who can school to a good standard on the flat, jumping  experience is a bonus but not essential. Opportunities for training, to improve riding, confidence over fences or compete for the right person. We do all our own stud and breeding work. Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses   Minimum Requirements Previous experience working on a competition yard and stud yard, preferably in a groom or groom/second rider position. Previous experience as a head groom or yard manager is preferred but absolutely not essential – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver and must be comfortable riding stallions, breakers and youngsters with proven previous experience of doing so.   Accommodation details This is a live out position or live in as we have a stunning heated one bedroom studio kitchen shower bedroom   Benefits We also have dogs and a small reindeer herd we are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth.  We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location. Coaching and opportunities to improve riding if wanted Opportunities to compete for the right person Happy to help anyone looking to work towards gaining further qualifications Due to cross contamination and safety of our reindeer herd we do not accept pets or own horses Extremely varied role – no two days the same! Full
Fantastic opportunity for an experienced competition groom to join a busy and competitive family yard with excellent facilities in the Berkshire area. The family are looking for the right person to support their ambitious and dedicated teenager who is aiming for Junior Teams, having already enjoyed a successful eventing career on ponies. The main role will be the care and grooming of these horses with the opportunity for some riding. You will need to be confident and competent with the care and handling of competition event horses, and able to assist with the exercising of these horses when required. The yard is also a large top-class polo facility which has its own team in place during the Summer season. During the busy season there will be occasions where you will be required to assist or help out others, as is the case in many dynamic yards. Part of your role will also include the daily checking of wintering ponies, the care of older ponies and youngsters in the fields and 2 mares in foal. The ability and flexibility to work as part of a team is essential. It is preferred that you have the licences to drive at least a 7.5 tonne lorry (with CPC) and preferably an HGV /or be willing to take a test (a trailer licence is a bonus). This varied and exciting role comes with excellent sole occupancy onsite accommodation and a generous renumeration package.
Job Description Near Hungerford. Groom/Exercise rider required.  To take full responsibility for looking after 3-4 horses plus yard duties, feeding, mucking out, tack cleaning, etc…. Full time or part time considered, to include minimal hours every other weekend.   Accommodation details Live in with single accommodation provided, or live out.   Benefits Competitive salary, attractive working environment.
 *Own accommodation *2000 euros PCM *Pets considered Job Description  ⭐️ Immediate Start ⭐️ Full-time show groom wanted, must have plenty of international showjumping groom experience and drive the truck 🚛 … a few nice horses, good wages and accommodation, lovely stable, plenty of shows. Asten Netherlands 🇳🇱   Minimum Requirements International show groom experience with references from previous riders.   Accommodation details 1 bed apartment on the stable, with kitchen/lounge, not shared.   Benefits Regular shows 2*-5* Showjumping tours Small amount of flat riding possible dependant on ability,
*Very good accommodation (reasonable bills paid) *Own horse & dog welcome *Opportunities to hunt *2 months paid holiday   Job Description This managerial level job requires an individual experienced with fit healthy horses.  The individual has to be self motivated with an exceptional eye for detail as they will have sole responsibility for 7 horses hunting three days a week.  Horses will need to be turned out to a high level and their fitness and feeding managed carefully.  Good communication skills will be necessary to ensure flexibility and a smooth running operation on hunting days. A part time groom will cover Sundays.   Minimum Requirements Feed/Plait/Clip/Turn out Bandage/Poultice/Dress wounds Muck out/Exercise/School 7.5 Tonne Lorry Licence (Although an exceptional candidate could be put through the test) Manage the booking of the farrier and the vet when necessary   Accommodation details Very good accommodation is available with all reasonable bills paid.   Benefits Complete independence Beautiful scenery and excellent riding out Can bring a horse Can bring a dog Can hunt, work permitting 2 months paid holiday Potential opportunity to use empty boxes and run a livery yard on site (tbc).
