Sandridgebury is a busy riding school ideally situated on the edge of Heartwood Forest in Sandridge, St Albans. We are one of the oldest and longest established riding schools in Hertfordshire and have had the pleasure of teaching many people, of all ages, to ride and enjoy horses over the years. ​We are privileged to be able to ride directly onto Heartwood Forest, owned and managed by The Woodland Trust. Our clients spend many hours on horse back, exploring the horse friendly paths and trails. A real world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Vacancy description

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 our current team, handling and caring for ponies and horses.

Working with professional people, the training will give a good foundation to go on and work in any sphere of equestrian.

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 rein
  • Riding
  • Teaching

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team. Within the role, the successful candidate will be working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care, with further training and employment available for the right candidate.

Desired skills

  • Must be able to work alone at times and as part of a team
  • Applicants must have lots of previous experience of handling horses and show this on the application
  • Applicants must have had some experience of teaching and show this on the application
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Friendly

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 3 or higher qualification in horse care to be eligible
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English are desired but not essential

Future prospects

  • Progression and future employment for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise
  • There is no accommodation on site, own transport would be desirable


St. Albans AL3 6JB

Weekly wage


Working week

31.5 hours approx.

Apprenticeship duration

14 months approx

Date posted

17 December 2019

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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