Staff Profile | Jasmine Robertson
She started her career in a yearling yard and foaling unit and has led yearlings at sales all over the world. Meet Waikato Stud’s Marketing Manager Jasmine Robertson.
Q What does a normal day for you involve?
A No two days are ever the same! At the moment, I’m working on promoting the stallions, taking loads of foal photos/videos and planning for Karaka.
Q Tell us a bit about your background and how you got to where you are now?
A After finishing school, I knew I wanted to work with horses so off I went to Massey to study a Bachelor of Equine Science. My part-time job at Wellfield Lodge got me hooked on thoroughbreds and I did three seasons of foaling, headed the yearling prep and led at all the major Australian sales. After graduating, I headed off on my European OE and when I returned, managed to land a job at Inglis in Sydney working in the digital department doing Marketing and Coms. I’m a country girl at heart and felt the pull to move home and get involved in the stud industry again and haven’t looked back!
Q What do you most enjoy about working at Waikato Stud?
A Where do I start! The people – we have an amazing team who are incredibly experienced and willing to help where they can. The product – it’s a dream come true for me to be able to market the amazing WS product and you seriously can’t beat coming to this amazing property every day.
Q What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A Relaxing, reading, watching the races/movies with my partner and hanging with our dog Bella.
Q What are you most grateful for?
A I am so grateful to my parents for making sure I got the best education possible. They were very selfless and probably missed out on doing things for themselves from time to time, but our education always came first.
Q What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
A I entered Miss Manawatu when I was 19 and won! I went on to compete in the Miss Universe New Zealand grand final which was petrifying but a great experience.
Q What is your best piece of advice?
A Don’t settle for mediocrity, never let good enough be good enough.
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