Sycamore Creek Saddles LLC Established in 2006
Sycamore Creek Saddles was started in 2003 by Tony Pritchett. Tony had Paso’s but found it near impossible to find the tack that was available for the gaited Paso Fino, and when he did find it he thought the price was outrageous. Knowing that he could not just purchase any saddle off the shelf, Tony did a lot of research and found a family-run business in Bogota Colombia called CTK Saddlery. Tony spoke with them about his needs and paid everything needed to get a saddle made for him and his Paso. Once his saddle arrived he was beyond impressed at the quality and workmanship of his new custom gaited saddle. After riding just a short time he realized that his Paso had seemed to move better and gait more naturally. Not only Tony was impressed but others who rode and knew Tony wanted a CTK Saddle as well, and that was it Sycamore Creek Saddles was born!
As of May 7th 2021 Gerry Gresham has become the new owner of Sycamore Creek Saddles, bringing Sycamore Creek Saddles to California. Gerry has been a long-time customer of Sycamore Creek Saddles and knows the CTK Saddles inside and out. Not even kidding, Gerry had a custom CTK Saddle made for himself and had a neighbor who makes custom handmade saddles look into the saddle, that is right Gerry had his brand new saddle opened up by his neighbor, and what did this saddle maker think of the CTK Saddles? He was impressed, he noted to Gerry the Quality and workmanship were impressive and that he could not believe people could get this high of a quality leather saddle for the price Sycamore Creek Saddles offers them.
My goal here at Sycamore Creek Saddles is to make sure that every rider in North America fully understands the importance of a well-fitting saddle for their horse, regardless if they are Trail Riders, Dressage, Jumpers, Trainers, working on the ranch, or just a ride around their home. I also want to make sure every rider understands that they can have a High-Quality Leather custom-made saddle for a very reasonable price.
Since 2017 I have been living the dream! Meeting wonderful horse people, amazing horses, and creating beautiful saddles. I am doing my best to expand Sycamore Creek Saddles and go to Trade Shows all over the United States and expand our exposure on the internet. If you know of a Horse Show or Horse Expo near you and would like to see Sycamore Creek Saddles there offering you a chance to see CTK Saddlery let us know!
I believe my best advertisement is from you! So I am always trying to do my very best to make sure each and every horse and owner has a great experience while creating their custom handmade CTK Saddle, or even purchasing one from our In-Stock and Bargain Barn!
Who is CTK Saddlery?
In the year of 1999 the Castelblanco brothers, Daniel and Leonardo decided to start with a new journey and started to get involved in the equine world by participating in trail horse riding with some friends. From this moment, they thought about selling saddles with the needs of both the rider and the horse. By 2000 they officially constituted CTK SADDLERY, a company manufacturer, marketer, and exporter of handmade saddles for Paso Fino breeds using the best quality material and with the knowledge of their workers who are part of a family which generation after generation has been dedicated to the art of making saddles.
By 2004 the company was already consolidated and well known in the Colombian market. At the same time, their sales in foreign markets were increasing in a moderate way which gave the company the opportunity to intensify its efforts to open new markets. This is how by 2006 the Castelblanco brothers were contacted by Tony Prittchet, who became the first exclusive representative in the United States for CTK SADDLERY.
From 2006 until now, the sales in foreign markets have increased in an exponential way making worldwide sales the principal priority for the company. However, in order to accomplish the demand in the market, CTK SADDLERY realized that making saddles for other breeds was also important to help in the growth of the company, it is why CTK SADDLERY does not just make saddles for Paso Fino in fact we make saddles for every kind of horses (gaited and non-gaited) by taking the right measurements of each horse. We have made saddles for every kind of horse going from Paso Fino horses to Frisian horses.
Starting in 2016, the structure of CTK SADDLERY changed a little bit. First of all, Tony decided to retire from the business after had made a wonderful job as a representative of our brand in the United States, opening the way to Dawn until May 2021, when Gerry came on board and became the new exclusive representative for North America (the United States & Canada). In 2018 the Castelblanco brothers decided to vouchsafe the company in the hands of Daniel´s son Junio Castelblanco, who has grown at the same time with the company and knows it better than anyone.
The most important thing about CTK SADDLERY is that always the main goal is to make the perfect saddle for each customer and of course for each horse. Our idea is that both the rider and the horse have to enjoy the trail ride and there is no better way than using a CTK SADDLE.