NZ Horse Ranch

Company : Fronteering
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Building & Construction Projects
Country: New Zealand
Location : New Zealand
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Seize this opportunity to experience the vast openness of New Zealand and be part of a local farming family. If you have a passion for country life, tractors, horses, cattle and fresh air, and want to experience the great wide open, then Ranchstay is for you!

Ranchstay gives volunteers the chance to become involved with ranch work but also the family’s activities. Volunteers can use all facilities of the ranch, i.e. riding their horses, driving the tractor etc. The program is not only about ranching; it is a cultural exchange program where candidates get a real inside of Kiwi culture, customs and mentality.

In return for your work the family will offer you free accommodation and food and also include you in their personal activities such as going to market fairs, and local festivals, church, local sporting events etc. Please consider that you will be surrounded by nature and will be now.

This Is Why

  • Expand your knowledge about Kiwi culture
  • Improve your horsemanship skills
  • Improve your English
  • Learn about farming in general
  • Work in the beautiful sceneries of rugged New Zealand

Start Dates

All Year Round!

Costs / Benefits

04 Weeks: $1495.00 US
06 Weeks: $1595.00 US
08 Weeks: $1695.00 US
10 Weeks: $1795.00 US
12 Weeks: $1895.00 US

• An opportunity to live with a New Zealand family!
• Learn about the New Zealand way of life and farming in general
• Improve your English skills
• Learn horse riding, Kiwi style!
• Affordable Accommodation and meals included in the placement including the use of wireless internet (though Limited).


• Required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks
• NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
• Intermediate Horse Riding Skills Mandatory!
• Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
• Age: 18-35
• No animal allergies
• Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle.
• A love for animals and some overall experience of caring for an animal is a must!
• Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
• Effective communication skills and the ability to work alone
• Good knowledge of the English

Booking / Enquiry

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