*Live in or out *Yard located close to Bath and Badminton *Riders compete from the Stud under the guidance Olympic Gold Medallist and winner of Badminton and Burghley Job Description Stud Groom/Stallion Handler required for a large sport horse stud, AI and semen collection centre in North Wiltshire. The role requires is for someone who is experienced and competent at stallion handling, but a sound knowledge of mares, foals and foaling would also be a great advantage. Applicant must be cheerful, hardworking and willing to work as part of a team. Long term position available to the right candidate. 5.5 day week, with statutory holiday allowances. Salary dependent on experience. Accommodation This position can be live in or live out. Shared accommodation is available if required.
*Own horse and dog very welcome. *Cottage available on farm. *Top of range salary. *Partner, own horse and pets welcomed. Job Description We have 5 lovely hunters and team chasers and are looking for a full time groom to help with the horses on our 300 acre family farm. Very experienced equestrian family with two international riders. When time permits help with farm, garden, driving or dogs. Own horse and dog very welcome. Excellent equestrian facilities – indoor school, cross country jumps, gallops, etc. Good free cottage available on farm. LGV driver an advantage. Top of range salary. Minimum Requirements Drive Horsebox Lunging Bandaging Plaiting Clipping Trim/Pull Sole Charge Exercising Natural Horsemanship Confident rider Hunting Hacking   Accommodation details Own farm cottage   Benefits    
*Pay dependant on experience.*Flexible 3-6 day week! *Pets considered * Accommodation available or live out if local   Due to the start of the event season just around the corner we are looking for a groom to join our team. We are a professional international event yard with 12 horses ranging from 3yr olds to 5* competition horses. We are a small family run business with great facilities, a fantastic team and huge ambitions to reach the top of our sport. Jobs would include all the day to day yard duties incl. mucking out, putting horses on the walker, turning out, tacking up, washing off, grooming, trimming, feeding, preparing for competitions and possibly some riding. Applicant must have some experience working with competition horses and be confident dealing with youngsters. Ideally applicant needs to be local to Shepton Mallet but accommodation is available. In order to fit in with our team we need someone who is dedicated to their job, reliable, has a passion for horses and is willing to work to high standards and learn new things. We are very much open to options but ideally applicant needs to be able to work a minimum of 3 days a week with the view to go full time from March. Pay dependant on experience. All options considered! Please call only (evenings preferable)  
*Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. *On-site accommodation *National Trainers Federation rules. * Standard racing overtime. *Quarterly pool money. Job Description Opportunity for individual or a couple to join the team.  Riding 4 or 5 horses a morning and all the usual stable duties.  You will look after quality horses and there are plenty of opportunities to go racing and attend foreign race meetings if desired.  Only one weekend in three with an afternoon off in lieu the following week. Must be very competent rider and able to provide good reference. Minimum Requirements Previous experience riding racehorses prefered but not essential.  Other successful candidates have come from eventing or showjumping backgrounds. Preferably below 11 stone   Accommodation details Good on site accommodation for only £25 per week.   Benefits Weekly paid.  Hours clocked and paid correctly according to National Trainers Federation rules. Anything worked over 40 hours paid on top of basic wage at time and a half.  Bonus for good time keeping and attendance as well as standard racing overtime. Quarterly pool money bonus based on % of prize money won.    
*Live out position *Hours very flexible * Wage negotiable & competitive *Excellent facilities. Experienced family Groom required for a family who resides in London during the week and enjoys equestrian pursuits at weekends and during school holidays with their two young daughters. This is a sole charge position on an estate, where other staff are employed. Family keep 3 ponies currently for their daughters one of whom events and the other does PC activities (with their 2 x 14.2HH & 1x 12.2HH). It would be Ideal if the job holder could teach, but not this is not essential. Ability to ride small ponies and lunge again ideal, but not essential. You must be competent and experienced at basic yard duties and pony turn out on an everyday basis but also for competitions to a very high standard. Any experience in a professional Eventing yard will be a huge bonus. Helping out at some shows/events would be required. Must be thorough re all basic husbandry plus bandaging, tack cleaning, mucking out, yard upkeep, basic equine first aid etc. Must be child, family and dog friendly (2 black labs). Prefer not to have other dogs on site but would consider as long as kept out of the way when family at home. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Chance to Groom at big shows *Exercise riding *Salary negotiable depending on experience Job Description Responsible and Competent person required for a busy yard of top class competition horses, with high standards. Must be reliable, motivated and capable of handling competition horses. To help with the day to day running of the yard. Experience of riding fit and young horses. HGV an Advantage.   Benefits Correct person travelling to national and international competitions.
