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Experienced showjumping show-groom/flat rider wanted

Friday, 26 May 2023

Job title: Experienced showjumping show-groom/flat rider 

Job type: Full-time, long-term position

Company: [confidential]

Location: International (Europe - Qatar) 

Job description:

With a focus on long-term success, we understand the importance of having a skilled and dedicated team. As such, we are currently seeking an experienced showjumping show-groom to join our organisation (confidential) and contribute to our ongoing achievements. As a show-groom, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the well-being and presentation of our showjumping horses, ensuring they are in top condition for competitions and events.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Bachelor personal studio accommodation

Personal car provided 

Health insurance coverage, including medical, dental, and vision.

Retirement savings plan with employer contribution.

Paid time off and vacation days.

Opportunities for professional development and training in the equestrian field.

A supportive and collaborative work environment.

Potential for career advancement within our organization.


Perform all aspects of horse care, including feeding, grooming, and exercising horses to ensure their health and well-being.

Prepare horses for competitions, including grooming, braiding, and applying show-ready presentation techniques.

Assist in the conditioning of horses, following the instructions and guidance of the showjumping trainer.

Tack and untack horses before and after riding sessions or competitions, ensuring proper fitting and adjustment of equipment.

Manage horse transportation arrangements for competitions, including loading, unloading, and ensuring the safety and comfort of the animals.

Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the stables, grooming areas, and equipment.

Monitor horses for any signs of injury, illness, or behavioral issues, and report to the appropriate personnel.

Collaborate with the veterinary team and farrier to ensure the horses receive regular health check-ups and appropriate hoof care.


Previous experience 5* show-groom in the showjumping discipline is essential.

In-depth knowledge of horse care, grooming, and health management.

Strong understanding of showjumping competition rules and standards.

Proficiency in handling of various temperaments.

Flat riding skills.

Excellent horsemanship skills.

Attention to detail and a keen eye for horse presentation, ensuring they are always show-ready.

Physical fitness and stamina to meet the demands of the role. 

Strong communication and teamwork skills, as you will be working closely with riders, trainers, and other team members.

Ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage time effectively.

Flexibility to accommodate irregular work hours and travel to competitions as required.

If you are a passionate and dedicated equestrian professional with a proven track record grooming, we would love to hear from you. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our dynamic team and contribute to the success of our showjumping program on a long-term basis.


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