- GMFJ Reference
£ Competitive p/h
30.00 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Opportunity Type
Intermediate Level 2
Description of Opportunity
Sambourne Stud is located at Minety in Wiltshire on prime stock rearing land covering approximately 40 acres of the finest English pasture. Home to Sambourne Kratos their resident Tobanio Skewbald Normandy Cob x Hanoverian stallion, as well as the majority of the operation’s band of broodmares and young stock.
The yard is managed by Heather large who has over 35 years' experience with horses, from breeding to competing. Heather held an amateur racing licence for a season, point to pointing for local trainers and has extensive experience as a work rider with local Race Horse Trainers.
Heather has enjoyed many years as a successful breeder, giving many ex racing mares a second lease of life the majority of which form the Stud’s foundation residential broodmare operation. Heather has taken on many mares who have either suffered a career ending injury, not fast enough or simply fallen out of love with the “game” and their owners have wanted them to have a second career chance.
As an apprentice you will find that the support from Heather to be outstanding. She is extremely approachable and always willing to help train you and develop your work skills, personal skills as well as improve knowledge and understanding of horse care in line with the qualification.
Usual stable duties are included as well as more specialist areas associated to the yard such as Stallion Management, Foal Management and Mare Stud Management including assisting and holding for vets visits.
You will be working mornings from 5am - 11.30 am so the ideal candidate should be able to cope with early starts and be punctual and reliable. This would be the perfect position for anyone who has an interest in breeding and stud work. It doesn't matter if you are quiet and shy or are more sociable and like to work with people and in a team as long as you are passionate and hardworking and are keen to learn then we welcome your application!
For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 153829)
- Some horse care experience would be ideal
- Can listen and follow instructions
- organised to ensure the yard is keep clean and tidy.
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 Apprenticeship training provided by Haddon Training
- Reliable and punctual - They are early starts so you must be good at getting up when the alarm rings!
- Work to high standards being tidy and organised .
- Motivated & Passionate - knowledge and skills can be developed but you must have passion to want to work with horses first and foremost.
Possibility of going on to do the Level 3 Senior Equine Apprenticeship or a job offer