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What is a Workplace Pension?

What is a Workplace Pension?

by Kelly Wallace Horne

Since April 2017, it’s compulsory that all eligible employees receive a Workplace Pension as part of their employment contract, and this applies to grooms working in the equine industry. There is still a lot of confusion surrounding Workplace Pensions ie:

  • who is eligible for one?
  • who should be paying into one?

We have put together a simple guide researched to answer 10 common questions regarding Workplace Pensions in the equine industry. Our sources are reliable authorities on these matters and they provide much more detailed and official detail for you. They are listed at the bottom of this article. We have summarised some of their instructions for ease and convenience but you must satisfy yourself that you remain compliant with the exact details of what they instruct and advise – obviously we are not pension experts.

In this article we cover:

  1. what is a Workplace Pension?
  2. what does this mean?
  3. who should expect to receive one?

 

25th Fenruary 2020: We understand from The Pensions Advisory Service that there are no planned increases or changes from April 2020, so all contribution percentages and salary thresholds are to remain the same.

 

1. What is a Workplace Pension Scheme?

A Workplace Pension scheme helps employees save for their retirement through contributions deducted directly from their wages. The majority of schemes will also provide other benefits, for example, support for the recipients partner in the event of death. If an employee is eligible for automatic enrolment, their employer has to enrol them into the scheme.

In the past, employees had to set up their own personal pension scheme. Now, with the compulsory Workplace Pension most employees are signed up straight away and have to arrange to opt out if they no longer want to pay into the pension scheme. The money paid into the Workplace Pension scheme comes straight out of the employees wages, so it’s already been deducted when salary goes into the bank, just like tax, National Insurance or a student loan repayment.

 

What is a Workplace Pension - employees who are eligible

2. Who is eligible to receive a Workplace Pension?

Employers must enrol all eligible employees into their Workplace Pension. This is referred to as “automatic enrolment”. Employees will be eligible if:

  • they work on an employed basis, notself-employed or freelance groom
  • they are aged 22 or over
  • they are under State Pension age
  • they earn more than £10,000 a year (£192.30 or more gross weekly)
  • they usually work in the UK

 

 

3. Who pays into the Workplace pension? The employer, or the employee?

What is a Workplace Pension - employer contributionsUsually both! Unlike other ways of saving, a Workplace Pension means the employee isn’t the only one paying money in. The employer has to contribute too, as long as the employee earns over £6,136 a year (£118 gross weekly). Both the employee and the employer must pay a percentage of the employees earnings into the Workplace Pension scheme.

Employees also get a contribution from the government in the form of tax relief. This means some of the salary that the government would have taken as income tax is paid directly into the Workplace Pension instead.

When an employer automatically enrols an employee into their Workplace Pension scheme, they must write to the employee to inform them of:

  • the date they’ve added the employee to the pension scheme
  • the type of pension scheme and who runs it
  • how much they will contribute and how much the employee will have to pay in
  • how the employee can leave the scheme should they want to

An employer can delay the date they must enrol a new employee into a pension scheme by up to 3 months, but they must:

  • tell the employee about the delay in writing
  • let the employee join the Workplace Pension scheme in the meantime if they ask to

If an employee works part time and earns less than £10,000 employees can still ask to join, in which case the employer can’t refuse the request and must make contributions, but employers are not expected to enrol them automatically.

 

4. How much is paid into a Workplace Pension?

There is a minimum total amount that has to be contributed by both the employee and the employer, based on your total earnings between £6,136 (£118 gross weekly) and £45,000 a year before tax (£865.38 gross weekly). This is known as “qualifying earnings”. Qualifying earnings include:

  • salary or wages
  • bonuses and commission
  • overtime
  • statutory sick pay
  • statutory maternity, paternity or adoption pay

What is a Workplace Pension - plan for your retirementSo, for example, if a Groom earns £350 gross weekly (£18,200 a year), the contribution would be a percentage of £12,064 (the difference between £6,136 and £18,200).

As of April 2019 the minimum amount required to pay in has been 5% from the Groom and 3% from the employer. We understand from The Pensions Advisory Service that there are no planned increases or changes from April 2020, so all contribution percentages and salary thresholds are to remain the same.

Some employers apply the minimum pension contribution to the whole of the employee’s earnings, not just to qualifying earnings. This depends on how the Workplace Pension scheme is set up.

To offer a very basic example, each payday:

  • the employee puts in £40
  • the employer puts in £30
  • the employee gets £10 “tax relief” – £10 is deducted from income tax and paid into the Workplace Pension instead

A total of £80 goes into the employees pension.

