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Department of Animal Sciences


Sombrero Ranches Summer Internship

Sombrero 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 their 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 they 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! For more information about the position see this attachment or this attachment. The application form is attached as well.