Come and enjoy helping with our horses near Helensville, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We run a busy Equestrian facility of 16 sport horses, mainly eventers, showjumpers and dressage horses, along our family including our 3 sons in their 20s, 3 dogs and 3 cats, plus a newly born foal.

    We look forward to positive energetic individual who enjoys life and enjoy being a part of whats going on.
    We can get quite hectic at times, there are always riders using our arena and jumping facilities.
    Experience required with horse care, we need someone who can help the day to day running of our yard along with our French stable manager and my wife Jane who owns and rides 6 horses most days.

    Experience required with horse handling involving leading horses to the fields and stables, changing covers and stable upkeep with the ability to think and act alone without supervision.

    We can't guarantee riding without first seeing your ability, some of our clients don't mind their horses being ridden, it depends who we have at the time.

    Contact us if you don't mind a busy family with get up and go that is very inclusive with our helpers.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Andrew and Jane

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a very busy with horses and always have people riding and staying at the house, lots of fun meeting with people of all ages.

  • Help


    Are you available for handling Horses and Stable help.

    I prefer some experience with horses.

    Our family.
    We are a family of 4. We have horses, chickens, cats, dogs, ducks.

    Our expectations are for initial stays of 4 - 5 days and then if we are cool with the arrangement we will invite you to stay longer which usually happens because we are generally very happy with all our helpers.

    The help is varied from horse care, to gardening and domestic help.

    We expect a contribution of 4 - 5 hours help per day . You might do a full day and then head out the next exploring the next, we are flexible.

    Within the home we ask for a polite & tidy attitude with respect for our home and property.

    Inclusion as a member of the family. If we go out somewhere we will invite you to come with us if it is appropriate.
    However you are responsible for your expenses during an outing.

    If you are interested to meet us - get in touch with us.
    We are easy to get to. From the city just take a bus to Helensville and I will collect you from the end of the road.

    Look forward to meeting you.

    Jane and Andrew

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  • Accommodation


    Our accomodation is a double bed in the house or two single beds or we have a self contained horse truck. The truck is very comfortable with a kitchen, lighting and music etc... and it has a double bed.

    We supply all meals and helpers can assist if required we all eat together as a family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our property is situated 4 mins from Helensville. It is a beautiful spot with a mandarin orchard. The beach and the forest is just up the road. Close by are the Parakai Thermal Pools and the small town of Helensville. Mountain biking, swimming, walks and sky diving are all within a short drive.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Jane and West
A typical evening the kitchen!
Beach riding at the end of the road
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