We are a small family yard with a show jumping competition horses, stud and producing yard, specialising in showjumpers. We are out competing or training several times a week [COVID allowing] and also have a range of horses from warmblood stallions and mares draft horses cobs and shetlands. We have approx 21 horses ranging from foals to retired horses and including competing and producing horses. Our facilities are mixed stables and turn outs including 2 outdoor arenas, and we have 60 acres of mixed grazing over 4 properties within 500 yrds of each other. We are based 17 mins from the sea and 27 mins from Aberystwyth. We have great hacks out and we are in a stunning location.
This is a live out or in position – We are looking for someone to do a complete role - competition rider/yard/groom. We are looking for someone who can work as part of the team in the day to day smooth operating of a sometimes a very busy yard, someone who has an eye for detail, can use their own initiative, has common sense. This is a very varied role with normal mucking out and yard work, bringing horses in and out etc. You would have other staff working with you and communication skills are essential.
Must be an experienced and confident rider , especially someone who is happy to ride and compete stallions, breakers and youngsters and has proven previous experience of doing so. We need someone who can school to a good standard on the flat and has competition experience.
Experience with Stallions and young stock is very important. Minimum Requirements - Previous experience competition rider, working on a competition yard and stud yard experience. – right attitude is paramount. Must be a car driver is essential as so rural .
We own 21 horses at the moment - 7 warm blood stallions - 3 that compete BSJA grade A and C , 4 warm blood mares- 1 that competes BSJA grade C, 2 newly training, 4 foals, mares in foal and a family herd of 1 percheron 1 belgium draft a cob in foal a welsh pony retired and 3 young shetlands .
REQUIRED KEY SKILLS
- Driving license [a must as very rural]
- Equine First-Aid
- Handling Youngstock
- Natural Horsemanship
- People Skills
- Long Reining
Accommodation details - This is a live out or live in position - a shared farmhouse with another member of the team. Possible place for own horse
Coaching is available, extremely varied role – no two days the same!
- Full time contract with 28 days holiday, pension and statutory sick pay. 5/6 days per week which includes alternate weekends rota basis. Hours are 8-5 although this can vary due to competitions and foaling plus evening checks will be rota basis
Please send a CV and photos and/or videos of you riding to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07794 604043.