Trainee Yardperson

One vacancy for a trainee yardperson

One vacancy for a junior yardperson

The job: A hands on position where you help in the yard, mucking out, sweeping up, feeding and handling racehorses. Training will be given in all aspects of horse and yard management. There may be some supervised farmwork included. Six mornings a week 6.30am to 12pm

The horses: The position requires an amount of direct contact with horses but previous experience is not mandatory. You will be trained in leading up and putting horses on and off the horsewalkers and turnout in the fields. There will also be basic horsecare including brushing and washing off. The horses are bedded on shavings and all of the stables have rubber floors. For those who are interested we can prepare you for the British Racing School or Northern Racing College apprenticeship courses.

The yard: Mucking out, yard maintenance and upkeep, brushing up, and giving haylage to racehorses. Tractor driving for those with experience and general farm work including yard tidying, gallop maintenance, grassland care and fencing.

The future: This is an ideal job for those wanting to become part of a successful team producing national hunt racehorses and including some general farmwork. Or for those keen to go on the apprenticeship courses at BRS or NRC

You: Previous experience in racing and horses is not mandatory, however, the preferable candidate will have experience in agriculture or animal care and a keen eye for detail. You will need to be physically fit and able to work in a structured routine. Good timekeeping and a disciplined outlook is necessary. Two references will be required.

Position revised 26.08.19