Intermediate and Advanced Apprentice at Summerhouse
I came to Summerhouse to gain experience and started on my L2 Apprenticeship in Horse Care. This gave me the knowledge and confidence to be able to tack up, muck out as part of a team, general horsemanship and yard duties.
In the future I would like to have my own yard, where I could run treks and teach clients on their own or on my horses.
To help with this I wanted to achieve my coaching units so Summerhouse advised me to take the coaching pathway in my L3 Advanced Apprenticeship, as this will give me the teaching qualification I need.
To gain experience I helped to teach some lead rein lessons and I gained some of my own clients. This helped me learn how to progress my clients and in my daily riding lessons I was helped to develop more feel and skills to school horses effectively.
Summerhouse has also offered support and advice in helping me set up a business plan using the site costs as a comparison.
I consider my time and experience here at Summerhouse as a positive stepping stone in my long term career plan.
I have now completed my Level 3 Diploma and have successfully worked as a full time
groom with a local up and coming Dressage and Showjumping rider. In 2016 I was offered a position in the Yard team at Summerhouse where I am supporting the Yard Manager and help supervise the current Apprentices.