Stud Groom/Hand

As a Stud Hand you will be in charge of mares and foals from grooming to mucking out and assisting throughout the breeding season. Working as a Stud Hand would often be the first job for young people starting a career in the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



Qualifications and training available

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Handling and caring for mares & foals
  • Getting horses ready to be sold
  • Horse management

Who you’ll work with

  • Stud Groom
  • Stud Manager
  • Bloodstock Agents

Skills & Knowledge

  • Good team player
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills.

How to get into this role

The National Stud delivers training programmes for students who want to work towards a Level Two Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care (Breeding Option).  On completion of either the National Stud Diploma Course or the Entry to Stud Employment Course, there are plenty of roles available on the job board.

Career Progression

This role can lead you into a variety of roles working hands on with horses.

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