Manston Riding Centre is a well established and successful riding school located in East Kent. For 35 years this family run business has been supporting people to achieve their goals. Laureen Evans is a qualified B.H.S.I.I and U.K.CC level 3 coach who currently competes on the British showjumping veteran team and heads a team of friendly staff of fully trained riders and coaches with all of the relevant CRB checks and medical first aid courses. Whatever your age or ambition we have the experience to help you on your way.

A busy riding school open 7 days a week providing lessons for all from 4 years upwards. We provide lessons for all levels from beginner to advanced. We are looking to take on another apprentice to become a valued member of our dedicated team. 

We are searching for an apprentice groom to join our team and assist with horse care, riding, instructing and coaching. You will carry out day to day care of the horses and equipment along with feeding and care of competition horses.

Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Care of horses and equipment
    • Mucking out
    • Feeding
    • Grooming
    • Tacking up
  • Assiting with lessons
    • Mounting and dismouonting
    • leading 
    • supporting riders to achieve their goals
  • Riding 
    • Riding different types and levels of horses to maintain and improve training
  • Care and preparation of competition horses 
    • Daily care
    • assiting with professionals such as vets, farriers and physiotherapists
    • grooming at shows for the right candidate

Desired skills

  • Some previous experience with handling horses is essential and must be shown on application

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs grades A-C/8-4 in English and maths or equivalent desirable but not essential
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in Horse Care
  • Applicants must be able to travel to work on time due to the workplace being based in a rural location with limited public transport
  • Please include details of how you will travel to work in your application

Future prospects

  • The possibility of continued employment once finished for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • This business is not located near public transport, applicants will need an alternative method of transport to commute to work.
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.


Ramsgate CT12 5BX

Weekly wage


Working week


Apprenticeship duration

16months approx.

Possible start date

25 October 2021

Date posted

14 September 2021

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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