New Forest, Hampshire
NEW FOREST HAMPSHIRE
EXPERIENCED SOLE CHARGE GROOM
Essential Requirements: Strictly No pets, Non-smoker, and driver with own car essential. Hands on experienced senior groom with good communication skills. Minimum of five years’ experience with long term checkable references.
Our clients live in the residence for only July and August annually, so a reliable, completely all-round knowledgeable person is required to care for the 5 horses, 2 of whom are gently ridden. These include a retired dressage Friesian gelding 18 hands and now enjoying his semi-retirement, 3 TB ex racers (2 mares and I gelding).
The groom must be responsible for all aspects of the horses' care, health and wellbeing in conjunction with top notch veterinary practice locally. Oversight of all medical issues, worming, farrier, bringing in and turning out, care of all horse equipment and mucking out, tack cleaning, exercising and ideally some foaling experience a huge plus but not essential.
Paddock management, grass and field fencing, repairs etc.
The property has a significant equestrian complex including stabling with (five) loose boxes, tack room, kitchen, WC and feed room, rug room, stable yard with central seating, water fed paddocks and field shelters. The entire area is fully secured with reinforced fencing and provides excellent grooms quarters.
You must drive and have your own car, though a vehicle for business use is available to all staff on the estate.
Lovely single accommodation is available. MUST be non-smoker and sorry no pets or dependants.
When clients are in residence for 2 months only each year, all staff are required to muck in and muck out, so flexibility is absolutely essential, along with a professional and friendly personality.
This is a sole groom role for an experienced person with superb references and mature outlook to settle into a long-term role which offers a really super lifestyle. Support of part time local groom to cover days off available.
Salary circa £25,000 negotiable for the right candidate.
Minimum of 5 years' experience required with excellent references which will be checked thoroughly. (HU3855)