TRAINERS' RESPONSIBILITIES & COMPLIANCE
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
LATEST STAFF AVAILABLE LISTING
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!
STAFF AVAILABLE & LOOKING FOR WORK
IZZY HOLDER - AUCKLAND
I'm 21 years old and have been riding consistently for 11 years. I took riding lessons for seven years at a ranch in Clevedon, where I became confident in cross country, show jumping, basic dressage and groundwork, as well as riding difficult horses and assisting in training young horses. Since then I have been working as a horse trekking guide in Ahipara, where I gained more skills in horse care and riding in very open and often challenging terrain. This year I volunteered for a horse trainer in Kaitaia, helping start up young horses and learning new methods of training. I love to work with horses and am very motivated and reliable. 02102744875
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.
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.
CASHYNGTON KUDUMBA - SOUTH AFRICAN - click here for CV
Currently race day riding in New Caledonia - has completed apprenticeship. Looking for job as trackwork rider or jockey. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kemnath Purrun - Mauritius - email@example.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
Diana Carolin - North Island firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an experienced horsewoman, having ridden owned and competed on horses most of my life and will soon be moving to NZ from SA. Having been there recently to explore and visit family I have fallen in love with it. I would like to seek employment in the Racing Industry. At present I work a few days a week at my local racing yard exercising the horses on the beach and doing equine body work (Masterson Method) on the horses. I am attending a Jim Masterson course in January and am doing his online course work at present. Having been a human massage therapist for 20 years it has always been a passion of mine to work on horses as well. My ideal job would be Track Rider or some sort of exercising horses and to do body work/massage on the horses. Click here for CV and Reference 1 & 2
Coonee Yash Roy Singh - email@example.com
I work as a Track Worker in Mauritius Island for Mr Preetam Daby Stable. I have seven years of experience in Horse fields. I worked for Mr Charles Brinon, Stable Manager of Sarramea Stable in New Caledonia for two years. I'm looking for a Jockey Academy in New Zealand. Is there any possibility? Normally i ride at 52kg and my age is 24 yrs. Thank you CLICK HERE FOR CV TESTIMONIAL PHOTO
Savish Devesh Khetoo Mauritius firstname.lastname@example.org
I am 20 years old and i have been riding since 6 years and also know grooming.
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.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Klaudia Wojcik email@example.com
Hello, im writing to you about job as Track Rider. I am interested in work in the period 15 June- 1 September. Im from Poland but coming to New Zealand is possible for me . Im a young rider but i can ride slow work and also fast gallops. If you want i can send you some fotos / videos. I have experience with young horses cause every winter time we have some yearlings. Now Im riding thoroughbreds and also arabian horses. If you want to know something more let me know. Kind Regards, Klaudia
Ranjith Reddy - agent for Indian Riders
Robert Hannam has given me your contact. I am an assistant trainer in Hyderabad(India) and Robert is our stable rider. Robert has approached me to act as an agent here in India to organise, any further enquiries from any track work riders/apprentice jockeys/jockeys that would be interested in coming to New Zealand. I speak English and the relevant Indian languages and I am also familiar with the abilities of the riders that would be applying. My email is as follows firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email me if you have any enquiries.
Here is a list of riders recommended by Ranjith:
MD Nazim Akhthar -
Please contact Ranjith direct for photos and video footage
Julia Soliman email@example.com
I arrived in New Zealand a year ago, with a working holiday visa and had the opportunity to improve my skills, build some new ones and improving my english. Riding 28 year old Frenchwoman, I have practised horse riding for 25 years. I'm looking for a position to take care of horses, to feed them, to train them in order to make a request for a work visa. I started to ride at 3 years old and learn the basics from horse riding with an instructor of the national school of French horse riding. I then directed myself towards jumping. I improved with 2 international riders which took part in the Olympic games. I am very motivated, I adapt easily and I am a hard worker. If you want references I helped two centers in new Zealand; feel free to contact them. I remain at your disposal for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to view his CV and discuss any further information you may need.
Yogesh Ramachandra Rao - India email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rashid Khan India email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Phone 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
Nitin Singh – India email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Fleur North - North Island
I am looking for work in the equine industry in the North Island from mucking out to track work and I am happy to wait for any holiday or winter jobs opening later in the year.
I have been riding and working with horses as a hobby all my life and now I want to gain experience, earn a living and get my horsey fix in a professional or personal environment.
I have experience on a Dairy Farm and Horse Riding Stables in England and New Zealand with referees available.
I am eager to please, quick to learn and good at following instructions, creative, passionate, a team player and honest.
I am currently living in Auckland, but if accommodation can be organized, I can happily move over.
I am wanting to work for pay with accommodation.
Click here for CV email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Anderson - email@example.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)
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.
Gurdeep Singh. - India (via Dicky Singh) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 18.104.22.168.
Kirsten Richards - North Canterbury
Work wanted in North Canterbury. Mature, reliable female with extensive experience in the equine industry including racehorses, sport horses, breakers etc. Looking for morning work weekdays such as feeding, mucking out, ground staff etc. l have a regular afternoon and weekend job so looking to top up my hours with more morning work. Currently starting young TB horses and also feeding out in harness racing stables afternoons. Call 0211109199.
Te Ata Keelan
i am 24 years young male am a verry hard fit tidy worker worked in breaking stables aswell as racing stable verry fast learner can also ride track i weight 75 can also rug up hose down feed lead tack up in need of a job asap fit and ready i have no licens for 3 months so acoom will b ideal willing to move wea ever 0221208630