Apprentice Farrier (Ref: 20005063)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong

The Department

Our Farrier Services Department has a team of farriers based at Sha Tin race course to provide dedicated farriery care to 1200 thoroughbred race horses within the Club.

We now have an opening for the position of Apprentice Farrier to join our team. The job holder will be required to undergo a 4 year and 3 month Farrier Training Program including weekly English and Fitness lessons.

This program will cover all aspects of farriery, and upon completion the candidate will be a competent Farrier that is responsible for providing a high standard of farriery care to all customers.

The job holder must be willing to work at the HKJC training facility in Conghua, China.

You will :

  • Provide support to the Master Farriers / Senior Farriers / Farrier 1s
  • Acquire and enhance knowledge and skills of farriery on the job and through self-study
  • Acquire basic knowledge of equine anatomy, forging skills, hoof balance, and common ailments and engage in ongoing education to complete the farrier training program in 4 years and 3 months
  • You should :

  • have completed Secondary 5 or equivalent
  • have horse handling experience (advantage but not essential)
  • like animals and enjoys working with horses
  • be reliable, confident, willing to learn, customer focused, a team player
  • have integrity, self-discipline, energy, teamwork attitude, good time management and interpersonal skills
  • have basic understanding of English; it would be an advantage as there will be possible opportunities to train overseas
  • Terms of Employment

    The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience


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