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What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs?

What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs?

Equine Careers - Curriculum Vitae or CVWith career experience comes increased job options. Who doesn’t want to :

  • Have more jobs to choose from
  • Maximise earning potential

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When you work “inside” the equestrian industry there are terms, job titles and job content which we inherently understand and somewhat take for granted. If you are starting out, or you are considering a different discipline within the industry as one of your career options, sometimes it is good to have a more in-depth insight to help with your choices.

 

What are Stud Hands and what does the job entail?

The horse breeding process, from planning lineage to seeing the youngsters you’ve worked with embarking on their careers, is fascinating and it’s easy to imagine that a career in the stud industry is very rewarding. After all, top quality international winners are not bred by chance. Whilst it is hard to imagine that any horse lover WOULDN’T want to work in an environment with foals, as Becky Parker outlines in her tongue-in-cheek look at which equine disciplines reflect your character, not every job within the equine industry suits every horse lover. There are a variety of job roles within the stud industry and this article will focus on that of the Stud Hand – what are Stud Hands and Stud Hand jobs, and who can become a Stud Hand.

 

What do Stud Hands do?

Equine Careers - What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs - Handling foals

Taking a foal to the field for the first time

Stud hand jobs can be an entry to a career in the horse breeding industry. There are specialist procedures involved in the running of a successful stud so, depending on the individual stud, stud hand jobs can be very similar to a general groom role and include all usual daily duties, or Stud Hands can be responsible for other duties specific to the stud environment. Generally speaking, you can expect Stud Hand jobs to include:

  • basic horse handling
  • feeding and haying
  • cleaning and maintaining stables, paddocks and equipment
  • basic exercising
  • cleaning and maintaining tack and equipment
  • stud hand jobs may include maintenance of the yard and property
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • basic equine first aid
  • assisting Vets and Farriers
  • holding broodmares in the covering shed
  • assisting with Artificial Insemination (AI)
  • stallion handling
  • take turns in covering “foaling-watch” which will involve night-shifts
  • you may be involved in Yearling Prep/Sales Prep

The horses you handle and care for may be worth an extraordinary amount of money – I mean £millions!

The Stud Hands role involves a fair amount of physical work and you need to be fit and strong for many of the daily tasks. Stud Hands handle young, large horses who react instinctively in every situation. The human interaction and handling of these foals and youngsters forms the foundation for their future as domestic horses, so it is vitally important that Stud Hands are confident, competent and can take instruction unquestioningly until fully trained up in the role.

If you take a Stud Hand job on a small stud farm your daily tasks are likely to be quite diverse, as all the daily tasks are managed by a small team. Larger stud farms have specialist teams, so your daily tasks are likely to be more specific/specialised.

When the youngstock go to sales they are absolutely immaculate in their turnout. As a Stud Hand, you may get a chance to be involved in Sales Prep (also known as Yealing Prep or Show Prep).

The working day for a Stud Hand typically starts at around 6.30am when the night staff hand over to you with any information about changes or incidents with any of the horses overnight. When the staff arrive, usually at about 7.30am, the horses will be fed, hayed, and mucking out and yard duties completed. The rest of the day will be spent attending to any veterinary issues, assisting the Vet or Farrier, assisting with coverings and/or Artificial Insemination (AI), general yard and paddock maintenance. A Stud Hands day often ends at around 4.30pm and you may be required to do a late night check at around 9pm some evenings.

Thoroughbred horses are only bred by natural covering. Over breed-types may be bred by natural covering or Artificial Insemination (AI). Thoroughbreds are never bred by Artificial Insemination.

 

Who do Stud Hands work with?

As a Stud Hand you will regularly work with other equine professionals who make up part of the Stud’s team:

  • Stud/Farm Managers
  • the Second Person (under Stud Manager)
  • Broodmare Managers
  • Stallion Managers
  • Yearling Managers
  • Foaling Attendants
  • Veterinarians
  • Farriers
  • Work Riders /Exercise Riders
  • Horse owners/syndicate members
  • Administrative staff

 

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Who can become a Stud Hand?

As with all equine jobs, stud hand jobs will differ depending on the size and operation of the various studs. In most cases, anyone with experience of general grooming can join an established team as a stud hand, and you may find job openings for trainees. Set up Job Alerts on The Grooms List and receive notification when Stud Hand jobs are available in your chosen location. If you would like to gain a formal qualification you can look for training courses, or even an Apprenticeship vacancy and earn as you learn on the job. Read on to find out more about the qualifications, what you learn and where to gain them.

