Horse Riding Jobs for Backpackers

Stable Hand/domestic Duties

Glenkowen Stockhorse Stud Hoskinstown, New South Wales

Published: 1st July 2020

Position available on small horse farm located 20 mins from Canberra.Start around 25/26th July 2020We are... Read more


2nd Year

Position Still Available Stablehand/ Housekeeping


Published: 30th June 2020

Looking for Female to extend Holiday Visa. Horse Experience is required. Must be capable around Horses. Must be... Read more


2nd Year

Stablehand/ Rider

Foster Horse Stable Paddys River nsw, New South Wales

Published: 18th June 2020

We require a competent rider for our show jumping and show pony stable .The successful applicant will be confident... Read more

2nd Year

Stunning Equestrian Property - Farm Work Second Year Visa

Noblewood Stud Wooroloo, Perth

Published: 13th June 2020

We are looking for an EXPERIENCED STABLE HAND and someone who enjoys gardening with Swedish language to look after 6... Read more

2nd Year

Live In Stablehand/ Rider

Tranquil Park Stables Cranbourne South, Melbourne

Published: 10th June 2020

Live in position has become available for experienced horse person/rider on a beautiful 20 acre bushland property 1... Read more

Farm Work Sunshine Coast

Bellhaven Stud Belli Park, Sunshine Coast

Published: 9th June 2020

Start Date Immediate (by the 18th of June).SORRY, WE DO NOT DO SECOND YEAR VISASStaff for Beautiful Sunshine... Read more

Wanted: Person To Saddle Horses In Busy Stable

Barry Howlett Pacing Stables Busselton, Western Australia

Published: 2nd June 2020

Busy harness stable requires someone to saddle up our horses, wash and rug them and feed up, give supplements etc.... Read more

Horse Stud Position

Chatsworth Park Scone, New South Wales

Published: 24th May 2020

The 2020 Horse breeding season is about to commence and we are looking for an experienced Foaling attendant to work... Read more

2nd Year

Stable Hand / Groom

McGarett Park ( Glenorie, NSW ) Glenorie, New South Wales

Published: 20th March 2020

Position is for one person only and preference is 4 but up to 6 month minimum ( We have an new start available ).... Read more

Live In Farm/stable Hand In Yarra Valley For Single Or Couple

TSF Agriculture PL Gruyere, Victoria

Published: 19th February 2020

Farm/stable hand position on private property in Yarra Valley.Stable hand duties include mucking out up to 8... Read more

Live In Stablehand/ Groom

Lampard Cranbourne South, Victoria

Published: 19th February 2020

Live in position available on a dressage/ performance horse property, 1 hour from Melbourne in Victoria.Exciting... Read more

Farm Hand

Yarraman Pastoral Company Bigga, New South Wales

Published: 24th January 2020

Looking for a few workers to join us for a few weeks. More time may be awarded pending performance.We have a sheep... Read more

Volunteer At Ryders Horse Riding Tours

Ryders Horse Riding Tours Labertouche, Melbourne

Published: 16th December 2019

Positions available at Ryder’s Horse Riding Tours. Ryder’s has been in operation for over ten years and has taken... Read more


Scott Singleton Racing Pty ltd Scone, New South Wales

Published: 13th December 2019

Stablehand at Scott Singleton Racing based at Scone NSW, depending on horse experience general duties mucking out... Read more

Stablehand/horse Rider

Acacia Ridge Stud Yankalilla, South Australia

Published: 4th December 2019

We are looking for one or two people to help on our sporthorse stud on the beautiful Fleurieu peninsular, we have an... Read more


Connect Northern Rivers Bowral, New South Wales

Published: 27th November 2019

Our client has a position for an experienced groom/stable hand to work in a highly respectable dressage yard located... Read more

2nd Year


Andrew18 Bennett Springs, Perth

Published: 16th November 2019

Stablehand required for racing stables in Bennett Springs, near PERTH.This is a live-in position.Duties include-... Read more

Horse Stud Volunteer Work

Friesian Dreams Mount Jagged, South Australia

Published: 7th November 2019

Due to a cancellation we are looking for help straight awayWe are a Friesian Horse stud and are looking for some... Read more

