South Medburn Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society (BHS) approved livery yard in a unique location just 14 miles North West of London city centre. All horses are cared for daily to the highest possible standards by our dedicated and professional staff. South Medburn's 105 acre estate near Watford offers superb rolling countryside in which to ride and exercise your horse. There is also a choice of two indoor and two outdoor arenas.

Vacancy description

All general horse care duties to be carried out including working within a team. Customer service role required when dealing with clients. Full training for BHS exams and Level 2 Horse Care apprenticeship, with 8 hours of lectures and lessons per week. Excellent facilities and free accommodation.

General yard duties:

  • Morning feeds and hay
  • Muck out
  • Turn out
  • Tack up and un-tack
  • Grooming and bathing
  • Finish Off - evening yard duties
  • Skip out
  • Rugs (if needed)
  • Feed and hay
  • Exercising horses
  • Field maintenance
  • Take part in lectures
  • Helping clients when necessary

Desired skills

  • A willingness to learn and work hard
  • Experience of handling a variety horses is essential
  • Previous experience of working on a yard is required

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard working
  • A good team player

Desired qualifications

  • BHS qualifications an advantage but not essential
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or 3 in Horse Care

Future prospects

  • Potential to move on to further qualifications on successful completion of the apprenticeship and if a position is available at the time of completion

Things to consider

  • This role requires you to work outside in all weathers, it is a physically demanding job and a true passion for working with horses is required
  • Free shared accommodation is available on site
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise



Weekly wage


Working week


Apprenticeship duration

16 months approx

Date posted

14 May 2019

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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