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Equine Groom Apprentice
(Andrew James Eventing)


Bedfordshire, SG189AN

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours max for 16-18 year olds. May be more for older applicants. Will include weekends.


Starting at Apprenticeship wage




Available for the apprentice, and their horse!

About this opportunity:

This is a vacancy at an International event yard with horses ranging from 3 years old to 5* event horses. Andrew is a top event rider with a lovely string of horses with his top horse aiming for Badminton 2023! Jobs will include all yard duties, riding and event opportunities and the chance to bring your own horse!

A fantastic opportunity to work on a busy and fun competition yard with a lot of opportunities to learn the skills needed for a career in the industry.

Yard duties will include but not limited to:

  • Turning out and bringing in
  • Mucking out
  • 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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team. Within the role, the successful candidate will be working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horse Care. If you already hold a level 2 the employer is happy to consider a Level 3. Further training and employment available for the right candidate is available.

You can even stay here and bring your horse to access amazing training! What’s not to love?

Desired skills

  • Must be able to work alone at times and as part of a team
  • Applicants must have some experience of handling horses and show this on application
  • Applicants must be confident to ride fit and fast horses.
  • Good communication

Personal qualities

  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Friendly

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs or equivalent in maths and English are desired.

Future prospects

  • Yard groom
  • Yard Manager
  • Event Rider

Things to consider

  • Accommodation on site!
  • You can bring your horse for free and receive lessons!
  • Great training offered.
  • Lots of cake!
  • Travel and attending top competitions.
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.


  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment.
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Equine Groom Apprenticeship or higher.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship.
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