Learn about natural horsemanship in the unique landscape at a ranch in Cappadocia, Turkey



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  • Description


    Our farm is at a short distance from the villages of Ortahisar and Urgup. Located in the heart of the national park, away from roads, it is the perfect starting point for nature trails and the exploration of Cappadocia's most famous valleys.
    We share our home with 25 horses, dogs, cats, chicken, goats and a donkey.
    Our horses live together in a herd, which contributes to their well-being.
    Don't look for boxes or a manège: when they are not on trail, our horses are grazing in the fields around the farm.

    Our main activity is to organize weekly tours for European guest.

    We are a couple leaving in a troglodyte house with our 6 years old boy, we try to do lots of thinks by ourself, we have a vegetable garden goats for milk, few bees and chickens.

    Our Ranch is owned and managed by French-born Nicolas. Nicolas decided to make Cappadocia his home over 16 years ago and has been organising horseriding trails since then. He speaks English and Turkish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Learn about natural horsemanship, goats, gardening in the unique landscape and culture of Cappadocia. A unique experience in a very charming place!

  • Help


    Depending of the period of the year, our needs and your skills, you could do many different things at the farm:
    Every day work: General maintenance, participate to the well being of our animals (cleaning their spaces and feeding them), train the horses, help us on permaculture projects, speak English with our son, cook nice meal with us, milk the goat and make cheese etc...
    March and July : Training of the horses
    April, May, June, July, August: Gardening work
    April, May, June, September, October: Help with camping trails, logistic...
    Winter: Building work

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bungalow with bathroom or cave room ; shared kitchen and main room

    We will provide food for our guest and you will be welcome to show us your cooking talents!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No neighbour around the ranch, 2 km from Urgup the closest city.
    People need to be autonomous, resourceful to enjoy the life in our farm!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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