Stud Manager

The role of Stud Manager is the person who has overall responsibility for the running of a Stud Farm.  From managing staff to promoting stallions and providing care for mares in foal, whilst giving birth and for foals and yearlings.

Average starting salary

Above National Minimum Wage

Average hours per week

40 Hours

Job availability



Previous experience in managing staff and looking after horses is essentialaff.

What you’ll do

Day-to-day tasks

  • Yard Management
  • Staff Management
  • Horse Care

Who you’ll work with

  • Stud Hands/Grooms
  • Stud Secretary
  • Bloodstock Agents

Skills & Knowledge

  • Previous experience of handling horses
  • Good knowledge of the racing and breeding industries
  • Management and leadership Skills
  • Excellent communication skills.

How to get into this role

To get into this role you would need to progress from Stud Groom to Stud Management. Taking on a management role can be a demanding job. Not only will the position require you to communicate up and down the management team, motivate and lead the team and delegate, you’ll also be responsible for internal team relationships and the overall promotion of the stud.

Career Progression

You will have a great deal of transferable skills that you could apply to a number of roles in the industry.

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