Travelling Groom

In this role you will have responsibility for taking horses to race meetings. You will ensure that all the horses equipment is transported to the racecourse and on arrival you will help with various tasks such as saddling up and leading into the paddock before the race starts.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week


Job availability



You will have prior experience of working as a Racing Groom and may have transportation qualifications..

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • General yard duties
  • Driving the horsebox
  • Horse care

Who you’ll work with

  • Assistant Travelling Head Person
  • Yard Staff
  • Trainer
  • Racecourse staff

Skills & Knowledge

  • Previous experience of handling horses
  • Driving
  • Leadership 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, then on to Travelling Groom. 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 presenting the yard at the racecourse.

Career Progression

With experience and the right training you could develop your skills and become an Assistant Trainer or Trainer.

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