Horse Rider / Groom / Yard Assistance / Villa Assistance

The Exchange

I’m looking for a hard-working, self-motivated person with a kind and quiet approach to animals. Horse care and riding experience very important. Love for dogs is also a must as I have a friendly and hands-on pack. Job Duties include; paddock cleaning, grooming, preparing horses for clients, helping in riding lessons or trail rides, exercising horses ( mainly hacking) gardening, dog walking, help with villa prep for guests.


25 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Between 20 and 40 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Elisaye Villa and Horse Trails is a luxury Villa with a horse holiday/yoga retreat/trekking center. We are based near Alicante, Spain in the foothill of a Monto Coto nature Park.

I am looking for an assistant in all areas, but mainly with the horses. in return for 5 hours work 5 days a week you will receive accommodation, private double bedroom with private bathroom, with free wifi, access to laundry & 3 meals a day. breakfast items will be provided, you will be giving food allowance to buy your lunch and dinner items. I am vegetarian and do often make big meals so you are welcome eat my dishes if you like it!

The closest town is 6 min drive away with plenty of restraunts, bars, supermarkets etc. their is also a local restaurant/ bar a 10min walk

Activities & Shift

Every day will be different but the most work needed is with the horses, specifically helping me to exercise them. Other duties depend on what guests or clients I have coming in, or what the weather is like.

Shifts will be either 5 hours in the morning or 3 hours in the morning and 2 at night.

If you have any other skills like yoga, cooking, meditating, therapy etc we are happy for you to hold your own classes or workshops to locals so you can earn you own extra money. We are open to new ideas within reason as long as it doesn’t not interfere with the work/guests in the villa or yard.


I have a set routine everyday and have guests coming and going living in the lower apartment and attending riding lessons so a quiet living and working environment is important. This work away position is best suited to someone wanting to get back to nature and animals in a peaceful environment, there are amazing spots for meditation and yoga. This is not a place to party but we do enjoy our Spanish wine and socializing in the local bar or Evenings in the veranda! In your down time you are free to explore the area the mountains and if we have no guests in you can use the pool! Of course you have a car there are plenty of cities, beaches and tourist attractions to visit on your days off.

No extreme Drinking, No Drug Use, No loud Music, Kindness to animals, No Harsh Riding or Horse Handling