About us

7979 Baker Hogg Rd,
Vernon, B.C. Canada V1B 3S2

Custom Western Saddles and Tack

The Saddlery and tack shown on this web site has been custom made for my
clients by myself with the help of my wife Lila and is shown  here as an  example
of what I can produce if you see something here you like I can make it for you or
I can design another piece made to your specifications that will suite your needs.
We make All-Around, Pleasure, Roper, Buckaroo, and Museum Replica saddles,
along with a full line of tack and Rawhide braiding. Most of our sales are from
word of mouth . Each saddle is built to your specifications and individual needs ,
using premium grade skirting leather and sheepskin , along with the best of
hardware . Made in the old traditional way , using no shortcuts The cantles , horn
covers , and all stress points are hand stitched . The rigging dee’s are laced ,
not riveted . Each piece is individually cut , shaped and fitted by hand to give
lasting quality and appearance. All saddles leave our shop oiled , and with
pre-twisted stirrup leathers and are ready to ride . These saddles have been used
by hard-working , hard-ridding , professional cowboys and outfitters for over 40
years . Whether you are a professional , or ride for pleasure , these saddles
will stand up to your highest expectations and the test of time . Please browse our
site and see saddles and equipment that we have made for clients from around
the world .

Starting Out

I grew-up in the remote Chilcotin region of British Columbia where the only
mode of transportation was horses. Spending many years in the saddle , as a
Guide-outfitter and Packer gave me an appreciation of quality and fit in the
construction of saddles and riding equipment . In 1960 I met and married my
wife Lila , and started the well known ” Thompson Saddlery ” in Vancouver,
B.C. where we built custom saddles and a wide range of related leather goods,
till I sold out in 1986 and retired . In 1987 we moved to Vernon in the Okanagan
Valley, of British Columbia and started ” Okanagan Saddlery ” and continued
in the same tradition as before

E-mail us your questions or requirements
E-mail [email protected]
1 (250) 542-3364
Call toll-free 1-877-723-3534
Bob & Lila Land of Okanagan Saddlery