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What does Job Longevity mean and why does it matter?

Job Longevity in the Equine Industry

by Kelly Wallace Horne

Job Longevity and Employment in the Equine Industry - don't just see where life takes youThe most fruitful horsey careers are built on consideration and planning. Unless you understand some of the key things recruiting employers take seriously, you cannot structure your equine career development to your maximum benefit in terms of getting the best job choices, salary and associated benefits.

Taking your first equine job and seeing where life takes you can be quite a ride, but if you stick to this as a strategy, it is unlikely to get the most the equine industry has to offer and it can lead you into some terrible situations too that can stop many a promising career in its tracks. Again social media is full of grooms with stories to tell on that front!

In this article, we ask what job longevity means and how it might positively, and negatively, impact your equine career development.

 

What does Job Longevity mean and why does it matter?

 

What Job Longevity means

 

Longevity¬†(pronouced “long-jev-itty”):¬†noun¬†¬†~¬†long existence or service

 

Job Longevity and Employment in the Equine Industry - desirable candidatesJob longevity refers to the length of time you remain in one job. This is important to future employers because it can give a real indication of your commitment to them, their yard and their horses. No one can see into the future and know what is going happen, so the past is the only indication of what can be expected but, make no mistake, it is one of the key areas that employers and recruitment agencies will consider when looking at you as an applicant. We certainly take candidates with this quality VERY SERIOUSLY!

 

 

When job longevity matters

When an employer is looking for potential candidates to join their team or take sole charge of their yard, one of the first things they will look at is your employment history.

For example:

  • If you have 5-years employment history and you have worked at two different yards for 2-3 years each. This demonstrates job longevity and is a good indication to your future employers that they can expect you to remain with them for a similar time period at least.
  • If you have 5-years employment history and you have worked at 8 different yards for less than 12 months at a time, this is often referred¬†to as¬†job hopping¬†and prospective employers would have very good reason to expect you will not be sticking around with them for long.

This can also be applied to jobs outside of the equine industry. As we’ve advised in our article 5 Top Tips to Get Your Equine Job Application Accepted, your non-equine employment history IS relevant when you apply for an equine job, and should always be included in your equine CV. One example is when you are looking for your first job in the equine industry some years into adulthood. A potential employer will not have any gauge of your stability within the equine industry, and your non-equine employment history will be even more relevant to prospective equine employers. After all, keeping your own horse for pleasure is very different to working on a yard all day caring for other people’s horses.

 

Job Longevity and Employment in the Equine Industry - Freelance and Seasonal GroomsWhen job longevity doesn’t matter

Apart from when you first start out, there really isn’t a time when job longevity doesn’t matter but there are some exceptions:

  • You may be looking for your first fully gainful employment since leaving equine college. (Your work placements might have been for set¬†time periods whilst you complete hours of hands-on experience and you are not yet ready to demonstrate stability within your job roles).
  • Some equine jobs are seasonal and job longevity is not always available in that specific discipline eg: Polo, Hunting.
  • You may choose to be a short-term groom offering emergency cover, holiday cover, seasonal cover, competition grooming etc.
  • You may be freelance and moving yard to yard is one way you run your business to maximum effect, although most freelancers will have some long-term ‚Äúregulars‚ÄĚ.

Demonstrating job longevity can be difficult when you transition from a seasonal/short-term/freelance groom into a permanent role, but prospective employers know this is not the same as job hopping, and there are lots of freelance grooms that move back into permanent employment for good periods of time.

 

Intelligent career planning: when too much of something good can be a bad thing!

Two key elements to be mindful of when planning and building your equine career are:

  • Experience
  • Commitment

 

Experience vs Commitment

It may seem like a good idea to cram gaining as much experience into as short a time as possible but you risk harming your ability to demonstrate job longevity to future prospective employers if you don’t sandwich this between some long-term positions. This is a common mistake aspiring professional grooms make. There are no shortcuts to having valuable experience with an extensive employment history, and unless you are 20+ years into your equine career (we mean purely gainful employment, not your years at the Pony Club), there is only a certain amount of valuable experience you can offer a prospective employer, and employers know this. Dipping your toe in the water of multiple industry sectors for a few months at a time is not guaranteed to convince potential employers you are an experienced groom. However, it is likely to convince them you are not committed.

