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24 Sep 2012


It is very clear that there is a real demand for staff after the response from our last newsletter. So, the NZTA has taken action and advertised for trackwork riders on an international web-site and we now have a substantial pool of keen applicants. The NZTR and NZTA can assist with immigration requirements. Please note – you must be a member of the NZ Trainers’ Association to utilize this service.

Here is a list with a few details (in their own words) – please let me know if you wish me to forward you their details so you can make contact:

Wendy from England

I am an all round racing person and have worked in the industry for over 20 years. I have worked as a work rider,head lass, travelling head lass and have trained as well. I am hard working and fun loving. I have worked in the middle east and England and love to travel. I am travelling to Australia on the 12th October 2012 and would be willing to travel to New Zealand for a permanent position in a racing yard. I am a great asset to any racing team.

Lizz from England

In response to your advertisement, I am looking for employment as a trackwork rider, preferably near a city and/or a beach. My CV is attached, but since finishing University, I have spent the last three years working in racing, first for Lawney Hill in England, and for the past four months for Elie Lellouche in France. I am now trying to avoid a European winter and seek a new life down under. I am looking long term, although obviously this is dependant on how things work out. I am easy going and eager to learn, and I have references available. I can be available as soon as I have a visa sorted. I also have skype if that would help an interview process. Look forward to hearing from you, Lizz

Anita  and Adam from Australia

Hi. My partner and I could be interested in coming to New Zealand sometime after Christmas. My partner Adam is interested in becoming a jumps jockey and we would consider possibly re-locating to the North Island. Prefferably to a stable where he can learn to do some more schooling and gain the experience needed to ride over the jumps. We both ride in official trials and have our picnic jockeys licenses where we ride over the summer in Victoria. I am also very keen to start an apprenticeship so a stable that could provide accommodation and take both of us would be great. We both ride anwhere from 14-25 horses each per morning for various trainers and have plenty of experience riding young horses, jumpouts, timed galllops etc. We are both 27 years old, and Adam is 174cm tall and weighs approx 63 kg. We both have the same work history as we have been together just over 4 1/2 years and never spent a day apart. If this job caters for the both of us it would be ideal. If not, neighbouring or on course work placements would be suitable. Work experience includes: Gai Waterhouse-3 1/2 years Anzac Lodge-4 months (NZ pretraining/educating yard) Phillip J Hobbs-7 months (UK NH trainer) Nick Williams-(UK NH trainer) Jason Clifford-6 months trackwork (Tas) Charlie Goggin- 3 years until present trackwork (Tas) Amongst other trainers for freelance... Gai Waterhouse-3 1/2 years Anzac Lodge-4 months (NZ pretraining/educating yard) Phillip J Hobbs-7 months (UK NH trainer) Nick Williams-(UK NH trainer) Jason Clifford-6 months trackwork (Tas) Charlie Goggin- 3 years until present trackwork (Tas) Amongst other trainers for freelance...

Hayley from UK (Currently based in Wellington NZ)

I am twenty years old, I have a years working visa and currently based in Wellington, and am looking for work any where in New Zealand in the horse racing industry.
I have eighteen years experiance with horses, riding, care and training of all types and ages in a range of disiplines, I have also completed a NVQ 2 in Racehorse care, managment and riding at the Newmarket Racing School (UK). This includes knowing how to travel horses safely, turn out to a high class, parade in a ring and for sales. I also can plait, trim, clip a horse, bandage and rug. I have had my own horse for around 12 years so know about feeding, medical and other aspects of horse care.
I have worked as part of a team and sole charge, I'm calm and confident in any situation and can adapt to different ways of working. I am confident, quiet, strong rider with lots of patience, I'm not put off by a horse with a bit of spark and have helped break and school many youngstock, I have also handled youngsters and stallions with confidence.

Robert from Ireland (currently located in Australia)

Details from his CV include, Assistant Trainer, Amateur Jockey, freelance rider – all based in UK.

Ashlee from New Zealand

Hi there, I am currently a full time track rider wanting to take up an apprenticeship. I seen this ad states that you have trainers looking for riders and apprentices. Could you please send me in the right direction for trainers in the North Island ready to take somebody on.

Mohammed from Dubai

HI, I am 32 years old. I?m looking for a stable job in the new zealand. I have been riding and working with horses for over 12 years.I’m a very hard worker,and i am working 2 year in england with richard hannon and 4 year in norway 6 year in saudia arabiya hajy rider and jockey i am coming back from norway to india this date 10.11.2010 i like to work very must ,if you want a new stable hand or exercise rider. I would do anything you’d want me to do, like riding, grooming,feeding, cleaning tack, or what ever else you would want me to do . now i am last one year working in dubai and england with zabeel internation stable

Roberto from Spain

Dear Sir or Madam I am extremely interested to work in your company. I have worked with horses since I was in my teens.I am an expert in breeding, sales and prepraration for the sales. I have worked in Newmarket , Brinkley Stud and in France Haras du Quesnay, also in my own equestrian center and stud in Spain. I would like to take some experience in order to start a career as a trainer, I am able to work in any position inside your company, where I would be able to demonstrate my experience and to offer my best skills for the job. I have attached a copy of my CV to this e-mail. If you are interested please, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Roberto

Dorsamy from Mauritius

Good Morning, I am 21 years old.Passionate of Horses Since I was little Kid but its at the age of 16 years Old that I started to rub myself with Horse Racing Since then I learn a lot about Horses but there still lot of room to improve my General Knowledge about Horses.I sincerly think having a job in New Zealand will be very fruitful for me both financially as I come from a middle class family and for my know how about Horses because I saw some jockeys from New Zealand who are really good horsemen example:Shane Dye. I will really appreciate that you give me the chance to prouve myself and also to learn a lot from you.Thanks in advance