Horseback Riding Organization in the Sacred Valley, Peru

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Peru

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple Karina Stijnen from The Netherlands and Yojan Boza from Peru and we have our daughter Gabriela from 3 years old. We run a professional Horseback riding organization with 30 years of experience with horse rides for turists in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas in Cusco - Peru with Peruvian Paso Horses. The high period of turism is between March till December and we have lots of turists coming to ride with us from 2 hours till 6 days.
    We have 15 horses, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 birds and chickens/ducks/gooses, so it is like a farm.
    Apart from the horseback riding tours which Yojan does for our income, Karina also does social/evangelizing work with children from the neighbourhood (children bible clubs and horse assisted therapy for disabled kids).
    We are christians and are active in our local church on sundays.

    We are looking for someone (for now we only accept MEN and sometimes Couples) that would like to stay with us for a long term stay between MARCH - DECEMBER 2019 for at least 2-3 months, but preferably half a year or longer.
    The 2-3 months could be for the general help at our horse ranch: animal feeding, house/animal cleaning, saddle horses, break new/young horses, help with the equine therapy, etc. The real long term is apart from that (only if you are an experienced horse rider) mainly for getting to know the trails and do guiding tours by yourself because the training period for this will take about 2 months (trails, history, geology, biology, folklore, etc).

    See you soon!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be in direct contact with the locals, not only in our surrounding, but we also ride to different Andean villages. You will learn a lot about the Peruvian Paso Horse and other animals and how to take care for them. You will learn about horse assisted therapy for disabled kids. You will learn about the turism area and the history of the Incas of Peru. You will learn about different religious faith and habits.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone (for now we only except MEN and sometimes Couples) that would like to stay with us for a long term stay between MARCH - DECEMBER 2019 for at least 2-3 months, but preferably half a year or longer.
    The 2-3 months could be for the general help at our horse ranch: animal feeding, house/animal cleaning, saddle horses, break new/young horses, help with the equine therapy, etc. The real long term is apart from that (only if you are an experienced horse rider) mainly for getting to know the trails and do guiding tours by yourself because the training period for this will take about 2 months (trails, history, geology, biology, folklore, etc).

    Preferred requirements (not necesarily all of them):

    - Knowledge of languages: English is a must, Spanish and/or French preferably.
    - Experience working with animals/horses and preferably experienced riding horses.
    - Experience with horse assisted therapy.
    - Availability for long term.
    - Age average: 20 - 40 years.
    - Average weight: 60 - 80 kg / 130 - 175 lb.
    - Good state of health (physical and mental).
    - Knowledge of informatics, social media, and marketing.
    - International drivers license.
    - Readiness to deal with uncomfortable or difficult situations.

    Tasks:

    - Feeding the horses and other animals.
    - Cleaning and saddle horses before tours.
    - Rake and water the yard.
    - (Clean the stables: mostly done by a local worker).
    - Break new/young horses.
    - Assist by foot during tours with children or elderly passengers (if necessary).
    - Assist during sessions of equine therapy.
    - Participate in the horse rides to break new/young horses and/or to learn the trails (only if you are experienced horse riding).
    - Guide horse riding tours with foreign passengers (only by a stay LONGER than 2-3 months and if you are experienced horse riding).
    - Drive the transport vehicle of the company (if necessary).
    - Marketing (if you know about it).
    - Help with general maintanance (outside).
    - Help with general home care (inside: swab, wash dishes, etc) when there are less tours.

    What you will get:

    - Housing with all services included (hot water, unlimited WiFi, washmachine).
    - Food and drink (when at home).
    - Training in the area of horses/animals and tourism.
    - Tips.
    - Participation in our horseback riding tours.
    - Lots of fun.
    - Free time to explore the tourist attractions of the region.
    - Guided goodbye-tour.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, Dutch, Quechua

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 2 spacious visitor rooms where you can stay at home: one with a double bed and one with 3 bunk-beds, both with table and chair.
    Bathroom, kitchen and living/diningroom you share with the owners.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the hearth of the most turistic area from Cusco Perú "SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS" Urubamba. We are willing to help you plan your days/weekends off for cultural or natural visits.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Average 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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