Outriders are responsible for the orderly conduct of horses on the race course during training and racing hours. The outriders will escort to the post all horses starting in any race, and will remain on duty until all horses on that program have been returned to their handlers. Responsible for supporting the Company’s mission, vision, and values by providing fun and games like no place else, and adheres to the Canterbury Way by focusing on our core values of family, fun, integrity, and community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead by example.
Responsible for maintaining a high degree of hospitality, as well as a positive and professional demeanor at all times.
Creates high levels of morale, fosters teamwork, inspires collaboration, and provides suggestions for growth to management.
Escort horses from the paddock to the starting gate
Capture a horse that no longer has a rider
At least One (1) year of experience as an Outrider
Must provide own horse(s), khaki-colored work pants and riding boots.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers and horsepeople.
Ability to maintain a calm, composed presence in an often challenging environment where multiple tasks and events may occur simultaneously.
The highest of moral integrity and a strong work ethic.
Must be able to pass Canterbury Park’s pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check and verification of work history.
Must be able to attain a Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) license.
As a requirement of HISA, must complete on an annual basis at least 2 hours safety and outrider protocol training provided by Canterbury Park prior to the beginning of the current meet.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a flexible working schedule, which may include nights and weekends during the live race season May – September.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and sit throughout the assigned shift.
Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.
Requires frequent wrist and hand use.