Roughout Saddle Contest

We are pleased to announce a Roughout Saddle Contest at this years’ Pendleton Leather Show.  This contest will be the first of it’s kind–ONLY roughout saddle are eligible. We already have prizes valued at over $3000, and more to be added in the coming months.  This is an overview of the contest; please feel free to call Sheridan Leather with any questions.

2015 Roughout Saddle Contest  Rules and Guidelines

  • $100 Entry Fee.  Due OCTOBER 15th, 2015 payable to: Sheridan Leather Outfitters  2047 Coffeen Ave, Sheridan, WY 82801.  After Oct 15th, $200 entry fee.  Non-refundable, unfortunately.
  • Each saddlemaker may only enter one saddle, made within 2015 and in “New” condition.  Used saddles will be allowed at the judges’ discretion.
  • Saddles must be made by a single individual. Saddles made in a training or school environment are not allowed.
  • Saddles can be for sale; Pendleton Leather Show will not take any Sales Commission from sales.
  • Three judges will each independently and separately score each entry based on a universal score sheet.  Each contestant will receive their score sheet at the end of the contest.
  • Saddles must be at the Pendleton Convention Center by 9 AM, November 5th, 2015 and will remain on display until 4 PM November 7th, 2015.

Acceptable for Entry:

  1. Any style saddle tree
  2. Any style rigging
  3. Saddle must be functioning; strings, latigos, billets etc.  Stirrups and cinch are optional
  4. Horn wrap of chap, skirting, latigo, mulehide, elk
  5. Cantle and horn can be bound in the following:  rawhide or roughout latigo or skirting
  6. Simple creased or beaded border
  7. Makers mark, logo, brand,  serial number normally used by the saddle maker

Acceptable but not applied to a score:  silver conchos or hardware, brand or initial on horn, cantle or fender

Unacceptable for Entry:

  1. Any stamping or tooling
  2. Inlays or overlays
  3. Dyed edges
  4. Half Breeds
  5. Padded seats
  6. Bucking rolls
  7. Swivel knife cuts or any additional decorative marks

2014 Trade Show Details

November 7 & 8, 2014     9am to 5pm, both days

If you this is your first time to the show or you have been attending for years, this is the information you need:

There is no admission fee to enter the Trade Show, however we ask that all participants register online; this saves time for everyone!  Registration is open September 15th through October 31st.  After Nov. 1st, registration will be conducted at the show.  We will be giving away at least $1000 (in $100 increments), in Trade Show Vouchers throughout the day Saturday. The ONLY way to enter the drawing for the vouchers is to register; only 1 entry per person for the entire length of the show, must be present to win, only one winning entry per person. The Trade Show Vouchers are funded by Sheridan Leather and are only able to be spent with the trade show vendors, ensuring the money is directed back to the trade show vendors.

Classes begin Wednesday, November 5th at the Pendleton Convention Center.  All classes, even free workshops, require prior booking.  Classes are listed on this website here, and on Sheridan Leather’s website, here.  Students please stop by the Registration table to obtain your name badge and officially check in.  All students will automatically be registered for Voucher drawings upon purchasing a class.  
Participants can check here for class schedules.

There will be raffles for individual items or gift baskets; please check the registrations area.  Tickets are available throughout the event: 1 ticket for $1, 6 for $5.00, do not have to be present to win. Drawings will be held throughout Friday and Saturday.  Be sure to stop by to see these and any other items we may have. 2014 raffle boxes

We are working with the local Chamber of Commerce to bring you the following host hotel:

Oxford Suites telephone: 541-276-6000

Call and ask for “Pendleton Leather Show” rates or use promotional code PENLTHR online.  Discount code expires October 30th, 2014, so be sure to book today.  You can see more information about this here.

The on-site catering company, OutWest Catering, will be back by popular demand, cooking up great lunches Friday and Saturday.  The ladies do an amazing job for us every year, so please support them when you can.

In 2015 we will begin hosting a Makers and Trappings exhibit; more information will be available at the show.

2014 Updates

We are busy in the planning stages for the 2014 Pendleton Leather Show.  Vendors packets have been mailed and will be updated as we receive confirmations.

Instructors are mapping out classes and those will be posted on this site and around August 7th.

We will be adding a couple new features this year, so check here in a few weeks for more information.

Last Minute Notices

We are nearing the 2013 Pendleton Leather Show and are so looking forward to it!

If you haven’t used the Online registration already, please do so before October 20th.  Once we are in the road to Pendleton, we will be unable to print name badges.  Of course you can register at the show, and a reminder, you must be registered to be eligible to win any of the $1000 in Trade Show Vouchers.

Some classes are very close to filling, so if you are still considering the time to act is now.  It is best to purchase these online, prior to October 20th.  After that date, you may be able to sign up for classes when arriving.  Please check in at the Registration area if you are interested.

We will have the Chan Geer notebook raffle at the registration table where tickets will be for sale throughout the show.

As the show is a few weeks earlier this year, there are still rooms available at the host hotels, but be sure to make reservations.

What a great time of year to visit Pendleton, Oregon!


$1000 Giveaway

New this year, we will be handing out $1000  in Trade Show Vouchers on Saturday, October 26th.  We will draw names from registered participants and students and distribute it in $100-200 increments throughout the day.   You must be present to win and the Vouchers can only be used at vendor booths during the trade show hours on Saturday.

Chan Geer has kindly donated a tooled notebook cover to be raffled off to one lucky recipient.   Tickets are available for purchase, now, on our main website, and we will continue to sell tickets throughout the show.  For this raffle, you do NOT have to be present to win, so please purchase tickets at any time!    Buy tickets NOW

Luke and I feel fortunate for the support we have received from vendors, students, teachers and the Pendleton community, and we are happy to be able to re-invest in the trade show.  Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you in October!Chan Geer Notebook Cover

Classes are Ready!

We have finished adding all of the 2013 classes for this years’ show. 2013 brings brand new topics and instructors, and we feel there is an opportunity for everyone to learn something. Please email any questions you may have and thanks for looking!