Want to experience life in the Australian Outback?
Leconfield... a place of horsemanship, farm work and back to basics! Be introduced to the Australian Outback at the Leconfield 5 day Jackaroo & Jillaroo School. The school has been around since 1996, and we've seen many Australian as well as international students come and go, from college students to backbackers to people with established careers who are searching for a peaceful, yet intense and fun place to enjoy a brief break from the city.
Leconfield is an hour away from the closest town and therefore has little cellular connection or internet which our students like. A great opportunity to get back to basics! Whether you have been riding for years or are just a beginner, come and join our family for action, laughs and memories for a lifetime!
Here, you'll learn such skills as Natural Horsemanship, known to many as "horse whispering", sheep shearing, cattle mustering, add a few bush skills, see working dogs in action, and much, much more. You will participate in various sessions which focus on communicating with your horse through its own language and create a unique partnership with your horse during the school. The farm is provided with beds, bathrooms, food and everything else you might need throughout the week.
Leconfield 5-Day Jackeroo/Jillaroo School - $695
Includes all of your accommodation, meals and activities here on the farm plus pick-up from Tamworth YHA at 9am on the Monday morning and return to the Tamworth YHA on the Friday evening.
~ "Eager wannabe Jack and Jillaroos come here from all over the country for the chance to learn the tricks of the trade at one of Australia's best bush schools." - Kim Wildman, The Fix/Nine MSN ~
"Dust off your boots and pack your bags for true-blue experience that will have you shearing sheep, cracking whips, and chasing cattle among the gum trees." - Miranda Cashin, Nomad Travel Magazine ~
"...welcomed in like one of the family and served up a lashing of home cooked country meals." - Great Outdoors