Apprentice Groom at Elm Leaze Stud

Location: Didmarton
Position Available:  Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: £140
Working week: Days are flexible but weekends are included, start at 8am finish at 5pm (maybe later on busy days), 1 hour for lunch with breaks in the morning and afternoon. Total hours per week: 40.00

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

 

About the yard: Small livery/hunt/competition yard near Badminton

Vacancy Description:

Full time position available

Do you have a passion for horses and a keen willingness to learn? If so then please read on. There is a new and exciting opportunity for a groom at a small livery/hunt/competition yard near Badminton, the position is available for an immediate start and the job includes all general yard duties (mucking out, grooming etc) as well as plenty of riding on young show jumpers as well as our existing livery horses, lessons and the opportunity to hunt are but a few of the incentives for the successful candidate. With opportunity to travel to local shows as well as large national shows. You must be keen to learn and adapt your skill set and become part of our small friendly yard team. The successful candidate must be able to drive due to rural location of the business, as well as work weekends. We have indoor and outdoor schools as well as horse walker on site and all lunches are provided this is an ideal opportunity for a school or college leaver. Pay and hours are available on request, this is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.

Skills Required: Driving licence preferable ue to business location

Basic horse care and handling skills

Personal Qualities: Punctual, Reliable

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

Apprentice Groom at Coldharbour Farm Stud

Location: Wick, Bristol
Position Available:Intermediate Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? Yes
Weekly wage: £112
Working week: Hours 8am to 5pm with an hour lunch break, 4 days a week. Days have to be flexible to fit in with other apprentice (level 3) No holidays through the eventing season (April to October)
Course: City & Guilds Diploma Level 2 in Work Based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Freddie Best

About the yard: Horse stud with some sheep and farming. Several competition horses (eventing) and a few liveries. Young stock to bring on. Hunting in the autumn/winter. One owner lives on site and will provide training.

Vacancy Description: A level 2 apprentice to work alongside the 22 year old owner/rider of the yard and the current level 3 apprentice. Single ensuite live in new accommodation at the yard shared with the other apprentice is offered. The owner has a 2* event horse, two novice eventers and a 3 year old for next year as well as 2 hunters, 4 brood mares and 5 youngsters. One horse available for riding but we would prefer not to have riding modules chosen. Not a huge busy professional yard so the chance to learn is great and the liveries are all very nice ladies. Freddie Best Eventing on facebook

Future Prospects: Level 3 and then to run yard

Skills Required: Basic horse Care and riding. Plaiting.

Personal Qualities: Friendly, trust worthy, organised and willing to learn

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

Advanced Apprentice Eventing Groom at Zoe Wilkinson Eventing

Location: Zoe Wilkinson Eventing- Swindon
Position Available: Apprentice Eventing groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: £140
Working week: Tuesday – Saturday although must be flexible especially during the competition season. 8am – 5pm, 1 hour lunch break. 40 hours
Course: City & Guilds Diploma level 2 or 3 in Work based Horse care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Zoe Wilkinson

About the yard:

Zoe is young event rider with a proven record in both BYEH and International competition.

From her base at Paul Tapner’s yard near Highworth in Wiltshire, she specialises in carefully producing young horses through the levels to have long, happy, healthy careers.

Vacancy Description:

Zoe Wilkinson is an international event rider and previous winning of the Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Scholarship. She is looking for a friendly, enthusiastic candidate to join her team to help with her horses which range from 4 year olds to 3 star.

Daily duties will include:

  • General yard duties such as feeding mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Cleaning tack etc.
  • The candidate must be confident handling youngsters and fit event horses, be a competent rider and be able to plait and turn out to a respectable standard.
  • There will also be opportunities to travel to competitions.

Future Prospects: Stepping stone to full time competition groom/head girl.

Skills Required:Confident handling youngsters/fit horses. Competent rider

Personal Qualities: Willing to work as part of a team. Flexible, hard working, friendly and enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude. Takes pride in their work.

Qualifications Required: BHS or Diploma Level 2 or equivalent industry experience

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

Advanced Apprentice Groom/ Rider- Mount Pleasant

Location: Mount Pleasant Competition- Bromyard
Position Available: Advanced Apprentice Groom/ Rider
Age: 16+
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: Minimum £70 p week
Working week: Monday to Friday with occasional weekends, opportunity to be flexible to work around other commitments that you or I may have. 9am – 1pm 5days a wk with occasional extra hours if required. Tea breaks and 1hour for lunch if worked whole day. Total hours per week: 20.00

Course: City & Guilds Diploma Level 3 in Work Based Horse Care and Management
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Chloe Hayward

About the yard: We are a private Event / Show Jumping yard with competition horses / stallions and ponies at all levels. As well as competing we also break / school and produce youngsters.

Vacancy Description: We are looking for a hard working, competent and dedicated rider, applicants must be at a good level in their riding; happy/ capable to ride young horses, assist with breaking and capable of working to improve the young horses way of going on the flat and over jumps. There will be continued help and support from the ground.

 

There is a chance to bring your own horse with field and stable provided plus additional lessons. There is however no live in accommodation for applicant. Applicant must be able to arrange own transport, however I am happy to help out with this where I can. There will also be an opportunity for the right rider to compete our horses. Half of the horses we have in our apron are 14.2hh ponies so rider needs to be lightweight and happy to work with a variety of levels and types.

Due to the size of the yard and the employer working away regularly as a freelance instructor, this vacancy is for a minimum of 20 hours a week. Candidates may be asked to work more hours as work requires. Due to this position being less that 30 hours a week, the Apprenticeship duration will be 18 months rather than 12.

Future Prospects: Possibility of ongoing employment for the right candidate.

Skills Required:

  • Competent on the ground with handling stallions / youngsters and have a good standard of stable management.
  • Competent good level of riding.
  • Happy to learn and wanting to improve.

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Reliable.
  • Happy.
  • A desire to learn.

 

Qualifications Required: BHS or Diploma Level 2 or industry experience at equivalent level

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

Horse Care Apprenticeship at Shrivenham Saddle Club

Location: Shrivenham Saddle Club
Position Available: Horse Care Apprentice
Age: 16+
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: Apprentice Minimum Wage
Working week: 8.30am – 5.30pm, also to include 1 evening and 1 weekend day – 2 days off per week. Total hours per week: 30.00

Course: Diploma Level 2 / 3 in Work Based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Shrivenham Saddle Club

About the yard: Shrivenham station Saddleclub is based at the Defence Academy in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. We provide riding tuition and livery facilities in a relaxed environment for both Military and Non Military personnel.

Vacancy Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking person to join our small friendly team.  All yard duties to include:

  • Mucking out
  • Poo picking
  • Handling school horses and liveries
  • Some of which are large
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Tack cleaning
  • Exercising
  • Schooling if ability to do so and liaising with clients

You will have a weekly staff lesson and ongoing help with learning all yard aspects, dealing with vets and farriers and the opportunity to progress to teaching if this is your career choice.

Future Prospects: Potential to progress to Advanced Apprenticeship/ BHS Exams

Skills Required:Basic Horse Handling and riding skills. Good levels of written and spoken English.

Personal Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Honest and Hard Working

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