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Equine / Horse Groom for yard based/ shows Apprenticeship Megan Grace Pamela Carlton

Working as an Equine Groom at a show jumping and breeding yard.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Hourly/weekly wage: £137.60pw inc opportunities for pay review and monthly bonus for hard work, punctuality and reliability. Working week: 8-5:30 Sunday and Monday, 8-12:30 or 1-5:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

General duties to include

  • Mucking out 
  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Tack cleaning 
  • Poo picking
  • Filing hay nets, washing feed buckets
  • Bathing and rug changing
  • First aid
  • Exercising from the ground - lunging, horse walker, long reining
  • Holding for vet, farrier, dentist
  • Coming to shows - loading/unloading, tacking up, holding by ring, packing & unpacking lorry 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Basic equine experience is necessary.

Personal qualities

Eager to learn, hard working, take pride in their job, polite, reliable, honest, trustworthy, must be able to work on your own and in a team and use initiative where required. 

Desired qualifications

Candidates will ideally hold a GCSE in English and maths at grade 4/C or above or equivalent. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE in English and maths at grade 2/E or equivalents/Functional Skills Level 1.

Future prospects

To gain experience with competition horses, handling youngstock, all round yard experience, opportunity to learn about breeding, breaking and producing young horses, experience a variety of shows, learn about rehab abs injury prevention

Things to consider

You will be working outside all through the year.

Working with horses is physically hard work with early starts and working one weekend day.

You must be reliable.

About the employer

MC EQUESTRIAN is a busy professional showjumping and livery yard. We also have a small site, breeding 1-3 foals a year. 


Megan Grace Pamela Carlton



6 Fitzpatrick Farm


CM13 3SF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Writtle University College


Charlotte Puncher 01245 424255

The Equine Groom Apprenticeship provides training in both the practical skills and knowledge required to successfully achieve the Equine Groom Apprenticeship. 

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If required the apprentices will also study English and maths.

Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

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