Job Description *Own horse welcomed *Pets considered *5/6 days pw (depending on competitions)*Lessons provided for keen riders. Senior Groom/Exercise Rider required to work in a 5* eventing yard  – a professional, private yard near Devizes, Wiltshire.  9 horses from at all levels up to 5* (including some retirees).  Senior role supported by one groom and one apprentice.  You will be joining a close-knit team which works hard, cares about our horses and takes care of each other. The yard is shared with a full time professional event rider and her staff.  The professional competes at 5* and also competes some of the horses you will be responsible for looking after.  The professional also oversees the running of our part of the yard.  Lessons will also be available with the professional as part of your employment on your own horse. Must be experienced grooming at competitions, as well as comfortable with all aspects of top class sport horse welfare and yard management, and running a small team.  Must be able to hack fit event horses, and ideally be fine to do some faster canter fitness work with them.  No need to school for dressage or jumping, although we are happy for you to help with this if you are able and want to. Superb facilities (indoor 23 stable American barn, indoor and outdoor schools, horse walker, lunge pen, and lovely hacking). Good wage and benefits. Minimum Requirements Candidates must be able to perform full stable duties and horse care, hack well and safely, lunge, and have a high standard of competition turn-out. Accommodation details Live in or live out position.  Live in is shared onsite accommodation in a spacious and well appointed 4 bedroom staff flat. Benefits Free livery for your horse Lessons will be provided Opportunities to travel to local and international events The farm is in Wiltshire, near Devizes on the edge of Salisbury Plains, and about 30 minutes from the lovely cities of Bath and Salisbury.
*Excellent accommodation on site. *Pets considered *Riding optional Job Description We are an international dressage yard and stud in the Cotswolds seeking a reliable, committed, and competent person to join our team.  The role has plenty of variety as we have competition horses up to Grand Prix level, youngsters and breeding stock. Minimum Requirements A good work ethic and appreciation for high standards are essential.   Accommodation details Excellent accommodation on site.   Benefits Outstanding facilities, and opportunity to be part of an ambitious team and gain experience in several aspects of sport horse management.  
* Idyllic West Sussex countryside. *Flat available on-site * £21,000 pa  (negotiable) *No accommodation deduction *  Heating oil/Electric paid by the employer) *Dog allowed and own horse considered Full-time, sole charge Groom/Rider required to look after 3 Dressage horses and 2 ponies on owners private yard separate to high spec. on-site livery yard close by. The role includes all usual yard duties; grooming, mucking out, turn out including a high standard of clipping turning out/bringing in, tacking up, tack cleaning, general yard daily maintenance etc.to a very high standard. Must be able to work on own initiative and have the experience to deal with youngsters bringing in/out of field. Fantastic facilities: Dressage clinics run on a regular basis Indoor & Outdoor arenas Solarium & wash down areas Electric horse walker post & rail fields and turnout paddocks Lorry parking Close to competition venues Lovely woodland hacking Quiet roads with bridleways Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL62335 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Stable hand required for family run Horse Sanctuary in Cyprus. 15 horses in rehabilitation and recovery. Duties include feeding, mucking out, grooming horses, tack maintenance, ground work, riding, hacking out.   Minimum Requirements Enthusiastic personality, willingness to learn, helpful attitude, love of horses, good with dogs.     Accommodation details Very pleasant en suite room in employers farmhouse on site. Full board.     Benefits On job training, medical insurance, flight paid, family environment, full board, good climate, beautiful rural location.    
Job Description Working during polo season, based near Kirtlington Park Polo Club: March to September 2020 (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    
*Apartment available *Competitive salary iro £25Kpa *Pets welcomed A full time Show/Home Groom is required at Competition Stables hosing a  showjumping yard near Newmarket, Suffolk. The role will entail general yard duties including exercising the horses and ridden flatwork.  The candidate must be capable of turning out to a high standard and be experienced in clipping, plaiting and pulling manes.  The applicant will also be required to work at International competitions which includes tours away from home.  A full driving licence is essential and although a current HGV licence is an advantage it is not compulsory. Private apartment available and a competitive salary will be paid to the successful applicant.    
