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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, full-time (70 hours per week)


                                                Work will occur on the following dates only in 2024:



·      April Season Opener – April 17 to 21

·      Spring Festival – April 24 to 28

·      Canadian Premier – May 22 to 26

·      BC Open – May 29 to June 2

·      West Coast Classic – June 26 to 30

·      Western Family – July 3 to 7

·      Summer Fort Welcome – Aug 7 to 11

·      Summer Fort Classic – Aug 14 to 18

·      Harvest Celebration – Sept 11-15

·      BCHJA Fall Finale – Sept 18 to 22


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].



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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