NLBC Sector: Equine Care & Management

Sub-sectors: Equine veterinary, stud, horseracing, equitation, equestrian, farriery, equine dental, osteopathy and physiotherapy

Occupations: Farrier, groom, stable hand, head lad, head groom, competition groom, stud hand, stallion handler, foaling specialist, jockey, riding instructor, work rider, equine veterinarian, equine vet nurse, equine dental technician.

British Horseracing Authority

The Racing and Breeding Industries are a diverse and exciting world to work in.  When millions of people watch a race such as the Grand National it is the culmination of a huge number of people and organisations. From the starting point

The National Stud

The Thoroughbred Breeding industry is a major employer within the equine sector, employing approximately 9,000 people in the UK. This website supports the racing industry in breeding the racehorses of the future, and gives fantastic insights into the different job

British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA)

There are a number of different types of careers available in the equine health sector. Here you will find links directing you to the relevant bodies/organisations who are involved in, or can advise you, about training for careers in equine

British Grooms Association

There are many different industry sectors that you can work in as a groom. Your career might see you start in one area and then move into another, or some grooms remain with a sport or even the same employer

Lantra: Equine

The equine industry includes anything and everything to do with horses, ponies and donkeys. There are more than 19,000 horse businesses, 41,200 employees and lots of volunteers. Equine businesses include riding schools, livery yards, competition yards, trekking centres, breeders, trainers,

Lantra: Farriery

Farriery is the ancient and highly skilled craft of making and fitting horseshoes. It demands the skills to handle horses and identify health and fitness problems. All farriers must be registered and today there are more than 2,600 in the

The British Horse Society

Many thousands of people enjoy a fulfilling career with horses, either directly, as coaches/teachers, grooms, stable staff, yard managers, ride leaders, or indirectly in journalism, merchandising, research and related industries. A career in the equestrian industry requires hard work and

The Farriers Registration Council

All persons who shoe horses, including their own within Great Britain*, are required to be registered under the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975, as amended. In Great Britain the approved route to becoming qualified is by undertaking an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Animal Jobs Direct

Want to work with animals but don’t know which is the right animal care career for you?  Choosing a relevant animal care training course will give you the best chance to find a job working with animals. We have information

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