APPLICATION AND INFORMATION
a company that provides horseback riding for the general public. It has various
locations throughout the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Sombrero hires mostly seasonal
help to work between the dates of May 1st and October 1st.
one summer or many seasons, employment with Sombrero provides a different and
gratifying experience in some of the most beautiful and rugged places in the
world. While the work is demanding and the hours long, it offers the employee a
unique opportunity to spend much of their summer with horses. A genuine
interest and positive attitude assist the company in providing a quality
experience for our guests.
HOW TO APPLY
complete this application and mail it to our stables in Estes Park (address
below). Please include a short biographical statement about yourself
highlighting any special skills, talents, awards or life experiences that you
feel would make you a better employee. Including letters of reference from one
or two previous employers is strongly recommended, as well as a full-length
photo of yourself.
If we are
able to offer you employment, you will receive a work agreement indicating your
position, salary, beginning and ending employment dates, terms and conditions
of employment, and other information.
- A minimum age of 18 is required for all
- Various starting and ending dates can be
accommodated. Applicants who are able to stay until early September may be
- If you are offered a work agreement, please do
not accept unless you plan on fulfilling all aspects of the job including: the
position designated, the stated wage, and the employment dates.
- All employees must be willing to perform duties
as assigned and accept changes in position and location as required.
- Applicants should be aware that these jobs are
physically demanding and require lifting, bending, standing and kneeling, as
well as use of tools and exposure to the risks of being in contact with horses.
- Applicants are required to participate in
activities involving heavy lifting and horseback riding.
- Applicants must have a valid CPR & First Aid
card upon arrival (not at time of application).
- A personal vehicle is not required or necessary
for employment with this company, but is a nice luxury for your days off.
- The cost of round trip transportation is the
responsibility of the employee, and should be considered before applying.
- Housing in some of the most beautiful places in
the state of Colorado is provided free of charge.
- Most locations provide a free washer and dryer
for your use.
- Breakfast and lunch and often dinner are
provided to employees.
- Working outdoors in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
- Continuous contact with horses.
- Meeting new people and making new contacts in
the horse industry.
- Seasonal employees are housed in ranch style
bunk houses with inside bathrooms.
- All employees share a room with fellow
employees. No coed quarters.
- Employees are required to live where assigned.
the company are involved with all aspects of a stable operation. Including, but
not limited to: leading trail rides, riding horses of different levels of
difficulty, all maintenance and cleaning duties associated with a stable,
grooming and feeding procedures, saddling and unsaddling of horses, and a full
range of daily customer contact.
includes a monthly salary plus your room and board.
complete your contract you receive a season bonus.
form of income is "tips" from the guests on the trail rides. The
total income from this obviously hinges a great deal on your performance and
abilities to take care of the guests. Tips are not put into a "general
fund," so if you and the other wranglers on your trail ride keep the
guests happy and safe you will do well with tips.
out the website at www.sombrero.com for an abundant amount of information about
the company, the horses, and the different stable locations.
Retain this first section for reference,
and fill out and mail in the following sections.
the application below
available for employment do NOT apply unless you can honor those selected
Available to Start: __________________________________
Name: (Last, First, Middle)
Security Number: __________-__________-__________
Do you have
a valid driver's license? _________Yes
Are you at
least 18 years old? _______Yes _______No
Maximum standards are essential to the safe performance of the job.
Do you have
a valid First Aid Certificate? ______Yes
______No (If yes, include photocopy)
ability to ride a horse from 1 to 5: ________________
Poor....... 2 = Fair........ 3 = Average........ 4 = Above Average......... 5 =
Do you have
much experience with western riding? _________ Yes _________ No
If you are
hired, you do need to be proficient at tacking and untacking horses with
ever been employed by Sombrero Ranches before? _______Yes ______No
If yes, give
been convicted of a felony within the last five years? _____Yes _____No
please describe, on a separate sheet, the circumstances of your conviction;
including the date, nature, and place of the offense and disposition of the
case. A felony conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment since
this will be looked upon as only one of the factors considered in the
employment decision and is evaluated in terms of the nature, severity and date
of the offense.
Ranch requires its employees to live "on site" in its bunk house
facilities. Do you agree to live in these facilities? _________Yes _________No
and/or relatives of Sombrero Ranch employees are not allowed to live at the
bunk house facilities. Do you understand and are you able to make all necessary
arrangements to abide by this policy?
of relatives or friends working for Sombrero Ranches:
Based on the requirements for
this position, are you able to perform the essential functions of this job?
Would you require any special
accommodations to perform the essential function of the job?
TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RECORD (only fill
out if currently enrolled in school)
and Location: _________________________________________________________ ___________
Do you plan
on returning to school this fall? ____________Yes ___________No
the Spring: ____________Month _________Day
the Fall: ____________Month __________Day
by the start of the summer season: _________________
planning to use this job as a student internship credit? (We are more than
happy to fill out student internship paperwork if so.)
List 4 former employers, showing the most
recent employer first, giving particular reference to any experiences you have
had in any form of a horse operations, resort atmosphere, or physically
Name of company
From (mo/yr) to (mo/yr)
Reason for leaving
Are there any other experiences you believe would make
you an asset to the company (4-H club, particular school organizations,
leadership classes, work done with children, etc)?
Please indicate how you heard Sombrero was hiring:
full-length photo should accompany all applications. (Photographs will be
returned upon request if you are not employed with us.) This does not need to be anything formal.
It is also
advisable to include a short biographical essay about yourself highlighting any
special skills, talents, awards or life experiences that you feel would make
you a better employee, as well as one or two letters of reference from someone
who can attest to your abilities as a horse person. It is always a good idea to include a resume
JOB APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION
information provided in this Application for Employment is true, correct and
complete. If employed, any misstatement or omission of fact on this application
may result in my dismissal.
Sombrero to check references with any person, agency or company concerning my
ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all
such persons supplying information from any liability or damages on account of furnishing
I agree to
abide by all present and subsequently issued personnel policies and rules. I
further agree to authorize the company to deduct from my paycheck any debts
that I may owe this company or amounts due for lost or damaged items for which
I may be accountable.
that acceptance of an offer of employment does not create a contractual
obligation upon the employer to continue to employ me in the future.
application and mail along with other materials to:
1895 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
Or attach to an email
with other materials to: