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Finding Suitable Candidates

Tips and advice on how to find suitable candidates for your equine job vacancy

Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference 2020

Caroline Carter Recruitment is delighted to support the Equestrian Employers Association Employer Conference, on 25th February 2020.

Caroline Carter is a guest speaker at the conference, answering your questions on the staffing challenges with the equine workplace in the session, How to attract, recruit and retain excellent staff.

Caroline says, “I am really looking forward to this conference. It represents a groundbreaking opportunity to eyeball the ‘issues of the day’ surrounding attracting, recruiting and retaining staff. With a recruitment industry ‘in crisis,’ we must all grasp these opportunities to look at strategies which could positively impact change.”

Read on to find out more about this interesting event and its aims…

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Brexit – Information for Employers and Grooms in the Equine Industry

As Great Britain leaves the European Union at 11pm on 31st January 2020 and “Brexit” dominates our news headlines, what can we expect within the equine industry? As an international recruitment agency, we place many British Grooms in jobs within the EU, and many EU citizens into jobs within Great Britain, so… what about information for Employers and Grooms in the equine industry?

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New Years Resolutions for Equine Employers: How to ensure a strong start to 2020

The early part of the year can be one of the busiest times in equine recruitment. The blank canvass of the new year stretches ahead, full of potential, promise but let’s face it, sometimes dread to as finding good staff these days can be somewhat…er…challenging, to say the very, very least! Having the right team around you to fulfil that potential is paramount to any person’s (or business’s) success.  As equine workers resolve to move on at the start of the year, January is a prime time to assemble that team. To help you make the most of this busy period we’ve put together a quick guide to the key points – if you like, some New Years’ Resolutions for equine employers!

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Tips for Employers on Managing Job Applications

There is more to managing job applications than you might think. The whole point in advertising a job vacancy is to receive applications from job seekers yet, once they start to come in, many employers lose out on their ideal candidate by making simple, easy to make errors when managing them. As seasoned recruiters, we regularly see or receive feedback from employers on the way they approach their job applications and, in turn, we see what works for them and what doesn’t. Here, we put together the do’s and don’ts of managing job applications.

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HELP! Why can’t I fill my equine job vacancy?!

Sometimes your recruitment drive gets stuck in a rut and needs a shove in the right direction to get things moving and pick up the momentum needed to fill an equine job vacancy. This is where The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment can help. The Grooms List seems to be the ‘go to’ equestrian recruitment agency these days for the majority of savvy employers and little wonder with over 20 years experience in FILLING EQUINE JOBS which is at your disposal when you subscribe to one of our recruitment packages, either our DIY website package or our bespoke equine recruitment services. This article is written specifically for employers using a DIY website recruiting route who, sometimes, can find themselves at an impasse finding suitable candidates and receiving applicants from appropriate job seekers.

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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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Pre Employment checks – Understanding a Driving Licence

Many employers need their prospective employee to drive a car, tow a trailer, drive a tractor, a horse box or HGV lorry and, rather like reference checks, don’t always bother checking an individual’s licence for what they are legally able to drive, or even if they have any points or disqualifications. You need to know who is going to be doing the odd school run for you, transporting your horses, driving your tractor etc. Do yourself a favour, grab a strong coffee, take the phone off the hook for 10 minutes and have a read of this!

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Pre-Employment Checks – References

As we all know, recruitment is an inexact science and pre-employment checks such as securing valid and recent references gives us important information that helps us to decide if a candidate is suitable for a particular role.

Over the years I have taken references on behalf of thousands of employers and prospective employees as part of delivering bespoke recruitment services. This has lead me to have many positive, long-term placements and via the same established processes of due diligence, I have also diverted my clients away from certain disaster on more than one occasion!

Interestingly these days many grooms, having known me through their careers, give me as a reference to their ‘journey.’  Similarly, and not infrequently, employers will ask me for information about a particular prospective employee and of course, where I can fairly and legally comment, I do.

Over the years, more especially in the equestrian recruitment environment, I have been struck by how many employers who recruit for themselves or via other routes don’t seem to bother taking up references, opting instead to completely ignore these critical pre-employment checks just hoping for the best; many seem to live to regret this omission sooner or later…

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How an Apprentice Groom can benefit YOUR yard

In so many of the blogs and articles we write for equine employers, we find ourselves referring to common difficulties when sourcing, securing and retaining good equine career grooms. It’s reasonable to conclude the pool of experienced grooms wanting to remain working with horses and available to yards is diminishing as the years pass. Trainee grooms, including apprentices, are a lifeblood of the equine industry and the ins and outs of employing them need much more consideration than they currently get.

Taking anyone on as an employee is a big responsibility with plenty of legislation to adhere to along associated pitfalls, so it’s very tempting to aim to keep things simple by seeking to only take on employees with experience and a solid employment history. Not only could you find this attempt to keep things simple actually complicates your recruitment drive, as you struggle to attract and secure established, experienced career grooms in what is undeniably a very competitive recruitment market for employers, but by shunning the notion of taking on an apprentice, quite simply, you could be missing out!

