Location: Dassett Eventing, Southam
Position Available: Apprentice Event Groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? possibly
Weekly wage: £117-156
Working week:
5 days a week- working weekends most weeks. Your working week will be flexible hours, between 30-40 hours a week. 7 am start, finish around 5 pm, lunch time and breaks am and pm. Wage given based on 40 hours.

Course: City & Guilds Diploma Level 2/3 in Work Based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Kate Rocher- Smith

About the yard: Kate Rocher-Smith is an International Advanced event rider who, with her team, runs Dassett Eventing in the UK and Ireland. Kate is constantly searching throughout Ireland for the most exciting young event prospects, often capturing them before they have been put on the commercial market. Dassett Eventing has horses based in both the UK and Ireland, where they are produced with the utmost care, from initial backing through to the top of the sport. This system enables us to offer a range of horses for sale at all levels of the production process

Vacancy Description:

Dassett Eventing is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join their team to help with the care of their competition horses as they are prepared for competition and sale. Daily duties will comprise general yard duties such as:

  • Feeding
  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Trimming and tack
  • Cleaning as well as hacking
  • Preparing for competition and sales
  • You need to be confident in handling young and fit horses and ideally be a competent rider to help hack out

Future Prospects: This apprenticeship can be a stepping stone to full competition/travelling groom position, head girl/lad or yard manager

Skills Required:

  • Confident in handling young/ fit horses
  • Competent rider for hacking
  • Good team working Skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Willing to learn
  • Happy, positive attitude to work

Qualifications Required: None required

To apply for this role, please email your full Equine CV & Covering Letter to Irma Sutton via isutton@summerhouseequestrian.com

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