A professional rider is possibly the best kind of horse job you could have: being paid to ride all day!
• A high degree of riding ability
• Having expert knowledge of competition rules for the discipline/s you want to specialise in
• Travelling to and from shows and competitions - and preferably winning!
• Liaising with horse owners and trainers.
Riders will be required to demonstrate their level of riding ability and the level of disciplines that they have excelled in.
BHS riding qualifications up to Senior Equitation Level are preferable. BHS care qualifications up to Stage 4 will also be useful.
Professional riders need to be flexible, hardworking and able to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and maturity. You may be self-employed so book-keeping (accounting) knowledge will be useful.