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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 Experienced live in head show/home groom wanted for professional Show Jumping yard. The right candidate needs to be passionate about the horses, turn out to a high standard & be used to handling youngsters and competition up to Grand Prix. Up to 12 horses on site, cared for between 2 or 3 people. The position comes with a recently decorated static caravan.  5.5 day week but flexibility required for when we’re away at shows, a good salary and opportunity to travel to international shows. Happy to take applications from Grooms from other industries, previous Show Jumping experience not a necessity but you must be able to perform all usually daily yard duties, clip, plait etc. Previous experience grooming at shows would be preferred but is not essential, a good attitude is most important. Immediate start available. Based Bedfordshire, UK. Minimum Requirements Plait Clip Bandage Tack clean   Benefits Own horse welcome and dog considered. PAYE, paid leave etc.  
Job Description Sole charge of private yard, owner on site but working full time. Work includes usual yard management tasks such as mucking out, pooh picking, cleaning tack, grooming, clipping, harrowing school, paddock maintenance etc. Need to be capable of schooling young horses and happy to work in school, hack out and take too shows. Accompany owner to outside lessons and competitions. Minimum Requirements Need to be able to manage youngsters and stressy horses. Schooling of youngsters, taking them out to competitions.  Must have a BD record to demonstrate riding experience/capability.   Accommodation details Static caravan on site, 2 bedroom.  Requires some upgrading, budget will be given to do this on successful recruitment.   Benefits Free accommodation. 21 days holiday    
*Partner welcomed *Own horse considered *Large airy 1-bed apartment – all utility bills included. 🙂 We placed the last yard Manager who has been there > 4 years and recommends.:) Exquisite, quiet, family yard with 6 beautiful Dressage horses and a pony kept in stunning facilities. The daughter is a young, advanced Dressage Rider, and the employer also rides to a good standard. With sole charge grooming home and some competitions, you will be someone who truly knows how to run a yard and will have the time to do this well in this position. All usual 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. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Own horse can be done in own time but please note no paddock turnout Oct-April. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description There are the usual yard duties of feeding, mucking out, turning out, hay, rugging etc.  There are breaks for coffee, lunch and tea.  It is a 5½ day week.  There is hacking on the older horses.  The yard is beside the house with the turnout fields around it. Minimum Requirements We are looking for a competent groom. You have more, or less, sole charge.  We can train to a certain extent.   Accommodation details You have nice spacious accommodation open plan kitchen/ bedroom / lounge, en-suite bathroom with electricity and heating.   Benefits There is car for you to use in your free time, for which we pay the insurance. Your tax rate in Jersey is 0-1%.   Jersey is a beautiful and comparatively safe Island, approx. 1 hr flying time from UK.  See Visit Jersey  https://www.jersey.com/  
Job Description 🍀 We offer: • Head-Groom/Stable Management Position • The opportunity to be a part of the development of a professional Dressage Stable. • Management of up and coming Grand Prix horses and a young dynamic team • On-site living • 5 day week • good Payment 🍀 Tasks: • Care and management of 15 horses together with 2 other Grooms (foals, young horses, experienced competition horses and retired horses) • The possibility to support a young dressage rider at her first international competitions • Organizational tasks such as ordering feed, vet appointments, farrier appointments, competition calendar. • General Care of the horses such as feeding, mucking out, getting horses ready to ride, lunging, bringing horses in and out. • We have a wide Range of wellness/physio equipment for the horses, for which we can provide professional Training Minimum Requirements • work experience, reliability, independence, professional, calm and positive work with the horses • motivation to build a fun, professional and dynamic Team with the Rider and other Grooms. • language: 🇬🇧 or 🇩🇪 • car driver’s license 🚘 • truck license 🚛 would be fantastic   Accommodation details Own Apartment On-Site, with Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom, small Guest Room, Bathroom, Separate Toilet. Shared Laundry Room and Garage.   Benefits Fair Payment, lovely living conditions, a fun and friendly team.  
Job Description Looking for a full-time, live-in groom/animal care. Located in Dorset.   Job to include overseeing the running of small private yard of 3 horses (1 eventer competing at BE100 and 2 semi-retired hackers). All usual duties including muck out, turn out/in, poo pick, grooming, lunging, plaiting, clipping etc. Management of land/arena. Need to be confident hacking fit/spooky horses. Some schooling of event horse may be required when rider is away at university so must be competent at flatwork – please send some photos/short video of you riding. Care of chickens. Care of house and well-behaved Labrador when employer away.   Must be competent and confident running a small yard to the highest of standards and able to communicate effectively with employer, vets, farriers, deliveries etc.   Need to be able to work on own initiative due to employer being away for long periods and have attention to detail with both horse care and yard management. Appointed candidate may be required to attend training/events with rider.   Looking for a kind, knowledgeable, organised and hardworking person who is flexible, fun, works well with others and has a can-do attitude.   Please be aware that you will mostly be working alone, and we are based in a quiet village. May be more suitable to someone who is local or has connections in the area.   References required. Please send CV to galloway@candw.ky Happy to discuss more about what role involves over email or phone. In person interview with riding trial.   Start date Jan/Feb 2022 Minimum Requirements Previous experience and driving license a must. Non-smoker. Equine first aid skills, experience driving a 3.5t lorry – over 25s only for insurance. Eventing background/interest a bonus but not essential.   Accommodation details 1 bed cottage with utility bills included.   Benefits 5 ½ days a week. 28 days holiday. Own horse and well-behaved pets (must get along with current dog) a possibility.  
