Equine Groom L2/L3-Based with event rider at popular centre

  • Downe Farm Event Centre
  • Tiverton, Devon
  • £Competitive

Tim Cheffings is a professional event rider and trainer based at Downe Farm Event Centre in North Devon EX16. Tim has continued success at both National and International level with his exciting string of talented horses Tim is a sought after BHSI registered instructor, a British Eventing Accredited Coach and mentor for riders at all levels from Pony Club through to Advanced & 4* British Eventing. He is known for his positive, calm approach and is passionate about training horses and riders to enjoy their training and achieve their goals Accommodation and Livery available This apprenticesh...

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  • Wages
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horse Care
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Equine groom (ST0166)
  • Employer
    Downe Farm Event Centre


An exciting opportunity has arisen at Downe Farm Event Centre. This apprenticeship allows you to learn from Tim Cheffings a BHS I instructor and accredited BE coach.

The centre boasts beautiful facilities including Indoor/outdoor schools, full set of Show jumps and a XC course all available to hire.

The role will include plenty of riding. You will need to be a competent rider as these are fit large competition horses. You have the opportunity to travel and groom at both national/international events for Tim.

Duties include:-

  • Preparing for shows
  • Grooming at events
  • Mucking out
  • Lunging
  • Riding

This apprenticeship is work based and therefore, practically taught on the yard with all learning done onsite.

If you don't posses your Maths & English grades we will work to support you to gain them as part of the programme.

Accommodation on site if needed at £55

Own horse welcome at £60

You must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for over 3 years to apply for this role.

The interview will also consist of a trial day at the location

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 245635)

Company website : https://www.downefarm.com/

Competent rider used to fit competition horse

A GCSE or equivalent pass in English and maths is beneficial but not essential. If you do not have passes, we will support you in achieving your Functional Skills English and maths qualifications alongside your apprenticeship.

All training will be provided on site during your paid working hours. Your day to day mentoring will be with your employer, and a combination of online and in person monthly sessions will be held with your Haddon Training Trainer Coach.


Passionate about eventing

Kind to the horses

Learn all about top level Eventing

Shadow lessons taught by Tim a BHS I and accredited BE coach

Opportunities to groom/travel to events

Progression to L3

Employment once the apprenticeship has been completed

Accommodation and Livery available

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Opportunities with Haddon Training Ltd

Haddon Training, est. in 1997 has a rich and established history primarily working with people of all ages who are undertaking work-based traineeships and apprenticeships in Horse Care, Animal Care and Business. In 2021 Haddon Training became part of the Educ8 Group, enabling it to expand and grow further than ever before.

Haddon Training is the preferred training provider for  British Eventing and British Showjumping. As an award-winning, Ofsted Grade 2 'Good' training provider, they deliver high-quality work-based vocational qualifications.

Haddon Training delivers traineeships and apprenticeships across England as well as apprenticeships throughout Wales.

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