Need a Trophy Saddle? We can supply your event, organization or rodeo with Trophy Saddles on a wide variety of Big Horn or American Saddlery Saddles.
Plus, a growing number of customers are using trophy style saddles for private ranches, corporate gifts, retirement or award use.
- Design Services
- Laser Engraved or Hand Stamped
- Hand Painted on some models
- Discounts to organizations and riding clubs!
- MADE IN THE USA
Call 800-251-7288 for expert help in chosing the right saddle for your trophy saddle!
American Saddlery Founder Andrew Jack Hughes Passes
American Saddlery / Big Horn / ShoTan Leather will be closed Thursday Feb 21 & Friday Feb 22. We will return to work on the following Monday.
Andrew Jack Hughes, 87, died February 17, 2019
He was born January 4, 1932, in Blairsville, Georgia, to Edward and Elsie Hughes. He was in the Air Force from 1951-1955. He founded American Saddlery in 1974 and later added on several other companies, including Big Horn and ShoTan Leather.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Hert Hughes; daughter, Debbie Hughes; son, Andrew (Kimberly) Hughes; grandsons Jarrod (Katie) Nunley, Levi and Ian Hughes; brothers, Richard (Midge) Hughes, Don (Frankie) Hughes, Royce (Muriel) Hughes, Paul Hughes and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elsie Hughes, and his sister, Helen Cook.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Drew Tankersley and the Rev. Ron Perry officiating.
Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens with military honors. Visitation is noon to 2.
If you wish - in lieu of flowers, donations to South Seminole Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee or to Gideon's International are requested by the family.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412.
Saddle Tree Bars
Please review this chart for the basic information on Saddle Tree Bars for American Saddlery / Big Horn Saddles. This is basic information, please work with your dealer for properly fitting your American Saddlery and Big Horn Saddle.
|Tree Fit||Bar Inches||Fit Wire Measurements||Bar Designed For||Big Horn Saddle Examples|
|Medium/Semi||6 1/2"||11 1/4" to 14"||Wide, Endurance, Gaited,
Arabian, Quarter Horse
|Medium Plus||6 3/4"||12" to 12 3/4"||Walking, Quater Horse,
|Wide||7"||12 3/4" to 13 1/2"||Full Qtr Horse, Gaited,
|Wide Plus||7 1/2"||13 1/2" to 14"||Haflinger, Draft Cross,
|Extra Wide||8"||14" and up||Draft||A01680|
|Full Qtr Horse||7" - 8"||Generally speaking, Full Qtr Horse Bars equal 7" to 8".|
Not just for saddles! We're helping custom designers as well! ShoTan Leather is proud to have several designers and crafters using our leather to produce items in their product lines. One such company is Bev's Bags located in North Georgia between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Bev's Bags, like many other designers, uses a selection of ShoTan leather ranging from Ostrich, Aligator, and Elephant print cowhides to traditional leathers.