About Us

Wendy Smart

Wendy Smart

Horses have bought me so much joy over the last 30 years and I have also met some wonderful volunteers who came as helpers and left as friends – the theme of Horsefarmjobs came about as so many helpers came wanting to learn more. The idea of grading was a natural progression to help farms find people who really met their needs and for helpers to also match their dreams and aspirations. Lets do the best we can for the horseworld and everyone who contributesto it.

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Sylvana Ginella

Sylvana Ginella

Living with my 2 horses in Scotland I know how challenging it can be to take care of everything especially in times of poor weather or when its necessary to leave the farm for any reason. Rideaway seems to offer a wonderful solution – a match between genuine volunteers and horse farms that need help for any reason. There are many good volunteer services out there, yet matching horse skills between people and ranches seems to fill a gap in the market and if you have any questions or would like to comment on the site we would all be pleased to hear from you

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Gill Peters

Gill Peters

As soon as I heard about this concept I wanted to volunteer some assistance to launch this really valuable service. Having ridden since the age of 11, I know the joy horses can bring to everyone of any age and nationality. To match volunteers to horse farms seems to be the perfect idea and I hope you join in and spend many a happy hour with horses and like minded people.

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Our Grading System

  1. Basic knowledge, willing to clean stables/groom etc - needs induction and support training.
  2. Basic knowledge, willing to clean stables/groom etc - needs induction, support training, can catch a horse, halter, tie up, pick out feet, basic riding
  3. Some knowledge, needs induction and support training, can catch and halter a horse, pick out feet, groom, saddle up, generally handle
  4. Confident around horses, at least 2 years experience, handling horses, some riding, can feed, make up hay nets, can supervise junior staff
  5. Confident around horses, at least 2 years experience, handling horses, riding, feed/hay/supervise staff, some veterinary first aid, can identify signs of colic, deal with minor injuries
  6. Confident around horses, a lot of experience with handling, riding, feeding/can oversee a farm, some veterinary experience ie colic signs, minor injuries, can prepare horses for show (plaiting etc) - strip clean tack, load horses, attend at shows, handle horses in most situations
  7. Confident around horses, a lot of experience with handling, riding, feeding/can oversee a farm, some veterinary experience ie colic signs, minor injuries, can prepare horses for show (plaiting etc) - strip clean tack, load horses, attend at shows, handle horses in most situations - can lunge, exercise, ride out
  8. Confident around horses, a lot of experience with handling, riding, feeding/can oversee a farm, some veterinary experience ie colic signs, minor injuries, can prepare horses for show (plaiting etc) - strip clean tack, load horses, attend at shows, handle horses in most situations
  9. Confident around horses, a lot of experience with handling, riding, feeding/can oversee a farm, some veterinary experience ie colic signs, minor injuries, can prepare horses for show (plaiting etc) - strip clean tack, load horses, attend at shows, handle horses in most situations including young stock, energetic horses, stallions, ride well within my disciplines
  10. Confident around horses, a lot of experience with handling, riding, feeding/can oversee a farm, some veterinary experience ie colic signs, minor injuries, can prepare horses for show (plaiting etc) - strip clean tack, load horses, attend at shows, handle horses in most situations including young stock, energetic horses, stallions, ride well within my discipline and show

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