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



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  • Description


    Our adventure house is placed in the highest mountain in Bulgaria - Rila mountain, amongst the forest on a southern sunny hill. This is all year round resort with a hotel, horse ranch and a small zoo. We practice adventure tourism - horse riding, hiking and camping, archery, ski and snowboard, etc. We host team buildings and children's camps events. This is a family business and we are very passionate about our resort and our horses. It is a peace of paradise in the mountain, perfect for both chilled and active break.

    >> The level of English of most of the staff is low, so we need volunteers who have knowledge of Bulgarian, Russian or are good with using Google Translate app

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn and practice horse riding for free
    Enjoy an evening camp fire under the stars
    Live in nature and work outdoors
    Work up close with some local and exotic animals
    Meet new people from all over the world
    Learn new language
    Taste the incredible local dishes and a possibility learn to cook them
    Learn cultural traditions
    UNESCO sites in the area
    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 a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The main help in summer is welcome guests, take them horse riding or archery and clean rooms in the hotel after they leave. Accompany the horses in the forest to graze, it is easy and chilled job.

    Work with us is very diverse and one day you lead horse ride group and the next day you are sent for groceries (driving license is a plus). Other not as frequent things are help behind the bar and serving, care for the horses and other animals - feed, clean, groom, build and fix fences, animal enclosures and other technical and maintenance work.

    We try to stick to the 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but sometimes it's busy and we appreciate if you stick through the whole day, which means you get the next one or several days off. Work is diverse and flexible, most of all it's important to have fun!

    Horse skills such as riding and grooming are desired but not mandatory. We can teach you.
    Marketing - volunteers with real great skills in marketing are highly appreciated!

    We offer two positions:
    - take guests for horse ride and archery
    - take horses grazing
    - clean rooms
    - care for the horses - feed, groom, tack up
    - any technical work - repair fences, build animal enclousers, paint, etc.

    - Marketing - can turn to paid position on %

    Paid position:
    - stable hand/groom - feed and groom the horses, clean the stables, take guests for horse ride.
    - repair fences and other technical work, chop wood
    It's a full time position for minimum of 6 months with possibility for longer.

    We assign everyone according to what they are good at, but ask to be flexible as the work here is diverse.

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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Russian, Bulgarian

  • Accommodation


    Single or double rooms, depending on the number of volunteers. Shared kitchen and bathroom, wireless internet.

    We provide basic food for you to cook in your shared kitchen. Sometimes we treat you with food from the restaurant. You will never go hungry with us!
    Any additional or speciffic food you can buy in any of the very cheap shops walking distance in the village, or supermarkets in town - a bus away, but we drive there almost every day so you can get a lift.

    You can also enjoy the food 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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    >> To the volunteers that have proven to be in good help we grant with a car to go and explore towns and sites around <<

    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, 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 276834869873