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  • Groom at busy riding school near Ascot, Berkshire

    Opportunity to develop your horse care skills as a groom at a major yard. Fully supported


    Lissava Stud is looking for a responsible experienced horse person who can help run this busy stud farm & competition yard. Experience with youngster, breakers, stallions is important. great position with accommodation on site.

Wanted Help with horses/au-pair. looking for someone to help with horses. General yard duties riding and exercising horses - quad for field work. living and eating with family. Beautiful spot direct access to beach. Some work in house. We are a friendly Scottish family, Chance to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and highlands of Scotland. Live and help with family. Lovely bedroom in house, sea views ! All food accommodation + free wi-fi + 1day off per week. Looking forward to hearing from you. May accept two friends.

The Job

Job No
General Groom Rider/Au-Pair Beautiful Highlands Scotland.
Groom-General; Groom-Show; Harness/Driving; Nanny/Housekeeping; Rider-English; Working Student; Au Pair/Groom; Stable Lad/Lass; Trainee; Volunteer;
Work type
Temporary; Permanent; Contract;
Work time
Full-time; Part-time;
£100 per week
Bring own horse
Training available
from Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Friday, April 1, 2016
4 days ago

The Employer

Employer No
Margaret Macgregor
Inverness, Highland, United Kingdom GB flag
Facility type
Private; Riding School; Showing; Other; Training; Conditioning/Handling;


An ability to learn how to prepare Clydesdales for showing in hand and ridden. We are starting horses for riding so must be a confident competent rider. Have one thoroughbred to start and one Clydesdale ridden. Must be able to work on own without supervision.

Required Key Skills

Riding; Driving license; Drive Horsebox; Equine First-Aid; Schooling; Lunging; Bandaging; Plaiting; Trim/Pull; Sole Charge; Exercising; Starting/Breaking; Competing; Natural Horsemanship;

Required Expertise

Driving; Livery; Riding School; Showing; Sole Charge; Trekking; Working with children; Flatwork;


Will live with family in home. Own fully equipped room in house with television and free wi-fi available. On main bus and train route.

Job Benefits

Opportunity to live and experience the beautiful highlands of scotland - Friendly Scottish family no real pressure other than a genuine love of horses. Chance for competition. Accomodation in home with family. Live and work with family. Chance to work with beautiful Scottish Clydesdale horses.

The Facility

GROOM/au-pair.. Looking for someone to help in the Beautiful Highlands of Scotland. We are family with horses. Looking for someone to work horses. Would consider two friends. Chance to compete, springtime summer. (local shows, ridden Clydesdale ex racehorse) Full board accommodation , food are provided, with your own room, television/DVD. Access to internet Live in and help with family, Driving licence essential, for driving quad. We practice (intelligent horsemanship). We are in the process of starting two of the Clydesdales, We show the Clydesdales, therefore someone who is confident in their own riding ability. Must have a calm demeanour around horses. Our horses live out with field shelters. Riding on beautiful. Brora beach. Direct access from horses field. We also have two Newfoundland dogs. Barclay and Hudson. Thank you looking forward to hearing from you.


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Jobseeker Feedback

  • I spent summer 2015 with this lovely heartfelt family. It was a great opportunity to get to know Scottish culture, take care of gentle clydesdale horses and big newfoundland dogs. Area was beautiful and very close to sea. I will absolutely recommend this place, it's very good especially for students or au pairs.

    Laura Laukkanen 9/21/2015
  • I would really like this job as i have worked with animals for years and would live this opertunity to work at this yard. :)

    Louise Bassett 1/3/2015
  • I've being with Margaret and family for 10 months, had a ball, best nature horses i have ever worked with, and lovely dogs. Learned allot working along side Margaret from field work to showing. Leaving with only good memories. Like outdoors with brilliant views,friendly people, and super animals you will fit right in at this placement.

    Shelley Sutherland 9/23/2014
  • I'm living in Scotland with Margaret's family for 8 months and everything is perfect ! All members of the family are really nice, horses are lovely and Scotland is a beautiful country. Only good time here. I can't say anything else than perfect job ! =) Chloé, France.

    Chloé Huet - Le Rumeur 5/21/2013
  • I spent 8months with Margaret's family and her horses and had a really great time. I left Scotland with only good memories!! Margaret is a lovely person with a big heart and I would definitely recommend her as an employer. Eva, the Czech Republic

    Eva Plskova 5/12/2012
  • really hope i get the job at this yard, i am able to do immediate start, i have 18 and a half years experience with horses and think i will get on great with everyone there

    Phillip Palmer 8/11/2011
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