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A Sneak Peek at an equine Grooms Wishlist…

Last week we took a sneaky peek at an equine employers ‘wish list’, this week we thought we would do the same (only fair!) to give those employers who might need it, a gentle nudge towards a better understanding of what grooms are looking for when they make a job move. It is surprising how often we come across bewildered employers wondering why they are still groom-less months down the line. Apart from the fact that the reality is that good grooms are in really short supply, often on further investigation into the job vacancy details the reasons can be somewhat closer to home….

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5 tips for a successful equestrian recruitment employer:agency relationship

In my experience, most employers want to find an equestrian recruitment agency with whom they can form an enduring relationship to weather the storm we all find ourselves in currently. But this isn’t always that straightforward. Following are five tips to building a strong relationship from the moment you have decided to entrust your job vacancy with Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd and our services, including The Grooms List.

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Employing an Apprentice Groom – Grooms of the Future Part 1

Trainee grooms, including apprentices, are a lifeblood of our industry and the ins and outs of employing them needs much more consideration than they currently get – the yard junior, the trainee and of course the official and safeguarded version of the working pupil, the apprentice groom, are the future. What we all invest today could reverse the sometimes depressing current trends in the industry for tomorrow. If you are sitting comfortably with a large glass/cup of whatever keeps you awake and concentrating, please do read on. We hope you will be glad you did and that you will share this info to anyone you think might benefit from it –  THE EQUESTRIAN INDUSTRY DESPERATELY NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

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5 Top Tips for Finding a Good Groom

Finding decent equine staff in this very tough equestrian recruitment market is not easy, it can be very time-consuming, costly and not least of all incredibly frustrating. Trust me, after 15 years as a professional equine recruitment specialist, I know! Follow my 5 simple tips to get the best out of your equestrian recruitment drive – save yourself time, a considerable amount of money, and an awful lot of headaches!

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10 steps to successfully recruiting a Super Groom!

This article is designed to share just a few useful hints and tips if you are about to embark on filling an equine job vacancy, or for those who have been looking for a time and don’t feel they are making the progress they should be. I have recently fulfilled a long-held ambition to sponsor the British Grooms Association in all they do on behalf of the grooms. We work closely with the BGA but independently we have published a lot of very supportive articles/blogs which are being shared far and wide and which promote change with well-researched advice and views on current issues. So, this week we start to turn our attention a little to the other side of this equation, the employer. Employers get tired of hearing “it’s a groom’s market” right now, I know I seem to say it several times daily, but really, it is. Here I will share with you some of the benefits of my many years as an equine recruitment consultant…

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About Freelance Grooms and Freelance Groom Jobs

Ever wondered who and what Freelance Grooms are, or are you considering setting yourself up as a Freelance Groom? The appeal of a working life flitting from yard to yard, meeting many, many new horses (and people of course!) is understandable but is this perception realistic? You know that according to British Grooms Association guidelines there is no such thing as Freelance Groom jobs? So how does that work? In this article, Kelly Wallace Horne has put together a go-to guide of facts and info, including some of the real considerations that Freelance Grooms or anyone wanting to become a Freelance Groom should be aware of, not to mention some of the semantics associated with this title which can really matter when it comes to employment law and the taxman…

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How to negotiate a salary in the equine industry

There are of course many factors which influence the longevity and success of any working relationship. Between grooms and employers, none of these are more hotly debated these days than that of grooms’ salary and the general package. You don’t have to look too hard on social media to see the disgruntled outpourings from all sides and every day I have conversations which clearly demonstrate much is still left to be done for this situation to become resolved. I don’t pretend to have an answer as to how we raise the income levels of this particular sector, (which is in many ways is similar to many of the “caring professions”) but I believe how and when the topic of salary and terms is covered within the whole interviewing process, if addressed, could have a positive impact on the longer term security of those involved.

In this article, I give both grooms and employers my advice on laying the foundations of long-term, happy, healthy and successful employment.

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Why use an Equestrian Recruitment Agency?

Finding your way through the minefield that is job hunting is a tricky task. Some may liken it to the proverbial hunt for a needle in a haystack, but No! let’s not bring that kind of negativity here. Undeniably there are many shady employers around but equally, there are still quite a few good, generous, kind-hearted and appreciative ones too. Becky Parker outlines the role we play in the recruitment process of both employers and jobseekers in the equestrian industry.

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How to write an effective equine job vacancy advert

Finding and employing a new member of staff for your yard can be a daunting prospect, with so many possible routes to consider and potential pitfalls along the way. Whichever route you choose, to stand the best chance of success you are going to have to write an advert for your job vacancy. To help you out, Caroline Carter Recruitment has put together a suggestion for the recipe to a good job vacancy advert. This will not only help you not only attract equine jobseekers, but will help you to define your needs and your wishes regarding your next equine employee.

