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A collection of articles we’ve put together just for fun!

10 interesting, funny and simply ridiculous facts about Easter

Easter means many different things to many people, according to a person’s origin, faith, creed and (in my case) a love of chocolate (OK, OK! I’m not afraid to admit it!)Right, let’s get the serious bit out of the way first – have you ever wondered why, unlike Christmas, the date for Easter changes every year? Well, the fact is, in Christianity, it is known to be the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an event that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and this is what dictates when Easter is each year according to when the full moon falls in relation to other events in the Christian calendar. BUT! Easter is NOT just about Christianity, there is much more to it than that! So, whatever your beliefs, to celebrate here are 10 interesting, funny and simply ridiculous facts about Easter…

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Get into Dressage to Music

Ever wonder how to get started in dressage to music? I took part in an Equivisions Dressage to Music clinic at Bishop Burton College and afterwards couldn’t wait to get out out competing! But if you can’t find a dressage to music clinic near you or you’re unable to get your horse there, it’s quite possible to devise your own music and floor plan at home. If you’re curious to get into dressage to music, it’s well worth having a go!

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Horse characters that make you laugh, cry….and scream!

There are many perks to being a groom, but the greatest perk is the horses themselves. When you work with an animal day in day out it’s not just their beauty, their power or the thrill of going for a good gallop that keeps you hooked. It’s discovering their individual unique characters. The way they amuse us with their antics and the satisfaction we get from watching them learn and progress in their careers, as personalities we have a bond with, not just machines. That’s what makes the job so rewarding. A vital part of a groom’s skillset is the ability to recognise the different personality types and adapt the way they handle each horse to suit the individual. Of course, some horses make our job easier than others. Here are a few examples of the more ‘quirky’ characters you might come across as a groom or employer!

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Job Description Full Time experienced event groom, for eventing yard of 20+ horses and ponies. Daily duties include mucking out, turn out, feeding, rug changes, horsewalker, lunging, attending national and international events. Will also including sole charge of yard on training and competition days. You must be able to turn out to a high standard, plait, and lunge. Hacking out fit event horses. We require a committed, happy person who is used to the eventing lifestyle and wants the best for horses and rider. Team player, who can also work independently. Minimum Requirements Ideally level 3, but attitude to work and commitment more important.   Accommodation details Small country bed sit available if required off site. Includes bills & wifi.   Benefits Excellent salary, pension, paid holiday. Option to bring own horse.  
*Essex / Suffolk border! *Pretty self-contained bedsit with own entrance all related bills paid. *Competitive salary *Use of a car for work purposes *Dog welcome *Own Horse considered Job Description COMPETITION GROOM SOUGHT for Young Rider’s 2/3 Horses Small family yard with excellent facilities close to hand including excellent hacking,  looking for a calm, professional, organised person to run the yard to a very high standard,  and to be an all round support to her mother in producing the horses (one advanced, one intermediate, one superstar pony, all very civilised) when rider goes to university. Nice rider and positive attitude essential. Really helpful and friendly full time gardener who has been with us for several years will be around to manage any maintenance or heavy jobs. You’ll need to be happy to work alone or with him, me or my daughter as necessary. Max 10 stone please. Able to drive 7.5 ton lorry huge bonus. Past long term helpers highly recommend. I have filled in the form as best I can, but please don’t be put off if there is something you’re not sure of – we are more flexible than the form allows!   Small examples, we live on the Essex / Suffolk border! and if you are not the most confident plaiter, we can help you! PLEASE NOTE: We are competing for a couple of days so please don’t be put off if I don’t reply immediately! Thank you. Accommodation details Very pretty self-contained bedsit with own entrance,  king size bed, shower over bath, WiFi, tv and all related bills paid.  Definitely a non-smoking position. Benefits Competitive salary, use of a car for work purposes, own child-friendly dog welcome (we don’t have small children but there are visitors).  I’m sorry that we can’t take a cat.  Job can be tailored within reason to play to your strengths and preferences as I run 2 businesses from home if this is of any interest.      
