Ready to work anywhere in Europe and available immediately. Happy to start on temporary contract, can provide cv and references from past employers.
NVQ Diploma in Horse Care and Riding from CAFRE.
I have GSCE's 'C' and above including English and Maths.
Duties of Current Occupation
Main duties include: basic everyday care of horses, show preparation including organisation of the tack, packing of the lorry and turning the horses out to the highest of standards. Riding young stock and handling stallions, and administering meds.
Equine Work Experience
Riding since the age of 8 and brought up on a family yard
First job as yard hand at a local Equestrian centre
Completed a work based diploma in Horse Care and Riding via Greenmount Agricultural College as working apprentice at the same equestrian centre in County Down. Modules in Diploma included: Yard safety, safely restraining horses, road safety on horseback, how to correctly lunge a horse, and basic horse health care and schooling of horses (more info on cv)
Worked as a showjumping groom/rider in County Tyrone, solely responsible for 12 high calibre horses of all ages and levels. Responsibile for feeding, mucking out, health checks, turning out of the horses, exercising of the horses and maintaining the cleanliness of the yard and the horses (including bathing, bandaging and plaiting). Responsible for packing the lorry for shows. At shows I would tack up the horses, put on their studs when required and have them ready for the rider to warm up.
Handling young stock and stallions, I am a very confident, yet quite rider who is more than happy to handle, back and ride horses that are just broken or new to the yard.
Type of Ride Work
Schooling horses of all ages, riding Grand Prix showjumping horses on the flat and occasionally schooling youngsters over fences.
Areas of Expertise
Working with children
Working with the disabled
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