 

Commitment vs Experience

Knowing what you want to do with your life can be difficult, and it may be that you want to try a number of disciplines/industry sectors before settling on one. You may also find that your choices are limited in your early career pathway. Even so, it pays to be mindful of how your employment history is panning out and how it might look on your CV.

If you take a job on a yard that you love and end up staying there for 12 years you are very lucky, and this is a very good thing. You may not have experience of the different ways various yards like things done, but this is probably unlikely to concern a future employer. They will only be concerned about the way their yard is run, and if you can demonstrate good job longevity a future employer can feel reassured that training you for their job is a worthy, long-term investment.

 

Conclusion

Being mindful of how the present may look to others in the future will put you in good stead for future career development:

  • Lots of short spells working in a wide variety of disciplines/industries is no shortcut to gaining valuable experience and employment history
  • A¬†very¬†long time in one job does not necessarily make you less desirable than someone with a more varied employment history

When you consider leaving a permanent job and looking for something else, ask yourself some very important questions as to why you really want to move on, the pros and cons of moving on now rather than a few months or more later, and what explanations you can give to potential future employers for leaving each job on your CV. The conclusions you draw and the decisions you make could be the difference between winning and having the pick of the equine jobs/best salaries and associated benefits available to you, or losing out altogether.

 

Caroline Carter Recruitment has an unrivalled reputation for giving straightforward, honest and useful career guidance, if you would like friendly, impartial, professional advice on CV planning or your next career move please do contact us. We are always happy to assist you. If you are ready to make your next move, please register and add your Jobseekers Profile (including your CV) and search our equine jobs. If we don’t have anything suitable please get in touch and we will see what we can do to help you find your perfect equine job.

 

