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Finding Suitable Candidates

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

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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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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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 Emily Taylor 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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Job Description An extra person or two required for a friendly family yard in Hertfordshire, with 12 stabled horses and others living out. Currently, 4 people look after the horses across the week and we’re now looking to take on one/two full-time, part-time, flexi-hours person to join the team on a live-out basis. Freelance grooms welcome to contact us regarding covering time-off (we would particularly like to have Sundays covered – please see our other advert by clicking here). We compete at showing but we’re not a competition yard, these are much-loved family horses and their care is the number one priority for us. Riding as part of the job is optional, if and can ride to a decent standard it’s a bonus.  
  * £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                          
Busy Riding Centre in Derbyshire, home to both Riding for the Disabled and an Equestrian Centre providing able-bodied lessons. We are an ambitious centre with excellent indoor and outdoor facilities and a developing range of horses and ponies. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Coach to be a part of our high-quality coaching team. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, both with staff and volunteers at the centre, but particularly with our customers. They should be approachable, flexible and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. The role requires someone with coaching experience and a minimum BHS level 3 qualification is desirable, and has RDA coaching qualifications or is willing to gain them. The centre operates 6 days a week, 50 weeks a year, with a timetable of around 90 lessons per week. The vacancy is for one full-time coach, but there is the scope for this to extend to up to 1.5 people. We are therefore very keen to also hear from candidates interested in part-time positions to fill this requirement. We will consider any working arrangement to enable us to cover our day, evening and weekend lessons. A full job specification for the role and application information is available to download. Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter by email by 29 November 2019 – please see more information below. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter and will include riding and coaching assessment with a view to the successful candidate starting at some point in January.
* Opportunity to do NVQ * Chances to go racing * Willing to give rides in races to the right applicant *Own horse and dog welcomed *Accommodation available. Job Description Wanted full or part time rider. hard working reliable person required to join small dual purpose racing yard in West Yorkshire. experince in racing not necessary but must be a competent and capable rider of young fit Thorobreds horses. Minimum Requirements must ride well and be a team player     Accommodation details accommodation available if required     Benefits Opportunity to do NVQ chances to go racing willing to give rides in races to the right applicant    
* Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 80%+ horse duties Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow but also to happy with some ‘family’ duties here and there. Nothing too onerous and polite, well mannered children who just need a bot of ferrying around  from time to time 😉 Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment.  The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Clean driving license and child-friendly person clearly a prerequisite! Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Up to £450 pw negotiable depending on experience * Partner welcomed * Dog welcomed European champion Young Rider competing with Team GB and who has won 7 European medals is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider with professional standards to work on the family yard.Must turn out to 4* and be capable of sole charge when required but understand the team dynamic of a family situation. HGV helpful but could be put through test. Affable personality is essential for this private and happy yard and a shared enthusiasm for eventing at the highest levels is probably essential! 10 polo ponies kept in winter/minimal duties. Professional facilities/x country course/great hacking.2000 acre farm stunning cross country course. 🙂 Start date is February but could be earlier. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58861 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Fulltime live in/out groom required on a family showjumping yard in West Horsley, Surrey. Would be expected to oversee the day-to-day running of the stables and managing the horses. The role would also include travelling to international and national shows. Normal stable duties, working alongside another two grooms. Will be required to manage the yard diary -including farrier,physio,vet,dentist,feed,bedding hay, supplement and orders. Communication skills are key.References essential HGV license a bonus   Minimum Requirement Previous experience working in a competition yard is essential     Accommodation details onsite independent accomodation kitchen, bedroom bathroom and sitting room     Benefits Competitive wage offered depending on experience    
* 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 to ride 4 beautiful Dressage horses aged from 4 years old. Must have an understanding of how to produce a young horse correctly & be confident & capable of riding sharp horses in all gaits walk trot and canter to a reasonable standard. Possibility of taking 4 year old out to see sights and sounds. 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. HGV license 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        
Job Description Olympic Belgian and Swedish eventers are looking for an experienced or trainee Groom/Rider to be a part of our team. We have 8 horses so it is a small private yard with a fun atmosphere. We have a big outdoor school, walker and a newly built accommodation for you! You will be our only live-in groom, plus we have local freelance grooms who come in to cover time off and lend a hand during busy periods. We all pull together but there will be times that you’ll be in sole charge (although, this isn’t a truly sole charge role). We compete at National and International shows, for which you’ll be joining us as a Competition Groom!   Minimum Requirements We welcome applications from trainees and experienced groom/riders alike, but you will need to confident and competent in handling and riding big, fit competition horses and youngsters! Although this is an Olympic level yard, it is a private yard and you will need to be comfortable around our family children, too.   Accommodation details Great new barn with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room. It is fully equipped and there is a laundry room downstairs.   Benefits Travelling to national and international competitions Use of a car Lessons We have room for an extra horse!  
