Equine Internships

The places below provide undergraduate student internships in the equine industry.

American Horse Publications

American Paint Horse Association

  • Internships in the performance department, marketing/sales or publications.

Camp Wa-Klo  (Jaffrey, NH)

  • Camp Wa-Klo is an all girls, summer camp located in the beautiful southwest region of New Hampshire. At Wa-Klo, we have a well-rounded equitation program with trail riding, horsemanship, jumping, gymkhana, and horse shows.

Camp War Eagle (Rogers, AR)

The Camp War Eagle wrangler position is designed for those who love working with horses and children and who have a strong work ethic. Camp War Eagle is a Christian sports, adventure and recreation summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17 located on the shores of Beaver lake.

Cargill

  • You will learn about Cargill and the career opportunities available in your career area and further develop your talents. Because you’re faced with challenging projects and the chance to interact with a variety of Cargill employees and business partners, this is a valuable, real-world work experience. Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration. Co-ops usually last an entire semester.

Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports (Lyman, ME)

  • Exploring the field of equine assisted activities and therapies. These interns undergo supervised practical training in the areas of physical and occupational therapy, health and human services, or exposure to therapeutic riding

Cascades Camp and Conference Center (Washington)

  • The ranch intern works in tandem with the Ranch Manager in care of horses, ranch grounds, tack, and guest ranch activities at Cascades Camp and Conference Center.

Char-O-Lot Ranch (Myakka City, FL)

  • Char-O-Lot Ranch is a highly successful Appaloosa breeding, showing and training facility, known worldwide for raising, training, selling and showing national and world champion Appaloosa horses, specializing in halter, western pleasure, hunter under saddle and all-around horses.

Colorado State University Equine Breeding Farm Internship

  • CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory offers a unique Equine Breeding Farm Internship Program. The program provides advanced training in equine breeding farm procedures and management for individuals with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry

Cornerstone Horsemanship (Reva, VI)

  • The Internship Program at Cornerstone is for students looking to learn more about the horse industry, cow horses, and training versatility ranch horses.  There is emphasis on starting horses under saddle and advanced horsemanship for all disciplines.

Cranhill Ranch (Rodney, MI)

  • CranHill is Michigan’s choice campground, Christian summer camp, and retreat center focused on building relationships, strengthening families, and transforming lives into the image of Christ.

Dahana Ranch (Kamuela, HI)

  • Internships available as an assistant trainer, wrangler or ranch maintenance

Days End Farm Horse Rescue (Woodbine, MD)

  • Offers a variety of internship opportunities designed to give participants insight into the operations of a horse rescue. Internships are available in several departments including Equine Programs, Education Programs, & Outreach Programs

Djbar Ranch (Montana)

  • Located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley surrounded by the Gallatin Mountains, Bridger Mountains and Tobacco Root Mountains. Internships include but are not limited to foaling, training, breeding, hunting

Disney International Programs

  • Internship in Animals, Science and Environment, you'll be responsible for the care and welfare of animals across our properties.

Dude Rancher's Association (various locations)

  • 100+ ranches across the west and southwest offer internships or summer work

DX Ranch (Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in central South Dakota)

  • Involved in advancing your horsemanship while helping horses get better as well. Activities may include halter breaking, animal husbandry, colt starting, horseback cattle handling, ranch roping, branding & doctoring cattle, clinics, 4H/Youth activities

Eagle Mount (Bozeman, Montana)

  • Internship in Equine Science and Therapeutic Riding/Equine Assisted Activities

Forrest Hill Farm (Lafayette, IN)

  • Individuals who want to gain the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to successfully work and/or seriously compete within the various facets of the equine industry with emphasis on dressage.  This program offers the opportunity to increase knowledge, improve riding/training skills and acquire first hand experience in the areas of herd health, nutrition, reproduction, veterinary care, management, marketing & sales.

Four Sixes Ranch(Texas)

  • Reproduction, foaling, doctoring, vaccinations and sale prep of horses. Breeding/foaling attendant internship and sales prep technician internship are available.

Friesians of Majesty (Townshend, VT)

  • Largest Friesian breeding farm in the United States and the only farm of its kind in Vermont to offer unique equine experiences for the horse enthusiast: Horse sales, Breeding, Camps, Training, Riding lessons, Driving lessons, Performances, Getaways, Horse drawn limousine services, and Carriage/sleigh rides.

Godolphin Flying Start

  • Individuals seeking to develop excellent management and leadership training and a career in the thoroughbred horse racing industry

GumZ Farms (Morganfield, KY)

  • Gain experience in the breeding industry, artificial insemination, foaling, embryo transfer, semen packaging & freezing, weanling & yearling handling

Gunston Hall Farm (Lexington, KY)

  • Gunston Hall Farm offers a labor intensive student training program, which is designed for those individuals who are serious about a career in the horse industry. Unlike university based programs, training at Gunston Hall Farm is practical, as it is designed to provide students with a hands-on approach to every aspect of horse breeding and care. Specifically, students learn about foaling, foal care, breeding, feeding, weaning, sales preparation and all the essential aspects that involve a full service thoroughbred operation. Students who have some horsemanship are preferred.
  • Gunston Hall Farm offers internships for students twice each year; once during the spring breeding and foaling season, and once during the summer and fall sales.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (Lexington, KY)

  • Expand their general knowledge of equine veterinary medicine.

Hidden Valley Camp (Freedom, Maine)

  • Located in coastal Maine, our co-ed summer sleep away camp features distinctive programs for girls & boys ages 8 to 14. Depending on your interest, HVC is a visual arts camp, a horse camp, an adventure camp, a performing arts camp, a nature camp, a water camp, a sports camp and much more

Kentucky Equine Management Internships (Lexington, KY)

  • Through the internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm.

