Riding School Yard Assistant / Groom – Festina Lente Enteprises Ltd – Co Wicklow


To work with the Riding School Yard Supervisor and other staff in the smooth and efficient running of the Equestrian Yard. Duties: Mucking out stables; Sweeping of the yard; Feeding/preparing hay nets; Grooming; Cleaning Tack; Leading horses/ ponies to and from the fields; Leading ponies during lessons; Assisting children to mount and dismount; Overall general upkeep of the yard and equestrian yard facilities. May involve weekend work. Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Essie Martin or phoning 01 2720704 (ext.208). Interviews will be held on Tuesday March 10th 2015.

Skills Requirements

Fetac Level 4 (or similar) qualification in Professional Horsemanship. Experience of working in a busy equestrian yard (ideally). Understanding of horse welfare. Welcomes change & is committed to encouraging continuous improvement & learning. Responds well to change. Enjoys the outdoor environment. Ability to get along with colleagues/clients & service users of Festina Lente. Willingness to learn & an openness to alternative approaches. Committed to working hard.



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