The role of Trainer is responsible for running the entire yard as a business enterprise responsible for the all staff, training the horses and all aspects of management. It takes many years of experience to become a Trainer and you will need to apply for a Licence to Train under the British Horseracing Authority.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week


Job availability



You will have prior experience of working as an Assistant Trainer for many years.

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Managing staff
  • Organisation of yard
  • Monitoring horses progress
  • Obtaining owners and marketing.

Who you’ll work with

  • Assistant Trainer
  • Owners
  • Jockeys
  • Racing Secretary

Skills & Knowledge

  • Previous experience of handling horses
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Management and leadership skills.

How to get into this role

To become a Trainer, you would need to have many years experience of working as an Assistant Trainer. You would be required to communicate up and down the management team, motivate and lead the team and delegate as well as communicate daily with owners and sponsors.  The role requires you to apply for a licence with the British Horseracing Authority and you must complete 3 training modules.

Career Progression

The role of Trainer is one of the highest in the industry, you can train some of the best horses and travel around the world.

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