Beautiful Saddles are our passion! Every saddle Elite makes is carefully designed and made step by step ensuring that you are getting the best possible product.
Newly acquired by Jon and Joslyn Carpenter in 2016, Elite Custom Saddles offers an incredible mix of talent and creativity to the saddle making business. Ray Blanco Sr., along with his son Ray Jr., have a combined 55 years experience in building western saddles. Ray Sr was previously the master saddle maker for the Silver Mesa Saddle Company for 17 years.
Jon Carpenter is a longtime fixture on the competitive performance horse scene and understands how a quality saddle, should feel, ride and perform. Joslyn Carpenter, also a lifelong horsewoman, competitor, and entrepeneur, brings her business acumen and creativity to the mix.
Together the Elite team enjoys bring their own personal talents into each and every saddle.
"I'm feeling something I never felt before in my life: our Elite Custom Saddles are addictive!!! going back to another saddle doesn't seem to work anymore. These saddles go from one horse to the next because they are extremely butt-friendly and you feel every move your horse makes underneath you. Elite Custom Saddles rock!!!!"