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Equine Groom Apprentice
(Lucy Struthers Horses)


Hitchin, SG5 4BH

Course level:

Level 2

Course Duration:

16 months

Application Deadline Date:


Weekly Hours:

40 hours


Apprenticeship wage, but higher depending on current skill level




Available for the RIGHT apprentice, and their horse!

About this opportunity:

Based in Hertfordshire and conveniently located close to major motorways (M1, A1, A505), Lucy is regularly out competing at qualifiers, premiers and stay-away shows. Some of her current horses are aimed for the International circuit and age classes. Although heading for the ‘big stuff’, Lucy is always happy to help friends and colleagues, from novices to experienced riders. She’s never too busy to pop over and help with a tricky horse, unsuitable tack or a nervous rider. Lucy is an outstanding rider and mentor. She shows an unrivalled dedication to her sport and a real passion to become the very best in her field.

Lucy Struthers Horses is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated Apprentice who is looking to further their knowledge and skills. The successful candidate will work alongside their current team handling and caring for their competition horses.

Working with professional people, the training will give a good foundation to go on and work in any sphere of the equestrian industry. A high standard of care and attention to detail will be expected to maintain the company image they pride themselves on.

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
  • Tack cleaning
  • Handling stallions
  • Attending shows when required

With training on site everyday and when required this is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, hard-working team with further training and employment available for the right candidate.

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Committed
  • Previous equine experience, must be show on application.
  • Hardworking
  • Passionate
  • Keen to learn
  • Good time keeping


  • 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.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship.

Future prospects

  • There is a possibility of progressing on to Level 3 Senior Equine Groom or employment if a position is available.

Things to consider

  • There is no accommodation on site. Applicants should ideally have a driving licence or reliable access to transport.
  • Livery for the successful candidates own horse could be available if required.
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise
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