*One-bed self-contained flat *5 day week *£21,060 (£405 per week) – negotiable plus accommodation *Dog welcomed *Horse considered Sole charge position ideal for an experienced professional Groom/Exercise Rider to look after 6/7 lovely 4* competition horses plus a miniature Shetland Other horses are kept on the yard ( 3-4 years old upwards) but the position is well supported with some help on the yard from owners/Rider/family and a PT groom for this. The campaigning competition horses would be your primary focus. All normal yard duties are required and this role would only suit someone capable of looking after and handling fit competition horses and enjoys/ is capable of turning out to a high standard. Ideally, you will be able to exercise ride experienced horses.  No need to be able to ride the youngsters, ( only if keen/capable!)  Would be great if happy to accompany the Rider on the electric bike if she is hacking youngsters around the farm! The employer says they always keep the biscuit tin well stocked and provide picnic lunches when out for the day training/competing. They recognise the groom’s jobs it is hard work but really try to be considerate and look after the staff. Super well equipped, fully furnished one bedroomed self-contained flat above stables, with beautiful views. Bath and shower in the bathroom   Fabulous 3* Event facilities to work in – Indoor and outdoor arenas, off-road hacking, lunge pen, 5 horse walker, laundry room, washroom with hot water and heat lamps, horse treadmill, post and rail turn out paddocks Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com          
Job Description How do you fancy trying something different? We are looking for a new person to join the family at our five star Canine Country Club, offering dog boarding, day care, grooming and training. We are a close knit group of people that are passionate about our guests and this role will be working mostly in the dog boarding and day care areas. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who isn’t afraid to get grubby, work hard in a fast paced environment and who shares our passion for excellent client service and animal husbandry. Our clients are all repeat customers with lovely dogs which he enables us to build strong bonds with our guests. 20 – 30 hours a week. Little/no weekend work. More hours and responsibility available for the right candidate. Driving license essential and you must be a minimum of 25 years old for insurance purposes. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Training to commence from 16th December 2021 with minimal work required over Christmas and New Year. Minimum Requirements To uphold our high standards we would prefer (but not essential) someone with a minimum of two years experience in working with animals (not just owning them) and one years experience in customer service OR a willingness to learn. You must be self motivated and able to work alone as well working as part of our wonderful team. Relevant qualifications such as animal behaviour, nutrition, any animal studies or dog first aid would be a bonus! Accommodation details Accommodation is unavailable at present however this may change next year.   Benefits We retail high quality dog food including raw, treats and toys. All of which are available to staff at cost price. A fun and happy working environment where a work life balance is paramount, we also perform regular staff meetings and appraisals where fresh ideas are welcome. We are a horsey family and if you still needed your horse fix we have a weanling and a pony here too! From our experience, candidates with an equestrian background really relish this job, the knowledge and  understanding of working in a yard are surprisingly similar to what we need and it’s a great way of having a career working with animals whilst maintaining sociable working hours.  
*5 or 6-day week *Training and some riding for the right candidate *Travel to shows  *Salary IRO £420-£480 Job Description I am looking for a full time competition groom who is conscientious, capable and prepared to work as part of our lovely established team. We have 12 Dressage horses from youngsters to small tour and two para riders on the GB squad based with us. We have lovely facilities including an indoor arena, walker and fantastic hacking. Some riding (mainly hacking) is required. All our horses are generally very well mannered, but they are sports horses, so candidates need to have experience with fit competition horses. Ideally I am looking for someone who can already clip, plait and turnout to a high standard. Being able to drive a 7.5ton lorry would be advantageous, but not essential. This is a senior role and I am looking for someone who can share the responsibility of the yard with my head girl in my absence, helping oversee part time staff and ensuring  efficiency and standards are kept up. Predominantly the role is assisting me with the horses daily and ensuring the yard is run smoothly at home, so a passion for dressage and attention to detail, really getting to know each horses needs and helping them perform at their best is our ultimate aim. The job is 5 or 6 days per week usually 7.30-5.30 in the summer 7.30-5 in winter where possible. Minimum Requirements 5 days per week High standards of care and turnout – clipping, plaiting, bandaging Passionate about horses! An interest in Dressage and horse sport Cheerful disposition and ability to work with others Driving license Accommodation details None at present but local accommodation can be sought Benefits Training and some riding for the right candidate lovely working environment travel  
Job Description Busy riding school and livery yard with a diverse clientele looking for the right person to lead our enthusiastic team. Applicants need to have experience on a busy yard and muck out and turn out to a high standard. All yard duties required, working with the centre proprietor to continue to deliver high-quality cost-effective livery services. Candidates must have excellent communication skills with both staff and clients. Some riding will be required. Must have own transport due to rural location. Minimum Requirements Previous management experience an advantage   Accommodation details Live out   Benefits    
Job Description Experienced weekend part time person required at home competition yard. Must be experienced handling fit competition horses and youngsters. Sole charge. Duties include but not limited to turn out, feeding and mucking out. Sundays either all day or split shift. Riding an option for the right person. Minimum Requirements Used to handling fit & young horses.   Accommodation details No accommodation   Benefits    
Job Description We are looking for an EXPERIENCED show groom to fill a full time position. This person needs to be reliable and efficient, likes to travel, has previous experience at CSI shows, able to work to a high standard, confident handling a variety of horses and is able to work alone and as part of a team. HGV LICENCE IS PREFERRED BUT NOT ESSENTIAL The role involves travelling to Europe on a regular basis, general yard duties including mucking out, turning out, keeping the yard clean and tidy, lunging the horses, grooming etc. 5 1/2 day week Excellent wage package + show money. Great quality accommodation provided on site if required, a 2 bed cottage with individual bathrooms and a one bed cottage. Contactable references. A sense of humour isn’t a must but it definitely helps!    
Job Description Looking for a competent and responsible groom to take  responsibility for our businesses full liveries. As part of a team but also sole charge. Minimum Requirements Must be able to perform all yard duties to a high standard and be pro-active in their care, noticing any issues and addressing them. Our full liveries are the most important aspect of our business so we need someone we can trust to work effectively and efficiently. Someone able to use tractors and farm machinery would be a massive bonus. May suit a couple. Accommodation details Accommodation on site available Benefits Opportunity to work independently but with support from a great team. We also have a family breeding and competition yard which applicants can also be involved with if they want. Fantastic facilities on site, possibly opportunities to ride as a few are often on competition livery. Possibility to bring own horse Would suit someone wanting to take more of a head groom / yard management role
Job Description We are seeking a knowledgeable person to work alongside and assist the Stud Manager to join a new and exciting management team. We continue to produce high quality bloodstock on a 300-acre stud farm in Hampshire alongside an extensive sales consignment of yearlings, mares and foals at all major sales as well as standing two commercial stallions. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of thoroughbred stud life together with practical experience in particular Foaling but not limited to Broodmare management, Yearling preparation, Sales and Covering shed. A competitive remuneration package is offered to include 3 bedroomed Family Cottage, Holiday package, Pension and Bonus scheme.  
