Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship.

Mountford Sport Horses Thetford

Mountford Sport Horses are now looking for a level 2 equine groom apprentice to join them at their lovely yard in Thetford. Eventer Polly Mountford and her brilliant team produce well bred, top quality sport horses for careers in eventing, showjumping and dressage. This position would suit someone with an interest in eventing. There are currently 14 horses on the yard requiring calm and confident handling.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Horse Care

  • GMFJ Reference
    127186
  • Wages
    £4.30 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    16/03/2021
  • Start Date
    31/08/2021

  • Location
    Thetford
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Mountford Sport Horses

Description of Opportunity

We have 14 horses on the yard, 11 of which are stabled at night. All are either eventers, potential eventers or are youngsters here for backing/schooling/selling. They are all sport horses, requiring calm and confident handling. We also have young stock – foals and yearlings. Facilities: 10 turnout paddocks, outdoor arena, horse walker, 11 stables, wash bay & solarium, excellent hacking. We are a team of 5, four women and one man. Four live out. The day-to-day responsibilities for this job would be to assist with the below.


Duties to include:

Mucking out

Tack cleaning

Tacking up

Feeding, clipping , pulling, plating, trimming, grooming, bathing

Rug changing

Exercising horses from the ground ( lunging, horses walker, long reining

Basic first aid

Holding for the vet/ farrier/ dentist

Riding opportunities

Travel to shows/ and outside training


In addition, there will be the requirement to be occasional travelling groom for events/competitions/outside training.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 127186)

Some experience with horses and a calm handling of feisty horses

attitude/aptitude is very important

Ability to complete L1/L2 functional Skills
Full apprenticeship training through Haddon Training
someone hardworking, young and enthusiastic to be learning
Ability to complete L3 after successful completion of L2
Facebook - Mountford Sport Horses Instagram - @mountfordsporthorses

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