Stirrup Ranch


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



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 Polecat

Devil Cat Dancer

Devil Bar

Lonsum Boogie

Boogie Jackie

Lobo Blue

Boogie Shasta

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 Bone, Brain, 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 two stallions, “Lonsum Leo King”, 2002 Orange palomino with Joe Reed , Leo and Easter King on his papers and “Shinycolonelfreckls” a 2013 blue roan, he is Shining Spark and Sugar Bars bred. Please follow the Facebook page for current up-dates. All horses with the Stirrup brand are eligible for the AQHA Heritage Challage.


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

August 25, 2019