Horse Riding Tour Company, Assisting Or Taking Charge, South America
Yard and Groom
Near Quito Pichincha
hace 2 días

A fantastic opportunity to live and work for an established horse riding company in Ecuador. You will stay on a farm in an idyllic location, helping take care of the horses (16 at the moment, not stabled) and assist with the running of the riding tours.

Most months we take on a new volunteer (salary options to discuss).

For the right applicant(s) - independent single person, couple or team, this short term job could lead a lot further.

The work consists of a lot of riding, often riding and leading 1 or 2 horses when exercising in-between tours. You can spend a full day riding when on tour so applicants must be riding fit.

All of the horses have individual characters and are in different stages of training, and so some schooling may be required depending on applicants skills.

  • Other tasks include grooming, taking care of the tack, field management, feeding and basic veterinary care if required. The work is varied and days will be long during the tours;
  • only people with a can-do attitude and willingness to get stuck in to any task need apply!

  • During the tours, in addition to riding, you may be required to : help move guest baggage, horse feed and other equipment;
  • make picnic lunches; and deal with any requirements the guests may have. Manuals, checklists and training are provided to support you.

    The role is adaptable, depending on the skills and interests of the successful applicant. For the right candidate there may be an opportunity to guide guests on day trips from the base and a wage can be negotiated for this.

    For longer term candidates a salary is available depending on skills and experience.


  • Minimum age of 25 years
  • Fluent English; conversational Spanish (no non-speakers please)
  • Can stay 3 months or longer (90 day visa on arrival, easy to extend a further 90 days)
  • Maximum weight 75kg
  • Clean driving license (manual car)
  • Competent riding ability
  • Horsemanship (not just riding)these skills are helpful
  • Schooling (not essential)
  • Lunging (not essential)
  • Exercising
  • Tourism (any previous experience in customer service / tourism industry would be a bonus but not essential)
  • Trekking / guiding
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation is provided at La Finca’, along with money for food / supplies. The farm is in a remote location, the nearest village for amenities is a short drive or 20 minute walk.

    You will be expected (as a group of volunteers) to buy and cook your own food with the money provided. Please note there is no wifi at La Finca at this time (access to internet is possible at the local internet cafe or through mobile data packages which are easy to set up we provide a sim card and plan with MBs as well as calling minutes & ample texting).

    During the tours you may stay with the guests in the Haciendas or in nearby local accommodation (all expenses covered).

    Job Benefits

  • Opportunity to live and ride horses in a beautiful part of the world
  • Join guests and get to experience the tours firsthand. We ride and stay in stunning locations including Cotopaxi National Park
  • Spend days off exploring Ecuador (Amazon and Galapagos Islands very popular). You get one day off per week which you can accumulate and have a longer break
  • Small wage may be negotiated for the successful applicant.vastly improve your spoken Spanish
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