Hello, my name is Anastasia. I'm bilingual, English/ Greek and I run an equestrian club in Cyclades.
It's a non profit horse riding club on the island of Syros, capital of Cyclades in Greece.
This is the only riding school in the prefecture of Cyclades accredited by the Hellenic Equestrian Federation, offers riding lessons, hacks, therapy riding, seminars on animal welfare and other educational activities for adults and youngsters, as well as livery facilities and horse transport services.
Riding lessons are given at the centre, to both locals and holidaymakers, and we also go out riding in the beautiful surrounding hills. During the summer season, we offer morning swims with the horses - a truly magical experience!
The horses here are extremely healthy and well cared for here.
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
You will get to help with our horses and students, learn a little Greek, enjoy the beauties of Syros, island hop if you wish to Mykonos, Paros, Tinos, as we are located in the centre of all and have ferry routes to other islands on a daily basis. Also, you will gain experience about horse caring, helping with tourists and assisting in horse riding lessons.
A basic knowledge of horses and feeling at ease to show what you know to others is more important than anything :) ideally you would feel comfortable around horses and riders. Being able to handle, groom, put horses tack on is must. Being polite and helpful with guests is essential, as is a good knowledge of English or Greek (other languages are welcome).
We are looking for volunteers to help with our daily routine of lessons and looking after horses. This includes, teaching, tacking up, leading out rides (on horseback and on foot for beginners), cleaning the yard and other bits and bobs that need doing in the riding club.
Volunteers are asked to help 3 hours a day, for 5 days. These 3 hours could be over a split shift - so it could be 1 hour in the morning and 2 hours in the evening for example, or 3 hours in the evening. According to the time of year we do things accordingly. For example , we do not do tasks during the middle of the day during summer days - it's too hot for both us and the horses.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Im keen to learn French and Spanish, I can teach you some Greek in return.
There is accommodation on site which will be given for free, and there is a kitchen area upstairs (which is also the club house). Volunteers have their own room. Workawayers will prepare their own meals.
Helpers can go swimming, sightseeing or island hoping once on Syros. There is a free bus to and from town, the stop is an 8 minute walk from the riding club and runs every 20 minutes.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
There is a common area with tables and a strong internet connection.
I am happy to welcome pets! I have three dogs and two cats here.
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week