Staff Profile | Kennedy Beaumont
She’s hooked on all things yearlings and can’t wait to see how this year’s youngsters progress towards Karaka. Meet Kennedy Beaumont, a member of our yearling prep team.
Q What is your role at Waikato Stud and what are some of your main responsibilities?
A I’m part of the yearling team and my focus is on ensuring the horses are happy and healthy every day. I help our Yearling Manager Jaimee with the horse duties when she isn’t around or is doing other things.
Q What do you most enjoy about working in the thoroughbred breeding industry
A Before I came to Waikato Stud I thought I was more interested in the foal/broodmare side of the stud but I definitely enjoy working with the yearlings the most. I really enjoy watching the yearlings grow and learn new things, especially when they were still weanlings. I’m excited to see the end result of this year’s yearlings at the end of prep.
Q How do you explain what you do for a job to a non-horsey person?
A I tell them that I get horses ready for sale time.
Q What do you enjoy doing in your spare time
A Socialising with my friends and going to the gym.
Q What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done
A I went skydiving when I was about 13 or 14.
Q What are you watching on Netflix at the moment
A Peaky Blinders!
Q What would you consider to be your greatest achievement
A Probably just the exciting things I have to look forward to in the future but haven’t quite achieved yet with Waikato Stud – with the senior staff team helping and guiding me along the way.
Q What are you most looking forward to over the next 6 months?
A Yearling prep definitely, ending with Karaka Sales and seeing all the horses in their final stage before they leave us! Also, I’m planning on going overseas to work for a couple of months next year – which will be exciting (but I’ll be back).
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