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Senior Dressage Trainer (Ref: 20001814)

Hong Kong Jockey Club
Location Hong Kong, Asia
Posted 20/09/2018
Closes 20/10/2018
Sector Elite Performance & Coaching
Function Coaching & Sports Development, Technical & Elite Performance
Contract Type Contract
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

The Department

Our Equestrian Affairs Department aims to fulfil the Club’s vision to promote riding as a sport and raise participation at all levels, from beginner through to elite. It oversees the management of four equestrian centres, including the Member’s facility at the Beas River Country Club and three public riding schools at Tuen Mun, Pok Fu Lam and Lei Yue Mun. The Beas River Equestrian Centre (BREC), being the largest in Hong Kong, houses 250 horses and provides world class facilities including a riding school, livery yard, competition centre, rehabilitation and retraining unit (RTU), as well as a spelling unit for Hong Kong’s racehorses.

The Job

You will:

  • be reporting to Chief Riding Instructor (CRI(BREC))
  • work closely with CRI(BREC), Head of Riding School and RTU Officer to provide excellent services to members
  • train & produce horses for livery and riding school; schooling of members’ and Clubs’ horses
  • provide high quality coaching (prelim to GP level) to livery and riding school members
  • prepare members for BREC and HKEF competitions and support on competition days
  • develop programmes to encourage participation in dressage in Hong Kong
  • assist in assessment of retired racehorses; work with other discipline trainers and RTU Officer to devise effective fitness and retraining programmes for retired racehorses
  • select horses and actively assist in their production for dressage use, with a view to developing a wider pool of competition horses for Hong Kong and Hong Kong riders
  • coach staff to improve knowledge and skill of schooling & competing horses on the flat
  • act as a member of the Show Committee, actively contribute to the management of horse shows, focusing on developing competitive opportunities for all levels in dressage
  • ensure OSH policies are adhered to and safe practices are instilled in work at all times
  • maintain accurate records for effective monitoring of lessons and billing to clients
  • act as the Senior Dressage Trainer for the Hong Kong Junior Equestrian Training Squad and may also be a consultant / coach to the HKEF as required
  • perform any other tasks as assigned by management

About You

You should:

  • be an experienced dressage rider who has competed to at least PSG level and ideally with relevant equestrian coaching qualifications
  • have passion for developing equestrian sports
  • have excellent skills in coaching riders of all ages and all levels with flexibility
  • have expert knowledge of training methods for schooling a variety of horses under saddle and from the ground; experience of working with thoroughbreds would be advantageous
  • preferably be a fluent speaker of English; good understanding of Cantonese will be an advantage
  • have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • be customer centric with a positive and flexible approach and political sensitivity in handling external stakeholders (e.g. members and clients)

Terms of Employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.

Closing Date

Closing date for applications is 20 October 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

How to apply

Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job references to The Human Resources Department, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 8/F, Sha Tin Central Complex, Sha Tin Racecourse, New Territories, Hong Kong; or email to or fax to (852)2966-6984.

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