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Horse riding school & Rehab Assistant

Geneva, United States of America show on map

Non-profit | Fronteering Travel

This project focuses on horse riding training as well as rehabilitating abused horses. You will be able to improve your horse-riding skills and help with a great cause!.

Our Training School for Riding and Rescue Horse Rehabilitation is a unique training experience open to all students, new and experienced, aged 18 and over. The Trainer has over 30 years of experience in the field. He is accustomed to training and starting colts and has worked with a number of abused and challenging horses, including American Mustangs. These are horses that require a patient, thoughtful and consistent approach. The Trainer piloted the Training School last summer with ten students from across Europe.

The goal of the Training School is to enable the students to rehabilitate rescue horses while they learn safe horsemanship, helping these horses find forever homes. Classes are designed for a maximum of six students covering the fundamentals of horsemanship from safe groundwork, riding, body control, successful communication and critical evaluation of their horse, and of themselves. Keeping the groups small ensures that each rider gets a rich, personalized experience, with opportunities to build on existing knowledge. A strong emphasis is placed on consideration for the rider and for the horse. Lessons are taught in the Western style of riding making the training School a uniquely American experience. 

This is Why
  • Unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge of horsemanship while engaging in meaningful rehabilitation of rescued horses and training of wild horses.
  • Help train and shape the horses into a lifetime companion for people!
  • Endless amount of time spent with the horses and horse riding!
The Center is located 40 minutes from Orlando in the sunshine state of Florida! Famous for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, a National Seashore and lots of wildlife this location is great for those wanting to have the best of both worlds. The Rescue Center is located in an area between forests, lagoons and the ocean. There are great opportunities to watch wildlife, visit magnificent beaches or go to the popular attractions on your days off.

Their are no specific requirements for this program except for having a positive attitude. 



Typical day

Each student will be assigned one horse that is theirs to work with, care for and train during the duration of their stay. There will also be other horses being cared for at the Training School who may be made available for groundwork or special exercises, depending on the needs of the students and the horses. The ability of each horse and rider is completely unique and therefore students should come with an open mind and be prepared to train a ‘green’ horse, teaching the basics which are often overlooked in other training programs. Some of your responsibilities include:
  • Caring for sick injured horses
  • Ensuring horses has food and water
  • Brushing horse, inspecting teeth and hooves
  • Washing gear
  • Unsaddling horses
  • Haying
  • Cleaning stables
For more information regarding your typical day please contact us.






Details on Arrival

There are no specific start/arrival dates for this project, however, we recommend that you arrive on a Monday.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can take part on numerous leisure activites on their days off. The Center is located 40 minutes from Orlando in the sunshine state of Florida! Famous for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, a National Seashore and lots of wildlife this location is great for those wanting to have the best of both worlds. The Rescue Center is located in an area between forests, lagoons and the ocean. There are great opportunities to watch wildlife, visit magnificent beaches or go to the popular attractions on your days off.

Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Museum/Opera
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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, Resume, Letter of Motivation and Two pics and signed Policies and Liability Form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel
The fees include:
  • Airport Pickup :We will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation on the Project site.
  • Accommodation :Shared accommodation in trailers on the project. 
  • Meals: Breakfast is provided. You will be responsible for preparing your lunch and dinner.
  • Horse Riding: Many possibilities to go for trail rides.
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact

Airport Pickup at Orlando International Airport

You will arrive in Orlando, Florida where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation at the project.

Accommodation

Volunteers live in Shared accommodation on the project site in a nice Ranch house with shared bathroom. There is also a kitchen, common living area, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Things like plates, glasses, pots and pans, bedding, bath towels, etc. are all provided so you will not need to bring anything of that nature.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast is included every day during your entire stay but you will have to prepare lunches and dinners by yourself. The project will also facilitate weekly trips to grocery stores so that you can purchase anything you need.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Orlando. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States of America.
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 United States of America provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in United States of America you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States of America.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$2,195.00
3 weeks
$3,195.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$3,895.00
Average fees
$1,036.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Geneva/United States of America between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in United States of America.
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.

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