Apprentice Groom at Urchinwood Manor

Location: Bristol
Position Available: Apprentice Groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? no
Weekly wage: £107.30
Working week: Days and hours to be arranged, but working 5 days a week with 2 days off. Morning Break 11-11.15 and lunch 1-2pm wages based on 29 hrs a week

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

 

About the yard:

Urchinwood is a 17th Century manor house surrounded by over 100 acres of pasture. Sally and Peter Hall started Urchinwood Manor in 1979. The excellent facilities and knowledgeable friendly staff provide tuition for all riders from beginner to advanced in a safe environment. Urchinwood is a riding school, livery stables and an event centre

Vacancy Description:

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team.You will be helping with all general yard duties in our riding school, livery yard and may be asked to help out with events.

    There may be opportunity for the right person to train as an instructor.

    Duties include:

    • Mucking out,
    • Feeding,
    • Tacking up,
    • Grooming,
    • Turning out

 

Future Prospects: Possibility of working at Urchinwood Manor, or help finding a suitable position.

Skills Required:

  • Basic horse handling and riding skills

Personal Qualities:

  • Punctual, 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@summerhouseequestrian.com

Apprentice Groom/Rider/Instructor at Clevedon Riding Centre

Location: Clevedon
Position Available: Apprentice Groom/ Rider/ Instructor
Age: 16+
Live in available? no
Weekly wage: £148.00
Working week: 40 hours: 5 day week 8.30 – 5pm 1 day at weekend 1 late evening

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

 

About the yard:

Professionally run equestrian centre catering for all aspects of the industry established 44 years. Our main activity is riding school where we have a wide variety of forward going horses and ponies. We also have a Sport horse Stud, Livery yard and produce competition horses from birth to competing in Dressage, Showjumping and eventing. Our lessons cater for all abilities and ages from the beginner, keen novice to the more experienced rider we also offer livery services. We pride ourselves on our standard of horse care and management which is of prime importance to the owner who has competed 4* level eventing and specialises in eventing and correctly schooling and rehabilitating horses to a high standard. As a BHS approved yard we are a centre of excellence for horse, rider and young professionals entering the industry. Facilities include indoor and large outdoor arenas..

Vacancy Description:

  • We are looking for a local person who has had experience in a yard. All general yard duties including exercising horses, grooming & clipping.
  • Assisting with teaching clients and the breaking and training of young Sport horses.
  • Grooming at competitions.
  • Opportunity to compete if talented enough.
  • Training available in all areas.
  • High work ethic and client friendly individual sought.

 

Future Prospects: This position will enable the right person to be a groom/ Instructor or rider

Skills Required:

  • Previous riding and horse care experience is required
  • Must like horses and caring for them

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Good attitude and work ethic
  • Must be fit and healthy to cope with physical aspect of the job

 

Qualifications Required: None required

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

Apprentice Groom at Robert Buck

Location: Steepleton Farm, Cheltenham
Position Available: Apprentice Groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? no
Weekly wage: £111.00
Working week: 30 hours 5 days a week, 8 am – 3 pm including one weekend day when required  Total hours per week: 30.00

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

 

 

About the yard:

Small Cotswold stone yard situated between Cheltenham and Stow on the Wold. We produce horses and ponies from Novice to International level in dressage, eventing and FEI ponies. Wonderful hacking in rolling hills with full size arena and jump courses. Many excellent competition centres such as Summerhouse, Hartpury and Hunters close by.

Vacancy Description:

The job entails manual work on a long-established competition yard with a mix of successful, happy ponies and horses working at all levels. Applicants would be working alongside the existing team and be partly responsible for the day to day running of the yard.

Daily jobs consist of:

  • Mucking out
  • Feeding
  • Grooming for work or competition
  • Tacking up
  • Turning out
  • Bathing

There will be the opportunity to improve your riding skills and develop your own personal interests in horse management and care.

Future Prospects: Opportunity for a full time position for the right candidate

Skills Required:

Self-motivated team member, Some industry experience in daily care of horses

Personal Qualities:

  • Hard working
  • Good communication skills
  • Some experience with horses
  • Willing to work outdoors
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Good team working skills
  • A passion for horses.

 

Qualifications Required: None required

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

Apprentice Groom at Grafton Farm Riding Centre

Location: Tenbury Wells
Position Available: Apprentice Groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? no
Weekly wage: £148.00
Working week: 4 week days and one weekend day, 8-5 pm Hours can be discussed during interview  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: Sue and Rosie Thomas

 

About the yard:

Grafton Farm is a family run business. Situated on a 300 acre working farm and B.H.S approved riding centre, livery and competition yard. Riding lessons are available for the beginner to the more experienced riders. Excellent hacking / trekking through stunning countryside. Full size outdoor and indoor riding arenas to suit all weathers.

Rosie Thomas competes in eventing , show jumping and dressage.

Vacancy Description:

Grafton farm are looking for someone to help them look after their riding school, livery and competition horses.

Daily tasks include:

  • Getting horses ready for lessons or for competition rider,
  • Assisting with lessons,
  • Tack cleaning,
  • Keeping the yard tidy,
  • Turnout and catching in horses,
  • Getting horses ready for competition,
  • Lunging,
  • Occasionally help with mucking out.
  • There may be opportunity to ride for the right candidate

 

Future Prospects: Opportunity for a full time position for the right candidate

Skills Required:

Basic horse handling experience. Riding skills optional

Personal Qualities:

You must be fit as there is a lot of walking during turnout and bringing horses from the fields!  Reliable, hardworking

Qualifications Required: None required

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

Apprentice Groom/ yard assistant at Foxcote Livery Yard

Location: Foxcote Livery yard, Cheltenham
Position Available: Apprentice Groom/ yard assistant
Age: 16+
Live in available? no
Weekly wage: £111.00
Working week: 5 days, Mon-Fri 8-2 pm, some weekends as role develops, 1/2 hour lunch, 2 x 15 mins break. Total hours per week: 30.00

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

About the yard:

A small, friendly riding school and livery yard based in the heart of the Cotswolds

Vacancy Description:

We are looking for someone to help with the daily running of the yard.

Duties include;

Mucking and skipping out, Grooming, Tacking up, Tack cleaning, Riding ( depending on ability), General yard duties,Assisting with some lessons

 

Future Prospects: To gain coaching qualifications, higher Horse Management

Skills Required:

Must have basic knowledge and be comfortable handling and working with horses

Personal Qualities:

Competent, confident, polite, listens to instructions, self motivated, showing initiative

Qualifications Required: None required

To apply for this role, please email your full Equine CV & Covering Letter to Irma Sutton via 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: £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