Britain's Queen Elizabeth is recruiting someone to be a groom for her horses.

The royal household is on the hunt for a stableman to help manage the ponies at the Royal Mews at Windsor Castle house in Berkshire, South East England.

The duties will involve feeding the horses, exercising them every day, cleaning their stables and training up the foals.

The advert states that the successful candidate must be able to curtsey or bow to the monarch, possess a recognised equine qualification, be able to communicate clearly and effectively, be a confident rider, and be able to work well as part of a team as well as solo.

The full-time job, which is a total of 48 hours, pays a starting salary of £20,000 a year, but accommodation in the surroundings of Windsor Castle will be provided.

The 87-year-old monarch has had a love for horses since she was a youngster and even received her first pony, a Shetland named Peggy, when she was just four years old.

Some of the Queen's horses have won more than 1,600 races and she was named British flat racing Champion Owner in 1954 and 1957.

Her daughter Princess Anne and granddaughter Zara Phillips also have a passion for equestrian.


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