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Job Description *Own horse a possibility *Accommodation available (live-in preferred.) We are a prestigious equestrian club based in the Cotswolds with clients ranging from Elemetary to Grand Prix level.¬† Also based at the club is the lovely Spencer Wilton – our very own Olympian. We are currently looking for a passionate and professional team player, with experience, to join our ever expanding business and friendly team. A live in groom is preferred. Benefits 25 days holiday per year Good rates of pay Pension scheme offered Accomodation provided    
*5 day week *Pets & own horse welcomed *Weekly input from accomplished trainers Opportunities for training and competing Job Description We are looking for a dedicated groom/rider to join our existing team of 5 staff members. Although you will need to help with all yard duties, your main focus will be helping our senior rider with backing, breaking and riding the young horses. Experience with starting horses is not essential but you will still need to have very good riding skills. Quiet, soft hands are critical! You will need to be relaxed and confident around young sports horses and be able to remain calm when working with them. Minimum Requirements Very good riding skills, soft hands, good balance and a quiet seat are essential. We are a close team and appreciate people with a strong work ethic and good sense of humour. You will need to be able to take constructive feedback as part of your on-going training whilst working here.   Accommodation details On site accommodation is available.   Benefits We are members of the Equestrian Employers Association and strive to ensure all our employees are well looked after both professionally and personally Employment contracts provided by us, using the up to date EEA contract creator Opt-in pension plan Health and safety is supervised by an external H&S consultant and reviewed regularly Annual leave is 28 days including bank holidays Opportunities for training and competing  
Job Description *Pets welcomed *Own horse a possibility *Wage above NMW *Riding optional¬† on site accommodation available. ¬† National Hunt/Flat Racing Yard set in around 100 acres of fields and farmland, with fantastic facilities and around 40 horses is looking for a Yard Person for all on the ground duties. Riding optional. ¬† This friendly yard (regulars at the Grand Nationals and with many big wins under their belts), offers the opportunity to take the horses in your care racing. Centrally based and near to such racecourses as; Hereford, Worcester, Warwick, Chepstow and Cheltenham. You would need some prior relevant experience and of course and at the very least must be confident and capable around fit, young thoroughbred horses. You¬†would be expected to work 4 days (1 morning and one weekend every other week.)  
*Negotiable salary with accommodation provided & bills paid *Own horse welcome *1 Dog welcome 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, for the duration of approx 2-4 weeks. 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 ‚Äėhome‚Äô at the moment. A second farm has the mares, foals and young horses up to two years old. Experience with young stock is an asset. 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. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
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
Job Description Exciting opportunity to join a small boutique stud farm in the heart of the Cotswolds as a Second Person. This a full-time position and you will be required to work every second weekend. Suitable applicants should have experience with handling mares and foals, yearling prep, horses out of training and general maintenance of the stud. Excellent salary and accommodation is available. Start date November/December
*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 Schockem√∂hle. 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.
*up to ¬£20,000 per annum *Live in or out (2 bedroom 2 bathroom self-contained onsite with amazing views.) *All bills excluding food and phone included Job Description   We have decided to take on a Deputy Manager position to run alongside our new Yard Manager to assist her and to take charge on days off and holidays.   We are predominantly a dressage yard but also a stud as well, so someone who wants to learn more with us is the perfect candidate. Our horses welfare is of the upmost importance, so a keen eye for detail is necessary to keep our horses in the amazing condition they are. We would prefer live out but live in is also easily a possibility. Minimum Requirements A candidate with a positive can do attitude is a must.¬† Someone who is going to go the extra mile when needed.¬† Someone who has dealt with sport horses. Previous stallion handling is a bonus but by no means expected and we are more than happy to train someone to how we like things.¬† Plaiting for competitions is also a bonus.¬† Working as part of a team and being able to take over when the Yard Manager is away, so the yard runs as smoothly as possible. Also the possibility of coming to shows with us if wanted and capable,   Accommodation details 2 bedroom 2 bathroom self contained flat that has a shared living room and kitchen.¬† onsite with amazing Views and we pay all your household bills excluding food and phone.¬† This is all included in our package.   Benefits Accommodation and associated costs included, enrolment onto state pension scheme, 28 days paid holiday  
Job Description ūüôā Situated in the thoroughbred heartland of Ireland, with easy access to all the main stallion farms, leading veterinary support, as well as road, air and ferry transport routes. ūüôā Yearling Sales Prep opportunity at a well established Irish Stud for a hard-working person with a good level of horsemanship. Previous experience of sales prep an advantage, but not essential. The successful candidate will be able to handle yearling colts and work well in a busy industrious team. For less experienced Stud Hands this is an opportunity to gain experience. 350 acres of prime stud land with top-class facilities such as the modern American Barns, Horse Walker, Lunge Rings and Stud Railing throughout. Vehicles available for you to drive so own car isn’t essential. Immediate start possible (Covid-19 restrictions allowing).   Accommodation details Onsite accommodation is available if required. Utility bills paid.   Benefits Salary will vary depending on experience. Opportunity for further training. Car/s available to use if you don’t have a car. Free accommodation with utility bills paid. Competitive salary. Other employment opportunities are available. Permanent positions are also available.
*¬£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 ‚Äėhome‚Äô 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 ‚Äėscreening‚Äô 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
