Stud and Stable Manager



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What is a Stud & Stable Manager? 

Horse racing is a huge industry in SA. It’s growing and contributes a lot to our national economy.  

Stud and Stable Managers are equine (horse) specialists who look after and manage the horses while they’re in the stables. 

What does a Stud & Stable Manager do?

  • feeds and cleans horses
  • makes sure saddles and equipment are in good working order
  • assists during foaling (breeding) season
  • detects diseases or injuries
  • consults with veterinarians when necessary
  • constantly learning more about horses
  • keeps up to date with info and technology
  • manages stable staff

Are you . . . ?

  • you fit and healthy?
  • passionate about horses?
  • caring?
  • willing to work long and unusual hours?
  • a good horse rider?
  • willing to work in remote areas if necessary?
  • reliable?
  • observant?

How do I become a Stud & Stable Manager? 

There are many options depending on what you want to study. Here are a few to consider:


National Diploma in Equine Science




  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Horse Trainer … or … Animal Nutritionist

Is becoming a Stud & Stable Manager the right career choice for me?


Qualification Required Work Outdoors