Having recruited one new rider, we are seeking an additional experienced rider and groom. This vacancy involves riding problem horses, mainly racehorses but we also work with ponies & competition horses You will need courage, skill, nerve and experience of riding different types of horses and ponies for this position. Our yard is not a riding school, livery or racing yard but a centre for young and problem horses so this is a very unique opportunity for the right person! The role involves groundwork as well as riding and we will teach you our techniques. Please see our website before applying for further background information. Any questions welcome and telephone interviews will take place prior to an interview and Riding Assessment. Due to the uniqueness of this role we suggest a week's trial before commencement of employment to enable you to see the role in its entirety. The work is varied and rewarding and involves riding horses at Westcourt, trainers' yards and also on racecourses. UPTO 9st 10lb STONE ONLY PLEASE!!! Despite this request we still receive applications from riders who are in excess of this weight limit which is necessary for our work with yearlings!!! Any applications from candidates who exceed the weight limit will unfortunately be politely ignored so please don't think we are being rude! NO COUPLES OR HOLIDAY WORKERS PLEASE! We are looking for a permanent member of the team and applications for temporary work, from couples or candidates exceeding our weight limit cannot be considered. We have offered livery for staff horses in the past but due to the change in our business services we are seeking candidates who do not need to bring their own horse and we cannot accept staff dogs or cats.
Good riders required - racing experience preferred. We will teach you in all aspects of our ridden work and we do require candidates who are confident riders. The successful candidate will be a good team player, demonstrate stamina, physical strength, common sense & show interest in our very different techniques. Due to our work with yearlings we require riders UPTO 9st 10lb ONLY PLEASE! We really like to see applicants' photos so if your profile doesn't include photos please email them to us - snapshots are fine, the don't have to be professional shots but just something to give us an idea of your riding style.
Accommodation can be provided on site in a mobile home if needed. Due to our fairly rural location (6 miles from Marlborough, 20 miles from Newbury & Swindon) we feel that a non-driver may feel slightly isolated. NB - ABSOLUTELY NO HOLIDAY WORKERS / TEMPORARY APPLICANTS PLEASE/ NO COUPLES PLEASE! We are seeking long term permanent candidates only!!
Training and experience in all aspects of riding from racehorses to pony club ponies. NVQ Level 1,2,3 training available if required. Staff uniform provided - smart polo shirts, sweatshirts, jackets and caps. Discount available on any purchases from our saddlers and other suppliers. This is a rare opportunity to become involved with a leading force in equine behaviour, gain unique experience with young and problem horses throughout the UK and Eire.
Specialist trainer of young & problem horses, from the private 'riding horse' sector right across the board to the racing industry. (See website). With over 25 years experience, initially in racing & then working & studying with the pioneers of new methods of horse training in America & Scandinavia, Gary developed a unique insight into the psychology of the horse. He uses the term natural horsemanship to best describe his training methods that are based on observation of horses in the wild, in particular how one lead mare actively manages the behaviour of other horses in a herd without the need for aggression. With an ever growing demand from Trainers all over the UK, Ireland & Europe, Gary offers a unique service the racing industry in dealing with horses who have issues with starting stalls, ridden work and also during the Yearling Season when he and his team will break in over 400 horses each year at home & in Ireland. Find us on Facebook : http://facebook.com/withefordequine