*Accommodation available *All bills paid. *Health Insurance *Staff Livery rate for own horse *5 day week Job Description An exciting opportunity for a Stud Assistant has become available at one of the Elite Sport Horse Studs in Great Britain.  Located near the Hampshire / Wiltshire border close to the A303 & A34.  The role involves all aspects of horse care and the successful applicant will ideally have hands on experience in the industry, including but not limited to: handling of mares, foals and all youngstock, handling stallions for covering & collecting, helping with teasing with stallions, assisting and presenting mares for vets inspections, responsibility for 30-70 field and barn kept mares, colts and youngstock over 2 locations, daily handling, checking, rota sitting up with mares foaling. General yard duties including mucking out, haying, feeding, rugging and turning out fit competition horses, lunging for exercise.  When time allows the applicant could ride / exercise if suitably capable. Minimum Requirements Level 3 Stud Diploma or equivalent, full clean driving licence, excellent references and sound experience in the industry Accommodation details Single accommodation in furnished staff bungalow.  All bills paid. Benefits Health Insurance – Staff Livery rate for own horse    
Job Description All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements Level 2 Apprentices looking to futher their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking. Benefits Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description: Full time Competition Groom/Yard Manager required, nr Aldbourne, Wilts – 12 month contract – for busy showjumping yard with horses competing in the UK and Europe so applicants must be happy to travel. Great set up with lovely facilities, applicants need to be happy working as part of a team or alone. Please message for further details, pay is dependant on experience but very competitive, start date can be flexible. Must be a competent rider and have an HGV license. Minimum Requirements: Previous experience working in a competition groom role/environment, must have an HGV license due to the size of our lorry   Accommodation details: This role would ideally be live out however we may be able to source accommodation for the right applicant   Benefits: We offer a 5 day working week, 28 days holiday per year to include bank holidays with hours being 8am-5pm (with flexibility when competing etc)
We are a small, private yard with excellent facilities looking for a new member to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for experienced groom with at least 5 years experience in the equine industry, who is a team player. You must be confident around fit, competition horses and carry out all normal yard duties to a high standard.  Excellent first aid skills are a must. This is an ideal position for an experienced, mature groom who is looking for a less hectic life and stay at home role. We are able to provide a private cottage for accommodation if you are not local, dogs and partner welcome in accommodation.  
*Top Remuneration entirely negotiable according to experience *Excellent accommodation *Annual bonus *Private healthcare *Partner welcomed *Pets welcomed *Total confidentiality is assured for tentative discussions without obligation. An exceptional Stud Groom / Manager is required to oversee and run a progressive, family-run thoroughbred stud and to join a friendly team. With much success, this commercial, boutique stud has an excellent track record and much success at yearling sales, etc. The role will suit a personable and ambitious individual with proven ability in all aspects of foaling, yearling preparation, and bloodstock management. The job will of course involve all general yard/ stud duties, managing other staff,  constant monitoring of stock for general health and conformation, feeding, etc. You will also be required to undertake all the usual general stud duties looking after approx. 20 Broodmares and followers and manage a small team at this commercially-run, private family Stud Farm. All the usual skills are required working alongside a small but capable team of professionals.   🙂 We have placed previous staff who have been in this position for very good periods of time, so this would demonstrate a rewarding and happy environment.🙂   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Own horse and dog possible *Live in or out *£21-£25kpa neg. depending on experience and quals *Live out preferred but accommodation could be available Small friendly family run Event yard (14 horses max,  aged 3 – 5* ), now looking for a key new team member capable of working with others and sole charge. Very flexible and inclusive employers but you must be reasonably knowledgeable and with some relevant experience, (although attitude and enthusiasm cited as nearly as important so some training could be given). You should definitely be able to handle fit competition horses and youngsters. Methodical, organised, and able to deal with the occasional pressure of a Rider competing at the highest levels you will take the lifestyle in your stride and thrive on the thrills and spills along the way 🙂 Your job would be to run the yard on a day-to-day basis, turn out for shows ( clip, plait, trim, and pull), and carry out usual yard duties to a very high standard. You should already be able to turn out to a high standard. All usual yard/horse duties: NB Very rare to have to muck out more than 5 daily and many of younger horses spend a lot of time in the fields. Decent Rider essential to assist with starting young horses and exercise ride the more experienced event horses Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description We are looking for an experienced groom to join our small, private dressage yard which is based in Stanmore, Greater London; preferably someone living locally. Must be happy to work within a team or occasional sole-charge and occasional grooming at competitions and training away from home. Flexible 5-day working week Salary £21,000 p.a.
*Accommodation available or live out considered * Own dog welcomed *Top-end pay for a very experienced person with an HGV £500pw +accomm could be available, but the package is negotiable according to experience. Situated in 180 acres of beautiful countryside on the border of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire with some of the best facilities in the country, a talented Rider with a passion for horses and the discipline of Eventing is now looking for a similarly dedicated Head Groom/ Yard Manager for the next eventing season 2022 and beyond. Previous experience due to the fast pace and nature of the job is important, although some training up is available for exceptionally motivated candidates with solid skills in place. With a dedicated support team and a staff of 3, (plus the Rider and their second Rider), the horses kept on the yard range from unbroken 3yo to 5* campaigners, (as well as sales horses and schooling liveries),  giving quite a lot of daily variety. This position requires someone who can oversee all the horses but the focus of this role is 8 talented event horses. They are competing all over the country on a weekly basis and all horses are produced with the future in mind and with their best interests at the heart. Competence, confidence, and common sense are of course all required but a lighthearted, fun individual would fit in perfectly. High standards, conscientiousness, and attention to every little detail are essential as the top care for horses is paramount. The crucial parts of this role involve: Organised and structured day-to-day running of the yard of up to 20 horses, two riders, and other team members. Logistics and ordering for the yard – coordinating farriers / vets / physios / saddlers / feed etc. https://www.equicty.com/ is a software package used for managing the logistics so either experience of this kind of thing is desirable, but at the very least an open mind to its use alongside the old ‘whiteboard’ approach is required Turning out to the highest of standards including plaiting, trimming, clipping, show turn out etc. HGV would be a bonus but a clean driving license and ability to drive a 3.5t essential. Exercise riding is available but this is not a riding position essentially. A nonriding person is OK. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline @carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
Job Description *Accommodation available * 5/6day week  Due to how busy we have become and an increase in schooling livery’s we are looking for another groom to join our team of 5 on the yard. We are looking for an enthusiastic, competent Home Groom that’s confident with competition horses. You will need to be able to work as part of a team and be competent in all aspect of grooming and yard work. Jobs include: Preparing horses for exercise, Grooming the horses to a high standard, Cleaning tack, Mucking out. Immediate start.
