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Horse Care Apprenticeship

We are a small, busy training and livery yard based on the Dorset/Somerset border, specialising in high quality dressage and sports horses.


12 Months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 148.00
Horse Care
Westcroft Equestrian

Detailed Job Description

We are a small, busy training and livery yard based on the Dorset/Somerset border, specialising in high quality dressage and sports horses.

We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team as part of our apprenticeship scheme run through Haddon Training.

This position offers many exciting opportunities to observe and take part in everything a high class training and competition yard has to offer.The successful candidate will be guided through their qualifications by our knowledgeable staff. Some riding may be included, dependent upon ability and experience.

Alongside the usual daily yard duties, you will be trained to maintain the high standard of grooming, care and competition turnout that we pride ourselves upon.

These are essential skills for someone wanting to make their way to the top in the equestrian world.

General yard duties such as:

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

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

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

Skills required

Some previous experience with horses is essential.

Personal Qualities

Keen, hardworking, punctual, reliable, calm and confident handling horses.

Future prospects

Full time position on completion of diploma.

Additional Information

Training provided

Full training through the Equine Apprenticeship supported by Haddon Training.

Not a live in position, and no space for your own horse.

Haddon Training Ltd - Learning Provider

Haddon Training is an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ training provider, delivering high-quality apprenticeships and work-based vocational qualifications. Haddon Training, est. in 1997 primarily works with 16-24-year-olds who are employed and undertaking a work based Apprenticeship in Horse Care, Animal Care and Business Admin. 

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 or email: (Ref ID:66958)
Haddon Training Ltd

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