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Job Seeking: Horse guide, rider, wrangler, groom
Category: Equestrian Guide
Countries Applicable: Vietnam Netherlands Croatia Canada/USA Wales USA United Kingdom Turkey Tonga Tibet Thailand Switzerland Spain South Africa Scotland Portugal Peru Northern Ireland New Zealand Italy Ireland Iceland Hungary Greece Germany France England Costa Rica Chile Canada Brazil Austria Australia Argentina
Date Posted: 9/15/2014
Detail of Qualification: Kia Ora, Certificate in Outdoor Education at Sir Edmund Hillary Swift water/River Rescue Risk Management Training Outdoor First Aid Work Place First Aid Outdoor First Aid Certificate in Exercise Personal Training and Exercise Prescription Exercise Programing for Woman Exercise Consultant Level 2 Current drivers License Level 1,2,and 3 NZCEA, NZQA Certificate In Stream way Cave Guiding Certificate in Farrier Knowledge Work Experience Fitness Instructor Duration: December 2007 – September 2008 Contact: Justin and Fiona Murphy Company: Pinnacle Health and Fitness Details: (07) 866 4301 Really enjoyed working with people and helping them achieve their goals. My duties included enrolling and re-enrolling clients as members, customer service/ minding reception, writing exercise programs relating to the individuals goals and needs, general cleaning of the facilities. I really enjoyed being able to help and motivate clients of all ages (ranging from young teenagers to clients in their late 50s) succeed in their weight and fitness goals. The clients that I mainly worked with wanted to lose weight and get fit, so my program had to be tailored to the clients’ age, fitness level, and previous experience in gym training, injuries and health issues, time frame and most importantly their specific goal. Nursery Laborer Duration: January 2007 -September 2008 Contact: Brett Gregory Company: Hahei Plants Ltd Details: (07) 8663 224 Awesome job; a whole sale nursery where we would import plants from various parts of the world and sell them on. My role here was what ever needed doing I'd do! General maintenance and care for the plant s and property which was often rather physical with heavy lifting and operating machinery such as tractors. Some office jobs involving orders and paying bills. Really enjoyed learning about different plants and their natural environment. I learnt heaps about the rules of importing especially plants into New Zealand and some of the procedures in place. Horse Trekking Guide Duration: Last 10 years Contact: Tessa Gregory Company: Rangihau Ranch Details: (07) 8663 875 This is a family business on the Coromandel Peninsula. Role includes taking clients of all ages and abilities on horse-back over the farm and general care for the horses. Group management is very important as well instructing on how to ride horses. I love being outside and to be able to share with others the beauty of the Coromandel on horseback with others. Through working as a horse trekking guide I have also learnt some of the local history, land marks and heaps about the native plants and bush which I love learning about and sharing with others. Living and working on the farm has giving me the confidence to work with not only animals of all kinds but machinery as well; including – motorbikes (two-wheeled and four), tractors and trucks. Group Leader Duration: August 2009 Company: Somerset, Colo Valley, Australia Spent 1month in the Colo Valley (1hr north of Sydney) at Somerset school camp. Our programmes involved activities such as hiking, abseiling, high ropes, canoeing, team challenges, navigation, and general camp activities. I really enjoyed being in the instructing role in such a different environment. Stable Hand Duration: October 2010 Company: Wiltony Stud, Theodore Australia I worked here in exchange for my living cost and my jobs feeding, grooming and some riding of the horses here at the stud. There were 3 stallions, mares and youngsters that were of Andalusian, Lipizzaner and Warmblood breeding. We handled the foals and did lots of mucking out. Caving Guide Duration: March 2009 – April 2012 Company: The Legendary Black water Rafting Co. An amazing job to have!! Caves are a beautiful place to be able to share with such a variety of different people of different ages, nationalities and experience. I guide all three of our trips; 3hr Black Labyrinth, 5hr Black Abyss and our 2hr dry tour. Each trip is so different to each other in the types of people they attract and require a large amount of skills for each of them. Group Management, working alongside another guide, local and cave history, environment and wildlife knowledge, rope skills and knowledge are all part of the job that I enjoy being a continuous progression with this amazing job. This job has also allowed me to develop my own personal technical skills that I have been enjoying using outside of work in a variety of different caves. Stable Hand Duration: July – September 2013 Company: Abderry Equine Services I worked at for 3months while Abderry had approx. 120 thoroughbreds and standardbreds that were being sold to China and Macaw. My job was to but not limited to feeding, washing and handling the youngsters that were preparing for export. This was a great experience and I gained valuable skills and knowledge on quarantine for horse export, general handling and running of the stables. Rider/Stable hand Duration: June - August Company: Island Farm – New Jersey, USA Island Farm is owned and ran by American trainer Ann Scher; here I exercised client horses, assisted at shows with prepping the horses for their riders; the horses were Showjumpers, Showhunters and fox hunters. My daily jobs included but weren’t limited to horse grooming and care, schooling and hacking the horses/ponies, cleaning and maintenance, riding with clients. If you have any questions please email me on Shannon.gregory@windowslive.com. Cheers Shannon

Contact Info
Contact Name : Shannon Gregory
Address : Rangihau Ranch, RD1, Whitianga, North Island
New Zealand
Fax :
Phone : 0273455063
Email : shannon.gregory@windowslive.com

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