Apprentice Groom at Brennan Equestrian Ltd

Location: Kinver
Position Available: Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? No. There is no good public transport to this yard, so please check how you can get to work every day.
Weekly wage: £105- £140
Working week:5 days a week 8-5pm, statutory breaks
Course: Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Work Based Horse Care
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Sue Brennan

About the yard: Brennan Equestrian is a small Livery/ Training and Dressage competition yard in Kinver. The yard is run by Sue Brennan, who is a BHS registered Instructor. Sue trains riders and horses of any level

Vacancy Description:

Brennan Equestrian is looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join their dedicated yard team Spring 2019. You will be required to help with all general yard duties including:

  • Handling fit competition horses
  • Riding may be an option for the right candidate
  • You may have to opportunity to accompany riders to shows
  • Ideally it would suit someone with own horse who wants to progress in the industry, must have experience handling big horses!

*There is no accommodation with this role.

Future Prospects: Possibility to train further to achieve Advanced Apprenticeship or BHS exams

Skills Required: Experience dealing with big and fit competition horses

Personal Qualities: Common sense, good sense of humour, well presented, clean and tidy

Qualifications Required: none

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

Intermediate Apprentice at Summerhouse Equine Academy

Location: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre
Position Available: Intermediate Apprentice at Summerhouse Equine Academy
Age: 16 to 18
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: £111.00 (Apprenticeship Wage)
Working week: Sunday to Wednesday 8-5, 30 mins for lunch and 2 x 15 mins breaks am and pm. Once settled in, you will work one late night, working 5 to 9 pm, but have the afternoon off in lieu  Total hours per week: 30.00
Course: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care or 3 Diploma in Horse Care & Management
Training Provided by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP
Training supported by: Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre LLP

About the Academy: Summerhouse Equine Academy will give you all round, work based experience and knowledge to gain a career in the Equine Industry. During the course you will be working towards a Diploma in Work Based Horse Care and Functional Skills qualifications as well as gaining experience in each part of the business, such as the Riding School, Competition yard, Reception and the Show department.
Summerhouse was founded in 1978 as a family business, run by Helen, Sara & Rachel Gallop based in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Summerhouse is highly commended by the British Horse Society and is one of the UK’s leading equestrian centres, with a grade one Ofsted outstanding accreditation. We strive to provide inspiring all-round equestrian based training – We do our utmost to deliver personalised service to all of our clients, making your visit unique and exclusive. Helen is CEO and a partner in Summerhouse. Helen holds her BHSI certificate and has competed at advanced level in Horse Trials, Show Jumping and Dressage. Helen’s time is spent working with the senior management team to oversee the running of Summerhouse, including the financial and Health & Safety aspect, along with supporting both daughters Rachel & Sara Gallop. Sara and Rachel share the role of Centre Manager here at Summerhouse, along with fulfilling the role of Advanced Instructors. Sara is an International Grand Prix Dressage Rider & Trainer, and is in training with Carl Hester MBE & Charlotte Dujardin CBE. Rachel is an International Grand Prix Show Jump Rider & Trainer and is in training with Rowland Fernyhough, Julie Andrews & Adrian Whiteway. Sara and Rachel are very committed to the training of their young horses and have an exciting string of future prospects with horses training between national & International young horse classes to Grand Prix in both Dressage and Show Jumping.

Vacancy Description: We are looking for a motivated person to join our team on our busy yard. You will take part in all general jobs; mucking out,feeding, grooming, tacking up, turning out as well as help out with shows and BHS exams as required. You will have regular trainig weekly, including riding lessons on our fabulous school horses. There is opportunity to observe high level training by Sara and Rachel Gallop and the opportunity for competent people to help out with our own competition horses and liveries or in our therapy centre

Future Prospects: Possibility continue on to Advanced Apprenticeship or join our Riding School team, this could be on the yard, as an instructor or part of the event or competition team

Skills Required: . You need basic stable management skills in mucking out, grooming and tacking up. We can offer a non riding Apprenticeship, so riding skills are optional, but for the Riding Pathway you will need to be confident in walk, trot and canter, preferably with and without stirrups, some jumping experience is an advantage

Personal Qualities: Team player, able to fit into a large team, excellent communication skills, committed to the job and your training, punctual and self motivated.

Qualifications Required: Basic Math and Communication Skills (a GCSE A-C or 4 and above in Math and English is an advantage, but not a requirement, as we have specialist tutors available). Industry experience will be taken into account if no qualifications are held

To apply to the Equine Academy  please email your full Equine CV & Covering Letter to Irma Sutton  via isutton@summerhouseequestrian.com