Stablehand/Track Rider - Accommodation Available

Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd
Published
January 14, 2022
Location
Agnes Banks
Job Type
Country
Australia
State
New South Wales

Description

STABLE HAND/TRACK RIDER

Godolphin is one of the largest thoroughbred breeding and racing operations in the world with 360 Group 1 wins in 14 countries since our inception.

We are looking for an experienced Stablehand/Track Rider to join our Osborne Park operation, located in Agnes Banks. Approximately one hour from Sydney, 20 minutes from Penrith and 10 minutes from Richmond.

Osborne Park is a state-of-the-art private training facility that is spread over a 126-acre property. We can accommodate 84 horses in training, split over 4 barns as well as 32 day yards, 27 large spelling paddocks, two horse walkers, a water walker, onsite vet room, rehabilitation barn with 8 boxes and 5 small yards. In addition, we have a private training track, which allows our staff to have a morning shift start time of 5.30am.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Routine track work riding including pace work and gallops as per instructions including evaluating and reporting on performance to Assistant Trainer.
  • Carry out daily stable tasks including feeding, grooming, mucking out, rugging, trot ups, loading walker and water walker.
  • Routine health checks, recognising signs of injury and or signs of an unhealthy horse and reporting concerns.
  • Assisting with farrier, vet, physio, and dentist.
  • Preparation of horses and gear for race meetings and trials as well as taking nominated horses to and from the races/trials.
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and industry requirements relating to safety and animal welfare, including Rules of Racing.

We want a passionate, reliable, and hard-working person whose love and admiration for horses is as great as ours.

Criteria:

  • Well organized, well presented and confident team player with a proven track record of punctual and reliable work attendance
  • Sound horse handling skills, with experience and confidence handling thoroughbreds in full training
  • Confident and experienced track rider, proven ability to consistently ride pace/timed work with a willingness and confidence riding young horses
  • Understanding of horse health care and welfare requirements and measures, with prior work experience in providing direct daily care
  • Understanding of thoroughbred racing industry and operations, with an understanding of racing stable operations
  • Sound communication skills.

What’s in it for you?

  • Working with top quality horses, bred and trained by Godolphin.
  • Opportunity to attend race days, including additional allowance for attending Race days.
  • Above award wages.
  • High quality uniforms.
  • Breakfast provided Monday-Fridays.

Osborne Park offers Accommodation onsite to the right applicant for $63.00 a week!

Working Holiday Visa Applicants welcome to apply. If arriving before the 19th April 2022, you will be eligible for a refund for the visa application charge from the Australian government.

The right applicant will have an opportunity to work with horses of the calibre such as: Hartnell, Alizee, Bivouac, Impending, Astern, Trekking, Osborne Bulls, Colette and Anamoe just to name a few.

Preferably, the applicant will be able to start as soon as possible.

To Apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to gwhitaker@godolphin.com by Friday 4th February 2022.

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