Ground Based Yard Staff Course

If you want to work in racing but don’t want to ride, you could consider working in a yard as Ground Staff? You don’t even have to have any previous experience with horses. Many Racing Yards employ staff to look after horses but not ride them, your duties may include grooming, mucking out, putting horses on the walker, tractor driving and even some swimming and treadmill work in yards with those facilities. You could also be expected to take horses racing and maybe drive the horsebox if you had the correct licence, in short the job is varied and interesting and no two days would be the same.

The British Racing School in Newmarket and the National Horseracing College in Doncaster run a 6 week residential course which will give you the skills to gain this employment even if you’ve never touched a horse before! By coming on the course you will be committing to working in Racing Yard for at least 18 months and we will guarantee everyone who successfully completes a course an interview with a Racing Yard.

You will need to be physically fit and not afraid of working outdoors in all weathers but if you want a new and exciting career, this is the place to start!

For more information please visit email or call 01638 675905 or for the National Horseracing College, please email

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