Stablehand/horse Rider

Acacia Ridge Stud Yankalilla, South Australia

Published: 4th November 2019

We are looking for a person to help on our sporthorse stud on the beautiful Fleurieu peninsular, we have an 80 acre... Read more

Horse Handler/stablehand

Cameron Crockett Racing Scone, New South Wales

Published: 23rd October 2019

Postitions available for ground staff at our Scone stables.We have a position available for a groom/horse handler.... Read more

Stud Groom

Coldstream Park Coldstream, Victoria

Published: 4th October 2019

Warmblood horse stud in Yarra Valley Victoria currently looking for someone experienced with horse work who is... Read more

Stable Hand

Pullicino harness racing stables Mallala, South Australia

Published: 3rd September 2019

Working with race horses Read more

Nanny/au Pair

Penney Monto, Queensland

Published: 16th July 2019

I am looking for someone who can live in with myself and my 3 children. The eldest girl Grace is 8yr old Annabel is... Read more

Stable Hand / Groom

Byron Equestrian BYRON bay, Byron Bay

Published: 6th June 2019

Calling all horse enthusiasts!We are seeking an experienced and committed person to join our great little team... Read more

Stable Hand

Clancameron Stables Ingleside, New South Wales

Published: 22nd May 2019

Weekend Stable Hand required. Private agistment facility Northern Beaches. 7 horses. 2 hours am shift; 1 hour pm... Read more

Cattle Station Nq

Bamboo Pasteral Bungalow, Cairns

Published: 13th May 2019

Experience an outback working cattle station it’s animals and natural beauty in North Queensland.(not a tourist... Read more

Station Hand Labour

Johnson Hughenden, Queensland

Published: 2nd May 2019

Station hand workFencing yard building welding machinery operating eg loader skid steer fork lift cattle mustering... Read more

2nd Year

Stable Hand / Trackrider

John Salanitri Racing Caulfield, Melbourne

Published: 26th March 2019

Experienced Track Rider/Stable Hand required for Caulfield based Racing Stable, if you have the relevant experience... Read more

Stablehand - With Accommodation

Wayne Austin Racing East Kurrajong, New South Wales

Published: 18th March 2019

Full-time live in position available for an experienced stablehand/rider based in the Hawkesbury region of NSW close... Read more

Fun Loving Family

Thomas Harkaway, Melbourne

Published: 27th February 2019

Hi my name is William Thomas. I am 9 years old. I have a little sister called Amelia and she is 5.Our beautiful... Read more

Stable Hand/groom

jolong park Bangholme, Victoria

Published: 22nd February 2019

Position: Stable hand / GroomLive in position available on a dressage/ performance horse property, 40 mins from... Read more


Grandview Stud Pty Ltd Peak Crossing, Brisbane

Published: 3rd February 2019

Fulltime stablehand/farmhand position available in Peak Crossing just outside Ipswich in South East Queensland.... Read more

Stable Hand - Live In

wayne Austin Racing EAST KURRAJONG, New South Wales

Published: 1st February 2019

Full-time live in position available for an experienced horse person/stablehand based in the Hawkesbury region of NSW... Read more

Epic Surf Shop Position - Come Join Us!

Epic Ocean Adventures Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast

Published: 13th December 2018

We are a Surf & Adventure Shop in Rainbow Beach, who run daily tours to the beautiful Double Island for Kayaking,... Read more

Horse Riding Coach (or Trainee)

National Equestrian Centre Weston, Canberra

Published: 8th November 2018

HORSE RIDING COACH (OR TRAINEE)If you are passionate about horses, enjoy the hard work involved in good horse... Read more

Auntie Needed - Must Love Books, Horses, Sarcasm, And Cuddles!