Kentucky Equine Research (Versailles, KY)

  • Kentucky Equine Research, Inc. is an equine nutrition, research, and consultation company serving both the horse producer and the feed industry.

Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (Versailles, KY)

  • We are proud to offer two different internship programs: the Derby and Oaks. Please note both of these programs are UNPAID.  Interns are also responsible for their own living expenses (aka food), insurance, VISAs if needed, and travel expenses. 

Kinsey Horsemanship (Belton, SC)

  • Learn natural horsemanship, dealing with horses in a natural herd setting. This is a beneficial program if you want to own your own horse or if you want a solid foundation based on principals of horse psychology.

Lazy E Ranch (OK)

  • Internships breeding attendant, foaling attendant, general horsemanship and sales prep technician

Lost Creek Ranch (Beldenville, WI)

  • For students looking to learn more about the horse industry from barn management, training, office/ support staff to community educational programming.  There is emphasis on understanding equine language and advanced horsemanship for all disciplines

McGinnis Meadows Cattle and Guest Ranch (Libby, Montana)

  • The Intern Program at MMGR is unique in that it is the ONLY program available which specifically teaches the Buck Brannaman/Ray Hunt style of horsemanship in a ranch setting, with real world experience. Interns will have the ability to see the progression of a horse in its learning from colt starting, up to the snaffle bit, hackamore, the two rein to straight up in the bridle. Interns will learn how we re-start horses that are troubled and how we work through individual issues. Interns will ride different horses each day, since each horse provides a different feel for its rider. With over 100 head of horses, there will be much to learn!

Painted Bar Stables (Burdett, NY)

  • A leader in the trail riding industry in the Finger Lakes Region, Painted Bar Stables is a 125 acre ranch and stable located on Seneca Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country. We maintain roughly 30 head of well trained and versatile trail and lesson horses along with mares, babies and our stallion.
  • Internships will be catered to the interest and future goals of each intern. Focuses could include: Equine Schooling and Training, Instruction and Lesson Planning, Tourism Industry and Client Care, Public Relations and Marketing, Breeding and Young Stock Handling, Veterinary Care, etc...

Peaceful Pastures (Hickman, TN)

  • Tailored to pre-vet, AHT and animal science students. Peaceful Pastures is a direct market, all natural, grass fed, meat business producing and selling beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey. All of the species are pastured on the 2500 acres we own/ manage.

Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital Pre-Vet Equine Veterinary Internship (Summerfield, FL)

  • All services offered by the Equine Reproduction Center, including recipient herd management, mare and stallion management, foaling and neonatal care, embryo transfer, herd health management, as well as general health concerns of any horses at the Equine Reproduction Center.

Phelps Media Group

  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in equestrian-focused media

Rock Hills Ranch (Lowry, SD)

  • Ranch & ranch management internship, calving season internship, ranch living internship

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital (Lexington, KY)

  • Six month (January-June) technician internship. Positions are available in the ambulatory and hospital-based nursing staff departments.

Roughing It Day Camp (Orinda, CA)

  • Internships in business, management, leadership, youth work, and a variety of specialized disciplines.

Royal Vista Southwest (Purcell, OK)

  • Students interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in a world renowned equine reproduction facility located in the "quarter horse capitol of the world." Interns will have the opportunity to learn theory relative to parturition, embryo vitrification, embryo flushing, qualities of the ideal embryo, donor and recipient mare cycle management, handling frozen semen, neonatology, and treatment of various wounds and diseases/

Select Breeder Services (Various locations)

  • Breeding internship, marketing internship

Silver Spurs Ranch (WY, CO, NM, NE)

  • Silver Spur Ranches has operations in Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado and Nebraska. Today, the ranch is ranked as the fourth largest commercial cattle operation in the U.S. and is home to a progressive ranch operation and outfitting services.

Sombrero Ranches, Inc. (Boulder, CO)

  • Sombrero Stables. is seeking individuals to be part of our cowboy legacy spanning over half a century. Help guide tourists and horses through state forests and Rocky Mountain National Park as part of northern Colorado’s largest horse outfitter.

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch (Red Feather Lakes, CO)

  • Barn manager, summer head wrangler, summer children’s wrangler, summer activities wrangler, facilities wrangler

Student Conservation Association

  • SCA provides opportunities for young people to make a positive impact on the world around them. SCA provides lists of two-week to twelve month internships available in national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and urban green spaces across the United States

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center  (Hudson, IL)

  • Cabin counselor, program counselor

Tumbling River Ranch  (Grant, CO)

  • Guest ranch in central Colorado–only 62 miles southwest of Denver. Our ranch is in the middle of the Pike National Forest, adjacent to the Mount Evans wilderness area. Our staff is encouraged to enjoy the ranch and the activities we offer, fun things like horseback riding, fishing, white-water rafting, hiking, and enjoying the mountains (we are close to Denver, Boulder and Breckenridge, which makes for some great day-off trips).

Whimsy Brook Farm (Redding, CT)

  • We provide training in the art of riding instruction, equine management and equine facility management, as well as equine restraint, first aid, medical maintenance, dentistry, saddle-fitting, and the use of complimentary therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture.

Windridge Sports Camp - Teela-Wooket (Roxbury, VT)

  • Summer horseback riding programs. Camp counselor

YardandGroom.com - Equestrian recruiting worldwide

Zoetis

  • Integrated solutions and services to support the evolving animal health industry
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