Equine Apprenticeship.

Litchfield Equestrian Reading

The fabulous team at Litchfield Equestrian are looking for a level 2 or 3 equine apprentice to join their friendly, professional, family-run yard specialising in full/ part livery service, with very high standards of care.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Horse Care

  • GMFJ Reference
    152928
  • Wages
    £ Competitive p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    11/10/2021
  • Start Date
    31/03/2022

  • Location
    Reading
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Litchfield Equestrian

Description of Opportunity

Litchfield Equestrian specialise in the sale of quality young horses and also offer breaking and retraining services designed to suit individual needs. They also teach children and adult riding lessons both in groups and individually.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic about joining the equine industry and to learn all about Horse care and yard management alongside a small competition and livery yard. The yard is happy, friendly and full of fun. You will gain a wide variety of experience including looking after a range of competition horses and ponies, which also includes youngstock. The yard has top facilities in which to gain experience who are looking for someone who is confident, reliable and wants to learn.

They specialise in the sale of quality young horses and also offer breaking and retraining services designed to suit their customer's individual needs. They also teach children and adult riding lessons both in groups and individually.

Litchfield Equestrian are also able to offer Business qualifications for anyone looking to learn the business side of running a busy and successful competition and livery yard.

Daily riding lessons and daily lectures towards the Equine NVQ Levels 2 and 3 (as well as BHS exams may be funded by the employer). The yard buys youngsters and competes with a view to selling them at the end of the year. We also provide lessons to children and adults.

Some of the Stable & Yard Management duties will include;

  • Mucking out
  • Preparing feeds and feeding
  • Preparing for exercise
  • Tacking up and tack cleaning
  • Lunging and putting on the walker
  • Turning out & bringing in
  • Bathing
  • Assisting at Competition Days
  • Plaiting
  • Could include riding/competing in the competition if required

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 152928)

Previous experience with horses is essential. Please note that applicants with no experience will not be considered for this vacancy.
GCSE Level 4/ Grade C in Maths and English or equivalent.
Contact Haddon Training to discuss if not yet achieved - Must be able to work towards Level 1 or higher in Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Full training through the Equine Apprenticeship supported by Haddon Training
  • Competing at shows on yard’s horses available
  • Possibility of BHS exams

Successful candidate will be;

  • Interested in competition and livery
  • Hard working with a positive attitude
  • Confident handling and riding competition horses
  • Happy to work outside in all weather
Possibility of Level 3 Senior Groom Apprenticeship on completion of Level 2
No accommodation available

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