NZTA provide members with a comprehensive and easy to follow pack for ensuring you can comply with employment legislation. This includes templates for documents that must be used (all can be changed to suit your requirements) - just click on the link below:

  • Guidelines for NZTA members when employing staff
  • an employment agreement (only the text in red requires you to put in details)
  • an offer of employment letter
  • Job Descriptions for either Stablehands or Trackwork riders
  • A spreadsheet for recording hours worked, leave taken...
  • Kiwisaver information required to be distributed for first time employees
  • For international staff we are also able to provide a letter to support  for immigration purposes and direct you to a reputable immigration specialist (see in Links) to assist with necessary paperwork. 
  • See links page for Immigration and international Apprentice information

TO SEE WHICH TRAINERS ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR STAFF: Please click here for a list of trainers


NZTA MEMBERS CAN CONTACT LISTINGS DIRECT and can click on CV available to view a candidate's CV. 

If you don't see anyone suitable an advertisement can be placed on your behalf, free of charge on suitable equine employment sites. We can also list you as a trainer currently requiring staff on this website so that potential employees can contact you direct.

Please note the details are as provided so you can gauge their communication skills!




Max-William Thorpe - New Plymouth, Taranaki 

Would like to work with horses as a potential career. 27 years old, 110kilos, 6ft 3 but keen to learn and progress to attain knowledge and experience.  Has been a barber for past 10 years so happy to start from the bottom and work my way up.

0275555239 maxwilliamthorpe@hotmail.com

Sandra Leuba-Sewell

Experienced racing and jumping stable ground staff looking for a new challenge in a racing stable. Also trial and race day experience, licensed, casual or part time work preferred. Whanganui, Marton, Bulls or Palmerston North Area, own transport. 
Good references available upon request. Immediate start possible.
Tel 027 2040824

Daniel Newsome danbuzz3@gmail.com

Experienced farmhand keen to enter thoroughbred industry. Accommodation preferred if possible. Click here for CV

Rachael Finlay rachaelfinlay4@gmail.com

I am 30 years old, walk 58kg. From age 13 to 18 I rode trackwork for my mother (Marie finlay, who isn’t training anymore unfortunately) and a couple of other small trainers at pukekohe. Being around racehorses my entire upbringing I was very in tune with the game, developed the skill of rating them well during trackwork (ie 1/2 & 3/4 pace). I was also a professional show jumper, which I’m heading back towards again. I can handle naughty horses well also. I’ve come out of retirement and looking for morning work to get me started again. Am currently working one of my own (a too slow tb) for show jumping so am heading towards ride fit again soon.  
Feel free to ask me any more questions!! 
021 930 767 

Devann Crick - Canadian on Rural Exchange

Experienced farmhand - groundstaff with horses -  looking for more equine experience. Able to get working visa through Rural Exchange. Available now - click here for her application or contact Vicky Lucas - vicky@ruralexchange.co.nz

Kylie Windo  - Canadian on Rural Exchange

Experienced farmhand with variety of animals. Able to get working visa through Rural Exchange. Available now - click here for her application or contact Vicky Lucas - vicky@ruralexchange.co.nz

 R.Vaibhav from India 
I would like to know if any trainers are looking for professional riders and what are the facilities provided for Class A license since I'm applying for it. Click here for CV - Photos and videos available from Wendy or email Vaibhav direct: ushhys@gmail.com


SADDAM HUSIN         A qualified jockey from INDIA
Trying to come to NEWZ LAND for track work Riding job. It would be great if you can help me with whom i must contact or if you can please put me through few of the trainers thats looking for track worker rider for full time  it will be great. 
I have nearly 13 years till now as a riding boy 7 years experienced with horses, then in 2012 i got flat horse racing jockey licences from 2012 to  till now I'm flat horse racing  jockey in india...
Im Interested to newz land track work rider job. Can you offer me  track work riding Job please.. I'm  shareing  my racing photos my bio data and my CV please give me this track work riding  job....PLZ CONTACT me email saddamhusin7867@gmail.com contact mobile number +918610768258 / +919148177274...

Sam Mitchell - daisy300300300@gmail.com

im looking for a track riding job I have my equine level 4 working wave race horses and stable hand work I have done 7 Jump Outs and two trials with Grant Irvine horse trainer and also worked with shorty in Stratford.

