Stag Lodge Stables is a very prestigious BHS approved riding school based by Richmond Park in London. We are very busy pony club centre. We have been national champions in our time and we like to compete as much as we can. We have between 60 and 70 horses and ponies ranging for a family of Shetlands to some 16.2 hand hunters. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to move to London and work with horses. In the time you spend with us you will be paid very well and also trained to British Horse Society standards. We will pay you to take your BHS Stage 1, 2 and 3 exams (Internationally recognised) as well as an Equine Groom level 2 apprenticeship organised by KEITS.

Vacancy Description

This is a practical job and you will gain more experience in 3 months than you would in a year at college. You will get riding lessons in the arena and Richmond Park so if you enjoy riding or you really want to learn to ride this is a dream job! 

As well as being paid a lot more than the recommended figure there is 20 days paid holiday a year which you can take whenever you want. If you already live in South or West London you may not want to ‘live in’ but if you do need somewhere there is a lovely staff house very nearby which is provided at a subsidised rent.

The job is varied and the possibilities are endless. It doesn’t matter too much if you cannot ride well, we will teach you, however some horse handling experience is essential.

A few of the daily duties:

  • Mucking out
  • Tacking up
  • Grooming
  • Turning out / bringing in
  • Excising ponies

Desired skills

  • Some horse handling experience must be shown at application
  • You must be prepared for physical work in all weather

Personal qualities

  • A happy smiley disposition is vital
  • You should also be hard working, reliable, enthusiastic and get on with all sorts of people

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent is desired but not essential
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in horse care

Future prospects

  • Progression onto an advanced apprenticeship for the right applicant

Things to consider

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


Stag Lodge Stables - Richmond

Weekly wage


Working week

40 hours, 5 days p/w, will include weekends.

Apprenticeship duration

16 months approx

Date posted

10 February 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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