Boyle Ranch had been a leader in the reining horse industry for over 20 years and is proud to introduce our new internship program! The 70 acre ranch is located in Ione, CA, in the beautiful foothills one hour from Sacramento. We maintain about 60 head of high level show horses along with mares and babies.

The Boyle’s headed up the internship program for Darling 888 Ranch in Kentucky and the program there has been highly successful in furthering the careers of the interns that have participated. Mike and Barbi remain advisers for Darling 888 Ranch.

Mike and Barbi Boyle own and operate the ranch. Mike, is a former NRHA President and was an open finalist in the 2011 NRHA Futurity. He has won many titles and coached many non-pros to National Championships. He is an incredible teacher.


Barbi has also shown professionally for over 20 years and has won many National Titles. She has stood many stallions including million dollar, Topsail Cody and Rowdy Yankee. Barbi runs the office as well as oversees all of our foaling, weanling and yearling handling, artificial insemination, mare care and prep for embryo transfers.

As an intern you will have the opportunity to work in the training, breeding and general management divisions of the farm. Every day duties will include feeding, checking horses, saddling and warming up horses, grooming, and maintaining a clean professional working environment.

Depending on the show schedule and time of year, interns will be involved with show and sales prep, foal handling, routine medical care such as worming, vaccinations, farrier and dentist scheduling. Interns will be able to foal out a mare and participate in the care of the mare and foal after parturition. Additionally, interns will see office and client management, record keeping and marketing practices as well as become familiar with required registration and travel documents and procedures for breeding and showing. Interns will be able to further develop their own riding and training skills while riding available horses at the ranch. Interns will see cutting edge sports medicine therapies used on performance horses.

This Program is fast paced and filled with educational opportunities only gained by working in the industry. Individuals must be quick learners, energetic, optimistic, reliable and professional. This is a full time commitment. We do provide shared furnished housing and a weekly allowance of $100. For More information about our program please contact me by email or visit our website, If you would like to apply, send a resume, references and a short video of you riding and/or pictures by email. You can also follow us on our Boyle Ranch facebook page.

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