Custom Saddles Made for the western rider
Welcome to Elite Custom Saddles!
Elite Custom Saddles was established in 2009 right in the heart of horse country. Elite was started with one goal in mind: to produce exceptional quality, handmade saddles and tack that was ideal for both professionals and amateurs alike.
In addition to their line of custom and stock Western saddles, Elite produces a selection of beautiful award items perfect for club and event awards. Elite awards range from Trophy Buckles and Halters, Rope Cans and Gear Bags, through a line of affordable trophy saddles. Shows like the DIxie Nationals along with organizations like the APHA, ApHC and ARHA are all proudly presenting their winners with saddles and awards from Elite Custom Saddles.
Owned by Jon Carpenter, along with Harold and Janie Brown, Elite Custom Saddles is managed by lifelong horse-people with experience in a variety of equestrian disciplines. Jon has been longtime fixture on the AQHA, APHA and PHBA circuits, in addition to Rodeo and Ranch Horse Competition. Jon Carpenter holds numerous world titles, so he knows a thing or two about well-made saddles! What are you waiting for? Put YOUR seat in an Elite!
The Elite Leather Craftsmen
The name "Elite" says it all - the very best. Elite saddles have been used by many of the best performance riders and horsemen in the business.
We take pride in our work and we put our heart and soul into every saddle and product we build at our shop.
Each saddle is individually handcrafted with attention to even the finest detail. See and feel the difference, "put your seat in an Elite" and let us build your dream saddle.
"My experience with Elite Custom Saddles was nothing short of amazing. Elite did a phenomenal job building my saddle. My saddle gives me the real close contact with my horse that I need. On top of that it is a true work of art that caught the eye of all my fellow reiners at the horse show. These guys love what they do and it shows!!!"