Yard Manager/Head Person (Henley-In-Arden)
Salcey Forest Stud
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Yard Manager/Head Person to join the team at Salcey Forest Stud in Henley-in-Arden due to a long-standing member of staff moving on to new pastures. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to join a leading stud farm, with state of the art facilities and high-class bloodstock.
With a current broodmare band of over 30 mares and their offspring we have thoroughbreds at each stage of their life, from foaling, sales preparation and horses resting out of training. The farm is home to mares that have never seen a racecourse to multiple Group 1 winners with foals by value sires to offspring of Frankel and Sea The Stars, yet every animal is treated the same and require first-class care and attention.
The successful applicant should be able to manage a small team of hand-picked, friendly, competent, and loyal staff and have a minimum of six years experience with horses of all ages (knowledge of thoroughbreds desirable but not essential), with experience of foaling, reproductive work and sales preparation. Strong leadership skills are essential. You should be able to lead by example as well as having the ability to fit in with other valued members of staff, work without supervision and delegate as necessary. The successful candidate will be required to take charge of overseeing veterinary and farrier work and also manage deliveries of feed and supplies.’
There may be some time away from the stud when taking horses to the sales or mares for covering but this is mainly a yard position. The ability to drive a 3.5t horsebox would be a distinct advantage.
An equine qualification would be desirable and excellent references are essential.
We offer a competitive salary with a one bedroom fully furnished cottage. There are 28 days paid holiday including bank holidays, as well as a yearly bonus, sales pool money and a pension.
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