Work with horses


The largest employment type in South Australia is within the Thoroughbred racing sector. Roles include jockey, track work rider, stable foreman, stable hand, transport driver, racecourse track attendant, steward and racing administration or marketing.  Job vacancies are often advertised on Racing Jobs.


Some full time, part-time and casual jobs are available in other sectors, including Thoroughbred breeding and harness racing.


There is also work available in the non-racing sectors, including riding schools, polo stables or trail riding centres, which is usually advertised locally and on social media networks.


Many people also opt for establishing their own business in a field of interest, including property management, equine massage, coaching, horse training, horse care services or through the management of an online stores selling horse related products.





Volunteering is a great way to meet potential employers, gain skills and get to know the horse industry better.


Riding for the Disabled runs thirteen centres throughout the state, which rely on volunteers to deliver the riding and driving programs, and care for horses.


Every local club activity, horse show, endurance ride, cross-country competition or carriage driving event requires many volunteers to run. Visit the non-profit pages on this website for a club that may be local or contact Horse SA and we can put you in touch with a club near you.




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