Educational, and innovative products, hundreds of saddle makers and leather crafters from across the U.S. converge in one great week for leather. Visit 100 leather related exhibits for hobbyists and tradespersons.
In honor of Don King, legendary master saddle maker and leatherworker, the show will host the first-ever Don King Memorial Saddle Contest, to focus on the roper saddle, offering four divisions complete with contest prizes. Tradeshow manager David Reis states with genuine enthusiasm, “It is an understatement to say we miss Don – he was so vital to so many. With this event being in Don’s honor, I venture we’ll see some of the most exquisite work to date coming from around the globe.”
A highlight of the workshops which covers “Introduction to Profesional Leathercraft, Chap Making, Braiding the Bosal, Making a Pair of Saddle Bags, Celtic Knot and Welsh Dragon Carving, Pattern Layout, How to Use Your Leather Tools, Saddle Making as a Business, Tool a Sheridan Style Checkbook Pattern, Beginning Leathercraft for Youth (19 or younger), and Making Leather Jewelry” are held through out the week prior to the trade show’s opening Friday, May 16th. The public is invited and no admission is charged. Workshops and Saddle Week preceding the Show are fee based.
While in Sheridan enjoy the ultimate western experience rich in history, forts, museums and mansion, outdoor adventure, scenery and wildlife, unique western shopping, and the best golf Wyoming offers all surrounded by the majestic Big Horn Mountains, visit www.sheridanwyoming.org .
For details on the Trade Show, held at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, contact Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal at (715) 362-5393 or toll free 888-289-6409.