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The Ultimate Guide to County Shows

The Ultimate Guide to County Shows

by Becky Parker

County shows are an integral part of rural life and a real opportunity for the wider agricultural community to come together and showcase their talents, produce and passion for what they do. County shows are where children can become inspired, townies can gain a greater appreciation for where their food and clothes come from and young farmers can have a jolly good get together!

For the equine world, county shows provide something for all levels and a huge variety of disciplines. For the amateur rider, just qualifying for a county show is a big deal and something they will work towards and see as a highlight of the season. For professional/competitive riders county shows are the all-important qualifiers for their bigger classes at HOYS/RI (Horse Of The Year Show/Royal International) and an equally vital part of the season. For spectators, county shows are a fabulous family day out and an amazing chance to see an incredibly diverse display of what that area has to offer.

 

What to expect

County Shows explained - equine classesFrom an equine perspective, you would be hard pushed to find a greater mismatch of equine and rider age/ability and type. This is the kind of place where John Whittaker can be jumping in a ring next to Harriet and Bob the Cob from over yonder hill, a simple much loved happy hacker on his yearly outing. It is precisely this diversity that gives county shows their special charm.

 

In the equine sector, depending on the individual show, you can expect to see some or all of these classes;

County Shows explained - carriage driving

  • Showjumping
  • Breed Specific Flat and In Hand Showing
  • Working Hunter classes
  • Scurry Driving
  • Hunt Relays
  • Mounted Games
  • Heavy horse displays

 

 

The variety in the non-equine sector is hard to comprehend but here is our best attempt to show the huge diversity on offer with one humongous list;

  • Pig, Cattle, Sheep, Goat and Chicken showing classes
  • Horticulture
  • Homecraft
  • County Shows explained - prize cattleSheep Shearing
  • Farrier competitions
  • Fairground rides
  • Food & Drink market
  • Local artisan product shopping
  • Freestyle Motocross stunt displays
  • Hound Parades
  • Dog agility
  • Terrier racing
  • Falconry displays
  • Demo classes from local colleges
  • Farm machinery reps showing the latest products
  • Cookery demos
  • Archery
  • Young Farmer tug-o-war competitions

 

 

County Shows explained - showing farm animalsHow to prepare as a Groom/Rider

As a Groom or Rider County shows with their slightly more relaxed event management practices, unique carnival-like atmosphere and eclectic range of farmyard participants can provide a whole new challenge in terms of preparation. Here we will look at how best to prepare physically, mentally, emotionally 🙂 (just joking, well sort of) and well, practically for the experience…

 

 

Your horse

County Shows explained - funfair

TIP 1: Where possible try to acclimatize your horse to all the mad situations he is likely to encounter e.g farmyard animals, random noises, screaming children, barking dogs

TIP 2: Ensure your horse had a good “stand” and will stand still for various periods of time. For showing this is an important part of demonstrating manners and also makes up a large percentage of your time in the actual ring. Show jumpers –  I’m sure you all have this covered, waiting around outside a class is simply standard!

County Shows explained - be well prepared

TIP 3: This is a special one for the Grey and Coloured owners. Start pre-washing early! Summer is a dammable time where you feel compelled out of kindness to let the mud monsters out naked. When it comes to the week before the show their very skin seems to have turned brown! A few days out from the show get to work on those stains and invest in a summer sheet, thick fly rug or better yet one of those ridiculous looking but very practical jump suits. Several days of elbow grease with a brush not sponge work wonders on stubborn stains.

 

Your kit

TIP 1: Prepare for all weathers. Don’t let the recent hot weather fool you, this is British summer time and it is not uncommon for 1 day to see all 4 seasons, especially at a county show!

County Shows explained - patient poniesTIP 2: Pack a well kitted out show bag for those last minute finishing touches. Prepare for potentially muddy warm ups, or alternatively, dripping sweaty horses. We would recommend packing a damp sponge or cloth, chalk, hoof oil, baby oil, wet wipes, spare vary sizes of spurs, bands, a brush and an energy bar and water for the rider and yourself!

TIP 3: Prepare Stud Holes at home! All county showgrounds are in a field, usually not a particularly flat one either, the season of skinned knuckles is upon us – oh joys! As we have mentioned more than once, there is a lot going on at County showgrounds so save yourself at least some of the battle by getting your horses stud holes cleaned out and “tapped” at home. If you’re not a fan of blanks, stuffing them with baby oil soaked cotton wool is another neat trick to save time, stress, bruises and “knuckle skin” pre class. Read expert tips on using studs here.

 

Yourself!

TIP 1: Have a plan! Know exactly when your class is and work back from there allowing generous time for everything from the warm-up, to the journey, to getting yards done and the horse plaited in the morning. The No1 cause of stress on show days is, without doubt, running late!

TIP 2: Dress Appropriately – Unless you are going in the ring yourself wear something that is smart enough to reflect professionally on yourself and your employer but comfortable enough for running around in all day. Most importantly, wear sensible footwear. You will likely be hiking miles round the showground and you will likely get stood on more than once by hyped up horses.