*£360-£450 + accommodation +bills (negotiable for  HGV driver) *Pets welcomed *Accommodation in a brand new 2-bed log cabin with verandah. Views across the fields. This is a position with an interesting mix of disciplines ie high-level Dressage (YR level PSG/Inter 1) and Polo in season.  You will have to have the high standards and attention to detail required plus an ability to ride and lead beloved Polo ponies. Of course, all usual duties apply to them all as does the requirement to give good care and high standards of husbandry. After all, a horse is a horse 😉 The Dressage horses are 3 x horses (10/9 & 6year old) 16.1/’2/ 17hh respectively 2x Mares and 1x gelding and the 4 Polo ponies are older and would need to be ridden and fittened with care for the season . The Polo ponies would be totally your domain (owners husband and daughter play polo) but the owner and her daughter are a little more hands-on with the Dressage horses by necessity. The role is full-time March to September but at the end of the season, the Polo ponies go away so the need for FT hours is less. You would be welcome to supplement your income at this time but of course, the Dressage horses would still need care and attention. This is all open to discussion, finding the right long term person is the priority. Accommodation is available year-round and is a private, brand new 2-bed log cabin with verandah. Views across the fields. Facilities: 60 x 30 arena, good hacking, have jumps. Solarium, washbox etc. Please call Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
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!   Gestüt Lewitz-PS Pferdehaltung Dirk Hauser Lewitzhof 1-19306 Neustadt-Glewe Mail: hauser@schockemoehle.com Tel.: 0175-4390687 Minimum Requirements experience in  1,40m jumping at competitions   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 152 € 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    
Private family yard with 6 horses who compete at Dressage currently to Elementary level and hunt in season. We also have 2 Poitou Donkeys, 2 yard cats and 4 jersey cows! Lovely facilities and a friendly, sociable family. We are looking for a live out groom to work daily with all the animals, and who has adequate riding experience to exercise the horses and follow a senior rider’s instructions. The live out groom will be working alongside a full time live in groom, groundsman, housekeeper and a part time rider.
*5 day week (some weekends off) *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered, but prefer not at the start £25K pa & accommodation *Opportunity to compete if desired. Full-time live-in rider/groom required for a small private yard Somerset. You will have sole charge and full care for two young, big and athletic competition eventing horses (4 yr and 9yrs, 16.2HH) and a Irish hunter (12 yrs 16.2HH in rehab) & a 4 yrs 15.2 connemara. A few sheep kept and two friendly dogs also on-site! Must be open to country pursuits. A patient, observant and kind person required with the experience to ride these lovely equine characters with sensitivity and confidence. A responsible role for an organised and progressive person to be rewarded with an excellent package, very friendly atmosphere and the company of other staff on site. Must be happy to go to competitions and clinics to assist Rider/Owner away from home on occasions. FACILITIES: Outdoor arena 30m x 60m, Open Barn type yard all undercover. Solarium etc for horses Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
  *Own horse and dog welcomed * No bills/no horse charge/no accomm charge. *IRO of £18K/£19K neg. *Opportunities to compete Lovely long term role requiring someone with prior relevant Dressage experience as there will be sole charge in this Rider/Groom role. You would need to be equally happy to work as part of a team regularly as well as on your own initiative. Must be kind with horses and used to dealing with a few youngsters and a couple of Iberian stallions. No more than 5 a day to muck out/ 2 a day to ride (and some riding will involve young, well-started horses, so needs to be someone with an independent seat and riding tact. You would also be riding advanced dressage horses to keep them ticking over in owners absence. Further training can be provided. Opportunity to compete up to elementary level. Some support at shows both stay away and at home required. Yard work part and parcel of the role. The accommodation is modern and centrally heated with all bills paid. Facilities include : All-weather gallops with sand & rubber surface. Showjumping Arena. 65m x 65m outdoor show jumping arena with a full set of BSJA jumps and sand & fibre surface. Outdoor International Dressage Arena 60m x 20m with sand and fibre surface. Indoor International Dressage Arena with 250 seats.70 X 25m Indoor Arena with seating for 230 spectators & sound system Martin Collins top of the range Eco track waxed surface ***Non smoking**** Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com          
*Accommodation available *Own horse welcomed (subsidised livery.) *5 day week Yard Groom / Apprentice to be able to to muck out stables, change rugs, sweep, turn out & get in fit horses from fields, groom, plait, hay, feed, sweep, possibly  lunge, tack up, attend to horses at shows or events, plait and be an important member of the team. Minimum Requirements Experience of handling fit horses.   Accommodation details Shared single accommodation in either twin bungalows or 4 bedroom chalet   Benefits Subsidised livery if required for your own horse.  
