The team at Devil's Hole Ranch is dedicated, hard-working, experienced, and loves what they do. Each person contributes to the Ranch in their own, unique way.
Jeff and paula menn
Devil's Hole Ranch is owned by Jeff and Paula Menn. Jeff is a pediatrician by profession and goes by the handle "Doc." He is a full-time practicing physician. He is a scholar of the "Old West" and an avid storyteller. He knows every inch of the land and has a love for cattle, horses, and the ranch lifestyle. In addition to serving as an owner, Doc is also actively involved as a Wrangler. Paula spent many years as a teacher in the area. She has retired from teaching and now spends her time supporting ranch operations.
Gabriel and aurora slattery
owners and operators
The Ranch began as a family-run operation and continues to be so with the Menn's daughter and son-in-law now managing the 3,500 acre ranch. With a lifetime of ranching and farming experience and the love for cattle and horses deeply seeded in their characters, Aurora and Gabriel "Gabe" are the power couple running and moving the Ranch forward.
ManageR of ranch clinics and driving clinic instructor
Adrian Roberg was born and raised in Vernon County, Wisconsin, in a time when family farms flourished with small dairy herds, small equipment, and still some draft horses. At a young age, Adrian was taught how to "hold the lines" by his great-grandfather. Ever since then, horses have been an important part of Adrian's life.
For many years, Adrian competed in carriage competitions across the Midwest. Adrian now owns Bristow Farm, a fencing neighbor to Devil's Hole Ranch. On his farm, Adrian breeds and raises both Belgian and Oberlander horses. In 2017, Bristow Farm sold horses to places all across the nation, including: Tacoma, WA; Sand Point, ID; Custer, SD; Bloomington, IL; San Diego, CA; and Hazelton, IA.
Cattle drive clinic instructor (wrangler) and ranch staff
Morgan has been a ranch staffer for four years. She can do anything needed on any farm or ranch, from running a tractor, to fixing fence, to working cattle. Morgan is a very accomplished cattle woman and horse woman. She will always put the needs of cattle and horses before anything else. Along with being a patient horse trainer, Morgan is an excellent Clinic Instructor. We are grateful for her experience and expertise.
Cattle drive clinic instructor (wrangler)
Willow is a long-time friend of the ranch. She has helped work cattle here for over fifteen years. Willow is knowledgable about the Ranch land and topography. She is both an accomplished cattle-handler and horse woman. Willow is a very patient, understanding Clinic Instructor that does an exceptional job of working with riders of all levels.
Roping clinic instructor
Loren serves as our main Clinic Instructor for our Cattle Roping Clinics. He is a practicing, competitive roper. Loren is competent roping in the pasture and arena. Loren's career earnings thus far are over $50,000, and he is very young! He is a four-time Wisconsin Rodeo Association (WRA) Champion and a Great Lakes Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) finals qualifier. You will find Loren to be very patient, articulate, and helpful to all levels of ropers attending the clinic.
Driving clinic instructor
Dennis currently lives in Custer, South Dakota. Dennis has been involved in driving and riding horses for over fifty years. He has a wealth of experience in teaching people how to drive horses. Currently, Dennis is a full-time carriage driver at Mt. Rushmore during the summer months. We are fortunate to have his expertise joining us for the Horse Driving Clinic.
In addition to Adrian and Dennis, there will also be local accomplished teamsters involved in the Horse Driving Clinics.
Jean bardeen and
Jean and Melissa do a deliciously fantastic job preparing and serving food for all clinic participants. It is practically worth attending our clinics just to eat their food. They both love to cook and love to share it with others.
patrick slatterY and
Middle ridge, WI and
Patrick, a brother of Gabriel Slattery, and Gregory both work full-time for the Ranch. They both spend the majority of their time on the farming aspect of the Ranch working with the corn and hay crops. They keep all equipment an machines running smoothly, do fencing, and help with cattle as needed.