YOAKUM, Texas (December 23, 2009): Circle Y Saddles, Inc., America’s Leading Saddle Brand, celebrates 50 years of saddle making in 2010.

Circle Y began manufacturing in the small town of Yoakum, Texas, in 1960. The company built its reputation on the innovation and fine craftsmanship of its products, becoming the standard of quality in the industry. Circle Y attributes the success of the brand to its family of employees. With a deep sense of community and pride in their work, the Circle Y team boasts a combined total of over 1,500 years of experience.

Circle Y Saddles is proud to sponsor some of the biggest names in the western world including world-renowned clinician Julie Goodnight, multiple world champion barrel racers Martha Josey and Kelly Kaminski, world champion cowboy mounted shooter Kenda Lenseigne, and is the official saddle of the WPRA Finals.

Still located in Yoakum, Texas, Circle Y opens new doors in January of 2010 with a relocation to a single building facility. Previously operating from several separate buildings in downtown Yoakum, the move will allow the company to recognize greater efficiencies. With a commitment to continuous improvement of process and product, Circle Y strives to better serve its customers for the next 50 years.

“We are definitely proud of the fact that we have been around for 50 years, but we are most proud of our craftsmen. The longevity of our workforce says a lot about the integrity of the brand,” said Mark Jemelka, general manager of Circle Y Saddles.

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 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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