Equestrian athlete - Salary and Career
Professional Athletes

Equestrian athlete - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They take part as professionals in sports competitions and competitions. Participate, individually or collectively, in sports competitions, on a professional basis.

How much does an Equestrian athlete earn

A Equestrian athlete earns between $1.397 and $3.185 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.857 and a median salary of $1.800 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 28 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Equestrian athlete

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.857 22.282 464 9
1º Quartile 1.397 16.767 349 7
Median Salary 1.800 21.600 450 8
3º Quartile 2.429 29.153 607 11
Higher Salary 3.185 38.226 796 15


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • athletes, sportsmen
        • professional athletes

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Main workplaces

Professional Athletes professionals work in clubs, sports associations, academies, public administration bodies dedicated to sports, teaching, etc. There are no common rules for all types of sport. In order to become professional, they follow specific rules of the sports associations to which they are linked, building, therefore, different trajectories, based on different combinations between time spent in the sport, participation in games and events, awards, etc. Most work as self-employed, at irregular hours. In some activities, some professionals may be subjected to special working conditions, such as psychological pressure, intense noise and high temperatures, as well as staying in uncomfortable positions for long periods.


What does it take to work in the field of Professional Athletes

Formal schooling is not a precondition for the exercise of this family's occupations. The practical training of professional athletes can take place either through training and exercises performed individually and/or collectively, in general, under the supervision of coaches or technicians, or through participation in tests, competitions, games and contests.


Functions and activities of Equestrian athlete

Professional Athletes must:

  • participate in official sports competitions;
  • prepare your physique for competitions;
  • prepare psychologically for competition;
  • knowing sports rules and regulations;
  • define career goals and objectives in the modality;
  • develop strategies and tactics for the competition;
  • preparing psychologically for competition;
  • setting career goals and objectives in the sport;
  • prepare the physique for competitions;
  • set career goals and objectives in the modality;
  • prepare psychologically for competition;
  • prepare the physicist for competitions;
  • prepare the physicist for competition;
  • know the rules and regulations of sport;
  • prepare psychologically for competitions;
  • prepare psychologically for competitions;
  • knowing the rules and regulations of sport;
  • set goals and career objectives in the sport;
  • set career goals and objectives in the sport;
  • preparing psychologically for competition;
  • define career goals and objectives in the modality;
  • setting career goals and objectives in sport;
  • participate in official sport competitions;
  • prepare physicist for competition;
  • prepare yourself psychologically for competitions;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • maintain nutritional preparation;
  • participate in official sports competition;
  • update technical preparation;
  • prepare physicist for competitions;
  • develop strategies and tactics for competition;
  • update the technical preparation;
  • update technical readiness;

  • Activities

    • participate in social programs;
    • train memorization;
    • train relaxation;
    • be sociable;
    • train visualization;
    • avoid the ingestion of substances harmful to sports practice;
    • practice agility training;
    • maintain a good relationship with the media;
    • practice sport specific physical training;
    • prepare yourself to react to adverse situations;
    • practice flexibility training;
    • evaluate the type of lane and track of the racetrack;
    • simulate plays in training;
    • know the competition venue;
    • entry in a timely manner;
    • work as a team;
    • know the penalties of the sport;
    • control weight;
    • master the portuguese language;
    • simulate game and competition situations;
    • use specific implements of the modality;
    • have courage;
    • have the ability to deal with defeat;
    • periodize training;
    • participate in courses and lectures in the sport;
    • analyze the competition calendar of the modality;
    • register in a timely manner;
    • participate in exchange programs;
    • periodize training;
    • practice reflex training;
    • seek incentives and sponsorships;
    • technically analyze the opponent;
    • be dedicated;
    • using the rules;
    • practice strength training;
    • drive the animal;
    • follow the nutritional program established by the nutritionist;
    • exploit your opponent's weaknesses;
    • maintain self-esteem;
    • training under psychological pressure;
    • knowing the penalties of the sport;
    • follow a physical preparation program with professional guidance;
    • setting target competitions;
    • have grit;
    • set target competitions;
    • respect coach, referees and athletes;
    • prepare automobile equipment for competition;
    • submit psychological assessment;
    • know the competition regulations;
    • evaluate the type of lane and racetrack track;
    • submit to specific tests to identify deficiencies in minerals and vitamins;
    • have a spirit of leadership;
    • be determined;
    • maintain self-confidence;
    • develop the specific means for executing the strategy;
    • submit psychological evaluation;
    • training concentration;
    • use the appropriate sporting material to the characteristics of the competition venue;
    • maintain emotional balance;
    • analyze the physical and climatic conditions of the competition venue;
    • consult a nutritionist;
    • know the type of floor of the competition venue;
    • have humility;
    • make decisions;
    • analyze opponent's behavior;
    • train concentration;
    • practice blast training;
    • train regularly;
    • set results goals for short, medium and long term;
    • define your own competition style;
    • be ethical;
    • analyze opponent behavior;
    • practice the technical fundamentals of the sport;
    • update yourself periodically;
    • respect the rules;
    • use the appropriate material for the sport;
    • submit physical and medical evaluation;
    • correct technical deficiencies;
    • undo opponent's strengths;
    • practice speed training;
    • knowing the sport score;
    • submit specific tests to identify deficiencies in minerals and vitamins;
    • prepare the animal for competition;
    • be affiliated with the entities responsible for the sport (conf., feder., associations.);
    • have perseverance;
    • replenish fluid during and after training and competition;
    • sign up in a timely manner;
    • practicing muscular resistance exercises;
    • diagnose technical deficiencies;
    • practice specific physical training of the modality;
    • submit to the official weigh-in;
    • set the target competitions;
    • be affiliated with the entities responsible for the sport (cf., feder., associations.);
    • practice sport-specific physical training;
    • training relaxation;
    • participate in unofficial tournaments and competitions;
    • be disciplined;
    • prepare yourself psychologically for competitions;
    • training regularly;
    • develop specific means to execute the strategy;
    • use sports equipment appropriate to the characteristics of the competition venue;
    • follow high-level sporting events;
    • analyze the natural obstacles of the competition site;
    • follow the updated technical instructions;
    • have a leadership spirit;
    • send implement for gauging;
    • be serious;
    • analyze the opposing animal;
    • participating in technical conferences of the sport;
    • submit yourself to the follow-up of a sports psychologist;
    • plan training schedule;
    • practicing muscular endurance exercises;
    • practice reflex training;
    • know the type of flooring at the competition venue;
    • follow the schedules predetermined by the organizing committee;
    • submit to the official weigh-in;
    • plan a training schedule;
    • explore the best positioning for performance within the competition area;
    • adapt to the lifestyle required by the profession;
    • training breathing;


    Sectors that hire Equestrian athlete the most in the job market

    • horse breeding
    • breeding cattle for beef
    • retailer of fuels for motor vehicles
    • physical conditioning activities
    • egg production
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • breeding cattle for milk
    • hotels
    • cultivation of other temporary crop plants
    • temporary labor lease




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