Jonathan coaches horse and rider across all disciplines, and likes to take a rounded approach. His great love is cross country, and he especially enjoys teaching safe and successful cross country techniques. When not coaching, Jonathan is kept busy serving the sport of Eventing. He has held the role of Chairman of British Eventing’s Risk Management Committee since 2010 and sits on the BE Sport Committee. In 2012 he was invited to join the panel of Selectors for the Great Britain Senior Eventing Team. With his fellow selectors Jonathan is currently working on the list of potential combinations for the Olympics in Rio 2016. Jonathan is also a regular columnist for British Eventing Life Magazine.

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 along side our current team handling and caring for our competition liveries and event 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
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/ long reining
  • Riding

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard working team with a successful event rider and coach in the equestrian industry. Within the role the successful candidate will be working towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Candidates must have previous experience of working in the industry with competition horses

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for someone who has a real passion for the industry and a desire to learn
  • Someone who is a team player, reliable and has good timekeeping skills

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE, or equivalent, Grade C or above in maths and English preferred but not essential

Future prospects

  • There will be further employment opportunities for the right candidate after their level 3

Things to consider

  • Working with horses requires working in all-weathers and weekend work will be required if there are competitions
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed date should the need arise




Rickmansworth WD3 6HH

Weekly wage


Working week

40hrs 5 days inc w/ends on a rota Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration


Possible start date

20 September 2018

Date posted

14 August 2018

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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