Head Groom

Also known as Yard Manager, this role mainly involves taking charge of the Stable Staff team and ensuring the yard runs smoothly on a day to day basis. There is lots of responsibility and you will need good leadership skills for this role.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



You will have prior experience of working as a Racing Groom.

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Yard Management
  • Staff Management
  • Horse Care

Who you’ll work with

  • Racing Grooms
  • Yard Staff
  • Trainer

Skills & Knowledge

  • Previous experience of handling horses
  • Ride to a high standard
  • Management skills
  • Good communication skills.

How to get into this role

To get into this role you would need to progress from Racing Groom to Head Groom. Taking on a supervisory role can be a demanding job. This position will require you to communicate up and down the management team, motivate and lead the team and delegate tasks.

Career Progression

With experience and the right training you could potentially progress to becoming an Assistant Trainer or even a Trainer.

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