Staff Looking for Work


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!



KEVIN KALYCHURUN - [email protected]

Its Kevin Kalychurun here the jockey originally from Mauritius, i rode in nz before and in 2018 i left for overseas. I was emailing you to seek your help , im planning to come back and spent few years in nz . I know with this epidemic life hasn’t been easy . if i come to nz I would mainly like to get back to South Island because thats where i made my name .
I know nz is short for riders at the moment, so if i can get myself hook up with someone i can start the visa process asap the immigration gets back to business 
So please if anyone looking for rider just let me know 

I have held a trainers license since 1997, permit to train since 1999, have worked intermittently for several other license holders ,including 4-1/2 years with one. Looking for senior employment role to suit. contact details are ph 0274988904 &email [email protected]

Cheyenne Rusling - Taranaki (previously Cambridge)
15 Years experience in the racing industry including Trackwork, foreman position at racing stables and also breaking/pre-training
Phone Number: 0276491572
E-mail: [email protected]

Brandon Clark - UK 
My name is Brandon Clark, im from the UK. I'm emailing you because I was recommended you by white robe Lodge in dunedin. I was supposed to come over in March 9 months ago to be a steeplechase jockey for the Andertons, however due to Covid-19 that wasn't possible. I was advised to contact you as you could possibly find me a trainer who needs a jockey in the North Island, as South Island steeplechase seems to be under question, My visa had also expired so I would be required to get a new one if at all possible. Click here for photos 1, 2, 3
[email protected]

Stefan Kirwan - UK
He is 24, he has rode 3 winners from 50+ rides here in the UK, he also works for Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Philip Hobbs, he can ride at 62.5 kg. Could possibly get a holiday visa. Click here for photos 1, 2, 3
For more information contact Brandon Clark - [email protected]

Georgina Sparkes - UK
She is 21 years old and has rode on the flat here in the UK, no winners to date however, only one ride so far but is eager for more, she could ride as low as 50.5kg. Could possibly get a holiday visa. Click here for photos 1, 2, 3
For more information contact Brandon Clark - [email protected]

Heavelon van der Hoven - currently working in Australia
Heavelon is from Namibia and is working for Bjorn Baker in Australia. He is a fully qualified jockey and looking to get more raceday riding. Here is a link to his CV and other footage of his riding. More can be forwarded to you if interested (contact Wendy Cooper)

Hanna Laurie - Cambridge
My names Hanna I’m originally from Paeroa moved to Cambridge a few years ago. Have been around horses my hole life doing all sorts of different stuff and different disciplines. I wouldn’t say I’m experienced as I’m always learning and willing to learn but I am a very confident rider and I’m able to manage most horses confidently. I have worked with polo pony’s trekking horses of the trackers and breakers and pre trainers. I’m a really bubbly and outgoing person. I’m able to pick up thing really quick because I love to learn new tricks and techniques. I definitely live the racing industry and would love to get into track work weither it be just exercising a few at a home track as that’s all I’ve really don’t with track work as such, but I’m really wanting to either find an apprenticeship with track work so I can get better and learn new things along the way and actually go to the track and work horses. Ph:0273323527 Email: [email protected]

Potential trackwork rider - Cambridge
I’m Cambridge based and I have been working on the ground for 18 months. Have experience strapping at trials and race day, worked at yearling sales. Physically fit, ride horses outside of work. Have been taught the basics of trackwork (by a former jockey) and am ready to start riding a few each morning and work on the ground for the rest while build up fitness etc. 02040528360

Bekah Welsford - looking for work in Ashburton
Experience - no race stable experience. I’ve had horses for 13 years. I have worked for Brodie Roberts equestrian for a year as a groom and Annabel Wigley (Beaufort Downs) for a few months as ground staff (feeding and rugging)

I hold a Certificate in Equine Skills Level 3 and Certificate in Animal care (level 5)  Mobile - 02040279014  Email - [email protected]

Donna Nolan - Tauranga - [email protected]
I am a fit early 40s with horse experience, I’ve been riding since I was 9. No experience with racing stables but have had a couple OTTBs in my time. Would be keen on jobs with possible accommodation. 