Stephens Caroline Springs, Melbourne

Published: 21st October 2018

Please note: we can only accept applications if you have a WHV (working holiday visa).Hi! What are you doing for... Read more

Track Rider At Horse Racing Stable, Sydney

Cummings Racing Kensington, Sydney

Published: 15th October 2018

We are looking for people with Horse Riding experience, prefereably in a Horse Racing stable, to ride between six and... Read more


Sedgman emerald, Queensland

Published: 9th October 2018

We are looking for our next experienced Aupair. Immediate start.would love someone with horse riding experience,... Read more

2nd Year

Stable Hand / Horse Handling

George Wright Racing Parkes, New South Wales

Published: 2nd October 2018

We are looking for a motivated, hard working backpacker to join us at our thoroughbred racing stables in Parkes.... Read more

Stable Hand

Waugoola pastoral Canowindra, New South Wales

Published: 14th September 2018

Stable hand wanted for cattle/horse operation, must have horse experience, don’t have to be the best rider, wage... Read more

2nd Year

Experience Track Rider/ Stablehand

Smiley Chan Racing Cranbourne, Victoria

Published: 20th August 2018

Track Rider: (Part time)Smiley Chan Racing Stable at Cranbourne is looking for a part time track rider on the... Read more

Stable Hand Position On A Harness Racing Stables

Abrahams Shepparton, Victoria

Published: 7th August 2018

Stable hand position available at our Harness Racing stable.Second Year Visa Eligable!!You will be required... Read more

2nd Year

Stable Hand And Housekeeping Back Packer

(None) POMONA, Sunshine Coast

Published: 2nd July 2018

I need someone who can clean 3 stables put horses into paddocks of a morning and bring in in the afternoon and keep... Read more

Au Pair / Mothers Help

McLachlan Tuerong, Melbourne

Published: 27th June 2018

Start: Monday 23rd July. 6 months minimum. Payment generous.We are a busy, energetic, warm, fun, loving family of... Read more

Temporary Groom

Oakvillle Equestrian MARAYLYA, New South Wales

Published: 21st May 2018

Oakville Equestrian Centre require the services of a temporary groom for our busy but fun yard close to Sydney.... Read more

Au Pair And All Round Girl/boy Friday

Crozier Altona, Melbourne

Published: 17th April 2018

****Start immediately ****aprox $300 + per week****minimum 3 months stay.We are looking for our next fabulous... Read more

Family Assistant/au Pair

Crozier Altona, Melbourne

Published: 5th April 2018

****Start 14th April 2018****aprox $300 + per week****minimum 3 months stay.We are looking for our next... Read more

Live-in Groom, Manager, Stable Hand

Windarra Park Annangrove, Sydney

Published: 22nd March 2018

Live in position at Annangrove, NSW for 3 months with view for longer if working out. We are looking for a groom to... Read more

Demi Pair Home Helper

Aleemear lodge Westonia, Western Australia

Published: 20th March 2018

We are a horse stud on a large propertyIn rural waWe require help around property and homeWe have 2 children... Read more

Farm /horse Help

Hayes Killaloe, Cairns

Published: 12th March 2018

This is not a paid position it is free camping in return for gardening labour and horse chores.I Have a small... Read more

Horse Stud Hand

Serene Lodge Kendall, New South Wales

Published: 12th February 2018

2 persons required to work on thoroughbred horse stud, casual40 hours per week, may include weekend work.... Read more

Horse Stablehands Require (sydney)

Gai Waterhouse Racing KENSINGTON, Sydney

Published: 12th February 2018

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott Racing have stablehand positions available working in one of Australia's largest and... Read more

Noosa Hinterland Live In Position

Bellhaven Stud Noosa, Sunshine Coast

Published: 8th January 2018

Woofer position available at Noosa hinterland horse stud. 6 days a week. Jobs which you would be required to do may... Read more

Stable Hand / Housekeeping 2nd Year Visa For Female

Burragillo Moree, New South Wales

Published: 6th December 2017

Postition available for Female looking to extend Visa. Applicant must be honest, energetic and have Horse... Read more

2nd Year

Stablehands Required For Caulfield Stable

Aquanita Racing Caulfield, Melbourne

Published: 16th October 2017

Stablehands required for Caulfield horse racing stable. No horse experience required but must be prepared for... Read more

Horse Stud Farm And Stablehand

Jakeiro Equibusiness Bulahdelah, New South Wales

Published: 5th October 2017

Full time position available at horse stud. Located Bulahhdelah NSW. One hour north of Newcastle, two and a half... Read more

