Equine Apprentice at Team Bleekman

Location: Cullompton, Devon
Position Available: Equine Apprentice
Age: 16+
Live in available? yes
Weekly wage: £156
Working week: Full-time position, hours will be discussed and agreed during interview/ trial. Total hours per week: 40.00

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

 

Training supported by: Clissie Bleekman

 

About the yard: Family Stud farm and International Competition stable. Breeding and producing top class Show Jumpers and Eventers – both horses and riders! Our riders have ridden from Novice level to World Championships.

Vacancy Description:

Team Bleekman have a vacancy for a keen Apprentice to help with all general tasks on the yard, including mucking out, feeding, grooming and preparing for competition.

  • You will be working with fit competition horses, so will need some experience in this area
  • Accommodation and full keep are provided
  • Own horse is welcome and there is opportunity to train and compete alongside the yard’s riders
  • Detailed description of the business and student involvement will be sent if your application is considered

Duties include:

  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Excercising the horses
  • Lungeing
  • Tack care
  • Travelling to competitions

Future Prospects: Great opportunity to move on to employment in a top competition stable.

Skills Required: 

  • Needs some experience with competition horses
  • Communication skills

.Personal Qualities:

  • Keen worker
  • A passion for the competition world

 

Qualifications Required: none required

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

Apprentice Event Groom at Dassett Eventing

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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