Two hours east of San Antonio, in the little town of Yoakum, Leland Tucker founded Circle Y saddles. It was 1960. He built his business from scratch, and now, over forty -five years later, Circle Y is one of the most distinguished saddle manufacturers in the world. And though it’s much bigger than a family business now, Leland Tucker founded the company with a heritage and tradition that has not been cast aside.
Tucker thought the saddle industry could use finer products. He was right. Today Circle Y Saddles is America’s leading saddle brand. They lead the saddle industry by producing cutting-edge technology combined with superior quality that benefits everyone from the barrel racer to the trail guide. They’re committed to always improving and always being a step above the rest.
Take, for example, their patented Flex-Lite tree design. The Flex-Lite tree is lightweight and flexible, allowing the tree to fit a range of horses as if it was custom-made. Their Softee
seat jockey and fender leather give their saddles a “ready to ride feel” and promise to minimize knee and ankle strain.
Unlike a lot of other saddle companies, Circle Y extends their saddle research to a broad range of western disciplines. They make saddles for trail riding, barrel racing, roping, cutting, penning, showing, and reining. They also make Arabian and ranch work saddles. The craftsmen who make the saddles are experienced and only use the finest quality materials, from the leather to the silver trim. Circle Y also makes a wide range of tack goods, including breast collars, bridles, and reins.
Recently Circle Y added to their “Team of Champions”—a unique group of renown authors, competitors, and trainers who are proud to put their name behind Circle Y’s saddles. Kelly Kaminski, 2005 world Champion and four time NFR qualifier, is their newest addition. In their catalog she states she believes Circle Y’s success is “a result of their passion for excellence, their persistence in progressive creativity and innovation, and their commitment to customer satisfaction and quality.”
Martha Josey is also part of their team of champions. She is a world renown barrel racer and has even partnered with Circle Y to create her own line of Ultimate Barrel racing saddles. Other people on the team include Cash Myers, Marlene McRae, Clay Harper, Janine Wilder, and Dawn Samuelson. Circle Y’s team of champions proves that their saddles are worthy enough to win the endorsement of the people who have the highest success in the industry.
Circle Y goods are only sold through authorized dealers. Here at the Horse Saddle Shop, we make our customers happy by only choosing to sell quality products that we can guarantee you’ll be pleased with. We’re proud to be partnered with Circle Y.