Job Description I am looking for a confident, enthusiastic individual to run our small private yard of dressage horses in the most glorious coastal setting in South West Cornwall. I need a competent rider with experience dealing with warm bloods. Extra help available in busy periods. Lots of riding in beautiful coastal countryside. Own self-contained flat with lovely views. Driver essential. References required.   Minimum Requirements Driver with own car. Experienced rider. References.   Accommodation details Lovely self-contained flat with exposed oak beams and country view. Own entrance and car parking. Open plan sitting room with kitchen area. Large separate bedroom and bathroom.   Benefits 28 days holiday (including public holidays) pa. No council tax. One lesson with outside trainer per month and plenty of instruction at home.
ACCOMMODATION AND GOOD RATE OF PAY OFFERED OWN HORSE CONSIDERED Accomplished 3-star level eventer who competes home and abroad is looking for a key new team member to help with their yard of 24 horses. This is a rare chance to work alongside and learn from a well-respected horseman and for the right candidate to broaden their equestrian knowledge and experience. Busy yard, excellent working environment, and a chance to work with top-class young stock and competition horses available to competent, energetic Grooms. There is a possibility of some riding and groundwork. This yard is lucky enough to be pre-training some of the best bred flat horses in the world as well as running a small team of Event horses that compete home and abroad. All yard duties are expected to be performed to a high level. Previous experience working with young horses is a must. This is a great opportunity to develop your career in the exciting world of pro 3* Eventing, thoroughbred pretraining, showjumping, and rehabilitation. Situated in Gloucestershire countryside, surrounded by quiet lanes and orchards but boasting top-class facilities and transport links the yard is ideally located for major equestrian facilities and events. They have a 60m x 35m all-weather arena/5 horse walker/Hot water wash /Full set of show jumps etc. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Start Dec or as late as 7/2/22 *Salary IRO £20-25K depending on experience plus accommodation *2 bed house, very well appointed plus all bills. *Good hacking with off-road rides easily accessible. *Own horse and dog welcomed A lovely family with a 10-year-old who is turning out to be an ambitious rider is looking for some long-term help to join them on their new yard in Gloucestershire. They are at boarding school locally 2-3 days a week and are active with school teams. They do schools hunter trials, one day events, SJ etc and were placed 16th in the country 70/75cm SJ out of 177 competitors at the NSEA Champs. Early days but eventing and horse trials are the disciplines they seem to be want to be active in currently! The family have 1 horse & 1 pony but will have 2 horses x 2 ponies in 2022. Client and husband are recreational riders and have ridden all their lives. Husband does a bit of everything including hunting and has team chased. Both parents work full time. The role will involve some school runs, supervision/childcare, attending training and shows etc. A friendly, fun, mentor figure would be excellent. Candidates must have that careful mix of being a fun companion whilst also being a responsible adult! You will be able to turn out for hunting and shows  (clip, plait, etc.) and must be used to and capable of sole charge and all horse/yard management and basic maintenance. Other duties include some childcare and driving (School runs, with use of the family car), child sitting and occasional overnight care, housesitting when the family is away. Capable exercise rider at least and more is ideal plus the ability to lunge with some skill. The family has a ‘springador’, so assistance with the family pet will be required on occasions. You should be able to tow a trailer and potentially a horse box to events and training.   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*5-day week *up to £450pw * Currently live out but newly refurbished 2-bed accomm & utilities available next spring/summer *Beautiful setting *Own dog and horse welcomed *Rider training available from experienced visiting trainers if interested. Nestled amongst the Surrey hills with access to miles of well-maintained bridleways straight from the back door our lovely family is looking for a committed, long-term Groom and Rider. You must be a child-friendly, experienced Groom capable of sole charge and flexible to duties eg: the odd school run. Horses kept are as follows: Mini-Shetland herd three strong- all rescues 5yr old 16’2 ISH riding horse 16.2 HH 3yr old who will be backed over winter, and then put to foal in the spring. A 25 yr old 13’2” pony who has mostly now been retired (some lead rein). 3 small horses/ Ponies 13.3 and 14.3 and a 15’2 (which is quite ‘chunky’)   Duties include Yard work, grooming and exercising all the usual equine first aid, feeding, wellbeing yard management ‘norms’ for horses living as this herd does. You would need to be willing to ride out with employers and their 2 children (10/11yrs) so someone ‘child & family friendly’ essential. Candidates must be confident riding alone and ideally able to ride and lead and enjoy groundwork. You must be confident riding young sport horses. Ideally willing and able to work with the employer to bring on the youngsters and compete them (entry-level/low level), as and when they get to that point. (Pony club and kids‘  jumping/showing classes etc). There are stables for the horses and a menage, in fact very good facilities. The family are leisure riders who love their horses and see time spent with them as quality, relaxing time and are looking for a Groom of the same mind. Lightweight jockey is required as the horses are small. should be happy to just enjoy the horses for who they are in a nice, friendly family setting. 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £25kpa depending on experience + accommodation * 2 bedroom house with garden (Rent/rates and Tv license covered.) *Dog welcomed * Horse welcomed *Ideally a December 2021 start Enthusiastic and experienced live-in or out Head Person & experienced Rider to support MFH and his lovely family with their hunting/other activities yard in a beautiful part of the country. All usual duties working alongside other cheerful staff who recommend the yard and themselves! Good schooling and exercise rider essential to cope with large, fit quality horses. Must be capable to school on the flat and over jumps plus exercise riding. Riding opportunities are negotiable if you are good enough Turn out of the yard and horses to the highest standards-essential – should already be able to clip/plait etc. Great hacking, a full-sized menage with a wonderful state-of-the-art surface, and a 12×14 box for your own horse if required. 🙂 Caroline’s Comments 🙂 We have placed Staff with this family previously. This is a nice, long-term job for a professional with experience. Would suit an individual who enjoys a family yard, takes responsibility, and can work without supervision to run a tight ship! You must be a team player too with a cheerful outlook and able to step up and back as required.  Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from Negotiable iro £25Kpa depending on experience Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and their Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description *£25k pa *Optional Riding *Travel to international shows *Career move *Live in or Live Out Exciting opportunity to join the family eventing yard of a former Olympic Event Rider, with competitive young rider trialling for the European circuit. An excellent opportunity for an appropriately experienced professional groom to join this fun but professional yard.   Minimum Requirements Applicants must have good organisational skills, be able to help co-ordinate the yard at home, in preparation for travel and away at national and international shows, and plait, clip and turn out horses to a very high standard. You will need to be confident and capable to take sole charge. Happy to consider applications from less experienced candidates as there will be lots of opportunities to learn, however, you must be capable and competent handling fit performance horses. Riding is optional. An HGV license would be an advantage but this is not essential.   Accommodation details New single accommodation is available. Local, live out Grooms are also welcome to apply.   Benefits A long-term role on a fun, family-based professional eventing yard Single accommodation Very good rates of pay Grooming at national and international shows Training opportunities Optional riding Opportunity to be put through your HGV   Regrettably, no room for own horse. Pets/Dogs can be considered on an individual basis.