*3 days a week including Saturdays. * 8am -5pm *Own horse welcomed *Pay above market rates Job Description Lovely, reliable person needed three days a week including Saturdays. 8-5pm Minimum Requirements Capable with sports horses and a driver   Accommodation details Live out   Benefits Paid holiday and pension
*5 day week *Up to £25K neg *Horse and dog welcomed (free livery and use of lorry possible) *Cottage on the estate with garden *Excellent facilities *Exercise riding *Partner welcomed These type of vacancies don’t come along very often. Our client’s horses compete at Premier league and National level so if you are a Senior Groom looking to work with a small but perfectly formed team 🙂  with a top team and a top of the range package, accommodation and facilities, don’t delay, this is for you! HGV IDEAL as employer will need you to drive a 10t lorry to shows/training/vets/Chiro etc. Candidates must be self-motivated, team players. Flexibility key as is turn out to a high standard. You will have as part of a small, experienced team full day-to-day shared care and responsibility for yard and the horses Best of facilities. Indoor and outdoor schooling arenas, showjumping and cross country courses. Horse walker and extensive hacking. Full Job Description available to suitable candidates. Please call Caroline and team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Salary £24kpa *Opportunities to compete for the right person! *Own horse considered *Live in or out We are currently looking for someone who would like to work full time in a Family Show Jumping Yard An opportunity for a cheerful, motivated and hard-working person to become part of our family team. Must be hard-working, honest and reliable and able to work alone when necessary. The right jockey may have the opportunity to compete. Accommodation available if required.
* 5 days a week *£20k depending on experience *Own horse & pets considered. Job Description We are looking for a full time member of staff to join our small personal team. 5 days a week (to include one weekend day) but days can be flexible. Salary dependent on experience. Also willing to discuss a part time position. Great opportunity for someone looking to work as part of a small team with lovely clients and horses. Gain or build experience with competition horses (we have a mix of dressage, show jumpers and eventers), help with the backing and handling process of youngsters and learn the ropes of running a livery yard. Minimum Requirements be experienced with fit competition horses be reliable and hard working have high standards be happy to be left in sole charge have a good attitude be client friendly All usual yard duties, some riding and competition grooming available for the right candidate. Training and guidance to develop riding, husbandry, grooming and management skills can be provided by the yard manager. Accommodation details None Little Bookham Train Station is 5 minute walk away. Benefits Flexible days, 28 days holiday including bank holidays Salary dependent on experience.    
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  
Job Description An additional groom is required to work alongside full-time groom caring for 7 horses in a private family yard on Bedforshire/Cambridgeshire border. This includes two young horses.  A junior groom would be considered for the right candidate.  This position is Live out Duties will include: Mucking out Rugging up and turning out Grooming Tacking up and caring for horses before and after exercise Tack Cleaning Assisting with feeding and watering Monitoring horses health and welfare and assisting with visiting professionals i.e. vet, farrier Maintaining the yard to a professional standard Exercising – to include hacking and schooling if and when required Any other reasonable tasks/duties as required by your employer   Requirements and prospects Must have the following qualities:- Reliable A passion and love for horses Pride in own work with attention to detail Able to work on own initiative Understanding of confidentiality and privacy Personal qualities Willingness to learn and develop own skills and progress (would be willing to employ apprentice) Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures both in own working area and others Team player and good interpersonal skills Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work Positive attitude Desired qualifications – NVQ Level 3 in horse care. Saturday – 2-3 hours – (mucking out only) hours to suit, however will need stables completed for 4pm – 2-3 hours Sunday – 2-3 hours – (mucking out only) hours to suit, however will need stables completed for 4pm – 2-3 hours Tuesday 8am to 1pm – 5 hrs Wednesday 8am to 3.30pm – with ½ hour break for lunch – 7.5 hrs Thursday 8am to 3.30pm – with ½ hour break for lunch – 7.5 hrs   Total 24 – 26 hours per week Minimum Requirements Grooms Person NVQ Level 3 Be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers. Working Weekends. Must have a driving licence   Accommodation details Live Out   Benefits Great working environment, with a good rate of pay and holiday benefits.  
