Location: Wick, Bristol
Position Available: Advanced Apprentice groom
Age: 16+
Live in available? No
Weekly wage: £156
Working week: Hours 8am to 5pm with an hour lunch break, 5 days a week. Days have to be flexible to fit in with staff. 2 days off per week. No holidays through the eventing season (April to October) Total hours per week: 40.00

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

Training supported by: Freddie Best and head girl


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 with husband who is a farrier and she and the head girl will provide training.

Vacancy Description:

A level 3 apprentice to work alongside the 24 year old owner/rider of the yard and the current Head girl (who did her level 3 at the yard) and other part time staff.The owner has a 3* event horse, two novice eventers and three 3 year old for next year as well as 2 hunters, 2 brood mares and 9 youngsters. A horse available for riding but we would prefer not to have riding modules chosen unless a good rider as mostly competition horses. Not a huge busy professional yard so the chance to learn is great, a wealth of knowledge at yard and the liveries are all very nice ladies. Can be very early starts in the season if going out eventing. No accommodation available, so please check your travel distance and how you can get to work.

  • Yard and field routines
  • Horse anatomy, physiology and welfare
  • Horse handling and grooming
  • Horse nutrition and fitness

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Future Prospects: Employed position at yard

Skills Required:  Horse Care to Level 2 standard and basic riding. Plaiting.

Personal Qualities: Friendly, trustworthy, organised and willing to learn. Able to take praise and constructive criticism.

Qualifications Required: Diploma Level 2 in Horse Care or BHS Stage 2

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

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