The YO Equine Ranch is located near the historic western communities of Sheridan and Big Horn, Wyoming. The area is known for producing high end performance horses for racing, polo, and ranch operations, and the YO Equine Ranch is no exception. With state of the art barn and training facilities, extraordinary custom home, manicured grounds, and irrigated hay meadows, the YO Equine Ranch has it all for the equine enthusiast.
The property is approximately 103.5 acres in size and includes approximately 0.35-miles of beautiful Little Goose Creek, providing remarkable stream fishing and wildlife habitat for upland game and trophy white-tailed deer. The property has tremendous views of the Bighorn Mountains and the surrounding area, and is only minutes from Sheridan, Wyoming, a thriving western community with all the shopping, dining, and medical amenities and a rare quality of life makes the area so exceptional.
The YO Equine Ranch is approximately 103.5 acres in size, with approximately 40 acres irrigated hay ground, and another 40 acres of irrigated pasture. The property sports approximately 0.35-miles of Little Goose Creek and its associated cottonwood riparian forested habitat and also has a beautiful pond, suitable to sustain a pond fishery and other recreational activities. The custom built home is perched on a prominent ridge in the middle of the ranch property, providing incredible views of the property, as well as the surrounding Little Goose Valley and Bighorn Mountain range.
The YO Equine Ranch is located within minutes of Sheridan, in north-central Wyoming. Sheridan is a highly desirable community, and was recently selected as the #1 Western Town by True West Magazine. Sheridan boasts fine dining, shopping, arts, equestrian events, polo, professional rodeo, hospital/medical facilities, and world-class golf. Sheridan is also equipped with a commercial airport with daily flights to and from Denver, Colorado. The ranch is within minutes of the Bighorn National Forest, providing excellent hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands.
Annual precipitation ranges from 14-16”, with most of the precipitation occurring during spring and again in fall months. Winters are mild, with average lows below freezing and highs averaging 35-45° F, December through March. Summers are lows in the mid-50s and highs in the 80s. A unique weather attribute for the immediate area is the Chinook (warm) winds that occur regularly during winter months, allowing for open pasture conditions and spring like temperatures.
The improvements are exceptional, from the 9,900 sq. ft. custom home, to the indoor riding arena and attached barn/office/vet room. The main house is a custom brick home, built in 1994 by Black Tooth Construction and is comprised of 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths and boasts hardwood cherry floors, custom cherry wood cabinets, and solid cherry wood doors throughout the house. The home has 3 floors, with spacious open bedrooms each with its own private bathroom, a formal dining room, two solid cherry wet bars, and kitchen which has all modern stainless appliances and granite countertops. The home has plenty of storage area as well as a large attached 3 car garage with private entrance into the home. The home also has a covered patio with tremendous views of the property as well as the Bighorn Mountain range to the west.
The riding arena and attached barn was constructed by Morton Buildings, with the arena measuring in at approximately 72×120’ is size and is fully insulated and built with triple wall construction so that winter riding comfort is very adequate. The arena is well lighted with halogen lights and the arena floor is well footed with a sand floor. The attached barn has 10 horse stalls, each 12×12’ in size and include heated waterers, swing out feeders, and drop head gates and Dutch doors. There are also two heated foaling stalls, 15×15’ in size, each with heated waterers, swing out feeders, drop head gates Dutch doors, and windows direct into the main office. The front office is also 15×15’ in size, fully insulated and heated with a ½ batch. The adjacent lab/kitchen is 6×15’ and is complete with a refrigerator, hot and cold water, sink and raised panel cabinetry. The back office/tack room is 12×15’ and has built-in countertop/desk and raised panel cabinets. All interior rooms are finished with tongue and groove pine, are heated and have concrete floors with drains. The heated vet room is complete with an Equine stock, concrete floor with drain and rubber lined walls for easy clean up.
Horse paddocks and pastures are conveniently located adjacent to the arena/barn and are fully fenced with round fiberglass fencing for safety, each with automatic waterers or live water, and horse shelters (8 shelters in all, approximately 12×24’). In all, there is approximately 15,000 feet of round fiberglass fencing on the ranch, which includes the perimeter and pasture/paddock fence. The fence was freshly painted in the fall of 2016. In addition, there two hay equipment sheds, one of which is 24×72’ and the other is 48×72’, which includes an open face overhang roof.
The ranch has approximately 0.35-miles of Little Goose Creek that runs through the property, providing a wonderful stretch of fishing along a very private and secluded stream corridor. Little Goose Creek supports wild rainbow and brown trout, and can reach up into the 18” range in this section of stream.
The cottonwood riparian cover associated with the stream provides great wildlife habitat, especially for pheasants, Merriam’s turkey, and trophy white-tailed deer. The proximity of irrigated alfalfa meadows adjacent to the riparian cover, is optimal for trophy class deer to thrive and stay located on the property. White-tailed deer in the 140-160” range have been harvest in this area.
The ranch has approximately 40 acres under side roll irrigation producing up to 100 tons annually of alfalfa and grass hay. Another 40 acres of pasture is also irrigated with big gun sprinklers, with all irrigation on the ranch delivered via gravity flow, eliminating pumps and pumping costs. The Arena/Barn are currently leased to a local veterinarian and horse trainer, providing breeding and vet services along with performance quarter horse sales. The lease is termed, with the possibility of extending if a buyer would wish to do so.