Career Opportunities

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic and passionate people to join our dynamic team.

Senior Stallion Handler


In anticipation of the season ahead, Waikato Stud are pleased to offer a Senior Stallion Handler role at our Matamata based farm.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily routine care of the stallions
  • Breeding shed activities
  • General yard duties (feeding, mucking out, grooming, cleaning yard, holding for farrier and vet when needed etc)
  • Assisting with vetting when needed

Dedicated to the breeding, rearing and development of elite racehorses, based in the iconic thoroughbred region of Matamata, Waikato Stud is home to a number of Southern Hemisphere leading sires led by six-time Champion stallion Savabeel.

We are seeking a dedicated and keen full-time or seasonal Senior Stallion Handler to join our exciting team for the upcoming breeding season. Candidates must be enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude, keen to learn and be able to work well in a team.

Shared accommodation provided, with every second weekend off. Attractive remuneration package for the successful candidate as well as a professional and supportive team who want you to succeed! A fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to grow their career developing within the thoroughbred industry.

Applications open now.

Please email your cover letter outlining any past experience and why you would like to join the Waikato team: or call Mike on +64 21 433 073

We look forward to hearing from you!