Horse loving person welcome to help with our family horses in beautiful Donegal, Ireland

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  • Description

    Description

    Animal lover wanted to help out on our small farm beside the Sea in beautiful North West Ireland. We are located right beside the sea in Donegal, we have a small family farm and stables where we keep our own horses. We are looking for an animal lover with good equestrian experience and able to ride to give us a little help around the farm.

    We have 4 friendly family dogs (2 red setters,collie,chihuahua), 2 cats and 4 horses.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can help you with improve your english and you will learn about the Irish culture, we live in a very touristic scenic area. You can improve your knowledge of horses and may have the opportunity to improve your riding . There is Hunting locally every weekend during the winter which we sometimes attend, the opportunity to come along and watch the Irish hunt is also possible -if we are attending . Some weekends we may attend local shows (showjumping/dressage) with our horses, you will be very welcome to travel with us in the lorry and meet lots of new people at the shows. There are lots of lovely beaches and mountains nearby.

  • Help

    Help

    We would welcome someone who is able to help out comfortably around our horses and is knowledgeable about horse care.

    SUMMER MONTHS - April till October the horses live outside in fields 24/7. During the summer the weather is warm and the fields have lots of grass, we need help to keep the horses exercised so that they don't become overweight. The exercising is a mixture of hacking on quiet country roads, flatwork in sand arena or field, lunging in small arena and jumping in sand arena. During the summer we also repair and re paint a lot of the fencing, showjumps and cross country fences.

    WINTER MONTHS- November till March
    The horses are kept in stables during the winter months. At this time the help we need is mostly with cleaning out the stables, feeding the horses with Hay and turning the horses out to small paddocks for a few hours, on a daily basis.

    There may be the opportunity to ride and exercise our horses depending on the level of your riding ability. You can also walk our friendly family dogs down to the beach next to our house if you wish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can offer one bedroom with a double bed in our traditional family bungalow. Our bungalow is situated in a quiet peaceful area just outside a small village, which is a 5 -10 minute walk. In the village there is a supermarket, post office, credit union, chemist, gift shop, doctors surgery, cafe, take away, 2 bars and a restaurant. You will have full access to our family home and kitchen area- fridge/freezer/cooker to prepare your food. You can use our washing machine for your laundry. We both work full time jobs Monday to Friday 9:00-5:00pm so you will be expected to cook and prepare your own meals, clean up afterwards and do your own laundry etc. We will provide all food/drink etc, we eat mostly
    vegetarian food, if you can cook for us this is even better!! we have good wi fi access in the house. Our 4 dogs live in the house so it is important that you are a dog lover, we also do not permit any smoking in our home or around the farm,stables etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Saturdays and Sundays you are totally free these days to go and explore beautiful Donegal, there is a bus that goes in to our nearest big town Letterkenny daily from our village(10 mins walk) at three different times. We can drive you into the village to catch the bus if you wish to go in to Letterkenny, there is a large bus Bus Eireann station in Letterkenny where you can get buses to lots of different places to visit, we are happy to give more free days off to travel- but please let us know in advance.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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