Crago Quarter Horses
Private Treaty • Belle Fourche and St. Onge, South Dakota
In 1976, Vince and Margaret Crago, and sons Bruce, Ralph and Chuck purchased the Quarter Horse stallion Beckwith Dun, a horse bred by Margaret’s father. The stallion stamped his foals with conformation, athletic ability and natural cow, as well as withers, good feet, lots of bone and eye-catching color.
In the 34 years since, Crago Quarter Horses has become known for producing horses valued on the ranch and in the arena. Because the Crago family has always raised cattle, they say they needed to “breed a true cow horse that can pasture-doctor big yearling cattle (weighing anywhere from 600 to 1,100 pounds), drag calves at brandings, and corral and sort cattle.”
Those performance horse qualities have led their horses to wins in the arena in reining, working cow horse, ranch horse competitions, ranch rodeo, barrel racing, team roping and team penning. Among the many champions they’ve produced are AQHA reserve world champions and a Center of the Nation Quarter Horse Association Super Horse winner, and they’ve won numerous ranch horse competitions.
Crago Quarter Horses had hosted 29 annual production sales through 2005. In 2006, they lost family patriarch Vince to cancer. The family hosted their 30th production sale in 2008 and are currently selling private
treaty. Crago Quarter Horses’ 2010 private treaty offering includes weanlings, young horses, ranch and performance
For more information: Log on to cragoranch.com for listings of horses available, or call Bruce and Kim
Crago, (605) 892-4569; Kristy Crago Schmidt, (605) 892-2290; Ralph and Becky Crago, (605) 892-2351; or Colby and Tanya Crago, (605) 892-6654.