What qualities do you need to be a
Racing Groom?

The tasks of a racing groom are varied and while many skills can be learnt through training and experience, you’ll get better job satisfaction and be able to progress up the career path and pay scale more quickly if you show the following attributes:

  • Good with horses
  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Like working outdoors in all weathers
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
  • Motivated
  • A good communicator
  • A good level of fitness (we have provided information on fitness in our Hub)

Work experience

We would also recommend that you get work experience at a racehorse trainer’s yard before you start your training. This will make sure that you understand what the role involves and you will find out if is it something that you will enjoy doing.

For more information on finding work experience with a racehorse trainer see our work experience page.


Create an account on the Racing Groom Hub

Use our free CV & cover letter tools for easy job applications and to apply for Work Experience

Find any licensed trainer in the UK using our ’Trainer Locator’ who may offer you a job or work experience.

Access exclusive benefits for Racing Grooms

Top tip! If you can’t see your perfect job advertised, trainers welcome speculative applications too! Use the trainer locator to get started.