Job Description We are a busy stud/dealing/producing and competing yard with between 50-60 horses, specialising in performance horses but with a wide range including stallions, mares, foals, youngsters, cobs, ex racehorses, active and retired competition horses, hunters, allrounders and everything in between. We are not a livery yard but provide livery services for sales, schooling and breaking. We do not do dangerous or problematic horses but we do get a real variety, often including young and green. All normal yard duties required and to be performed to a high standard. I’m looking for someone who wants to be part of a team, takes pride in their work and loves the horses as much as we do. Need to be confident and capable handling different kinds of horses, including youngstock. Good groundwork skills and experience of breakers would be a real asset. There is always something new to learn and experience and every day is different so a flexible nature is required. Riding is available but not essential to the role. Happy to encourage and give opportunities to the right person but absolutely no pressure for those who would rather stay on the ground. Opportunities to hunt and/or compete for the right rider but not essential. Please no princesses, drama queens or gaslighters. We are a close knit team and like what we do so attitude and a sense of humour is everything! I am open to different ages and experiences for the right person but we are a big, varied yard and so this is absolutely not an entry level job or suitable for someone who has been out of horses and is looking to come back in. 6 day week with a good wage for the right person, happy to pay what someone thinks they’re worth. No accommodation on site but plenty of options available to rent locally as well situated for surrounding towns and villages. Minimum Requirements Must have experience within the industry and be fit, capable, confident and ready to go.   Accommodation details None available but plenty of options locally.   Benefits Full contract with pension, holiday etc. Riding available for the right person with plenty of opportunity to progress.  
Job Description Full time work 5.5 days a week On a busy hunting yard in Exford, Exmoor. General yard duties , exercising fit hunters , mucking out, tack cleaning, turning horses out to a high standard for hunting. Able to clip , plait, pull manes and tails a bonus. Friendly, hard working and reliable  person wanted to join our current team   Accommodation details No accommodation but could help in finding some if required   Benefits Opportunity to hunt for the right person  
Job Description Top young international event rider is looking for a new member of staff to join our expanding team based near Newbury. Our ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic, hard-working and reliable individual required to work on a regular part-time basis to include some weekends – timings would be flexible. We have a lovely string of event horses ranging from 4yo to 4* and also a number of full liveries. The role would include all day to day yard jobs and care of top competition horses. The candidate must have some previous experience and feel confident handling competition horses and youngsters.  There would be the opportunity to groom at events and riding/training for the right candidate.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description 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 Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you! Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 156 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to  mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health monotoring of the foaling mares Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 € per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.  
   *Salary starting £30,000K totally negotiable upwards plus accommodation depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed No 1 Experienced Show Jumping Competition Groom required for a vacancy with a very ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced show groom in the UK and abroad – must have a proven record.Good references ESSENTIAL & confidentiality assured. You should be willing to regularly travel home and abroad and experienced driving  26t+ lorries transporting horses to training and shows. 18 quality jumping horses and homebred/ other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping all kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Pets and horse welcome BUT there will not be much chance for someone to work their own horse as you will be away quite a lot!  You could take a dog with you so long as it is well behaved Nice accommodation Great team environment with a young, energetic, motivated and progressive team. Lots of foreign travel, originally in Europe but  possibly also America in the next 12 – 18 months Top class facilities to work in with brand new indoor arena and stabling so not too much getting wet in the winter and lovely heated kitchen etc 🙂 Fairly flexible on number of days worked, can work around anything between 5 and 6 but obviously will be straight through when away at shows Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, organised person with previous experience of running a country home. Main duties to include: Cleaning Laundry Ironing Food prep Grocery shopping Supervising trades people and deliveries General errands  Occasional weekend work when required The position is a “live out” post therefore a car owner is essential, you also need to be a dog lover we have two. 24 hours per week, between £13.00 – £15.00 per hour dependant on previous experience. DBS checked.  
