Young Horse Trainer-Rider

O'Brien Thoroughbreds
April 13, 2021
Flemington Racecourse & 13th Beach
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O'Brien Thoroughbreds is currently seeking highly experienced and capable staff to join our team on a full-time basis.  Our stables are located at Flemington and Barwon Heads, VIC.

The role:

  • Young Horse Trainer-Rider - able to ride 6 -10 horses per morning with ability to ride timed work as well as educate horses through barriers. The role will include work with youngsters, including some pre-training.

Essential Skills:

  • A Certificate III or equivalent International qualification, or in the absence of a qualification a minimum of three years professional experience educating and training racehorses
  • A minimum of two years’ experience handling and working with and educating thoroughbred horses
  • Knowledge and experience of horse training and handling methods specific to thoroughbred racing, breaking, or pre-training
  • Proven ability to train and educate young horses
  • Oral and written communication skills of a level to take instruction; provide information and advice to others and prepare basic reports
  • 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

Terms of Employment

These are full-time positions, with a minimum commitment of at least 2 years.

The salary will be above award – in the range of $55,000 to $58,000 per annum.

Please provide a detailed CV outlining your professional horse breeding experience, with the names and number of two phone referees.  All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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