Albania

Opportunity to ride horses in Albania

Opportunity to ride horses in Albania! Seriously, that’s the job.

We are looking for 1 volunteer to take the reins here in Northern Albania. Amazing opportunity for someone with horse experience who also wants to explore the fabulous Albanian Alpes, kayak/swim in the Valbona River, and of course, ride out in the region!

Owner has 2 horses and needs someone with horse experience to help keep teaching her to ride, and needs a hand with horse care. They are great horses – my partner and I rode them 800km unsupported across Albania. They’re not bombproof, but they’re honest and fun! They’re in a pasture with a shed, so the maintenance work is really easy. Occasionally will need to take care of the horses/dogs overnight when she goes to Tirana for meetings.

Approx: 15-20 hours per week, mostly morning riding sessions, so you’re free after to do whatever you want. If you want to plan a multi-day ride, owner will be thrilled!

Comfortable room, meals included.

Requirements:
MUST have horse experience, you’ll be asked to send a video or photos of riding and speak on the phone with me prior.
Able to commit to 3-4 week stay.Prefer female, male ok. Maybe possible for the right couple.
When: From mid-August! Dates will be blocked on first come, first served.
Please send me a PM with your ideal dates, and a brief explanation of your riding experience. I don’t care how high you’ve jumped, but I want to know you’re a responsable, confident, clear rider, who can also explain what you’re doing to help teach the owner.
COVID NOTE: Albania is open presumably all nationalities. The airport is Tirana, and then you’ll take a bus or the ferry to Bajrim Curri. House is about 10 min walk from center of town.

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