Hurstwood Farm is an equestrian centre in East Sussex. We offer livery, riding lessons and riding holidays, as well as having event horses and bringing on young horses. Vacancy for full time apprentice at event and livery yard in East Sussex. Opportunities to groom at events and plenty of riding available depending on ability. Some weekend work required, own transport preferable due to location. Great opportunity for keen, driven apprentice.

Vacancy Description

The role will include, but not limited to the following tasks:

  • Mucking out
  • Yard duties
  • Turning out
  • Tacking up
  • Assisting at competitions
  • Riding exercising
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with youngstock
  • Handling and care of competition horses

Desired skills

  • Previous riding experience and confidence handling a variety of horses is essential and must be shown on application
  • Good customer service skills are needed

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated
  • Flexible
  • Driven

Desired qualifications

  • English and Maths GCSE's are desired
  • Driving licence (desirable due to location or must have the means to travel to location)
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in Horse Care

Future prospects

  • Gain qualifications, attend shows and gain riding experience
  • Potential future employment for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • Rural location so reliable access to transport is required
  • Working all weather conditions so the candidate has to be dedicated and reliable
  • 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

5 days per week. Normal hours are 8am -5pm. 30min lunch. Some weekend work. 40hrs p/w.

Apprenticeship duration

16 months approx.

Possible start date

8 August 2019

Date posted

25 February 2019

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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