Apprentice Equine Groom - Horse Care - Eventing Anthony Clark Eventing

4* International Event Rider based in Hertfordshire SG8. Anthony has many years experience eventing and coaching at top level. The apprenticeship includes the possibility of travelling and grooming at shows. Also looking after a selection of livery horses. There is accommodation and own horse welcome if needed.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


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  • Working week

    You will work five days out of seven, including some weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Anthony Clark is an international 4 star event rider. He has a team of horses ranging from young ones to advanced /4 star horses.

Anthony has been eventing for over 30 years at all levels having won national awards. They are looking for a friendly candidate, that is willing to learn and has a passion for eventing.

He has also been on the silver medal winning European 3 star team 2015, Nations Cup teams and team training lists and show jumps and does dressage to Advanced level.

Yard duties will include:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • Dealing with livery clients
  • Feeding, watering and haying
  • Grooming
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the yard at all times
  • Bandaging
  • Tacking up
  • Lunging/long rein
  • Riding/hacking
  • Attending shows/events

Hours will vary in event season and standard hours on a rota basis with the team. The apprenticeship is work based and onsite at location. Accommodation on site and own horse welcome.

If you don't have your maths & English grades we can support you to gain them whilst on programme.

The interview will consist of a trial day at the location. You must be competent at handling horses due to the calibre of horse you are having to deal with.

You must be a UK resident or have lived in the EU for 3 years or more to apply for this role. If you have a L2 or L3 Equine qualification already you are unable to apply for this programme.

The training you will be getting

  • A level 2 certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • All training will take place within the workplace
  • Your dedicated trainer coach will visit you at work every 4 weeks.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Full time employment
  • Opportunities to groom at shows

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

There is accommodation on site if required. There is livery for your own horse available.

About the employer

4* International Event Rider based in Hertfordshire SG8. Anthony has many years experience eventing and coaching at top level.


Anthony Clark Eventing


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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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