*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 a couple of horse jobs at least for a reasonable period of time and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, dog and house sitting, some light gardening duties when time allows etc. 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 caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Yard Manager required to lead our small but professional team. 13 box livery yard containing a mix of private competition horses, young horses for sale and client liveries. Must be owner/client friendly and work to a high standard with experience of running a yard. All normal yard duties including riding and producing young horses, able to support liveries with teaching would be a bonus.           Minimum Requirements Experienced handling fit competition jump horses, producing young horses and managing some more elderly residents. Strong organisation skills and can do attitude.     Accommodation details Live out   Benefits Monthly salary, holiday.    
* 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
Job Description We are looking for a professional, motivated, efficient and capable rider/groom. All general yard duties required to a very high standard of care. Cheerful, experienced and capable of handling youngstock and stallions. The applicant needs to be experienced and a competent, quiet rider to exercise and hack out the horses and to assist in producing for sale our quality homebred young Spanish PRE dressage horses. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a fabulous yard and would be ideal for someone who is interested in rehabilitation of competition horses. Must be able to maintain yard to a high standard with initiative and motivation and work as a team. Minimum Requirements Experience in handling youngsters and stallions.   Accommodation details Sole use of 2 bedroom mobile home in excellent condition, shower room, open plan kitchen with lounge and veranda.   Benefits Fabulous facilities, opportunity to learn through the various clinics we run.  
Job Description opportunity to train with international Grand Prix rider. Learn how to correctly train young horses. Opportunity to compete. Some stable work required.   Minimum Requirements confident rider, good feel and willingness to learn more important than training. Some eventing experience a plus. Please provide a short video clip of you riding. NON SMOKERS ONLY   Accommodation details On site accommodation including all utilities, Wifi, Sky TV included.     Benefits Salary according to experience. 5 days/week    
Job Description We are looking for an experienced groom to help another full time live in groom with our 7 show jumping horses at our private yard in Surrey and to come to shows. 5/6 days a week to include most weekends, although this can be flexible outside the busier show months if need be. Ideally to be able to drive a 3.5t horse box (HGV licence and HGV experience would be a bonus). Would also be a bonus if you can ride. Live in or live out if person was local. Verifiable references are essential.                  
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
We are looking for a hard-working and motivated team player to join the Knowledge & Skills team at The Horse Trust. This role would suit a positive individual who has strong presenting and communication skills, is experienced in office and administrative duties, and has strong practical skills and experience with horses. Most importantly we are looking for someone who has a passion for learning and wants to develop their knowledge of equine behaviour and welfare. As Training Officer you will produce and deliver training aimed at external organisations and individuals that are involved in equine welfare in the UK, and will assist in delivering bespoke training courses to a range of equine professionals, collaborating where necessary with other organisations. You will assist the Training Manager in all aspects of creating and delivering The Horse Trust’s internal training programmes, including developing training materials, devising lesson plans, and delivering training sessions. You will therefore be responsible for presenting classroom-based, online, and field-based training to a wide range of internal and external audiences, including the emergency services.  You may also have the opportunity to assist with implementing behavioural modification plans if required for our equine residents, along with practically applying this in their retraining. Our equine residents are always our main priority and therefore you may be required to help with yard work, equine admissions and assisting with other practical duties.   Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills, and be confident in presenting theory and practical content to a range of audiences. The successful candidate must have a Level 3 (or above) equine qualification or similar and must be able to demonstrate practical competence and experience in handling a variety of horses, in different settings. Knowledge of the practical application of equitation science (learning theory) is desirable, and candidates must be prepared to undertake training in this area. A recognised teaching and/or assessing qualification would be an advantage or, if not, you must be prepared to undertake this once in post.   The Horse Trust is committed to providing high quality, practical and experiential training that enables equine professionals to develop within their role.  The demand for our training and the audiences we are reaching is increasing, so this is an exciting time to join our small team as a Training Officer.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is happy to work autonomously on bespoke projects but is also keen to work in a team environment. The focus for the Training Officer is to continuously learn and further expand their skills and experience and we are looking forward to hearing from candidates that are effective communicators and presenters, who use innovative techniques to motivate and inspire learners, and who are passionate about equine behaviour.  Buckinghamshire Salary circa: £19,000.00 – £22,000.00 per annum dependent on experience Hours:  37.5 Hours per week (8.30am-4.30pm)           Annual Leave: 25 days per year No accommodation is available for this post Closing date for applications is: 28th July 2020
Friendly, professional yard is looking for a live-in groom Looking for someone who has good, practical knowledge and applied horsemanship skills. The position entails usual yard and riding duties with the majority of horses being cold blood, cob types. You should be confident handling all types of horses including miniature ponies. This would be a highly rewarding role for someone who enjoys positive reinforcement training, varied day to day roles and occasionally unusual work based outings (horses on set/private parties etc). Opportunity to be come involved in the business with performance linked pay – ability to manage bookings, your own time and initiative is a requirement. Being able to take sole charge as well as being a strong team player is vital. Trailer license is an advantage Open-mindedness and a sense of humour is essential!          
