Horse Trails Manager

  • Permanent
  • Ref #390014AH
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Swaziland, Africa
  • Hospitality
Employer Description

A wildlife sanctuary located in Swaziland.

Job Description

Applicants that meet the requirements are invited to apply in the manner prescribed below.

Successful candidates will be required to reside in Swaziland.

Reports to: Operations Manager, Guided by General Manager


Main Roles : Operational management of Trails

Stable Management & Horse Training – including buildings and facilities, feedstocks, nutrition, and medical for 50+ horses

Transporting horses locally and cross border.

Acquisition of documentation and permits for import/export of horses, feed and equipment

Staff training and management

Asset and Equipment maintenance

Trail maintenance and development

Standards maintenance and improvement

Administration and Record maintenance

Ensuring compliance with company policies, procedures and regulations

Provide recommendations on product development

Budget and procurement management and development

Maintaining a good working relationship within the organization and with clients where appropriate.



Grade 12 certificate or equivalent. Adventure Guide or related qualification or training necessary, FGASA preferable. Equine Management, Training, and/or Behaviour qualification or adequate experience essential. Valid Driver’s License & Driving competence essential. Hospitality / tourism-related qualification is advantageous.


Advanced computer literacy essential. Community-based tourism experience advantageous. Fluency in English essential, siSwati advantageous. Equine proficiency, management, training, medical and nutrition experience essential. Trail Management and maintenance experience including hiking, horse trails, and mountain biking. Sound conservation ethics and eco-tourism guiding experience essential. Organization and management of multi-day trails including planning and managing fly camps, logistics, menus, catering. Staff management and training experience essential, with a proven track record in people and project management. Ability to work unsupervised – effective initiative and duty prioritization. Report writing, timekeeping, record management, statistics collection. Experience in effectively dealing with an international clientele, problem-solving, and complaint handling.

Salary / Package

R8000-R10000 Starting Salary.


Salary between R 8 000 and R 10 000 all depending on experience, package includes accommodation, 1 meal when on duty, uniform, cell phone allowance, work permits done by company. Currently during this Covid Pandemic staff have all take a salary cut since March 2020 so normally this position will be between R 12 000 and R 14 000. This can be worked towards as the market recovers in future.