 

Equine Careers - What are Stud Hands and Stud Hand Jobs - Newborn Foal by Crispin Mould

Maria, having sat up for a number of nights determined not to miss the foaling, helped the mare foal just after morning coffee time! Photo taken just after the birth.
© Crispin Mould

 

What Machinery and Equipment do Stud Hands use?

Stud Hands often have to use machinery and equipment as part of their daily job. These might include:

  • horse walkers
  • quad bikes
  • tractors and trailers
  • dumper trucks
  • harrows and rollers
  • paddock vacuum cleaners or sweepers (poo-picking machines)
  • leaf blowers/vacuums
  • equine spa
  • equine treadmill

 

What are the highs and lows of working as a Stud Hand?

As with all equine jobs, Stud Hand jobs have their share of highs and lows and you need to be mindful of these when making this choice of career pathway:

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  • It goes without saying that being part of bringing in new life in the form of a beautiful foal is an amazing experience that you would never tire of.
  • The industry is fast paced with plenty of variety in the daily and seasonal schedule.
  • There is plenty of room for career development within the stud industry, and you can build up to becoming a Broodmare/Stallion/Yearling Manager, Second Person, and ultimately Stud/Farm Manager.
  • Seeing a horse you’ve helped into the world go on to become a world class winner in any discipline is always going to be mind blowing.
  • The stud industry generally offers a long term career progression, with the opportunity

 

Lows

  • Some stud farms (but by no means all!) can feel like a bit of a conveyor belt, with a fast turnover of youngsters being bred and moving on via sales, or going into pre-training yards. We make no judgement on that, but it is a consideration to make if you are likely to become attached to the horses in your care, or you have very strong views on the early backing and producing of youngsters under saddle. Most of the big studs breed and produce for the racing world, so it’s important that you understand the nuances of this.
  • However rare, there are going to be times when things go wrong and you face losing a foal or horse in your care. Just like any animal (including humans!) things can go wrong in breeding and with young foals, and whilst you will be working closely with superb veterinarians and stud specialists, sometimes the worst comes to the worst. You will need to be very philosophical about this, otherwise the stud industry probably isn’t for you.

 

How much do Stud Hands earn?

When starting out it isn’t unreasonable to expect the National Minimum Wage, with or without accommodation, but an experienced Stud Hand can earn up to £23k-£24k pa plus accommodation. If you were to work your way up to becoming a Stud Manager you could be earning in excess of £40k pa plus accommodation.

 

 

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Getting an insight

This video by East Durham College shows a day in the life of a stud hand. A stud hand works in the equestrian industry often looking after a barn of mares and foals. This is Tony; she is a stud hand at The National Stud in Newmarket, Suffolk. Throughout the video she demonstrates what roles she fulfils on a daily basis. An average day for Tony starts at 8am and begins with feeding the horses. She explains how feeding the special horses at the national stud is different to feeding normal horses as they need extra supplements in their diets and cannot just feed on grass in a field. The video then continues to show some of her other duties that she needs to fulfil before the horses are sold and go on to horse training so that they can become quality racehorses. Whether you are interested in gaining qualifications in the equine stud industry or you’re just interested to learn more about what Stud Hand jobs entail, this video gives an interesting insight into the job role.

 

 

 

Gaining Qualifications

The National Stud, which is part of The Jockey Club, offer a range of full time, part time and short courses. For example,

Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Entry to Stud Employment Programme

After completing the 9 week residential programme, all trainees should have achieved:

• Basic Emergency First Aid
• Manual Handling Awareness
• Introduction to tractor driving – subject to driving licence requirements
• Relevant online certificates related to employment and stud work
• Level 3 Award in Transporting Horses on Short Journeys
• Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
• Recommendation for employment with a stud farm

After 6-9 months in paid employment:

• Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Racehorse Care (Breeding option)

 

Diploma in Stud Practice and Management

• National Stud’s Diploma in Stud Practice and Management
• Level 3 Certificate in Thoroughbred Stud Practice – accredited by 1st4Sport
• Level 3 Award in Transporting Horses on Short Journeys – accredited by 1st4Sport
• Basic Emergency First Aid
• Manual Handling Awareness

 

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Thoroughbred Stud Work

After the 9 week residential programme, all trainees should have achieved:

• Level 1 in Horse Care
• Basic Emergency First Aid
• Manual Handling Awareness
• Introduction to using small machinery – subject to driving licence requirements
• Relevant online certificates related to H&S and employment
• Recommendation for employment with a stud farm.