*Dogs welcomed *Horse considered *Well equipped apartment *Competitive remuneration Job Description 3-5 horses private stables rented near Fribourg, Switzerland all normal stable duties including mucking out traveling to nice international shows (eg St Tropez, Oliva, Gorla Minore etc) 6 days a week work no stallions living included above stables Minimum Requirements experience on show level happy to travel around europe a happy person that is willing to give their best for the horses   Accommodation details own room with own bathroom and joined kitchen on the shows living in horse truck   Benefits riding possible if level is good enough as I also have young horses  
Job Description Based in South Lincolnshire we are looking for a groom to match our ambition and dedication. We are ideally looking for a full time groom to support us in the smooth running of all yard and stable duties. Job responsibilities include: All stable duties including: – Working with competition and young stock horses, including Stallions – Mucking out – Cleaning stables – Cleaning tack etc. – Rug Changes – Feeding – Turn out and Bring in – Assisting the rider in bringing in horses when work is required. – Tacking up of horses for rider – Lungeing horses if required – Experience in foaling is advantageous There is a possibility of stabling your own horse at the yard as well as riding of our horses for experienced riders. Minimum Requirements Candidates with previous work experience as a stable hand / groom will be prioritised. Confidence in dealing with stallions 6 day work week We offer an attractive salary, a family and friendly environment and the opportunity to be part of a business on the rise    
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    
*IRO £22,500K + accommodation *2 bed house with own garden *Dog, pets and horse welcomed *Partner welcomed     Senior position available at picturesque Hunt Kennels. Year-round position to manage the yard, Groom/Ride and to head a team of 2 other FT workers (in season). Previous Stud Groom did 4 seasons so this is a long term opportunity in a lovely environment with nice people to work with.   Opportunity for sole charge and to make the job what you want it to be (within certain parameters of course as the job is to manage a yard of hunt horses and all that goes with that but it doesn’t have to be a dull job 😉.)   Must have all usual skills, abilities and experience including good levels of turnout skills, ability to work well with others and a license to drive a 7.5t lorry.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary negotiable for the right person iro £400pw plus accomm *Pets welcomed * Partners welcomed *Own horse welcomed.  *New yard plans ‘in the works’ including brand new accommodation Family yard now looking for a long-term Yard Manager/Groom/Rider with very high standards. Should be capable of some sole charge of top quality large Hunters and top-level show horses but must also be able to work alongside owners as/when required as they are hands-on with their horses. Must have experience of  driving a 3.5t lorry Employers Hunt and show to a high level. During the season they hunt at least twice a week, so someone with experience of hunting and the lifestyle involved is essential. You should be able to turn out to a very high standard in every aspect including clipping and must be a competent rider. Occasional chance to hunt with the family. They do travel to hunts and therefore, you would be required to stay away on those occasions during the season, (expenses paid). Yard owner also has an interest in racing with racehorses in training in Lambourn. Also has pointers elsewhere and plays Polo in the summer elsewhere. He buys foals Oct/Nov and sells as yearlings at Goffs/Tattershalls, so varied interests beyond hunting/showing. Longer-term they are hoping to breed some of their own at home. 5 children in the family so need a  ‘child-friendly’ Groom! (Only parents ride currently) 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
£30,269 – £34,072   A very well known College is seeking an Equine Centre Manager to take responsibility for the smooth and effective running of the College’s Equine Centre, managing a dedicated and skilled team of staff and excellent resources, for both student learning and commercial provision. You will work on a rota basis including week-ends and early evenings.   The successful candidate will hold relevant industry related qualifications and have proven extensive experience and skills in managing a successful team. Providing a high quality, professional and customer focused service to both students and external clients is essential to this post.   On site accommodation will be available for the better performance of duties. Specific details will be discussed at interview.   Closing Date:             29 June 2020   College Benefits   Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme) Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme Free on-site parking Car Share Scheme Occupational Sick Pay Scheme Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme Holiday entitlement of 28 days plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement Access to an employee assistance scheme Free cash point facility Free Library membership On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum) Gym classes at the Sparsholt campus Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game. Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider
  * £450 gross (plus accommodation and bills foc) *Fabulous career opportunity *Dog welcomed *Partner considered.*Start date mid to late August *Riding optional Experienced, capable Yard Manager/riding optional) required for an event /pre-training yard working with an accomplished 3-star level eventer and his young team. This Yard also specialises in the breaking and preparing of thoroughbreds for Flat and National Hunt race training and rehabilitation with the Rider/employer being well connected in these worlds and very well respected for their horsemanship. You will learn a lot in this environment as well as have the opportunity to fulfil your potential and be recognised for this! The Rider competes home and abroad but this is done in a ‘manageable’ way at carefully selected events and you may or may not go to events depending on circumstances ‘at home’ which will be your domain.  As an experienced Yard Manager, you will be able to maintain a professional relationship with the team at all times, communicate & engage with visiting owners and riders and be able to keep the wheels turning in this busy but stimulating environment. Situated in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside and surrounded by quiet lanes yet there are superb transport links to all areas of the UK. A quiet but easily accessible location. Ideally located for major equestrian facilities and events. Very good facilities 60m x 35m All-weather arena/5 horse walker/Hot water wash/full set of show jumps etc Please apply directly, call Caroline and her Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Competitive package *1 bedroom barn conversion *Pets welcomed * Job Description Assistant Stud Groom Minimum Requirements Experience in all aspects of breeding, foaling, sales prep, Broodmare management   Accommodation details 1 bedroom barn conversion   Benefits    
*3 bed bungalow available with garden included *Partner and pets welcomed  *Generous package very negotiable for the right applicant *Some hunting opportunities *3 bedroom bungalow with own garden 🙂 No space for own horses but Livery Yards very close by and employer would consider costings as part of the negotiation process for the right candidate 🙂 Groom/Rider required for hunt kennels. You must have some prior experience as a Hunt Groom and be a capable rider. A good level of turnout required, ability to work within a team and without supervision as/when required. Must be happy to work within a traditional hunt kennel environment.  Experienced and reliable, this is a live-in head groom position managing 6/7 horses. You must be able to get horses fit. Turn out to a high standard, clip, plait, have equine veterinary knowledge. Confident rider required and must be able to manage and run all aspects of a hunting yard. Lorry driver preferred. Part-time help also employed. Please contact Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Chance to take HGV test *Wage totally negotiable commensurate with experience plus accommodation. (Utility bills included/ pension scheme and paid holidays) *AUG/SEPT. Start Small family event yard is looking for a Competition Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside a young event rider that will be competing at CCI-L3* level.# You should be able to work harmoniously alongside a Team when at home but also be able to step up to attend all the major events and training sessions both in the UK and abroad and be totally capable of sole charge. An HGV license would be a massive bonus or at least willingness to gain this to drive an 18t truck. A 3.5t truck is also available for shorter trips/less horses. This employer has groomed herself, so prides herself on treating the Grooms fairly and with longevity in mind! Please note, she needs to be able to focus on her job at events so no one without previous relevant eventing experience will be considered for this one. The yard is home to 9 horses ranging from 5 years old to 3* It is a fantastic purpose-built yard and facilities and nice horses all making it an extremely pleasant environment to work in. Accommodation is within the top 2 floors of a spacious 5 bedroomed house which may be shared with the home Groom or sole occupancy (currently sole occupancy) The ground floor is used as offices and are totally self-contained. Wage totally negotiable commensurate with experience plus accommodation. (Utility bills included/ pension scheme and paid holidays). Please call Caroline & her team on 0203 006 5730 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. 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 The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992,  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.  
