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Tournament Technical Advisor and Paddock Manager

Website Thunderbird Show Park Ltd.


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)

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 [email protected]


Work will occur on the following dates only in 2021:

•West Coast Classic – June 28 to July 4
•Western Family – July 5 to July 11
•Summer Fort Welcome – Aug 09 to Aug 15
•Summer Fort Classic – Aug 16 to Aug 22
•Summer Fort Festival – Aug 23 to Aug 29
•BCHJA Fall Finale – Sept 20 to Sept 26
•Harvest Welcome – Sept 29 to Oct 3

Work will occur on the following dates only in 2022:

•April Season Opener – April 20 to April 24
•Canadian Premier – May 24 to May 29
•BC Open – May 31 to June 5
•West Coast Classic – June 29 to July 3
•Western Family – July 6 to July 10
•Summer Fort Welcome – Aug 10 to Aug 14
•Summer Fort Classic – Aug 16 to Aug 21
•Summer Fort Festival – Aug 23 to Aug 28
•BCHJA Fall Finale – Sept 21 to Sept 25
•Harvest Celebration – Sept 27-Oct 2

 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.


REQUIREMENTS. The successful applicant will possess, at a minimum, the following skills and experience:

  • 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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