Equestrian Getaway/Horse Ranch near Sri Lanka's best beaches on the East Coast!

Our ranch is the perfect destination for a traveler looking to experience the beauty of nature and horses while still accessing modern amenities and attractions. It is located in a picturesque setting, surrounded by wide open spaces and the jungle outback, tranquil creeks, and serene lakes. The area offers outdoor activities, including horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Visitors can also take advantage of the local culture and cuisine. With a variety of both natural attractions, the ranch has something for everyone, making it the perfect choice for an unforgettable vacation! We offer delectable and nutritious dishes prepared with love using organic ingredients. Most of our volunteers are young females and rest assured your security is not a concern even if you are a long traveller. Our staff are friendly and closely supervised to ensure efficiency. We are passion driven and love what we do. Volunteer accommodations are clean and tastefully designed for comfort. Work here is not hard but rewarding and enjoyable! We have WIFI for reasonable top up rates. Kalkuda and Pasikuda are some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka and are within approximately a 20 minute tuktuk ride from the ranch. We have an arrangement with a hotel property near the beach for our volunteers to use their pool for a reasonable rate and use the beach while there. Safety is assured here too! Our horses are Sri Lanka's tallest and well kept and we are committed to ethical riding.

My name is Alfie and am committed to natural way farming, ranch style horse keeping in the tropics and syntropic agroforestry. I lived and worked in Florida after my engineering studies there. Am an alumnus of Saint Petersburg College, FL and worked as a senior manager/engineer in a Fortune 100 company in the US . I went on to becoming a Chief Technology Officer and retired from corporate career thereafter to become the first Sri Lankan to have owned and trained camels in the UAE. I now run Sri Lanka's only dude ranch positioning ourselves to become a premium and preferred option for equestrian getaways! We are a team of dedicated professionals who strive to provide a positive, supportive, and enjoyable experience for our volunteers. Our goal is to ensure that our volunteers feel respected, appreciated, and supported throughout their service. We strive to recognize each individual’s unique talents and strengths and to create an environment where volunteers feel valued, heard, and respected. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. We recognize that volunteers come from all walks of life and strive to ensure that everyone is treated with respect, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or any other factor. Be assured you will depart with fond memories, invigorating experience and motivation, minus the stress you came in with!


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I fell in love with this ranch and it's positive vibes and decided to reapply for another stay and return in a few months.
Horses here are well trained and provide a therapeutic benefit while the food is delicious and I was spoilt by the treatment here. We were served like customers in a resort. I love the nature and tranquility here.
Work is fun and we get to design our workflow. We got to learn much in this project. I really appreciate Alfie with his pure heart of gold and good intentions 🙏🏼✨

19 days ago

Alfie replied

Hi Anna,
It was indeed a pleasure having you. Your positive work ethic and motivation are admired. We are excited to welcome you back!



Our time at Vonfidel Ranch was truly amazing. We got to design our own programme together with the owner and it turned out super good, with everything we expected. The horses are super well taken care of and they are big and fun to ride. The surrounding areas is also very beautiful and calm, it’s a perfect place to settle down for a while. The staff treated us really well and made sure we had everything we needed. We got to try local food every day and it was delicious! I really recommend this place, i really learned a lot staying here.

25 days ago

Alfie replied

It was our pleasure to have hosted you. You have excellent attributes to do well in life and we wish you the best!

Consider the ranch your home in Sri Lanka! Happy adventures!

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