Volunteering & Internships
-- All About Hands on Learning --
Join us at Finca Soley
We are excited that you are interested in our project. Finca Soley is a place for you to develop, learn and explore new things. Here you will find a natural horsemanship & classical art of bitless riding trainings facility, a Spanish language school, a kids project, English project for locals, a wood workshop and loads of fruit trees and veggi gardens. We are welcoming people who like to get involved into our daily farm life and are interested in making new experiences and exploring new ways of life. In addition, you can learn new skills like Natural Horsemanship or woodwork, improve your foreign languages and learn Spanish.
As a horse volunteer you will be fully focusing on the horses, the study of Natural Horsemanship and the classical art of riding. You will spend the mornings grooming, training, trail riding with the horses.
In the afternoon you recieve for 3x per week a Spanish course.
You have time to observe the herd, read a book and study Spanish.
This program suits for beginners as well as for advanced riders.
You will be accomodated in a shared room in Casa India.
Hands on working in our veggi gardens, fruit tree care, animal care, fences, building projects, art projects....there is so much to do and we are exited to welcome people who like to get their hands dirty, like to do physical, manual work and enjoy the community lifestyle at Finca Soley.
You will be working the mornings alongside Milton and learn everythings about building, organic gardening, permaculture, fruit trees, composting etc.
In the afternoon you will recieve 3x per week a 2 hours Spanish course.
You will be accomodated in Casa India in a shared dorm.
Please download our info pdf to read more about this program.
FAMILY FARM EXPIRIENCE
For families we have a special offer: Our famous family farm experience program. As a family you will be in a private room or in our guest house (see info pdf). Your kids can be joining our pony club, receiving their own care pony. In the mornings they can come in the barn groom their pony and will be riding 2 x per week. In the afternoon we offer kids workshops together with the parents like painting, baking, hiking etc. We have a trampoline and loads of toys.
One of the adults will be joining the farm volunteers in the mornings.
If you like to learn Spanish you can book the Spanish course additionally.
To sign up send us an Email:
on the trail
join the gardener team
learn and play
get your horse to love the jump
Its all about energy!
Lets run and play
learn to communicate
I stayed at the Finca Soley during six months as a working
student and it was a wonderful experience. The farm is situated in
the stunning tropical rain forest and the area is so beautiful and peaceful. Isa and Milton are very kind and hospitable so I felt at home right away. The farm is a wonderful place to enjoy the costa rican nature: you can go for walks or trailrides, take a bath in the river or just wander through the botanical garden where the horses often run freely. I got to know many great people and there is
a family atmosphere.
A big part of the life at the Finca Soley are – of course – the horses. They have a really natural life there, living together in a herd and having huge areas to graze and play. They get lots of love and care and are all very friendly. I learned so much about natural horsemanship: Isa is a great teacher and the lessons were really interesting and fun. We were going on wonderful trailrides in the mountains, taking baths with the horses in the river and playing with them a lot.
The work I did at the farm was really varied. so it always stayed
interesting and fun. As a working student you do not only learn
natural horsemanship and horsecare, there is lots different things you
can get to know.
There are lots of nice things to do and explore in the area like rafting,
cayaking, hiking in the rain forest...
I spent a fantastic time at the Finca Soley and I can't wait to come back one day!
Thank's a lot to Isa and Milton and all of the other people and animals who made this time so special!
Wish you all the best,