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. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
*Own horse a possibility * Very experienced Yard manager based on site *Fabulous facilities Job Description We are looking for a friendly, hard working individual to join our team at our busy yard just outside of Tonbridge in Kent. The candidate will be happy to assist in all yard duties including turning out, mucking out, catching in, etc.  An eye of detail and a tidy yard attitude is a must. You will need to be self driven, ensuring all duties are carried out meticulously.  We run a very reputable livery business and our reputation is important to us. Minimum Requirements Previous experience necessary   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description We are looking for an experienced groom to work alongside other staff with occasional sole charge. HGV licence a plus. Lovely family competition yard with dressage horses and 2 retired ponies and 5* facilities. Live-in with excellent salary. Minimum Requirements Competition grooming experience   Accommodation details Recently renovated self-contained converted barn with patio garden   Benefits Excellent salary in a friendly environment working as part of a professional team with top quality horses.
* Horse welcome *Opportunities to compete for right rider *Training and guidance towards further qualifications *Would consider a part-time position for the perfect person. Job Description We are a stud and producing yard mostly specialising in showjumping but we do also run eventers and (drag)hunters. Our horses range from foals to retired horses and everything in between. Mostly sport horses but we get a real mix! We also have full, sales, schooling and breaking liveries. We have a small herd of mares and foal down here. All our youngsters are started in-house. We are often out competing or training several times a week so efficiency when grooming away is required. No 2 days here are the same. Some days are longer than others but we try keep sociable hours! Nice yard with mostly indoor facilities. The job is a mix of yard work and riding. I am looking for someone who is already fit and well established on the yard – I am not looking to train anyone to muck out. This is a senior staff position with responsibility so an eye for detail, common sense and good communication skills are key. Good attitude and sense of humour essential. Must be able to ride to a high standard on the flat and be good with youngsters. Jumping is a bonus and for anyone with talent who wants to compete more seriously in showjumping I am happy to train you up and give you nice horses to ride but this isn’t a requirement. Also plenty of opportunity to drag hunt, cross country school, team chase etc. The more you put in the more you’ll get out. Would consider a part time position for the perfect person. Minimum Requirements Previous professional experience, preferably managing or running a yard Must already be able to muck out quickly to a high standard. Confident rider on the flat and able to school to a high standard. Jumping a bonus with opportunities to compete for the right rider. Accommodation details No Accommodation   Benefits Full contract with pension, sick, holiday Own horse welcome Opportunities to compete for right rider Training and guidance towards further qualifications Good working environment with lots of variety. Something different every day.