Polo Groom

Backpacker Gheringhap, Victoria

Published: 14th September 2017

Opportunity for someone to join our fun loving and hard working crew for the 2017/2018 season on a beautiful... Read more

Stablehand/racehorse Strapper

Forest Lodge Racing Pty Ltd Miners Rest, Victoria

Published: 14th September 2017

Darren Weir Racing has several positions available for experienced horse people to join one ofour three racehorse... Read more

2nd Year

Farm Hand

Clarence Armidale - Kempsey area, New South Wales

Published: 18th August 2017

Would you like to experience Australian life on a working cattle property in the upper Macleay river on the beautiful... Read more

Horse And Cattle Farm

Hunt Rockhampton central Qld , Queensland

Published: 14th August 2017

Australian Stock Horse and Quarter Horse Stud in Central Qld has a position for one female as a stable hand groom to... Read more

Farm/stable Hand

Raheen Stud Gladfield , Queensland

Published: 10th August 2017

A horse stud 1.5hrs west of Brisbane is looking for an experienced horse person/s to work on the farm. Accom and... Read more

2nd Year


Keribee Dressage Clare, South Australia

Published: 5th August 2017

Stablehand/Groom/Rider needed for small Dressage and polo stable in the Clare Valley, South Australia (position for... Read more

Horse Racing Stablehand


Published: 3rd August 2017

Full time positions available. Above award wages. Horse/equestrian/farm experience preferred but not essential.... Read more

2nd Year

Stable Hand/groom

Moroney Logan Village, Queensland

Published: 1st August 2017

Sierra Lodge is a boutique equestrian agistment and training centre located 30mins from the Gold Coast and Brisbane,... Read more

Housekeeper / Horse Groom

Spring Park Station Tamworth, New South Wales

Published: 10th July 2017

General housekeeping- cleaning, washing, ironing and cooking for family of 4 ( Parents and 2 girls aged 10 and... Read more

Stable Hand In Beautiful Yard Sydney Northern Beaches

Kallaroo Equestrian Northern Beaches, Sydney

Published: 26th June 2017

Looking for 2 x strong enthusiastic stableshands to joinfriendly busy yard in Sydney’snorthern beahes.... Read more

Horse / Cattle Women And Home Help

Lazy D Performance Horses Stanwell, Queensland

Published: 12th April 2017

Lazy D Performance Horses in Central Qld has a position for one female stable hand / groom to be part of our small... Read more

Station Hand

Wyoming Station Charleville, Queensland

Published: 1st April 2017

Wyoming Station in South West Queensland has vacancy for volunteers seeking a chance to work with horses on a large... Read more

Gardener/labourer X2

Equella Stud Merricks North, Victoria

Published: 13th March 2017

Are you hardworking, reliable and looking for a casual I day per week job.We are looking for 2... Read more

Polo Horse Groom

Timor Polo MURRURUNDI , New South Wales

Published: 5th February 2017

We are looking for experienced horse riders to become part of a polo club organisation. Duties include exercising... Read more

2nd Year


Mack Whittlesea , Melbourne

Published: 26th January 2017

Stablehand at top dressage and jumping stable. Excellent accomodation in family home. Some use of a car. Be part of... Read more

Capable Horse Rider

Blue Mountains Horse Riding Adventures Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains

Published: 9th December 2016

Love to work with Horses?We need extra horse riding staff. Work includes weekends, school holidays and midweek... Read more

2nd Year

Au Pair Or "bro Pair" Wanted** Victoria

Tiny Tot Nannies Gisbourne, gisbourne

Published: 10th October 2016

**AU PAIR JOB GISBOURNE, VICTORIA**Family of 5 are searching for their next big sister or big brother!-You... Read more

Trail Riding Guide

Blue Mountains Horse Riding Adventures Megalong Valley , New South Wales

Published: 13th September 2016

Love to work with Horses?We need extra horse riding staff. Work includes weekends, school holidays and midweek... Read more

2nd Year

Urgent Start - Experienced Dressage Groom Needed.

