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Help with horses in Normandy

Country: France

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We're a French/English family from Normandy and we're looking for a volunteer (or two friends who can share a room) with experience/interest in horses and ponies and who'd like to stay with us for at least couple of months this summer (sorry but due to the World Equestrian Games taking place in Caen, we have an extremely busy schedule, so we will only consider hosting volunteers who are willing to come for a minimum stay of at least all of August and September 2014, as we have to get the property ready and will require help in the B&B during the games period). The help will be varied but will include painting, helping with breakfast/catering, helping with horses/ponies/poultry, cleaning and general being a team player!

In return for your help, we'll look after you as one of the family. You'll have a comfortable bedroom, with free WiFi access and great food. You must be able to live in a busy, noisy household with children (6, 9 and 12), three cats and a crazy little schnauzer! We ask our volunteers to participate in the general day to day stuff like laying/clearing the table, loading/unloading dishwasher etc...

Sorry, but we are unable to cater for special diets as we produce and eat our own meat, poultry and dairy produce. There's no smoking in the house or buildings but other than that, we are easy to get along with and like meeting people and sharing stories.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Type of help.

Language practise,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,


You must have some experience with handling horses/ponies and being around children, as our two girls (aged 12 and 8) have to help look after their ponies.

We have availability most of the time for short stays, but for the Summer of 2014, we can only accept volunteers who are able to stay for at least 2 months. Part of the help required will be to clean and paint stables, help clean saddlery, help with gardening etc so you will need to be happy to do some 'dirty' jobs......

Languages spoken

French, English


Bedroom with a bathroom adjacent. You will be able to share the rest of the house, which is huge, so there is plenty of space for all of us!

What else ...

We produce and eat our own meat, poultry and dairy produce and love eating healthy food so unfortunately we cannot cater for special diets, sorry. We are foodies and eating is important to us!

Initial short stay, extendable if we all get along!

Noisy, busy family household with 3 noisy cats and 3 small noisy children! Helpers are considered as a member of the family so will be expected to assist with things like laying and clearing the dinner table etc.....

Non smokers preferred.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected



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Freddy with helper Kelly
Freddy with helper Kelly
Host ref number: 11221312494a

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