Tewin Hill Farm, Horse care apprenticeship, apprenticeship in hertfordshire

Currently recruiting for enthusiastic and committed individuals who are reliable and would like to develop their equine skills. They will work alongside our current team, handling and caring for many different types of horses, earning valuable experiences in all aspects of stable management. Regular training will be given.

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated apprentices who are looking to further their knowledge and skills. The successful candidates will work alongside our current team, handling and caring for our horses.

A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image we pride ourselves 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
  • Handling horses for vet/farrier/dentist
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/long reining
  • Riding

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hardworking team who all own and compete their own horses. Within the role, the successful candidates will be working towards a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care and may progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care (Level 3).

Desired skills

  • Previous experience with horses is essential, please include examples of this within your application
  • Ability to communicate well 

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Good customer service

Desired qualifications

  • Pony Club C Test (or above) desired
  • BHS stages would be beneficial
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or 3 qualification in horse care
  • GCSEs or equivalent in maths and English are desired

Future prospects

  • The opportunity to move onto a higher apprenticeship should the position be available for a suitable candidate

Things to consider

Own horses welcome, subject to availability. 

The site covers a large area of up to 300 acres with 80+ horses. Horses are turned out and ridden in all weather. We are a working farm, so there is a lot of farm traffic, so being alert and aware is a must.

We have to deal with many people on a regular basis, so an outgoing and confident personality will help.

We are in a rural area, but a bus service does operate to Tewin and the bus stop is within walking distance of the yard.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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Weekly wage


Working week

One weekday and one weekend day off per working week. 8am to 5pm. Break 10-10.30am, lunch 1-2pm

Apprenticeship duration

16 months

Possible start date

1 August 2021

Date posted

6 May 2021

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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