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“Working in livery yards, riding schools, racing yards, training yards or using harnessed horses”

The equine industry covers a range of areas, including riding schools, livery yards, competition yards, racing yards, clubs and hunts, instructors, working horses and studs and diversified equine activities. This provides a range of jobs such as maintaining the horses’ health and welfare, riding horses for exercise, cleaning and taking care of the horse tack and preparing horses for competitions. Horses represent a major asset for their owners and need the skilled attention of devoted and well-trained staff. The apprenticeship covers many specialisms, but all deal with the welfare, supervision and riding of horses. Your training will focus on either general horse care, racehorse care or harness horse care. As an apprentice, you’ll find yourself in one of many job roles, such as stable hand, groom, stud assistant or riding instructor. You’ll learn how to take care of horses, from feeding and grooming, through to exercising.

Duration: 18 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and PE

Entry requirements: GCSEs

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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