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Featured Job Vacancies

Groom required for Professional Dressage Yard. We are looking for a groom to join a friendly team in a live in position at our yard based in the beautiful Henley-on-Thames. Our ideal candidate should have excellent attention to detail, yard experience and be confident in working in a professional environment with horses at varying levels. You don’t need previous Dressage experience, so candidates who’ve worked in other disciplines are welcome to apply. Duties include (but not limited to) yard and stable tasks such as feeding, mucking out, tack cleaning etc. We would prefer someone who is confident and able to hack out. The successful applicant will be provided with their own accommodation (non-shared, on-site flat with all bills paid), 5 1/2 day week, 28 days paid holiday.  Salary negotiable depending on experience.
*Single self contained accommodation on the yard. *Own horse welcomed *5 or 6 day week negotiable Job Description We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working person to join our yard. We are a competition yard with a variety of horses including event horses, young horses for breaking and producing and some for sale. The role would include all general yard duties. Some riding for the right person if desired though not essential. Some competition prep and travel to training and competitions if desired but not essential. Minimum Requirements No minimum requirements, if you are enthusiastic and have a desire to learn then we are happy to teach you! Equally we would be happy with applications from more experienced candidates.   Accommodation details Single self contained accommodation on the yard.   Benefits  
Privately-owned equine farm established in 2007  and located in Al Shahania, an area 30 km from Doha, we pride ourselves for being in a unique location with access to fields, arenas and tracks where riders can enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Oryx reserve, farm and FBQ Museum set as an old Arabian Fort. We are looking for an experienced farrier capable of delivering the highest-level farriery care to our riding school and livery horses   Qualifications: Must be DIP WCF certified with at least 3 years- experience. Ideally to have experience treating lamainitic horses and remedial farriery skill.   Reports to ASRS Operations Manager   Scope of work:   make horse welfare your first consideration in seeking to provide the most appropriate attention for horses committed to your care including due regard to a safe working environment to be able to coordinate with Stable manager and manage a large shoeing schedule Be Physically fit and capable of treating 8 horses per day; even in high temperatures. ensure that all horses under your care are treated humanely and with respect maintain and continue to develop your professional knowledge and skills uphold the good reputation of the farriery profession recognise the limits of your professional competence be honest and trustworthy communicate openly with clients and be professional at all times foster and maintain a good relationship with your clients, earning their trust, respecting their views and protecting client confidentiality foster and endeavour to maintain good relationships with your professional colleagues respond promptly, fully and courteously to complaints and criticism and understand and comply with your legal obligation. Must hold a clean driving license as may be required to shoe horses off site To comply with Qatar’s laws and cultural values.     Please send CV and salary expectation    
SHOWJUMPERS/RACEHORSES OXON/BUCKS BORDERS *Ideal first or second job *Own horse welcome *Riding optional *Groom at top shows *Pay above NMW A wonderful  opportunity for a cheerful, enthusiastic person to join an experienced professional team as an Apprentice Groom or Groom/Rider (riding is entirely optional, subject to a minimum standard). Ideal first or second job, with the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in the equine industry via a Level 1, 2 or 3 Apprenticeship. This is a professional yard with 10 horses: 8 horses ranging from yearlings to Grade A Show Jumpers plus 2 retired horses. You will be joing two full time members of staff, plus part timers who help out where necessary. The job will entail all usual daily yard duties, plus the opportunity to learn show turnout and to groom at Show Jumping Shows. If you have a horse you are welcome to stable it at the yard. Friendly dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. The salary will be higher than the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. The succesful candidate is welcome to start soonest but the employer is happy to wait until after Christmas if you prefer.
Job Description We are looking for someone to cover maternity leave over the next 5 months (possibility of extending employment). The job will involve riding fit competition horses ranging from young horses to Grand prix level, flat work and over poles. All yard and stable duties including clipping etc.. Good communication skills with sponsors and owners. We are looking for someone who is reliable, organised and hardworking and has experience at the level required for this position. References will be required. Accommodation details Shared accommodation with one other member of staff.   Benefits Free accommodation. Training    
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 a 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
Job Description home groom for showjumping yard in devon , needing an experienced and reliable person to join our team happy looking after fit competition horses and to be in charge if we are away horses competing national and internationaly , purpose built yard set in 30 ac family run yard we would love someone looking for a long term job our great home groom is now our show groom so having to replace her   Minimum Requirements Must have previous experience working with fit competition horses , happy turning out lunging , etc   Accommodation details Shared flat on yard   Benefits Happy for you to bring your own horse  
