Assistant Equestrian Manager

Posted 6 January by Demon Recruitment Group


  • To assist in managing the Equestrian department and team members to provide the highest level of care and presentation of the horses and unprecedented service levels to clients
  • To be a driving force in delivering an Equestrian establishment with the best reputation in the equine industries with loyal clients who book regularly

Functions and requirements of the role:

  • Managing horses’ daily routine, feed and exercise to keep them fit and well-schooled for guests to ride safely
  • Managing horses shoeing, worming, saddlery, dentistry and veterinary requirements
  • Carry out daily tasks including feed, hay, muck out, turn out, groom, bandage, keep the stable, horses and all equipment looking immaculate at all times
  • Fitting guests with safety equipment before riding, keeping safety equipment in accordance with best practice guidelines (replacing when worn/unsafe) looking clean and organized in lockers at all times
  • Teaching guests and local clients on ponies and horses with knowledge, enthusiasm and care for safety at all times
  • Managing daily horse allocations for teaching, ensuring wellbeing of horses and safety of guests maintained as a priority
  • Mobilize and inspire team members & supervisors to build a high performing team in order to achieve business goals & service standards
  • Mentor, train & coach team members
  • Manage shift coverage, work load & resource distribution within & across teams
  • Identify training needs, design & track training for department
  • Monitor & evaluate team performance
  • Assist the Equestrian Manager with contacting guests to book and reconfirm rides
  • Assist with the management of the individual horse/pony files and ensuring they are all up to date on a regular basis
  • Daily management of the yard and assigning tasks to team members
  • Assisting the Equestrian Manager with the orders, farrier and vet bookings
  • Assist to source further horses/ponies for loan/lease/purchase as business levels require and subject to budget allowance
  • Comply with statutory and company health and safety, fire, bomb and security regulations
  • Ensure job required certificates are kept up to date - 1st Aid, Child Protection, CRB checks
  • Review and update departmental risk assessments including monthly area assessment forms
  • Check tack and equipment weekly for faults and action where necessary
  • Ensuring all guests complete disclaimers before riding
  • Ensuring accident report forms are completed accurately, signed by casualty and submitted in timely manner

Qualifications and Desirables

  • BHS Exams (BHS AI or II)
  • 1st Aid
  • Ride & Teach including beginners
  • General yard work
  • Stable management
  • Customer Service
  • Previous Hotel Experience
  • Computer literate
  • Good communicator

Benefit Package

  • Complimentary nights with breakfast within Dorchester Collection
  • 50% F&B discount at selected restaurants at The Dorchester and Coworth Park
  • Very generous Employee Introductory Scheme offered
  • Team members' awards and incentives schemes
  • Contributory pension scheme entitlement from date of commencement
  • Life assurance cover for all team members
  • Uniform laundered complimentary
  • Complimentary meals whilst on duty at our team members' restaurants
  • Complimentary Internet at allocated computers in team areas
  • Occupational Health, including subsidized massage treatments and health clinics
  • Complimentary Eye Test for VDU users

Required skills

  • Horse
  • Teaching
  • Equestrian
  • Horses
  • Horse Training

Application questions

Do you have experience in a similar role?
Do you have your own transport?
Are you happy to work 5 days from 7 including weekends and bank holidays?

Reference: 39659394

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