*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.
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.  
**23/6/20 Under offer subject to reference checks*** *Salaries negotiable depending on experience IRO £23-£29K pa per person + accommodation. * 1 or 2 bedroom cottage with parking available *Pets welcomed *Own horse considered (but difficult as all boxes currently occupied) *5 day week. This family require a flexible, country-loving, reliable, self-sufficient and proactive couple with good communication skills ready to welcome all guests in a polite and friendly manner. Previous estate management experience essential for a combination of duties. Experienced and knowledgeable horse care also required as a family are not very experienced. There are two children are 10 and 8 years old and they purely ride for leisure, no competition whatsoever at this point but would like some escorted/lead hacks & informal tuition. Odd weekend off by prior arrangement in advance but as family visit most weekends,  they will not be regular occurrences so need to be prepared for weekdays off (2 consecutive days possible) : Outline Job descriptions: Housekeeping/House duties include but are not limited to Cleaning, washing and ironing, food shopping, household provisioning, household maintenance, overseeing contractors. Whenever somebody is in the house; be it, family or guests, the housekeeper will prepare lunch and dinner, (fresh healthy home cooking, lots of fish, vegetables, a variety of salads mainly based on European style dishes). The housekeeper is not required to serve the family however they will be required to clear away after meals and weather permitting some outdoor dining will need to be facilitated. Although the family like to entertain family and friends, most entertaining is informal. For any formal entertaining outside caterers will be available so communication, liaising and management of this will be a feature of the role. Grooming/outdoor duties include but are not limited to: Day to day management and maintenance of the property, yard and grounds which will include the gardens, greenhouse, vegetable garden, lawns and flower beds, (alongside contracted gardeners). Looking after chickens and rabbits & possibly other small animals/pets. Other duties will include general property maintenance, hence good DIY skills would be helpful. Management and maintenance of the estate car to fuel, clean and driving to the local station and airport for family and guests. The highest level of care to be provided for the family’s 4 horses 19-year-old 16HH owners horse who has recently developed allergies 17-year old small horses who need careful footcare and 2 x 10-year-old horses just short of 16HH and one has just recently had a bout of laminitis. Confident management and lightweight rider needed. All normal grooming duties will be required to a good standard ie: Feeding and watering, all aspects of yard work duties including; hay, muck out, turn out, groom, clip and bandage, recognising and acting on all animal ailments, cleaning the chicken coops/rabbit hutches etc. Keeping the yard, tack room and equipment immaculate at all times. Exercising the horses daily in menage or beautiful woodland which surrounds the property. Experience of trailer towing ideal. Light gardening, (FT gardener contracted) grounds, yard and property
Job Description We are looking for someone to work in our equine clinic office doing secretarial, reception and book keeping duties but also to help with in-patient care, general horse handling for veterinary procedures and some veterinary nursing assistance. So we require a versatile person with excellent communication skills to join our existing team. Minimum Requirements Good computer skills, telephone manner and ideally some bookkeeping experience. Comfortable around all types of horses and a good knowledge of the equine industry.   Accommodation details There is no accommodation offered with this position.   Benefits    
Top thoroughbred stud requires an experienced person to join our team. This is a varied position with excellent prospects to take responsibility both in yearling prep, sales and ongoing in the covering shed next season. The successful candidate must be reliable, have good experience in all aspects of stud life which would include handling, mares & youngstock as well as being confident and experienced in handling yearlings colts. This vacancy would suit a person with family or single, this is a permanent position with a great opportunity to gain more experience and be part of a successful, hard working team. Benefits: Excellent Pay, Accommodation, Pension Scheme and Bonus. To start July/August.
