Level 2/L3 Equine Groom-5* Event Yard

  • Team Opposition
  • Salisbury , Wiltshire
  • £Competitive

The wonderful Team Opposition is a 5* Eventing and breeding yard. They are now looking for an apprentice to join them. The team are based at Landford Stud in Wiltshire and have a large all-weather school and great facilities. Kirsty is a 5* event rider who has competed at all four European CCI5*-Ls (Badminton, Burghley, Pau and Luhmühlen) including winning the Best First Timer at Badminton. She is a member of the GB Nations Cup Squad and a consistently placed competitor at CCI4*-L and S levels including within the popular Event Rider Masters series. Arthur Chabert is a 4* French event ride...

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • 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
    Team Opposition


Landford Stud, where Team Opposition is based, have a large all-weather school, a full set of show-jumps and arena cross country skinnies, a grass show-jumping paddock (in use from late spring- early autumn) and a XC schooling paddock.

Kirsty Chabert is a 5* event rider, Arthur Chabert is a 4* event rider and John is now head of the stud operation here at Team Opposition.

The team ensure that whether their clients are based with them for training (full-time, for a season, or for a week) or coming weekly/monthly for lessons, that they feel included and welcome as part of the Team Opposition experience.
They are now recruiting for a apprentice to join their team and learn from the best!

You will be part of a friendly team, working with top calibre horses, with the opportunity to groom at shows.

General yard duties to include;

- Preparing for shows

- Turning out/bringing in

- Tack cleaning and tacking up

- Feeding and filling hay nets

- Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming

- Bathing and rug changing

- Schooling

- Riding

- First aid

- Exercising horses from the ground (lunging, horse walking, long reining, pessoa training etc.)

- Holding for vet/farrier/dentist

The apprenticeship is work based on site so in a practical setting. If you did not achieve your English or Maths grades at school we are able to support you to gain these whilst on programme.

You have to be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years in order to apply for this position. If you hold a L3 Equine qualification or above you are unbale to apply for this role.

The interview will consist of a trial day at the yard.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Haddon Training Ltd on 01672 519977 (Ref ID: 245830)

Company website : www.landfordcommonstud.com

Equine experience is required due to the calibre of the horses.

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.

Team opposition are looking for someone to join the team who has some equine experience, is hard working and willing to learn!

Travelling/grooming at top shows

Possibility of international travel

Possibility of progressing to a Senior Groom Level 3 Apprenticeship.

There is accommodation available on site if you do not live locally (costs to be discussed with successful applicants).

There is also an option of livery for your own horse if needed (costs to be discussed with successful applicants).

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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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