Job Description Scottish School’s Equestrian Centre is looking for an Assistant Manager to join the team. This is the only school in Scotland with equestrian facilities onsite, housing up to 25 horses between the riding school and livery yard and are hoping to become BHS approved in 2021. This is an exciting role for an experienced and qualified coach, who has experience of working with young people and enjoys a varied working day. The successful applicant will ideally be a BHS Level 3 coach (or equivalent) and be a responsible individual who can supervise a small team in the manager’s absence whilst delivering excellent customer service and the best care to our team of riding school horses and liveries. Equestrian Assistant Manager Role Profile: • Tuition in all aspects of riding and stable management • Implementation of yard routine and regular ‘hands-on’ yard duties including mucking out, clipping, feeding etc. • Assisting in management of equestrian staff and volunteers, including delivery of BHS Stage 1 + 2 course work and assessment preparation • Grassland management and maintenance. • Organisation of vets, farriers and feed deliveries. An attractive package, including use of school facilities, regular CPD training and the possibility of both onsite accommodation and livery for own horse is available. The successful applicant will on occasion be the senior staff member overseeing the Centre and the role will include some evening and weekend shifts. Applications close 20.11.20 Minimum Requirements BHS Level 3 coach/ UKCC L2   Accommodation details Accommodation is available onsite   Benefits Possibility of bringing own horse, regular CPD and exam training  
Job Description We are a small family run yard with 6 winter liveries ranging from DIY to full. We are passionate about using positive reinforcement with all our clients and our own horses. I am head of the horse department for a well known Gloucestershire Based Circus and train the new horses for the coming season from our yard throughout the winter. In the winter I will be working on the yard with you, mainly concentrating on the training and riding of the horses. The job is six days a week in the summer and five and a half days in the winter. All the work can be done in roughly 6 hours a day so plenty of free time for your own projects or studying. Our year is split into two season. In winter most of the work is standard yard work, turning out, getting in, mucking out, hay nets, poo picking and riding out (min twice a week). In the summer most of the horses live out except for one retired Highland pony who’s laminitis needs managing. (Turn out pen grazing muzzle etc) The summer requires more field and fly maintenance (poo picking/and fly masks etc) a little bit more riding and also the managing of our mini circus wagon air B&B. Preparing the space showing guests in and out etc. You will be working the yard on your own during the summer season, except for the DIY’s as I will be working away on tour with the circus. You must be confident and happy to handle all types of horses, most of ours are cold bloods but they can be lively. The ability to think for yourself, and do the job with care, kindness and a positive attitude essential. We are a happy little yard with a passion for what we do and we are looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm for high standards and continued learning. Minimum Requirements Minimum contract would be year after a months trial.   Accommodation details The position is full time live in. The accommodation is a double glazed, central heated 2 bedroom mobile home situated with in a barn, water and electricity included. If required we have space for you to bring one, (well behaved!) horse or pony.     Benefits Opportunities to learn positive reinforcement training, also opportunities to work on set and in be in a show environment.    
Job Description Fantastic opportunity to head a professional eventer’s yard based in Oxfordshire Minimum Requirements Must be capable of: All normal stable duties, handling fit competition horses, exercising/lunging, managing a busy yard, being a team player, good communication and honesty, 5* turnout to include plaiting and clipping   Accommodation details Onsite cottage, sharing with 2/3 others. Wifi, bills etc included     Benefits Excellent salary/package for the right experienced candidate, travelling to 5* competitions. Top of the range facilities  
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 4 horses in work and 2 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Excellent facilities *Own horse welcomed – Chance to train with 4* Event Rider/regular lessons/help and travelling to events and shows. *Opportunity to be put through HGV driving test Do you love horses and have a passion for the sport of Eventing? Do you enjoy working to professional standards? Do you want to progress your own riding? Talented event rider with a string of ‘self-produced’ event horses, (ranging from 3yo to CCI4*) is now looking for a keen right-hand person to join them on the next leg of their journey which is towards an ambitious & exciting future. As a motivated junior Groom on their way up, you will have some experience of performance horses & youngstock (in a paid role), but be hungry to learn more and gain quality 1:1 training. Whilst this position is on an eventing yard, someone from other disciplines would be considered but must have a keen interest in eventing. 😉 You will work alongside the Rider in caring for their horses daily and you should be able to lunge, be happy to assist with starting young horses (from the ground, full training given)and ideally able to confidently hack young competition horses. The role includes all normal yard duties – mucking out, haying, feeding, cleaning tack, putting horses on the walker, bathing and the general care of horses. Applicants should be able to turn out to a reasonable standard (plaiting, clipping etc.) Each horse is treated as an individual and receives the highest standard of care. This is generally a 6-day week position in season but out of season, there will be some flexibility on this. Also, whilst this is a live-out position, if you are from outside the area, assistance can be given to help you locate suitable accommodation 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
Job Description We are a prestigious equestrian club based in the Cotswolds with clients ranging from Elemetary to Grand Prix level.  Also based here is the lovely Spencer Wilton – our very own Olympian. We are currently looking for a passionate and professional team player, with experience and lots of enthusiasm, to join our ever expanding business and friendly team. No accommodation available. Benefits 25 days holiday per year Good rates of pay Pension scheme offered    
