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Tournament Technical Advisor and Paddock Manager

Langley, British Columbia V1M 3W8
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Date Posted: 05/17/2021 | Last Updated: 01/21/2022
Manager - Show Series, Other, Show/Event Staff
Positions Available:
Full Time, Temporary, Contract
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
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About The Facility
We operate an equestrian show jumping tournament business that is situated on 85 acres in Langley, British Columbia. We are a major presence in Canadian equestrian sports and were named one of Canada’s top 50 influencers in Equestrian Sport 2020 by Horse Sport magazine.
Job Description

Employer: Thunderbird Show Park Ltd.

Employer address: 24550 72nd Avenue Langley, BC V1M 3W8

Position name: Tournament Technical Advisor and Paddock Manager

Location of work: 24550 72nd Avenue Langley, BC V1M 3W8

Nature of position: Temporary (Contract) full-time (70 hours per week)

Work will occur on the following dates only in 2022:

• April Season Opener – April 18 to April 24
• Canadian Premier and BC Open – May 22 to June 6
• West Coast Classic and Western Family – June 27 to July 11
• Summer Fort Welcome, Summer Fort Classic, and Summer Fort Festival – August 7 - August 29

Wage: $4,250 per week [$50.00/hour for 40 hours a week and $75/hour for overtime]

Vacation: None

Language required: English, spoken and written

How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to

JOB DUTIES. The following duties will be performed in this position:

• Responsible for the direction and control of equestrian tournaments at Thunderbird Show Park;
• Responsible for the overall scheme and flow of the schedule of roughly 1000 horses on a daily basis;
• Responsible for creating detailed and integrated schedules which include many technical combinations using equine proprietary software that is specifically designed for integration between our FEI Internationally Sanctioned Tournaments, the United States Equestrian Governing Body, and the Canadian Equestrian Governing Body;
• Arrive on site at 5:30 am daily and gather the information from the overnight sign up platform and amalgamate the scheduling data into the daily ring schedule;
• Adjust schedules as necessary, and considering the hourly maintenance of the rings;
• take in variables such as temperature, wind, sun, rain and usage to determine when the schedule and footing can have grooming sessions;
• perform other event management duties as required;
• control entrants into the Grand Prix ring during televised events; and
• communicate directly with producer of televised events to coordinate entry of horses into event.
Job Requirements
• At least five years of experience in the management and coordination of equestrian tournaments is required;
• An affinity for horses is required; and
• Fluency in the rules and regulations of the governing bodies is required.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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