*5-day week *¬£22 – ¬£24K pa depending on experience *Great career opportunity BD approved competition centre & Dressage yard requires a professional, motivated, team member to take responsibility for the care and management of a range of horses including dressage horses, mares & foals, yearlings and other young stock. We have excellent facilities including 2 arenas and private gallops. The yard aims to produce high-class horses and ponies for dressage. We have enjoyed numerous successes at Futurity, Young pony classes and elite foal tours. Several Windmill youngsters have qualified for the BEF Equine pathway. As a private family yard, someone with a sense of fun who enjoys dogs and horses and children would be most welcome! Minimum Requirements We are looking for someone who can offer the following, or is committed to learning aspects of the role. You MUST be an experienced groom as we require a high level of care for all our horses and participation in all yard duties is part of the job. Skilled management of fit competition horses Skilled management of mares and foals, including participating in stud duties during the breeding season Skilled management of colts Skilled lunging, bandaging and plaiting skills required. Equine first aid skills Confident to hack and ride gallops ‚Äď this is the minimum level of riding required. Experience in backing young horses, or a willingness to learn. Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with the team and professional visitors Ability to work 5 days per week including 1 weekend day Accommodation details regretfully we cannot offer accommodation or your own horse, but the job will involve riding. Benefits We offer you a competitive salary and 5 weeks A/L plus bank holidays. We will take your professional development seriously and you will be offered the opportunity to develop your skills through coaching, NVQ or equivalent.  
Working alongside Caroline, who has approaching 20 years Equine sales and Marketing and Recruitment experience – This is a unique and fabulous career opportunity with chance to develop the role for the right person. Looking for a self-employed, enthusiastic, organised and ambitious individual to join the Grooms List Team. Previous sales and/or recruitment experience ideal but not essential (training provided) BUT what is essential is the following: Max 30 minutes from SG17, Bedfordshire Equestrian knowledge Written, verbal and telephone communication skills Social media awareness Own PC and general PC skills (word, excel, outlook etc) Results-driven, focussed personality Initial commitment after training of 20 hours pw. Possibility of some working from home. Please email your CV and a covering letter to caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com in the first instance. CLOSING DATE 21st August 2020
*Family with child welcome *Single people also welcomed (shared accomm)*Dogs and pets welcome *Room for one horse *Salaries totally negotiable from ¬£23,400pa plus 2-bed accomm. Fabulous and unusual opportunity for a lovely, long term lifestyle position. Kind, professional, country & animal-loving couple or 2 single people required for this unique position. This is a quiet and remote location so you will need to be self-sufficient and enjoy such circumstances and you will need to possess a flexible attitude to the role. These jobs entail sole charge of a smallholding/farm in a beautiful location with 5 heavy horses and various other farm animals ie: cows, sheep /goats/cats/poultry(rare breeds bred). You must be capable and experienced with using initiative and taking sole charge and experienced in carriage driving (min pairs or ploughing) and both able to ride also for hacking and showing. Capable and confident handler also essential as 18-month-old colt kept, (intended to become a stallion) as well as various other heavy horses mares/geldings of all ages…but all big. You will need to know what you are doing!¬† ūüôā Ideally licensed to drive an 11/12t lorry and used to transporting horses and all the paraphernalia required or you will be contracted to gain your HGV within a certain time period post-employment. See¬† https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/driving-goods-vehicles-car-driving-licence & https://thegroomslist.co.uk/get-an-hgv-licence/ ¬†¬†¬†¬† Day to day yard management required with no heavy maintenance duties, (others employed for that). Horses 80% ūüôā Other animals 15% ūüôā Maintenance 5%. Some showing and shows attended where you would be required to drive the horses to the venue, care for the horses at the venue, possibly show the horses if you are capable. Quiet, peaceful hacking available. Salary negotiable from ¬£400/¬£450pw pp depending on skills, qualifications and experience (including 2-bed accommodation).   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com ¬† ¬†        
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockem√∂hle, 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‚Äôs license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‚Äėodd-jobs‚Äô 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.  
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THIS VACANCY,¬† WE WILL¬†ONLY¬†ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM JOB SEEKERS WITH: A CURRENT CV ATTACHED TO A CURRENT JOB SEEKER PROFILE Job Description *Upwards of ¬£500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt¬† yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements Friendly working atmosphere and a fabulous location with the best of facilities awaits. You must be confident and experienced in handling and riding TB’s. This would suit a professional NH/Flat Racing Groom & Rider with excellent references. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team.¬†   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Package totally negotiable for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Well appointed house available for couples *HGV essential Lovely, long term job for a single person or a working couple. Position (s) suited to experienced and competent person(s) for a position on a family yard with top competition standards and where they are used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run show jumping yard in Warwickshire needs an experienced Groom(s)/Exercise Rider(s) to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children‚Äôs ponies. All usual duties. Youngstock and retired horses also kept in the field so will need to be used to handling young stock. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. The role includes some all usual yard work home but away at shows too to professional standards. Team player essential. Some weekends so flexibility required. On-site accommodation provided (not shared, could be a house for a couple or a flat). 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. ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā 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‚Äôs prize money makes millions plus Sandro¬†Hit plus stallions F√ľrstenball, 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 M√ľhlen 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! 🙂 ūüôā Caroline’s comments ūüôā 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 Schockem√∂hle, 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 ‚ÄúStern-Buchholz‚ÄĚ site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brands√§tter 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.  
*Major Career opportunity 🙂 *Lots of riding available * Training available on the ground and in the saddle from an exceptional horseman and his Head Rider*Soonest start *Package to ¬£360pw plus accommodation ¬† Great opportunity to develop your career in the exciting world of pro 3* Eventing, thoroughbred pretraining, showjumping and rehabilitation. This is a rare chance to work alongside and learn from a well-respected horseman established at the highest level and who is now looking for someone keen to learn and grow.¬† ¬† This is primarily a Riders role though you will be expected to pitch in with Grooming duties as and when required. Attitudes and an interest in the sport are more important than heavyweight experience, but you must be a capable rider willing to sit on younger TB horses who have been started and ‚Äėridden away‚Äô by others. Reliability, energy and interest in the sport essential. ¬† Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. max 10 stones in weight/ability to handle/help back and break & ride youngstock essential (all done with care, time and intelligence) ¬† Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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

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

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