In simpler terms: for a groom aged 25 or over who earns the National Living Wage of £8.72 and works a 5.5 day/44-hour week, the groom will contribute £13.35, their employer will contribute £7.95 per week, making a combined contribution of £21.20 to the Workplace Pension scheme (based on the qualifying portion of the salary). You can work out the contribution on any salary using the Money Advice Service Workplace Pension Contribution calculator here.

Employers:

Pension contributions are an allowable business expense, so you will also receive tax relief on the contributions you make to your employees Workplace Pension. You can read more on this by clicking here.

Grooms:

If you are not sure whether you pay Workplace Pension contributions on qualifying earnings or on full earnings, talk to your employer. Your employer will let you know how much of your earnings you need to contribute. They might tell you this as a sum of money or as a percentage. If they give you a percentage, you can find out what it means in pounds and pence using the Workplace Pension Contribution Calculator provided by The Money Advice Service by clicking here.

 

What is a Workplace Pension - an easy way to save for your retirement5. When and how are the Workplace Pension contributions paid?

Once an employee is automatically enrolled, contributions to the Workplace Pension will start straight away. Employer’s deduct the employees contribution directly from the employees pay, whether the salary period is weekly, monthly, or four weekly. This means that the employee doesn’t have to budget for the contribution out of their “take-home” salary, as when they receive their wages the pension contribution has already been paid.

 

 

6. How does the Workplace Pension work when an employee has more than one job?

If an employee has more than one job, each job is treated separately for automatic enrolment purposes. This means an employee might be enrolled on more than one Workplace Pension scheme, and this is fine.

Each employer will check whether the employee is eligible to join their pension scheme and will automatically enrol the employee into their Workplace Pension scheme.

If you work any of your part time jobs on a self-employed or freelance basis you will not be eligible for a Workplace Pension for that particular workplace. You can read more about pensions for self-employed and freelance workers below.

Grooms:

If you don’t want to be a member of more than one scheme you can choose to opt out of one of them, but you don’t have to. You can pay into more than one pension scheme if you want to.

Important info:

What is a Workplace Pension - plan to retireIf you earn more than £6,032 (£116 gross weekly) but less than £10,000 (£192.30 gross weekly) in any of your jobs you won’t be automatically enrolled in that employer’s pension scheme, but you can ask to join and your employer cannot refuse you.

Bear in mind that if you earn less than £6,032 a year (£116 gross weekly) in ALL of your part time jobs you won’t be automatically enrolled on any pension scheme, and you may not have sufficient pension to live on when you reach retirement age – it pays to think and do some calculations ahead! You want to be able to enjoy your retirement with your horses, not still be having to work to make ends meet! NB: In this situation, you can still ask to join your employers’ pension schemes and they cannot refuse you, but your employer doesn’t have to contribute.

Use the Workplace Pension Contribution Calculator provided by The Money Advice Service to check what the pension situation is for each of your part time jobs. Remember, information for each job must be put into the calculator separately – don’t add your salaries together or you’ll get the wrong result! Go to the calculator by clicking here.

 

7. What happens to the Workplace Pension when an employee changes jobs?

It’s important to know what happens to a Workplace Pension when the employee leaves a job and starts a new one. This is largely the employee’s responsibility as the employer’s obligations have ended with the termination of the employment contract.

Grooms:

What you do about your pension when you change jobs depends on what types of Workplace Pension schemes you’ve been enrolled on.

It’s very important to keep records of the pension providers your employers have enrolled you through. The pension belongs to you, not your employers, so you need to be in the know! Always ask each of your employers for the details of their Workplace Pension scheme and keep it safe, even after you’ve left your job with them!

When you leave a job you may choose to:

  • leave your pension in your old employer’s scheme to be paid to you when you retire
  • transfer your pension to a new Workplace Pension scheme with your new employer
  • transfer your pension to a personal pension that you manage yourself

What is a Workplace Pension - Moving your pension to a new job

If you worked at your job for less than 2 years before leaving, you may be able to get a refund on what you’ve contributed. Check with your employer or the pension scheme provider.

Always speak to the Workplace Pension provider (the pension company, not your employer/former employer) about your options when leaving a job – the options available to you will differ depending on the particular pension provider your employer has used. If necessary, you can also get independent advice on your options. The Citizen’s Advice Bureau provide information on gaining independent financial advice here.

The Money Advice Service website has guidance on what to do if you are thinking about transferring a pension at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk.

Don’t forget to let your old pension provider know where you are if you change address later on. It’s easy to lose touch and this can make things more difficult when you retire and need your pension!

 

What is a Workplace Pension - Having more than one pension scheme

8. How do self-employed workers receive a Workplace Pension?

If a worker is self-employed, or works for someone else on a self-employed/freelance basis, the client (who would otherwise be the employer) has no Workplace Pension responsibilities, and it is entirely the worker’s responsibility to set up their own pension. Saving for your retirement is very important, so don’t overlook this critical part of ‘future proofing’. It’s important  that self-employed and freelance workers find out about paying into a personal pension scheme. You can read more on this from The Money Advice Service here.

 

9. What if an employee has already got a pension?

An employee can have more than one pension scheme, so enrolling on a Workplace Pension scheme is not affected by any other pensions already held.

 

10. What if I don’t want to pay into a Workplace Pension?

Employers:

All employers have to automatically enrol their eligible workers into a Workplace Pension, this isn’t something you can opt out of.

As an employer you cannot:

  • unfairly dismiss or discriminate against an employee for being in a Workplace Pension scheme
  • encourage or force an employee to opt out of the Workplace Pension

It is well worth noting failure to automatically enrol eligible employees for a Workplace Pension can incur fines, plus you will have to pay backdated payments into your employees’ Workplace Pension schemes which, over time, can run into thousands of pounds. Your employees will also have to make backdated contributions. We can all agree, this is not a situation anyone wants to find themselves in!

If your employee asks to opt out of your Workplace Pension scheme it’s advisable that you don’t simply act upon the outcome of a casual chat – get everything in writing.

NB: If an employee works part time and earns less than £10,000 they can still ask to join your Workplace Pension scheme, and you can’t refuse them.

If an employee has opted out of the Workplace Pension scheme you are required to automatically re-enrol them into the scheme every 3 years (from the date you first enrolled them) if they’re still eligible for it. This is a legal requirement. You must write to the employee when you do this, and the employee can leave the scheme again, but only after you’ve re-enrolled them, not before.

The Pensions Regulator website (part of www.gov.uk) has some very useful tools that will help you to find the information you need, with simple Question and Answer forms that will walk you through to the relevant information that is specific to you. You can find these tools by clicking here.

 

Grooms:

You can opt out of your employer’s Workplace Pension scheme after you’ve been enrolled, but if you do, you’ll lose out on your employer’s contribution to your pension, as well as the government’s contribution in the form of tax relief. You may also find yourself without an adequate pension to live on when you reach retirement age!

For most people, staying in a Workplace Pension is a good idea, especially as your employer must contribute to it as well. The contribution your employer makes to your pension is part of your overall salary package – so opting out is a bit like turning down pay!

There are circumstances in which it might make sense to opt out, for example, if you’re dealing with unmanageable debt. It’s not a good idea to opt out purely so you have more disposable income each week/month!

What is a Workplace Pension - Keep paying into a pension fund

 

How can an employee leave (or “opt out”) of the Workplace Pension?

Your employer will have sent you a letter telling you that you’ve been added to the scheme and you can opt out at any time, if you want to:

  • ask the company that provides your employer’s Workplace Pension scheme for an opt-out form. Ask your employer for the details you need.
  • You must then return your completed form to your employer, not to the people who run the scheme.
  • If you opt out within a month of being added to the scheme, you’ll get back any money you’ve already paid in.
  • You may not be able to get your payments refunded if you opt out later – they’ll usually stay in your pension until you retire.
  • You can opt out by contacting the pension provider. Your employer must tell you how to do this.

NB: Your employer is required to automatically re-enrol you in the scheme every 3 years (from the date you were first enrolled) if you’re still eligible for the Workplace Pension scheme. This is a legal requirement and they’ll write to you when they do this. You can leave the scheme again, but only after you’ve been re-enrolled.

 

Can I reduce my payments into the Workplace Pension?

You may be able to reduce the amount you contribute to your Workplace Pension for a short time. Check with both your employer and your pension provider to see if you can do this and how long you can do it for.

 

Can I opt back into a Workplace Pension?

You can do this at any time by writing to your employer. They are not legally obliged to accept you back into their workplace scheme if you’ve opted in and then opted out in the past 12 months, so make sure you really want to opt out before making any bold moves.

 

Sources and further reading

The Government website gives more detail on Workplace Pensions here.

The Money Advice Service gives more detail on Workplace Pensions here.

