Experience island life helping with horses in Horta-Cedros, Azores, Portugal



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  • Description


    Be explorer, experience adventures, work hard and live together with horses and guests on the Azores Island of Faial. Find out a unique lifestyle as valuable team member of our family business.

    Our young team welcomes you to receive the whole year plenty of international guests in our highly awarded Lodge.

    The Lodge is the home of 20 trail-horses and offers accommodation for our guests.
    We organise Horse-Trails for every riders level from 1.5h to 6 days. During this time the riders are staying in the Lodge.

    We are looking for:

    Horse-Trail-Guides (m/f/x)
    -Available for at least 6 month-


    Horse Lodge Room-Service (m/f/x)
    -Available from April 2021 for at least 3 month-

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Be part of our local young Azores team. Live on the small green subtropical island Faial in the middle of the Atlantic. Enjoy fantastic nature and a special island mood. Whales & Dolphins in the ocean and endless blue views. Learn portuguese or simply relax in your free time in our cosmopolitan atmosphere.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help



    Basic Requirements:
    Your task is a real allrounder job. You like to work with guests and have proven knowledge in this area. You are guest and service orientated and you have a feeling for wishes of a guest to make them an unforgettable holiday.
    You are at least 20 years old. You like to make things nice and you like horses. You are willing to accept new responsibilities, you like to work in a team and you adopt your working plan and your schedules according the demands of a quickly changing organisation. You are able to speak at least english. You own a driving license and use stick shifts.

    You and your colleagues are in charge for the daily preparation of our guest rooms and the public area of the Lodge. To make the room tidy, nice and to look for the small details. You will also work in the laundry and prepare the linen and towels for the guests. Checking the bar and to help in the service is also part of the task. But anyway enough time to go for a ride in the afternoon or on your free days to go for a swim the ocean. We pay you according to the local minimum wage.


    Basic Requirements:
    As successful Horse-Trail-Guide you have a proven knowledge of horses and trail riding. You are guest and service orientated, minimum 22 years old with strong communication skills and a high safety awareness. Basic knowledge in veterinarian topics, horse shoeing, trail guiding between 1-9 participants or practice as instructor are a real plus.
    Before you come to us, you have to join a first aid course. You will solve every day new challenges with the team. You accept new responsibilities and adopt your work according to the demands of a quickly changing operation.
    You are able to speak at least english. You own a driving license and use stick shifts. Trailer driving licence is an advantage. We pay you according to the local minimum wage.

    You will receive a comprehensive introduction in your task, the horses, the riding area and the offers of the Lodge.
    Afterwards you are in charge for the preparation and the realisation of the horse-trail, the safety of the team members/guests in relation with the horse and the guest satisfaction.
    You work in all weather conditions. The work load can raise during the high season. You select and take the horses from the meadow, groom and tack them. You communicate actively with your guests about knowledge of landscape, botanic, culture and history of the Azores and Faial Island that we will teach you.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    - fully equipped shared accommodation with kitchenette

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We offer:
    - payment of at least minimum wage of the Azores Region
    - fully equipped shared accommodation
    - daily meals during working days at Lodge
    - other task specific benefits
    - upon availability riding with our horses
    - location close-by a sea pool
    - plenty of activities on the island
    - interaction with the team

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 6 days/week maximum

Host ref number: 122643545619