Stable Staff - Godolphin Stables

  • Duchess Dr, Newmarket CB8, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Godolphin is the world’s largest global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing team founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Today Team Godolphin spans across four continents, from our home in Dubai to Europe, Australia, Japan and America.

Founded in Dubai in 1992, the operation has been built on a foundation of innovation and uninhibited achievement that has led to a legacy of success for horses in Godolphin’s famous blue silks. Its global headquarters is in Newmarket, which is the epicentre of the UK’s thoroughbred industry.

Job Description

Do you enjoy working to high standards and possess the passion and drive to make a real contribution to our world class team? Although we're not currently hiring, we are always on the look out for talented and passionate people!

If you'd like to be considered for future opportunities to be part of our hard-working and skilled Stable Staff at Godolphin Stables, please submit your application against this job.

The job holder is responsible for assisting with routine stable duties and riding horses on daily exercise. 

Key Tasks

- Riding horses on daily exercise

- Mucking out stables

- Grooming and care of horses, including washing down after work

- Tacking up horses

- Cleaning and care of tack and equipment

- Schooling and preparation of yearlings

- Responsibility for hand walking, lunging, putting horses on horse walker, swimming and grazing horses as and when required

- Preparing for and attending the Races

- Responsible for the maintenance of the horses health and welfare, including the taking of temperatures

- Communicating with and supporting colleagues, Head Lads, Assistant Trainers and other Godolphin staff as required

- Representing, and upholding the reputation of, Godolphin both inside and outside the organization, e.g. when travelling to races, on the gallops



- Good horsemanship – riding and handling, including ability to ride work and other specialist skills, e.g. stalls work, lunging

- Communication skills – verbal and some written

- Demonstrates flexibility and can make a positive contribution to a team

- Horse welfare knowledge

- Awareness of Health and Safety requirements and be responsible for ensuring these requirements are met in the yard, on the gallops and whilst performing any other duty whilst at work.

- Physically and mentally able to cope with the demands of the role

- 63kgs maximum weight for new staff

- NVQ Level 3 Racehorse Care & Management an advantage


Additional Information

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package and a first class working environment, with excellent opportunities to learn and develop new skills.

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