A Texas Tradition
1917 - 2017
A little about the Oliver family








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 and we are the Oliver Saddle 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 sons Bryan and Zeb Oliver combine to offer you over 45 years of personal experience in building ranch, cutting, roping and show saddles and tack.  In addition to the Oliver family, Colt Vernon has been with us since coming to school at WTAMU. Colt Vernon is building saddles, as well as the occassional repairs and strap goods. Andrew Cook completes most repairs and helps keep our strap good inventory built up. Hannah Morman builds our chaps and chinks, helps to take care of customers, maintain and update our website and social networks, and whatever else is asked of her. Jasie Jarvis is a current WTAMU student who helps with customer service, the website, photography and 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 nation and worldwide.  

Yesterday, today and tomorrow - the Oliver family name stands for quality.  


For More History Check Out these Articles...

January 2014 Issue of Amarillo Magazine -



February 2014 Issue of Texas Monthly