MEET AMARETTOOur NEW 6 YEAR OLD Skewbald Irish Cob mare
The newest member of our team, Amaretto is loving her new home and new job with HTP Apprenticeship College’s Equine Department.
Why not come and meet her and look into our Horse Care & Riding courses?
We’ve also got a BRAND NEW Combined Horse Care and Hospitality programme where you’ll gain a range of leisure-based skills to open up a huge choice of careers!
Our Horse Care & Riding programmes are delivered in partnership with:
Say hello to our newest member of staff. She’s friendly, experienced, approachable, an inspiration to young learners… and she likes eating hay… and the occasional apple.
Learn and work with her at Trotters
The newest member of our team, Amaretto is loving her new home and new job with HTP Apprenticeship College’s Equine Department. Why not come and meet her and look into our Horse Care & Riding courses?
Amaretto will be supporting new HTP students working towards their Horse Care and Riding Level 2 Diploma. She is stabled at Trotters Riding School in Ryde, where HTP’s new cohort of students will be able to study and care for Amaretto as well as learn to ride her.
Students will become familiar with her eating and drinking habits, understand horse feeding and watering, the importance of safe and comfortable tack including tacking up, and choosing correct tack. They will also learn to assess land and stables to make sure she is comfortable and well cared for, along with riding in the school, out hacking and jumping.
Amaretto is as happy hacking out in the countryside as she is over the jumps
“Amaretto is gentle and sweet natured, and she loves being pampered and looked after.“
Trotters Riding School in Ryde
Or try our new course at Island Riding
Starting in September, you could try our BRAND NEW combined Horse Care and Hospitality programme at Island Riding Centre where you’ll gain a range of leisure-based skills to open up a huge choice of careers!
How long are the courses?
This courses run for one academic year – starting in early September and ending in mid-July.
Can I start after September?
It’s important to start the course as soon as possible, and there is a minimum number of weeks attendance required. However, subject to your circumstances, it may be possible to join the course up until October half-term.
Do I need any qualifications to apply?
No. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to learn with us – just a desire to try new things and get your career started.
Some of our Horse Care & Riding students at Island Riding
“Without the Equine course, the support from HTP and my work placement, I would not have achieved my dream of being accepted into the British Racing School.”
Who can do these courses?
All of our Full-time Courses are available to you if you are:
- aged 16-18 (or under 25 if you hold an Education, Health & Care Plan)
- living in England
- not already in full-time education when the course starts.
Not sure if you’re eligible?
Got other questions? Send us a message
Will I have to pay to do a course?
No – the government will pay the cost of your course if you’re 16–18, or under 25 if you hold an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP).
You may also receive a bursary to support your learning. This will be discussed with you on application and could entitle you to up to £1,200 if your course lasts at least 30 weeks in one year. Depending on where you live you may also be eligible for help with your travel costs.
You must attend regularly to receive bursaries and other payments.
What could these courses lead to?
Progression from our full-time courses is something that we discuss from day one. There is a structured progression route for each of the courses we offer, including higher level qualifications, Apprenticeships or other employment, including self-employment. See more on our prospectus page.
When and how can I apply?
Our courses start in September so contact us now to arrange a chat and find out more.
Before starting your course you will be asked to come in to meet your Training Consultant and complete your Programme Induction. This will include a tour of the campus areas where your training will take place. You will also receive further information about the course, such as any equipment or clothing you may need to provide and will be given an outline of your course timetable.
Meet the TutorS:
Drop us a quick enquiry and we’ll be in touch!
“I have now progressed onto a Senior Equine Apprenticeship thanks to the support from HTP’s Full time Equine Course and Island Riding Centre.”
Prefer to start work now?
We have Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities available right now – across the Isle of Wight and the south coast, in all types of businesses.
Register your interest in Horse Care & Riding with HTP and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.