SUJEETH KUMAR PASWAN - INDIA - sujeethkumarpaswan123@gmail.com

  • I have 5 years of experience in Flat Horse Racing, Hyderabad Race Club (South India)
  • I have worked with Mr. Anupam Sharma from 2013 to 2017.
  • Working with Mr.K.S.V Prasad raju, Flat Horse Race Trainer From 2017 till now.
  •  I know all kind of riding work, Gallop, fast Trout, Pace work Schooling, Gate Practice
  • Know all stable work including, Grooming, feeding, Muck out, Taking Horse for races.
  • Can handle Nervous colts, Fillies and Stallions

Click here for CV

 Akshay Balloo - Akshay130391@hotmail.com

A qualified jockey from South Africa and trying to come to NZ for work n racing experience. It would be great if you can help me with whom i must contact or if you can please put me through few of the trainers thats looking for jockey or track worker it will be great. 
I have nearly 10 years experienced with horses, with two years work riding in Ireland and 5 years race riding in south Africa and Mauritius. I have won few features races and was champion apprentice in cape town 2017/2018 season.


Nuthoo Muhammad Ismaail Yousouf - Mauritius

Raceriding experience in Madagascar. Click here for CV and contact details



Ridden trackwork previously, on youngsters, stallions and gallopers. last ride was a few months ago before i sprained my ankle(all healed now though). Show jumped and done dressage as well. email is lilyminty12@gmail.com and cell is 02102299930

Zafar Riyaz - Indiajockeyislam@gmail.com
I am a flat race horse Jockey working in Royal calcutta Turf Club in INDIA. I am 34 years old and my weight is 50 kgs I have ridden in races and won races .
I can handle any difficult horse, I can break in 2 year olds and ride them and give them gate practices.
I am puntual in my work and also help my trainer in stable management.
I am very sincere and honest in my duties.I am very freindly and easy going personality .
In morning track work if the horse needs any eqiupments to be changed for better performance of the horse I inform the trainer.
New trainee riders I teach them how to ride and control the horse.
I obey the orders of my trainers and follow his instructions.
As I know New Zealand has world top horse trainers and if I work under them I can become a better international standard Jockey.
I request you sir to kindly give me an oppurtunity to work in your yard.And I promise that I will work hard upto your expectation .
I have attached the following below mentioned documents for your reference - CLICK HERE for documents and for photos


I have 10 years of experience in flat horse racing. • I worked as Track work rider / stable hand with Mr Anupam sharma (Flat Race Trainer, Hyderabad Race Club), India from 2009 to 2018 • I Got my Jockey license from Anupam sharma in 2013(Hyderabad Race club) • I completed my apprentice in 2014 ( 40 winners) • I have completed more than 900 rides • I have won 150 winners, 250 seconds and places 300 • Currently working at Hyderabad race club 

Click here for CV   Video available (too big to attach here) - please ask Mukesh direct - mkgautam084@gmail.com, or royalrajput2020@ymail.com


Emma Johnson - Taupo/Rotorua/Matamata

I will be looking for work after Horse of the year in March 2018. Im currently in Ardmore, Papakura but am looking for something closer to Taupo/Rotorura. I am 21 years old, I moved over from Western Australia a month ago now and am working at a show jumping stud in exchange for accommodation.
I'm a confident and experienced horse handler/rider. I've worked at a polo stable, exercising and getting horses ready for games, eventing stable, racing stable and even work experience at the mounted police.
I am a hard, motivated worker, I like to get the job done.
Ideally I would like a job with accommodation available but depending on the location and pay I may rent close by and buy a car here.

Just also wanted to add on that I am interested in Work in matamata.
I don’t have track work experience but I have done pace work and I am a confident experienced rider. I’ve worked at a racing stable before and have ridden many off the track thoroughbreds.
I am 21 years old, 72kg at 6foot tall.
Phone: 0212334392
Email: emmajjj@hotmail.com

Click here for a copy of my resume, 

Pablo Nahuel Oybin - Argentinian

 I am an Argentinian (32 years old) and I am travelling to New Zealand with a Working Holiday Visa. I am arriving at New Zealand on March 29th and I am willing to find a job related to animals and natural enviroments. 
I ride horses since I was 5 years old and I love horses and all the animals.

