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Train to become stable staff with British Racing School.
Racing is a multi-million pound industry employing over 100,000 people. It is the nations second largest spectator sport with over 5 million people visiting British racecourses every year.
There are numerous different career paths and The British Racing School can offer training every step of the way. We are focusing on working as Stable Staff.
So What's Involved?
As a member of the stable staff you will be part of a hard working team and will provide the back bone of the a trainers yard!
You will care and exercise 2 to 3 horses every day as well as normal yard duties such as mucking out, sweeping and tack cleaning.
You will start early in the morning and be out in all weathers, working some weekends and bank holidays. This is balanced by the huge rewards that you will experience, from working with top class thoroughbreds worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to leading your horse into the winners enclosure!
Stable staff may get to travel abroad with their horse and staff pool money ensures that you financially benefit from the wins that your yard produces.
What skills do you need?
You need to be hard working and enjoy being outdoors. You do not need to have any experience of working with horses as attending the 9 week foundation course at The British Racing School will equip you with the skills you will need but if you want a riding role you will need to be under 9 st 7 lbs.
What are the benefits?
Racing is one of the few equestrian disciplines with a regulated pay structure and clear career path. Salary rates are agreed by the National Association of Stable Staff (formerly SLA) and the National Trainers Federation (NTF). The salary is scaled so the more qualified you become and more experience you get, the better you are paid. Some staff may get accommodation and of course on top of that there is a share of the pooled prize money!