Help at our NGO with horse-assisted therapy near Serra da Estrela, Portugal

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  • Last activity: 29 May 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We work as a family, we are a couple Nuno and Maria, with two daughters and several animals, horses, dogs, cats etc. Our work consists of thinning and teaching horses, riding lessons and horse-assisted therapy. We work primarily with Lusitano horses. performs horse-assisted therapy with children and adults with different characteristics/pathologies/difficulties, from autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, among others. The Quinta has 6 hectares of autochthonous nature, which we intend to preserve.

    Na trabalhamos em Família, somos um casal Nuno e Maria, com duas filhas e diversos animais, cavalos, cães, gatos etc. O nosso trabalho consiste no desbaste e ensino de cavalos, aulas de equitação e Terapia assistida por cavalos. Trabalhamos fundamentalmente com cavalos Lusitanos, realiza terapia assistida por cavalos com crianças e adultos com diferentes características/patologias/dificuldades, desde Autismo, síndrome de down, paralisia cerebral, entre outras.
    A Quinta tem 6 hectares de natureza autóctone, que pretendemos preservar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You have the possibility to learn the culture and gastronomy of our region, learn Portuguese and explore our region. You can start riding or improve your riding level. The farm is located in the central region of Portugal, 1 hour from the beach, 1 hour from Serra da Estrela and cities such as Viseu, Aveiro and Coimbra.

    Tem a possibilidade de aprender a cultura e gastronomia da nossa região, aprender Português e explorar a nossa região. Pode iniciar a pratica de equitação ou melhorar o nível da sua equitação.
    A quinta localiza-se na região centro de Portugal, a 1 hora da praia, a 1 hora da Serra da Estrela e de cidades como Viseu, Aveiro e Coimbra.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    The help we want on the farm consists of the day-to-day tasks with the horses, from feeding, hygiene and maintenance of the arena and surrounding area, help in the care of our daughters, with our other animals.

    A ajuda que pretendemos na quinta consiste no trabalho do dia-a-dia com os cavalos, desde alimentação, higiene e trabalho, manutenção do picadeiro e área envolvente, ajuda no cuidado das nossas filhas, com os nossos restantes animais.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Room with bathroom, in the farmhouse or in the village, depending on availability. Access to kitchen with utensils and hot water. we give lunch

    Quarto com casa de banho, na casa da quinta ou na aldeia, conforme a disponibilidade. Acesso a cozinha com utensílios e água quente. Damos almoço

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is located in the Dão region, famous for its wines, close to Serra da Estrela and with several small villages and river beaches nearby. They can travel by bus, train 15 minutes from the farm and bicycle. On Sundays, depending on our availability, we can accompany you to discover our region.

    A nossa quinta localiza-se na região do Dão, famosa pelos seus vinhos, perto da Serra da Estrela e com diversas pequenas aldeias e praias fluviais nas proximidades. Podem se deslocar de autocarro,comboio a 15 minutos da quinta e bicicleta. Aos domingos, conforme a nossa disponibilidade, podemos acompanha-los a conhecer a nossa região.

  • 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

    Desde que tenham um comportamento correcto e os donos se responsabilizem por eles

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 812226149426

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