We are looking for an experienced horse rider/all-rounder looking for a new and exciting challenge in the South of Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    HI, My name is Jason and my wife and I run a beautiful farm right in the South of Spain. We rent out rooms and hold events such as weddings and family parties for people who enjoy the animals and the great out doors. We are close to towns but far enough away to enjoy the countryside. However you must be able to speak good Spanish as there is little English spoken in this area and our staff are almost all only Spanish speakers.

    We are looking for a fairly experienced horse rider/instructor/all-rounder who is looking for a new and exciting challenge in the South of Spain. In exchange of work we can offer private onsite accommodation, a basic contract and wage that can be 6 months or for the full year for the right person.

    Although the anchor role will be support for our manager we need the person to be double skilled for this to be a more engaged opportunity. In fact we are open to a range of people who have different skill sets but would still be happy to support our manager, this may be a yoga instructor, or indeed a cook, someone who is happy to take charge of the kitchen providing breakfasts and some dinners.

    We have a modest (farm) with 28 stables, 18 paddocks, a walker, two arena’s which are set in beautiful countryside only a few miles from amazing beaches, great surfing and the beautiful Hill-Top town of Vejer de la Frontera in the far South of Spain.

    This is and a fantastic opportunity to work alongside some good people who are working as a fantastic team and learn about the wonderful PRE breed of horses and different ways of instruction. We have a range of horses at different stages and some livery for clients

    You would become part of a great team that run the whole place including the hotel and for a couple of days a week you would provide support for our manager. It is important that you can work well as a team member and that you are dedicated in doing all aspects of the job.

    You must be able to speak good Spanish and English, be able to work on your own and within a team. You will be asked to look after and train our horses, give basic lessons, look after all horse welfare, farrier visits, vets and training paperwork, tack rooms feed/bedding but you will have the support of two other workers for the manual work.

    At present we have 10 horses, 4 ponies and 6 donkeys, plus a whole range of other animals that make the place a pleasure to be a part of.

    This is a great opportunity for the right person to have a truly unforgettable experience with hard work. What we don’t want is “yard wars” or someone is more focused on having a “fun-time in the Sun”. We are looking for a start date in June with a +/- 6 months agreement and only serious enquires please

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Animal care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will get to work with our small team who are really great people. The area is full of history and beautiful landscapes not to mention the amazing horses that come from this area the PRE's. There is much to learn in this area, cooking, horse riding, history, plants and we are on the main bird migration route from Africa to Europe, there is a lot.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    To cover all guest aspects of the role of the assistant Manager. This includes Meet & Greet, check-in/out, the processing of payments, checking the rooms are clean, checking that everything is present and correct in all rooms (towels/toiletries/amenities/etc) Dealing with guests’ requests/questions/complaints. Ensuring that each day the breakfast is checked for levels of presentation/variety/ timeliness. Ensuring the wash rooms in the Salon/swimming pool etc are of the correct standard. Ensuring that the general appearance, functionality and welfare of all who live, stay and visit the farm get the best we all can do. Being allocated the telephone for evening cover as per a rota.

    At present we have a 9.3 rating on a booking site and we are looking to at least maintain this or even push it higher

    Horse - All welfare of the horses, the feeding, the watering, keeping records of food stock, training logs of each horse, paddock conditions, stable conditions are cleaned properly, tack rooms are clean, orderly and well organised. Horses are checked everyday and trained as per time allows with the help of Adrian. Routes for hacking out, lessons to groups, assistance with clinics held at the farm and involving the farm. Being the main person for all horse inspired group bookings.

    Cooks - would take overall charge of the Kitchen and stock learning to prepare the breakfasts and locale cooking styles for 5 days a week and three dinners

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    WE have onsite accommodation in the form of a small apartment which has its own bathroom and its own small kitchen, but these may have to be shared if we accept two people for the summer but we are only planning on taking one this summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On time off you are in an amazing place full of exciting things to do or see. We organise horse riding trips in the area, which include beach riding, there are amazing historic towns, beautiful beaches, the best surfing and kite surfing in Spain, really it is an incredible place

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    this is a paid position so we will expect 5.5 days work of circa 4 - 8 hours a day but very flexible to demands

Host ref number: 885976775852