Showjumping Riding Apprentice, national & international travel

  • Merllyn Farm
  • Holywell, Flintshire
  • £4.81 per hour

Merllyn Farm is a competition show jumping yard, within the lovely Holywell area. They are looking for a full-time live-in riding apprentice groom. Full Description below.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £4.81 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Merllyn Farm


Competition show jumping yard, within the lovely Holywell area, is looking for an apprentice groom used to working with competition horses and ponies, looking to progress in the competitive arena.

The yard requires high working standards and attention to detail. Due to the nature of the position, very good horse care experience is a requirement and you should be a competent and confident rider particularly on competiton horses.

All usual yard duties are included such as mucking and skipping out, tacking up/untacking, turning out and bringing in, feeding/watering/hay, keeping the yard tidy, field maintenance.

You will have the opportunity to travel and groom at national and international abroad shows to help widen your experience further. On site Level 3 showjumping and BHS coach for any additional training.

The candidate should be hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated to succeeding in the equine industry particularly within the showjupming environment. You will need to be a good team player, be resilient and strive to always be improving and learning. Initiative is expected to complete tasks in a timey manner without constant prompting and excellent organisation skills.

Accommodation may be available.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 126104)

The yard demands high working standards and attention to detail. Due to the nature of the position, horse care experience is a must.

GCSE Level 4/ Grade C in Maths and English or equivalent.
Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills Maths and English if GCSE level 3>

Call Haddon Training to discuss if not yet achieved

Full training provided through Haddon Training Apprenticeships
You must love horses, be keen to learn, friendly and outgoing. You should be able to work on your own and be able to use your own initiative when required. Honesty, reliability and trustworthiness are a must, as well as working to a high standard with excellent attention to detail.
Full-time position possible upon completion of apprenticeship.

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Haddon Training, est. in 1997 has a rich and established history primarily working with 16-24-year-olds who are undertaking work-based Apprenticeship and Traineeships in Horse Care, Animal Care and Business Admin.

Haddon Training is the preferred training provider for British Dressage, British Eventing, British Showjumping and The Showing Council. As an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ training provider, they deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications.

Haddon Training delivers Traineeships and Apprenticeships across England and Wales.

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