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...
  • A flowchart to see if your staff could qualify as an independent contractor
  • Information on PAYE filing from 1st April 2019.
  • 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!


MAY 2019

Nyameko Dadamasi - South Africa nyameko1986@gmail.com

Hi my name is Nyameko I'm South African Track work rider looking for a job in New Zealand. I have had 17 years full-time experience as a jockey, senior track work rider, stable hand and racehorse trainer. I love and respect the horses I work with and am keen to learn all I can about the equine athlete. I am a hard, honest worker and value the international experience I have gathered to date. I have worked in the horse racing industry in South Africa, Singapore, Dubai and Korea. I speak good English, a little Korean and Shona. Please consider my application kindly Click here for CV 

Emma Rusbatch - Rodney

im studying vet nursing long distance so an fairly flexible with days/ hours. iv got experience sole charge at showing stable, riding school and iv done ground and ridden work of tbs at home base too. My email is. emma.rusbatch@gmail.com And my phone number is. 0211555060 I live in west harbour and my horse is in kumeu so the rodney area would be where I'm looking

Ayla Peters - moving to Canterbury

Hi there looking for a job in Christchurch or surrounding have had 15 years ground work experience with racing horses including stud work looking to move down in bout 6 months

I have worked for Graeme rogerson Lisa latta moroneys I am currently working for Lee Somervell but am looking to move down south in next 6 months I have done 15 years in thoroughbred industry I have level 1,2&3 in equine studies. My phone number is ‭027 213 2046‬ aylapeters16@hotmail.com

Katie Waterson - Auckland

I'm looking for work anywhere in Auckland, I'm open to anything offered to me although I think I'd be perfect as a stablehand/groom. I'd love to develop as many skills as possible learning different disciplines and types of training. Honestly overall I'm open to anything and will learn anything given to me. Click here for CV.  kwagnwalk@gmail.com

Sandra Leuba-Sewell

I am an experienced stable hand and I am looking for a ground staff position, part-time or casual on short notice at Awapuni Racecourse, Bulls, Marton or Whanganui.

I am someone who is deeply passionate about what I do, with excellent communications and organisational skills as well as good work ethic. I enjoy working as part of the team.

Tel 027 2040824 or Sandraleubasewell@me.com

Tejaswinee - TJ Singh - tejaswineesingh1997@gmail.com

An enthusiastic person with passion, determination and a proven ability to ensure that an equine farm operates efficiently and successfully. Belonging to the royal family is always a plus point for horse lovers, the love for horses kept on increasing with the age. Not just love, the passion, dedication and determination for the equine sport reflects with the achievements and awards. On the top of the the awards, being a graduate of Marcus Oldham College is more than a dream came true. 
Marcus Oldham increased the knowledge and passion by providing the opportunities to work with various studs and people. Being a hard working female and having a track record of satisfying the employers and maintaining high standards also present a positive and fashionable image of the business. Now looking for a new and challenging position, one which will make best use of my existing skills and experience.
Please see attached curriculum vitae.


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

MARTIN HIN - HONG KONG hinmartin11@gmail.com

I’m Martin, I come from Hong Kong, I ride the horses around 2 years, have basic riding skills. I’m seeking for the trainer can take me on to be a track rider or apprentice jockey, Hong Kong is not able to help me to chase my dream coz they need me have around five years of experience so I must get the experience in other place. I found Zac Purton to help me before but QLD do not have the opportunities for international students so I must try another place in AUS, hope u can help me at the moment, I really have much of the passion to be a track rider or apprentice jockey coz I love horses, my weight is around 46-48kg, hope to see your reply


Neyaaz Burkut - Mauritius 

I love horses very much and i have been riding at Club Hippique De Maurice for 2 years , and i want to move further in an academy . I know the New Zealand Jockey Academy is the best of the best and produced a lot of successful jockeys . Weight 45kg.  Contact Neyaaz direct or Wendy for photos and C.V.



