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full and part time


For anyone serious about entering the horse industry, practical experience is vital. 

On our full and part time programme, we offer not only formal training for the BHS Assessments but also practical experience under the eye of our professional grooms.  You will join our team to learn all about the demands of working on a busy yard and will gain essential skills and knowledge that cannot be gained by taking assessments alone.

Our students carry out every aspect of horse care including tasks such as clipping, health care, feeding and training of horses and become highly proficient both in terms of speed of work, knowledge and standards.  We treat everyone as an individual and support them to progress at their own pace.

Our students are highly sought after in the wider industry as they are fully rounded with excellent horse knowledge and skills including handling and working from the ground.  Because we are a working environment, rather than a college, they have commercial experience which makes them even more desirable as employees.

Students must be 18+ and already able to walk, trot and canter and should have experienced handling horses.

Courses last for 11 months for part time (September to August) and 6 months for full time (October to April), although both can be extended.

Part time courses are 1 or 2 days per week.  Full time courses are 3 or 4 days per week.  Each day runs from 8.00am to 4.00pm and are weekdays only.  All training is in small groups or 2 or 3. 

Download an example of our weekly timetable here

We are so passionate about providing high quality staff for the industry that we offer these courses at a significant discount:


One day per week:  £150 per month

Two days per week:  £280 per month

Three days per week:  £410 per per month

Four days per week:  £540 per month


Assessment fees must be paid by the student, however, skills record sign off is included in the Programme free of charge.


We offer  1 full or partial bursary each year for those who might not otherwise be able to afford training.   To be eligible, your household income must be less than £30,000 if living with parents/partner or less than £20,000 if  living alone.

Bursaries are awarded to the student who we feel would make best use of the opportunity and shows the most potential. 

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