Senior Stud GroomBack to Careers page
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Westbury Stud has a couple of openings available to fill Senior Stud Groom positions at our Matamata (Waikato) farm - 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 the 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 to develop people leadership skills.
Vacancies are available 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. Westbury Stud is an accredited employer and this position is open to foreign applicants needing a work visa.
Please send your CV of no more than two pages with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience.