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!



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
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.

Bagh Singh - Indian - current Visa in NZ - [email protected]
Trackwork rider requiring transfer to a new trainer - previously worked for Dawn & Peter Williams and Te Akau. 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.

SADIQ SHARIFF - [email protected]
Hi my name is sadiq shariff from India I am work rider with an experience of 18yrs in racing industry.i have work in ur dubai and Germany my current job is in Sharjah (uae)  - link to 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

Rachid Mariam - Morocco - [email protected]
My name rachid form Morocco live in UAE aub Dhabi I want work riding horses racing I'm good rider horse racing  this my number WhatsApp 00971503342164
Click here for CV and photo/s - Videos available


Ramdoyal Arvishek - Mauritius - [email protected]

Looking for an apprenticeship - has been training at Club Hippique De Maurice (CHM) - see letter confirming his apprenticeship.
He 17 years old and his actual weight is 44 kg and he is 1m54. See details and photo
He has just finished his Cambridge school certificate and has not taken any job yet.

Kersley Ramsamy - Mauritius - [email protected]
professional jockey from Mauritius - gained apprenticeship in South Africa. I would like to ask to you if theres any job available for me, my cv is attached,i would love to come at the earliest

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

Vishesh Jogessur - [email protected]

I'm Vishesh Jogessur from Mauritius , i'm looking for a stable so i can develop myself in riding work and I really want to involve myself in this industry . Please inform me if i can get a stable so i can prove myself . Sir , please find the attachment of my CV and my riding work also.

Laura-Kate Clark UK - [email protected]

2007-2015 in between my studies-

6 weeks -Equine vets- Rehabilitation with the horses, yard work and occasional veterinarian practice, administrating injections to the horses and determining prognosis of horses that are lame etc.

2 months-Event Yard- Exercising the horses, occasional groom work.

6 Months- Hunt Yard- Getting the horses fit for hunting season and general exercise on off season. Feeding, general maintenance of the yard, I had six horses in my care.

3 Months-Camp America- basic instructor to children age ranged 8-14 all different riding capabilities. Teaching from how to tack up a horse, taking groups out on hacks and teaching the more experienced on Show Jumping and school work.

2015-2019 sales calling for a year and currently a property broker in London

I have been working in the city of London for the last five years. Unfortunately, I had to give up riding full time. I love the City but it is time for a change for me and I would love to get back outdoors again and work with horses.

I have been riding since the age of six.  I owned my own horse from the age of fourteen and took him to events regularly (competing in all three disciplines). Unfortunately, we had to put him down two years ago due to illness.

I try and ride as much as possible when I am home, most of the time it will be the hunt horses in the off season. I am used to dealing with fresh horses, my horse was a Thoroughbred x Connemara who was a fantastic ride but could only be ridden by competent riders as he was a handful. I would love the opportunity to work with horses again especially in NZ as I have friends and family living there. I am flexible with roles but would much prefer to exercise the horses. I would be super grateful if you have any positions coming up. I am happy to start in the next two months and would be available until April possibly longer if needed.


Diane Liz Meyer - [email protected]
I am looking for a full time position at a stud farm or racing stable. I have more than 15 years experience in riding ,breaking, backing and looking after horses. I am currently working as an assistant manager at an Arabian Stud in South Africa. I am 100% document ready and willing to start from the bottom. I have level 4 Stable Managed qualification and excellent references. Link to CV


Davillen Sidambaram - [email protected]

Boy from Mauritius wanting to do an apprenticeship - 20 years - he has been practicing for nearly 4 year as an apprentice jockey.

Bruce Makhubalo -
[email protected]
South African - licensed work rider since 2004. Last 3 years in UK Link to CV. 


Mangesh Reddy- [email protected]
I am an experienced trackwork rider with recent racing experience. I have worked in stables in India, Qatar, London, America and Japan over the last 20 years as a track rider. I can get the feelings of horses from slow to fast work while exercising them. Most recently I have been riding in the Japan Osaka Hiragi racing stable. I am a reliable and hard-working person seeking full-time employment as a trackwork rider in New Zealand. Link to CV

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.

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 protected] or [email protected]

Nyameko Dadamasi - South Africa [email protected]

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. [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]

Tejaswinee - TJ Singh - [email protected]
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: [email protected]


RAVI KISSEN CHUTTUR - Mauritius [email protected]

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. Videos of rides available on request from Ravi or Wendy Cooper can forward.

Keenan Herbert - South Africa

Experienced trackwork rider. Click here for CV

[email protected]

Fareed Ali - [email protected]

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


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 [email protected] contact mobile number +918610768258 / +919148177274...

Kemnath Purrun - Mauritius - [email protected]

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.