The Stud - Vacancies

Vacancies "Our commitment to rearing the best racehorses is first and foremost at Westbury Stud, aptly summed up by our company philosophy of Passion, Dedication, Reward.

"The Reward we hope to achieve each year is dependent on the Passion and Dedication of our staff and management. Without their input the success of Westbury cannot be realised to its full potential.

"We look forward to providing our staff with an opportunity to improve their knowledge in the thoroughbred business, furthering their experience and achieving their goals in this exciting and rewarding industry."

Russell Warwick, General Manager.

 


Stud Manager Required

One of New Zealand's most progressive stud farms are seeking an experienced, conscientious, and motivated stud manager to oversee and direct the day-to-day routines relating to the management of a number of our stock to the highest of industry standards.

The successful applicant would require,

  • No less than eight years of experience working in the stud industry and would be required to provide a full work history, accompanied by references (both past and recent).
  • A sound knowledge and experience in the day-to-day handling, feeding, and caring of foals, yearlings, broodmares, and stallions.
  • A sound knowledge of all systems and routines applicable to a quality thoroughbred operation.
  • Good communication skills with staff, management, and the general public.
  • Efficient recording and reporting methods are required within the role.
  • A clean and well-presented appearance in the course of their duties.
  • A current driver's licence - with HT licence would also be advantageous.

The successful applicant would have pride in the way they carry out their duties and in the overall appearance of the property and the care of the horses. They would be enthusiastic towards enhancing their skills and knowledge of the industry through the position, ensuring they prove to be a good embassador for the business.

If you are motived and wish to enjoy an exciting and challenging future in the thoroughbred industry, an attractive package awaits you now. A competitive renumeration package is provided, and the structure of the package will be based upon experience and skills. A company vehicle is also included in the package. Accommodation can be negotiated for applicants from overseas or for non-local person.

For further details please send your cover letter and CV to Seema Shandil, Email seema.shandil@westburystud.com, Office +64 9 292 7070, Mobile +64 22 416 6075.


Stable Hands / Stud Grooms 

Matamata, Waikato & Karaka, Auckland

Westbury Stud is one of New Zealand’s leading thoroughbred studs and each season we prepare and market over 100 yearlings for sale. We run a large operation and are dedicated to raising high quality racehorses and require motivated people to join the team.

We are currently looking for full time employees at both our Matamata and Karaka properties to assist with Broodmares, Weanlings, and Yearlings. The work is varied, especially in the breeding season which offers the successful applicants the opportunity to gain experience in different roles.

The successful applicants will need,

  • Confidence around horses, previous experience with weanlings and yearlings would be an advantage.
  • NZ residency/Valid NZ Work Visa.
  • English speaking.
  • Most of all, a passion for the thoroughbred industry.

Salary is dependent on experience, and can include 3% Kiwi Saver (conditions apply). Accommodation (including power and internet) would be supplied, subject to availability/conditions apply.

For further details please send your CV (or contact) to Seema Shandil, Email seema.shandil@westburystud.com, Office +64 9 292 7070, Mobile +64 22 416 6075.


Yearling Stud Groom

Westbury Stud is one of New Zealand’s leading thoroughbred studs and each season we prepare and market over 100 yearlings for sale. We run a large operation and are dedicated to raising high quality racehorses.

We are seeking two experienced stud grooms to join a progressive and motivated team in the preparation of our yearlings for the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast, as well as being involved in all aspects of stud life including the handling of our foals and general stud duties.

The successful applicants need to have previous experience with thoroughbreds and must be able to work in a team environment as we strive to achieve the best practice in all sectors of our operation.

Accommodation may be available (subject to availability).

If you would like to join an enthusiastic team and work at one of New Zealand’s most progressive thoroughbred stud farms, please send your cover letter and CV to Seema Shandil, Email seema.shandil@westburystud.com, Office +64 9 292 7070, Mobile +64 22 416 6075.

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