Stable/Yard Person

This is a non riding role and duties include cleaning stables and animal pens, walking horses to and from fields as well as grooming and feeding

It usually involves working on weekends and you need to be cheerful in all weathers as well as being a good communicator.

Orange Lines Triangle

“ My job is about keeping the yard tidy, mucking out the boxes that the horses live in and occasionally leading the horses out to the field ”

  • Yardman

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Blue Lines Triangle
National Progression Award in Specialist Racehorse Care

National Progression Award in Specialist Racehorse Care

  • Duration Full-time or part-time*
  • Cost Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss
  • Difficulty Advanced
  • Qualification SCQF Level 5 - Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (OFQUAL) Level 2 equivalent to meet regulations under the British Horseracing Authority
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  • Duration 1 Academic Year- full time or 2 years part time
  • Cost Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Qualification SCQF Level 5 (OFQUAL Level 2 equivalent)
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