Kelsea O'Connor - Canterbury  [email protected]

Experienced at the highest level in both racing and equestrian with valuable veterinary knowledge. Looking for a senior groundstaff position in Canterbury - preferably Riccarton/West Melton areas. Click here for her CV and references.

Laura Macdonald - Manawatu [email protected]

Racing experience as stablehand in Cambridge I am really trying to find a trainer that has a quiet horse they'd teach me to ride trackwork on as that is my ambition, but I'm happy to do groundwork as well.  I also have a professional background in marketing and communications if any trainers are looking for an office person! Click here for link to CV

Mackenzie Alsop - Christchurch - 
[email protected]

I am looking for employment to further develop my skills, and follow my passion to work with horses and cattle, in a practical hands-on position.   I am an experienced rider, and farm hand, with a proven background in customer experience.  I have been acknowledged as showing initiative, the ability to learn quickly, attend to tasks with confidence and independence.
Confident and capable rider keen to learn trackwork, preferably in the Christchurch area. Click here for link to CV.

Varrun Tengaree - Mauritius - [email protected]
Currently an apprentice jockey in Germany. Trackwork experience in Mauritius and Madagascar. Click here for link to CV - also a video where he is the rider with the red cap.

Tamara Silcock - Canterbury - [email protected]

Capable/confident rider. Good with colts and stallions. I break in horses here in Nelson as well as teach  and work with problem horses. Not bothered by bucking rearing.
I show jump upto gp level and produce all my horses. I've worked in Japan in a pre training and yearling prep stable and had great results with all the horses I was training to go on and win!
I'm i can find work even just doing normal stable duties I will be happy!  Super hard working and love seeing results! 

Danielle Wallace - Canterbury[email protected]
I am 26 and studying Vet Nursing full time through correspondence so super flexible with hours. I would be looking for approx 15hrs per week.
I am super experienced around horses having evented since i was 14 and competed successfully to 2* level. I have also produced many off the track Tbs through the eventing grades.
I am also a fully qualified equine sports massage therapist so a great knowledge of everything equine.

Naim Yasim - [email protected]
I am looking for any job, related to the equine industry (such as horse groomer or others).  A bit about myself,  a 23 year old Malaysian, who just finished studies in University of Otago.  Has a current work visa valid till 2023   Attached is my CV.


Riaan van Reenen - [email protected]
If you have any available employment in the horse racing industry (flat racing) it would be greatly appreciated if I could be granted the opportunity to apply for a position as a Foreman/ assistant race horse trainer. I've attached my cv for your convenience and I'm also on Facebook under Oana Riaan van Reenen for you to browse through. I've got a small family of My wife, son, and myself and we are keen on relocating to New Zealand (in particular near Auckland) north island. I'm from South Africa, Cape town and would appreciate it greatly if you don't have any available employment for me?  if you could forward my email to someone else that might need my services.I am willing to be a team player and will execute my duties with loyalty and the greatest if pleasure. Thanking you in advance and best regards from Riaan van Reenen - link to CV and photos

 Bradley Roberts - [email protected]
Hi there, I’m a jockey over in the uk looking for some help to come over to New Zealand to ride over there. I’m an amateur rider over here in England and have ridden winners on the flat and over jumps, just wondering if you could help me. My number is 07871504897

Gemma Newby - [email protected]

I have done more work in the racing industry with several different stables, including sale work for Mana Stud, Westbury Stud, Mapperley Stud.  Also worked part time while at school for Moria Murdoch and Don Dwyer.

Link to CV:

Bianca Bryant - Te Awamutu [email protected]

Looking for a horse job in the te awamutu area as will be traveling from otorohanga so keep in mind.
Have many years of experience with young breakers through to older race horses. Wanting from start of June ground and riding. Message Bianca on 02108372943. Has own transportation and full license.


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. [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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. [email protected]

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 [email protected]