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Advanced Trainer/Rider (Temporary)

Closing date: 4 Aug 2019

Bransby Horses is one of the leading horse rescue charities in the UK and with the generosity of our supporters, is dedicated to improving the lives of horses, donkeys and mules.  We are working harder than ever to make a positive difference to equine welfare across the UK.

Bransby Horses has more than 400 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules to meet and with a full calendar of events throughout the year, including adoption days and pony grooming, there is something for everyone at our Visitor Centre. The beautiful 600 acre site has endless walkways for visitors to explore, a café, gift shop, and exhibition, play park and picnic area.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced rider/ trainer who has proven experience of ground work, longlining, backing and riding away a range of horses and ponies.  Our equines can come from challenging or unknown backgrounds so experience of a range of empathetic training methods and problem solving skills are essential.

You will work as part of a small team to cover the routine care and training of around 30 equines.  Development and support to our intermediate and novice trainers is required so excellent communication and mentoring skills are required.

The majority of the equines you will be training and riding will range from 13hh – 14hh.  The successful candidate must be physically able and confident to work this size of equine.

This role is temporary for up to 12 months whilst the substantive postholder is on maternity leave.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website at:

The closing date is 4 August 2019, with interviews anticipated to take place on 9 or 12 August  2019.

The salary is £10.93 per hour and comes with an attractive benefits package.

The hours of work are 37.5 per week.

Bransby Horses is an equal opportunities employer and will seek to ensure that candidates and employees are treated equitably regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, maternity or paternity, family responsibilities, sex and/or sexual orientation.


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