Horse Rental


Sombrero Ranches has horses for rent. Whether it’s for one day or for an entire season, we can accommodate all your horse rental needs.  You can lease horses for hunting, fishing, packing, exploration, surveying, or just for pleasure.

OUTFITTERS, we have over 1800 horses in our herd to supply your needs for:

Summer Camps • Dude Ranches • Livery Stables
Church Groups • Hunting Camps

SUMMER DATES (May 10 – September 17):
Horse Rental & Summer Season Leases

Horses are delivered and picked up within 200 miles of Sombrero’s Craig Ranch or Boulder (Longmont) Ranch. Summer horse leases, for all horses rented or only a portion, may be extended through November 20 for an additional fee. The lease extension is due and payable by October 5th.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SUMMER LEASES TERMINATE SEPTEMBER 17. Please call if other arrangements are necessary, such as the lease extension mentioned above.

Sombrero offers a western stock saddle, one blanket, one pad, a halter with lead rope, and a bridle as a complete set of tack. $100/set for a season rental.

If horses are ordered shod, they will be delivered with shoes on. If shod upon delivery, $100 per horse will be added to the lease price. The lessee is responsible for keeping the horses shod and their feet in good condition.

Loads of 10 horses or more within 200 miles of Longmont or Craig will be delivered and picked up free of charge. After the initial distance of 200 miles, there will be a charge of $4 per loaded mile for all deliveries. Delivery of 1-9 horses will not be charged a delivery fee if the delivery is concurrent with an existing delivery to the same location. Otherwise, the delivery charge will be included in the contract. For exchanges during the lease agreement, the lessee will be charged mileage for delivery.

Horses leaving Colorado will be charged an additional $50 per head to cover health and brand papers (legally required). Please let us know as soon as possible if horses you have reserved to rent will be leaving Colorado.


HORSE RENTAL RATES (subject to change without notice)Per Horse
Summer horses (1-5 head) May 10 – September 17$1300
Summer horses (6-9 head) – May 10 – September 17$1250
Summer horses (10 & over) – May 10 – September 17$1200
Summer horses kept through hunting season or up to 12 months$1850
Driving teams w/ harness (summer).
Winter rates upon request.
We have available: Teams, Single and Multi-Hitch Horses
Saddles/tack (for lease term)$100 per set
Out of state – health and brand inspection$70


1-3 days$250/day per horse picked up and returned at ranch
4-7 days (1 or 2 horses)$525 per horse picked up and returned at ranch
4-7 days (3 or more horses)$425 per horse picked up and returned at ranch
8-21 days$525 per horse picked up and returned at ranch

**All short-term prices include tack**

Delivery is available, please see Delivery for Short Trips (below)

All horses must be paid for prior to delivery.


Sombrero Ranches will set a delivery fee based on total mileage, the number of horses delivered and days rented. This is based on the $4 per mile rate. Sombrero reserves the right to refuse horse rental and/or delivery for any reason we deem appropriate.

We take the health of our horses very seriously. If horses are returned with bad wither sores, kidney sores, or damaged so as to be unusable for the rest of the summer season (ending September 17) and hunting season (ending November 20), the Lessee will be charged $600 for each injured or damaged horse. Nearly all back injuries occur from improper saddling and improper use of tack. Sombrero Ranches reserves the right to check the health of horses rented out; we will remove horses with severe back sores or injuries from your herd without replacement if we feel it is in the best interest of the horse, as severe injuries will not repair/mend during the summer.

If the injury is permanent or the horse dies, the fair market value of the horse will be charged ($1,800 per saddle horse or $2,000 per driving horse at time of writing). Sombrero Ranches reserves the right to remove horses at our discretion at any time during your contract due to neglect, misuse, abuse, or lack of timely payments.

Sombrero must be notified within two weeks of the horse delivery of any problems. Sombrero will then make arrangements to replace or correct any problems. After the two week period, replacement horses will only be on an “only if available” basis. Horses that die or become permanently injured after two weeks will be replaced under this policy also.

After completing a contract, Sombrero will select your horses for you and will call to schedule an appointment with you to come and view the selections (if you wish). At this time, you can switch out horses that you may dislike. This appointment will be made approximately 2 days prior to delivery, so please plan your delivery and ranch visit accordingly. While at the ranch, the horses may be ridden by you and fitted with saddles, if so desired.

We have established the two following payment policies. It is at Sombrero’s discretion which policy we use for each customer. All first year customers will be put on policy #2.

Policy #1- 1/3 due upon delivery, 1/3 due July 1st, 1/3 due August 1st (or as approved by Colorado Horses, Inc.)

Policy #2- 1/4 due with contract, 1/4 due upon delivery, 1/4 due July 1st, 1/4 due August 1st.

If your payments are not received by the fifth of the month (or five days from the due date), Sombrero Ranches reserves the right to, AND WILL, immediately remove the rented horse(s) from the lessee’s possession. All summer horse leases will be paid in full by August 1st. Sombrero will charge 1% interest per month on overdue or delinquent accounts.


Fall Rentals: Please see our Hunting page for additional info on our fall rental rates for both individuals and outfitters.