Apprentice Equine Groom - Horse Care - Dressage CLASSICDRESSAGE LTD

Owned by the top in the sport. Classic Dressage is a sister yard to Hughes dressage. There is a retail shop on site. This apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to work for Top Dressage riders at Olympic level. Live in position preferred

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Closing date: 13 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Shifts to be confirmed. Weekend work will be expected.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Classic Dressage are looking for someone who enjoys the handling and grooming side of the job, there will be some riding but this role is aimed at those aspiring competition grooms out there, who want the experience of working with and handling a range of top class horses to include youngstock and stallions.

There may be the opportunity to attend national and international shows for the right individual.

Live in position excellent accommodation

You will be required to complete general duties to include:

  • Turning out/bringing in
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking up
  • Feeding
  • Filling hay nets
  • Clipping/pulling/plaiting/trimming
  • Mucking Out
  • Rug changing
  • Schooling
  • Riding
  • First aid
  • Exercising horses from the ground (lunging, horse walker, long reining, pessoa training etc.)
  • Holding for vet/farrier/dentist

This apprenticeship allows you to learn from top trainers in the industry up to Olympic Level. There is also a shop onsite and the possibility of attending trade fairs.

The apprenticeship is based onsite in a practical setting so not lots of time sitting in the classroom. If you did not achieve your Maths & English GCSE's at school we can support you to gain these whilst on programme.

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

In order to apply for this role you have to be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years or more.

The training you will be getting

  • Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Accommodation is available

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progress to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom
  • Possibility of permanent employment once apprenticeship finishes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Accommodation is available on site, and living on site is preferred.

About the employer

Dressage Yard, also has equine shop on site







CV35 9AE

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Haddon Training


Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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