Family run event yard competing internationally, up to 7 horses at any one time ranging from youngsters to experienced event horses/ponies. Some are offered for sale. Charlotte’s daughter currently competes at Novice level and moving up the ranks.

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated Apprentice who is looking to further their knowledge and skills. The successful candidate will work alongside the current team handling and caring for the horses.  Own horse possible.

A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image they pride themselves on.

Yard Duties will include:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • Feeding, watering and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/ long reining
  • Riding

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team with a successful young event rider in the equestrian industry. Within the role the successful candidate will be working towards a Work-Based Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship  and may have the opportunity to progress to a Senior Equine Groom  Apprenticeship.

Desired skills

  • Experience in handling a variety of horses, details must be shown in your application.
  • Owning own horse an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable, happy and keen to learn.

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE's are preferred but not essential. 

Future prospects

The opportunity to move onto the Level 3 Senior Groom Apprenticeship should the position be available for a suitable candidate.

Things to consider

As there is no accommodation, you will need to get yourself to and from work each day. You will be prepared to work in all weather conditions

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

Start and finish times: 8.30-1.30 and 3.30-4.30 Hours per day: 6 Including breaks Total hours per we

Apprenticeship duration

16 Months

Possible start date

1 March 2021

Date posted

12 August 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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