Candidates Wanted-Outrider/Marshal Position at Saratoga Harness

The Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association is currently accepting applications for the position of
outrider/marshal to assist with our racing program for the upcoming 2022 season.
Job Overview
The position covers each race day beginning approximately one half hour before the first post time until
the conclusion of the final race that day for our anticipated 150 day 2022 racing schedule with
responsibilities including:
. Helping to ensure the safety of all racing participants (both human and equine)
. Patrolling the racetrack during racing hours for debris and foreign objects
. Leading the post parade before each race
. Helping to turn horses to the gate or assist drivers with difficult horses when necessary
. Assisting with the gathering up of any loose horses on the track
Minimum Requirements
. There are no formal education requirements, candidates must be at least 18 years old.
. You must provide your tack and safety equipment as well as your own horse including transportation
to and from the track if not stabled on the grounds. On site stabling options will be considered if
necessary and acceptable by the applicant.
. Prior riding and horse handling experience will be factored into the candidate selection.
. Candidate must have a flexible schedule as race card dates/times are subject to change throughout the
year
. The position may require multiple people to cover the 150 dates so candidate must be willing to
coordinate scheduling with others.
Compensation Level
Compensation will be based on experience and related potential need to cover horse stabling costs with
a rate of $200 per race card ($30,000 per season) initially anticipated.
Contact Info
Resumes or other summaries including your contact information, previous experience and contact
information for any references can be dropped off at the stable gate or scan/emailed to SHHA at
[email protected] Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2021 with interviews
scheduled during December. Recommendations will then be presented by the Committee to the SHHA
Board for approval. Announcement of the positions is anticipated by early January.
Questions can be directed to Joe Battaglia (518)265-3539 or Scott Mongeon (518)527-7255, call or text.

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