Have fun helping with our horses, foals and the garden on a stud farm in western Argentina

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a professional thoroughbred stud farm in western Argentina, in a peaceful valley irrigated by melting waters from The Andes mountains range. The farm is located in San Juan province, 20 km south of the capital city.

    The stud facilities are stunning as well as the view of the grassing mares in the alfalfa paddocks at the feet of the mountains. We have lots of horses that are currently in training in a vareity of different disciplines such as Show jumping and dressage as well as a few of them being used as school horses in lessons. Besides, the farm boards and trains horses for other owners. Help is needed in the garden/ farm, horses and in maintaining the place.

    The farm is owned and run by a couple with four children in their teens. They live in the city but have the working offices and a weekend house there so they are usually around. There are also two workers who live in the farm and are always ready for whatever you might need.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will benefit working with local staff and customers living in a beautiful rural area nearby a nice town and a capital city, and most importantly, having the opportunity to enjoy interacting with horses and nature in a peaceful farm.

  • Help

    Help

    Maintence and gardening volunteer;

    This position is for someone who enjoys being outside in nature and doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. The work ranges from helping in the garden ( weeding, trimming hedges, raking) to helping staff keep up Maintence the arena , building and fixing fences, painting etc. No previous experience is needed just someone willing to work hard.
    We need help with our horses. We are opened to all levels of riding, you can learn a lot with us and we can also learn from you. It ranges from riding them to cleaning their boxes, the saddles, feeding them and everything we need to do to make them happy horses.
    The minimum stay is 15 days.
    You can ask for a free day if you want to go and meet some place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish / English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will live in a confortable and fully equipped house only for workawayers located in the farm and will enjoy complete privacy. The bedroom will be shared by the workawayers and therefore may be mixed male and female, if you have an issue with this please let us know and we can try to arrange an alternative sleeping arrangement. There is current/potable water, electricity, satellite TV and air conditioner. You will be provided with breakfast and lunch the days you work.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This a family owned and run operation where you will be treated as family

    San Juan is a western province in Argentina and the Villa Aberastain, located only two kilometers from the farm, is the head city of the department Pocito, within the so-called Valley of the Tulum, the main agricultural oasis of the province. Vineyards, olive groves and vegetable fields are the main crops around. Only twenty kilometers away you will find the greater San Juan, a modern city with almost half a million inhabitants. The bus stop to San Juan city is walking distance (30 minutes) from the farm. It is therefore very useful if workers buy a sube card before coming this way they will be able to take the bus into the cit. We have bycicles in our farm in case you want to go to the head city of the department.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours, 5 days a week























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