Careers

NORTH AMERICA:

GROUNDSKEEPER

Gainesway Farm has immediate opening for a Groundskeeper position.
We offer competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to work with a great team!

Gainesway is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Groundskeeper. The Groundskeeper will report to the Horticulture Manager and will be responsible for all aspects of grounds maintenance, including:

Planting & maintenance of all trees and plants, which include pruning, spraying, herbicides and pesticides, watering,
digging, raking, and hedging. Proper use of farm equipment and vehicles such as tractors, trucks and gas-powered tools is required.
Identification and knowledge of plants is a plus.

Physical Requirements:
Strength, endurance and agility to perform essential functions. Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. Good hearing, eyesight and coordination.

Experience:
One year experience in similar position.
Reliable work history.
Some knowledge of plants, trees and landscaping preferred.

Personal Requirements:
Ability to work effectively as a team and respect coworkers.
Ability to read and converse in English.
Reliable transportation to workplace with a valid Driver's
License if operating farm vehicles.

Probation Period:
Six months

Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Five days per week, Monday – Friday.
One hour for lunch, 10-minute break per morning and
afternoon. Overtime required as determined by supervisor.

If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply and join our TEAM!

email resumes to: [email protected]

Listed: 6/22/2024


NORTH AMERICA:

Recruiting Interns for 2025
Lane's End Farm, one of the world's premier Thoroughbred nurseries located in Kentucky, offers
positions to international students (J1 Visa) who wish to expand their knowledge of equine care by
experiencing first-hand the daily treatment and preparation of America's finest Thoroughbreds.
Lane's End Offers:
         – Competitive salaries 
         – Spacious fully equipped townhomes for comfortable housing
         Paid vacation available
         – Weekly pay
         – 5 1/2 day work week
         – Health insurance after 90 days
          – Excellent work and learning environments –  incl. the farm and Lane's End Sales Consignment at major American venues.
For further information please email Gonzalo at [email protected]

Listed: 6/21/2024


IRELAND:

Treo Eile is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2020 with the mission of increasing the retraining of ex-racehorses after their racetrack careers conclude. They are currently seeking an experienced Executive Administrator with accounts experience to join their team. This will be a Part-Time , multi-faceted role, you will be an integral part of the organisation. You will be involved in all aspects of the business which includes developing and growing the organisation to respond to the needs of the racing industry. You will also be involved in fundraising, sponsorship and liaising with individuals across all levels. Reporting to the Directors, your core duties will include:

Core Duties:
Assist in the development and execution of Treo Eile's strategy e.g., Drive fundraising initiatives and activities to secure necessary funds.
Liaise with directors to ensure clear communication and alignment on strategic initiatives.
Manage relationships with sponsors and supporters, ensuring sustained engagement and support.
Represent Treo Eile at racecourses, awards ceremonies, and other events.
Oversee the planning and execution of the annual Christmas Show.
Work with and manage the executive officer and other employees, including conducting evaluation appraisals and facilitating personal development.
Coordinate with all contractors to ensure smooth operations.
Lead fundraising initiatives to secure financial support for Treo Eile.
Implement procedures and processes to ensure strong controls and operational efficiencies.
Approve invoices and manage payments to ensure timely and accurate financial transactions.
Manage charity applications and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

Desired Attributes:
Experience in a similar or comparable role
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to multi-task whilst prioritising your workload.
Dynamic, personable and someone who can represent Treo Eile.
Flexible and adaptable approach to your work.
Teamplayer.
High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people.
Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to work in an organised, proactive, flexible, and self-directed manner.

Click here to apply

Listed: 6/17/2024


North America:

Pin Oak Stud Rehabilitation Assistant

Pin Oak Stud is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our team as a Rehab Assistant. In this role, you will work closely within the team to assist in the rehabilitation and conditioning of injured or recovering horses in training. Our farm focuses on innovative approaches to racing and breeding that show our commitment to the horse and the wider Thoroughbred industry.

