help with horses and dogs in rural Ireland



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I am a single lady living in rural ireland with a small holding. I breed and train a very small number of connemara ponies and irish sport horses. During the winter I hunt most Sundays (for this reason it will not suit anyone who is anti hunting) and during the summer I attend horse shows each week. The ideal guest will be an easy going, friendly, animal lover and equine enthusiast who is happy in a very rural area. You need to be happy to spend most of your day with horses and all the work that goes with them. In return you will gain experience with young horses and enjoy spending time with them. I also work away from the farm monday to fri so if you are not happy in your own company it wouldnt suit, or it might suit a couple or two friends who can keep each other company while i am away. I have mostly young horses so they are not suitable for novice riders, but the option to compete on my older horse is there if you are an experienced rider. Ideally someone who is used to farm work. You will share our home with my wonderful old dog chewy and my crazy young dog benny so dog lovers only please.
    If you are not a rider then I also have maintenance jobs too, same as any other farm.

    looking forward to hearing from you x

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn more about training young horses. You can practice your English and we will help in any way we can. You will experience rural ireland and can easily get the train to all major cities for a few days away whenever you like

  • Help


    The ideal volunteer will ride horses and be confident to groom them and lead them to and from the field and lunge and long rein. They will help with feeding and watering the horses and cleaning the stables. If you like to cook this would be an added bonus! If you want to learn more about training young horses you will have lots of opportunity.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Irish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom, in traditional Irish cottage

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    its near near clonmacnoise (Google it!), the beautiful slieve bloom mountains, lough boora, lough rea,
    Athlone castle, walking distance of the bog. You can travel easily to any part of Ireland as I am right in the centre and close to public transport links.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 443242527473