Trip Details

The local NGO with whom we’re working focuses on hypotherapy – a therapeutic method in which the horse is used for the rehabilitation, integration, physical, psychological, emotional and social development of a person. They have about 10 horses and a large area where they ride horses with the disadvantaged from all over Dalmatia. The NGO has a lot of staff and local participants helping in their activities. The project is located in Trogir which is about 20 km away from Split.

You can assist in maintaining the riding area, prepare for the therapy i.e. saddling up horses, scrubbing them down and anything that involves the work at the ranch, including cleaning and maintaining the stables, feeding the animals, etc. Older participants can also assist in holding the children while riding. In the winter period, you will be working every day, maintaining the field, training and riding horses to stay in shape, and cleaning the ranch environment. In essence, this will be one of the most exciting and unforgettable experience you have ever had!

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Work Begins. Daily activities include preparing horses, saddling horses, riding them to keep in shape, cleaning the ranch and the field
10:00 – Therapy starts
12:00- 13:00 – Lunch Break
13:00- 16:00 – Ranch Work, assisting the therapy, riding horses, finishing up work with the local staff and preparing for the next day.

Weekends are Free to Explore Croatia or just relax.

Trip Accommodation

The second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It is on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Among other historic sites, the Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE is situated here. The city was founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos in the 3rd or 2nd century BC.

Around 650 CE it became a well inhabited city with all amenities. Later, Split became a Byzantine city, to later gradually drift into the sphere of the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Croatia, with the Byzantines retaining this city for themselves.

Split has many Museums of repute, telling the varied history of the city and the country as a whole. With the presence of a live and throbbing music scene and a centre for sports, Split does not fail to present the visitor with many things to see and do.

The location of your accommodation will be closer to the locations where your programs will be operated. You will also have access to basic facilities within a few kilometres so that you can buy the things you want for your stay while you are staying at this accommodation.

Accommodation & Food

You will be sharing your room with other volunteers on single gender basis. There will be 4-6 people per room.

Food Arrangements
The meals will include a mix of western and local food. Which may include Vegetables, Rice, Pastas, Breads and meat.You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends.

Facilities
Local restaurants, ATMs, mini marts, and medical facilities are available within 5km radius.

Sights & Surroundings

  • Peristyle Square
  • Statue of Grgur Ninski
  • Poljud Stadium
  • Split National Theatre
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • The Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments
  • The Split City Museum
  • The Gallery of Fine Arts

Trip Country Info

Croatia

Capital: Zagreb
Language: Croatian
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Croatia which is located in central and south east Europe is a sovereign state with a diverse climate. It was inhabited by the 6th century AD and currently the tourism industry plays a major role in bringing in the income mostly during the summer which has Croatia being ranked the 18th most popular travel destination in the world. The many islands which are part of the country are blessed with a luscious vegetation with low mountains and highlands with forests. The largest islands that belong to Croatia are Cres and Krk each consisting of an area approximately around 400 square miles. While the country is mostly known for its beautiful beaches, the islands also consists of beautiful rivers such as Sava, Drava, Kupa and Danube, the second largest river of Europe. And in addition to these, Croatia owns a number of multiple deep caves and breathtakingly beautiful lakes which are mostly turquoise to mint green or blue, making them most travelers famous destinations.

Climate
The Croatian climate according to the Köppen climate classification, is described as moderately warm and rainy with an average temperature of about −3 °C in the month of January and 18 °C in the month of July. While the Adriatic coast is considered the warmed parts of Croatia, Lika and Gorski Kotar are considered the coldest areas with snowy forested climates.

Culture
The culture of Croatia is mainly influenced by its geographical location as the representation of four different cultural influences can be seen. There is a mix of both western culture as well as the eastern. But it was in the 19th century that Croatia experienced its most flourishing years related to arts and culture as a result of the Illyrian movement. Croatia can boast about seven sites that managed to be listed under the UNESCO world heritage list in addition to owning ten of world’s intangible cultural masterpieces of UNESCO as Croatia possesses an intangible culture.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa