Recommendations

Julia McGeoch

“I am continually amazed by the professionalism of Sarah and the quality of candidates that Equine Elite finds. All of my current and long lasting employees have come from Sarah. I honestly can not recommend her services highly enough! “

Showjumper

Caroline Crowther
“Sophie is great, settled in very quickly, works really hard and 5* at her work. What more can I say….. except thank you for finding her for me!”
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Private Yard Owner & Master of the Old Surrey & Burstow

Jessica P

“I had my trial day today, and it went really well! She said she is more than happy to take me on as a full time member of staff, and I start on Monday!

Thank you so much for all your help organising all this and giving me the opportunity to find such a lovely person to work for!”

Showjumping Groom

Laura Collett Eventing

“We were delighted with Sarah’s approach to promoting our vacancy having taken her Essential Package. Sarah was proactive with our social media posts and sharing them to her page encouraging job seekers to join our team.  The post about Jodie’s work anniversary had a massive reaction with over 49,000 views and 826 reactions it was phenomenal. Thanks to Sarah’s quick initiative, we were inundated with applicants and successfully found our third team member.”

Laura Collett

Rachel F

“Hi Sarah – just an update about how the job is going. I moved to the new yard in January and I’m absolutely loving it. Better than I could have ever hoped for! I get training most days and have been out competing a lot too both Eventing and Showing. Thank you for all your help in getting the job.”

Yard Manager / Rider - P2P / Event Yard - Oxfordshire

Glen & Jo Hicks

“Hi Sarah, just to let you know we have now filled our position to December. We will be in touch if we need to activate vacancy in time. Many thanks for all your advertising exposure. Efficient professionalism and understanding our enquiries was much appreciated.”

Yard Owners - New Zealand

Godolphin Rehoming

“I was introduced to Sarah at Equine Elite by a very good friend that had found a great job through her agency.

Since then I have used Sarah’s services when looking for new staff members and have found her to be very helpful and knowledgeable about the type of candidate I am looking for. Sarah is always at the end of the phone/email and I would thoroughly recommend her for equine staff vacancies.”

Jo Brisland - Yard Manager

Andrew Hoy

My team and I have had a great experience working with Sarah and very much appreciate the professional service she provides. My staff are an essential key to my success – so attention to detail in recruiting is of most importance to me.

Andrew Hoy Eventing

Ludwig Svennerstal

“At the beginning of the season, I struggled to find the right staff. After talking to Equine Elite, they quickly presented a few top candidates, two  of which I employed. This year has so far been a successful year thanks to my team and especially to my grooms, both found through Equine Elite. I truly recommend Equine Elite and I could not be happier with their service.”

International Event Rider

Hubbards Hall Livery & Training

” It made the difference having our listing with you. Now we have a good apprentice up from Somerset. Thanks Sarah.”

Mike & Sarah Hallows

Tammy M

“I would like to thank you for helping me get my position! Loving my job, loving the horses and the bosses are amazing to work for!”

Yard Manager - Family Polo Yard

Laura Spencer – Jones
“Hi Sarah, It’s Laura who went to Jamaica for three months. Thank you so much for helping me get the job with Caymanas Pony Club. I had the most amazing experience out there! You were great too, and were so lovely you checking on me whilst I was out there. Thank you!”

BHSAI Instructor - Caymanas Pony Club - Jamaica

Izzy Taylor

“Equine Elite were great to work with, we had a number of positions to fill, Sarah was brilliant – she listened to my needs, the yard’s requirements and then found potential candidates that she thought would work well in our yard and set up. Sarah made the process less stressful and time consuming for me, as she does all the hard work of contacting candidates, referencing, liaising over interviews, negotiating packages, she is always prompt with follow up and without hesitation she is patient and enthusiastic. Equine Elite comes highly recommended from Team Taylor.” 

International Event Rider

Helen Bates Eventing

“I like the new system and believe it represents good value for money. I was surprised at the number of applications received directly as a result of the Facebook page. And this is what makes Equine Elite both unique and effective.”

Yard Owner

Rachel F

“Thanks so much for helping me get this job! I had my first day yesterday and loved it. Already feel like part of the team and that my experience and knowledge base is valued which is super. Also, the accommodation is the best I’ve ever stayed in! Really great. Lots of exciting plans with the horses to look forwards to too!”

Groom / Rider - Private Event Yard

Anna Wilson

“Just to let you know that my new groom has been here three weeks now and all is going well. She is a positive influence on the yard with her good humour! so I am very happy with how things are going.”

Dressage Rider

Siamber Wen Icelandics

“Hi Sarah – just a brief update to let you know we have had a steady stream of applicants for the job. We have had three come for interview already, and another two in the next few days. I am confident we will fill the position, it’s just a question of choosing who we feel will be the best fit for the job. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thank you again for your professional service and assistance.”

Janice Hutchinson

Becky D
“Everything is going really well I am very happy. I have settled in, so has Lacey (my horse) and we are all happy! My employers are very kind people and working for them is a privilege! Thank you once again for helping me find it.”

Groom - Private Yard

Alex N

“I’ve just finished first week, and thought I’d shoot you a message and say a MASSIVE thank you. This job is what I thought didn’t exist, and everything about it is perfect. I’m now fully moved in, I have an incredible manager and the big boss is lovely.”

Groom - Cadenza Eventing

Michele Kevill
“I still cannot believe how lucky I am. My new groom is a diamond, not only is she a wonderful worker, good rider, but she is also a lovely person and our first month together has been fun. We had a review at the end of the first month as to how we both felt and all was positive so I can’t thank you enough!”

Hunt & Event Yard Owner

Andrea & Lawrence Hoskins

We just wanted  to THANK YOU very much for the way in which you dealt with a difficult and not totally defined situation! Should things change we will be beating a rapid path to your door, where we know we will find help and professionalism!

Yard Owners

James & Sarah Gearing

“We were sceptical about finding a suitable groom that would tick all our boxes yet be happy themselves in a small, quiet family yard. Sarah achieved this and more by finding someone who has fitted in brilliantly with alongside great training and knowledge. Most importantly Sarah assessed our needs quickly and without fuss which as a professional couple was key. A really positive experience and happy to recommend her services.”

Yard Owners

Alex P

“Hi Sarah, I just wanted to message to say thank you!. You previously gave me advice about trying an Apprenticeship. I’m just about to finish my Level Two at a Hunt Yard with Stubbing Court Training. Now am going to do my Level Three with Haddon training! I’d of never have thought to do an Apprenticeship, or found these great companies, if it wasn’t for the advice you gave me. So thank you!”

Apprentice - Hunt Yard

Steffi B

“I can’t thank Sarah enough for helping me find my dream job. I came across Sarah’s website by chance, but within 48 hours my CV had been sent off and I was awaiting an interview. I found Sarah extremely easy to talk to and I was able to explain exactly what I was looking for. Having worked in yards full time herself Sarah knew just how hard yet rewarding our work is. I truly recommend Equine Elite, hurry up and register!”

Head Groom at Rectory Farm Stables

Kate Rocher

“Here at Dassett Eventing we have turned to Sarah Huntley at Equine Elite to source us staff to fill a range of positions we have had on offer over the years.  Sarah consistently ensures the candidates are as well suited as possible and provides a thorough follow up service.  I always feel she genuinely cares about matching employer and employee and provides a much more personal service than you can find in magazines or online.  We would highly recommend Equine Elite.”