*Chance to put your career as a Dressage Groom ‘on the map’ *Accommodation available Olympic Dressage Rider Oxfordshire needs a Groom to help care for his/clients dressage horses and help with the day to day alongside a very strong Team. This is a position which would suit someone with some paid experience with performance horses but is now ready to work alongside the best and get to the top of their game. If you are taking your career as a Groom seriously and enjoy Dressage, this is one not to be missed as this position will in time open many doors and be a great boost to any CV! Lovely friendly yard with great team. Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from Negotiable (iro £24/£25Kpa) depending on experience Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team.   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and his Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description We are looking for a member of staff to join our team on an Eventing/livery yard in Oxfordshire. The job would be 5.5 days a week, including a minimum of 1 weekend day each week, 7:30am-5pm. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of equestrianism but doesn’t necessarily need to have had an equestrian based job previously. You will need to be confident and comfortable handling fit/young event horses and also be happy to occasionally be working alone. Attitude is much more important than experience for this job, we want someone willing, hard working, and keen to learn! This role will include mucking out, turning out/bringing in, putting horses on and off the walker, haying, feeding, keeping the yard tidy, tacking up/untacking, grooming and general horse care, poo picking and possibility of some riding for the correct candidate. There is an option to bring own horse. Pay will be dependant on experience. Minimum Requirements Basic knowledge of horse care. Ability to handle and care for fit competition horses. Good people skills. Ability to be a part of a team. Clean driving license and access to vehicle.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation located 2.5 miles from the yard is available.   Benefits This is an opportunity to work in a very friendly environment whilst also learning and developing horse care skills  
   * Salary starting £30,000K totally negotiable upwards plus accommodation depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed No 1 Experienced Show Jumping Competition Groom required for a vacancy with a very ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced show groom in the UK and abroad – must have a proven record.Good references ESSENTIAL & confidentiality assured. You should be willing to regularly travel home and abroad and experienced driving  26t+ lorries transporting horses to training and shows. You don’t need to be a great rider but happy to hack out would be a benefit as would ability to lunge –  even better if you are a good rider! 18 quality jumping horses and homebred/ other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping all kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Pets and horse welcome BUT there will not be much chance for someone to work their own horse as you will be away quite a lot!  You could take a dog with you so long as it is well behaved Nice accommodation Great team environment with a young, energetic.motivated and progressive team. Lots of foreign travel, originally in Europe but  possibly also America in the next 12 – 18 months Top class facilities to work in with brand new indoor arena and stabling so not too much getting wet in the winter and lovely heated kitchen etc 🙂 Fairly flexible on number of days worked, can work around anything between 5 and 6 but obviously will be straight through when away at shows Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline @carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
*Lovely country estate *IRO  £20-24K  PA (pro-rata) +  accommodation *Fully furnished one bedroom flat available. Beautiful boutique Stud with 10 mares in foal for 2021, (the first due to foal on 14th January and the last on 13th April 2021) is looking for someone with experience in foaling and sitting up. A genuinely experienced, live in thoroughbred Stud Hand is required for this role with a ‘solid foaling experience’ on their  Cv . You must be capable of professionally managing the process when it goes right and as occasionally can happen, when it goes wrong. Knowing when to ask for help is key! A team approach to typical stud work with associated stud hours ie: sometimes quiet and other times round the clock eg: foaling season (CCTV in all flats). Mares and foals/young stock/R+R for racehorses all kept and some sales prep required etc. TB experience essential gained working as a Stud hand on a thoroughbred stud. Based amidst thousands of acres in the heart of Wiltshire this Stud is on a private Estate consisting of the Stud itself, farmland, woodland and gardens. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Top, professionally run Eventing Yard with a team of talented horses, from four-year-olds through to 5* is now looking for an additional and key member to add to the team. It is a combined role, to work alongside our Head Girl and Apprentice. You will need to be a confident and competent rider able to handle international event horses under saddle. You will be expected to keep horses fit while Rider is away. As part of the team, you will also be involved in all usual yard duties to a high standard in order to keep our horses happy and in peak condition. You will work a six-day week. Pay will reflect your age and experience. Based near Cirencester in a purpose-built yard with a large outdoor school, an American barn with stacking for twenty horses, a horse walker etc. Minimum Requirements Experience riding horses is essential   Accommodation details Accommodation is available if required   Benefits It will be possible to bring your own horse. The rider is also an experienced trainer and there will be regular training sessions if required.  
Job Description Part time groom at a dressage yard in Suffolk. Professional Yard with high standards, candidates must be confident in handling large competition fit dressage horses with a good knowledge horse care. All normal yard duties daily. Some riding possible, depending on experience. Some training will be provided if needed.   Minimum Requirements CV required showing all past experience working with horses. Must have good common sense and a feeling for horses   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description Full time groom at a dressage yard in Suffolk. Professional Yard with high standards, candidates must be confident in handling large competition fit dressage horses with a good knowledge horse care. All normal yard duties daily. Some riding possible, depending on experience. Some training will be provided if needed.   Minimum Requirements CV required showing all past experience working with horses. Must have good common sense and a feeling for horses   Accommodation details Possible for the right candidate   Benefits    
Job Description *Salary £ 29,700 PA Totally negotiable * Lovely apartment *Pets welcome *Car available for use NB: COVID STATUS – There is now no quarantine period required for people travelling to Switzerland from most European countries, including the UK and Ireland. Minimum Requirements: Excellent horse knowledge, horsemanship, experience with horses, responsible and reliable person, able to work in a team and independently:  daily care of horses, handling young stock, mucking out:   Language English or German:  British, Euro or EFTA Passport Accommodation details: Very nice apartment on the farm Benefits: Good salary, 13th. month extra, 50 hours per week, 4 weeks paid vacation  
