Equine Student Progression Programme

A seven week residential training course followed by a work placement at a Racehorse Trainer’s yard.

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Mucking out
  • Exercising Racehorses
  • Feeding, grooming, going racing

Who you’ll work with

  • Head Racing Groom
  • Assistant Trainer
  • Trainer

Skills & Knowledge

  • This course is for those who have completed a qualification at an Equine College and want to work hands on with racehorses.
  • Good riding skills
  • Previous experience of handling horses.

How to get into this role

This seven week residential course runs annually during the summer months. Applications usually open in April and close at the end of May. Successful applicants are invited to attend an interview in May, which includes an assessment of fitness and suitability for the course.

On successful completion of the course, students will be placed in a job at a racing yard to continue to develop their skills.

Career Progression

The training course will teach participants how to ride and look after racehorses. Many students would go on to be Racing Grooms, Work Riders and Head Grooms.

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