★★★★★ Gail’s Review:****

This is the best place I’ve boarded in the 8 years since horses came back into my life. When I saw Robin on my 3rd day at the ranch I asked her “Have I told you how happy I am to be here?” Everyone settled in within hours and the facility and location is wonderful. I have a renewed enthusiasm about my horses and truly look forward to every visit.”

Thank you for everything you do!

Gail Long
Eagle Crest, OR


★★★★★ Becky’s Review:****

My horses enjoyed an extended stay at the Blue Sky Horse Ranch owned and operated by Robin and Bill Payne. This is a small boarding facility where the horses are treated with respect and utmost care. Robin and Bill are warm and friendly and genuinely care for horses.  Any contact I had with the other boarders was friendly and positive. I felt like “family”.

I was exceptionally pleased with the care and accommodations afforded my horses. Robin is diligent, conscientious and knows horses. The facility is safe, comfortable, and situated in a quiet environment. Riding trails are easily accessible and the indoor arena is bright with good footing.

Robin was always accessible and willing to answer questions, provide resources and “talk horse”.   

Becky Woodruff (Walker & Dutch)


****Jeff’s Review:****

Robin – As we depart Blue Sky Ranch for the winter, Cimarron and I want to thank you for being such a great host. Cim asked me to tell you he especially liked the yummy grass paddock and the fact that he wasn’t ‘ bugged’ by flies all summer. I was impressed by what a well run operation you have. It’s just the right mix of discipline and flexibility.

I also very much enjoyed the cameraderie of the other boarders at the barn. Everyone was welcoming and took such good care of their horses. No neglected critters at Blue Sky.

Hopefully, you’ll be able to accommodate us when we come knocking in the Spring.


Jeff Tryens,   Bend, OR

****   Blair’s Review ****

I brought a “special needs” horse to Blue Sky Ranch in 2017.  He had both physical and emotional special needs.  Robin was willing to make changes in her routine to make it work better for my horse.  In fact, she went out of her way to help make this horse happy, and my horse was able to relax there.  Blue Sky Ranch has an assortment of living situations, one of which worked well for this horse.  I would recommend Blue Sky Ranch to anyone looking for good care, a calming environment, and an assortment of places to ride, including indoor and outdoor arenas and access to a large trail system.

Blair Stephens, Sisters, Oregon 

****Julia’s review of our Horse Hotel****

Wonderful place to stay! I brought my horse for the Sisters Rodeo, and Robin was very welcoming. Clean, quiet, safe pens. My horse was very happy! Less than a 10 minute walk from the rodeo grounds. Thank you for a great experience! I will definitely be back!

Julia Wickerath, Ellensburg, Washington