YOAKUM, Texas (May 3, 2010): Circle Y Saddles, America’s Leading Saddle Brand, is proud to sponsor PacWest Barrel Racing Association.

Will Sawyer, the founder of PacWest Barrel Racing, was inspired to create a nationally recognized association to fill the void left by other barrel racing and rodeo associations to include men and grow the sport of barrel racing. Sawyer personally rides a Circle Y 1529 Flex2® barrel saddle to which he attributes the recent improvements in his runs. He strongly believes in the Circle Y saddle brand, making it the natural choice as the official saddle of PacWest Barrel Racing.

“The Circle Y Flex 2 saddle has helped me to sit during the turns and ride aggressively around the barrels, and that saddle is amazing!” said Sawyer about clocking his best times after making the switch to his Circle Y saddle.

“Circle Y has always been a leader in the barrel racing discipline. We were looking for an aggressive organization to team up with, and we found it with PacWest,” said Mark Jemelka, chief operating officer of Circle Y Saddles.

Pac West Barrel Racing Association is the fastest growing barrel racing organization in California with plans to expand into other geographies. They are a racer-focused association which offers big association-produced supershows, local jackpot barrels, and many co-sanctioning opportunities for their members. Visit to learn more.

Circle Y Saddles, Inc. is America’s Leading Saddle Brand. Circle Y’s innovative products reflect the current trends in design and are ahead of the industry in technology. Circle Y started saddle manufacturing in 1960 in the small Texas town of Yoakum and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of saddle making. Still located there, Circle Y continues to produce high quality saddles and tack with the heritage and tradition the company was founded on. Circle Y saddles and tack are sold through a network of authorized dealers; visit to learn more.

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