Apprentice Event Groom at Dassett Eventing

Location: Dassett Eventing, Southam
Position Available: Apprentice Event Groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? possibly
Weekly wage: £140
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 enthusiast candidate to join their team to help with the care of their young competition horses. 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

Advanced Apprentice Groom Rider at Tara Williams

Location: West Crudwell, Malmesbury
Position Available: Advanced Apprentice groom/ Rider
Age: 16+
Live in available? Yes
Weekly wage: £105/140
Working week: 30-40 hrs available. £105- £140 p/wk. 4/5 days per week must be flexible in working weekend days. General hours 8-5pm, 1 hr lunch break. Must be Flexible on competition days.

Course: City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 in Work Based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Tara Williams and Toby Pickthall

About the yard: We have recently moved to a fabulous Cotswold Yard in Crudwell, super facilities, small team, working and competing horses in Full livery for clients, producing youngsters from 3yr olds to 2* Level eventing. 

We have lots of horses in on ‘bootcamps’ , holiday livery, schooling livery and some sales work , resting racehorses, hunters and competition horses so there is a huge variety in the yard.

As a BHSII Tara competes in all disciplines in BD to Elementary and Medium, BS to Foxhunter and 1.25/1.30m and also events up to CIC 2* , now qualified to ride at advanced level and seeking higher level rides, we hope to be working towards 3* in 2018.

 

Vacancy Description: The candidate will have access to various horses to work with for training, for the right candidate competition rides are available especially at the lower levels in BD and BS. Training with Tara Williams BHSII Accredited Professional Coach and Toby Pickthall BHSAI Yard Manager

 Candidates will be required to: feed, hay, water and muckout stables to a high standard and at industry speed, keep a tidy and safe yard and working environment. Tack up for dressage, jump, hacking out, Bring in/ Turn out fit horses, make safe use of a horse walker, Groom, Plait, Clip, Hack out and school horses for the right person, jump, use safe arena etiquette and maintain cleanliness of the arena, assist at events, prepare for competitions, paddock and grassland care, maintain a good, tidy and professional appearance at all times plus assist with Coaching sessions.

 Accomodation Available 

As horses are available for candidate to use as their own,  we would prefer someone without own horse but this can be considered for the right person.

Future Prospects: Possibility to become competition groom, head groom or yard manager

Skills Required: Industry qualifications or experience in Horse Care and Riding to Level 2. Experience in dealing with competition horses and youngsters

Personal Qualities: Reliable, willing to learn, maintains high personal standards. team worker

Qualifications Required: Industry qualifications to Level 2 or equivalent industry experience

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

Hinton Equestrian- Apprentice Dressage Rider/ Groom

Location: Hinton Equestrian, Chippenham
Position Available:Apprentice Dressage Rider/ Groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? yes
Weekly wage: £140
Working week:Will include some weekend work
Total hours per week: 40

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

About the yard:Professional dressage rider Alice Peternell – owner of competition and livery yard.

Vacancy Description:This vacancy is available to start as soon as possible

Training in yard operations and horse care – leading horses to fields or walker, mucking out, field maintenance, horse grooming, clipping, tack cleaning.

Subject to experience and competence, hacking horses, helping to train/back youngsters, and other aspects of riding as experience permits.

Apprenticeship includes training by Alice Peternell, keep of own horse, accommodation if desired.

Every effort is made to take apprentices to competitions and to support them in participating on their own horses.

Future Prospects:Possible advancement to head groom subject to aptitude and vacancy arising. A recent issue of Horse & Hound showed one of our former apprentices on the front cover and news of two others inside. It’s a proven launch-pad for a rewarding equestrian career.

Skills Required:
•Basic horse handling skills
•Good riding skills is a bonus

Personal Qualities:
•Reliable
•Enthusiastic
•Team worker
•Can work on own initiative

Qualifications Required:None required

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

Apprentice Groom at Kinnersley Racing

Location: Worcester
Position Available:  Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? Possibly
Weekly wage: Apprentice Minimum Wage, depending on hours worked
Working week: We can be reasonably flexible so long as the apprentice attends complete sessions comprising at least 5 of the following. Mon – Sat – 6.15 to 12, Mon – Fri – 3.15 to 5.15 Every or alternative Sat and Sunday pm 4 – 5.30, Sunday am 8 – 9.30.
Course: City & Guilds Diploma Level 2 in Work Based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: John Spearing

About the yard: John Spearing has been training racehorses for over forty years, the last fifteen of which he has been based at the historic Kinnersley Racing Stables in the Worcestershire countryside and within easy reach of the M5. Working with first rate gallops, facilities and staff, his focus is to train a manageable number of racehorses, providing owners with plenty of success on the racecourse and satisfaction throughout their ownership experience

Vacancy Description: Learn about work and the routine on a racing yard – muck out, keep yard clean, put horses on horse walker, turn them out, bring them in, rug up, grooming. Learn what to do when they go racing. There may be an opportunity to ride. We are a small, enthusiastic and successful team and the right person would become an important part of that team. We would give you the support you need.

Future Prospects: The right person could become a permanent member of our team.

Skills Required: Basic Horse handling skills. Ability to handle horses sympathetically.

Personal Qualities: Reliability, enthusiasm, desire to learn, self-discipline, professional attitude

Qualifications Required: None required

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