Apprenticeships, Training and Jobs


apprenticeshipsBen is one of only 370 Approved Training Farrier (ATF) in the country. At present he has two apprentices.

Having apprentice farriers is important for a number of reasons. From a clients perspective it helps ensure a premium service, providing a higher level of cover, and allowing work to be carried out more efficiently in the yard – which is particularly useful when looking after bigger yards.

In addition training continues to push the whole team to work better. Training is also a useful way to increase knowledge. Having a larger team also provides more time for all the members to go on courses to continue their professional development – whether an apprentice or qualified farrier.

For the apprentice themselves it teaches them a trade that will support them for life, learning skills varying from working as part of a team, dealing with clients, and learning a skill.

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice with us, please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] or call Ben for more information.

Apprenticeship Available

We now have a vacancy for our next apprentice starting February 2019. (Trials to be undertaken asap). We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, dedicated and professional person to join our team. Must be able to work collectively and individually and give 100% at all times.

We are a modern and pro active farrier business based in Banbury, Oxon. We shoe varied clientele, from Shetlands to 4* and some of the worlds top Olympic level horses. The majority of our customers are professional riders and we undertake a lot of vet referrals, therefore the next candidate must have a willingness to learn and attention to detail to match.

– Clean Full UK Driving License
– Minimum of 5 GCSE’s C’s or above (to include English and Maths)
– Level 2 City &a Guilds Forge Work Certificate

If you think this could be you, please apply by email on [email protected]



Continued Professional Development

We believe that it is important to continue gaining knowledge. For this reason we, as a team attend a number of Equine Practitioners Seminars through out the year. In addition Ben frequently gives lectures and seminars.

The apprentices are also encouraged to do this. Ben attains well above the recommended number of CPD’S points per annum and ensures he always remains up to date with any new developments.