No formal equestrian qualifications, but I have a BSc and MSc in Conservation Biology.
I am currently searching for a new career, preferably in the equestrian field. I have worked at yards in the past, the most recent being a groom for a polo academy, which involved preparing horses, health checks and exercising.
I have spent much of my life in an equine setting. I first worked for a horse dealer riding and bringing on horses at different levels, up to 9 horses at a time were in training. I worked there for 10 years along side studying at college and then university. Also during my time at University, I was captain for the equestrian team and competed in low level dressage and show jumping (up to 1.10m). The yard we trained at was a show jumping yard, and I worked there as an instructor for beginner and intermediate lessons. Since then, I bought two yearlings and brought them on for a year before selling them both to move to South Africa. During a gap between visas, I worked as a groom for a polo academy, preparing horses for lessons and chukkas including grooming, tacking up, bandaging and plaiting tails. I was also required to exercise the horses, prepare them for transport and maintain high standards of conduct at all times.
I am a good allround groom and rider, I have experience bringing on young horses for general use as well as teaching at a low to medium level.
I am a competant rider and can turn my had to anything. I have experience in a range of riding types, so would consider myself a good all round rider. I am confident on new horses, having had a lot of experience with riding horses I have only just met, as well as bringing on horses over a period of weeks and months.
My last proper competitions were at university, doing the BUCS Equestrain League and Trophy League.
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to job interviews: 0
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to first days of job: 0
Number of Leaving without Notice: 0