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Careers in the Hunter Valley Thoroughbred Breeding Industry

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The Hunter Valley is the world   s second largest centre for breeding of thoroughbred horses. Along with Kentucky in the U...
Size Matters Approximately 25,300 mares are covered by stallions in Australia every year, with over one third of these mat...
The Hunter Valley Stud   Broodmare Farms The Hunter is home to approximately 70 thoroughbred farms. This number is made up...
Which Path Do I Choose  There are many and varied roles within the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeding Industry depending on your...
Stud Groom A stud groom is fundamental to the day to day running and operation of any stud farm and it is a role that allo...
Stallion Handlers   Grooms The role of a Stallion handler is essentially a progression from that of a stud groom. It requi...
Veterinary Nurses Veterinary nurses are employed on a stud farm to assist veterinarians in rehabilitating horses with inju...
Stud Administration The role of a stud administration officer is to ensure the day to day running of the stud office which...
Nominations A farm which stands stallions will usually have a    Nominations    team. It is the role of the nominations te...
Marketing As with any marketing role, it is the role of a thoroughbred farm marketing employee to promote the benefits of ...
Farming Farmers play an integral role in the running of any thoroughbred farm. Amongst other factors, water quality, pastu...
Other Roles Many of the larger farms also employ specialist staff to help with the day to day running of the farm and busi...
The Greater Industry in the Hunter No matter where you start your career in the Hunter   s thoroughbred breeding industry,...
Living and Working on a Stud Farm Most stud farms offer accommodation for staff ranging from smaller one-room apartments t...
Approach a Stud Manager or Human Resource Consultant If you are looking for a Stud Groom position, you should write to the...
Industry Related Courses NEW SOUTH WALES TAFE NSW Diploma of Horse Industry Management Certificate III Agriculture - Horse...
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Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association Please feel free to contact us regarding any other questions or help you may requ...