Help with horse riding tourism and horse care in the mountains of Bachevo, Bulgaria



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  • Description


    Greetings workawayers,

    Our place is a horse riding school with a hotel at the foothills of Rila - the highest mountain in Bulgaria. The ranch is placed on a sunny hill next to a river, forming a true paradise in the forest. This is an all year round resort for tourism, holidays and most of all horse riding! We host team-buildings and children camps, we practice archery, ski, snowboard and rafting.

    >> Not everyone here speaks English, therefore good skills with google translate app come in handy!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn and practice horse riding for free
    Taste the incredible local dishes and a possibility learn to cook them
    Live in nature and work outdoors
    Enjoy an evening camp fire under the stars
    Meet new people from all over the world
    Learn new language
    Learn cultural traditions
    UNESCO sites in the area
    Visit Rila National Park
    Visit the Dancing Bears park in Belitsa
    Many hiking trails to enjoy the beautiful nature deep into the forest, mountain rivers, astonishing views of the peeks of Pirin mountain (another UNESCO site)

  • 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


    Due to covid-19 for the near future we need only volunteers with solid equestrian experience.

    Out of covid-19 situation we have three main positions to fill:

    >> Riders - our horses are good but we need them exercised to keep their level up. Also take our international customers riding. We have horses for all levels - the sleeping ones that teach beginners, and the never-getting-tired running ones. If you are a good rider with common sense, love nature and diverse riding in the National Parks - this is the place for you!

    >> Horse hiker - our horses are free ranged, they go grazing every day and we need a sporty person to accompany them and keep them out of any of the restricted fields around. Here you don't need much horse experience and they don't go super far so no extreme physics is necessary either. It is a rather calm and easy job, being out in nature for most of the time, read a book, observe the horses playing and sometimes see wildlife.

    >> Housekeeping - apparently to clean a room and change sheets is not a simple task and we need volunteer(s) with good experience with cleaning rooms in hotels or hostels, who work quickly and to a high standard. This position will include keep the restaurant and common areas tidy as well.

    Other small tasks are check in/out guests, take them horse riding or do archery, help our chef prepare meals and serving. Some maintenance work of fixing fences and animal enclosures, painting, accompany the horses in the forest to graze - an easy and chilled job.

    Of course we do not expect everyone to be a brilliant multitasker and will assign you where you fit best. But work here is diverse and we ask everyone to be flexible and be willing to learn and help in more than one place.

    We try to stick to the 5 hours a day, 5 days a week frame. However on a busy day we appreciate if you stick through the whole day or weekend. This way when work chills down you get the next several days off to relax and travel.

    Marketing - volunteers with real great skills in marketing (not just posting on Facebook and Instagram) are highly appreciated!

    >> Paid position - for an experienced horse rider, with good skills as a groom and to look after horses we have a longer term paid position that lasts at least 12 months.

    We accept volunteers for the minimum of 3 weeks, preferably a month and more.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Bulgarian: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    > Single or double rooms, depending on the number of volunteers. Shared kitchen and bathroom, wireless internet.
    > All meals provided, mostly we cook for you but sometimes you get to help with cooking. You will never go hungry here.

    Any additional or specific food you can buy in any of the cheap shops walking distance in the village, or supermarkets in town - a bus away, but we drive there almost every day and you can get a lift or drive yourself.

    Drinks and special orders you can enjoy in our restaurant at the current prices.

    >>> Of course you get to ride horses and try archery for free as much as you like in your time off or even during help! We provide riding lessons and will make sure you had a great experience with our equestrian friends before you leave!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    >> To the volunteers that have proven to be in good help we grant the use of a car to go and explore towns and sites around on days/time off. It is mostly free and we share gas with you is you wish to go far. <<

    There are local nature sites and UNESCO sites, mineral swimming pools located in the forest and the towns near by, hiking and horse riding in the beautiful Bulgarian wilderness, rafting, skiing, snowboarding and paragliding in the local resort of Bansko.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good and reliable WiFi Internet access. Plenty of quiet space for work.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Enough parking space for large vans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved and clean pets are welcome to the team.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 276834869873