Pony Groom / Rider (Maternity Cover)- Newmarket, Suffolk- REF 1361

Position Filled
Posted on
June 6, 2023
Job Type
Temporary / Live out / Maternity cover
Farm & Equestrian / Groom / Equestrian

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lightweight, experienced rider / groom who is looking to work with smart Pony Club / British Showjumping competition ponies. The person will purely be responsible for the daily care of the three children’s wonderful ponies including:

  • Mucking out
  • Feeding
  • Poo picking
  • Grooming
  • Clipping
  • Pulling manes/tails
  • Tacking up
  • Tack cleaning
  • Exercising, lunging and schooling (between 123cm-142cm)
  • Supervising riding after school
  • Driving small horse lorry
  • Getting the ponies ready for lessons, competitions etc
  • Competition preparation, washing, plaiting, trimming
  • Taking the children and their ponies to shows, Pony Club and rallies
  • Liaising with farriers and vets

This is a full-time temporary position to cover maternity leave and the person must be flexible. If time allows, the family may ask the person to help with the racehorses which are based on the same yard.

Core hours would be 8.00am-12 and when the children are riding after school, they would be required to be there from 5.00pm-7.00pm

Approximately 35 hours a week

Fixed – term contract for one year providing maternity cover. Start date: ASAP

This is a live out position so someone local to Newmarket would be preferable. The yard is based in the centre of gorgeous Newmarket and is busy and bustling. Due to the nature of the position weekends will be required too. This would suit someone who loves horses and enjoys helping children progress up the ladder.

Riding photos will be required as well as excellent working references and an up-to-date DBS check.

The children are aged between 6-11 years.

For more information, please contact Rebecca on 07771 655879 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk or to apply directly please follow the link to our website below.