Western Riding Horses and more in the Maruia, South Island, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    The Maruia Valley is central to everywhere and in the middle of no where! Springs Junction is the closest settlement.
    Stunning mountains and rivers.
    I own and train western competition horses. I am looking for help working and caring for the horses. There is an arena and round pen on the property. I have been involved with horses all my life. Training, starting, and teaching. I now Judge Western Riding and compete in Reining and Ranch Horse.
    I seek someone with good skills with horses, I am happy to help you learn western but you will need to be confident with and around horses.
    There will be some gardening and maintenance work as well, which could include painting, building, assist with outdoor projects, re cycling, re claiming.
    You will have your own sleepout that is well appointed, nice outdoor areas.
    All meals are provided. You will need good foot wear, insect repellent, warm clothing, as you will be in the mountains.
    With travelling away with the horses, there maybe an opportunity to travel with me and assist me at a competition.
    This property is shared with my long time friend.
    I seek people that can stay for 10 days or more. Happy to take single travellers, couples are welcome to apply also.
    There is a dog on the property and 3 cats.
    Please get in touch if you would like to come and help out.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about horses, the care and training of them, western riding, natural horsemanship, dogs, gardens, trees, NZ culture, history of the local area, you will be well looked after and feed!

  • Help

    Help

    The type of work is mainly outdoors. horses, care of, feeding, mucking out, clean and maintain equipment, western riding and training, building horse area's, gardening, trees, some land clearing, painting

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a well appointed sleepout, that is separate from the main house, sleeps 2, you will have full use of all outdoor areas, including summer house, outdoor bath, all meals are with us in the main house, you will be well feed! Free wifi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hot natural springs in the area, DOC bush walks, horse riding. Workawayers will have english practise, good food, learn about horses, farming etc.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Winter, Maruia river
Summe rhouse
Outdoor bath and summerhouse area
Janine and horses
Garden view form sleepout window
Our barn/house
The view from our window
Janine riding on the arena









Host ref number: 135823636626