   *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment. Must have experience of youngstock on the ground, some stud work ideal but not essential. Must be capable of sole charge. Please note the following: You will need to be flexible to work 5.5 – 6 days a week You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at reasonable speed as yard has a  lot of competition horses in that need clipping regularly so this is a big part of the job Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) You will have sole charge of the second yard. The family consists of non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*2 bedroomed cottage *Up to £25kpa * 5-day week *Dog welcomed *Small happy team Small and beautifully maintained private yard is now looking for a long term Yard Manager. You will have some experience of working in a team to manage performance horses, ideally but not essentially Dressage horses. These horses are all at different levels up to PSG.The successful applicant must be able to work to a very high standard with good equine knowledge and able to groom to dressage competition standards, Able to exercise ride preferred and if you can school to a good level that is great! Must be able to drive a 7.5-ton lorry or larger.    Excellent location for all amenities plus lovely hacking in local park/nature reserves.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
**UNDER OFFER 23/1/20** *Newly equipped, modern apartment available *Pets welcomed 🙂 Breeding from the very best if you are interested in being part of something that is growing fast and establishing an international reputation, this is the place to work! 🙂 Breeder & producer who also competes show-jumpers and eventers in the UK, Italy, Holland/Belgium and the UAE, from world top-ten showjumping stallion foals to international Grand Prix/Nations Cup horses is now looking to add to their high-quality Team. Working with world-class competition riders such as a 3x Badminton GB rider, Italian Grand Prix showjumper and CSI 5* Nations Cup, rider this employer is aiming at the top-level competition. Experienced Groom essential but all usual basic tasks to a high standard also ie: Mucking out, daily exercise, grooming, day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of tack and yard, preparing horses for competitions and grooming for riders, administrative tasks. Some overnight travel and possibly some international travel will be required. Experience of stallions and young stock appreciated. Some care of dogs and cats at the farm for holiday cover, so a bit of flexibility would be great! Please contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Partner welcomed *Own horse welcomed & dog considered *£360+ PW + accommodation *5.5-day week *All utility bills included Exquisite, quiet, family yard has a fabulous opportunity to Groom and possibly exercise ride 4 beautiful Dressage horses aged from 4 years old. 6 horses and a pony kept on this stunning yard. Daughter is young, advanced Dressage Rider who knows what’s what as does the employer. We placed the current yard manager who is still there and recommends the yard. The successful candidate would need to be able to work alongside as part of a Team. If you had an HGV license/were prepared to take it, that would be a  bonus then could do some competition grooming too. All duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. Some sole charge. Lovely 1-bed accommodation with bedroom + en-suite, fab facilities. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58800 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
* Ideally 3/4 days week  *Opportunity to take HGV if interested *Accommodation could be found *Very competitive remuneration totally negotiable according to experience Small, friendly and ambitious private yard set in beautiful peaceful surroundings with Top class FEI ponies and horses. This position will suit an experienced groom/rider to cover yard managers days off and competitions, exercising ponies/horses and general helping out. For the right person, some flexibility with the number of hours but 3/4 days pw is ideal.  If you are a friendly, reliable person who enjoys being part of a close-knit team, this is for you. A competent, confident rider to assist with keeping the ponies fit is essential. Normal stable duties to a very high standard. Experience in dealing with competition horses. Capable and confident rider a must.  You will need to be small and light enough to ride 14.2 ponies and confident and able enough to ride competition horses. You should be able to take sole charge of the yard with guidance. The yard is mainly for teenage daughter (14) who is very ambitious and competitive but well mannered and hardworking too! Daughter has previously competed at a National level in working hunter. Qualified Royal International, Horse of the Year Show, 2nd in the Gold Cup and qualified for Burghley Sports Pony. Now purely eventing. Successfully training with the under 16 and Under 18s coaches 🙂 MUST BE CHILD-FRIENDLY! 🙂  This is a fun endeavour as well as being a focussed ambition! Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitent.com
*5 day week * Up to £400pw neg. depending on experience *(Horsey experience useful for occasional help on the yard ;)) Private household based on a small 20-acre country Thoroughbred Stud now seeking a Housekeeper who must be animal-friendly. You would be required to look after 2 dogs, as well as the main the house when the owner is away frequently during the week so some caretaking/supervision of an empty house required.  