Horse Ranchstay

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founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
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High­lights

An amazing opportunity to learn and experience ranching Canadian culture first hand
A chance to improve your horsemanship skills while doing some horse riding throughout your stay!
Enhance the way you speak and understand English
A chance to develop your farming skills!
Amazing opportunity to visit and explore the beauty of rural Canada
Are you looking for a project that takes you away for your everyday life? Then travel to Canada and take part in our amazing Horse Ranch Canada project. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Our Ranchstay programs was designed for the cowboy/cowgirl at heart looking to spend some time on a ranch or farm away from all the bright lights and big cities. This program is for people looking to learn something new and about the community where they’ll be placed. It also enhances your skills and knowledge about farming as well. 
This experience gives participants a chance to become involved with family activities. Volunteers have all access to all facilities of the farm, i.e. riding their horses, driving the tractor and so much more! The program is not only about farming, it also entails a cultural exchange criterion where candidates get a real inside feel of Canadian culture, mentality, etc. The family also takes participants along with them when they visit neighbors, do their grocery shopping or when they go to events like rodeos and community festivals. 
So, for a minimum duration stay of 4 weeks with a maximum duration of 16 weeks. Come now and be surrounded by nature & wildlife and enjoy your everyday life in a farm! 

Typical day

As a volunteer at the ranch you will have some of the following responsibilities:

  • Feeding and grooming of the animals
  • Exercising horses
  • Cleaning barn and stables
  • Gardening
  • Some farm maintenance like checking and repairing fences
  • Light household chores
  • You will learn a great deal about horses and farming in general.
This experience gives participants the chance to become involved with family activities of a horse ranch. Participants can utilize all facilities of the farm, i.e. riding their horses, driving the tractor etc. The program is not only about the horses; it is a cultural exchange program where candidates get a real inside of Canadian culture, mentality etc. The family takes candidates along when they visit neighbors, when they do their grocery shopping or when they go to events like rodeos, community festivals.  Daily chores: Feeding and watering the animals cleaning of kennels & stables. Grooming during the spring and summer, walks during the spring and summer, maintenance of the stables (straw, fixing houses, cleaning up). There are additional daily duties which change with the seasons. Wood must be put on the fire first thing in the morning and last thing at night during the colder months.

Free-time activities

The activities differ depending on the location of your ranch. most of our ranches are in the countryside of British Columbia or Alberta. This is depended on your preferences and on the ranch that will accept you. For more information about the locations of our Horse Ranches please contact us.
Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, Letter of motivation, Application Form, 2 pictures and Liability Waiver and Volunteer Policy forms
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Outgoing, Initiative, Flexible, At least intermediate level English speaking and understanding
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel
Placement
Canadian Horse Ranch
Accommodation
Private room in house or trailer
Meals
3 meals a day included
Mail-holding service
You can use FRONTEERINGS office as a reliable address to have your mail delivered
Ongoing service
If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
Tours
Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Canada after you have finished your volunteer project.
24/7 Emergency contact
If there are any problems during you stay in Vancouver you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.
Accommodation

Volunteers will have a private bedroom situated in the ranch or in a trailer at the ranch with linen and towels, (please make sure that your room is cleaned before you leave) together with (usually) a shared bathroom.  You are responsible to clean and tidy your own room.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Dinner and most of the time breakfast is eaten with the family. You may have to prepare your own breakfast and lunch once in a while. There is no specific catering for vegetarians, and they cannot accommodate picky eaters; however the meals are wholesome and nutritious. You will eat what everyone else eats. If you require additional food outside of the meal times, you will need to provide this yourself. You will be required to wash and dry dishes. On the ranch they love to experience different foods, so if you would like to cook or bake, this would be just wonderful. There is a limited amount of snacks, soda drinks and fresh fruit provided.  You are more than welcome to travel with the family to town, if you need to do your own personal shopping.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Calgary. We assist you to find cheap flights to Canada.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Canada provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Canada you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Canada.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Depending on the ranch you will be staying at your itinerary will differ, for more information please contact us. This program can be started all year round and any day of the week. We do recommend to stay between the end of March and the end of October as winter can be very cold and will limit the daily activities at the ranch. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$845
5 weeks
$953
6 weeks
$1,060
7 weeks
$1,168
9 weeks
$1,383
11 weeks
$1,598
12 weeks
$1,695
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,895
Average fees
$166 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Horse Ranchstay

Are you looking for a project that takes you away for your everyday life? Then travel to Canada and take part in our amazing Horse Ranch Canada project.

$166/week

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