Guide to a career with horses

  • If you’re unsure about the right career path to follow, the BHS has a helpful guide to help you choose the right job

    Q: I have just started my A’ levels and am considering a career with horses. How can I find out more about equestrian jobs in general, as I haven’t decided which route to take yet?

    A:. The British Horse Society (BHS) publishes a booklet called the BHS Guide to Careers with Horses.

    The booklet includes information on the BHS exam system and apprenticeship scheme.

    It also offers helpful advice on where you can start on a career as a riding instructor, groom, stud assistant, carriage driving groom, racing yard worker, saddler, farrier, veterinary nurse, mounted police officer, mounted army recruit, equestrian tourism worker and college lecturer.

    The addresses and contacts of each one are also listed under the different sections.

    The booklet is available from the BHS Bookshop, priced £3.50, plus 50p postage and packing (discounts available on bulk orders).

    Call the order line, tel: (08701) 201 918 or (01926) 707 762. Alternatively, click here to orderonline from the BHS website.

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