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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Tour Guide

Organize and lead tours around the area.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Shelby Farms Stables is located within the beautiful Shelby Farms Park located in Memphis, Tennessee. The park consists of 4,500 acres and is one of the largest parks within a city limit in the United States. Our position involves assisting at the stables with grooming, cleaning and helping our guest that come to ride at the stables. We take out over 4,000 guests a year on trail rides.

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  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 55 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I don‘t even know where to start! This was my first workexchange experience and I loved every second about it! Working at the stables actually never felt like work because I loved every second! Eric is an amazing and extremely funny host! He really wants everyone to feel comfortable and it felt like home to me. I even extended my stay from 4 to 6 weeks and even after that, I did not want to leave. I highly recommend staying at Eric‘s place! If you have experience with horses and if you love interacting with people (and his dog Bella), then I recommend his place a 1000%. Can‘t wait to be back!!

about 1 year ago

United States

I had one of the coolest experiences of this year thanks to Eric and holly! I loved everything my room and how comfortable and private it was with a beautiful balcony view facing their private lake, the horses and how sweet and fun they were to ride, and especially my host Eric and holly who made me feel at home in their own home thank you guys for EVERYTHING ILL BE BACK ! (:

about 1 year ago

United Kingdom

Super welcoming hosts! Truly felt apart of everything and every need was met. I met the most lovely people and can't wait to see some in London soon (you know who you are). If you're thinking about applying definitely do! I learnt lots about horses and can't wait to get more involved at my local stables back home. Thanks for a great experience!

about 1 year ago

About Shelby Farms Stables

  • Hosted by Eric

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  • Response Rate: 40%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

Volunteers will stay at our ranch in Hernando, Mississippi just 20 miles South of Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis has long been known to be the birthplace of music in America. There are lots of adventures and places to explore in the area. At the stables where you will be working it is located within a 4,500 acre park that has 40 miles of hiking and biking trails. It also has kayaking and boating. At our ranch we have a stocked lake where you...

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