Natural Horsemanship Student

founded in 2014
Aventura Doma Natural
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ECOLOGICAL FARM LIFE: live close to nature and learn to live en ecological lifestyle
Trail rides, tours and activites in the area like: waterfalls, rafting, coffeetour, vulcany tour and much more
SPANISH course included
live in a comunity, meet many new people and share your best memories together
Travel to Costa Rica! Learn Natural Horsemanship and bitless art of riding, get Spanish lessons and give back to the locals at the same time! Make your travel meaningful! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+

The Holiday Student Programme is designed for natural horsemanship and academic art of riding interested people, who want to combine an unique, inspiring learning and traveling experience with an unforgettable time in Costa Rica.

As a holiday student you will be part of our team and learn Natural Horsemanship as well as enjoy tours and trails and meet many new people from around the world. This is a great opportunity to learn new things to take home and experience real Costa Rica. On top the Holiday Student Program has founded a charity project to support locals in training their horses as well as taking on rescues. We also teach english in the local school. 

There is a wide range of activities you can get busy while beeing on our farm. You week will consist of: 

  • natural horsemanship training & bitless art of riding
  • trail rides and hikes with the horses 
  • theory lessons
  • tours and activities in the region (extra costs might occur)
  • local festivities 
  • spanish 
  • and just relaxing at our pool (= 

The farm is a place where people from all over the world meet and share their passion for horses and traving. The team of Finca Soley loves to welcome guests and volunteers and consits of a professional horse trainer and volunteer coordinator.   

You will be living on site in a shared house. Volunteers have their own kittchen and prepare their food  Also their is a libary, study room, big living room, jungle terrace with hammoks, gardens. The farm is located on the edge of a small village called Chucuyo, within a 30 mins hike or 2 mins in car you arrive in Tucurrique with plenty of shops, restaurants a soccer field etc. 

What we require

  • Minimum stay of 1 weeks
  • 2 hr work help with around horses per day/5 days per weeks
  • the will to learn
  • a positive attitude
  • teamplayer
  • love for animals

What we offer

  • room
  • Natural Horsemanship lessons, learning in a group and access to our big libery of videos and books (4 group sessons per week)
  • Spanish course every monday: 4 hours (an extra course is available on demand) 
  • trail rides and hikes with the horses (2x week)
  • theory lessons 
  • tours (extra costs might occur, depeding the tour)
  • an unique way to combine your travels with learning Natural Horsemanship

Long Term Stay (Natural Horsemanship Assistant)

For those volunteers interested in a longer commitment, we also offer an extended version of this program on Volunteer World. Please search for our Natural Horsemanship Assistant program in Costa Rica.

Typical day

After breakfast  we head to the horses to care for them. Then we start with the training where you recieve a group session natural horsemanship. After lunchbreak we will eather head out on a trail, learn more in a theory lesson or discover Costa Ricas culture at one of the various tours that are offered (like kayak, sugar mill, coffeetour, river swim, jungle tour etc.) 

Free-time activities

Swim with horses in the river, pool, libary, loads of educational material on Natural Horsemanship and academic art of riding, local markets, visit handcraft sugar factory, white water rafting, kayak tour, beach trips, waterfalls, local events etc.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:00

What's Included

Services by Aventura Doma Natural

Accomandation, Natural Horsemanship lessons (4x per week), spanish course, airport pick up, trail rides and hikes (2x per week), project work, organisation, help by flight search, certifications, donation for kids project and horse welfare project

Airport Pickup at Juan Santamaria International Airport

Pick up at Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose

(drop off is not included)


shared room (3 pax per room), big living rooms, volunteer kittchen, terrace with hammocks, gardens, study room

Bedroom (Double)
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assist you to find cheap flights to Costa Rica.
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 Costa Rica provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Costa Rica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Costa Rica.

Dates & Fees

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$857 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Aventura Doma Natural 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 Aventura Doma Natural during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Travel to Costa Rica! Learn Natural Horsemanship and bitless art of riding, get Spanish lessons and give back to the locals at the same time! Make your travel meaningful!


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