McKinnon Sport Horses Southern Highlands NSW, New South Wales

Published: 20th August 2016

We are looking for a dressage/show horse groom with the following qualitiesHardworking, capable of handling large... Read more

2nd Year

Polo Horse Groom

Timor Polo 2338, New South Wales

Published: 18th August 2016

Experienced horse riders/grooms needed for the upcoming polo season. Must have significant past horse experience.... Read more

2nd Year

Position Vacant For Couple In Contract Mustering Crew, Camp Cook/ Stockman.

Cob n Co Contracting Daly Waters, Darwin

Published: 11th August 2016

Hello,We are needing a couple to join our contract mustering crew based at Daly Waters, NT. The crew consists of 8... Read more

2nd Year

Capable Horse Rider/stable Hand Available Asap

Harris Anywhere

Published: 21st July 2016

My name is Katy, I'm 22 years old from the UK. I'm looking to work with horses, be it on a cattle ranch, a... Read more

2nd Year

Horse Training/ Riding/ Farmstay

Kennedy Calico Creek, Sunshine Coast

Published: 12th July 2016

WANTED EXPERIENCED HORSE RIDERExperienced Horse rider to ride and train horsesOur property is set in the... Read more

2nd Year

Horse Ranch In Ballina

Mitchell Wardell, New South Wales

Published: 3rd July 2016

Volunteer Helpers needed on Horse Ranch 5 hrs a day 5 days a week.Live in position.In exchange you will learn... Read more

Stable Hand / Babysitter

KP Performance Horses  Kelso, Queensland

Published: 1st June 2016

Hi there, I'm Katrina & I own and operate KP Performance Horses. We have 20 acres of land with stables and arena.... Read more

Au Pair

Witney Central Coast, Central Coast

Published: 10th May 2016

HiWe have 2 girls aged 9&8, 2 puppies, 3 cats!Busy house as we enjoy being outdoors. Girls are active enjoying... Read more

Stable Hand

Hickman racing Warwick farm, Sydney

Published: 5th May 2016

Warwick farm racecourse horse workNeed to be hard working salary per hourStart 4-9 am and 2.30-4.30Must be... Read more

Stable Hand

Peckham North Arm Cove, Newcastle

Published: 21st April 2016

MUST HAVE HORSE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE TO APPLYLive in Stable Hand/Yard Person position 1hr north of Newcastle in a... Read more

Stable & Farm Helper

peckham North Arm Cove,

Published: 21st April 2016

MUST HAVE HORSE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE TO APPLYLive in Stable Hand/Yard Person position 1hr north of Newcastle in a... Read more

Live In Nanny + Stable Hand

Meehan Ninderry, Queensland

Published: 20th April 2016

Free accomodation on beautiful horse property 10 minutes from Coolum Beach. Offering free accomodation, meals and... Read more

Stable Hand/ Young Horse Rider

Angus Kelly equine Near scone, New South Wales

Published: 13th March 2016

Stable hand/ Young horse riderLooking for someone to join our small team at our breaking yard in the Upper... Read more

2nd Year

Au Pair On 1,000 Acre Beef Farm 1 Hour East Melbourne

Braelands Beef & Lamb P/L Myrniong, Myrniong

Published: 8th March 2016

Au pair required for start of July for busy and easy going family on 1,000 acre beef farm 1 hour west of Melbourne.... Read more

2nd Year

Horse Groom

Broken Arrow Wamboin, Canberra

Published: 22nd February 2016

We require an experienced horse person to work on our stock horse stud. General duties will include feeding,... Read more

Live In Stablehand/ Groom

The Cottage Cranbounre South, Victoria

Published: 20th February 2016

Live in position available on a performance horse property in Victoria.Exciting opportunity for backpackers who... Read more

Stable Hand

A P Williamson Racing Glasshouse mountains, Sunshine Coast

Published: 18th February 2016

Must have horse experiance. Free acommadation plus meals. Plus a weekly wage. Read more

Experienced Horse Groom- Couples Accepted

Premiere Pony Parties Yarramundi, Sydney

Published: 6th January 2016

Highly experienced horse groom required for a busy and varied role in Sydney.The successful applicant must be... Read more