Job Description * IRO £400/£450  (neg & The only bills are gas.) *5 or 5.5 days pw *Pets  considered ** Looking for a full time groom to join our team** Based in Warwickshire, active showjumping competition yard with 7 horses in work ranging from 3yos to 1m40 plus horses. Brand new fully furnished live in position if required.This is an amazing yard with indoor and outdoor ménage, Walker and good turnout. Ideally you will have ridden to a high standard, You will be required to ride young horses at home and contribute actively to the training plans. You must have HGV Lic. We have a few part time staff who work most mornings to assist with mucking out, the yard is run by Daisy on a full time basis with assistance from the family. We usually have 7 horses in  and a breeding stock of 3 broodmares and 12 young horses all undercover but deep littered. •  Must have at least 3 years experience working with competition horses. •  Work well as a team but equally be happy to take sole charge of the yard.  •  All normal yard duties (feeding, mucking out, clipping, tacking up etc ) • We are regularly competing, so applicant must be happy to travel. • HGV is  necessary.   Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Brand new fully furnished Double live in accommodation available.   Benefits    
Job Description 🙂 Situated in the thoroughbred heartland of Ireland, with easy access to all the main stallion farms, leading veterinary support, as well as road, air and ferry transport routes. 🙂 Foal Prep opportunity at a well established Irish Stud for a hard-working person with a good level of horsemanship. The successful candidate will be able to handle foals  and work well in a busy industrious team. For less experienced Stud Hands this is an opportunity to gain experience. 350 acres of prime stud land with top-class facilities such as the modern American Barns, Horse Walker, Lunge Rings and Stud Railing throughout. Vehicles available for you to drive so own car isn’t essential. Immediate start possible (Covid-19 restrictions allowing).   Accommodation details Onsite accommodation is available if required. Utility bills paid.   Benefits Salary will vary depending on experience. Opportunity for further training. Car/s available to use if you don’t have a car. Free accommodation with utility bills paid. Competitive salary. Other employment opportunities are available. Permanent positions are also available.
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO £450pw plus accommodation Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone to help the Team when at home but also to drive his lorry and manage competition horses home & abroad when competing. Ideally, you will have previous experience and an interest in the sport. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. All duties required and good standard of turnout, horsemanship and competition experience essential. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Be part of our Team and help us look after our event- and dressage horses. We are a friendly but professional yard and are looking to find someone who is prepared to work hard, has good social skills and some experience in handling horses. Every third week end off. 28 days holiday per year Single accommodation Fair wage package and own horse welcome.  Training for NVQ/BHS exams if desired. Riding not essential   Minimum Requirements Must have experience in handling horses   Accommodation details Single, clean 2 or 3 bedroom mobile home or shared cottage   Benefits Bring your own horse Get qualifications whilst working Be part of our team      
Job Description Small family livery, in Peak District on the Pennine Bridleway. Part-time help required for grass livery (assisted), meadow grazing 24/7 all year, daily checks, hay nets, rugs, vets/farrier. Mostly unbacked, out of work. Minimum Requirements Groom/yard experience, preferably suit a freelance Groom   Accommodation details N/A   Benefits Hourly rate, to be agreed Flexible hours
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description *Up to £24kpa  *Accommodation available if required Equestrian Centre Manager. Minimum BHSAI. 4/5 days per week, including one weekend day.  An integral part of the Senior Team to assist in the day to day running of our busy Riding School, Livery yard and competition centre. Be efficient in Health & Safety, Risk Assessment & Equine care. Be self-motivated and enthusiastic to work with our team. Can help locate accommodation if required. Minimum Requirements BHSAI   Accommodation details Can help locate accommodation if needed.   Benefits    
Job Description Approx 25 hours a week to include some at the weekend. Reasonably flexible on days. Yard hours are 7.30-12.30 and 1-5 pm so hours can be made up of a mixture of both or full days. £9.20 per hour gross on the payroll.   General Yard routine: feeding/haying/watering.  Mucking out/ bedding down/sweeping.  Rugging  up/ turning out/ bringing in. Grooming/ bathing/tack cleaning. Other associated jobs ie building sj’s/ stable painting/hand walking. Riding is not required, an ability to lunge is desirable.   Motivated, friendly, efficient person required to work with like minded team. You need to be physically fit but this is not a stressful or complicated job and follows the same routine every day.   Kind owners and generally polite, easy pleasure horses. Based on an attractive, well organized yard. We are looking for someone up to speed with the above work who ideally has the ability to start immediately.  No accommodation and own transport required. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details     Benefits    
*5 day week (some flexibility required) * IRO 2000 euros neg + accommodation and bills   Our client who is a renowned International Arabian horse showing Judge is looking for a competent and experienced Stallion Manager/Stud Hand/Groom who likes the breeds involved in this role (Arab/Anglo Arab/Trakehner).   Smartest of yards based in Belgium and housing IRO of 110 horses. many others are also employed of course and as with many non-UK yards, a lot of labour-saving machines are used too!! Mares, foals, riding horses and stallions on-site so must handle all the various ages/sexes etc   The owner has a passion for her horses and this not a commercial enterprise. Showing/dressage/in hand work all done to a very high standard. The owners also arrange a large International 3-day show annually.   A nice apartment is available on the farm    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Live in Groom/Exercise Rider required to work in a 5* eventing yard  – a professional, private yard near Devizes, Wiltshire. 8 horses from at all levels up to 5* (including a few retirees). This close-knit team works hard and takes care of each other. Dressage, SJ and XC lessons provided for keen riders on their own horse.  Most importantly, must like and care about our horses. Overseen by a full time professional event rider based at our yard who competes at 5* and who also competes some of the horses you will be responsible for looking after.  Flat and Jump lessons will also be available with the professional as part of your employment.  Competitions also possible on own horse as part of our competition schedule Must be experienced grooming at competitions, as well as comfortable with all aspects of top class sport horse welfare and yard management.  You will work alongside an apprentice groom/rider. 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 position, with 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.
