Horse Trainer/Breeding – Stallions / Yearlings

Newgate Operations Pty Ltd
Published
October 19, 2021
Location
Aberdeen
Category
Job Type
Country
Australia
Street Address
586 Rouchel Road, Aberdeen
State
New South Wales

Description

The Newgate Group operates a large thoroughbred horse stud operation that is based at Aberdeen in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Newgate Operations Pty Ltd is currently accepting applicants for the role of Horse Trainer/Breeding.  We are looking for motivated, determined, and experienced individuals.

The successful applicants must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of industry best practice, with either international experience or a thorough understanding of the global trends of the thoroughbred industry.

Positions Available:

  • Horse Trainer/Breeding – Manager
  • Horse Trainer/Breeding – Assistant Manager

Duties Will Include:

  • Training and preparing horses for major sales
  • Overseeing yearlings and a small team of staff
  • Maintaining records, including fitness reports and animal welfare records
  • Handling, exercising, and caring for horses
  • Handling and caring for thoroughbred stallions
  • Teaching horses to be groomed and accept bridle, head collar, rug etc.
  • Teaching horses to walk, stand and parade correctly
  • Parade and caring for horses at sales, including ensuring fitness and wellbeing of the bloodstock
  • Overseeing daily care and supervision of horses
  • Re-educating horses to resolve problems such as biting and kicking
  • Maintain safe and hygienic conditions
  • Assist Veterinarian and provide the appropriate health care

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of horsemanship practice at Certificate III level as a minimum standard, or in the absence of a qualification at least three years professional experience with breeding horses
  • A minimum of three years’ experience handling and working with and educating thoroughbreds
  • Proven knowledge and experience of horse handling and training methods specific to the thoroughbred breeding industry, including working with stallions, yearlings, broodmares and foals and preparing horses for sale
  • Oral and written communication skills of a level to take instruction, provide information, and advice to others and prepare basic reports
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Knowledge of safe operation of all equipment and use of personal protective equipment
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety obligations and demonstrated skills in safe operation of equipment relevant to the training and preparation of racehorses

A Certificate III or equivalent international qualification would be desirable.

Terms of Employment:

This is a full-time position, with a minimum commitment of at least 2 to 4 years.

The salary package will be above award, reflect your skills and experience, and will be in the range of $54,000 to $65,000 per annum depending on experience. In addition, subsidised accommodation will be available.

Please forward your resume outlining your horse experience and references via email to Angela@newgate.com.au

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