An international equine recruitment website has now launched in the UK.

Equus Connect International is for employers and job seekers in all areas of the equestrian industry, and aims to provide a platform for them to communicate directly with each other.

As the Australian site was attracting users from further afield, directors Bill Williams, a former Australian jockey, and Gary Waters, an equine dental technician, decided to expand into the UK, Europe and Middle East.

The company is keen that it is seen as being “run by horse people for horse people”.

Tina Dawson, who will be managing the venture, said: “Equestrianism is big business and has a significant resource need, our website simplifies the recruitment process for employers and eases the job seeking process for those wishing to work within the equine industry.”

For an introductory period Equus Connect will be free to users.

For more information visit: www.equusconnect.co.uk