Interested in a career with horses and joining a very rewarding industry

Work experience

The best ways of seeing if an equestrian career is for you, is

to try it for yourself

Work experience allows you to do that. Severnvale believe that work experience is vital for young people, like you, and is an important part of your education. It bridges the gap between school and work, helps you to make decisions about your future and to develop new skills.

Severnvale’s work experience scheme is normally run in

association with local schools as part of their wider careers

guidance policy.

While with us, you will be able to carry out a range of tasks and duties, more or less as you would as an employee; helping you to learn from the experience.

Care is taken to ensure that this is appropriate your needs, and takes into account

your choices, as well as what is desirable for you.

It gives you the opportunity for involvement in a workplace, helping you to understand how the world of work operates and how it differs to school. Experience of a real workplace is also the best way to discover what you really like doing and where you want to go in life. Remember, every work experience is different, but it is designed to give you the opportunity to make the most of your time with us; but it’s a learning experience and not a job.

If work experience with Severnvale interests you, contact the Careers Co-

ordinator in your school and discuss it with them.

Career opportunities

Kick start your career in the equine industry Become a qualified horse riding instructor Gain experience as an eventing and / or show jumping groom Whether you are looking to take the first step in an equestrian career, or are working towards a higher level, Severnvale can help you.

You can:

Earn while you learn on our Apprenticeship Scheme Gain a Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horse Care and Riding An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity for working in our livery yards and riding school, and to become part of a very rewarding industry. You will find yourself in one of many jobs like stable hand, groom, or riding instructor; and learn how to take care of horses, including everything from feeding and grooming, through to exercising.

Training is:

Fully endorsed and professional recognised Approved and qualified by the British Horse Society Lizzel, one of the co-owners of Severnvale, is a Fellow of the British Horse Society, and an International Junior Event Team Coach. Eric, the other co-owner, is a British Eventing coach, an International Course Designer, and a Technical Advisor for British Eventing.

Further information about the Diploma in Horse Care and Riding


Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 7LL
Make friends and learn new skills

Working with horses

The centre is open: 9 am to 8 pm

Tuesday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday & Sunday

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SEVERNVALE Equestrian Centre