Senior Stud Groom

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Matamata, Karaka

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Due to the growth of the Westbury operation we are seeking to fill Senior Stud Groom positions across both of our properties situated in Karaka (Auckland), and Matamata (Waikato) - we are looking for strong team players who enjoy a breeding season's fast pace! Our roster at Westbury enables you to enjoy 4 days off every fortnight (even in the breeding season).

Role and Responsibilities

  • The day-to-day care of bloodstock ensures the highest industry standards are applied to their safety and well-being
  • Depending on experience and area of deployment:
    • Assist in education and preparation of yearlings for sales
    • Assist with foal watch and foaling procedures
    • Assist with post foaling mares and foals
    • Assist with mare reproductive work and teasing
    • Assist in covering shed
  • Execute horse feed regimes, including making feeds, feeding out, and cleaning feeders and water troughs
  • General stable duties, including yard work and mucking out. Ensure all facilities are kept clean, tidy and presentable at all times
  • Assist in record keeping of movements, daily worksheets, sick horse reports etc
  • Assist with training, inductions, and competency assessments
  • Any other reasonable duties that your Team Leader or Manager may require
  • Act as support to the divisional Team Leaders
  • Able to be utilised across divisions in the stud farm without intensive training required
  • Maintain a high level of Health & Safety in all areas of the farm and adhere to all Health and Safety guidelines


Key requirements (qualifications and skills)

  • At least 3 to 5 years of horse stud or veterinary experience. Thoroughbred stud experience preferred
  • Excellent horse handling skills across broodmares and foals and/or yearlings and/or stallions
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide basic to intermediate equine medical care
  • Ability to teach others and upskill less experienced staff
  • Have professional personal presentation and attention to detail
  • Have a desire to learn
  • Be calm, patient, and gentle around animals
  • Mature and responsible work attitude, with reliable and organised habits
  • Be able to work under pressure and enjoys working in a culturally diverse workplace
  • Uses initiative, is flexible, adaptable, and resilient

There are opportunities for career pathways and growth, not only to continue to nurture your equine knowledge but also develop people leadership skills.

Vacancies are available is for an immediate start, or we can accommodate a mutually agreed commencement date for the right applicant. Please note this is not an entry-level position and is not suitable for someone with no previous stud or veterinary experience.

Please send your CV of no more than two pages with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience. Follow the Apply Now button to send your expression of interest or email our recruitment team at