Stud Hand Thoroughbred Stud -Ireland: Exciting opportunity to join our busy commercial stud farm. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the daily running of the Stud which includes but is not limited to: Foaling Neonatal care Basic first aid Turn out Mucking out Assisting with vet and farrier Feeding There is also scope within the role to drive mares to covers during the season. Working couples welcome to apply. Minimum Requirements Experience as per duties outlined above. Opportunity for training and career development within the stud – as long as you are an established groom and are competent handling youngsters and stallions.   Accommodation details Accommodation included as part of salary package – either shared or sole occupancy Utility bills paid. Working couples welcome to apply.   Benefits Accommodation on the farm. Utilities paid. Four weeks holidays per year. Happy to discuss further. Short term and permanent positions available. Other employment opportunities available, eg Yearling Prep, Stud Hand, Stable Staff, Work Riders etc. Please do enquire! Opportunity for training and career development within the stud.
Job Description We have an excellent, immediate part-time opportunity for a hands-on, experienced, organised and professional individual to join our friendly yard, caring for 6 horses, including rescue horses. There are a number of other, self-sufficient animals who need their welfare managed. The ideal person will be friendly, approachable and have a love for horses. You will need to be self-motivated, willing to learn and have a high standard of care and turnout. The job involves helping to run the yard, overseeing medications, working with the vets and farriers.  You will also be expected to undertake general yard duties such as mucking out and feeding. Good knowledge of horse care and the ability to spot signs of illness and injury is of critical. Crucially, the role involves assisting in the development and building the confidence of the rescue horses and helping them to overcome their separation anxiety. This is a fun and rewarding role with lots of variety, working in a small friendly team but also on your own, for someone who is assertive and calm in their handling of horses. Minimum Requirements Private Yard experience preferred.   Accommodation details N/A   Benefits Competitive rate per hour  
*up to £20, 000 per annum *Live in (2 bedroom 2 bathroom self-contained onsite with amazing views.) *All bills excluding food and phone included Job Description We are looking for a Deputy Yard Manager to come on board and join our team. We are predominantly a dressage yard but also a stud (5 foals due next year), so someone who wants to learn more with us is the perfect candidate. Our horses welfare is of the upmost importance, so a keen eye for detail is necessary to keep our horses in the amazing condition they are. It is a live in position. Minimum Requirements A candidate with a positive can do attitude is a must.  Someone who is going to go the extra mile when needed.  Someone who has dealt with sport horses is a must. Previous stallion handling is a bonus but by no means expected and we are more than happy to train someone to how we like things.  Plaiting for competitions is also a bonus.  Working as part of a team and being able to help run the yard is the basis of this role so experience at this level is definitely needed. The successful candidate will be organised, calm and be able to take the lead if needed. All usual Deputy Manager duties are included in this role. Accommodation details 2 bedroom 2 bathroom self contained flat that has a shared living room and kitchen onsite with amazing views and we pay all your household bills excluding food and phone.  This is all included in our package. The accommodation is shared with one other groom. Each have their own bedroom and en suite bathroom. Benefits Accommodation and associated costs included, enrolment onto state pension scheme, 28 days paid holiday
Job Description *Option to train * Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed *FUN!   Looking for experienced and reliable Grooms to join our busy and expanding yard with the option to train . You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching and care qualification to minimum of BHS Level 2 is preferred but not essential as on site training can be provided. We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres of beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further train and develop . In order to apply for this role you must be confident in handling all types of horses, grooming, tacking up, leading in lessons, mucking out and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. You must be able to ride in a confident and sympathetic way and enjoy teaching children and adults of all abilities in groups and 1:1. Minimum Requirements Enthusiasm Reliability Conscientious • Riding • Driving license • Equine First-Aid • Schooling • Lunging • Bandaging • Clipping • Teaching • Trim/Pull • Sole Charge • Exercising • People Skills Accommodation details On site accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions Professional, fun environment Top class facilities Variation in Role On-going training for BHS exams  
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description 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 1792,05 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.    
