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Horse Stud Groom – Matamata-Piako, Waikato

Is it time to try something new?
Do you enjoy working outside?
Do you want to enjoy your days working with a team who work hard but have fun while doing so?

Spring is just around the corner so the opportunity to come and work with some amazing horses, surrounded by the beautiful matamata countryside, is here! We are a thoroughbred (racehorse) stud farm that breeds, produces and sells thoroughbreds.

We have positions available for the upcoming season (with start dates of August, September or October all fixed term positions ending 30th January 2025, but opportunity to stay on fulltime for the right candidate).

One role is for someone with some form of horse experience, and the other is for someone who is not necessarily experienced with horses but keen to learn and start off in this wonderful industry.

The entry level position, no previous experience with horses is required, just a can-do attitude, with loads of enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
Successful applicants will have the following skills:

Common Sense
Willingness to learn
Keen to work outdoors
Good communication
Ability to work in a team and independently
Passionate, enthusiastic, patient and motivated
The experienced position is for people who have some experience with horses, and possess the following skill set:

A willingness to learn
Excellent animal husbandry skills
Confident catching, leading, rugging and general horse skills
Fantastic attention to detail
Passionate, enthusiastic, patient and motivated
Ability to work well both in a team and independently
Excellent communication skills
Current drivers’ licence
Clean criminal record
PLEASE STIPULATE IN YOUR APPLICATION IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE ENTRY LEVEL POSITION OR THE EXPERIENCED POSITION AND WHAT YOUR PREFERRED START DATE WOULD BE – AUGUST, SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER.

Applicants for either position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

On farm accommodation will be available for the successful candidate if required

Remuneration dependent on experience

All applications will be treated with absolute confidence.

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