Learn from my equestrian knowledge and help with the horses and gardening in Leeston, New Zealand


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    Small Equestrian property and farm located approx 40mins south of Christhchurch. Ski fields approx 60mins drive, centrally located to many great places . Looking to provide accomodation in my older but warm character home and good home cooked meals in exchange for help. I live in the a rural area so their is the opportunity to experience different types of farming if wished. As well as horses I also have two dogs and a couple of farm cats so it will help if you are a animal lover. I enjoy sharing my home and this great country with visitors. I can accomodate 1 -2 people or couples. Suitable for hardworking people with commonsense and a sense of humour.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be treated as one of the family and likely get dragged along to the pub quiz I go to weekly. Alternatively, happy for you to have time to go exploring/skiing etc. Happy to share my equestrian knowledge and Equitation Science training principles.

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    There is always plenty of work to do around the house and property from painting, fencing, gardening, feeding animals, building projects and maintenance. Opportunity to ride horses for suitably experienced or help with grooming/care.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom with a shared bathroom. House is warm with 2 living areas. It is partially renovated but still comfortable. Two Home cooked meals provided using mainly local produce, can cater for some food requirements. Breakfast is usually self-help. Reliable wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A car would be helpful as no public transport but happy to help out with travel when I can. Small township 10mins drive from farm. Lots to do within 1-1.5hrs drive.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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