Help out in beautiful scenery on our horse farm in Merrijig, Victoria, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    My wife and I are living in the beautiful mountainous landscape of Merrijig where "The Man from snowy river" film, an iconic australian horse movie, was made. We have 55 horses and we do trail rides in the mountains. At this time in the year we do short rides between two hours and one day rides locally here at Merrijig. In the summer season we also do overnight and multiple day rides. Plus sometimes we give school kids basic riding lessons. We also have budget accomodation for skiers in the winter and other active people at the rest of the time. We are looking for an experienced rider as you are going to ride different kinds of horses and horses with needing someone who has good control. You will get the great opportunity to join all the rides to accompany the customers and help the staff.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    Living in the family home will give you the opportunity to participate in the every day routines of our family and friends. You can also learn a lot about handling a large herd of horses (we have 63 horses at the moment) and experience in the natural horsemanship practices we use with our horses.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    You will be helping with all the work around the horses and on the rides. We also have young horses in various stages of starting and you will assist with the training of these horses.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your accommodation is in our family home where you will have your own room and bathroom. There maybe times when you share your room with another work away but we do try to let you have a room to yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will see a lot of the beautiful Victorian high country on the rides. We are located near Mansfield which is our main town and if you are an experienced car driver you have the opportunity to use one of our vehicles to go into town.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 696132427398