The Citizens Advice Bureau gives more details on Workplace Pensions here.

Use the Money Advice Service Workplace Pension Contribution calculator here.

Self-employed and freelance workers can find out more on the Government website about the different types of private pension here.

For employers, Pru Adviser gives further information about business tax relief on pension contributions here.

Both employers and employees can contact ACAS for information and advice on any matter regarding employment. You can find contact details for ACAS here.

All information is correct at the time of publishing this article (February 2019). This article offers basic guidelines, and we always advise you to consult financial and pension experts before acting.

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Job Description Fantastic opportunity to head a professional eventer’s yard based in Oxfordshire Minimum Requirements Must be capable of: All normal stable duties, handling fit competition horses, exercising/lunging, managing a busy yard, being a team player, good communication and honesty, 5* turnout to include plaiting and clipping   Accommodation details Onsite cottage, sharing with 2/3 others. Wifi, bills etc included     Benefits Excellent salary/package for the right experienced candidate, travelling to 5* competitions. Top of the range facilities  
*Dog welcome *Possibility of horse *£400pw plus nice accommodation * Previous Groom has been with family >10 years *Partner welcomed *5, 5.5 or 6 day week neg. A friendly family whose Groom has been with them a long time is now looking to find someone for the long term again for a year-round position. 4 horses in work and 2 retired. Whole family rides (hacks) and father is keen to hunt but being a fairly mature gentleman,  his family would like someone ‘to keep him safe and out of trouble on the hunting field’ so you must be able to drive him and horses to the meet and hunt alongside. Family hack together when they can. Lovely facilities including a menage, great hacking and very well equipped yard. You must have relevant experience from a similar role. None smokers only please Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Excellent facilities *Own horse welcomed – Chance to train with 4* Event Rider/regular lessons/help and travelling to events and shows. *Opportunity to be put through HGV driving test Do you love horses and have a passion for the sport of Eventing? Do you enjoy working to professional standards? Do you want to progress your own riding? Talented event rider with a string of ‘self-produced’ event horses, (ranging from 3yo to CCI4*) is now looking for a keen right-hand person to join them on the next leg of their journey which is towards an ambitious & exciting future. As a motivated junior Groom on their way up, you will have some experience of performance horses & youngstock (in a paid role), but be hungry to learn more and gain quality 1:1 training. Whilst this position is on an eventing yard, someone from other disciplines would be considered but must have a keen interest in eventing. 😉 You will work alongside the Rider in caring for their horses daily and you should be able to lunge, be happy to assist with starting young horses (from the ground, full training given)and ideally able to confidently hack young competition horses. The role includes all normal yard duties – mucking out, haying, feeding, cleaning tack, putting horses on the walker, bathing and the general care of horses. Applicants should be able to turn out to a reasonable standard (plaiting, clipping etc.) Each horse is treated as an individual and receives the highest standard of care. This is generally a 6-day week position in season but out of season, there will be some flexibility on this. Also, whilst this is a live-out position, if you are from outside the area, assistance can be given to help you locate suitable accommodation 🙂 Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
Job Description We are a prestigious equestrian club based in the Cotswolds with clients ranging from Elemetary to Grand Prix level.  Also based here is the lovely Spencer Wilton – our very own Olympian. We are currently looking for a passionate and professional team player, with experience and lots of enthusiasm, to join our ever expanding business and friendly team. No accommodation available. Benefits 25 days holiday per year Good rates of pay Pension scheme offered    
*Chance to put your career as a Dressage Groom ‘on the map’ *Accommodation available Olympic Dressage Rider Oxfordshire needs a Groom to help care for his/clients dressage horses and help with the day to day alongside a very strong Team. This is a position which would suit someone with some paid experience with performance horses but is now ready to work alongside the best and get to the top of their game. If you are taking your career as a Groom seriously and enjoy Dressage, this is one not to be missed as this position will in time open many doors and be a great boost to any CV! Lovely friendly yard with great team. Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Accommodation available or live out *Very competitive and negotiable remuneration from Negotiable (iro £24/£25Kpa) depending on experience Advanced Dressage Rider in training and livery with internationally renowned Rider/Coach at top yard in Oxfordshire needs an experienced Groom to care for her 6 dressage horses and help with the day to day . There could be exercise riding/more for the right person or not. The Rider/owner 100% will pitch in and help. Must be able to care for competition horses at the highest level, plait clip etc and should be happy to attend competitions at least once a month. Ideal but optionally it would be great if you were able to drive an 18t/Left hand Drive lorry. Good people skills required as well as horse skills as you will need to work on the trainer’s yard harmoniously with other staff employed there, although the horses will be sole charge responsibility. Lovely friendly yard with great team.   