Responsibilities:
● Assist in the daily care and supervision of injured or recovering racehorses undergoing rehabilitation treatments.
● Follow prescribed treatment plans and exercise regimens under the guidance of the farm trainer.
● Monitor the progress of rehabilitating horses and report any changes or concerns to the farm trainer.
● Maintain accurate records of treatments, medications, and progress notes and rehab schedules.
● Assist with the grooming, feeding, and general care of horses when needed.
● Ensure the cleanliness and organization of dedicated rehab facilities and equipment.

Qualifications:
● Previous experience working with horses in a rehabilitation or veterinary setting.
● Knowledge of equine anatomy, health care, and basic medical procedures.
● Knowledge of, and ability to use, equine rehabilitation equipment including aqua treadmill, cold water spa, laser therapy etc.
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Benefits:
● Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
● Comprehensive benefits package including health/dental/life insurance and 401k retirement savings plan.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Listed: 6/14/2024


UK:

British Horseracing Authority Chair

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing and regulatory body for British horseracing, which seeks to ensure the effective regulation, integrity and success of the sport. The BHA's mission is to build a brighter future for the sport of horseracing, for the people working in the industry and for the horses.

The BHA has become responsible for leading the development of an industry strategy, including commercial matters that affect the whole sport. This is a new dimension to the organisation and therefore the appointee will need to be able to think commercially as well as lead on all regulatory and government affairs.

To complement the broad spectrum of skills and experience on the Board, and aid succession planning, the new Chair should have a strong track record as a Chair or Senior Commercial Leader within a complex organisation of significant scale. Candidates will have strong commercial experience from industry, including appreciation of the betting and gaming industry and the important relationship between horseracing and betting, which they can bring to the sport to help drive growth and modernise the sport for the future. They will also need to be well connected and have strong contacts at a government level.

They will also bring with them an active knowledge of and passion for horseracing, which is critical given the complex stakeholder environment within the industry.

The BHA, together with British racing's other leading organisations, has published an “Industry Commitment” to diversity and inclusion, to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future. The BHA has committed to increasing its Board diversity across all protected characteristics, and in particular in relation to gender and ethnically and culturally diverse communities. Applications from these candidates are therefore particularly welcomed and encouraged.

Time Commitment: 2 days a week

Term: 3 years, with the opportunity for reappointment

Location: London / National

Remuneration: £100,000 [subject to review]

Closing date: Noon on Monday 15th July

MBS Group is acting as the BHA's advisor on this appointment. To apply, please send a covering letter, CV, and completed Equality Monitoring Form with the subject line “Application for the role of Chair” to [email protected] by noon on Monday 15th July.

For any questions, or to arrange a call with one of the MBS team, please contact [email protected]

Listed: 6/13/2024


NORTH AMERICA:

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, VRC

Located in the Richmond, Virginia area, this full time position is responsible for the daily operations of the state agency regulating pari-mutuel thoroughbred and standardbred racing in Virginia. The Executive Secretary reports directly to the five member Racing Commission which is appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth. The Virginia Racing Commission (VRC) is responsible for sustaining, promoting, and growing the native horse racing industry in Virginia, including control of all horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering conducted in the Commonwealth.

These locations include thoroughbred and steeplechase racing at Colonial Downs, steeplechase at Great Meadows, and harness racing at Shenandoah Downs. All facilities host two meets per year.

With the passage of HB 1609 in 2018, the VRC also oversees the licensing and compliance, associated with historical horseracing (HHR) machines. There are currently eight Rosie's Gaming Emporiums located around the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Qualifications include:
Demonstrated management skills; experience in working with the administration of government and the legislative process; knowledge of horse racing, and pari-mutuel wagering; a basic knowledge of accounting and budget development; communications skills enabling good working relationships with Commissioners, State Administration Officials, business and political leaders, members of the horse racing industry, the media, and the public; college degree preferred.

This is an At Will position which is under recruitment by the Virginia Racing Commission. The position serves at the pleasure of the VRC under the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.

