Pupil Assistant

This role is ideal if you want to progress in the horseracing industry and one day become a Trainer.  You will learn everything from riding racehorses to managing a team and yard.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



Previous experience in leading staff, riding racehorses and looking after a yard of horses is essential.

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 and leadership skills
  • Good communication skills.

How to get into this role

To get into this role you would need to progress from being a Racing Groom or a Head Groom.  Taking on a supervisory role can be a demanding job. Not only will the position require you to communicate up and down the management team, motivate and lead the team and delegate, you’ll also be responsible for internal team relationships and stages of team formation.

Career Progression

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

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