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the United Kingdom’s most professional Dressage training yards alongside a legendary Rider/Trainer and his Team but sole charge for one of his valued clients. Amazing career opportunity! Please apply directly to Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description We are looking for a member of staff to join our team on an Eventing/livery yard in Oxfordshire. The job would be 5.5 days a week, including a minimum of 1 weekend day each week, 7:30am-5pm. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of equestrianism but doesn’t necessarily need to have had an equestrian based job previously. You will need to be confident and comfortable handling fit/young event horses and also be happy to occasionally be working alone. Attitude is much more important than experience for this job, we want someone willing, hard working, and keen to learn! This role will include mucking out, turning out/bringing in, putting horses on and off the walker, haying, feeding, keeping the yard tidy, tacking up/untacking, grooming and general horse care, poo picking and possibility of some riding for the correct candidate. There is an option to bring own horse. Pay will be dependant on experience. Minimum Requirements Basic knowledge of horse care. Ability to handle and care for fit competition horses. Good people skills. Ability to be a part of a team. Clean driving license and access to vehicle.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation located 2.5 miles from the yard is available.   Benefits This is an opportunity to work in a very friendly environment whilst also learning and developing horse care skills  
   * Salary starting £30,000K totally negotiable upwards plus accommodation depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed No 1 Experienced Show Jumping Competition Groom required for a vacancy with a very ambitious & competitive family. Must be an experienced show groom in the UK and abroad – must have a proven record.Good references ESSENTIAL & confidentiality assured. You should be willing to regularly travel home and abroad and experienced driving  26t+ lorries transporting horses to training and shows. You don’t need to be a great rider but happy to hack out would be a benefit as would ability to lunge –  even better if you are a good rider! 18 quality jumping horses and homebred/ other young stock destined for a career in SJ/jumping all kept in top accommodation to the highest standards. Pets and horse welcome BUT there will not be much chance for someone to work their own horse as you will be away quite a lot!  You could take a dog with you so long as it is well behaved Nice accommodation Great team environment with a young, energetic.motivated and progressive team. Lots of foreign travel, originally in Europe but  possibly also America in the next 12 – 18 months Top class facilities to work in with brand new indoor arena and stabling so not too much getting wet in the winter and lovely heated kitchen etc 🙂 Fairly flexible on number of days worked, can work around anything between 5 and 6 but obviously will be straight through when away at shows Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email Caroline @carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
*Lovely country estate *IRO  £20-24K  PA (pro-rata) +  accommodation *Fully furnished one bedroom flat available. Beautiful boutique Stud with 10 mares in foal for 2021, (the first due to foal on 14th January and the last on 13th April 2021) is looking for someone with experience in foaling and sitting up. A genuinely experienced, live in thoroughbred Stud Hand is required for this role with a ‘solid foaling experience’ on their  Cv . You must be capable of professionally managing the process when it goes right and as occasionally can happen, when it goes wrong. Knowing when to ask for help is key! A team approach to typical stud work with associated stud hours ie: sometimes quiet and other times round the clock eg: foaling season (CCTV in all flats). Mares and foals/young stock/R+R for racehorses all kept and some sales prep required etc. TB experience essential gained working as a Stud hand on a thoroughbred stud. Based amidst thousands of acres in the heart of Wiltshire this Stud is on a private Estate consisting of the Stud itself, farmland, woodland and gardens. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Top, professionally run Eventing Yard with a team of talented horses, from four-year-olds through to 5* is now looking for an additional and key member to add to the team. It is a combined role, to work alongside our Head Girl and Apprentice. You will need to be a confident and competent rider able to handle international event horses under saddle. You will be expected to keep horses fit while Rider is away. As part of the team, you will also be involved in all usual yard duties to a high standard in order to keep our horses happy and in peak condition. You will work a six-day week. Pay will reflect your age and experience. Based near Cirencester in a purpose-built yard with a large outdoor school, an American barn with stacking for twenty horses, a horse walker etc. Minimum Requirements Experience riding horses is essential   Accommodation details Accommodation is available if required   Benefits It will be possible to bring your own horse. The rider is also an experienced trainer and there will be regular training sessions if required.  
