Level 2 Horsecare apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Christina Wiederkeher Ta: Swiss Eventing (Employer)

Haddon Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £199.20
48.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC
12 months (duration)
12 January 2021(start date)
Equine Groom (apprenticeship standard)
10 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The yard has a vacancy for an apprentice, previous knowledge is essential as there will on occasion be sole charge and working with just one other. If you have your own horse, you would be able to have lessons on a weekly basis from Christina.


We are a training and competition yard set in 44 acres of pastureland near Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, providing a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The land and its’ facilities are designed to meet all horses’ individual needs for their welfare and education.

All services offer a professional and specialised approach in order to achieve maximum performance and harmony. Only a happy horse can produce, deliver and perform to the maximum.

The yard has a vacancy for an apprentice to join their friendly team, previous knowledge is essential as there will be on occasion sole charge or working with just one other.

This position would be ideal for someone that has a passion for eventing and that is keen and willing to learn.

General duties to include:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking up
  • Feeding
  • Filling hay nets
  • Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming
  • Bathing
  • Rug changing
  • Paddock maintenance
  • Schooling
  • Riding
  • First aid
  • Exercising horses from the ground (lunging, horse walker, long reining, pessoa training etc.)
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist

Future Prospects

Level 3 / full time employment upon completion.

Reality Check

Accommodation available and own horse permitted.

Skills Required

  • Previous experience working with horses and on a yard is necessary

Qualities Required

  • Keen and hard working
  • A passion for eventing

Qualifications Required

Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills maths and English.

Training Provided

Full training through the Equine Apprenticeship supported by Haddon training.
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