After 12 months in paid employment:

• Level 3 Award in Transporting Horses on Short Journeys
• Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care
• Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Racehorse Care (Breeding option)
• Apprenticeship Framework Certificate

 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Thoroughbred Stud Work

Over the 18 months in paid employment an Advanced Apprentice will need to achieve the following to complete the AA framework:

• Basic Emergency First Aid
• Level 3 Award in Transporting Horses on Short Journeys
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management
• Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Racehorse Care (Breeding option)
• GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or Functional Skills Level 2

 

Although these qualifications refer directly to thoroughbred stud work these skills will be invaluable to any equine breeding program, and indeed any equine yard! There are channels other than The National Stud to explore options for gaining qualifications in the stud industry. If you are interested in gaining qualifications within the stud industry do your homework and ensure you get the most out of your period of education. Find out more about equine apprenticeships here.

 

If you would like assistance and/or advice regarding finding staff or work in the equine stud industry please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are specialists in equine careers and equine recruitment.

 

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Job Description Friendly enthusiastic reliable groom to work with a small number of competition horses on a private yard in the Scottish Borders. Opportunity to groom at competitions. Willing to take on a less experienced person with the right attitude as training will be given. Private Yard with 4-6 horses. Primary interest is Eventing. Horses have a varied routine with hacking, training, competing and daily turnout. American Barn style stabling, 10 acres of turnout, 30x60m outdoor arena.   Minimum Requirements Ability to handle, look after and turn out competition horses on a small private yard and work as part of a friendly team.  Must be capable of exercising horses with owners and taking sole charge.   Accommodation details Must live out.     Benefits Excellent salary depending on age and experience.
Family showjumping stud and producing yard is now looking for a key new member to add to their team where you will have an extremely varied role – no two days the same! We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year three of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.   Our bloodlines include some of the top in the  Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in West Wales  in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines.  These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing.   Overview We are looking for a new member of the team to share equal responsibility on a rota basis. Reporting to the Yard Manager. The position is a live in or out role. Operational Hours between Monday to Sunday on a rota shift bases. Normal shifts are 8-5pm  5 days per week alternate weekend work is inclusive [ however this can change due to foaling and various activities]   Yard duties including mucking out, feeding, watering and sweeping. Grooming and general daily health care of the horses Tack cleaning Schooling and hacking Lunging/double line lunging Liaising with yard manager on any issues routines and actions needed for horses care Maintaining a tidy feed room Preparing horses for competitions including plaiting Assisting with stud duties, foaling and care Clipping   Requirements High attention to detail Competent riding ability understanding of how a horse works and what could be done to improve its way of going Good horsemanship with kind nature Clipping/bandaging/plaiting to a high standard   Other Skills/Abilities Good communication skills Ability to think on feet and be flexible Team player to fit in and respect current working practices and other team members Confidence to handle youngsters and stallions Show Jumping experience   Wage Negotiable dependant on experience statutory holiday entitlement Pension Scheme in operation with an opt out period Extremely varied role – no two days the same! Full time contract with 28 days holiday, pension and statutory sick pay. 5 days per week which includes alternate weekends ie 40 hour week. Days are usually  8-5pm this can vary during foaling season or out to competitions etc Possible place  for own horse but no pets Driving Licence essential as rural location 
Finally, we see a light at the end of the tunnel that has been COVID 19  Looking forward now and  planning to our future we are now looking for an experienced competition rider to join our team. This Warmblood Stud is the home of Stallions and Broodmares. We have the pleasure of owning and producing beautiful and versatile Warmblood horses from our broodmares and offering this year four  of our gorgeous stallions to a select number of mares AI.  Our bloodlines include some of the top in the  Country ;- Concorde, Kannan, Voltaire, Zirocco Blue, Cardento, Kashmir V. We are based in West Wales near Tregaron in a stunning rural location with purpose built equine facilities, lakes and a private fishery spread over three closely located properties. Set in the midst of the idyllic Cambrian Mountains we are graced with beautiful outriding and our horses benefit with hacking out as part of their daily routines.  These quality Warmbloods are or have competed in show jumping competition in this country and abroad or are youngsters coming through Covid restrictions allowing. This full time, live in or out role will include riding at BSJA shows you must have a strong competition record ideally or the ability to compete to a high level . Our competition horses have all been out affiliated to varying levels.  We need a competent rider. We would require  you to gain good understanding of all the horses to maximise their potential and understand their individual personalities and abilities and be able to work with the team in tailoring their exercise and work plans moving forward. Most importantly to work with our team,  getting the best from our horses. This will include general yard duties as well as guiding and nurturing the team.   The role is 5 days per week and flexibility if we go out to shows at the week days and weekends. We are a mixed yard competition horses (stallions), youngstock, broodmares and general riding horses. We have some very well bred, exciting youngsters for the future.   We are a very busy yard this could be a hugely rewarding role for the right person. Accommodation details – Live in is available  own horse considered        
