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    An exciting opportunity has arisen at South Bucks RDA, Fulmer for a Centre Manager/Instructor. An enthusiastic hands-on leader with a keen interest in dressage to develop our staff, volunteers and riders. SBRDA enables people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties, of all ages and levels of ability to enjoy riding and horse activities for Therapy, Recreation and Sport. Accommodation available 48 hr working week 4 weeks holiday per year. Salary dependent on experience BHS/RDA

We run a rehab centre and beach horse trails, but we also have a Cape Cart which we have done two weddings with and would like to continue doing to generate finances for the centre. We had a Fresian and a Percheron that pulled the cart, but lost the Percheron to cancer last year. We need help with the training a pair and the up keep of the cart it was built in 1892 and is a gem. We also have two other carts from West Bromich one built in 1907 and 1917.

The Job

Job No
Horse Drawn Vehicle Renovation And Driving
Farm Maintenance; Harness/Driving; Instructor; Nanny/Housekeeping; Other; Rider-English; Groom-Trekking; Volunteer;
Work type
Work time
You pay to stay.
Bring own horse
Training available
1 year ago

The Employer

Employer No
Cintsa Horses And Newhampshire Equine Rehab Centre
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa ZA flag
Facility type
Private; Holiday/Hacking Centre; Other; Breeding/Foaling; Training; Conditioning/Handling;


Training and driving tandam, maybe carpentry and knowledge of horse drawn vehicles are the main requirements. Experience in riding and basic knowledge of horse care managment and a passion of course. Help us sort out the Cape Cart and use it for weddings it could generate another income for our rehab centre.

Required Key Skills

Riding; Driving license; Handling Youngstock; Schooling; Exercising; Starting/Breaking;

Required Expertise

Driving; Trekking; Working with children;


There is live in accomodation or a self contained two bedroomed cottage attached to the main homestead. Also we have a rodavel close by which is for sleeping only, but gives you your space. Or a tent under the stars, theres no mosquitoes in our area.

Job Benefits

We as a rehab centre are looking for a volunteer willing to pay their way and help an overworked family who rehabilitate horses loads of work, but lots of fun to. Ride on the beach next to the Indian ocean on horse back and help with "Horses Working for Horses. Mature volunteers most welcome, we value other peoples experiences. By booking directly through us you save on placement fees and agents commission.

The Facility

'Take A Ride On The Wild Side'. We desperately need volunteers for 2014. You want to eat, sleep and breathe horses watch dolphins and whales in the Indian Ocean this is the place to be. We've been running trails for 15 years and the rehab centre for 12, trails on the beach next to the Indian Ocean is an income for the rescue centre. "Horses Working for Horses", most of our trail horses are previously rescued, abused theywork for the other guys. All our trail horses are turned out in their social groups, we have 17 working horses the other 27 at the centre in rehab, or traiining. Your financial contribution as a volunteer covers food and accom, helps rescue horses, vets bills for the injured and help for the retired, medication, farrier and dentist. Often we pay owners be able to rescue some horses. Bypass the agents, spend time riding the beach or working with youngsters and oldies, we need you guys plus the extra hands to keep us going.


driving license; exercising; handling youngstock; riding; schooling; trekking; working with children; starting/breaking; instructor; rider-english; job; volunteer; farm maintenance; other; driving; harness/driving; groom-trekking; south africa; nanny/housekeeping; eastern cape; 111671;

Jobseeker Feedback

  • After being in Cintsa for 2 months end of 2011, I just couldn't stay away so I decided to go back for another 4 months from mid January till mid May. You are part of the family right away, everybody is just so friendly and open. But the best part are the horses! Every horse is different and unique. When you volunteer here it doens't feel like you are working. You have so much fun every day, and not a day is the same. One day you are chasing horses that have broken out of a field (Sometimes not even your own..) the next day you are rescuing a new horse. Besides mixing feed, feeding, grooming, and other chores, the horsie ladies can take you for trips to kiss Abby the tame giraffe, cuddle baby lions and go for a drive to Butterworth to fetch horse feed! The best part for me will always be the beach trails! I absolutely LOVE them. I couln't get enough of cantering down a wide open beach and jumping over logs! I recommend this place to everybody with a passion for horses, once you are there, you will not want to leave! (especially when you see how pretty Demo is! ;)) And if my comment hasn't convinced you to go, check out one of my videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmo4oSI-nIs&list=UU7eWPFDCvG8291aCKebM3zQ&index=2&feature=plcp

    Lei Li Dwars 6/17/2012
  • Wonderful people in a wonderful place, for a wonderful work with horses. These girls work with passion, professionalism and experience. For all kind of riders, an amazing experience. Please, help them; you really won't regret it. Thank you very much to be so lovely Alix

    Alix Neyrand 12/29/2011
  • If you are at all considering this project, I must wholeheartedly say, please go ahead and do it - you will not regret it!! I spent two months with Georgie, Penny and Asha and their extended horse family in early 2010 and it was, without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. The horses are all so special and each has their own story (many of them heartbreaking) and to see all their different characters shine through now they in the safe hands of the girls is just immense. It is, however, the girls themselves that make this project unique and all that it is - for all the stress and heartbreak that come with running a rehab centre such as this, Georgie, Penny and Asha are three of the most positive, friendly and fun girls that I have had the privilege to meet - they made my experience unforgettable! In terms of experience with horses (which, of course, is always welcome!) it is by no means a prerequisite - a passion for horses is the only requirement and the girls (and their seemingly never ending supply of patience) will make sure that you achieve whatever it is you set out to do when you left for South Africa, be that regain some lost confidence or gain experience in breaking in youngsters. I could say so much more, but, with my limited word count, I hope that I have shared enough of my awesome time at Cintsa Horses to give you an idea of what it's all about!

    Emma Metcalfe 3/26/2010
  • Un séjour génial, des gens adorables toujours présents et comptant sur vous même si vous ne maîtrisez pas la langue. ( ont déjà accueillis une personne ne parlant pas un mot d'anglais ) Une grande ferme occupée par une petite famille très soudée. Pas besoin d'être un grand cavalier même s'ils en auraient grand besoin pour débourrer leurs jeunes chevaux. Lovely people in a lovely place. An experience unforgettable in this beautiful country. My only regret: that the time is too quickly spent.

    Laurent Olivier 11/22/2009
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