*£20k pa. * Various options for accommodation*Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications 🙂 FYI Equestrian life goes on near normal on the Isle of Man with competitions/hunt balls etc still going on – You will be required to self isolate for 2 weeks on arrival but you will be on the payroll during that period and assigned tasks that adhere to this status 🙂 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 IRO £360 to £450 + accomm (Neg.) *Pets and own horse considered   Exciting and fun professional yard set up at the end of 2019 and having much success, is now searching for a new person to work alongside a motivated and successful team including a well-known, experienced 4* eventer with a string of notable successes under their belt.   The fun, work hard/play hard yard requires an enthusiastic and capable individual to join this vibrant and ambitious new business. You must be a competent rider along with the practical skills to help in the day to day riding at and running of a large yard specialising in pre-training, rehabilitation, eventing and sales. All usual duties required, to a high standard – this is an organisation going places!   The business currently, is almost fully staffed with full and part-time members who look after and compete a variety of young and mature thoroughbreds/sports horses. This opportunity includes travel to shows, plenty of riding including some lessons at home with training and support for the successful applicant.   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Yard groom for a busy showing yard in Newport Shropshire hours flexible according to requirements both ways. Minimum Requirements Experience in mucking out and general yard duties. Reliable, hard-working and ability to work to high standards   Accommodation details NONE   Benefits    
 One of the world’s most successful show jumpers and trainers is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider (optional) to add to his team. As an Olympic gold medallist, dual European champion, triple Hickstead Derby winner who has jumped on over 100 Nations Cup teams and won over 50 major Grand Prix this position requires a professional horse person, someone with prior, demonstrable experience of performance horse grooming to a very high level. Competency handling all ages of high-value horses is essential. The employer’s children are now following in their father’s footsteps showing exceptional talent and skill in pony classes (between them they have won several national titles and championships.) You will need to be comfortable in a professional but family situation knowing when to step up and when to step back. There could be exercise riding involved in the role (possibly more over time), but you will need to be a seriously competent rider. Would consider someone from another discipline but would need to be operating at the level described and willing to make the transition with enthusiasm. The Riders spend 90% of the year on the road at events across Europe and America, climbing the ranks and finding special horses to keep this talented family competing at the top level.  The yard trains a talented stable of 10 to 15 horses at any given time at the top level of showjumping sport. The support team at home consists of top grooms and managers ensuring the horses are cared for to the highest standard. Each rider and horse are mentored, trained and has shows planned for the development of the combination. A very exciting team to be a part of but would only suit someone happy to embrace the lifestyle and earn their part in the team for this top-level facility. Entirely dependent on experience but competitive and will not be a barrier for the right candidate Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect.
*Dog and own horse considered *Fabulous location and facilities *Opportunity to gain HGV license. Job Description We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic groom to join our fun and successful team. The right applicant will be required to carry out all daily tasks involved with our horses – ranging from foals to 4*. The role will involve keeping the yard clean and tidy, turning out horses to a high standard, grooming at training/ competition outings, as well as hacking and fitness work. There is the opportunity to gain HGV license. Minimum Requirements Applicants much be confident dealing with big, fit horses and must be able to ride to a good standard. Experience with young horses would be desired but not essential. Full driving licence and car is needed for this job.
* Negotiable depending on experience but very competitive*Shared accommodation on site(would consider live-out) Experienced stud hand required to work with the rest of the team. This would be during yearling prep initially and then general stud duties after the sales season and is a year-round position, not seasonal. A team approach to typical stud work with associated stud hours ie: sometimes quiet and other times round the clock eg: foaling season. Tractor/lorry driving is welcomed but not essential Mares and foals/young stock/ racehorses all kept and some sales prep required etc. TB experience essential and ideally gained on a thoroughbred stud. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com Please note call Caroline & the Team will be ‘screening’ suitable applicants between 9-2pm . Pls could call us during those times on 0203 006 573. Please make sure your job seeker profile is up to date and that you have a current CV attached. We look forward to speaking with you then about this super opportunity 🙂 C x
*Salary IRO £25 – £27k PA neg. according to experience *Accommodation allowance *Pets welcomed *Opportunity to take HGV test Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for a young Rider on a private, competitive Dressage yard where daughter 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 and fun approach to horse care and riding. Riding is an essential part of the role (exercise and light schooling and in particular on younger horses). The right candidate may well be given the opportunity to compete locally. The handling and basic production of quality young stock is a considerable part of the job alongside the competitive horses. The role is home-based but will include attending UK shows /training etc 3 competitive horses, 5 youngsters and 1 retired horse kept at home. The rider is looking for a further competitive horse so 9 horses to be kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary.  Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. 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 on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
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.  
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Various very nice accommodation  *HGV essential (26t lorry) & experience of driving 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      
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  
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.  
*Fair & legal wage plus foc accomm/Horse livery *Own horse (gelding) , dog welcome. 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

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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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