Volunteer Guide - Estancia Los Potreros, Argentina - January 2018 StartEstancia Los PotrerosGuest Member, Cordoba, Córdoba, 5000, Argentina
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- 4 months ago
Estancia Los Potreros is a world-reknowned horse-riding/hospitality establishment in the heart of rural Argentina. With over 100 horses, we welcome guests from across the world to experience our beautiful trail riding, and also offer beginner/novice polo. We are a working cattle/stud farm.
We are starting to recruit for our forthcoming season and are looking for someone to join us from the beginning of January onwards, for 3 to 4 months. We are only looking for this time period at the moment.
Volunteers form an important part of our team, as we entrust the safety and well-being of both our horses and our guests into their hands, and guides become an important part of the guest experience.
Horse duties can include: back up rider, horse care, tack cleaning, assisting at polo sessions, handling young stock, treatment of ailments. Guides normally ride at least once per day. Guest duties can include: hosting guests at meal times, cooking breakfast, serving tea/meals, pool cleaning etc.
Minimum requirements are:
- 21 years old and over
- 13 stone and under
- competent and confident riders with a secure seat and soft hands, able to mount from the ground
- fluent in English
- non-smokers and meat-eaters
Successful guides are also generally:
- hard working and flexible
- independent, resilient and resourceful by nature
- highly sociable, comfortable in all types of company
- have previous experience of the service/tourism industry
Speaking some Spanish is advantageous, but not essential.
We provide full board and lodging; transport to/from Buenos Aires to Cordoba; weekly Spanish lessons; chance to learn/improve polo; share of tips. Volunteers must finance their own travel to Argentina/personal insurance.
Providing you meet ALL of the above minimum requirements, please e-mail us with a brief outline of previous riding/service industry experience, why you are interested in the position, plus a current CV/resume.
Minimum age 21 - please do not apply if you are under 21 as our insurance prohibits us from taking you on. Fluent English speaker. Non-smokers only please and we are unable to cater for vegetarians/vegans or any complex dietary requirements.
Required Key Skills
- People Skills
Accommodation is simple and on a shared basis (same sex). All meals are provided.
Guides recieve: transport by coach to/from Buenos Aires to Cordoba; all food and accommodation; share of tips; chance to learn/improve Spanish; chance to learn polo, regular riding (usually at least once daily)
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- Estancia Los Potreros
- Guest Member
- Cordoba, Córdoba, Argentina distance
- Córdoba, Argentina distance
- Facility type
We are a working estancia that takes guests, mainly from Europe and the US, supplying high quality riding holidays, with an average stay of 5 days. We have over 160 horses, and our main business is trail riding, along with polo and some breeding.