Dassett Eventing

Natalia C

“Thanks to Equine Elite and Sarah’s help and support I have a job I have always wished for. It is exactly what I was looking for: the best yard with the top rider, top horses, the highest quality facilities, ideal terms and conditions, family atmosphere and all of that in the city I live in! Apart of that I have riding training and I have learnt so much about horse care and management from the best. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sarah for giving me a life time opportunity job. I wish you the best luck with your company and I am sure you will always help to find the right jobs for the right people”

Home Groom, Emma Hindle Dressage

Claudia W

“From receiving the email from Equine Elite, to being in my new job now six weeks later, Sarah has been nothing but kind, helpful and full of information! The application process was easy and simple as being able to talk to someone direct before your new potential employer really helps settle any nerves as you know a bit more about the person you’ll be interviewing with and you know they’ll have a bit more info on you! Equine Elite has helped me find a job in this industry that I really enjoy and suits my lifestyle down to the ground! Being enrolled with the British Grooms Association by Sarah as well, was a great help and makes you feel as though not only can you turn to Sarah with any queries but also to a fantastic association! Thanks Equine Elite!”

Groom & Rider

Cat Kerruish

“I was recommended to Equine Elite through the wonderful world of Twitter. I quickly made contact with Sarah and within weeks of the initial contact I have a fantastic new Head Girl. Sarah made the process less stressful and time consuming as she does all the hard work, she will make a point of coming and meeting you and seeing the yard to help ensure she sends the right person to you. I have been so impressed with the service I have received and thanks to Sarah at Equine Elite I have a great new team!”

Event Rider

Alex Robinson-Barr

I found Equine Elite a very professional and organised business to work with. Sarah did all the hard work in finding the right candidates and short listing them for suitability. All the candidates I met for interview were of a high calibre and definitely employable. We ended up recruiting a fantastic person who is now acting as Assistant Yard Manager to cover staff sickness and she has slotted into the team seamlessly. Whilst being so busy this process was quick and easy and took the headache out of trying to find the right person. Thanks Sarah for all your help.

BHSI, Bicton College

Mandy Collins

Many thanks for your professional and friendly approach, everything had to happen so quickly for us and you managed to find some good candidates to interview and our new manager has started and is settling in well. We would recommend people to you and will use your services again if the need arises.

West Wilts Equestrian Centre

Sarah Ward

“I was very very happy with every part of your operation from your prompt getting in touch in the first place, listening to my needs and fitting them to potential candidates. You seem to be filling a need for both employers and employees, and I would certainly recommend you to others in the same situation will use you again if and when the need arises.”

BHSI

Jenny D

“I registered with Equine Elite – Equestrian Recruitment agency at the beginning of this year and I couldn’t be happier. Sarah has been nothing but helpful and I have had two temporary jobs through the agency already. I would highly recommend Equine Elite to anybody!”

Freelance groom

Nicki Gilbert

“Further to your recent search for a groom to fit our very exacting requirements I am delighted to write to you to confirm that you have found the perfect match.  Our new recruit not only fulfills our exact specification in terms of experience and ability, she also fits into our small team perfectly.   I feel you really listened to what I wanted and did not waste my time (or that of potential candidates) by sending the wrong calibre of people to interview.  It is always stressful employing new people when they live in on site – for both parties – us to be certain we have someone long term, and for them the upheaval of moving both job and home.   You made the process seamless and easy for all concerned.  I would not hesitate to use you again or to recommend you to others. Once again thank you for all help.”

Akala Arabians

Camilla Kruger

“Equine Elite grooms agency made finding a fantastic groom so easy! All the hassle was dealt with for me and they found me a world class groom that couldn’t be any more perfect for me and my horses!”

International Event Rider

Natasha C

“Equine Elite made it incredibly easy and stress free after deciding to change career back to a rider/head groom. Sarah was very friendly, helpful and professional with knowing and listening to my needs. I have now found my perfect place with an exciting future ahead, I couldn’t thank Sarah enough for her brilliant service she has proved me. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone. Thank you again Sarah.”

Head Groom / Rider

Natalie L

“I found the whole process with Equine Elite very easy, effective and prompt! All communications were clear and very friendly, I have a great job courtesy of Sarah!!!”