Job Description EQUINE TECHNICIAN (PART TIME) Permanent £18,335 per annum, pro rata Ref: ANF/AVS/030/21 SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. We are currently seeking an experienced Equine Technician for this part time role to care for horses kept at the new equine facility at Craibstone, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. The new equine facility at the Sunnybrae side of the campus includes internal stabling for up to five horses, a tack room and feedstore, a 20 x 40m outdoor arena and grazing. The facility will be used for delivering practical sessions for students undertaking the Equine Studies HNC and BSc Veterinary Nursing programmes. Duties will include but will not be limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out, maintaining high standards throughout. In addition to this the successful applicant will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising. There may be additional opportunities for appropriately qualified applicants to be involved in delivering some practical teaching sessions to HNC Equine Studies and BSc Veterinary Nursing students. Candidates should possess a Horse Care, BHS or equivalent qualification (minimum of National Certificate) and have practical experience of working with a variety of horses. Basic knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of horses is also essential. This is a part time post of 9 hours per week. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before visit www.sruc.ac.uk/connect/jobs/list-of-vacancies/ Closing date: 8 November 2021 Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form. SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy. SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter. SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046 Accommodation details n/a   Benefits    
Job Description We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Horse Unit Manager initially for up to 6 months. The purpose of this post is to manage the stables which incorporates stabling and pasture of 29 horses and a team of Stables staff. The Horse Unit Manager is responsible for the health and welfare of the horses – ensuring the horses health and medical needs are individually catered for. This will include managing the Stable staff and assisting/supervising the equine students with their duties. Will include associated administrative duties and H&S policies adhered to. Will also manage external Stable hires. Duties will include: Actively managing the Stables to deliver a high quality student-focused, efficient Stables that responds to education, training and commercial demands. Responsibility for the welfare of the horses and ensure H&S and biosecurity practices are adhered to at all times. Ensuring licenses and memberships are kept up-to-date, including loan horse paperwork Recruiting and managing Stables staff Supervising students Financial and budget reporting Ensuring safe and ethical working of the Stables Managing the Stables social media platform Developing new external business for new Stable hire Liaising with Equine Academic staff and SNEC staff to ensure the smooth running of the education provision and events along with colleagues in Campus and Estates and Farms staff Management and development of the Stables Managing the Stables budget, ensuring income and expenditure targets are met and comply with SRUC protocol Ensuring the Stables complies with Health and Safety requirements and adheres to biosecurity protocol Ensuring Vet checks, licenses and memberships are up-to-date Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document downloadable when you click the link below.   Minimum Requirements To be considered for this role you should be qualified to a minimum of BHS Stage 3 Coach (AI) and/or possess a degree level qualification in a relevant subject. A BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (II) would be desirable. You should have proven yard management experience and a current full, clean driving license is required for this role. A quad bike licence would be desirable. A qualification in first aid is essential.   Accommodation details None   Benefits Competitive salary and benefits  
SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Equine Instructor at our Barony Campus. The successful candidate will be based at SRUC’s Barony Campus in Dumfries as part of the Animal and Veterinary Science Department. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with teaching experience and a good knowledge of horse riding and equine husbandry to teach and support Equine students. The purpose of this role is to prepare and deliver riding, practical sessions and assessments to a high standard to Equine students across the range or Equine courses offered at the college. This is a part time post, working 5 hours per day 8.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Friday. Applications are invited from Equine professionals qualified to a minimum of BHS AI and/or degree level in a relevant subject, with practical experience of the equine industry. Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link below. For further information and to apply, please use the SRUC online application system. Closing date: 18 November 2021 Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form    
*Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Short-term contract available for an experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own. Must be a self-starter. Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses, ponies and ‘others’  are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2, 1×12 years old 16.3HH , 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A) 12 field kept lamas. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room/bedroom). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
Job Description Senior Yard Manager for Private Yard. Must be confident with Young Stock and Foals, and preferably have experience in breaking and producing young horses for the show ring, and eventing disciplines. Be a team player but be able to manage others, horses routine and schedules on all levels.  Have the ability to School horses to county level and beyond for the show ring and working hunter would be an advantage, equine first ad, common sense and a warm positive kind persona a must. Be able to plait, clip and prepare horses to a high standard. Minimum Requirements Professional Equine Qualifications, Management Experience, County Level / BE level eventing experience.   Accommodation details None at present but negotiable for the the right candidate   Benefits Excellent Salary, and employee benefits, pension, expenses, for the right candidate    
Job Description We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Instructor Applicant must be capable of teaching novice adults and beginner children from seven years old on the lunge, and Adult and children’s group lessons. This vacancy also will be escorting hacks. As well as teaching, you will also be carrying out all stable duties such as mucking out, grooming and turning horses out to a high standard. We offer competitive wages along with single private accommodation – complete with en-suite, living and kitchen area (situated on-site therefore no travel costs) – included as part of the job. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Onsite accommodation   Benefits Good Wage    
Job Description Experienced head groom wanted for beautiful private yard in Cheshire. This is a full time permanent position (39 hours over 5.5 days) sole charge to manage and care for our 6 full livery horses plus others at grass Responsible for daily routine, arranging vets and farrier visits, ordering of bedding and other supplies etc General maintenance of stables, fields, arenas and other facilities to be kept clean and tidy Must be reliable, organised, able to communicate with livery clients and have experience running a yard. This is not a live in position but Own horse welcome, fabulous facilities including indoor stables and arena. Employed with holiday pay entitlement Minimum Requirements Experience running a yard Capable of sole charge, handling young fit horses   Accommodation details None   Benefits Own horse welcome  
🙂 Great opportunity to work on a relaxed, private family yard where the current groom has worked happily for three years.:) Flexible, experienced sole charge person needed to help busy employer who has 2 children (girls, aged 12 and 8), doing more now with their ponies and competing most weekends. The employer also has two horses of her own. Ideally, candidates should have experience safely towing a trailer. (They have a 4  horse, french style ‘Cheval’ trailer). Employer may get a lorry in the future and the employer would be happy to assist with HGV license if required. There are currently ponies x 4 : 12.1 HH Welsh B 12 -year- old 13.05 HH Welsh 11-year-old (Planning stem cell injection to his hocks so need someone who is responsible and experienced to manage his recuperation) 14.2 HH Connemara 8 year old currently schooled twice a week and competed by local instructor/eventer 15.3 Connemara 5-year-old Schooled twice a week and competed by an experienced Rider. Ponies do all PC activities, compete at PC Dressage, SJ and ODEs – representing PC in Areas 2020.  Also NSEA (School SJ and Arena Eventing).  Also competing in unaffiliated Horse Events/Cotswold Cup ODEs. Ponies have varied work, hacking, schooling and do a small amount of hunting in the winter (mainly during the autumn – competitions allowing). Duties include but are not confined to :  Putting ponies on walker mucking out stables Poo pick fields Washing from weekend competitions. Hacking and schooling, long reining/double lungeing Turnout for and transport to lessons//rallies/XC schooling / SJ schooling Tack cleaning Keeping stables/ stable room/ tack room clean/tidy Removing poo from arena and occasional surface management Preparing feeds etc Duties include but are not confined to : •        Putting ponies on walker •        mucking out stables •        Poo pick fields •        Washing from weekend competitions. •        Hacking and schooling, long reining/double lungeing Turnout for and transport to lessons//rallies/XC schooling / SJ schooling •        Tack cleaning •        Keeping stables/ stable room/ tack room clean/tidy Removing poo from arena and occasional surface management Preparing feeds Schooling ponies Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description Part time or full time instructor wanted to help instruct in our very busy riding school. An experienced candidate would be preferred but someone who doesn’t have as much experience and still requires further training would be considered also. Minimum Requirements 6 months teaching experience. Accommodation details This is a live out position but accommodation could possibly be arranged for the right person.   Benefits Can bring own horse.  
