was raised on the
big outfits of the Great Basin and buckarooed throughout several
western states. He learned to work leather and rawhide
from his father, a lifelong buckaroo. Early in his career,
Jeff apprenticed under master saddlemaker Eddie Brooks in Elko,
Jeff's list of
artistic accolades includes exhibits at the Trappings of the
West Art Show in Flagstaff, Arizona and exhibits at the Western
Folklife Center in Elko Nevada with both saddles and rawhide.
Jeff has spent his life in a
saddle, cowboying and has also shown and won in numerous reined-cow-horse
events, so he is aware of what you need for a working saddle
or a show saddle. Jeff is also an outstanding rawhide
Jeff has roped at the Californios
Ranch Roping event for eight of the ten years it has been in
existence, being on the winning teams for doctoring three times,
branding twice, and bull roping three times. In 2010,
he noted that out of the 39 saddles ridden in the arena there,
eleven were made by him. He has made one of the Californios
trophy saddles for each of the last three years.
Jeff makes saddles for working
cowboys and buckaroos, as well as performance-horse and pleasure-horse
riders across the country including clinician Bryan Neubert,
Dave Weaver, and Richard Winters of RFD TV.
Call Jeff today at 435-587-9116
about your saddle and horse-gear needs.
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Jeff and Pam Hanson
Monticello, Utah 84535