Assists with handling of horses and maintaining and cleaning stables.
Training time 36 weeks
Average pay $31,333
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,500

What does a Stablehand do?

  • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming
  • attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
  • cleaning stables, storing bedding 
  • performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences


  • Horse Stud Worker
  • Track Rider

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Racing Industry
Certificate III in Racing (Trackwork Rider)
Certificate II in Equine Studies
Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)
Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
Certificate I in Racing (Stablehand)
Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
Certificate III in Racing Services (Cadet Steward)
Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
Diploma of Equitation Science
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