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Circle Y Saddles, Inc., America’s Leading Saddle Brand, celebrates 50 years of saddle making in 2010.


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Circle Y began manufacturing in the small town of Yoakum, Texas, in 1960. With a vision to build the finest product possible, founder Leland Tucker created Circle Y from the ground up. The company continued to be family operated until 2000. In 2003 under new ownership Circle Y has rekindled its founder’s commitment to be the world’s leader in product design, innovation and quality.

The company built its reputation on the innovation and fine craftsmanship of its products, becoming the standard of quality in the industry. Circle Y attributes the success of the brand to its family of employees.  With a deep sense of community and pride in their work, the Circle Y team boasts a combined total of over 1,500 years of experience.

Circle Y Saddles is proud to sponsor some of the biggest names in the western world including world-renowned clinician Julie Goodnight, multiple world champion barrel racers Martha Josey and Kelly Kaminski, world champion cowboy mounted shooter Kenda Lenseigne, and is the official saddle of the WPRA Finals and PacWest Barrel Racing.

Still located in Yoakum, Texas, Circle Y opened new doors in January of 2010 with a relocation to a single building facility. Previously operating from several separate buildings in downtown Yoakum, the move will allow the company to recognize greater efficiencies. With a commitment to continuous improvement of process and product, Circle Y strives to better serve its customers for the next 50 years.

“We are definitely proud of the fact that we have been around for 50 years, but we are most proud of our craftsmen. The longevity of our workforce says a lot about the integrity of the brand,” said Mark Jemelka, chief operating officer of Circle Y Saddles.

Today, Circle Y Saddles, Inc. is America’s leading saddle brand and continues to produce high quality saddles and tack with the heritage and tradition the company was founded on. Establishing this with stylish and innovative products, Circle Y products reflect the current trends in design and that are ahead of the industry in technology.

The patented Flex2® tree design was the result of Circle Y’s desire to obtain the best saddle fit for a broad selection of horses. It has been incorporated into many of the different types of saddles made by the company.

Answering the need for comfort in the saddle, Circle Y’s Softee™ seat jockey and fender leather provides a “ready to ride” feel which minimizes the rider’s knee and ankle strain.

Circle Y makes saddles for many western disciplines. Showing, reining, trail riding, Arabian, team penning, cutting, roping, barrel racing, and ranch work saddles of many designs give riders several choices to meet their needs. Saddles and tack are made from the finest leathers available in the industry. Hardware, silver trim and finishes are of the highest quality. Experienced craftsmen build each saddle with the same care found in Circle Y products from the beginning.

In addition to saddles, bridles and breast collars, Circle Y has a complete selection of show halters. Accented with beautiful silver, these halters will enhance any horse’s head.

Circle Y products are sold exclusively through authorized Circle Y dealers. Hundreds of dealers throughout the United States and Canada, and others world wide, provide selection and product knowledge. Thousands of satisfied Circle Y customers, from professional to novice, ride saddles provided by their Circle Y dealers.

Circle Y Saddles, Inc. will continue to be the leader in the industry, always looking forward, for years to come.
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