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All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 to 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 3193
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: October 16, 2019

We are now back offering Helpx after some time off due to property renovations at Our equestrian centre which is only 15 minutes from Melbourne's inner city with a car and 40 minutes by public transport and 5 minutes from the airport - so you can always stay for a few days on your way to or from Melbourne.

We run a full care horse agistment and training centre with fabulous horse facilities. We offer daily riding lessons and hold weekend riding clinics. We also run a monthly sales barn where people can bring their horses for sale and we have two Warmblood stallions at stud.

This is a perfect opportunity for someone interested in farm and horsework in Melbourne.

We expect 5 hours of work in return for food and accommodation. The normal hours are 7.30 to 12.30, unless there is a specific project then this may change but usually not. This gives you plenty of opportunity to visit the city or surrounding areas in your time off.

The bulk of the work will be general farmwork like cleaning, gardening, fencing and painting. There is always plenty to be done and learnt so you won't get bored with having to do the same thing over and over again!

We now offer fully self contained accomodation so cooking can be done by you so specific diets can be accommodated. You have a shared bathroom which is normally only used by one other person and an outside toilet.
Our property is non-smoking so non-smokers are preferred.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to be a part of your adventure here in Australia!!

reviews (22)
Helper: Marion and Hugo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 26, 2015
Hello Highfield Equestrian centre ! We are really sorry for the late revie... view complete review

Helper: Bastien and Cecile Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: April 22, 2015
Hello, We are a belgian couple and we stayed at Highfields for 3 weeks in... view complete review

Helper: Katharina Rathjen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 11, 2015
I planed to stay 5 weeks with Dave and Rebecca but luckily I had the chance t... view complete review

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Helper: Noel Reitz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 24, 2015
I am just being honest! This Equestarian Centre was the third farm I worke... view complete review

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Helper: Guillaume and Pierre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 28, 2014
We went to the center for 3 weeks. We had enjoyed this period. The view of t... view complete review

Helper: Anais and Noemie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 14, 2014
i went here with a friend and we stayed there for one week. We stayed in a ro... view complete review

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Helper: Alice Maupas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 25, 2014
Stayed 2,5 weeks at this Equestrian Centre. The work is really nice, I'd real... view complete review

Helper: Friederike Herold Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 13, 2013
I just spent about 3 weeks at Bec and Dave’s place and I had a great time!!! ... view complete review

Helper: Julie Bonniec Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 11, 2012
I spent 3 weeks with Dave an Bec. When I came in Highfield equestrian centre ... view complete review

Helper: Melanie Harrison Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 6, 2012
Georgina Vautier - Jersey I had a fantastic 10weeks here. Bec and Dave are... view complete review

Helper: Tiffany Ledner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 8, 2011
HAPPY FRIDAY! Hello from New York. I spent nearly three months with Dave and ... view complete review

Helper: Adam and Helen Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: March 27, 2010
This was our first and only HelpX and definitely the best experience ever! Du... view complete review

Helper: Mona Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Germany Date: March 23, 2010
I spent about 2 month with Bec and Dave, the horses, dogs, cat and kangaroos.... view complete review

Helper: Jean morris Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Ireland Date: July 23, 2009
hey guys , i had a great stay her always entertained with great ppl passing t... view complete review

Helper: Sylwana Jastalska Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Poland Date: August 31, 2008
Hey:) This is a perfect place for everybody who enjoys company of horses, po... view complete review

Helper: Calvin Chong Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Malaysia Date: June 30, 2008
Definitely one of the best helpx experience i've had so far. Dave and Rebecca... view complete review

Helper: Reinhold Lutz Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Italy Date: May 30, 2008
I stayed with Dave and Rebecca for 2 weeks. If I hadn’t had to leave I ... view complete review

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Helper: Stef and Emilie Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: April 20, 2008
Spent a solid 3 weeks with Bec and David and had good times all around with t... view complete review

Helper: Marcus o'connor Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Ireland Date: March 16, 2008
spent 2weeks with dave and bec had great fun truly lovely poeple,loved the re... view complete review

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Helper: Laura Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: February 1, 2008
Spent just a wk with Bec & Dave and loved every minute of it! fantasic locat... view complete review

Helper: Aimee and Hannah Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: December 15, 2007
We spent nearly 3 weeks living with Bec and Dave and LOVED IT! These two are... view complete review

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Helper: Bournoud and Menoud Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Switzerland Date: November 28, 2007
We spend about ten days in Rebecca and David house and that was just really f... view complete review

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