Farmstay Connemara, Ireland

4.5
18 reviews18

Looking for an Experienced Equestrian

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Help a sustainable project
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Practice English
13 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with nature
11 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Needs help immediately
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Availability

Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

A cultural experience in a Family Equestrian Yard where Connemara Ponies are bred, trained, competed and produced for Showjumping and Working Hunter Competition and export sale. Opportunity to learn English, learn about our culture and Life in the West of Ireland. Daily Help includes Stable work, Feeding and exercising Connemara Performance Ponies. Must be an accomplished rider for this position. Opportunity to compete in Competitions.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Over 21 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)
  • European Union Passport
  • Travel insurance

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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18 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Farmstay

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 13 Practicing English
  • 11 Get in touch with nature
  • 11 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 5 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4 5. Gender equality
  • 2 6. Clean water and sanitation

Canada

5

The experience was good! If you go in the winter bring warm clothes! Everyone is very nice and the accommodation is comfortable. You must be okay with manual labour and being outdoors for most of the day!

4 days ago

France

5

This is a great place if you like working with horses, the landscape is beautiful and the ponies are great. If you plan on going there during winter, think about bringing warm and waterproof clothes (slippers might be a great idea for the house). It's a physical job. Be sure to be motivated and efficient. Days can be very short, like very long depends on what needs to be done. I had a great time there and had the opportunity to train a pony myself. Thank you for your trust and everything !

26 days ago

France

4

I stayed 3 months, it was a very good experience! In a really cool setting, the horses are very nice! In winter, take warm clothes for outside but also for inside the house!

30 days ago

Argentina

5

I highly recommend this volunteering to people who like the outdoors, animals and have no problems with manual work and getting their hands dirty. Breege and her family are very friendly and hardworking. I have fond memories of my time in their home. The atmosphere with other volunteers is most recommendable. The place is very nice and the horses are very good.

6 months ago

Argentina

5

This was my first experience as a volunteer; It could not have been better!! My experience with Breege and his entire family has been spectacular! Everything was respected as agreed; I learned about horses; field tasks and environmental care I shared unique moments with her, with her family and the other volunteers I recommend this experience 100% I'm going to miss you!!🤗🤗

6 months ago

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