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Win This Fabulous Saddle

APPLE VALLEY, CA-The dazzling EARLY JW SADDLE is almost an exact replica of saddles used in the early days of silent and sound westerns in Hollywood in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Leading cowboy heroes of the era such as Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Tom Mix, John Wayne and others used similar saddles in their exciting movies. It is also a close replica of a saddle shown and described on pages 62 and 63 of the book Saddles of the West by David R. Stoecklein.

This spectacular saddle has 266 hand-set nickel spots plus sterling silver conchas on the fenders and skirts. On the back of the seat is a sterling silver plate with the Happy Trails logo and the words leather by JS Saddlery and Silver by C. S. Anderson engraved on it. This outfit is complete with a martingale with many additional spots, sterling silver conchas and buckles plus a sterling silver Happy Trails logo heart shaped center piece. The old-style bridle is covered with more spots, sterling silver conchas and buckles. The matching split reins are 8’ long and covered in 67 spots each. The bridle includes a beautiful and fancy silver bit similar to those used on many Hollywood movie horses through the years. Also included is a colorful corona style saddle blanket custom made for this saddle by Jeanne Anderson of Kingston, ID.

This magnificent saddle is double rigged with a 16” high-back seat, rounded skirts, and engraved aluminum stirrups. It is hand-stamped with a unique antique stamp and the color is a rich russet. This superb saddle weighs 37 pounds. You don’t need to own a horse to enjoy this saddle because it comes with its own horse, a custom deluxe saddle stand made by Master Woodworker Terry Kirk, just for this saddle. This is an eye-catching outfit that anyone would be proud to own and display in their den, living room, game room, office or business.

This saddle was made by Master Saddlemaker James Sturgeon of JS Saddlery, especially for the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation. James has been making custom saddles with help from his wife Mona, for many years. He took over a shop started by his grandfather Bill, and built saddles for many years in the Phoenix area. In 2006, James and his wife decided they needed more room and new scenery so they moved to Cliff, New Mexico. In addition to saddles, James makes all kinds of leather goods such as gun leather and tack. He also teaches saddle making. Visit their website:

Conrad Anderson of Rocktree Ranch in Idaho handmade and engraved the sterling silver conchas just for this saddle. Conrad has been a long-time supporter of the foundation, participating in the famous Silver Screen Legend Colt guns and holsters, since the inception 18 years ago!

This is a rare museum quality cowboy collectible and one of the greatest conversation pieces you could own. Tickets are only $10 each or 11 tickets for $100. Proceeds go to benefit the abused children at the Cooper Home, a project of the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation in Apple Valley, CA. The drawing will be held on Saturday night, May 21, 2016. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Order your tickets today! Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. Phone toll free (855) 788-4440.

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