Travel to Costa Rica! Learn Natural Horsemanship, get Spanish lessons and give back to the locals at the same time! Make your travel meaningful!
The Holiday Student Programme is designed for natural horsemanship 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 takin 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. After our meeting students can choose their activities from the following areas:
The farm is operated by a german-nicaraguan family that loves the pura vida lifestyle. Isa is a professional Natural Horsemanship trainer, working and riding horses all her live and beeing very fortune to make her passion her live and study together with great horseman like Silke Vallentin and Kerri April. Milton has grown up on a horse farm in Nicaraguas deep jungle. He is an absolut handyman and knows how to build from scatch petty much everthing from furniture to houses using bamboo and wood.
You will be living on site in a shared apartment. Volunteers have their own kittchen and prepare their food together. Also their is a libary, study room, big living rooms, jungle terrace with hammoks, big botanical gardens, greenhouse, pool, and loads of jungle mountains around. The farm is located on the edge of a small village called Atirro, where there is a little shop and soda. From here you can take a bus to Turrialba.
What we require
What we offer
Long Term Stay (Natural Horsemanship Assistant)
For those volunteers interested in a longer commitment and even more fulfilling experience, we also offer an extended version of this program on Volunteer World. Please search for our Natural Horsemanship Assistant program in Costa Rica.
After a full hearty breakfast in the morning we will had to the barn to feed and groom the horses. Then we start with the training where you recieve a group session natural horsemanship wih your project horse. 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.)
Swim with horses in the river, pool, libary, loads of educational material on Natural Horsemanship, local markets, visit handcraft sugar factory, white water rafting, kayak tour, beach trips, waterfalls, local events etc.
Pick up at Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose
Stay in comfi bnb, big living rooms, volunteer kittchen, pool, terrace with hammocks, gardens, study room
You get provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by themselves. We eat local and mainly vegetarian but also enjoy some imported goodies like peanut butter. Special diets are welcome.