*4 day week ( Friday – Monday.) £10Ph *Own horse & dog considered Job Description Interesting opportunity working on a quiet yard with 4 horses based in Shillinglee Surrey.  Working full-time on a 4 day week  Friday to Monday. The job includes all duties involved in equine care, you will also be required to work in a new and exciting food manufacturing business based at the farm. Must have experience of working in an equine environment.  Able to take responsibility and work alone or as part of a team. A keen eye for detail, trustworthiness, honesty and reliability are very important. The ability to adapt to different situations and be able to change work processes to accommodate the employers’ needs. Opportunity to diversify your skills and experience Supportive employers who will give you the opportunity to really prove yourself and grow into and beyond this role. Must have a car as this position is in a rural location with no public transport. Great rate of pay.  Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details     Benefits    
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
*Own horse or 2 welcomed! *Dog welcomed *Ideally live out but accomm. possible *Competitive remuneration (£400-£500pw neg) Job Description Full time groom required for lovely family yard within beautiful Oxfordshire estate. Saturdays required, plus 3 in 4  Sunday mornings for riding at home / competitions / fun rides / lessons.   You will get 2 days off after this. The yard sits between three estates that you would have access to, so all off road hacking. There is also a menage and cross country course. The yard is very easy to work, with large tack room, washing off area and feed room. There is room to bring your own horse or two. The family are in London during the week but home in weekends and holidays. You will be in sole charge.  There are 2 horses, 3 14.2s and a 12.2 pony to look after and you will have another girl to come in and help ride 3 days a week. The hours are sociable and flexible and are negotiable if the right person is found. There are 3 girls under the age of 13 who are very keen and enjoy eventing and showing. So turnout is important and a bonus if you can teach the girls / school the ponies and generally help their progression. The family occasionally hunt during the week. SALARY ATTRACTIVE. And there is the ability to earn extra money if you are happy to feed / bed on Sunday pm. Minimum Requirements Weekends are required, but there is flexibility around hours and days. You should be able to drive a trailer and minimum 3.5tonne lorry. The chance of the family putting the right candidate through the 7.5t lorry test. The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years working in a yard, be tidy and be able to turn the horses out to a high standard.   Accommodation details There is potential for accommodation, but the role is ideally a live out one.   Benefits Attractive salary – above the average. Ability to bring dogs to the yard and a horse or two. The hours are less than a  busy eventing / hunting / livery yard but you will be remunerated very well.  
*Beautiful private location on edge of New Forest *Competitive rate of pay *Accommodation available *Dog welcomed Job Description Top class competition groom required to look after small yard of three/four show jumpers/WH ponies. Standard of stable management & care must be top draw. Ability to turn out to a very high standard essential, including plaiting, clipping etc. Job will involve day to day responsibility for all aspects of the yard and horses well being and fitness, travel to competitions at home and in Europe. A competent rider would be an advantage, but not crucial and a Class 2 HGV ideal. Role would suit a self motivated and conscientious person not concerned with being in sole charge and coping with teenage rider! Beautiful private location on edge of New Forest near Cadnam, with a very good rate of pay.   Accommodation details Accommodation can be arranged   Benefits Good rate of pay and small pets are not a problem but unfortunately no room for horse  
Job Description A full time Show/Home Groom is required at an international show jumping yard based 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.  Younger applicants with less experience but who are enthusiastic and willing to learn will be considered. A private apartment with en-suite facilities and own kitchen is available and a competitive salary will be paid to the successful applicant.
*Top Remuneration IRO £24k according to experience*Annual bonus *Private healthcare *2 bed apartment *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed Successful commercial stud with a good track record and much success at yearling sales etc. has a great career opportunity for someone currently at the level or ready to step up. This is a position which would suit someone with ambition as owners are commercially minded and run their operation as such. Capable of covering the Stud Manager’s days off and holidays, all the usual skills are required plus you must be willing and able to work under an experienced Stud Manager along with a small but capable team of  Stud professionals.  We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment. If you feel you are ready for that next move and interested in a totally confidential discussion then please do contact Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email with a full CV to info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description *5 day week *Own horse/dog welcome *Very attractive salary. Looking for an experienced, reliable groom for a friendly family yard near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Position is 5 days / week including Saturdays & occasional Sunday’s. Based on a beautiful family estate with great facilities and 400 acres of hacking. Care to include  2 horses & 4 ponies, who are all easy. The horses and ponies compete in all disciplines as well as attending pony club rallies,  fun rides and have regular outside tuition. This is mostly sole charge role involving a combination of yard management (organising vet, farrier, clipping, field management) & normal yard duties. Ideal candidate must be abe to turn out, ride and maintain the yard to a high standard. Drivers license essential to include trailer / 7.5 ton lorry. Any competition / eventing experience would be a bonus. Own horse / dog welcome. Attractive salary. References required. A brilliant opportunity for an experienced groom looking for sole charge on a friendly family yard run to professional standards.