Job Description Part time groom at a dressage yard in Suffolk. Professional Yard with high standards, candidates must be confident in handling large competition fit dressage horses with a good knowledge horse care. All normal yard duties daily. Some riding possible, depending on experience. Some training will be provided if needed.   Minimum Requirements CV required showing all past experience working with horses. Must have good common sense and a feeling for horses   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description Full time groom at a dressage yard in Suffolk. Professional Yard with high standards, candidates must be confident in handling large competition fit dressage horses with a good knowledge horse care. All normal yard duties daily. Some riding possible, depending on experience. Some training will be provided if needed.   Minimum Requirements CV required showing all past experience working with horses. Must have good common sense and a feeling for horses   Accommodation details Possible for the right candidate   Benefits    
Job Description *Salary £ 29,700 PA Totally negotiable * Lovely apartment *Pets welcome *Car available for use NB: COVID STATUS – There is now no quarantine period required for people travelling to Switzerland from most European countries, including the UK and Ireland. Minimum Requirements: Excellent horse knowledge, horsemanship, experience with horses, responsible and reliable person, able to work in a team and independently:  daily care of horses, handling young stock, mucking out:   Language English or German:  British, Euro or EFTA Passport Accommodation details: Very nice apartment on the farm Benefits: Good salary, 13th. month extra, 50 hours per week, 4 weeks paid vacation  
Job Description * IRO £400/£450  (neg & The only bills are gas.) *5 or 5.5 days pw *Pets  considered ** Looking for a full time groom to join our team** Based in Warwickshire, active showjumping competition yard with 7 horses in work ranging from 3yos to 1m40 plus horses. Brand new fully furnished live in position if required.This is an amazing yard with indoor and outdoor ménage, Walker and good turnout. Ideally you will have ridden to a high standard, You will be required to ride young horses at home and contribute actively to the training plans. You must have HGV Lic. We have a few part time staff who work most mornings to assist with mucking out, the yard is run by Daisy on a full time basis with assistance from the family. We usually have 7 horses in  and a breeding stock of 3 broodmares and 12 young horses all undercover but deep littered. •  Must have at least 3 years experience working with competition horses. •  Work well as a team but equally be happy to take sole charge of the yard.  •  All normal yard duties (feeding, mucking out, clipping, tacking up etc ) • We are regularly competing, so applicant must be happy to travel. • HGV is  necessary.   Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Brand new fully furnished Double live in accommodation available.   Benefits    
Job Description 🙂 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. 🙂 Foal Prep opportunity at a well established Irish Stud for a hard-working person with a good level of horsemanship. The successful candidate will be able to handle foals  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.
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO £450pw plus accommodation Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone to help the Team when at home but also to drive his lorry and manage competition horses home & abroad when competing. Ideally, you will have previous experience and an interest in the sport. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. All duties required and good standard of turnout, horsemanship and competition experience essential. 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
Job Description Be part of our Team and help us look after our event- and dressage horses. We are a friendly but professional yard and are looking to find someone who is prepared to work hard, has good social skills and some experience in handling horses. Every third week end off. 28 days holiday per year Single accommodation Fair wage package and own horse welcome.  Training for NVQ/BHS exams if desired. Riding not essential   Minimum Requirements Must have experience in handling horses   Accommodation details Single, clean 2 or 3 bedroom mobile home or shared cottage   Benefits Bring your own horse Get qualifications whilst working Be part of our team      
Job Description Small family livery, in Peak District on the Pennine Bridleway. Part-time help required for grass livery (assisted), meadow grazing 24/7 all year, daily checks, hay nets, rugs, vets/farrier. Mostly unbacked, out of work. Minimum Requirements Groom/yard experience, preferably suit a freelance Groom   Accommodation details N/A   Benefits Hourly rate, to be agreed Flexible hours
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description *Up to £24kpa  *Accommodation available if required Equestrian Centre Manager. Minimum BHSAI. 4/5 days per week, including one weekend day.  An integral part of the Senior Team to assist in the day to day running of our busy Riding School, Livery yard and competition centre. Be efficient in Health & Safety, Risk Assessment & Equine care. Be self-motivated and enthusiastic to work with our team. Can help locate accommodation if required. Minimum Requirements BHSAI   Accommodation details Can help locate accommodation if needed.   Benefits    
Job Description Approx 25 hours a week to include some at the weekend. Reasonably flexible on days. Yard hours are 7.30-12.30 and 1-5 pm so hours can be made up of a mixture of both or full days. £9.20 per hour gross on the payroll.   General Yard routine: feeding/haying/watering.  Mucking out/ bedding down/sweeping.  Rugging  up/ turning out/ bringing in. Grooming/ bathing/tack cleaning. Other associated jobs ie building sj’s/ stable painting/hand walking. Riding is not required, an ability to lunge is desirable.   Motivated, friendly, efficient person required to work with like minded team. You need to be physically fit but this is not a stressful or complicated job and follows the same routine every day.   Kind owners and generally polite, easy pleasure horses. Based on an attractive, well organized yard. We are looking for someone up to speed with the above work who ideally has the ability to start immediately.  No accommodation and own transport required. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details     Benefits    
