Chuck Stormes (TCAA) Custom Saddle. Breathtaking custom saddle created in 1996 for noted race horse owner and western collector, Bruce Hundley, owner of Saxony Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. This stunning, fully floral tooled custom saddle features 27” tapaderos, a 16” seat, square skirts, and amazing tooling by one of the very best in the business. Carved into the back of the cantle is the Farm’s logo of a “SAXONY” race horse with jockey atop. Bruce’s “BCH” monogram is carved into the back of the seat. The saddle has been proudly featured on the home page of Chuck’s website as an example of the finest custom saddles offered. Marked, “STORMES SADDLE Co. / MAKERS / CALGARY ALBERTA”.
Lot 53 Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.
Chuck Stormes (TCAA) Custom Saddle. Beautiful, yet understated, this custom saddle by Chuck Stormes is elegant in its simplicity. A 3B saddle with tooling on the cantle, front of the seat and the pommel. Deep brown, inset 16” seat, a 3 1/2" Cheyenne roll cantle, 26" tapaderos, round skirts and styling in the true Vaquero tradition. Circa 2008, in very slightly used condition, and exceptionally well-cared-for.
Chuck is a founding member of the TCAA, and one of the most respected saddle makers in the world, not only because of his exacting craftsmanship, but his understanding of traditions, history and horsemanship.
Lot 52 Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.