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Integrity: De Lacy Equestrian is a division of De Lacy Executive Ltd. De Lacy Executive is registered with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which aims at high professional standards in the recruitment industry.


We can help you find and select the best candidates for your business

Executive Search and Selection

De Lacy Equestrian is the specialist division of De Lacy Executive Ltd, the UK's largest and long established land-based business recruitment consultancy. Led by experienced recruiter, Amanda Latham and supported by Sarah Milburn, both knowledgeable equestrians, we serve the needs of professional employers and those seeking to develop their careers in the Equine and Pet Industry.

Recruiting from trainee to board level, in commercial, technical, operations and retail environments. Clients range from multi-national corporations to private SMEs, business areas include equine health, veterinary, feed & bedding, saddlery & equipment, education, insurance, transport, buildings & equestrian surfaces, yard & paddock management, holidays & tourism and equestrian sport.

De Lacy is a professional consultancy not an agency or internet job board. Adding value through pro-actively sourcing the best candidates available from within the Equestrian Industry and importantly, other relevant land-based or FMCG sectors. High calibre individuals will have been identified as having an equine connection and will possess the valuable commercial or technical experience required to successfully take up executive positions within the industry.

The company recognises the importance of its responsibility to act as ambassadors for its clients, providing advice on the selection process, the suitability of candidates and career development.

This is what De Lacy Equestrian offers to you:


The business began in February 2000 and has grown steadily. We have many years of experience recruiting for vacancies in this specialist sector, using our market knowledge to find the perfect candidate, not waiting for candidates to come to us!! Good candidates are in very short supply - we know where they are and how to reach them.

Recruiting of all levels and disciplines

We recruit for all grades of executive staff from trainee to managing director and from all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical, operations and international estate management.

Diverse clients

Our clients range from multi-national corporations to regional and private SMEs in Europe and globally. We are sensitive to the "candidate fit" issues for different types of enterprises.

Not an agency

We are a consultancy not an agency, so we do not simply circulate CVs. Instead we add value through sourcing the very best candidates available and providing advice on the selection process and the suitability of candidates. We act as ambassadors for our clients.


We play an active and advisory role throughout the whole search and selection process up to and including the offer stage. We will not "sell" inappropriate candidates to clients nor will we inundate clients with inappropriate CVs. We interview and provide succinct reports on all appropriate candidates with the "pros and cons" of their candidacy plus candidate feedback after client interviews. We will manage the negotiation phase and continue to oversee and manage the process to resignation and ultimately to the first day of employment.


We have three principal methods of identifying candidates: firstly we start with a search of our own 20,000 strong database of candidates; secondly we implement an executive search ("head hunt"); and finally we complement both of these, as required, with internet advertising, via our website and a network of internet sites which we have built up over the years, and, possibly, press advertising campaigns.


Where the utmost business confidentiality and discretion is required we excel - we source and select candidates without a whisper in the market place. We operate with integrity.


Our fees are based upon an agreed percentage of the candidate's starting salary. We recognise the challenge of appointing the right person and so we offer a refund scale should a candidate prove unsatisfactory. We do not charge for incidental costs (e.g. travelling, subsistence) incurred in the course of the search. We supply a contract of engagement so that you know exactly what to expect from us.

Our address:

De Lacy Equestrian,

De Lacy Executive Ltd,

The Hop Pocket,

Bishops Frome,



Tel: 01885 485523