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  • WORKING STUDENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    2 positions available for enthusiastic competent people wishing to gain more experience in the showjumping & Stud Farm sector. One position to start by end of October 2014, Other student position can start in December 2014 if preferable. Both recommended for a minimum of six months.

The position involves training and competing young horses for shows, and demonstrating them for potential buyers. Depending on the horse's age and experience the competing discipline will be jumping low level dressage or eventing. There is an opportunity for the suitably qualified applicant to use the facilities to teach pupils in the local area in their free time. The position is live-in in beautiful surrounds, and use of vehicle/motor bike. No Feeding but being present for vet and farriery work is sometimes required. It is a 6-day week with competitions most W/Es and Mondays off. Social skills are important when out competing as is observation of all OH&S regulations at all times. A full drivers' licence is essential. If this sounds like you then we would like to hear from you. Minimum contract is 6 months, anything less need not apply. Please note this is not a holiday job, but a riders position. Please ensure you have video of you riding unless you can come here for demonstration of skills.

The Job

Job No
110758
Status
Looking
Title
Dressage/jump Rider
Type
Rider-Dressage; Rider-Jumper; Rider-3 Day Event;
Work type
Temporary; Permanent; Contract;
Work time
Full-time;
Salary
by negotiation
Live-In
Bring own horse
Training available
Posted
10/24/2012
Updated
9/4/2014
Expires
1 year ago
Views
2,326

The Employer

Employer No
102212
Name
Guest Employer 102212
Location
New South Wales, Australia AU flag
Facility type
Dressage; Eventing; Show Jumping; Stud;

Requirements

Essential: HORSE SENSE, knowledge of horse and gear care. Minimum 6 month contract (preferably 12), Demonstrated experience starting young horses (Please include references and video link with application) Competition experience in dressage, eventing or showjumping Ability to work unsupervised, as well as take instruction. (recent references) Drivers' Licence for car and motor bike House trained and independant Eligibility to tow horse float. Above all, a hunger to win.

Required Key Skills

Riding; Driving license; Handling Youngstock; Schooling; Lunging; Plaiting; Clipping; Starting/Breaking; Competing;

Required Expertise

Dressage; Eventing; Show Jumping; Flatwork;

Accommodation

Full board for applicant includes, large room in Circa 1860 stone homestead, free gas elec etc, all meals.Vegetarians OK but vegans too difficult.

Job Benefits

Award wage, and bonuses. A position for the ambitious rider without the means but with the determination and skill, this is an opportunity to compete on some great horses.

The Facility

We are a breeding and training complex specialising in Holsteiner Horses bred, raised and trained for the Olympic Disciplines on the volcanic soils of the beautiful Cudgegong Valley. Our establishment has been involved in horse breeding for over 15 years. We have two resident stallions, 12 brood mares, 9 horses (3-5yrs) in work, and then there are the 2 yr olds, yearlings and babies. We grow lucerne on the alluvial flats of the Cudgegong River. Our philosophy in essence is that life is about relationships, between each other and between us and our beautiful horses. For us, temperament is everything. Along the way we train/sell obliging, respectful, magnificent horses to people who often become life long friends. We are interested in the professional development of our employees. Hard work is well rewarded as laggards fall by the wayside. To use the phrase of the famous racing trainer, Bart Cummins, we also believe that the harder we work, the luckier we become. Is this you

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