I've studied computer science and been working as a Software developer and as an Information Security specialist for the last 10 years. However, my passion for animals and wildlife made me change my path and start looking for a job in which I'll be able to be surrounded by animals.
Due to my passion, I will do my best with a lot of effort and respect. I am a fast learner and very responsible. I am also a very sociable person who love challenges.
I love spending a lot of time with animals, treat them excellent and make their lives as happiest as possible. If you think there is an opportunity for me to work with you I will be glad to receive an answer. 



Currently race day riding in New Caledonia - has completed apprenticeship. Looking for job as trackwork rider or jockey. cashyk@ymail.com


Kemnath Purrun - Mauritius - bdkeshav@gmail.com

I am Khemnath Keshav Purrun. I have 18 years old. I am an apprentice jockey for Rameshwar Gujadhur stable at Poste Lafayette in Mauritius.I want to join your team and be a good jockey, make a good career and also fulfill my dream. Please do get me a chance to join your team. I will work hard and be a boy rider.  Click here for reference


Savish Devesh Khetoo Mauritius savishkhetoo@icloud.com

I am 20 years old and i have been riding since 6 years and also know grooming. 

Gender: Male

D.O.B: 08/07/97
Age:20 yrs
Country: Mauritius
Height: 1m70cm
Weight: 48 kg
Contact: +230 58263760 

HEAVELON  VAN DER HOVEN - South Africa  click here for CV

I’m looking for a job as a jockey. My training started at The South African Jockey Academy in 2011 and I qualified in August 2016.  I’m a dedicated Jockey with extensive track work and racing experience. I visited Australia in July/August 2014 as guest at JSL Racing. I have experience in riding different paces such as canter or fast gallop/ racing pace. I have ridden 47 winners  and about 130 places to date for top trainers in South Africa such as Evete Bremner, Grant Paddock, Riaan van Reenen,  Gavin Smith, Mitch Wiese, Hekkie Strydom , Glen Puller, Justine Snaith and many more, Heavelon has also been recommended by Sheila Laxon as a good worker and rider.

heavyjocky@gmail.com  or  ericavdh5@iway.na


Cian Maher - Ireland

20yr old conditional jockey. He has ridden over hurdles and fences both here and in the UK. He has worked for successful trainers like Christy Roche and Evan Williams. Cian has been quite successful during his short career and has had some winners on the track. He is currently living beside the Curragh in County Kildare which is the home of Irish racing.
You can contact Cian directly through his email address which is cianmaherjockey@gmail.com to view his CV and discuss any further information you may need.

Yogesh Ramachandra Rao - India yogeshchouan.r@gmail.com

Worked as a Assistant Trainer for Vishal Yadav from March 2007 to Jan 2014.  Workedd as a Stable Hand and Assistant for trainer Shane Edward in Selangor Turf Club, Malaysia from March 2014 to Oct 2016. Worked as a Assistant Trainer for Michael Eshwer from Nov 2016 to Till Date

Click here for documents 2/3/4

Samdhar Singh - INDIA - click here for CV

I'm Samdar Singh, flat Racing professional horse racing rider from india. and currently working at Jabel Ali  racing stable Dubai, UAE from last 10 years. I am 29 years old. I am good learner and my communication skills ability is very good. now i am instrusting to job in New Zealand as a track work rider. May you help me please and give me job opportunity in New Zealand horse racing industry. we sure to you that very good and remarkable job will be done in any employer or stables  I am waiting for your great response.  samdar.singh1988@gmail.com


 Rashid Khan India rk1714466@gmail.com

working in Dubai as track work rider I have around 10 year experience in horses industry I can do grooming ridding feeding cleeping spa wokermshine traidmile all works rileted horses  if you can hire international applicant so I would like to join your team thank you 00971 529345653 This is my contact number for more discussion if you want

Peter Julien - USA

I'm 24 from New York City .. I work at Belmont park race track. Wants to apply for an apprenticeship but requires an employer. pjulien241@gmail.com

Brandon Louis - Mauritius
I am apprentice jockey . I  am 21 years old  I just start to ride in race  I have no winner yet I just want to work hard and to improve my race riding  .I am keen to learn and to get  more experience  brandonlouis345@yahoo.com

Christina White - Cambridge - afternoons

Part time wanted starting end of August, preferred afternoons but can do mornings if not to early of a start yet as I have a young baby 

Hello I'm Christina White I'm 25years old I have had horses my hole life mostly show jumping just got into race horses a few years ago thanks to Donna Logan, I worked for her in Ruakaka for over 7months as stable hand I also worked for Murray baker in Cambridge I was there only 2 months I give my best at anything. I do need to renew my NZTR licence . I also have a stable hand certificate through Primary ITO. I'm very confident with horses have led at races/trails led a few winners too. Previous job was for Tim and Margaret Carter pre Training stable in Cambridge were I was full time track rider/stable hand (Have not done gallops or gates yet) as we mostly used the home track. 
I have my own transport.  022 351 5841


Garry Stevenson <greatgaz3@gmail.com

Capable rider,,, 58 years young.  Have ridden thoroughbreds....hunting club drag hunting only.....love horses and the thrill of the racing .
6 to 8 years experience in younger years. 
027 3829153. In Waikato. Accommodation if available would be great. Married , reliable.

Natalie Crawford - NZ

I'm looking at starting my career with horses, I'm just finishing up my cert 3 in performance horses at tafe and I've noticed that everywhere online requires "experienced horse people" I own my own horses and have been riding for a while with tafe on top and I'm not 100% if that qualifies as experienced. I am willing to travel, and i am already working and have been in the same job for 3 years. Click here for CV  

phone: 0468769594

Nitin Singh – India  rebelnitin@gmail.com

Currently riding in Mysore (India).I have ridden more than 1200 ride's and 209 winner's so far and good.I have been riding since 9 year's.I have been crowned apprentice champion in 2009 and Jockey championship in 2016. Having ridden for so much time these are all the qualities in general.           

 General Horse Care & Safety
- Handling Horses Safely
- Saddling Horses for Trackwork
- Listening & Understanding Required Instructions From Trainer
- Riding Trackwork (Slow, Medium & Fast Work, Pre-Trainers, Young & Green Horses)
- Riding Pacework & Gallops to Required Time 
- Riding in Jumpouts (Older Horses & Educating Young Horses in Barriers)
- Learning New Methods and Techniques to Improve Riding Skills
- Educating Young Horses Just Starting Their Racing Preparation
- Attending to Horses at Races / Trials / Jumpouts
- Riding in Official Trials


Rohan Rai - India
Hi I'm 29 years of old from India and I have 10+ years of experience as a track work Riding boy. At present I'm working in Bangalore Turf Club as a Riding boy and I can perform canterring , galloping, fast work and all kinds of horse work. I'm hard working and looking for a job opening in Newzealand through a proper channel. I hope you will help me for what I'm looking for.
I will be available at my Email ID: rrohan396@gmail.com and my contact# is +919620976551.
Thanks in advance Click her for resume 1 2 and reference 3

Kirstie Van't Wout - Masterton


Hi we will be moving to Masterton - soon just wondering if there is much work that way in the way of horses very experienced hard worker. Have level 3 certs in sport horses, thoroughbred racing and track riding also have equitation cert in dressage/xc/showjumping and also have a cert in business management. Have worked in many different disciplines from breaking, race horses, endurance keen hard worker. Click here for CV

Lily Moore - Wellington/Wairarapa

 I've ridden canters/gallops before at Opaki racecourse for a couple of different people(but that was a while ago as I've been travelling). I've ridden difficult horses and jump outs as well as helping to back tbs and retrained ottbs.  lilyboudicea@icloud.com

Rachael Prout - Wairarapa/Wellington 

I would love to start a potential career within the racing industry. I have loved horses ever since I was little but unfortunately had to give it up around my early teen years. Since being here in NZ I have been open and offered amazing opportunities to work with a variety of horses and travel all around the North island to competitions including this years HOYS!! I have just recently moved down to the wairarapa/ Wellington area and have desperately been looking for the next perfect job opportunity. 

