Excellent job available for good riders: “Are you looked after” asks John Gallagher?


Are you looking for work in a racing stables?

“Fun ownership with happy horses” is the mantra at John Gallagher’s family-owned yard near Moreton-in-Marsh. And while that might simply appear to be the kind of opportunistic marketing which many small yards employ, the proof is there for all to see says the Gloustershire Echo of this family run racing yard.

“Competing against those trainers who can call on the resources of big-spending owners is never easy, and John and wife Rebecca have always been fighting a battle to be competitive with cheaply-bought or home-bred horses.

The true test of a competent trainer is his or her ability to place such animals to advantage, and a record in 2014 of 12 handicap winners from just 42 runners is remarkable by anyone’s standards, and more so when you consider how competitive such races are, particularly at sprint trips.”

Grove Farm Racing Stables in Oxon is run by John Gallagher Licensed Racehorse Trainer 4 qualified members of staff. These excellent family owned facilities in the Cotswolds, including 7 furlong all-weather gallop, 5 furlong grass gallop, new parkland gallop 1m 2f round, the horses love it! large loose school, fences and hurdles all set in 60 acres of organic grass turn out. 112 winners so far………!!!

Groves Farm is looking for staff for their friendly successful 30 horse racing stables in the Cotswolds. They state that their racehorses are well behaved and good to ride for any person experienced with horses. The industry is regulated.

Grove Farm has excellent accommodation, facilities, the job itself offers good hours, wages, expenses, bonuses and insurance.

Riding 2 to 3 horses a day.

Taking your horses racing.

Working hours are 7am – 1pm then 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Every other week end 4pm to 5pm sat 8am to 10am then 4pm to 5pm Sun.

30 days holiday per year.

Minimal mucking out.

Must be able to ride well.

Under 10st.

Experience preferred but if a confident rider you will be considered.

The yard covers:

Breaking & Producing

Breeding & Stud

Livery – DIY & Paddock

Pre-training Race

Racing – Dual Purpose

Racing – Flat

Racing – Jump