Training Manager, Warmblood Stud - WFS

Location: Western Free State
  • Permanent
Start date / availability: Applications open, seeking the right candidate with relevant training experience.
Suit English speaking candidate with formal training &/ qualifications passionate about backing & training up young Warmbloods & their work-riders, teaching & preparing for annual auction, with a mature & professional outlook, content to live on a farm in rural surrounds.
Responsibilities / Requirements of role:

Manage stud’s Training Division: Business plan, policies, costing, adherence as well as creation; control of the entire training process from backing to auction as per prescribed phases. Manage Division’s personnel. Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, Outlook), administration, client liaison. Turning out as per stud requirements, assist with clipping, plaiting etc. Training free-jumping, assist with viewings & at auction. Management of equipment, supervising & instructing work-riders. Must have valid strong medical aid, be of good physical & mental health, no criminal record.

Equestrian affiliated show experience, ridden in classical equestrian disciplines, riding fit, Instructor’s qualification preferable. Excellent communication skills; ability to work within a team. Ability or knowledge with regard to horse photography. 

Level of Experience, Qualification(s) Required / Training Offered: Reporting to Stud Manager, extensive backing & training & ridden work experience with Warmbloods.
Details to Veterinary / Vet Nursing / Speciality requirements: Stable yard nursing care, general veterinary knowledge, competent in equine first aid.
Full/Part-Time; Hours of Work; Weekend/After Hours Required: Willing to be on duty over certain weekends &/ holidays as per duty roster: two Saturdays a month.
Drivers license required: Yes
Own transport required:
  • Yes
Remuneration / Package Perks: Salary package commensurate with qualifications & experience.
  • Live in
  • Fully serviced
  • Manager's house
  • Small socialised pet permitted
  • Horse not permitted
Any additional comments: Able to speak Afrikaans and/or any other African language
Located in: Equestrian related

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