Keenan Herbert - South Africa

Experienced trackwork rider. Click here for CV


Omar saleem 

I'm Omar born in Lahore (Pakistan) I strated race riding in 2000 win 350 races and after I moved to UK in New Market Cambridge sufflok work there as a work rider with sir michael stoute work there 8 years now I'm in dubai working with hh sheikh mansoor in abu dahbi I'm looking for job in New Zealand if you cloud help me out with this situation would be nice I can send you my cv and all the documents many thanks my regards  



Fareed Ali - fareedali9292@gmail.com

Utilizing my strong grasp over riding procedures and have been working from 2005 as a rider.

2005-2011  in Lahore Race Club
2011-2014  in UAE and UK in Godolphin
2014-2016  in Lahore Race Club
10 month     in Saudi Arabia
I always possess riding expertise, great enthesiam, commitment to excellence and a sense of responsibility.  I am positive that, these skills and abilities make my candidancy stronger. I look forward for your response So, I can demonstrate my passion in becoming an integral member of your company.
Click here for  CV


Nicolas Valsecchi from Argentinanicolasvalsecchi18@gmail.com
I am a Veterinarian focus in Horse Breeding and Farm Clinic. I am also horse rider and breaker. My Facebook page is "Nicolas Valsecchi Horse Rider Breaker Vet Farrier". I have my Working Holiday Visa, and I am in NZ. 
I started riding jumpers when i was 10 years old. My highest level was when i was 18 years old, 130cm. After that i moved of my city for go to the University. I took courses for Breaking in horses and i started to breaking in when i was 16 years old, teaching to young jumpers. I am a horse breaker in the rational way and without violence, i like work in the way of Parelli, Clenton Anderson and the argentinian aboriginals.
My last breeding season was in Romania until July 2018, working like a vet in the breeding seasons with Arabian horses for show, and in charge for prepare a laboratory for freezing semen, embryo transfer and basic clinic.
I did 3 breeding seasons in Argentina with thoroughbred and polo horses, two seasons were in Abolengo one of the most renownd farm of Thoroughbred breeding in Argentina. More than 230 mares and 180 birth per year.
Then one breeding season (fresh, fozen semen and embryo transfer) in Abu Dhabi, also i was working like trainer, rider and breaker of Arabian Horses for Show.
 After that i was living in Australia for 15 months. I worked like breaker and racing rider with thoroughbred in a small stable (i get license for Gallops in Rosehill Racecourse). And then i worked all the seasons in charge of the pretraining in Princes Farm, like breaker and rider of the pre treiners thoroughbred for the family Cummings, one of the most renowned family of racing in Australia and also i was helping in the breeding season.
 After Australia i did an externship for 4 months in Kawell Hospital and Center of Rehabiliation, Argentina, the biggest Equine Horse Hospital in South America. 
My last work was in Singureni, Romania in the breeding season until July 2018. I was in charge of prepare the lab for clinic, frozen semen and embryo transfer. I was doing the breeding season with Arabian horses for show, fresh and frozen semen; and also i was freezing the semen of Kais (Egypcian Stallion from Poland) and Ghazwan (Champion in France). Click here for CV

Emma Hamilton - Canterbury emblem.hamilton@gmail.com

I am currently looking for work at a racing stable/ with horses in Canterbury or Chch

I haven't had experience with racing, but I have worked with ottbs/ green and young horses and have 2 years previous experience working as a trekking guide, stablehand and riding instructor. Happy to provide a reference as well. Click here for CV

Ravi Kissen Chuttur - Mauritius 

I am a Mauritian apprentice and qualified and spent one year and 3 months in Malaysia.

I have been told by many people that if I want to learn and be a good rider And horseman, I must try get into New Zealand.

I am writing to you to ask for the opportunity to come and be an apprentice in your Horse Racing Club .

I am a hard worker and will do my best to succeed.

Please see attached my curriculum vitae and my certificates respectively.  Links to videos of trial rides on horse "Lighning Rod" are available by request either direct to Ravi or to Wendy Cooper


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


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

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.


 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



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


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