We live in Guanacaste, CR, between two of the best surf spots in CR. We are on about 10 acres 2 minutes from the beach. It's a rural area. It's me and my 3-year-old daughter and newborn looking for someone to come help out on our small horse farm. I am an experienced show jumper and want my horses kept in training and with two small kids, I only get one or two rides in a day. I need someone to ride 2-3 horses a day, someone who knows how to flat a horse. Opportunity to jump as well if wanted. We're building a new farm as well so there's lots going on. I'd prefer someone for at least three weeks to longer. Looking for someone with experience riding, can clean tack, groom, etc.
We live off the beaten path in Guanacaste, CR. Where we live is still dirt roads. We live between two of the best surfing beaches in the country, Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra, both less than 2km away. So if you surf or want to learn its the perfect place. If you have a license I have a second farm vehicle that would be open to borrow at your expense, ie, if you use it throw some gas in it, etc. We all speak English and Spanish in the home, I am Canadian by birth but was raised here in CR, so if learning Spanish is on the list we are all fluent as well as my home and farm staff are all Costa Rican. We live in a rural setting, but on the beach, its 200 metres away. We don't live in a party town, it's pretty quiet.
I have 11 horses, all warmbloods. I breed as well. We have three new babies this year.
We are building our new farm right now, the new riding ring was just finished. I need someone to help ride the horses and get the youngsters working. Candidate has to be a confident rider and experience with young horses a big plus. I have a full time staff to take care of the horses, so what I need is someone to ride and help train. Ride 2-3 a day right now and clean tack, groom your horses and some young ones, sometimes make a trip for shavings, etc.
You have your own small house on the farm. It has two beds, you might overlap with another person a bit and have to share the house. Not beds though. It newly constructed. You have wifi, water, etc.
The farm is under construction, and the horses don't move over until the end of March so we are still moving between places, but everything is close.
I'm 34, live full time with my 2 year old daughter, in Costa Rica. I have 11 horses, 2 dogs. I used to keep a garden but with a toddler and another one on the way, I haven't this year, and would be happy for someone else to get it going again :) The beach is 3 minutes walk so you can do that every day, and surfing is big here.
I'm happy for someone who wants to integrate into our life and be part of the family, or also someone who wants to do all their own thing on their own time, I'm open to either option. I was a traveller, living all over Asia for years before I moved back here to have my daughter and I run my business online. There's plenty of opportunities for more work if someone wants extra hours or to do more.
For the job, you probably know if you can do it or not in terms of confidence level and experience, but let me know if you have any questions.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week