Job Description Full time experienced Hunt groom to take charge of 6 quality hunters Minimum Requirements A cheerful helpful person who loves the job & understands horses hunting and hunting people. 7.5t licence would be an advantage.   Accommodation details A nice converted barn with lounge dinner,  bedroom, shower fully fitted furniture with parking outside
Job Description Friday-Monday (4 days per week) + up to 30 additional flexible days covering other staff absences etc; based at private yard in Dunsfold; yard will typically have 5-6 competition ponies (showjumpers); standard yard duties + driving 18T horsebox and grooming at a mixture of local, stay-away and small number of international shows; working in conjunction with existing groom, who will continue working Tuesday to Friday.  Accommodation available if required in two bedroom cottage. Minimum Requirements Experienced groom; cat C HGV licence required (for 18T horsebox)   Accommodation details Two bedroom cottage     Benefits 20 days holiday; food allowance when staying away; overtime  
Job Description Surrey Livery Yard & Equestrian Centre near Guildford is looking for an experienced temporary Yard Manager (or 2 part-time managers) or very experienced Head Groom or Instructor/Coach whilst they look for a permanent Manager or 2 Part-Time Managers (applicants for this position may wish to apply for the permanent role/roles advertised separately) You will need to be a Manager or a Head Groom or a Riding Instructor. You will be professional,  organised, cheerful, firm but fair, and will be commercial while placing the teaching or training of staff and liveries and animal welfare at the heart of your role. In addition to being very accomplished at all things “stable management,” you will likely hold a teaching or coaching qualification (BHSAI, BHSII or experienced Level 3 or 4 or equivalent qualifications/experience). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested. Local applicants ideal but assistance to relocate for the right applicant. Immediate start for right applicant/s.    
*Own dog welcomed * Riding opportunities *Purpose-built facilities * Stunning location! *2/3 bedroomed cottage available *Families welcomed Salary VERY negotiable for the right level of person. A keen horseman and rider our client has a permit to train his own horses but also enjoys Intermediate Event riding/Hunting/P2P alongside running a highly successful and well-established non-horsey business. Having placed the outgoing Manager some years ago now, our client is looking for someone equally amiable and accomplished (in horse and stable management),  to manage both for home and when away With the help of assistants of course! In addition, you should be someone who can combine these skills with being a  very decent rider (flat/jumper) for 7/8 top-quality horses. This is a position that comes with a lot of responsibility as the employer is very busy with a very fluid itinerary, so someone flexible and adaptable is key to allow for this. The salary on offer will reflect this level of commitment and responsibility plus skills and expertise of course. 🙂 Top location and the best of facilities ie: gallops/x country course/SJ arena/great hacking   Do call Caroline & Team for more information on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*IRO £29k GBP +/- per month depending on experience *Cost of 1 or 2 flights (neg) covered per contract period * Accommodation, all bills paid, & allowance for transport and visa applications plus health insurance allowance. *Access to camp pools, gyms etc. A private stable, 15 mins from the coast and 15 mins to main shopping malls/city centre is looking to fill a vital Instructor’s role. The centre has a capacity for 60 horses is looking for a head Instructor on a 10 month, renewable contract. Due to extreme heat, the centre is closed in July/August although accommodation is still available as part of the package. The club is situated within a large ex-pat, International community and offers livery, lessons, pony club activities, and holiday courses to the community. Teaching private and Group lessons is also required – the clientele is beginners to intermediate level members of the public. The focus of the role is on the development of young Arabian horses and off-the-track thoroughbreds. Fabulous facilities and opportunities are available to develop the Club but all activities are within the confines of the club and general area. Required Key Skills • Riding • Driving license • First-Aid • Equine First-Aid • Schooling • Teaching • Exercising • Natural Horsemanship • People Skills Required Areas Of Expertise •  Working with children Applicants must be BHS 3 or international equivalent. English is the main spoken language You must be willing and able to work & adapt to living in an international & strong family community while respecting local culture. Package includes accommodation, all bills paid, allowance for transport and visa application, flight out and one return flight per year, health insurance. Year-round accommodation if renewing contract. Depending on candidate and qualification IRO .14000 SAR = £2783.3 GBP per month./allowance 4000 SAR which could cover 1 or 2 flights. