Horse lovers welcome at an equestrian centre in Tuscany, Italy

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small nonprofit amateur sports association located among the Maremma Toscana hills.
    We have around 10 horses and ponies which are used for pleasure riding, show jumping, cross country, trekking and turismus all year round.
    As we are a riding school, we offer a variety of lessons for very beginners to advanced riders. During summer time we may have hollyday camps group for a full immersion of horse and nature.
    We also have many dogs that are part of the Farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have the possibility to learn and practice Italian and/or French.
    You have the possibility to learn how to run a small equestrian center businness. You will see what it's really like to live and work with horses in the nature. You will find a rural ambiance.
    You can have free lessons if you want to learn riding or wish to improve the ride. Opportunity to ride as both part of the Job and in your time off ( for competent Riders.) For safety the amount and type of riding depends on a person's experience.
    Exploring the local countryside with the horses ( with an expert rider ) or by hiking.
    There is endless country to explore around. You can visit ruhral places as Chianti hills, San Galgano, Montalcino, San Giminiano...
    We have thermal springs at just 30 minuts ( Petriolo terme and Saturnia terme). We have amazing beaches at 40 minuts ( Principina, Castiglione della Pescaia,Talamone...).
    You can visit cities as Pisa, Siena, Firenze, Rome...
    We can always bring you to the local city (Grosseto) or the near bus station so, you are free to travel wherever you want.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    People from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome! We would love to host someone who can help us with grooming, cleaning, repair fances, feed the horses and help to take care of them, feed the dogs and take care of them. If you already have some experience is a plus, otherweise you can easily learn the daily routine hier with us!
    We regularly have puppies (dogs) that also need care and assistance!
    Please note that caring for animals sometimes can be physically hard but at the same time absolutely satisfying.

    We would like you to help 4-5 hours per day with 2 days off. Hours and day off can be flexible.
    We will appreciate if you could stay for minimum one month.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have the house located right on the farm. The house is an old, unrestored cottage. You can expect a rustic and very simple environment.
    You will have room and a bathroom to share. Sometimes you have to share the room with another Workaway of the same gender.
    You will also have access to all other parts (kitchen, sitting room, dining room etc) of the house. There are dogs and cats that share the home too.
    Food is supplied. We are happy if you want to cook and let us know new recipes! You can get your breakfast yourself and we use to eat lunch and/or dinner all together. During the summer time we also use to eat outside under a tree shadow, enjoying the peacefull nature.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    is for you :
    if you you are an animal lover
    if you like nature
    if you want to see what it's like to live in the wilderness
    if you are handy
    if you like working in the countryside
    if you like to engage in small projects
    if you like to challenge yourself
    if you are sociable and have a desire to fit in and know a different context than usual

    is not for you:
    if you don't get along with dirt
    if you are afraid of animals
    if you don't know how to fend for yourself

  • 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

    We have internet connection but not the best one as we live in the country side.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for the campervan and we do have a external bathroom.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate people with their own dogs due to management problems

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 486457666976

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