Help with grooming and care for horses in Paraiso, Costa Rica

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a full service equestrian center in Paraiso, Costa Rica, located between the surf town of Playa Negra and Playa Junquilla. We have 18 horses on our farm which are either boarders here for training and lesson horses. Safety for the horses and clients always comes first. We also have vibrant and active lessons program with lots of adults and children hanging around the farm and riding daily.
    You will receive riding lessons and learn about how horses have been used in Costa Rica traditionally and in more modern day competition. Guanacaste is rich in horse culture.
    Most of our clients speak English- however our farm workers are Costa Rican and only speak Spanish so working with them will help improve your Spanish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers learn how to run an equestrian business. We have 2 men who are local Costa Ricans who do the farm work such as feeding and cleaning up the stalls and paddocks- you will have a lot of opportunity to talk to them directly. Many of my clients are from all over the world and working with the tourist you will get to interact with many different cultures.

  • Help


    We provide lessons, training, boarding. I need help with grooming and taking care of the horses- helping getting them tacked up for lessons and training rides, also keeping the tack rooms and tack clean and organized. Experience with horses is a must. If you are an experienced rider you can help exercise horses, teach lessons and do camps. You will also have to help with turnout and moving horses around as well as cleaning some stalls.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    I have a "little house" located right on the equestrian center. It has a single bed, shower with hot water and a kitchen. There is a lock box that can fit a suit case or large back pack. It is big screened in windows to catch the breeze and a large cieling fan and floor fan. There is a little porch with a hammock and table with a view of the riding ring. You can also have access to our pool and a bike to get around. The little house does have wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Playa Negra is a small surf town. There are a couple of hotels and restaurants within biking distance and the beach is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike. We are also close to Paraiso which is more of a "local" scene with a couple of bars where the are dances every weekend. People that enjoy our area are normally into yoga, surfing and horses. It is not a big party scene and you have to be outgoing if you want to meet people. The farm is busy during the day with lots of clients coming and going but after hours- it is quite. There is a family from Ireland with two small kids living on the property. One thing about this area is that you get to meet people from all over the world. We have dogs and cats and of course horses. You have to be an animal lover to be here.

  • 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

    You have a private cabin and we have 5g

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 341492273682

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