Crago Schmidt Quarter Horses

Clete and Kristy Schmidt

11622 Brooker Rd

Belle Fourche, SD  57717


We live 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, SD and both of us grew up in the area on ranches.  We ranch  with our kids, Casen- 11 and Kyler -8.  We ranch with Kristy’s parents, Ralph and Becky Crago.  We raise quarter horses, commercial angus cattle and sheep.  We use our horses on the ranch for calving, branding, sorting, doctoring and trailing cattle.  We also like to compete on our horses in the arena when time allows.  We have had success in the Ranching Heritage Challenges with limited showing.  We also like to team rope and Clete enjoys competing in the ranch rodeos and picking up- riding our home-raised horses.  In 2017 Crago Cattle Company was honored to be chosen for the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year award.  This was a huge honor for the Crago family.


Kristy grew up riding the Beckwith Dun bred horses and we continue to keep this bloodline alive.  He was the cornerstone of the Crago horse program from the beginning.   The rocking chair horse brand has been stamped on our colts for close to 60 years.


Love’s Jessie James is an own son of Taylor Jess Tivio and by Beckwith Lobo.  My uncle, Chuck Crago owned Taylor Jess Tivio who sired money earners, pt earners in NRCHA and AQHA performance ROM tie-down roping, heading, heeling.  He was foundation pedigree with crosses to King, Poco Bueno, Jessie James, Leo and Sugar Bars.  Beckwith Lobo was a full sister to Ralph Crago’s top gelding that went to the AQHA World show in Team Penning and CONQHA Super Horse champion.  He was also on the team that won the SDRA team penning finals 4x.


Loves Jessie James produces foals with great minds, bone, good feet, big hips, cowsense and a running walk that is so much fun to ride when covering the big pastures. “Jessie” is registered with the American Buckskin Registry Assoc. and the NFQHA. Our horses are Ranching Heritage eligible.   Feel free to contact us anytime.


Poco Tivio

Jessie Tivio

Jessie's Honeydew

Taylor Jess Tivio

Rosa Blaze Taylor

Sugar Bars Blaze

Miss Jessie Taylor

Loves Jessie James

2001 Dun Stallion

Beckwith Lobo

Classy Flap

Beckwith Dun

Beckwith Babe

Anne Lobo

Lobo Roper

Buckshot's Mary Jane

At the Fair - 4 year old daughter of Loves Jessie James