Helen James-Menard

Posted on December 2, 2021 by Categories:
  • February 10, 2017
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Current Country
United Kingdom
Date of birth
Job Type
Groom, Head Groom, Yard Manager, Rider, HGV Driver
Type of yard looking to work on
Eventing, Hunt, Livery, Riding School
Relevant qualifications
BHS Stage 1, BHS Stage 2, NVQ
Own your on horse
Do you have any pets
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CV Headline

Experienced, enthusiastic, and conscientious groom with a wide variety of skills and a passion for learning.

Relevant experience

• High standard of turn out for hunt master, BD competitor, showing, and sales preparation:
◦ groom; trim; pull; plait; clip; clean tack, driving harness, and carriage.

• Extensive exercise experience:
◦ lunging, long-reining, hacking alone and in company, schooling, grid work, show
jumping, cross country training, fitness development (including gallop work), driving
single and pairs, cones.

• Comprehensive care capabilities:
◦ sole charge; care of veterans; rehabilitation after sickness or injury; isolation zones;
assisting farriers, vets, dentists, and physiotherapists; breaking to ride and harness.

• Stud yard experience:
◦ care and handling of mares, stallions, foals, and young stock – including cover help.

• Unaffiliated competition experience in wide range of disciplines:
◦ dressage, combined training, cross country, BDS Trec, and showing (working hunter,
mountain and moorland, ROR, palomino, pleasure driving),
◦ organisation of a BD Team Quest team.

• Apprenticeship completed at a riding school where duties included:
◦ customer care, staff supervision, team work, plus teaching riding and horse care.

• Volunteering for local hunts, charities, dressage centres, and at Barbury Horse Trials:
◦ writing for dressage judges at all levels, stewarding and secretarial help at charity rides,
jump judging at hunter trials and team chase competitions (including dress fences).

Current role - description

7 year private employment with hunt master, PSG BD competitor, and pleasure driver.
Varied work caring for 7-11 horses and ponies aged 3-24 years. Duties included turn out,
exercise, yard and paddock duties, plus occasional feeding and sole charge.

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