A career in harness racing

New Zealand has a reputation for producing word class standardbreds that perform with excellence throughout the Australasian and International racing scene. It is now evident that we are producing stable personnel and drivers who are amongst the world’s best. Harness Racing New Zealand recognises the importance of educating and training our industry participants. We offer a training scheme that provides industry trainees with the skills needed to succeed in harness racing employment.

Upskilling of industry participants presents a more professional image to the world and promotes New Zealand as a leader in the development of horses and personnel within the harness racing arena. Harness Racing New Zealand offers trainee’s qualifications designed for the equine industry and even more specifically for the Harness Racing Industry.

People seeking a career within the harness industry are assisted by the education & training team in finding a position within a stable. Trainees are provided with skills to work as a stablehand those trainees who show enthusiasm and dedication for the industry will be encouraged to further themselves either as a driver or trainer or within an administration role.

There are many industry related job opportunities for participants within the Harness Racing Industry and starting out in the stables as a stable hand is a common element to most equine careers. With more specialist training and experience it is possible to progress to almost any other sector within the equine industry.

Click here to have a look at the many harness career options. 


Industry Information