We are a family of three - Chris, Deb and daughter Alex (21 yo university student) and are owners/ managers of a performance horse property in Victoria, specialising primarily in dressage and we are looking for horse enthusiasts to assist us as stable hands/ grooms / riders.
We are based in a lovely location in the Victorian countryside but also in proximity to the capital city of Victoria, Melbourne, so that you can enjoy exploring Victoria.
Our property is approximately 1 hour from Melbourne CBD in a semi rural location and is close to beaches and wineries. On this property of 8 hectares we have 3 houses and we usually have 14 horses. The horse facilities include a flood lit all weather dressage arena, a round yard, riding paddock, show jumps, stables, undercover tie up stalls and a tack room.
You will have the opportunity to meet other travelers from various parts of the world and the opportunity to improve your horse experience and knowledge whilst taking advantage of experiencing life on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas.
We are looking for motivated, mature, proactive non smokers - (females or couples preferred) who have extensive experience with horses to assist us with daily activities on the properties including feeding, rugging, lunging and riding horses as well as undertaking general property maintenance .
This is a great opportunity for horse enthusiasts to build on their knowledge and horse experience through working with experienced horse professionals.
We provide a relaxed supportive family environment with the opportunity to be involved in taking horses to clinics and competitions. Past backpackers have found it to be one of their best and most educational experiences.
We have many excellent references from past backpackers who have stayed with us and we are happy to share these with you. We generally have 2 to 3 girls helping out at our property and some have stayed with us for long periods of time (from 6 months to 2 years).
In addition to our own house there are 2 other 2 BR houses on the main property which are fully self contained so you have your own space, ability to cook and socialise with others. We also have a swimming pool and tennis court on this property.
There is WIFI available and also the potential use of a car so that you can get around locally and do some sightseeing.
We are located in a lovely area of Victoria and there is the ability to sightsee in your time off. The semi rural property is close to wineries and beaches and the city of Melbourne can easily be reached by train and a car is available for use as well.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week