Horse Groom

Broken Arrow Anywhere

Published: 28th December 2015

We require an experienced horse person to work on our stock horse stud. General duties will include exercising and... Read more

2nd Year


Exmoor Anywhere

Published: 10th December 2015

HelloWe are a family 6 and are seeking a live in lovely, energetic, experienced nanny to join our family in 2016.... Read more

Child Care/cleaning/horse Riding

edwards banana shire, Queensland

Published: 10th December 2015

Child care during school holidays/ house keeping / would suit person able to ride a horse as it is on a cattle... Read more

2nd Year

Stable Hand/ Cleaner 2nd Year Visa

christie Tynong, Victoria

Published: 18th November 2015

45 Mins from MelbourneThis a position for a happy fun to be with horse person looking to gain there 2nd year visa... Read more

2nd Year

Stablehand Wanted

Strathwood Park Racing Stables strathalbyn, South Australia

Published: 13th November 2015

We are a medium size racing stable looking for a stablehand to help with general yard duties, mainly feeding,... Read more

2nd Year

Farm Hand, Gardening, Au Pair

Ferguson Anywhere

Published: 12th November 2015

Single person required ASAP on a family farm near Toowoomba.Your day would involve some , gardening , looking after... Read more

2nd Year

Rural Training - On The Job Training - Farm Hand - Cattle And Horse Stud

Goticopark Blayney, Blayney

Published: 7th November 2015

Are you interested in getting some farm experience, from fencing, drafting cattle, working with horses to sheep... Read more


Dan O'Sullivan Racing Pty Ltd Miners Rest (near Ballarat), Ballarat

Published: 18th August 2015

Seeking someone special to help us with childcare/housekeeping and stablehand duties.Our family consists of dad,... Read more

Horse Riding Jobs in Australia

Horse Riding Jobs Australia
Horse Riding Jobs

Working with horses is sometimes tiring work, but more importantly it is incredibly rewarding. In Australia, there are many different equestrian jobs available for those looking to work with horses, available for all kinds of people.

This isn't a job you'll just be able to take up with no experience, but if you've already spent years horse riding then a career as a rider in Australia can be an exciting and well-paid endeavour. Horse riding jobs will require a rider that's able to handle horses that are both young and inexperienced, as well as older horses already being ridden professionally. Australia is a land of many different terrains, so riders will be expected to be able to handle track work, bush work and beach work with equal levels of skill.

The exact specifications will depend on the rider job you are applying for, but it's likely that other qualifications will be expected too. These might include basic first aid skills, and a track record of skilled riding proven through certificates or awards.

Working on a stable

If you love the outdoors, or the thought of the peaceful yet interesting lifestyle that comes with working on a farm, equestrian jobs really are the perfect choice. Such jobs will often require minimum experience but will provide a varied and busy day to day routine. Working as a stablehand will also often mean your accommodation and food is provided for you, as due to the nature of the role that might well require early morning hours, many farms and stables look for live-in staff. It's a great opportunity to socialise with fellow workers and your host family. Full training will usually be required, but again there may be some qualifications needed, such as a driving licence, as larger farms will require helpers to drive across longer distances with tools or supplies.

For those who want to work exclusively with horses, there are jobs available in stables across Australia, especially for those interested in working as a stablehand. Working as a stablehand will normally involve reporting to a higher member of staff, and carrying out all sorts of everyday duties. These might include feeding the horses, cleaning out the stables and bringing in new bedding, as well as interacting with others visiting or using the stables such as vets and horse riders.

If you choose to work on a farm rather than in a stable, it's highly likely you will spend a lot of your time tending to the horses, but there will also likely be opportunity to work with other animals too - so if you're not insistent on working exclusively with horses this is another good idea.

For backpackers in Australia, equestrian work comes with another advantage. It is usually suitable for the Australian second year visa extension scheme. The scheme allows those visiting Australia on a working holiday visa to stay in this beautiful country for a little while longer, and carrying out stable work is a great way to ensure you've got a flexible, simple job that will allow you to make the most of your time here.