Job Description We are looking for a trustworthy hard working and reliable person to help lead our team of staff. This role will include all general yard duties and ensuring all staff members are working together as a team and performing to the highest of standards. Helping with the riding school such a turning out the horses well and making sure lessons get up on time is also part of this role. Being able to instruct isn’t essential but would be a bonus. Riding would be available for the right candidate. This is a live out position, however accommodation could be sourced for the right person.  
Job Description This is a good opportunity for somebody to live, work and breathe the showing world. All duties will be required, from poo picking the paddocks to show preparation. Minimum Requirements Ideally we would like somebody to be able to ride, but that isn’t a deal breaker. To know ground work would be an advantage, but can be taught. Muck out and turn out to the highest standard is a must.   Accommodation details 1 Bedroom self-contained flat   Benefits All utility bills paid for except sky and phone  
*Uo to £400/£450 pw including foc accom *Chance to compete and have fun with clients horses *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option! Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs  & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep all horses/ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own. Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed and happy is the vibe! Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG) 1×15 years old 16.2 (could be competed by Groom) likes to jump 1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Very quiet location so a self-sufficient person is also crucial. Should be happy with their own company and relaxed about living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com                
Job Description LOOKING FOR A FREELANCE OR PART-TIME GROOM FOR A FRIENDLY YARD – LOCATED OXTED, SURREY Looking for a friendly member of staff to join our professional yard! Help needed on some weekends per month and one week day each week.  Hours per day are 8:30am-4:30pm with competitive rates of pay guaranteed. Excellent opportunity for an experienced, organised and professional individual to join our friendly yard, caring for 7 horses and a number of other, self – sufficient animals. The ideal person would be knowledgeable, intuitive, friendly and have a passion for animals and for animal welfare. Ideal candidate would be patient and calm around the animals, willing to learn and have a high standard of care and turnout. This role involves a range of various activities such as feeding, grooming, mucking out, turning in/out, overseeing medications, and other general yard duties. Good knowledge of horse care and ability to spot early signs of illness and injury are crucial. This role entails working in a small friendly team, but also at times on your own so requires someone who is highly reliable, self motivated and proactive. For more information please enquire within so you can be provided with further information – we look forward to hearing from you! Minimum Requirements Former yard experience necessary Driver with own car Weekend work   Accommodation details None    
Job Description Eventing, Hunting Live in Groom Fantastic opportunity for a keen eventing groom to join an experienced, motivated and professional team as one of our lovely team has headed back to University. Small team producing quality event horses and hunters. Amazing facilities including indoor & outdoors schools, xc and gallops. Would suit enthusiastic groom willing to learn and contribute to a successful team. Will consider applications from experienced Groom/Riders with HGV licence or less experienced Groom/Riders who’re capable of handling and riding big, fit performance horses but might need further training and experience in details like show turnout and competition grooming. (HGV licence is not a requirement)   Minimum Requirements All yard duties Must be able to ride big, fit event horses Very high standards of turn out and care and good attention to detail   Accommodation details Super self contained single accommodation with kitchen and living room and bills included   Benefits Accommodation, bills, salary dependent on experience  
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for an experienced Home Groom for a busy, large but very friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares, and stallions. Successful candidates will need experience of performance horses (ideally some showjumping background) ideally gained in a recent role. Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level, be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Horse and dog considered * Accommodation options (3-bed house on-site or in the local village * Partner and family considered /houseshare /1 bed /live out.) *£400/£450 neg depending on experience *Chance to take HGV. Home and occasional competition Groom required for young 3* Event rider. Candidates should be able to manage a yard of performance horses, turn out to a good standard and have a good level of knowledge to keep horses fit and healthy. This successful Rider does pitch in and helps every day when they are around and would like to feel the person works alongside her, and that she is not too bossy! Exercise rider ideal but not essential. Real teamwork is required as everyone pitches in to get job done when required. Happy and professional team. 2 young Riders coming and going.   Good facilities available for fittening, schooling and day-to-day yard/horse management eg: Walker/gallops/menage/X country jumps, etc.Attractive location in the Vale of Aylesbury. Easily accessible within a short drive of Junction 7 of the M40. Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Every other weekend off with a day off in the week between those weekends! *Dog welcomed * Accommodation available *IRO £21,500pa plus accom.subsidy *200 acres of stunning parkland /x country course. *Own horse considered Position available on a private family yard near Newmarket for a full-time Groom (covering maternity leave with the potential to extend). This is a family yard that do a bit of everything including Hunting & local shows. You must be able to ride and go hunting and the horses/ponies must be kept to a level and kept well mannered. ‘Children’ are 4 adult men, all aged over 20 years! 3 horses (16.2/16.3HH and 2 ponies 13.2 fell and a minature.) Smaller ponies may need groundwork vs ridden. Hunters/big horses are up to a reasonable healthy weight. Help is available from a part-timer. The Groom would be mostly sole charge doing a bit of everything ie: Hunting, local shows, beach Riding, woodland riding, hacking and schooling. They will need to be a confident rider, an naturally enthusiastic person and of course, reliable. All duties required to include but not limited to :   Building up & maintaining fitness levels. Supervising a fearless nine-year-old and a few older boys. Care of Tack, Tack Room and Stables Paddock maintenance Basic knowledge of Equine first aid — the ability to spot and deal with minor wounds etc HGV Licence or trailer Licence would be a bonus (but not essential)        
*Flexible hours and days to suit ideally 4 days PW plus some extra cover at times *£10-15ph negotiable. *Great opportunity to join the existing, happy team *Own horse welcome. Job Description Day to day running of busy event yard with retired competition horses as well as horses currently competing. Minimum Requirements Sole charge. Reliable. Must have high standards and exceptional levels of care. Must turn horses out to a high standard and want to be a good team player.     Accommodation details None   Benefits Great pay. Flexible hours and days to suit. Great opportunity to join existing happy team.  