*5 day week (some flexibility required) * IRO 2000 euros neg + accommodation and bills   Our client who is a renowned International Arabian horse showing Judge is looking for a competent and experienced Stallion Manager/Stud Hand/Groom who likes the breeds involved in this role (Arab/Anglo Arab/Trakehner).   Smartest of yards based in Belgium and housing IRO of 110 horses. many others are also employed of course and as with many non-UK yards, a lot of labour-saving machines are used too!! Mares, foals, riding horses and stallions on-site so must handle all the various ages/sexes etc   The owner has a passion for her horses and this not a commercial enterprise. Showing/dressage/in hand work all done to a very high standard. The owners also arrange a large International 3-day show annually.   A nice apartment is available on the farm    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Live in Groom/Exercise Rider required to work in a 5* eventing yard  – a professional, private yard near Devizes, Wiltshire. 8 horses from at all levels up to 5* (including a few retirees). This close-knit team works hard and takes care of each other. Dressage, SJ and XC lessons provided for keen riders on their own horse.  Most importantly, must like and care about our horses. Overseen by a full time professional event rider based at our yard who competes at 5* and who also competes some of the horses you will be responsible for looking after.  Flat and Jump lessons will also be available with the professional as part of your employment.  Competitions also possible on own horse as part of our competition schedule Must be experienced grooming at competitions, as well as comfortable with all aspects of top class sport horse welfare and yard management.  You will work alongside an apprentice groom/rider. Must be able to hack fit event horses, and ideally be fine to do some faster canter fitness work with them.  No need to school for dressage or jumping (although we are happy for you to help with this if you are able and want to). Superb facilities (indoor 23 stable American barn, indoor and outdoor schools, horse walker, lunge pen, and lovely hacking). Good wage and benefits.   Minimum Requirements Candidates must be able to perform full stable duties and horse care, hack well and safely, lunge, and have a high standard of competition turn-out.   Accommodation details Live in position, with shared onsite accommodation in a spacious and well appointed 4 bedroom staff flat.   Benefits Free livery for your horse.   Lessons will be provided.   Opportunities to travel to local and international events.  The farm is in Wiltshire, near Devizes on the edge of Salisbury Plains, and about 30 minutes from the lovely cities of Bath and Salisbury.
Stud Hand Thoroughbred Stud -Ireland: Exciting opportunity to join our busy commercial stud farm. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the daily running of the Stud which includes but is not limited to: Foaling Neonatal care Basic first aid Turn out Mucking out Assisting with vet and farrier Feeding There is also scope within the role to drive mares to covers during the season. Working couples welcome to apply. Minimum Requirements Experience as per duties outlined above. Opportunity for training and career development within the stud – as long as you are an established groom and are competent handling youngsters and stallions.   Accommodation details Accommodation included as part of salary package – either shared or sole occupancy Utility bills paid. Working couples welcome to apply.   Benefits Accommodation on the farm. Utilities paid. Four weeks holidays per year. Happy to discuss further. Short term and permanent positions available. Other employment opportunities available, eg Yearling Prep, Stud Hand, Stable Staff, Work Riders etc. Please do enquire! Opportunity for training and career development within the stud.
Job Description We have an excellent, immediate part-time opportunity for a hands-on, experienced, organised and professional individual to join our friendly yard, caring for 6 horses, including rescue horses. There are a number of other, self-sufficient animals who need their welfare managed. The ideal person will be friendly, approachable and have a love for horses. You will need to be self-motivated, willing to learn and have a high standard of care and turnout. The job involves helping to run the yard, overseeing medications, working with the vets and farriers.  You will also be expected to undertake general yard duties such as mucking out and feeding. Good knowledge of horse care and the ability to spot signs of illness and injury is of critical. Crucially, the role involves assisting in the development and building the confidence of the rescue horses and helping them to overcome their separation anxiety. This is a fun and rewarding role with lots of variety, working in a small friendly team but also on your own, for someone who is assertive and calm in their handling of horses. Minimum Requirements Private Yard experience preferred.   Accommodation details N/A   Benefits Competitive rate per hour  
*up to £20, 000 per annum *Live in (2 bedroom 2 bathroom self-contained onsite with amazing views.) *All bills excluding food and phone included Job Description We are looking for a Deputy Yard Manager to come on board and join our team. We are predominantly a dressage yard but also a stud (5 foals due next year), 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. It is a live in position. 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 is a must. 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 help run the yard is the basis of this role so experience at this level is definitely needed. The successful candidate will be organised, calm and be able to take the lead if needed. All usual Deputy Manager duties are included in this role. 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. The accommodation is shared with one other groom. Each have their own bedroom and en suite bathroom. Benefits Accommodation and associated costs included, enrolment onto state pension scheme, 28 days paid holiday
