Stirrup Ranch


LeRoy and Shirley Wetz
14164 Wetz RD
Vale, SD 57788
605-347-8120 cell 605-490-1622


The Wetz family purchased the home ranch in 1907.  LeRoy and Shirley (Packer) own the Wetz Stirrup Ranch since 1997. It is located 16 miles east of Vale, South Dakota along the Belle Fourche River. They raise horses for the ranch and arena work over 40 years. They like to say they are one horse trailer horses with Good Bone, Brains, and disposition.


The Stirrup Ranch QH was awarded the 2015 South Dakota Producers of the Year.

Family is important, they have always tried to keep themselves, kids and grandkids mounted with confirmation, good feet, legs to do a full day’s work. The grandkids are the 6th generation to live and work on the ranch.


Stirrup Ranch Quarter Horses currently stand three stallions, “Lonsum Leo King”, 2002 Orange palomino with Joe Reed , Leo and Easter King on his papers. “Shinycolonelfreckls” a 2013 blue roan, he is Shining Spark and Sugar Bars bred. “Wonder Redwood” a 2016 dun. “High percentage of Sugar Bars and Driftwood. “Big as I am” is the sire of Tuff Coopers rope horses Pearl & Topaz.

Please follow the Facebook page for current up-dates. All horses with the Stirrup brand are eligible for the AQHA Heritage Challenge.

Also selling private treaty, Sugar Bars Legacy Sale, and The Nile.


The Coffee pot is always on and visitors are always welcome!!


Joe Reed II

Whiskey Bert

Leo Lady Star

Press Reed

Jozie King 98

Easter King

Miss Joe Tom 98

Lonsum Leo King

2002 Palomino Stallion

Lonsum Boogie

Lonsum Polecat

Devil Cat Dancer

Devil Bar

Boogie Jackie

Lobo Blue

Boogie Shasta


Shining Spark

Blue Spark Olena

Smart Sugalena

Shiny Blue Boon Dr

Boon Quioxte

Boon Bar

Chicks Magic Quioxte


2013 Roan Stallion

Frosty Blue Feckles

Colonel Freckles

Freckle Charge

Gee Sugar

Roan Sun Socks

PC Sun Socks

Roan Bar Priss 78


Otoes Wonder

Big As I Am

Pretty Pawnee Gal

Flit Wonder

Tis Miss Flit

Dr Nick Bar

Tis Miss Joak

Wonder Redwood

2016 Dun Stallion

Sonny Sugar

Sonny Pep San

Anna San

JJH Redwood Anna

Rewood Beth

Orphan Drift

Blue Star Rocket