Help at a family-run horse ranch and country estate near Zagreb, Croatia

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Kroatien

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    12.06.2019

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  2019 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    We are a family run horse ranch and country estate very close to the capital of Croatia. We host week long horse riding trails for paying customers/riders from all over the world.

    We are looking for two types of volunteers.

    FIRST, we are looking for volunteers (male or female, or couples) to help out primarily with logistics surrounding paying customers who visit the ranch for week long trail horse rides. Work involves:
    - cleaning and mucking out the stables
    - preparing the horses and equipment for the rides (with our guide)
    - helping the guests around the horses
    - preparing the equipment for lunches in the forest, setting up and preparing lunch, then transporting everything back to the ranch
    - driving guests to and from nearby locations along the trails
    - one day complete caring for the guests while taking them on a trip to the Plitvice national park and waterfalls
    - serving food and drinks few days a week at our restaurant
    - helping with horse training
    - general stables and ranch work
    - general maintenance

    The described work is scattered across working and non working weeks (we have guests at the ranch every other week).
    The work involves being handy and skillful around horses, riding equipment and stables, preferably a rider yourself (BUT NOT MANDATORY). In addition, experience and skill in driving vans, tractors and pickup trucks are all border mandatory (vans especially). Other preferred skills involve general farm and stables maintenance and using various farm and power tools.

    Working hours are 7 days, 5-6 hours during working weeks (with guests) followed by several rest days. For their help, volunteers will receive food and board at the ranch grounds. For extra work, if accepted, a financial supplement will be payed.

    Accommodation is set in a small double bed (bunk beds) apartment adjacent to the horse stables equipped with a full bathroom and a small kitchen where volunteers are expected to prepare their own meals during non working (no guests) weeks, while during working weeks, meals will be prepared by the kitchen staff.

    In their free time, volunteers are welcome to visit the capital Zagreb (one hour away), the Plitvice national park and waterfalls (2 hours away), pool and spa center in the next town of Topusko, enjoy hikes and nature walks in the surrounding beautiful natural area, and take a few classes in our horse riding school.

    Desired time period for this position is beginning of April to end of September, duration of the season. Shorter stays will be considered, but minimum stay is two months.

    Our ranch spans over 30 hectares, we have 17 horses in our stables and several houses including a hotel, an apartment house, a guesthouse, a restaurant and so on.

    A small financial compensation is also be available if conditions allow for it. Working hours during weeks with paying customers might exceed 5 hours per day.

    SECOND, we are looking for two strong and able young men to help out with:
    - putting up large fences for horses and cattle
    - clearing out riding trails and other forest areas of fallen debris, branches, weeds and wild bushes
    - general farm maintenance
    - (OPTIONAL) light horse riding if volunteer is able to ride

    Described work involves daily using of various tools such as axes, chainsaws, lawnmowers, weed-wackers, heavy use of hammers, pliers, nails and similar, driving the tractor, pickup truck, and other vehicles.

    Working hours are five days a week, approx. 6 hours a day. For their help, volunteers will receive food and board at the ranch grounds. For extra work, if accepted, a small financial supplement will be payed.

    Accommodation is set in a small double bed (bunk beds) apartment adjacent to the horse stables equipped with a full bathroom and a small kitchen where volunteers are expected to prepare their own breakfasts and dinners with groceries supplied by the ranch. Lunches will be served by the ranch staff.

    In their free time, volunteers are welcome to visit the capital Zagreb (one hour away), the Plitvice national park and waterfalls (2 hours away), pool and spa center in the next town of Topusko, enjoy hikes and nature walks in the surrounding beautiful natural area, and take a few classes in our horse riding school.

    Desired time period for this position is beginning of March to beginning of or mid April.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit

    Gartenarbeit
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Landarbeit
    Sonstige Arbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren

  • Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn

    Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn

    Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We are looking for volunteers who are able to stay with us for a period of no less than 1 or 2 months depending on the position they are applying for, and preferably during the entire season. We would be most pleased with volunteers who are hard working and responsible, and who take their duties seriously as they would be accompanying paying customers and their work would mostly involve securing that all the guests are, first and foremost, safe and satisfied, as we take pride in our practice which has, so far, been to insure that the guests are happy and content at all times, missing nothing and wanting for nothing. This has proven a very rewarding approach to our work as we have received only very positive feedback form our customers with whom we also try to develop a friendly relationship. Therefore, our volunteers must also be very open, feel comfortable, easy and happy working with other people, calm and patient and be willing to cater to the guests' every need. Needles to say, our guides must have experience around horses, preferably be skillful riders and know their way around horses. Our volunteers must be able to speak good English. French, German and/or Swedish languages will also prove useful as most of our guests arrive from these countries, but this is not a requirement. A good sense of direction is very important as well.

    If you find yourself anywhere in our description, please do not hesitate to contact us. Additional information (including visual representation of our estate) will be provided.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, Croatian

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Rooms with bathroom and facilities, a common area, kitchen, terrace. Equipped with TV, WiFi, radio.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    In their free time, the volunteers can spend time at and around the ranch, in near by villages and towns (one of which has thermal pools), forests and meadows, walking, riding bicycles etc. They are also welcome to take trips to the nearby capital Zagreb for sightseeing. Additional activities may be available in accordance with the owners on site.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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