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Social environment *1:4 staff to horses ratio *Dog welcomed Lovely international dressage yard with 12-13 top quality horses, ranging from just backed youngsters to international grand Prix horses is now looking to fill a long-term, permanent position for someone who would like to work in a fun, friendly Dressage environment with high-quality performance horses. Candidates need to be happy to work within a team of very experienced owners (& a Yard Manager/Rider). They have tried and trusted ways of working so this is a job for someone willing to learn these ways rather than to ‘reinvent the wheel’ 😉 Riders currently are international small tour and International Grand Prix and they compete home and abroad. Some outings to competitions will also be a feature of the role on occasions. Exercise riding is optional, but you would need to be a confident and balanced rider. They will receive hints and tips on their riding to be the best they can be but no competition riding or schooling is required. This would be a smaller part of the role, it is a keen and cheerful grounds person that they really need. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
*Salary range £20-25K  * Live in or out -Accommodation options are available for single/couple.*Dog considered *Horse considered for exceptional candidates Family yard with 6 show jumping ponies (1x 1.38/1.48) from lowest levels to competing in Europe BSJA  are now looking for a child-friendly experienced  Groom t accompany them on their exciting journeys both at home and away at shows (Uk and abroad.) Riding is optional but you must be a lightweight jockey if you want to ride. The children are 2 daughters (ages 12 and 14 years old). They will be going onto horses in a year or so. For exceptional candidates, a horse is welcome if you have cover for it when the family travels away for show, so too would be a dog but the same would apply plus they have a terrier so you must have a non-combative dog or there could be fireworks! Sometimes the traveling will be 10-14 days away so ideally you would be used to that and embrace it happily when it occurs, you will know in good time to organise yourself. Indoor school in construction, outdoor school, 50 acres. Good facilities fit for purpose. Other staff are also employed to help/cover days off/away days.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Stud Hand An opportunity has arisen to join the team at a successful, medium sized stud farm based near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This is varied position and would suit somebody who is keen to learn a variety of aspects of stud work. We are involved in all areas of the bloodstock industry from foaling, bloodstock sales and preparation, pre training and reschooling. It is a busy yard with lots of variety and a friendly team of people. Experience within the racing/bloodstock industry is not necessary. Accommodation is provided and salary depends on experience.
*Euros 22-25K neg + accommodation (Package is flexible depending on the experience)  *5 day week *Own horse welcomed Only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside is 1,000 acres of a spectacular, private estate Full-time Equestrian Centre needs more BHS qualified people to join their progressive and forward-thinking team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to progress in their career in the Equine Industry  and who holds a BHS 3 or 2 and is willing to be supported through exams to stage 3. You will be capable of and willing to muck in and out and of course to teach and coach clients of all ages, from all walks of life. Smart, courteous people is a non-negotiable 😉 Duties include but are not limited to: Teaching and coaching -Maintain high standards of teaching in the yard (escort rides with support from relevant staff, in a safe and professional manner.) Take part in pony camps, private lessons, therapeutic riding and equine-assisted programmes. Assist the Yard Manager with livery needs and help ensure the smooth running of the livery yard. Maintaining high standards of turnout of all horses Ensuring that tack is clean and maintained fit for purpose. Ensure the animal welfare is never compromised. Facilities include:300 new cross-country jumps from knee-high to knee tremblers built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame* 21 miles of meandering bridleways * Mile-long all-weather gallop * 56 stables * Virtual horse for beginners * 50×30 meter indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences * Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
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 try to pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements Level 2 Apprentices looking to further 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 Single Accommodation in Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking, deducted at the Offset Accommodation Allowance rate currently £8.70pd £60.90 per week 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.    