Job Description *Option to train * Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed *FUN!   Looking for experienced and reliable Grooms to join our busy and expanding yard with the option to train . You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching and care qualification to minimum of BHS Level 2 is preferred but not essential as on site training can be provided. We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres of beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further train and develop . In order to apply for this role you must be confident in handling all types of horses, grooming, tacking up, leading in lessons, mucking out and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. You must be able to ride in a confident and sympathetic way and enjoy teaching children and adults of all abilities in groups and 1:1. Minimum Requirements Enthusiasm Reliability Conscientious • Riding • Driving license • Equine First-Aid • Schooling • Lunging • Bandaging • Clipping • Teaching • Trim/Pull • Sole Charge • Exercising • People Skills Accommodation details On site accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions Professional, fun environment Top class facilities Variation in Role On-going training for BHS exams  
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 £360 to £450 + accomm (Neg.) *Pets and own horse considered   Exciting and fun professional yard set up at the end of 2019 and having much success, is now searching for a new person to work alongside a motivated and successful team including a well-known, experienced 4* eventer with a string of notable successes under their belt.   The fun, work hard/play hard yard requires an enthusiastic and capable individual to join this vibrant and ambitious new business. You must be a competent rider along with the practical skills to help in the day to day riding at and running of a large yard specialising in pre-training, rehabilitation, eventing and sales. All usual duties required, to a high standard – this is an organisation going places!   The business currently, is almost fully staffed with full and part-time members who look after and compete a variety of young and mature thoroughbreds/sports horses. This opportunity includes travel to shows, plenty of riding including some lessons at home with training and support for the successful applicant.   Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
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    
 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
*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.
* 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
*Salary IRO £25 – £27k PA neg. according to experience *Accommodation allowance *Pets welcomed *Opportunity to take HGV test Experienced and very competent Groom/Rider required for a young Rider on a private, competitive Dressage yard where daughter does international Dressage (all levels up to Grand Prix) The employer is a 5* accredited coach, so clearly has a lot to bring to the table for all concerned but the successful candidate would need to be someone capable of operating credibly at this level. The focus is on a holistic and fun approach to horse care and riding. Riding is an essential part of the role (exercise and light schooling and in particular on younger horses). The right candidate may well be given the opportunity to compete locally. The handling and basic production of quality young stock is a considerable part of the job alongside the competitive horses. The role is home-based but will include attending UK shows /training etc 3 competitive horses, 5 youngsters and 1 retired horse kept at home. The rider is looking for a further competitive horse so 9 horses to be kept, including a well-behaved stallion (doesn’t stand), so previous stallion handling experience necessary.  Very good facilities, built for and fit for purpose. Must be personable, demonstrate longevity in prior roles and have good references. Team player essential with the maturity and sensitivity to know when to step up and to step back. Please contact Caroline on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. 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.  
*Fair & legal wage plus foc accomm/Horse livery *Own horse (gelding) , dog welcome. Beautiful family Estate situated 5 miles west of Morpeth is looking for an experienced Team Groom to help provide top level care for beloved hunters and pointers.   Must be a confident Rider, happy with faster work and riding short – happy to handle and exercise young fit TB’s. Must be reliable and responsible with a can-do attitude Must be able to turn out to high standard Previous experience in a similar role desirable A driving license is essential due to rural location Accommodation details A spacious 1-2 bedroom flat with biomass heating (so lovely and warm) is included. Only bill is electricity which we are told is a very low bill and £40 pcm rates contribution Benefits Own horse (gelding), dog are welcome 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity to work on a friendly, family yard in a beautiful estate setting. Great remuneration package and lovely, homely accommodation. This would be a great long term position for someone. January 2021 start but would consider sooner if required. Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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

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