EMPLOYMENT

Apply for an opportunity to work on the leading Australian-owned farm led by John & Paul Messara

WATCH: An introduction to the unique experience of working for Arrowfield Stud.

WATCH: Arrowfield’s Yearling Manager Steve Irwin talks with Caroline Searcy about leading & supporting his team to prepare & present some of the world’s best bloodstock for sale at Inglis Easter 2019.

 

THE ARROWFIELD ADVANTAGE
Arrowfield offers more than the opportunity to work on the leading Australian-owned farm led by John & Paul Messara with superb facilities, a first-class team of people, one of the word’s best stallion rosters, a stellar collection of broodmares and sale-topping yearling drafts.

Arrowfield supports its team with opportunities to boost knowledge, expand skills and broaden experience in diverse sectors of the thoroughbred industry, by providing:

  • A strong support network to ensure that your transition to life in the Hunter Valley and Australia is as smooth as possible.
  • Staff Accomodation.
  • Guest presentations and tutoring sessions on the farm – for access to the specialist knowledge and international experience of Arrowfield managers and other industry professionals.

There are opportunities available for all levels of horsemanship across different areas of the farm.

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SEASONAL HIRING PERIODS

During the following times of year, seasonal work opportunities are available for either short or long-term periods. Roles can involve working with mares and foals, yearlings, stallions or on general farm maintenance duties.

  • August – November: Breeding Season
  • October – January: Magic Millions Yearling Preparation
  • January – April: Inglis Sales Yearling Preparation
  • April – June: Magic Millions June Yearling Preparation

    For more information about employment opportunities at Arrowfield Stud, please email
    Matt Hill: Matt.Hill@arrowfield.com.au 

JOB LISTINGS

Join our 2021 Yearling Sales team

You're a keen & capable horseman or horsewoman, we're Australia's leading yearling vendor and we need you for our 2021 Yearling Sales team!

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Stallion Handler

Mitchell Ralph

New Zealand-born Mitchell Ralph brings a strong eye for detail and broad equine experience to his role in the team in charge of Arrowfield’s stallions.


The stallion team start their day at 5am by grooming the stallions before the first covering session of the day. During the day the team are kept busy mucking boxes, mixing feed, cleaning the barn, and organising stallions and mares for up to 30 covers a day.


“I have always been involved in the industry - my grandfather was a successful trainer, as is my father. I originally thought I might enjoy a career in real estate, however, my love for horses and racing had other ideas!”

New Zealand-born Mitchell Ralph brings a strong eye for detail and broad equine experience to his role in the team in charge of Arrowfield’s stallions.


The stallion team start their day at 5am by grooming the stallions before the first covering session of the day. During the day the team are kept busy mucking boxes, mixing feed, cleaning the barn, and organising stallions and mares for up to 30 covers a day.


“I have always been involved in the industry - my grandfather was a successful trainer, as is my father. I originally thought I might enjoy a career in real estate, however, my love for horses and racing had other ideas!”

New Zealand-born Mitchell Ralph brings a strong eye for detail and broad equine experience to his role in the team in charge of Arrowfield’s stallions.


The stallion team start their day at 5am by grooming the stallions before the first covering session of the day. During the day the team are kept busy mucking boxes, mixing feed, cleaning the barn, and organising stallions and mares for up to 30 covers a day.


“I have always been involved in the industry - my grandfather was a successful trainer, as is my father. I originally thought I might enjoy a career in real estate, however, my love for horses and racing had other ideas!”

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Foaling Unit

Sulene Manning

Sulene Manning joined Arrowfield in 2017 and is a member of the Foaling Team.

After completing university, Sulene gained experience at horse studs in Australia and in South Africa where she managed a Horse Quarantine Station.


The foaling unit ensure the safe delivery of each foal born at Arrowfield, and provide aftercare for mares and foals. For Sulene, a day in the foaling unit starts with handover from the night watch staff and an inspection of new foals born overnight.

Over the course of the day the team is kept busy checking mares that are due to foal, weighing and measuring newborns, calculating the IGG levels, assessing foal legs, bandaging, and assisting with vet examinations.

Sulene Manning joined Arrowfield in 2017 and is a member of the Foaling Team.

After completing university, Sulene gained experience at horse studs in Australia and in South Africa where she managed a Horse Quarantine Station.


The foaling unit ensure the safe delivery of each foal born at Arrowfield, and provide aftercare for mares and foals. For Sulene, a day in the foaling unit starts with handover from the night watch staff and an inspection of new foals born overnight.

Over the course of the day the team is kept busy checking mares that are due to foal, weighing and measuring newborns, calculating the IGG levels, assessing foal legs, bandaging, and assisting with vet examinations.

Sulene Manning joined Arrowfield in 2017 and is a member of the Foaling Team.