Click here for C.V.   rachaellouisepr@gmail.com or 063068381

Grace Sutton - Canterbury or Nelson

I'm a 20 year old female. I would be really interested in a ground staff job at a racing stables near Christchurch or nelson. I have a good 5 years working with young horses from new born to 5/6 years of age. Fairly confident on the ground. I'm fairly open to where the work is as long as it's full time and consistant. I'm a quick learner and always willing to work and take new opportunitys. gracesutton_96@icloud.com

Polly Prior - Canterbury

 I'm really interested in getting more experience in the racing industry. I have owned and ridden me own horses since a young age and have evented so am able to ride in a light seat but I have never track ridden but would be willing to learn. I have just finished a yearling prep and am confident and competent handling young, fit race horses. I would be looking for work in the Canterbury area or near there and am available to start as soon as possible. If you need any more details I can send you a CV and can provide references.  pollyprior12@gmail.com

Lottie Heath- Wellington area

I have been working with and riding horses for over 10 years and I'd like to think I know a lot about them. However I have no experience in racing and would love to work in a racing stables as a next step to begin to learn more. I have worked with OTTBs before. lotts-horse@hotmail.com

Shenae Barker - South Auckland

Experienced trackwork rider. I've moved to Bombay for the next 11 weeks (from 10 May) if you know of anyone needing a hand. Mon/tues is out for me - CV available

0278782117 shenae@shenaebarker.com

Clare Sapire - Dubai

Looking for assistant trainer position. Having worked within the industry for over 10 years, I have developed a wide range of skills that would meet, and exceed the expectations for the role. In my present role as a senior riding instructor  for Emirates equestrian Centre .I have had many achievements, including racing assistant,  Dressage and showjumping. Can ride, but not trackwork. 

I would relish the opportunity to bring this level of success to your company. If you would like to get in touch to discuss my application and to arrange an interview, you can contact me via email or mobile 00971553285650  litebluangel@yahoo.com  CV available

Veronica Bennellick - MANAWATU
I'm looking for a ground staff job around the manawatu area, racing stables or studs. I've done race days and trails leading and presenting a horse to a high standard. I do compete my own horses in showing and show jumping but mainly showing. I can ride track work but am taking a break from it as on Christmas eve I was galloping a horse and it had a heart attack and broke bone wrists and collar bones. I can handle young ones and babies. Been around horses since I was born. Have a reliable car to get to and from work. Been working with my previous trainer John Mason in tokoroa since March last year till the accident and gone to a few race meetings since the accident with him. My partner and son are now moving and basing ourselves in the manawatu and looking to start after the May 1st. best contact is on my mobile which is 02102685996

 Devesh  Khetoo - Mauritius

19  years old and is already an  apprentice in one of the most well known stables in Mauritius, namely Patrick Merven Stable.  He has studied  up to SC Level , is fluent in both English and French.   He has been riding since the age of 10 and we are now seeking  training for professional jockey in order for him to start a career in this field. Click here for his CV - Photos available on request. Contact is paarveen@mediacom.intnet.mu

Amy Anderson - amos2988@hotmail.com

Im from scotland. Looking for a rider/groom position live in job. Preferably on a racing yard. Plenty experience with horses if anyone is looking. Been riding all my life at all levels. Competing/ breaking etc. Had the last few years off. Ready to throw myself back in at the deep end. Always cheery. Good asset to any yard

Raghuveer Singh Deora (R. S. Deora)

Height:                      5’2 (1.57m)

Weight:                      58kg

I am an experienced trackwork rider with recent racing experience. I have worked in stables in India, UAE and the UK over the last 20 years as a work rider. I can get the feelings of horses from slow to fast work while exercising them . Most recently, I have been riding in the India racing season with Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC Ltd). I am a reliable and hard-working person seeking full-time employment as a trackwork rider in New Zealand.

I am currently based in India but I am very happy to put the work necessary to relocate. Please click here for the attached links for my CV. Further supporting documents available on request.

E-mail: raghudeora1312@gmail.com

 Tel:    +(00)919549496817


Gurdeep Singh. - India (via Dicky Singh) dicky_singh@yahoo.com
He is a very good Rider and does all Stable work.He regularly rides in Barrier trials and there is a possibility that he that he will get a Jockey's licence(with Allowance) next season. He rides at a very good weight and a lot of his family members have been jockeys.  CV AND REFERENCES CLICK HERE