Looking for experienced horse persons to help out on a family run Horse Trekking centre in Glendalough the garden of Ireland




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    Good standard English is very important , minimum of 6 weeks.

    We are horse trekking yard which is family run. The business is on a family owned farm over which the treks ride. The center is set in unspoiled scenery in the Wicklow mountains. The farm runs along the Kings River on the lower side while on the higher side, stone walled fields lead upwards towards Wicklow national park. The landscape also follows St. Kevin’s way, the ancient pilgrim walk which leads to Glendalough.

    We have 30 horses and ponys at the trekking center, catering for all levels of riders who can choose between trekking or lessons. The student who comes to work here will be involved in taking out treks, aiding and teaching lessons and other aspects of running a trekking centre such as preparing, feeding and caring for the horses and the trekking centre.

    Workawayers will stay with us and are welcome to take part in all aspects of our lives.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Live as part of an Irish rural family, improve their English language and also improve their horsemanship skills through the breaking, schooling and general bringing on of young stock.
    The location of the trekking centre lends itself very well to visiting cultural hot spots in Ireland. Dublin is easily accessible, while in our own locality, Glendalough offers ample historical experiences and hiking.
    As this is a family run business, travelers will gain insight into the running of a business and also gain a sense of belonging to a close knit, rural community.

  • 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


    Take part in all activities in the trekking centre involving general stable work, taking out treks, aiding and teaching lessons, pony camps and exercising and training horses.
    It is expected that volunteers who apply will share in the general maintenance around the house such as meal preparation and tidying up and occasional child minding.

    :asterisk_symbol:️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES:asterisk_symbol:️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️:asterisk_symbol:️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️and speak English well

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Volunteer will have their own spacious bedroom in a traditional Irish farm house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm in the middle of the Wicklow National Park. The biggest park in Ireland

    Dublin is easily accessible by bus
    Hiking in surrounding Wicklow mountains
    Local sights include Russborough House, Blessington Lakes, Powerscourt waterfall, Wicklow national park

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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