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We are looking for an experienced horse person who is passionate about working with standardbreds to work in a small team based in Rakaia.

Must be experienced in fast work.

This position has the flexibility to be part time or full time to suit the successful applicant.

Immediate start.

Please phone 027 440 1086


Nevele R Stud is a leading standardbred horse stud situated on the outskirts of Christchurch.

We are seeking a passionate and highly motivated individual for the role of Assistant Stud Manager.

Reporting to the Stud Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Nevele R team in a senior role. 

Key Responsibilities

  • The day-to-day care of bloodstock, ensuring the highest industry standards are applied to their safety and well-being at all times
  • Assisting with mare reproductive work, as well as the care of mares and their offspring post foaling
  • Assisting with foal watch, foaling procedures, and weaning
  • Assisting in the education and preparation of yearlings for the national sales
  • Carrying out horse feeding regimes, including making feeds, feeding out, and cleaning feeders and troughs
  • Assisting in the record keeping of horse movements and daily worksheets
  • Handling of stallions as required, including at collection time (training will be provided)
  • Maintaining and adhering to the stud’s Health and Safety protocols
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Stud Manager


  • Excellent, and demonstrable, horse handling skills across broodmares, foals and/or yearlings, and the confidence and capability to be able to handle stallions
  • Foaling experience is preferred but not essential (training will be provided)
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to teach others and upskill less experienced staff
  • Be able to work both in a team and individually
  • Have the confidence and aptitude to be able to lead a team and make decisions when the Stud Manager is away; be able to use your own initiative
  • Professional personal presentation and attention to detail
  • Must be physically fit, reliable, and adaptable with a willingness to learn
  • Have a mature and responsible work attitude
  • Basic computer skills are essential for this role

A competitive salary, reflective of experience and expertise, will be offered to the successful candidate.

To apply, please email a covering letter and your CV to Nevele Rʻs Stud Manager Anna Murphy at [email protected]

Applications close 5pm 14 June 2024



Alexandra Park Starts Assistants

Join Our Race Night Starters Assistants Team at Alexandra Park!

We're on the hunt for passionate new team members. If you have experience with horses, particularly in harness racing (though not a strict requirement), we'd love to hear from you!

You'll need to be comfortable leading horses at the start line and familiar with harness racing gear. Don't worry if you're not an expert - we're committed to training the right candidate.

For more information contact Karen Blanchard,  E: [email protected]