The greatest happiness on earth is sitting in the saddle of a horse

The greatest happiness on earth is sitting in the saddle of a horse

ID: 14 · Type: AnimalsChildrenDevelopmentEducationHealth · Location: Quito Ecuador

The Foundation is a non-profit civil organization for social development. Their main task is the rehabilitation and recreation of people with disabilities through therapeutic riding. In 1990 they started with two horses and four children, now the foundation attends more than 400 people – people of all ages, healthy or ill, rich or poor and of all races and religions, although their work is focused on children with disabilities and poor living conditions.


The center is located in Tumbaco, only 20 minutes from Quito. There you’ll find some nice and comfortable dormitories for the volunteers, a covered riding arena, a therapy house, an office and a cafeteria. From Monday to Friday the foundation offers therapies to people with disabilities until noon, this corresponds to your working schedule. During this time you’ll be responsible for the cleaning, caretaking and training of the horses, tend the gardens, assist during the riding therapy, and support the creation of micro enterprises with mothers of children with disabilities and marketing of goods.


Advantageous are experiences with equestrian and vaulting.

Work Schedule:
Mon - Fri, 8am - 12pm, 14pm - 18pm

Minimum Stay:
4 Weeks

Min. Local Language Level:
Intermediate (B1)

Minimum Age:
18 Years

Volunteer Accommodation:

Volunteer Meals:
not included

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