You must, of course, be reliable and honest and be happy to be in a country location with periods on your own. (Subject to DBS checks) You will have some knowledge of and experience in cleaning and sanitising rooms to varying levels to meet requirements, willingness to learn new cleaning methods and how to use various pieces of equipment, ability to adapt to different situations (owner and extended family in residence/not) and be able to  change work processes to accommodate employer needs etc. Example of Housekeeper Job Duties Dusting and polishing furniture and fixtures Cleaning and sanitising toilets, showers/bathtubs, countertops, and sinks Maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen area Making beds and changing linens Washing windows Vacuuming and cleaning carpets and rugs Sweeping/vacuuming, polishing, and mopping hard floors Sorting, washing, loading, and unloading laundry Ironing clothing items Using any cleaning equipment such as vacuums, mops, and other cleaning tools Keeping bathrooms stocked with clean linens, toiletries, and other supplies Cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces Emptying trash receptacles and disposing of waste Steaming and cleaning draperies Tidying up rooms Monitoring cleaning supplies and ordering more as needed Reporting any necessary repairs or replacements   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team, quoting reference code JL55773 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. *Winter in Florida! This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border but much of the winter will be spent in Florida 🙂 . Working alongside one other Groom, who we placed a whle ago and who is living her best life! This is a lovely opportunity for the right person. If you are an experienced Groom wanting to give the best care to 3/4 beautiful and well-behaved Dressage geldings who belong to a friendly but busy owner then you will love this! Total care and management of these top-level Dressage horses in Germany/France/Wellington Florida required. These horses travel well and enjoy their lives, so you too should enjoy the variety and top-level treatment you will receive as their Groom. You must be able to turn out well for international competitions and husbandry must be of a very high standard day to day. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*First class, private accommodation available *Partner welcomed *5 day week Situated in a county which is central in the UK we have a position which would suit an experienced Equestrian person who is mature and secure enough in their own skills to be able to step up when required. You must be equally relaxed about working alongside a handson, knowledgeable owner, so you also need to know when to step up and step back! This is a fabulous opportunity for a long term role combining some traditional yard management /Grooming/Riding duties with some optional ‘country living’ job responsibilities. Ideally, you will have had at least 5 years experience in the industry and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, (dog and house sitting etc optional)You should be capable of all grooming duties (plus clipping), happy to hack out and do canter work with fit horses when required. Excellent equine first aid skills also essential. This is a fabulous opportunity to live in first-class private accommodation either on your own or with a partner. Trailer license & 7.5 Tonne a real bonus Owners have a very well trained young German Shepherd who will need some care when owners are away so you need to be comfortable with the breed, but she is very people friendly and this aspect is secondary and optional. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a wonderful long term role for the right person . Owners want to spend more time away from their home and are really looking for someone who can seamlessly keep an eye on things and manage their home,yard  and beloved animals until their return but be  mature enough to take a step back when the owner is around.  Please contact Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5630 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
  *£26-£28K + accom. (Pay own bills but no rent) *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered *2 bedroom house down the road available & partner welcomed. Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for YR on a private competitive Dressage yard where the daughter is a YR (23 years old) and does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix.) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic approach to riding, coaching and performance. 9 horses kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary. International competitions attended, but mostly, you would need to hold the fort at home and go along to local/UK shows/training etc. on occasions. Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Riding available. Exercise/hacking riding at the least but if capable, more is available, maybe even some competing on the up and coming horses. Coaching available if required.  At a push could be non-riding, but ideally not. Must like dealing with youngsters on the ground and have prior experience. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                          
Job Description APPRENTICE POSITION *Own horse welcome * Smartly furnished accommodation with all the mod-cons * Lots of opportunities to learn, train and compete in an encouraging supportive environment. We are looking for a new Apprentice, to start at the end of this Eventing season. You could be looking to gain either your Level 2 HorseCare or Level 3 Riding apprenticeship, through our service provider Haddon Training. Own horse welcome and smart furnished accommodation with all the mod-cons can be provided if you want. Lots of opportunities to learn, train and compete in an encouraging supportive environment. A great opportunity to learn in an international event yard, with high standards and expectations. To work alongside our brilliant two experienced and friendly grooms. 45 hour week, 28 days paid holiday etc. Located near Cirencester. Please ring 07977127598 or email alisonsharpe53@gmail.com with your CV. Accommodation details   Benefits See above  
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*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  
*2 bedroomed cottage *Up to £25kpa * 5-day week *Dog welcomed *Small happy team Small and beautifully maintained private yard is now looking for a long term Yard manager. You will have some experience of working in a team to manage performance horses, ideally but not essentially Dressage horses. These horses are all at different levels up to PSG). The successful applicant must be able to work to a very high standard with good equine knowledge and able to groom to dressage competition standards, Able to exercise ride preferred and if you can school to a good level that is great! Must be able to drive a 7.5-ton lorry or larger is Excellent location for all amenities plus lovely hacking in local park/nature reserves. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    

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

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

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