Come meet the fastest pony in the World!
We welcome you to our old watermill house in the countryside close to Aarhus.
My name is Rie (46) and I live here together with my mom Lena (72) who has her own part of the house and sometimes my son Albert who has a place in Aarhus where he also goes to the university and my daughter Selma (16) who is working at a horseracing stable in Newmarket, England. We all speak English well.
Our 2 small dogs are also living inside the house. Outside we have 3 icelandic horses, 1 gotlands russ, 5 shetlandponies (one is a foal) and a trotting horse. We also have goats and chicken.
We are all busy and has lots to do during the day. I go to school, make leadership courses and give riding lessons for kids in our small indoor ridingarena. We take our ponies to places such as Tivoli in Aarhus and give small tours for kids. We train our horses every day on tours and once a week we go to the Race Track in Aarhus with horses to train fast trotting. Una fra Skovbogaard one of our Icelandics is the fastes pony in Denmark and a World record holder. We sometimes go compeeting in ponytrotting with her around Denmark. Alli is our trotting horse and we keep her fit to be ready for races when Selma comes home. You are welcome to join us going to the racetrack and race events.
3 of our shetland ponies are good drivingponies and I would love to teach you how to drive a pony.
In the stable we have our team of 2 girls helping out 3 days a week.
My mom attend volleyball and badminton classes and has a kitchengarden and a greenhouse. She does a lot of garden works. She loves to cook and we eat very healthy food with meat and lots of vegetables from the garden ( it is possible to be vegetarian here)
We have many different projects going on.
As a workawayer here you will be part of the familys everyday live and tasks and you will be given responsibilities that you can write on your cv.
Hope to hear from you!
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We are not a very typical family, but we love to talk about culturel differences and alikes and other topics.
An openminded person will learn a lot from beeing her.
You can learn a lot about horsetraining and horsemanship here. You can gain many different handcraft skills.
You can learn about gardening. You can learn from paticipating in events.
There is always something to do at our farm. We would like help to watch, feed and train our 3 icelandic horses, our 5 shetland ponies and our trotting horse. Stablework, fence building and garden help is part of the job too as well as feeding our goats, dogs and chickens.
If someone has the handcraft abilities it is a possible to help at our small wooden house that we are rebuilding for workawayers to stay in it. ( It looks terrible now)
Housecleaning tasks is 1/2 hour every day filling and emtying the dishwasher at cleaning kitchen table. One time every week we need a bit more help such as vacuuming, and cleaning windows etc.
Lena is cooking almost every day and we eat dinner altogether, but if someone wants to cook sometimes you are most welcome we are very openminded to try new dishes.
All together we expect 5 hours of help 5 days a week with a possibility for you to sum up the help and get more days off.
Accomodation is in an old house in beautyfull nature surrondings
You will live in a small room with a 140 cm bed, a table and space for clothes. We have a common kitchen and bath that we all share. Livingroom is sometimes open for you to use.
We eat dinner together allmost every day.
The farm is very close 12 km to the center of AArhus witch is the second largest city in Denmark and the former culturel city of Europe (2017) There is lots to see here and you can go on your own or sometimes go there with either Lena og me by car.
There is a bus close to the house going to AArhus every half an hour. We are 3,5 hours by train from Copenhagen.
We attend many culturel events such as horse races, festivals, Animal fairs, Christmas in Tivoli and exhibitions. We would love to tell and show you things about Danish culture. allthough we are not a very typical family :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours , 5 days a week