After completing university, Sulene gained experience at horse studs in Australia and in South Africa where she managed a Horse Quarantine Station.


The foaling unit ensure the safe delivery of each foal born at Arrowfield, and provide aftercare for mares and foals. For Sulene, a day in the foaling unit starts with handover from the night watch staff and an inspection of new foals born overnight.

Over the course of the day the team is kept busy checking mares that are due to foal, weighing and measuring newborns, calculating the IGG levels, assessing foal legs, bandaging, and assisting with vet examinations.

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Yearling Preparation

Jakub Vitek

Jakub Vitek joined Arrowfield’s Yearling Team in 2016 after becoming the first Czech student to complete the Irish National Stud Course.


As a part of the team, Jakub educates Arrowfield yearlings for upcoming sales with kind and dedicated handling, preparing them to enter their racing career. Each day yearlings are paraded, lunged, put on the walker, washed and groomed. The yearling team work alongside the dentist, farrier and vets to ensure the horses are primed for the sale.


“I was first introduced to horses through my family - my grandfather rode two winners in Velka Pardubicka, and went on to become a champion trainer. My father is an equine vet specialising in physio and dentistry, and my uncle pre-trains and trains horses. I think horses are incredible animals and I enjoy being around them. It’s an engaging global industry with an extensive history and I believe a very exciting future to come."

Jakub Vitek joined Arrowfield’s Yearling Team in 2016 after becoming the first Czech student to complete the Irish National Stud Course.


As a part of the team, Jakub educates Arrowfield yearlings for upcoming sales with kind and dedicated handling, preparing them to enter their racing career. Each day yearlings are paraded, lunged, put on the walker, washed and groomed. The yearling team work alongside the dentist, farrier and vets to ensure the horses are primed for the sale.


“I was first introduced to horses through my family - my grandfather rode two winners in Velka Pardubicka, and went on to become a champion trainer. My father is an equine vet specialising in physio and dentistry, and my uncle pre-trains and trains horses. I think horses are incredible animals and I enjoy being around them. It’s an engaging global industry with an extensive history and I believe a very exciting future to come."

Jakub Vitek joined Arrowfield’s Yearling Team in 2016 after becoming the first Czech student to complete the Irish National Stud Course.


As a part of the team, Jakub educates Arrowfield yearlings for upcoming sales with kind and dedicated handling, preparing them to enter their racing career. Each day yearlings are paraded, lunged, put on the walker, washed and groomed. The yearling team work alongside the dentist, farrier and vets to ensure the horses are primed for the sale.


“I was first introduced to horses through my family - my grandfather rode two winners in Velka Pardubicka, and went on to become a champion trainer. My father is an equine vet specialising in physio and dentistry, and my uncle pre-trains and trains horses. I think horses are incredible animals and I enjoy being around them. It’s an engaging global industry with an extensive history and I believe a very exciting future to come."

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Farm Manager

Lachlan O'Shea

Lachlan joined Arrowfield as the Property Manager in 2016 and brings considerable experience & expertise to his role.


As the leader of the property management team, Lachlan manages the maintenance, farming and gardening teams. The property management team implements strategies regarding irrigation, pasture management, construction and civil projects, and maintenance of plant & equipment. Lachlan and his team play a significant role in supporting all operational requirements of the stud.


“Most country people are brought up with race meetings being a key social event on the town’s calendar. I was no exception – my father was the Clerk of the Course for the Bourke Jockey Club and my interest grew from there. I love racing as a sport and the people associated with the industry. Being able to combine my professional interests with a passion is a blessing.”

Lachlan joined Arrowfield as the Property Manager in 2016 and brings considerable experience & expertise to his role.


As the leader of the property management team, Lachlan manages the maintenance, farming and gardening teams. The property management team implements strategies regarding irrigation, pasture management, construction and civil projects, and maintenance of plant & equipment. Lachlan and his team play a significant role in supporting all operational requirements of the stud.


“Most country people are brought up with race meetings being a key social event on the town’s calendar. I was no exception – my father was the Clerk of the Course for the Bourke Jockey Club and my interest grew from there. I love racing as a sport and the people associated with the industry. Being able to combine my professional interests with a passion is a blessing.”

Lachlan joined Arrowfield as the Property Manager in 2016 and brings considerable experience & expertise to his role.


As the leader of the property management team, Lachlan manages the maintenance, farming and gardening teams. The property management team implements strategies regarding irrigation, pasture management, construction and civil projects, and maintenance of plant & equipment. Lachlan and his team play a significant role in supporting all operational requirements of the stud.


“Most country people are brought up with race meetings being a key social event on the town’s calendar. I was no exception – my father was the Clerk of the Course for the Bourke Jockey Club and my interest grew from there. I love racing as a sport and the people associated with the industry. Being able to combine my professional interests with a passion is a blessing.”

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