Exciting Employment Opportunity: Assistant Stud Manager – Position Available


An exceptional opportunity has arisen at Widden Stud Australia in the Upper Hunter, NSW. An opening exists for a talented individual to step into a leadership role as the Assistant Stud Manager.

The candidate will have the opportunity to learn from two highly experienced Stud Managers and receive comprehensive mentorship.


Excellent Salary Package: We offer a competitive and rewarding salary to recognize your skills and expertise.

Accommodation Provided: On farm accommodation and extras including utilities, internet and Pay TV free of charge.

Ongoing Self-Development Training: Access to continuous self-development training to enhance your skills and stay ahead in your professional journey.

Be part of the Management Team.


As the incoming assistant manager, you will work closely with our current leadership group during the transitional period, gaining invaluable insights into the role and what would be required of you.

You would be responsible for overseeing daily operations and leading a dynamic team, while reporting to the Stud Manager, and your key duties would include, but not be limited to:

  • Foal conformation checks for surgical procedures;

  • Working closely with our resident veterinarian and administration team to maintain records of all veterinary procedures incl. chest scans, deworming and foal vaccination programmes;

  • Ability to handle large groups during vetwork;

  • Understanding of the reproductive system and relevant vetwork, timing for covers etc;

  • Effectively administer treatments;

  • Feed runs and checking paddocks;

  • Handling foals / weanlings, as part of vetwork / farrier i.e. in the crush;

  • Overseeing quarantine procedures;

  • Sales preparation of weanlings and mares;

  • Foaling mares and postpartum care of the neonate.

You will also need to demonstrate the following

  • Leadership, communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities;

  • Effective time keeping and organisational skills, specifically with staff management and daily farm duties;

  • Organisational skills e.g. vetwork, farrier lists, staff etc;

  • Ability to work as part of a team and alone;

  • Punctuality, specifically with paperwork e.g. treatment sheets;

  • Ability to liaise with clients on professional level via email and telephone.

If you have the necessary skills and abilities to take on this exciting role and the drive to elevate your career, submit your resume and a cover letter to ben@widden.com.

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare yourself for a Senior Position on an internationally renowned commercial stud farm.