* 8 am – 4.30 pm daily  *5 days a week * Salary IRO £28-£32K neg according to experience and qualifications *Fabulous career opportunity Thriving UK charity promoting the aims of the Riding for the Disabled by providing people with the opportunity to ride and have equine interaction to benefit their health and well-being is now looking for a Centre Manager with a recognised teaching qualification and relevant practical experience, to take overall responsibility. The Centre has helped many disabled children and adults over the years and some have gone on to become National and Olympic Champions in the sport of Para-Dressage, (including Sophie Christensen, Natasha Baker, and Julie Payne). Their volunteers and instructors help children and adults with a range of disabilities get a sense of independence as well as exercise and rehabilitation. The yard has 11/12  staff and numerous keen volunteers. The coaches, in partnership with physiotherapists and volunteers, work with riders who have a variety of disabilities. These include learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, visual impairment, and limb amputation. For some, who cannot ride just being around horses has a well-being benefit. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees you will have good interpersonal skills, previous management experience (people & yard including administrative abilities.)  You will be someone who leads by example whilst working harmoniously with and for others. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, you will be able to demonstrate maturity and diplomacy as well as embrace full accountability for the day to day running of the center. Ideally you will be passionate about working in this type of environment and understand both the human and equine challenges faced as well as the fun on offer! This purpose-built centre means riding and horse-based activities can be offered throughout the year. Riders can join groups or have private tuition. Facilities include a 20 x 40 indoor arena and 20 x 60 outdoor arena.  Also a classroom for lessons on horse management. Your remit will include,  but is not limited to the following: General Responsibilities, Estate and horse management Responsibilities, Administrative Responsibilities: General Responsibilities: To carry out the duties of the position in accordance with the Group’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies, disciplinary legislation and statutory regulations To ensure compliance with all Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection standing orders, confidentiality agreements, financial regulations, management policies and procedures. To be an ambassador for the Group, and represent the interests of the Group, at external events. To represent the interests of the Group in all of its dealings with riders, potential riders, volunteers, Group supporters, Group visitors and suppliers. To actively support fundraising and revenue generation in collaboration with the Hon Treasurer or other Trustees To carry out any other duties within the level of responsibility as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees. To facilitate full and free communication at all levels and among all members of the centre. Safe, secure, effective and
*Amazing accommodation and facilities * Chance to enjoy top-end show jumping & work: life balance *Salary totally negotiable for suitable candidates (£20-£26Kpa neg plus accomm). A position is now available for an enthusiastic, competent, and reasonably experienced Team Groom (not apprentice/trainee position) to join a professional Show Jumping yard and to look after an amazing string of horses with a team of people many of whom we have placed and give us great feedback!  Attention to detail and high standards are important – You must be competent in all aspects of grooming and yard work. Usual duties include but are not limited to: preparing horses for exercise, keeping the horses to a high standard, cleaning tack, mucking out/skipping out, feeding, and turning horses out to the paddock, Some riding is available, (but not a massive amount) and only if you wish. Nonriding Grooms welcomed too . Lunging would be a part of your daily routine, etc. Outstanding facilities include the smartest, most luxurious accommodation (single or couples, luxury indoor stabling, a large indoor and outdoor school, indoor warm water wash-down areas, and solariums. 200 acres of land – much of which is available for hacking/exercising the horses. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description To supervisor and monitor the Riding Academy Operations, Leading the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements A bachelors degree in equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. A miniumum of 5 years of experience as a head coach, or equivalent. Strong leadership skills, supervisory skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop comprehensive reports.   Accommodation details No live in provided.   Benefits Transportation and housing allowance is provided in the package.  
Job Description To manage an Equestrian Riding school operations. Including development and implementation of the Riding School’s curriculum in line with the Equine Institution. To lead the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements Bachelor degree in Equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. Must have comprehensive equine knowledge. Must hold an equivalent coaching qualification to the BHS Accredited Coach. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the required field. Strong leadership skills, team management, and interpersonal skills.     Accommodation details No living-in provided   Benefits Transport and accommodation allowance will be included in the overall package.    
Job Description To deliver stable management classes based on equine science knowledge to riders enrolled in the riding academy program. To support with the exercise program of horses. Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Equine Science or international equestrian certifications. A minimum of 3 years of full-time in an equestrian yard of relevant work experience. Broad knowledge and skills in equine science and management Ability to articulate information and deliver teaching effectively. Proficient in English speaking Ability to work and teach to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups.   Accommodation details Live out.   Benefits Transport, and accommodation allowance provided.  

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