Looking for volunteers to help with polo horses in Gisborne, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We really need people who can ride horses confidently and work well with others. We own a Livestock Company that services the Poverty Bay and upper North Island regions. Our children dont live at home but arent to far away. Our passion has always been horses from Polo Ponies to Hunters and show jumpers. We love to socialize and have loads of fun with family and friends. We have pet and working dogs. We dont mind people that smoke. We are NOT keen to have vegetarians. We have up to 15 horses in work. The work is varied and you will help about 3-5 hours each day.
    Ideally we would love to have 1-2 people for 5-12 weeks but we are open to any short term helpers. The tasks are not hard and we are flexible with time.
    We are also open to any new ideas regarding the horses, also, if you dont feel comfortable with your work or us, just let us know.
    There is loads of stuff to do in Gizzy and we are sure you wont get bored.

    Kind regards
    Neville and Jody

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being part of a polo playing family you can travel extensively throughout the North Island. You will have an opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Gisborne region is a multi-cultural area where you can enjoy what the locals have to offer.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We live 30 minutes from Gisborne. We would like people who are good, confident horse riders. We are a Polo playing family and need help with the horses from November through to Feb/Mar but are happy to have helpers for less time if it suits, also a bit of gardening. General care of horse, cleaning gear, feeding up and any other jobs that need doing. Accommodation, food and vehicle supplied.
    Gisborne has great beaches, awesome cafes and plenty going on to keep you busy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Separate double bedroom. Separate flat. Living with our family. Privacy guaranteed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have plenty of spare time to see the sights. We are an easy going social family and always look forward to meeting new people and dont forget you will have a car to use locally.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 316336416769