TIP 3: Whether you are Rider or Groom focus on your horse and their performance solely until after their class. Block out the sounds, say Hi to people you know but don’t let this distract or worry you. As a Rider, County shows being local events can be a great chance to catch up but also add extra pressure from so many people you know watching. Try to factor in a little quiet time before your class whether this is in the lorry while you dress, whilst tacking up or during your horses walk warm up. Allow yourself 5 minutes to run through what you need to do in the ring and take a few deep calming breaths.

 

 

How to prepare as a spectator

There are just a few vital ingredients to a successful day out at a County Show, their order of importance is a subjective matter, free for debate…

County Shows explained - Scrummy food

  • A pre-capped amount of money you are allowed to spend
  • An empty belly ready for the scrummy local produce
  • A sense of humour for the renegade farmyard animals and main ring displays
  • A designated driver for when you accidentally wander into the Cider/Ale/Pimms tent!

 

Above all else what a County Show is really about is having FUN. They are such a great celebration of Agricultural and Rural Life and an important part of what summer means to all of us from that world. As an Equine community, they are something we should wholeheartedly support as a fantastic positive representation of the diversity within the equine community those who aren’t part of it often fail to see.

You could go for that reason or if you’re like me, you could just go for the funky rare breed chickens and the beer tent! 🙂

 

See a handy list of 156 shows across 86 counties in the UK here.

 

