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    Are you organised with excellent writing skills? Specialist riding holiday company needs someone to keep our information up to date and offer sales support in Biggleswade. Ideal for an organized, pro-active person with good IT and writing skills who enjoys tying up loose ends and completing tasks. www.unicorntrails.com 01767 600606

  • Part-time Groom's job

    Working part-time in a fun and friendly environment, on a lovely BHS Approved yard with super facilities. Good working conditions, friendly colleagues and clients. Only yard in Scotland to be awarded 'Highly Recommended' by the BHS Inspector for five consecutive years.

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This is an opportunity for the successful applicant to gain experience on a mixed horse-yard. It is a 4 to 12 week placement to improve your eaperience and CV. you will live and work as one of the team. Own horse welcome. Accommodation is non-smoking.

The Job

Job No
Work Experience
Groom-General; Working Student;
Work type
Work time
Voluntary, full board provided (food & accom)
Bring own horse
Training available
2 months ago

The Employer

Employer No
Howletts Hall
Ingatestone, Essex, United Kingdom GB flag
Facility type
Livery; Stud; Breeding/Foaling; Conditioning/Handling;


A positive attitude and enthusiasm are the key factors we are looking for.


Private bedroom in farmhouse shared with the family and other grooms. Full board accommodation (meals provided) and shared facilities.

Job Benefits

Full board accommodation (includes food) Livery for your horse. Training in all aspects of horse husbandry. Gain valuable experience to improve employability

The Facility

A friendly yard in rural Essex. Based on the family farm of around 500 acres, with 30 boxes, 20 acres of grazing, approx. 7 miles of private hacking, a 20m by 40m floodlit menage, a 40m by 90m jumping paddock and a few x-country jumps around the farm. We have a 5 broodmares, 5 foals, various other youngstock, horses being brought on to sell and my competition horses. Then we have about 10 livery horses, some of which we exercise/school. We are well located, only 2 miles from Norton Heath EC and about 40 mins from Unex Towerlands.


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Jobseeker Feedback

  • A very friendly place to be, very nice staff with a lovely environment. I enjoyed working here for work experience for a month and improving my english in the same time.

    Elodie Heckmann 9/22/2012
  • I spent 4 very nice weeks in this place! The yard is beautiful and the horses as well! The family and all the people I met there were very nice. That's a good place to work in! for more informations, my mail: stephanie.barou@wanadoo.fr Stéphanie Barou (French)

    Stéphanie Barou 8/23/2012
  • I spent three months working at Howletts Hall in the summer of 2011, and I would definitely recommend this yard as all my experiences there were wholly positive. I received useful and informative advice on all aspects of grooming, horse care and general yard maintenance, and also enjoyed some valuable training in both jumping and flatwork. I was encouraged to develop as a rider and a groom in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and was treated like a member of the family while living with the other grooms and employers. Overall, the people are lovely, the place was great and I would definitely go back!

    Zoe Maher 1/17/2012
  • i had an interview at this yard and iv never felt so relaxed in an interview these are really nice people and the other staff are so laid back and easy to get on with this is deffinatley the type of yard i want to end up at

    John Nicolson 1/4/2012
  • Having worked here temporarily, it is a lovely, friendly place to work, with very friendly staff and great employer- a very freindly, family environment, which I was lucky enough to experience!

    Alyssia Fiander 12/8/2009