Event Groom

Jodie S

“Sarah offers a fantastic service to both employees and employers. After creating and sending off a tailor made profile to potential employers I received phone calls from yards that were specifically suited to what I was looking for, the only difficulty then was choosing which one to go for! It was great to have somebody to matchmake me with my perfect job!”

Ruth Edge Eventing

Avril S

“I approached Sarah at Equine Elite after seeing a job advertised on her website that I was interested in, Sarah promptly replied to me giving me all the information I needed, I gave Sarah all my details and she put my profile forward as a candidate for the job and arranged the interview. The whole process was very easy and Sarah did all the hard work, she was very supportive and helpful and I would definitely recommend Equine Elite to anyone looking for a job in the horse industry.”

Andrew Hoy Eventing

Becky Bowser

What a fantastic response we have had, thank you so much for putting together such a great advert, I will definitely be looking at placing another one at some point! I have one person that has joined the team from the advert already, and she is going to be a real asset so am very pleased with that, and another two girls who are looking to join in the next couple of weeks. Great result!” 

Forever Living Aloe Products Team Leader

Linda Westall

‘My husband and I wanted to thank you for the outstanding professional service that you gave us in our search for a Yard Manager/Groom. Both of the candidates that you sent to us for interview were of the highest calibre and fitted our job description perfectly. It was a joy to interview both of them and, we were secure in the knowledge that the candidates knew exactly what we were looking for, and could provide those skills. Throughout the interviews and selection you were always there offering help and assistance. I have recommended your company to many of my friends as being outstanding. Suffice to say we will readily return to you to use your services again.’

Westall's Polo

Sarah-Jane C

I contacted Sarah regarding a role I was interested in but required further information. Less than two hours of receipt of my query, Sarah had contacted me and answered all of my questions regarding the role and my CV was put forward. Within 24 hours, I was sat in an interview room with my potential employer which turned out to be my dream job that I have loved ever since. I have worked in several different industries including background screening for pre – employment and I have never come across such a professional, quick and informative recruitment company. I would recommend Equine Elite to any person wanting to find their dream role with horses. Many thanks again!

Hascombe Farm

Lucy Fallen

“I had had two bad experiences in one year employing grooms to work on my small but international level dressage yard. As a small yard, we rely on one full time member of staff, making it even more stressful when that one person leaves. I was really struggling before Sarah started helping me to find someone for the role but as soon as Sarah was involved I had confidence she would find the right person. Importantly for me I didn’t have to worry about trawling through applications and could focus on looking after my horses and riding and teaching as normal. Sarah was quick to identify a short list and I am absolutely thrilled with my new groom. We have just started the competition season and are, after only two months, already a strong team ready for the coming season. I really cannot thank Sarah enough, for the emotional support, knowledgable advice, and her dedication to finding the right person for the right job. She really has both employer and employee’s interests at heart.”

Lucy Fallen Dressage

Kate H

“I cannot recommend Sarah and Equine Elite recruitment enough! Sarah was so helpful throughout the whole process and was very supportive. With Sarah’s help I have managed to find the perfect job! The personal touch once I’d found the job when Sarah sent me a good luck card, polo shirt and headband was just lovely, very thoughtful! Thank you so much Sarah”

Groom

Rebecca W

I would encourage anyone to use Equine Elite, groom or employer. Sarah is extremely helpful and efficient and I now have a fantastic job working for a young event rider who is understanding and appreciative of the work I do. Sarah understands how hard it can be as a groom finding the right balance of work and still being able to enjoy your own horses after a long day at work. Sarah was very quick at arranging references and interviews and even after being given the job she still checks in to see how things are going and everyone is happy. I feel that if I had the smallest of questions I could give Sarah a call and she would help me as best she could and as a freelance groom it is great to know that there is always someone out there to listen. I cannot thank or recommend you enough Sarah!

Helen Bates Eventing