Horse Educator

Mark Newnham Racing Pty Ltd
March 21, 2019
Job Type
Experience essential
New South Wales


Mark Newnham Racing currently has a position available for Horse Educator. Please read through the information below before contacting Paula Newnham directly via email at

About the Role

The successful applicant will have at least 3 years industry experience, will be motivated, dedicated and have a genuine love of horses. You will work closely with, and under the guidance of the Stable Forepersons and the Trainer, Mr Mark Newnham. The right applicant will have the opportunity to learn and grow within the role and responsibility will increase with consistently demonstrated ability.

It is a full time (38 hours per week) salaried position. Hours will be based on a 13-day fortnight with one afternoon off each week and 4 weeks paid annual leave. You will be required to work on public holidays on a rotational basis where possible and to work a reasonable number of additional hours where required including race day attendance.

We are offering an attractive salary package ($54,000-$60,000), including salary packaging options, negotiable for the right applicant


Extensive knowledge of the Racing Industry and experience with :-

  • Safe operation of all training/racing equipment and personal safety equipment
  • Handling horses from yearlings upwards with a variety of temperaments
  • Educating horses on the ground, riding fast & slow work including swimming & barrier work
  • Rules and Regulations as set by Racing Australia, Racing Australia and other states where required
  • Occupational Health & Safety Standards

Other Skills

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the Trainer, Staff, Owners and Officials where required
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Ability to manage a team of horses and staff under the guidance of the Foreman and/or Trainer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and manage the training plan for each horse as set out by the Trainer
  • Prioritise, co-ordinate and delegate tasks on a daily basis and make adjustments where necessary based on weather and staff changes and the racing schedule
  • Report and liaise on a daily basis with the Trainer
  • Monitor and Manage Horse Welfare
  • Ensure all records are updated on a daily basis in accordance with requirements of Racing Australia
  • Manage minor conflicts with staff
  • Co-ordinate and manage staff roster
  • Attend Barrier Trials
  • Attend Race Meetings as the Stable Representative as required
  • Ensure OH& S standards are adhered to

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