Sombrero Stables Wrangler Position

Some internships may be closed. Please refer to the organization’s web page for up-to-date postings and opportunities.

Sombrero Stables is one of the largest guest horse operations in the country, currently running about 1500 head. Sombrero has been around for over 50 years and is still owned by the same family. Each year, several of our stables hire people from around the country to come spend a summer in Colorado working with horses. Each stable takes guests on trail rides in the Rocky Mountains and maintains a herd of up to 150 horses at a time. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a summer job or an internship.

Most wranglers stay for about a 90 day period over the summer months. There is possible opportunity for a few to stay for a year, and if anyone is getting this letter that is not in school for the spring semester, we will need some wranglers to start working right away. Living quarters and most meals are provided in addition to a salary and tips. This job requires horse knowledge and solid experience, and a love of working with people. It is hard work and long hours, but it is very rewarding. If you are someone who loves horses, people, and working outside you should consider applying. There is a wealth of information on the company and each stable online at Please check it out and see if it could be something for you.

We are currently accepting applications for the spring and summer 2019 season. You can go online at and print an application (which I will also attach to the email). When applying, please include a paper (just a couple of paragraphs or so) describing your past experience with horses. Let us know if you have spent any time teaching children or adults how to ride. Let us know how long you have ridden, what kind of riding you have done, what kind of work you have done with horses, and if you have ever owned horses. Or if there is anything else you would like to include, please do! I would recommend including some reference contact information, and including a full length photo, so we have a face to place with your application. You do not need to send in an actual letter of reference, but if you do, please put it in the SAME envelope as your application, or else it might get lost! There is no real deadline, but we will begin going over applications and hiring as we receive them, so get yours in as soon as you can! Please send applications directly to our stable address in Estes Park:


Sombrero Stables

1895 Big Thompson Ave

Estes Park CO, 80517

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Or you can send your applications in an email and I will ensure they get to the hiring managers. Again, please include ALL materials in the SAME envelope if you are physically mailing so that nothing is lost and everything is together!

Please feel free to ask any questions at any time. Whether it is about the job description, the application, the living conditions, anything, just ask. We are more than happy to help! The stable office number is 970-586-4577 or you are welcome to email me at

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