Help with polo horses on a farm amongst the pyramids of Giza, Egypt



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  • Description


    We are a family of four who own a small farm near the outskirts of Cairo (access to the desert, near the pyramids). Our main purpose is to train polo ponies for our own use and to sell to the local polo community. It is a great opportunity to engage in the local Egyptian community as well as to further your horsemanship skills and ride in a different environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

    Especially due to our central location in Cairo, there are many opportunities to visit many historical sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and so on.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need better than average horse riders, preferably with polo training experience. The workawayers will help with the care, conditioning, and training of polo ponies, so they need to be relatively experienced around horses. There are also possible opportunities to practice polo (stick and ball) depending on the season.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Workawayers have a bedroom with a full bathroom, functioning air conditioning, and access to the kitchen and the rest of the house. All food is provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is a riding community, with some opportunities for jumping, dressage, and desert riding. During their time off, the easiest form of transportation is Uber, with all the famous historical sites accessible from our house. One thing to mention is we also have other animals, including dogs, cats, donkeys, and fish.

    Due to COVID-19, many countries have restrictions on visiting Egypt, please check guidelines for travel in your country before messaging.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 864186233899