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*Up to £25k pa depending on experience * Pets  considered*Accommodation available (beautiful location, could suit a couple). Small, boutique stud where everyone pitches in with all duties, is now looking for an experienced and Senior Stud Hand/Assistant manager. There are 20 horses 0n the stud in/out of training etc including mares and followers. The Stud sells colts at sales and race fillies so yearling prep know how important as are good turnout skills. Some foaling experience ideal. Must be able to step up and cover Stud Manager’s days off/holidays. Out of season Stud management/maintenance is a key part of the role so candidates should be happy with all aspects of that and the various items of machinery used including tractors/mowers/hedge-cutters etc. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This would be a fab opportunity for an experienced TB Stud Hand who likes working with smaller numbers on a stud able to focus on producing quality stock. Also perfect for someone looking for an opportunity to take that step up and work alongside some very knowledgeable professionals. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com          
Job Description In 1992,  a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in species-appropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,05 monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all administrative issues, which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
*£20k pa. * Various options for accommodation*Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications 🙂 FYI Equestrian life goes on near normal on the Isle of Man with competitions/hunt balls etc still going on – You will be required to self isolate for 2 weeks on arrival but you will be on the payroll during that period and assigned tasks that adhere to this status 🙂 First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
  *Salary IRO £25k + accomm (Neg.)  *Horse and pets considered *Live in or out   Exciting and fun professional yard set up at the end of 2019 and having much success, is now searching for a talented 2nd Rider (for a variety of young and mature thoroughbreds/sports horses) and a Business Manager to work alongside a motivated and successful team, (including a well-known, experienced 4* eventer with a string of notable successes under their belt and who manages the yard day to day). You would need to be experienced and skilled enough to be “second in command”  balancing the role with all aspects. You will have demonstrable practical skills, energy, enthusiasm and maturity to help in the day to day riding and running of this large, busy yard. Knowing when to step up and when to step back will be important, as will be good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a high energy team. You would need to be able to demonstrate that you are a competent rider (min 5  years competitive riding in eventing or showjumping and you may have a variety of experience with young horses, sport horses and thoroughbreds at all levels). This is a unique chance to ride and produce horses at various stages in their careers with the opportunity to compete whilst balancing Business Manager responsibilities. The successful applicant will have both management skills and be tech-savvy enough to  deal with the administrative side of equine business, including basic IT/PC skills, accounting software etc. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com     
Job Description Private family dressage yard looking for an experienced freelance groom to take sole charge 2 days a week. Approximately 5/6 hours a weekend. 5 – 7 horses ranging from Shetland, through retired to young horses and FEI. Looking for someone who has good knowledge and horsemanship skills. The position entails all usual yard, stable and field duties. You should be confident handling all types of horses of any age with the ability to cater for sensitive horses and young horses. This is not a schooling position but confident hacking exercise riding, ground work and lunging may be required. Great new facilities. Looking for a kind, knowledgeable, organised and hardworking person who is flexible, fun, works well with others and has a can do attitude. We have a very busy life both working extensively full time so common sense and previous experience are essential. It will suit someone who is a self starter and takes pride in their work. Must enjoy being around children. Must be able to turn out well and prep for shows/competitions. Must be a driver with own transport as we are not on public transport route, ability to drive 7.5 Ton an advantage. No accommodation.   please do read the description fully, if you do not have transport, dont currently already live within 30 minutes of GU8 4, are a smoker, or have Previous references this is not the role for you. Minimum Requirements   Previous experience of sole charge Accommodation details   None Benefits    
Job Description Yard groom for a busy showing yard in Newport Shropshire hours flexible according to requirements both ways. Minimum Requirements Experience in mucking out and general yard duties. Reliable, hard-working and ability to work to high standards   Accommodation details NONE   Benefits    
Job Description Hunting / Eventing groom required for family (with children aged 10 – 25 years) that regularly hunt with Portman, BV and other hunts and one family member that events during the British Eventing season.   Must be capable of all usual duties to a very high standard, occasional sole charge (although mainly working with Head Groom and other employees), meticulous attention to detail with yard and horse management, HGV would be a bonus. Good people skills and enjoy working with children. Exercising, possible hunting, event groom at times, good turnout, clipping, plaiting. Previous experience is necessary. Hunt horses live out in summer – but some stay in and continue work. Eventing, maintenance work and horse care out of hunt season. QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED: Previous relevant experience. Longevity in suitable roles. Excellent references. Start date: November 2020 Holidays: Statutory No. of Horses: 12 horses/ponies Accommodation: 1 bed apartment for single occupancy Days/wk:  5 Driver: Yes          Own car: Yes HGV: Bonus Pets: Dog Horse: NO (local yard possible) SALARY PACKAGE & Pay Dates: Negotiable depending on experience. £350 – £420 per week FACILITIES: Horse walker/Excellent hacking/excellent equine facilities.    
 One of the world’s most successful show jumpers and trainers is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider (optional) to add to his team. As an Olympic gold medallist, dual European champion, triple Hickstead Derby winner who has jumped on over 100 Nations Cup teams and won over 50 major Grand Prix this position requires a professional horse person, someone with prior, demonstrable experience of performance horse grooming to a very high level. Competency handling all ages of high-value horses is essential. The employer’s children are now following in their father’s footsteps showing exceptional talent and skill in pony classes (between them they have won several national titles and championships.) You will need to be comfortable in a professional but family situation knowing when to step up and when to step back. There could be exercise riding involved in the role (possibly more over time), but you will need to be a seriously competent rider. Would consider someone from another discipline but would need to be operating at the level described and willing to make the transition with enthusiasm. The Riders spend 90% of the year on the road at events across Europe and America, climbing the ranks and finding special horses to keep this talented family competing at the top level.  The yard trains a talented stable of 10 to 15 horses at any given time at the top level of showjumping sport. The support team at home consists of top grooms and managers ensuring the horses are cared for to the highest standard. Each rider and horse are mentored, trained and has shows planned for the development of the combination. A very exciting team to be a part of but would only suit someone happy to embrace the lifestyle and earn their part in the team for this top-level facility. Entirely dependent on experience but competitive and will not be a barrier for the right candidate Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman and his team *Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Ideally, you will have previous experience in this type of environment, however, attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience for this particular vacancy. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect.
*Dog and own horse considered *Fabulous location and facilities *Opportunity to gain HGV license. Job Description We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic groom to join our fun and successful team. The right applicant will be required to carry out all daily tasks involved with our horses – ranging from foals to 4*. The role will involve keeping the yard clean and tidy, turning out horses to a high standard, grooming at training/ competition outings, as well as hacking and fitness work. There is the opportunity to gain HGV license. Minimum Requirements Applicants much be confident dealing with big, fit horses and must be able to ride to a good standard. Experience with young horses would be desired but not essential. Full driving licence and car is needed for this job.
*£360-£450 depending on experience and qualifications plus accommodation & bills *Own horse welcomed *1 Dog welcomed We are looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider to work alongside 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider in a professional, fun but busy top level event yard. This is a role which would suit a hard-working, professional self-starter who ideally has done the job before and who wishes to excel in a professional eventing environment. You should be capable of both sole charge and teamwork, whichever is required on a day to day basis There are 24 horses in total, 12 of whom are ‘home’ at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience (and interest) with young stock is an asset as the team, most years will back two or three young horses over the winter. The role entails normal stable duties including professional management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, massage and physiotherapy professionals etc. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. There will be travel to events at home and abroad planned when things return to normal so a lorry driver is ideal, although not essential. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
* Negotiable depending on experience but very competitive*Shared accommodation on site(would consider live-out) Experienced stud hand required to work with the rest of the team. This would be during yearling prep initially and then general stud duties after the sales season and is a year-round position, not seasonal. A team approach to typical stud work with associated stud hours ie: sometimes quiet and other times round the clock eg: foaling season. Tractor/lorry driving is welcomed but not essential Mares and foals/young stock/ racehorses all kept and some sales prep required etc. TB experience essential and ideally gained on a thoroughbred stud. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com Please note call Caroline & the Team will be ‘screening’ suitable applicants between 9-2pm . Pls could call us during those times on 0203 006 573. Please make sure your job seeker profile is up to date and that you have a current CV attached. We look forward to speaking with you then about this super opportunity 🙂 C x
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Various very nice accommodation  *HGV essential (26t lorry) & experience of driving in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
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