New Role - Operations Manager

Job Posted 15.02.2022


This is a new and exciting role for our expanding business based in the Hunter Valley. We are looking for an Operations Manager to coordinate and assist with the overseeing of our organization’s operations. The successful applicant will be an experienced team leader, who is seeking new challenges with a progressive, professional, broodmare and sales consigning farm. 

While this role would be the most senior on farm you will work closely alongside the Broodmare & Yearling managers in day-to-day farm duties. 

The farm manages approximately 60 resident mares, consigns approximately 55 yearlings per year and foals approximately 90 mares per year.

The role is well supported by hands-on owners. The hours of work are most likely less, and potentially more flexible than that of a large commercial stud. Therefore, this may be a role that is suitable for someone ambitious, who has family commitments.

The specific duties of this role include operational farm strategy, improving performance and health and safety compliance. You should also be ready to mentor your team members, find ways to increase the quality of customer service and implement best practices across all levels.


  • Growing the efficiency of the organization by enhancing processes and procedures
  • Improve operational management systems, processes and best practices
  • Communicating with service providers, staff and management to maintain proper organisation
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPI’s
  • Maintaining staff morale through positive communication
  • Work with Management to supervise and better assist Broodmare and Yearling Managers as required
  • Overseeing farm health and safety requirements


  • Proven work experience as a Broodmare/Yearling or prior Operations Manager or similar role
  • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Excellent horse handling skills and knowledge across all areas of a busy thoroughbred farm


  • A salary to reflect experience
  • Good hours – time to enjoy life away from work
  • An excellent agistment package will be provided allowing for your own trading
  • The opportunity to be part of a growing business and the potential that provides
  • Opportunity to learn and be more involved in the business end of “the business”


Please apply with CV in strictest confidence to

Applications close 15th March 2022

Start date flexible

New Role - Draft Managers

Job Posted 17.09.2020

2021 will see Lime Country Thoroughbreds present approximately 60 yearlings across four sales. This year we are looking for three people who are ready for a step up to being our “Draft Managers” for the Lime Country Classic, Melbourne Premier and Easter sales.

The right people will need to be confident on the lead with both colts and fillies and be looking for a role that sits between sales team member and Yearling Manager. This is a perfect role for experienced and ambitious young people or those with all the experience already who would like to button back for a season from the responsibility of Yearling Manager.

The Draft Managers will work closely with the owners around daily management of their draft, be the hands-on point of contact for vets, farriers and other specialist service providers as well as the go to person for the team members working in your draft.

You will need the confidence to work with the owners to plan your drafts daily schedule, be responsible for record keeping, participate in planning meetings with all senior staff on farm and have the desire to present an exceptional draft of horses that we can all be proud of.
In addition, we will be looking for four yearling team members to join our existing team for the season. You may also be involved in the recruitment of those people to ensure a great team for the season.

In return we offer the opportunity to further your education, skill, craft and understanding of yearling preparation, development, and management. In addition, there will be accommodation on farm, an excellent remuneration package and user-friendly hours. These will be challenging roles but excellent ones for people who wish to learn as much as possible rather than being a cog in a bigger machine for the 20/21 season.

Any of these three roles could provide the opportunity for promotion into a future Yearling Manger’s position at Lime Country or if preferred would finish at the end of the contract.
NB: All farm staff attending sales will be paid casual sales staff rates while at sales.

PS: Loads of great pubs, dining, shopping and things to do within a 4km radius. Best of all the beach is only 50 minutes away, a summer close to Sydney isn't all bad...

Please apply with CV and references in strictest confidence by email to


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