Reaseheath currently has 12 Horse Care Apprentices who are employed in the equine industry on a variety of yards from riding schools to competition and livery yards.
Each year, as part of their assessments, the apprentices are challenged to a sponsored “Best Turned Out” competition to raise money for the college’s RAG (raising and giving) charity, which this year is the British Heart Foundation.
This year’s challenge took place during last week’s RAG activities and students are busy collecting sponsor money based on their results.
The competition was judged by Course Tutor Dawn Joyce and Workplace Tutor / Assessor Sarah Gilsenan, and observed by Business Development Officer Stephen Morris and newly recruited Agriculture Assessor Dave Windsor, who were impressed with the apprentices’ skills levels.
Results were very close with only one point separating each place:
1st Jennifer Cockitt (Swanwick Hall Equestrian Centre & Farm, Crewe) with horse “Boo”
2nd Dominic Eccleston (Bazaars Stud, Stafford) with horse “Mary”
3rd Alyshia Eaton (Top Farm, Newcastle) with horse “Prince”
If you’re looking for an alternative to school, becoming a Reaseheath apprentice could be just the thing for you…! Register your interest: www.reaseheath.ac.uk/NAW