Contact: Bernard Hettel, Interim Executive Secretary / [email protected] / 804-966-7404

Listed: 6/7/2024


NORTH AMERICA:

HELP WANTED – Looking for experienced staff for a once in a career opportunity!

Work on a friendly and modern horse farm with indoor arena in the beautiful rolling meadows of Maryland.

Manage the foaling and care of small band of TB mares, work with new foals and weanlings, prep yearlings for prestigious sales, and conduct general farm and barn maintenance.

Knowledge of operating and maintaining various farm equipment, ability to drive a truck and gooseneck trailer and experience hauling horses required. Fitting show horses is a plus.

Must have a valid driver's license. Prefer non-smoker/drinker and absolutely no drugs. Competitive salary/benefits and housing included.

Candidates email resume to [email protected]

Listed: 6/5/2024


NEW ZEALAND:

An exciting opportunity as a NIGHT FOALING ATTENDANT is available during the upcoming
breeding season. In this position, you will play a crucial role in the foaling process,
ensuring the well-being of the mares and foals throughout the night.
The role offers a unique opportunity to work on one of New Zealand's premier stud
farms, gaining hands-on experience in foaling and immersing yourself in every
aspect of the process. We're seeking individuals with a passion for thoroughbreds, a
strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and grow as part of our team.
At Waikato Stud, we are committed to excellence, foaling down between 250-300
mares each season with the support of a dedicated night team. With two full-time
veterinarians onsite and experienced staff, you will have the resources and support
needed to thrive in this role.
Accommodation will be available, and applicants must be on an eligible visa to work
in New Zealand.

Responsibilities:
● Identifying and safely bringing mares pre-foaling into yards.
● Assess the foal's presentation and recognize obvious issues early (i.e. Red
Bag, Dystocia).
● Aid during the foaling process, working closely with fellow team members.
● Conduct thorough post-foaling checks and administer necessary treatments to
both mare and foal.
● Monitor the progress of the foal and assist with nursing as required.
● Monitor the mare and foal throughout the night until vet checks the following
morning.
● Coordinate with the resident vet and additional team members if
complications arise.
● Administer treatments to mares and foals as directed.
● Maintain detailed records and ensure supplies are adequately restocked and
available.

To learn more,
Mike Rennie
+61 (0) 21 433 073
[email protected]
or head to our website
https://waikatostud.com/our-story/employment/

Listed: 6/5/2024


NORTH AMERICA:

GROOM VACANCY – based in Lexington, KY

We are hiring at Stonereath!

We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our farm as a groom. You will work closely with our team of experienced professionals to provide top-quality care to our thoroughbred horses. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with world-class horses in a supportive and team-oriented environment. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about horses, and has a strong work ethic.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with horses, a desire to learn, improve their horsemanship skills and knowledge of reproductive care, and grow in your role. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, have great attention to detail, and work well as part of a team.

Responsibilities

• Provide daily care for horses, including feeding, grooming, and exercise
• Clean and disinfect stalls on a regular basis to ensure a healthy living environment for the horses, and maintain the cleanliness and organization of the barn and surrounding areas.
• Observe horses for any signs of illness, injury, or behavioral changes and report any concerns to the farm manager.
• Assist with veterinary and farrier appointments, ensuring horses are properly prepared and handled.
• Handle horses in a safe and gentle manner, using appropriate training techniques and equipment.
• Help develop and implement individual training programs for yearlings to build strength, stamina, and athleticism.

Requirements

• Valid Drivers License
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as ability to take direction and work well as part of a team
• Previous Experience required
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to observe and respond to subtle changes in horse behavior or health.
• Ability to handle yearlings in a calm and confident manner.
• Physical stamina, as the job requires lifting heavy objects (up to 50lbs) and working in all weather conditions

Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

APPLY WITH COVERING LETTER AND CV TO JENN LAIDLAW

[email protected]

Listed: 5/29/24


 

 

 

 

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