- Skills Funding Agency
- Part of:
- Agriculture, horticulture and animal care apprenticeships and Further education and training
- First published:
- 12 April 2012
- Applies to:
Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the equine sector.
This apprenticeship gives you the opportunity for working in livery yards, riding schools, racing yards, training yards or using harnessed horses.
Your training will focus on either general horse care, racehorse care or harness horse care, depending on your employer.
As an apprentice, you could find yourself in one of many jobs like stable hand, groom, stud assistant or riding instructor. You’ll learn how to take care of horses, which will include everything from feeding and grooming through to exercising.
Types of apprenticeships
There are 2 types of equine apprenticeships.
Intermediate level apprenticeship
- assistant groom – non-ride
- assistant groom – ride
- assistant stud groom/hand
- trek assistant
- supporting harness horse trainer
- assistant groom – agriculture
- apprentice jockey
- conditional jockey
Advanced level apprenticeship
- assistant yard manager
- trek leader
- intermediate instructor/level 3 coach
- harness horse groom
- harness horse driver
- assistant harness horse trainer
- harness horse groom – agriculture
Apply for an equine apprenticeship
You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:
- 16 or over
- eligible to work in England
- not in full-time education
Published: 12 April 2012