Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship (Ref: VAC001489245)

Salary: £148.00 per weekClosing Date: 22 Jan 2019Hours: 40 hours to include some weekends.

PDQ Equestrian Company Ltd - T/A Holmside Hall Equestrian

Holmside Hall Equestrian is an established family business that aims to provide the highest level of customer service to each individual horse and rider. We provide use of unequalled riding facilities in a warm sociable atmosphere.

We are a BHS approved livery yard and proud that in the seven categories inspected we were 'highly commended' in 3 and 'commended in 4.

We also stage affiliated competitions for British Dressage and BSJ as well as unaffiliated competitions most weekends for dressage, show jumping, show X or showing in hand or ridden. We also provide training and education towards BHS qualifications.


1 x Equine Apprenticeship required for an outstanding Equestrian Centre based in Durham.


Vacancy description

The position will include:

  • General yard duties i.e Mucking out, turning out/in.
  • Assisting with a variety of competitions i.e British Dressage, British Showjumping.
  • Assisting with a variety of clinics with a range of top class visiting instructors.
  • Assisting with vet, farrier, dentists and physio.
  • Preparing horses for competitions.
  • Travelling to competitions.
  • Care of horses after exercise
  • Customer Care
  • Working with the public


Desired skills

  • Good time keeper
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Listen and follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate about horses
  • Be able to work with horses of all sizes
  • To have some experience with horses

Desired qualifications

 Level 2 maths and English OR GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Level 3 and full time employment

Things to consider

Working in all weather conditions

Must be able to work and have a passion for horses


Training to be provided

  • In house training with employer
  • Functional skills if required
  • Level 2 Equine Apprenticeship


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