Welcome to Sycamore Creek Saddles!

Are you looking for a saddle that fits your horse perfectly?  Do you have a hard to fit horse?  You have stopped at the right place!!

Sycamore Creek Saddles is the Exclusive North American Representative for CTK Saddlery, a truly custom saddle maker.

We are a from the tree to the stirrups custom saddle maker.  We can help you every step of the way to getting a saddle that is truly a perfect fit for your horse and you!

Please feel free to email, call or text me.

I look forward to helping you!


"Because your Trail in this life is unique, your saddle should be too"

Sycamore Creek Saddles



Sycamore Creek Saddles: The Exclusive North American Sales Representative for CTK Saddlery: offering handmade Colombian Paso Fino saddles, pads, and accessories for your Paso Fino or other naturally gaited horse. Gaited horse saddles are made differently from saddles for trotting horses. The tree does not have a twist in it. (When I refer to "twist", I am talking about the tree, not the "waist" of the saddle.)

VIEW THIS 6 MINUTE VIDEO! It's probably the most important piece of the puzzle for you to find. Larry Whitesell's discovery is truly an eye opener.


The Story of Sycamore Creek Saddles:

Tony Pritchett had Paso Fino horses and no place locally to buy tack. When he bought his first Paso Fino, he had no idea that he needed such breed specific items like: jaquimas, gaited saddles, pisadors, that was just the beginning. He found that everything was expensive. That's when he became associated with CTK Saddlery. Since 2003, his relationship grew. He became the exclusive United States representative for the Bogota, Colombia based company, CTK Saddlery.  Tony sold thousands of saddles and has had thousands of satisfied customers. In January of 2016 Tony decided it was time to hang up his spurs as Sycamore Creek Saddles and enjoy his life with his family, his band and get as much fishing and hunting in that his little heart could desire.  And that is where I come in.  My name is Dawn Emerson and I am the New Owner of Sycamore Creek Saddles!

I love horses I always have, my first word was horse.  I am honored to call the CTK Saddlery folks family!  And that is what we are, we are a family business.  Each one of us has a passion for what we do.  We have the common bond of the love of horses.  All of the family members at CTK have a passion for what they do.  It was because of the love of horses that Daniel and his Brother started CTK Saddlery.  They make Saddles that not only is perfect fit for their Paso Fino horses, but also a saddle that was safe and healthy for their horses. Because the saddles are also custom tailored to the rider as well, it is a lot safer and comfortable  for the rider as well.  Today CTK has been making saddles for over 17 years.  We have tens of thousands of satisfied customers from all over the world.

We have many styles of saddles available: the Tereque, Trail Riding, Western and Endurance Saddles.  Not sure which one is right for you, give us a call and we will help you find the perfect saddle!

Our expertise is in making saddles for the Paso Fino breed, but, we also make a saddles for other Gaited Horse breeds, such as: Missouri Fox Trotter, Gaited Morgan, Tennessee Walking Horse, Spotted Saddle Horse, Rocky Mountain Horse, Kentucky Mountain, Icelandic...you get the picture.

We also do non-gaited saddles! Yep!!!  That's right we also can make you a custom CTK Saddle for non-gaited or Trotting horses, depending on what side of the country your in, lol.

Look through all the saddle styles! If you do not see one you like, we'll work with you to make the saddle you envision. A completely custom saddle just for your horse and you!

Our CTK Saddles are affordable.  We use quality, Colombian leather and other fine materials. Each saddle is handmade to your wishes. CTK Saddlery makes the saddles the traditional way, using wood for the tree, wrapping it in rawhide and sun curing it for a long time until it is hard as a rock. All the leather is hand sewn with hemp and rot resistant nylon. Our desire is to make a saddle you will be proud to own and enjoy riding on for a long time. After all, you will be our BEST advertisement! Our saddles have a 3 year warranty.

So, give me a call at t 828-387-7007 or email me at Dawn@sycamorecreeksaddles.com and let's start that conversation to get you the saddle you want.—

Dawn Emerson

Owner of Sycamore Creek Saddles

"Because your Trail in this life is unique, your Saddle should be too"

(828) 387-7007


Complete satisfaction!!    After 6 failed attempts at trying to find a saddle to fit my Icelandic, I finally can say contacting Dawn at Sycamore Creek Saddles was the best thing I could have done! My CTK fits my horse and myself perfectly! Boy did I waste my time trying all those other saddle brands! This saddle is not only the perfect fit it is beyond comfortable and beautiful as well. Thank you so much Dawn for making sure every last detail was taken care of!!!


