The 2017 rodeo season is in full swing! With the Clovis Chute-out already behind us, we are looking forward to some other great rodeos in the central valley, and around the state. Of course the big local kick-off event to our favorite- and one of the oldest rodeos in the state- is Clovis Big Hat Days, April 1, & 2. This event is a huge local vender fair, taking place in downtown Clovis, and stretching several blocks. Venders will be offering goods of every imaginable description- from hand made crafts to fresh cooked food, and everything in between. We will be there as well offering our fine hand made leather products for your inspection and purchase. Come by and say hi!
Hard to believe that it is that time of the year already- where on earth did 2016 go? With all the “new” labor and time saving devices at our disposal these days one might think that we would have time to burn at the end of the day- but don’t we often find that the opposite is usually true? We seem to take on more, and too often- too much. At the end of the day we are tired, and stressed, lamenting over things we didn’t get to, or wishing the days were longer. It is so easy for us to loose sight of the important things life offers us, family, friends, health, and horses! (Of course the last one is tongue-in-cheek, but we do love our animals).
Sidewinder Chaps and Leather Works would like to thank every one of our wonderful customers for our best year every! We loved meeting new people, and sharing memories with old friends. The best part of this business is without a doubt, the interactions we have with you. We are always learning, and never get tired of it.
From our family to yours- Merry Christmas, happy New Year, thank you, and God Bless America!
We have talked bout this before, and now we have the photographic evidence! The Mountain Rodeo Association Chaps are complete. We are so happy to be able to support this association. Rodeo teaches such great lessons; team work, responsibility, hard work, sportsmanship, and reward. The young people today have so many bad options; Rodeo offers a good clean alternative.Good job MRA, carry on!
As we grow our company, we extend our hand to support our youth. We believe that rodeo is one great sport, and a clean, healthy atmosphere for todays youth. To that end, we grasp every opportunity to get involved and encourage tomorrows leaders to carry on this great lifestyle. You will not find anyone in this sport disrespecting the great flag of these united states, or using rodeo as a stage to embarrass this countries great military. This wholesome sport represents everything that is great about this country; hard work, fair play, equal opportunity, and respect for others. At Sidewinder Chaps and Leather Works, we will always support these ideals, and support those that join us. We are proud that the Mountain Rodeo Association, in Squaw Valley, California has asked us to show our support to the sport- and their group- by building perpetual chaps for their royalty- Queen, Princess, Little Miss, and Tiny Princess- and equally proud to donate our time to do so. Join us in supporting your local Rodeo, and tomorrows leaders!
From time to time we consider adding new product lines to our inventory. This is not to say that we do not build new products at any time as a custom ordered product- it simply implies that we do not normally have a “line” of this product on the shelves at any given time. This is for a couple of reasons; one, we build every product by hand in our own shop which tends to limit our production capacity somewhat; two, we do not wish to compete directly with feed stores, or tack houses that sell volumes of some products imported for less that we can buy the leather. Designs are in the works, and I promise you will be pleased! Keep checking back…coming soon!
So, with the rodeo season here in central California valley winding down, we are looking around, and looking back to see how you did. You did great! We provide dozens of pairs of chinks and chaps to you every year, and most of you wear them to pursue your everyday jobs, or weekend hobbies; but a few of you wear them to rodeos, or parades. We are proud to say that this rodeo season we have been associated with several winning Mutton Buster’s, one champion Mutton Buster (Best Dressed), one winning parade princess, and one rodeo queen. What a great year, and we are not even half way!
April 2, 2016 & April 3, 2016 will be Clovis Big Hat Days- one of our largest, and favorite events of the year. If you have never attended, you are missing one of the premier events in Clovis, CA. This event leads the Clovis PRCA Rodeo each year to get folks in the mood, and offer up lots of goods to eat, and wear. The main street (Pollasky Ave.) is totally closed and filled with venders offering everything from eats to hats and crafts to pets. Mark your calendars! We will be there offering fine leather products, as we have been for three years running now. See you there!
It has taken us a while to develop a pattern we liked, but we are finally proud to announce that our complete line of Mutton Buster’s chinks are ready for you! We have three “standard” sizes to add to our standard products; of course, as always, custom is our speciality, and we will always build any product in any style or size, whatever color combination you like! When we refer to standard, what we are saying is that we will have a number of these in different colors on the shelf at any given time available for immediate shipment. As I write this today, I am working with our webmaster to build a page for each unit for on-line purchase. If you log on today, the pages may not be up, but please check back tomorrow, or use the “Contact” link, and we will get back to you immediately. Thanks for your continued interest in our products!
I will simply use her words, ” Sorry it has taken so long to send a photo of my beautiful chaps. I love them. They are such a work of art I hesitate to wear them.” What can I say, except, please don’t hesitate to wear them! We love our customers, and we love pleasing them; why not see for yourself? You will never be disappointed in the best.
We are constantly exploring our options and adding new products. You are asking for tack, and we are pleased to introduce our version of a heavy duty trail halter. This is made from Herman Oak Chestnut harness leather. We will also be making a combo halter/ bridal. Both of these products will be available on this site in a few days. On the drawing board are our versions of hobbles, pulling collar, breast collar, tripping collar, as well as a few others. Please keep checking back; and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions, or custom needs.
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