Job Title: Instructor/Assistant Yard Manager

Hours: Minimum of 30 hours per week but generally a full time position with 40 hours

Qualifications: Minimum BHSAI/UK Coaching Certificate

Pay: Salary dependent on experience/qualifications

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hardworking and reliable person with a good sense of humour to join our team as an Instructor/Assistant Yard Manager. Our main requirement is an instructor who loves to teach and is capable of teaching most levels and riders of all ages. Good communication skills are essential. You should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to remain calm under pressure. We are also looking for someone who has good riding skills. As part of your role you will be required to book customers in and handle payments for lessons. As Assistant Yard Manager you should have the ability to ensure the highest possible standards of care of all horses and ponies is achieved and maintained, and instructions allocated to yard staff are carried out to the highest standard.

You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, but generally a full time position with 40 hours, consisting of weekends and some late night teaching during the week. Early mornings and late finishes are to be expected therefore a flexible approach to working is required. BHSAI/UK Coaching Certificate (can be newly qualified) and a valid DBS certificate is required, which can be arranged.

In addition to pay, benefits include a workplace pension scheme, livery for your own horse/loan horse, riding lessons and support with competing at local and national level. This is not a live-in position as there is no on-site accommodation.

Please apply in writing, with a copy of your CV, to Christine Carlile at




Newark Equestrian is delighted to confirm it has been awarded a 5 star, 3 year licence to operate as a riding school and livery yard under DEFRA’s more stringent licencing regulations introduced in October 2018. Business are rated with a star system, out of five, which easily allows customers to recognise the standards or welfare at a particular establishment. This award recognises the efforts made by Newark Equestrian to offer the highest standards of equine care for both our riding school horses/ponies and our livery clients, and the quality of facilities and tuition offered to all our customers.

Christine said “I am delighted Newark & Sherwood District Council have concluded that we provide a 5 star standard of care and facilities here. They have given us a 3 year licence which means we can continue to offer what we feel is the best equine care and riding tuition available in the area. I am extremely proud of the whole team here at Newark Equestrian for their dedication and care in helping us achieve our 5 stars”.




After a very busy 2 weeks of Easter holiday activities, the staff took some of the more inexperienced horses and ponies to Danethorpe for a play around the cross country course on Friday.  The weather was kind to us although the grass was a little bit slippy at the start due to the recent rain!  Elvis and Chloe thoroughly enjoyed themselves being lead pony showing the others Elvis's experience!  Henry, with Dannie riding, wasn't going to be outdone by Elvis and after initially being unsure he soon found his confidence and was thoroughly enjoying himself and finished the morning showing the others how to do it!  Our new apprentice Olivia rode Maggie.  Olivia hasn't done Cross Country before so Maggie's experience and temperament was perfect for Olivia.  This was also the first time Rachel has taken her horse Flash to the cross country course and he was a star.  Well done everyone, a great morning out.  You should all be proud of today's achievements.