About Us


Welcome and thanks for riding by today.  We're the Oliver family in Amarillo, Texas.  We've been serving the American cowboy with quality leather goods for four generations.  C. W. Oliver (Claude) started his shop in Vernon, Texas in 1917 and was later joined by sons Bill and Jack.  They continued the tradition of serving the working cowboy under the name of Oliver Brothers Saddle Shop until Bill moved to Prescott, Arizona in the early 50's.  Bill returned to his native Texas and opened the Bill Oliver Saddle Shop in Amarillo in 1960.  Richard Oliver joined his dad and in turn has been joined by his sons in the shop.  Each generation has passed along the knowledge and skills needed to build the best equipment possible for the working ranch cowboy, the pleasure horseman and the competing showman.  Our pride runs deep in our saddles and tack that we build and use ourselves.  Our saddles are handmade and numbered and we keep a record of every saddle we make.  We can usually give you full information on any saddle we have made, just find the number on the cantle and give us a call.  

Richard and his sons Bryan and Zeb Oliver combined offer over 45 years of experience in building ranch, cutting, roping, show saddles and tack. The Oliver family have welcomed in other craftsmen to be a part of the Oliver team. Colt Vernon builds saddles, strap goods, and is also our local roping expert. Caitlyn Pancake builds leggings and strap goods. Roy Sansom crafts belts and gift items. Hunter Lane does cleaning and repairs. Brazlyn Woodard waits on the front and takes care of social media. We are blessed to have such great employees. That about rounds out our crew and any of us can assist you in any of your needs when you come by or call.

If you are ever in the area, please come by and visit - we love meeting new friends and visiting with old ones.  The most familiar faces are from here in the southwest but friends have been made nationally and worldwide.