Location: Cold Aston, Cheltenham
Position Available: Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: £168
Working week: Monday to Saturday 8 – 5.30 16-17 year olds can only work 40 hours a week. Total hours per week: 48.00 (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

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

About the yard:

Irish Sport Horse Agent otherwise known as “Penhills” is based at Penhills Stables in Cold Aston, near Cheltenham a family business by Joanne Holder and Bernie Wharfe. We travel regularly to Ireland to personally select horses for temperament and conformation. We specialise in buying and producing quality young horses and ponies to be aimed at top level competition in their chosen discipline. We have long-established relationships with proven sources in Ireland, we acquires many of our horses direct from farmers, private owners and through the auction sales. Penhills Farm has an excellent range of facilities to trial any horse. Large school with good range of show jumps and selection of XC jumps including ditch, corner and tyres. We source Irish bred horses for Eventing, Show Jumping, Hunting and Dressage and offer a full export and after sales service. They are mostly Irish bred with the occasional horse from Holland or Belgium. Mainly we try to buy between 3 and 6 year olds, selected for their conformation, movement and ability. Above all a lovely temperament is a must.

Vacancy Description: The succesful candidate will join our team to take care of our trade and competition horses.

Duties include:

  • Taking part in all general yard duties as well as helping exercise the horses by lunging and preparing them for viewings and shows.
  • There may be opportunity to ride for the right person.

You will need some experience handling a variety of horses at different ages and levels of experience. Some competence as a rider is a bonus.

Future Prospects: Possibility to become head groom

Skills Required: Basic horse handling expereince with a variety of horses. Lunging skills


Personal Qualities: Reliable, good customer care skills, 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

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