* Own apartment available *Salary up to 2000 euros depending on experience **Pets and own horse considered Job Description All the daily duties around the horses in an eventing yard. Minimum Requirements Work experience. Preferred in an international eventing yard. You also need to be able to handle stallions.   Accommodation details Apartment is available   Benefits Very nice family, team and high class horses in an very luxury horse facility.  
   * Salary starting at £30,000K negotiable upwards plus accommodation depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed No 1 Experienced Show Jumping Competition Groom required for a vacancy with a very ambitious & competitive family. Good references ESSENTIAL & confidentiality assured. You should be currently working as a Competition Groom on a Show Jumping yard or have done so within the last 2 years. You should be willing to travel home and abroad and experienced driving a 26t+ lorries transporting horses to training and shows. 18 quality jumping horses on the main yard and homebred/ other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping all kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Start date negotiable.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline @carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE AN HGV LICENSE (able to drive a 26t lorry)  *Salary IRO £400/£450+ top, top wage for previous competition grooming experience depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment to work as a competition Groom or would suit someone already experienced in Competition grooming. This family of young riders are very active most weekends and therefore you will need to be prepared to cover this, although some weekends off are available by prior arrangement and exception. You will need to be flexible to work 5.5 sometimes 6 days a week Must be prepared to cover weekends and stay away You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast-paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! The family have 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  on a second yard, an assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.)  The family consists of non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman and 3 daughters (aged 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Live in – accommodation available *Pets welcomed *Salary negotiable, iro £24K pa plus cottage depending on experience. *Negotiable start date Job Description Experienced showjumping groom required to look after 5-6 Horses for a 22 year old girl competing regularly nationally and internationally at 3 and 4 star level. Having your HGV licence and experience driving 26 ton trucks will be a bonus. Being able to ride could also be useful. CV and verifiable references essential.   Minimum Requirements Applicant will be required to feed, muck out, groom, tack up, un tack, do off, put horses on walker, make feeds, night check, g0 to shows, as well as all other related duties. See required skills below.       Accommodation details Own separate cottage     Benefits 20 days holiday per year plus national holidays    
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE 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 Friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities awaits. You must be confident and experienced in handling and riding TB’s. This would suit a professional NH/Flat Racing Groom & Rider with excellent references. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com 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.    Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Furnished 2-bed cottage available *Wage negotiable but includes accommodation and all bills * well-behaved canine/other pets and child-friendly dog considered *5 or 5.5 day week available Family Groom required for a Yard with some fabulous horses who are produced in a slow and consistent fashion so they can achieve their potential, remaining with the same owner throughout their career and probably beyond 🙂 This is an opportunity for an experienced, sole charge Groom rather than someone at the beginning of their career. 7 horses and some help available. 3 well-bred youngsters (with a future in Dressage) 1 ridden horse, (11 years old mare ) hacking and basic schooling & confidence giver welsh x pony companion 4 years old Mare 4 years old who may be an eventer/showjumper depending on how she develops. The employer has a busy life with 5 children and 4 still at home. The family does a bit of most things and daughter (13 yo) enjoys showing and some eventing and general riding. You must be capable of all aspects of stable work/horse management etc and sole charge but also relaxed and happy to work with others. Looking for a kind, knowledgeable and hardworking FT Groom who must be able to do all aspects of stable work/horse management etc and should be capable of sole charge. Ability to school in ridden work and to hack, lunge and long reining is essential. The owner enjoys her yard and horses very much but is recovering from an injury so needs some dedicated, consistent help to run things and to step in and step up as required. This is a permanent, long term position. Must be able to turn out well and prep for shows/competitions and be willing to attend. Please do call Caroline  on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
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