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Senior Jumping Trainer

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Department

The 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 257 horses and provides world class facilities including a riding school, livery yard, competition centre, rehabilitation and retraining unit, as well as a spelling unit for Hong Kong’s racehorses.

The job

You will:

  • provide high quality coaching (both on the flat and jumping) to staff, livery clients and riding school clients
  • school retired racehorse and import livery horses as requested by management
  • develop programmes to encourage more participation in jumping in Hong Kong e.g. lecture demos and clinics
  • select suitable horses for development for use in the discipline of show jumping and actively assist in their production, with view to developing a wider pool of jumping horses for use in Hong Kong or by Hong Kong riders
  • work with the management as well as  fellow discipline coaches to develop and execute youth programmes to develop talented young riders. As required, travel with Hong Kong representatives participating in international competitions, offering necessary coaching support
  • coach fellow staff members to improve their knowledge and skill of schooling horses on the flat and over fences; also prepare them to participate in monthly competitions and annual exams
  • working alongside the Administrative team to maintain accurate and efficient records to ensure effective monitoring of lessons and associated billing to clients, horse training and utilisation records, competition and fittening programmes for school and livery horses 
  • act as a member of the Show Committee and actively contribute to the management of horse shows, particularly focusing on developing high quality, progressive competitive opportunities for all levels to participate in show jumping. To oversee all jumping competitions at BREC
  • undertake any other duties as assigned by Management

About you

You should:

  • be an experienced jumping rider who has competed to at least 1.40m level 
  • be an experienced jumping coach, ideally with relevant equestrian coaching qualifications (BHSI / Level 3 Coaching qualification or equivalent)
  • have an expert knowledge of training methods for schooling a variety of horses both under saddle and from the ground; previous experience of working with thoroughbreds would be advantageous
  • a qualified course builder will be particularly desirable
  • be flexible and experienced at coaching riders of all levels from introductory to advanced
  • preferably be a fluent speaker of English; an understanding of Cantonese will be an advantage, but not essential
  • be customer focused with a positive and flexible approach and excellent coaching skills
  • have great passion and take pride in developing equestrian sports

Terms of employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Closing date

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Club's notice to employees and prospective employees relating to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. A copy of which will be provided immediately upon request.


 



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