In The Saddle

In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West
April 20 – September 3, 2017

Our visitors experienced the vaquero culture with a fascinating display of saddles by legendary makers such as Sherman Loomis, Edward H. Bohlin and the Visalia Stock Saddle Company. Notables such as Will Rogers, Dwight Murphy, Leo Carrillo, Ronald Reagan and many others rode the beautiful, intricately designed pieces.

Also on view was a collection of western art by Nicholas Firfires, Edward Borein and others, along with authentic attire and compelling stories of the cowboy way of life in Santa Barbara County.  This exhibition presented the history of our region’s equestrian culture; its origins, craft, practitioners, and most importantly, its beauty.

Special thanks to Tom Peterson, Bill Reynolds, Susan Jensen, Griff Durham, Byron Price and the Carriage & Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara.

Exhibition generously sponsored by

Mustang Sponsor
The Ann Jackson Family Foundation
Los Adobes de los Rancheros
John C. Woodward

Trailblazer Sponsor
Heloise & Alexander Power

Round Up Sponsor
Carolyn & Leo Acquistapace
Glen H. Mitchel, Jr.