*Newly equipped, modern apartment available *Pets welcomed 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  
*Accommodation available or live out *Dog and own horse welcomed *5 or 6 day week available to suit *Package negotiable according to experience Job Description 100% reliable, hardworking and competent individual required to join a small team managing a yard of 18 private full livery clients and young sports horses. Experience of a professional yard preferred but not necessary. To undertake all normal yard duties on a daily basis, with the ability to manage the overall running of the yard when required. Set hours of 8 – 5.30 and a set routine including daily turnout for all horses. A relaxed atmosphere based in the heart of a private country estate. The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of stable management, horse health and safety and equine first aid. Pride in the yard and a keen eye for detail when caring for each individual horse are of upmost importance. The yard must be maintained to the highest standards at all times – an organised, clean and tidy personality is important! Occasional riding if desired. A lovely group of people and horses in a beautiful setting. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Possible accommodation ranging from a static caravan to estate cottage depending on individual’s own circumstances and desires.   Benefits Set hours and routine. Contract, payroll and pension facilities already in place. Private country estate location. Own horse a possibility for the right person with access to all facilities. Well behaved dogs welcome.    
*Horse considered *Professional supportive Team & environment *5.5-day week *Salary negotiable from £350pw depending on experience Experienced Home Groom/exercise Rider for a world-renowned yard. Run by two well known and established professionals respected on the performance horse circuits in top tier Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping as Riders and exceptional producers of young horses they are now looking to expand their Team. This is a position for an experienced professional, capable of taking sole charge when required and able to work well alongside long term Groom, owners and Clients. The role would suit someone experienced and happy in this kind of high level, but mostly relaxed environment. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate maturity, will be able to communicate well with Team and visiting clients etc. Flexibility essential and would be best suited to a very practical person able to use their own initiative/able to think on their feet. Must be able to conduct themselves well under pressure on occasions and with discretion. Naturally, you must be able to generally work and turnout (including clipping) to a good standard for a variety of occasions. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL56475 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
* 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
Job Description *Accommodation + heating, water, electricity included *Own horse possible *Friendly yard with nice facilities This would suit someone who wants to settle into a nice job working with private horses in livery and at home.  The applicant should have experience in handling horses and some knowledge of feeding, making hay nets, turning horses out, bringing in and the day to day routine of a yard. Must be able to muck out well and keep things clean and tidy. Would need to be reliable and capable of sole charge as and when required. Yard hours are 8 till 12 and 2.30 till 5. 5.5 days per week. Very limited riding if any. A paid trial of work would be helpful. Minimum Requirements Experience of working with horses and ponies. Common sense and qualifications in horses are a bonus. A good sense of humor always helps.     Accommodation details Self-contained, three-bedroom cottage.  Lounge with TV and Wifi, kitchen and fitted bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have a double bed with pocket sprung mattresses. TV points and built-in wardrobes. Washer/drier. Heating, water and electricity is all included.     Benefits Possibility to bring your own horse. Nice place to work with good working conditions. Mostly easy horses and ponies.  
Job Description Stables, yard and farm work. Mucking out, tractor driving, basic building and maintenance tasks.   Minimum Requirements Must have a good work ethic, attention to detail and task prioritisation skills. We are a family run business and there is always a lot going on so a cheery disposition and can do attitude are vital.     Accommodation details Accommodation on site.   Benefits Fun varied role as part of a team.    
*Live in or out *IRO £350/£400 neg *Beautiful cottage accommodation (without charge) *friendly dog considered *Horse possible Groom required to work within a team to a very high standard on this international dressage yard. Essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking if capable), so really would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities. Keen Team player required who will be excited to work in a world-class establishment. Purpose-built International Dressage facilities:Indoor/outdoor schools, wash downs, walker, lots of well-kept post and rail turnout paddocks etc Rota is 5 days one week/6 days the next. Pls Call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Own horse a possibility *Pets considered *Iro $500 pw *Training available 🙂 Fantastic life & career opportunity! 🙂 Job Description Candidate needs to have experience and be comfortable cleaning/bathing horses, tacking/untacking, bandaging/booting, keeping tack cared for, mane pulling, trimming and body clipping.   Yard duties when not grooming for a head trainer.  Grooming about 60% of position. Minimum Requirements Must have at least 6 months of working in a barn or as a full time groom.  We will train, so proficiency can be acquired while here.   Accommodation details Lovely furnished shared apartment on property with private bedroom, shared bath with one other, full laundry facilities, great-room, big kitchen with dishwasher, all necessary cooking/flatware/glassware and private pantry.   Benefits Housing, Salary, and Workmen’s Comp Insurance.  Riding lessons, horse board and training also possible.    
