World renowned Saddle Maker to the Stars, Edward
Bohlin, came to Hollywood in the 1920’s from Cody,
Wyoming, where he had a saddle shop. At the urging of
legendary cowboy star, Tom Mix, Bohlin made the move
and soon was making custom silver-mounted saddles
for most of the Hollywood cowboy stars, such as Roy
Rogers, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy. Two of
his earliest customers were fabulous cowboy star Buck
Jones and his wife. Their magnificent saddles can be
seen on display at the world-famous Autry Museum of
the American West in Los Angeles. Bohlin’s elaborate
personal silver mounted saddle along with many others
are also on display there. Friend of the foundation and
former curator of the Autry Museum, James Nottage,
wrote the book Saddle Maker to the Stars.
Happy Trails Children’s Foundation was fortunate to
acquire a genuine Bohlin silver mounted saddle for our
saddle drawing this year. This saddle was made in the
1940’s and has been gently used. It is (along with any and
all Bohlin made items) highly collectible. This saddle is
somewhat similar to one Bohlin made for cowboy star
Tim Holt. It is beautifully hand carved, two toned with
sterling silver diamonds and spots. It has round skirts,
single rigging and leather covered stirrups with more
silver diamonds and spots. This outfit is complete with a
matching bridle, bit, reins, and saddle blanket.
You don’t have to own a horse to enjoy this saddle. It
comes with its own horse, a custom-deluxe saddle stand
crafted by Master Woodworker, Terry Kirk. A Bohlin
saddle is the world’s greatest conversation piece and will
look great in your living room, den, man-cave, office or
Tickets are only $10 each or 11 tickets for $100.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to benefit the abused
children served by the foundation. The drawing for this
saddle will be held on Saturday night, May 19, 2018. YOU
DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Order your
tickets today, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted.
Phone toll free (855) 788-4440.
Note: Special thanks and appreciation to Ron Clark of
RJC Leather and Silverado Silversmiths of Apple Valley,
CA for restoration work on this fine saddle.
THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD SATURDAY NIGHT MAY 19, 2018
Need Not Be Present To Win