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Head Groom

Galena, Ohio 43021
United States

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Date Posted: 08/12/2019 | Last Updated: 08/12/2019

Categories: General Farm Labor, Groom - general, Groom - Hunter/Jumper, Groom - show, Manager - show
Positions Available: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
Annual Salary Range: Not Specified
Minimum Education Level: None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job: Any Breed
Languages Required: English
Drivers license required? Yes
Commercial drivers license required? No
Own car required? No
Pets allowed? No
Non-smokers required? No
Live on site? Yes
Will pay to relocate? No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft    in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Foxridge Farms is a top hunter/jumper facility with two premium locations. Foxridge North is located just outside of Columbus, Ohio and the South barn is located in Ocala, Florida. International Grand Prix rider, Sean Jobin is the head trainer, specializing in young horse development and training.
Job Description
Head Groom will be required to travel to shows with our head trainer and competition horses. Secondary groom will also come to horse shows when we bring larger group of horses. Grooms will be required to muck stalls, bath, lunge, ride (if qualified), tack/untack, barn maintenance, drive truck/trailer, setup and organize at horse shows, assist at the ring, etc. We currently have 13 show horses in our program, head groom will be responsible for oversight of all horses but will not be solely responsible for daily tasks/care of all horses as we have secondary grooms/working students to assist.
Job Requirements
Looking for someone motivated and hard working that genuinely wants to be part of a top show jumping team. We need someone who understands the long hours of a horse show and goes above and beyond for the benefit of the horses. Would like someone to have previous groom/grand prix experience but willing to train someone very dedicated. Previous experience with horse care and knowledge is a strict requirement. Also, this person must be personable, no attitude, and have some client relations skills.
Tips at the horse show will be provided by clients. Opportunity to ride (mostly flatting) will be a potential to a suited candidate.
Description of Housing Provided
Studio apartment available approx 20mins from the farm in Columbus, located in a very nice neighborhood, central to a large shopping area, restaurants, activities. Apartment. Housing in Florida is a private apartment in the barn, all amenities included.