YOAKUM, Texas (November 11, 2009): Circle Y Saddles, Inc., America’s Leading Saddle Brand, has created the new Kenda Lenseigne Men’s Rundown Shooter saddle made specifically for male competitors in Cowboy Mounted Shooting.
Lenseigne, Overall World Champion Cowboy Mounted shooter and six-time world record holder, collaborated with Circle Y to create her special shooting saddle earlier this year. With plans to expand the line, Circle Y worked with her to create a design comfortable and functional for men.
The Kenda Lenseigne shooting saddles have the Circle Y Flex2® tree which conforms to the horse and allows for freedom of movement. The saddle is lightweight and has a shock absorbing skirt for additional comfort for the horse. Roughout seat jockeys, fenders, and suede seat help the rider stay in position. The adjustable stirrup leather positioner strap determines the amount of leg swing the rider prefers. The swell is low and tilted forward for maximum clearance of the two guns and holsters riders are wearing.
Cowboy Mounted Shooting requires riders to negotiate an arena course at full speed using two single action pistols loaded with black powder blanks to take out balloon targets set in various patterns. A saddle that fits the horse and rider properly is critical for success and prolonged performance from the horse in this fast-paced event.
“Circle Y is honored to have Kenda on our team for the valuable insight and knowledge she has for this growing sport. We are excited about the newest shooting saddle made with men in mind,” said Mark Jemelka, general manager of Circle Y Saddles.
Lenseigne splits her time between her ranches in Arizona and Washington where she trains horses and riders for mounted shooting in addition to traveling and teaching clinics in over 30 events across the country. She is the first woman to ever win the Overall World CMSA Championship in 2009, two-time CMSA Reserve World Champion, a four-time CMSA World Point Champion, and six-time world record holder. Visit kendalenseigne.com 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. 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 circley.com to learn more.