Many Happy Trails, Heather

Heather from Ohio

Just got my CTK Saddle from Sycamore Creek Saddles.  Fits my Daisy perfect and it is really comfortable for me.  Looking forward to nice long rides.



Helen & Daisy from GA

I can’t say enough good things about my new CTK Saddle from Sycamore Creek Saddles! It fits my mare so well and is so light weight and comfortable for me. Dawn was a wonderful help in assisting me with assessment of my wither tracing to get a great fit for both myself and my small statured Paso Fino mare. She worked with me for two weeks, looking through her stock, and checking each of those saddles to find a good match. I look forward to many great rides in this well made, beautiful saddle.



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I love the saddle very much. I wasn’t sure about the metal stirrups at first but they are growing on me. Every other aspect, I find to be perfect. I am really enjoying the cross between a western and English as you described it. Especially the way the straps that suspend the stirrups move so freely. Very easy on my knees!

Best of luck with the future of the company. I will always refer my horse riding pals whenever they need a great saddle.

Phoebe & Luna From AL

Hi Dawn!  My saddle is a keeper!!  My horse and I love it!!  Thank you for a beautiful well made saddle that my horse Carmen and I can enjoy for years!!




Janice and Carmen, from MO.

Rode in my new CTK saddle 1st time yesterday! Thank you, Dawn at Sycamore Creek Saddlery! I love it, fits Josie and me perfectly! There is absolutely no pressure on my feet. I could ride without any stirrups!


I just love my saddle! It fits Josie perfect and after riding in it for 2 weeks in South Dakota, I can say it has perfect balance, doesn’t pitch me forward like my last 2 saddles I had and there is absolutely no pressure in my feet or knees!



Chris B and Josie from Ohio Chris B. Ohio

Please make sure to go to HorseTackReview.com and read the independent reviews for Sycamore Creek Saddles and CTK Saddlery.





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I grew up showing English but in the last 14 years I got into Trail Riding. I never felt comfortable in a traditional western saddle (I always had pain in my knees after riding a couple of hours and always hurt after a ride). But my English saddle didn’t quite cut it out on the trails. I had searched for almost a year for the right saddle, and one I could comfortably afford. I came across Sycamore Creek Saddles and was surprised by how affordable they were. And I truly loved the way they looked. But, when I rode in my saddle for the first time, is when I truly fell in love with it. It fits me, as well as my horse, perfectly. And I can honestly say my knees nor hips hurt at all after long rides. It is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in and I will be faithful Sycamore Creek Saddles fan for the rest of my life! ~Shannon Schraufnagel, CEO & Founder of “Horse Trails & Camping Across America”

Shannon & Wyatt
Shannon from Wisconsin

Reuben with Tonto, Ohio  SCV001-D


I have been riding horses since childhood. I ride approximately 400 miles a year. Also being a truck driver for 15 years it’s caused me to have a sore back at times. Usually after riding 2-3 hours I’d start feeling it. I received my CTK saddle in March, custom made for my horse. The comfort is amazing. I now rode 5+ hours and don’t get a sore back at all, and the light weight is easier to saddle up with and better for my horse!

–Reuben Miller

Reuben from Ohio

That is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden in, in my whole life!!!

I have not rode in a few years and to go out on a 5 hour ride and not have any soreness whatsoever is amazing!!!


Lisa of Tennessee

Lisa From Tennessee

Carolyn in Oregon
Carolyn in Oregon

“Greetings! It has been some time since I purchased my GMARATON2 from you for my Arabian gelding but I just had to drop you a line and a picture to say it is still the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever owned. The pic is from just over a week ago. We did 7 hr rides, two days in a row and my ‘buns’ were in heaven the whole time as was my horse’s back. I would not have endured those long rides in my other saddles – I would have been getting off and walking! Plus there are all of those wonderful rings to attach my saddle bags n stuff! To say it is super comfortable to ride in would be a serious understatement.
Thanks again! Carolyn in Oregon”

Carolyn in Oregon Carolyn in Oregon

Happy CTK Saddlery Owners!!!