About Equestrian

If you love the idea of working with horses, then an Apprenticeship in Equine could be the route for you!

Working in the equine industry means being responsible for the general welfare, supervision of horses or ponies. You may want to consider a job in the industry that has been described as both exciting and rewarding.

There are a diverse range of establishments such as; livery, competition and riding schools. Whatever type of company you work for they will always require services for the care of their horses.

Progression in the equine industry could be groom, competition groom, riding instructor, supervisor or manager.

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Provide feed and water horses
  • Carry out routines and monitor the health and well-being of horses
  • Restrain horses using specified methods
  • Monitoring and maintaining the health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

How do you get into the Industry?

You do not always need academic qualifications to start training for a career in equine. However, some employers may prefer you to have a good standard of general Education such as GCSEs, including English and maths.

In order to start a Equestrian Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

Further Progression

The Equestrian Apprenticeship can lead to a variety of career and promotional opportunities including:

  • Level 3 Horse Care & Management (dependant on job role)
  • Animal Care
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leading