*Very nice single accommodation  *5-day week *IRO £400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary iro £400 gross plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges). Groom with some performance horse experience required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. 🙂 Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) 🙂 Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
  *Up to £26K pa depending on experience *Own horse DIY livery with all year turnout and stable available & paid for by employer *1 bed lodge apartment available with private parking * Well behaved dog welcome *Regular training with various trainers from across the UK Must be light enough to hack ponies – decent schooling rider ideal but must at least be able to hack competently. Some eventing background at some point essential Small, private, family yard with  2 x 14.2, 1 x 15.2, 1 ponies, and 1 x 16.2 plus 2 x pretty much-retired ponies, one of whom will be going on loan. All at BE 100 /Novice level and a couple of live-out semi-retirees, now seek a new Yard Manager/Groom/Rider. This busy family has a competitive 15-year-old riding at BE100 but with ambitions, a 20-year-old riding at Novice level, and a completely uncompetitive 22-year- old who likes to hack or school when home. They are now looking for a child/young person-friendly adult to live in or out and who would ideally be full-time. The owner has a busy business so if you are able to do a bit of admin/bit of light gardening and the odd school run then that’s great, but the horses are the main part of this role. Help from other stable hands who muck out and poo pick about 5 times per week, For competing and training, (Once or twice a month,) you must have a clean driving license to drive a 3.5t Theault. Clipping, plaiting and all competition preparation will be down to you and you will be taking the girls to train and competitions, helping with warming up, providing encouragement and companionship. Someone happy to coach/teach within this context would be very useful. One of the ponies has minor tendon/high suspensory issues and the vet advises that they shouldn’t really be ridden by anyone over 9.5 stone.  Good rider,to at least BE Novice level ideally, and lungeing ability vital. Good DIY livery with services and professional facilities next door. You would have full access to the employer’s facilities if you need them too. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
  *Salary very generous & negotiable for experience plus accommodation  *5/5.5 or 6 day week also negotiable *Pets and horse welcome *Partner considered Experienced Groom required for a young, ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced SJ Groom who is capable of some mentoring as/when but who will also fit in and get along with the team, many of whom we have placed so know this to be a good employer and a great place to work! Need someone who has groomed at international level ideally in the home role and as a show groom so that they really understand what needs to be taken into consideration for the horses when they are at home, away at shows and in between and are really able to lead a team on the set up to going away, Must understanding the withdrawal dates for drugs, be able to work with vets to ensure the horses are in the optimum condition for the competitions, understand what is needed with the paperwork prior to travelling . Often be in a situation getting 10 horses ready to leave for abroad, with another 15 to work that day and need someone who can pull everything together. You should be willing to travel home and abroad (amount away negotiable) and HGV ideal, but not essential. 18 quality jumping horses and other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping. All are kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Ideally, but not essentially you will be a capable and confident Rider Please note the following: You will need to be flexible enough to handle an environment where things change regularly as it is a fast-paced, rapidly expanding scenario. You would need to take this in your stride and it would be ideal if you saw this as invigorating and exciting rather than a nuisance! You will have to clip a lot of horses at a reasonable speed as the yard has a  lot of competition horses that need clipping regularly so this can be a big part of the job! Must have be able to organise the running of a busy yard on a day to day basis and ideally have prior experience of this The family consists of a non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 14+) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and have represented children on horses and ponies at European level this year. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards will underpin their equestrian dreams. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Up to £500 PW *Prefer live-out, (but accommodation could be provided) *Dog welcomed *Own horse welcomed *5 day week Experienced Groom with some knowledge of show jumping required for late August/early September 2021 start. A vital requirement is to find someone with the relevant HGV license required to drive 12t lorry for shows and outings. We are looking for someone willing and able to ‘hand-hold’ a young child Rider (10years old,) with their 3x 12.HH ponies both home and at shows (course-walking etc). You should have experience in Show Jumping to mentor the youngster as/when. The Rider has approx. 2 .5 years left on 12.2HH ponies and can currently jump 1m. The suitable candidate will genuinely enjoy working with children.  This one is very keen on jumping, SJ in particular and really loves their competing, so regular local outings are required. Whilst ponies are her passion realistically, these are only part of the youngster’s developing life and they are only able to ride approx 4 x a week. The ponies do get turnout but will need to be ridden or lunged/long reined if riding is not an option for the Groom. All usual duties. The successful applicant must be experienced and capable of sole charge, keen and willing to go to most of the shows, be able to turnout appropriately including clipping and plaiting, etc. Stable & horse management experience essential.  You will need to be fun but responsible and focus on the young Rider staying safe, enjoying their ponies, the riding and ‘the journey’ the family is on. Previous competition pony management ideal! Whilst the position is sole charge, but there are other Grooms employed for other owners on the same yard, so a friendly, team-minded person is important too! Excellent facilities. The employer has other children and needs someone capable of sole charge so that she can juggle her priorities which currently can conflict. 5 day week but some two-way flexibility required  around school/shows/school holidays etc Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary up to £25k pa neg * Sole accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed COVID STATUS: As of 28th June 2021 the Isle of Man Government has lifted Covid travel restrictions. If you have been in the UK, Ireland or the Channel Islands for 10 days prior to travel and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to arriving, you are welcome to travel to the Isle of Man with no testing or self-isolation requirements upon arrival.     🙂 Want to live and work in the ‘safest place to live in the British Isles?’ 🙂 https://everything-everywhere.com/isle-of-man-facts/ First-class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a Yard Manager/Instructor to lead their team and manage the yard. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability are catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Salary expectation should be no barrier to application *Employer boasts professional HR/Employment practices proudly adhered to at all times and happy staff who enjoy their work A very successful Show Jumping yard that competes to 5* level and produces young horses is now looking for 2 experienced Competition/Show Grooms for home and a busy international and national show schedule. This yard is a large but friendly, family-run establishment with around 50 horses in work at any one time and also foals, youngstock, mares and stallions. Successful candidates will ideally have an HGV license or at least a willingness to get this done quickly and must have experience transporting horses at home and ideally, (but not essentially),  abroad. They have very strict policies on sticking within legal driving time limits so sufficient support is always available to facilitate this whilst traveling. The yard has 3 large lorries and several tours can be going on simultaneously on occasions, sometimes with 12 weeks away e.g.: in Dubai/Global tours so candidates will need to love the pace and lifestyle. Candidates will need experience of top-level show jumping, ideally gained in a recent role or at least have high level, competition experience gained in a similar fast-paced discipline e.g.: eventing Candidates should be able to turn out to the highest standards for Show Jumping, understand horse management at the level (home and away), be reliable, punctual etc. Candidates will need to be self-sufficient and capable of sole charge but also able to be team players with the ability to communicate with Riders, fellow Team members and juniors on the yard alike. Experience with stallions useful. Accommodation is a v nice, well-equipped shared house with ensuite bathrooms. Much easier to do this role without a horse and dog and must be able to legally work in the UK and travel the world Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  

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

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

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