Irish Sporthorses for jumping competitions, Australia



Favourited 245 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Badges

    Super Host
  • Description


    We have a farm in the mountains of Victoria, and breed Irish Sporthorses for jumping competitions. We have a seasonal riding school and do work in Pony Clubs.
    The family consists of Martin, a lawyer in the local country town, Kammy and two teenage sons, who are mostly at boarding school (they love Football and Rowing).
    We live in a popular tourist destination 2.5 hours from Melbourne, with valleys, mountains and ski fields. Mansfield town is lively and artistic.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would love help with the horses - any one with specialty area of handling, riding or breaking in would be most welcome. Helmets, jodhpurs and boots are provided. Possibility of going to competitions exists, also.

    We also do manual land maintenance, or "LandCare" - removal of weeds, landscaping, tree planting, habitat retention, etc to environmentally re-habilitate the farmland. For the house there is always tending the vegetable patch, wood chopping, building cross country jumps.
    Generally want to smarten the place up a bit - its looking a bit tired and rundown - any landscaping or handy-man skills would be welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    There is 100 acres (40 hectares) of farm and a cosy living space - a stable loft with bedding, chairs and table, sink. Can offer some kitchen facilities too, but meals will be generally in the house with family.

    Use of a small car for going into town for independence and socialising. Opportunities may exist for seasonal work at the ski fields in winter.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We offer assistance to travelers like meeting buses or trains.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    work expected to fit in with a normal day - not too arduous

Host ref number: 6165726244dd