*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
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from £400/£450PW Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team.   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and his Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Salary 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 *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
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.  
*IRO £350/375 pw + accomm *Beautiful accommodation (Live in or out)  *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family, children and grandchildren all ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally able to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies :). There is opportunities to go hunting if you are interested.    🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun role. Super facilities and top accommodation. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@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. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
Job Description 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.  
*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    
NB: This role starts in Hampshire but there is a strong possibility they yard will be moved to Gloucestershire, (near Cheltenham in February 2020) so you will need to be open-minded about that move. Job Description Experienced and hard-working groom/rider required for the Hampshire yard of international breeding, producing and competition team Vardags Equestrian. Mucking out, daily exercise, grooming, day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of tack and yard, preparing horses for competitions and grooming for riders there, administrative tasks, some care of dogs and cats at farm for holiday cover, some overnight travel and possibly some international travel. Six days per week. Minimum Requirements Full, clean, English driver’s licence, fluent spoken and written English, right to work in the UK, quality equestrian experience with good references. Accommodation details Newly equipped, modern studio apartment in stable yard.
* £400 negotiable +accommodation plus bills paid. *Very pretty 1 bed cottage (barn conversion) *Dog and horse possible *5 day week *Chance to take HGV license if required Experienced Eventing yard manager with some hunting know how required to work alongside 2 other staff to run a really friendly and fun family yard. You should be totally capable of stepping up and running all aspects but also a team player with good people and horse skills! You will of course be required to do all usual duties to a high standard home and away. HGV ideal but could put through a test so you must have some experience of driving a lorry. Rider very considerately does most of late night checks herself (!) but this role will involve total care and management of her 7 event horses (youngest is 6 years old). They are all 3 & 4 * plus the family hunters. There is something going on for the event horses all year around so never a dull season!  There is always about 8-15 horses to do between the Team Great facilities close in a beautiful Nort Yorkshire location : Full size menage/x country training course/decent hacking. Fairly close to A1 so easy to get out and about. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real fun, long term role working for a fun and friendly family who care about their horses and their staff. Good remuneration,cracking location and considerate employers what’s not to like!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Lots of riding *IRO £400pw + *2-bed cottage *Partner welcome *Pets and horse welcome*Profit share in horses brought on and sold * 7.5t lorry and trailer (can use transport for own outings). Experienced Yard Manager/Rider required for a business of 2 parts but both of which operate harmoniously on the same yard. Self-starter ideal, capable and experienced enough to run all aspects. Ideally looking for someone who is confident and kind in order to ‘produce’ young jumping horses and manage a small Team 7 Liveries kept  – 5 day pw full livery/2 days DIY liveries. Mixed jumping riders (SJ/working hunter.) 3 horses for employer’s daughters (both amateur Show Jumpers) and the Employer who rides and jumps himself >1.10m but will buy horses who can jump up to 1.40 m so needs someone to assist with all that. 1/2 youngsters/older in at a time to produce and to sell for SJ/Eventing Teaching quals. not necessary but if you want to teach/run clinics you could supplement income and  use facilities. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Huge scope to personalize this role for the right applicant. Owner a busy and successful businessman, is ambitious and prepared to support professional development and keen to be involved with the production of talented horses for a useful career as quality horses for Jumping. Pleas call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Preparations for a very exclusive horse auction in the south of the Netherlands are in full swing. 2019 is the sixteenth edition and it promises to be a great equestrian spectacle again! The entire week prior to the auction is all about glitter, glamour, luxury and entertainment but the week of the auction itself is fast paced, hard work and an amazing opportunity to gain an invaluable insight.   We are looking for grooms to join our happy and motivated team from 1st October until the end of November 2o19. We specialize in horses at all levels ranging from unbroken up to Grand Prix. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and become part of this iconic event. Succesful applicants will receive comfortable accommodation on site and a competitive salary.       
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.    
*IRO £20-£25K  *Lovely accommodation *Lots of time to do 3/4 horses to the best standards *Amazing hacking through forests and countryside available. This position is mostly based on the German/Dutch border. Working alongside one other Groom who we placed a whle ago and who loves her 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

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
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