YOAKUM, Texas (November 11, 2009): Circle Y Saddles, Inc., America’s Leading Saddle Brand, and world renowned clinician Julie Goodnight have collaborated to design her exclusive five-saddle Peak Performance™ line. With each saddle personally ridden by Goodnight, these saddles were designed to her specifications and riding requirements.

Because Goodnight rides several different Western disciplines, there is a saddle designed for all types of work or pleasure. The 1470 Rocky Mountain High Performance saddle is designed for ranch work featuring a Kevlar® reinforced wood tree for superior strength and is the saddle Goodnight uses for Ranch Horse Versatility. The 1752 Monarch Arena Performance/Performance Trail model is Goodnight’s personal favorite for everyday use. It has a Flex2® tree and features specified by Goodnight to keep the horse and rider comfortable in the arena and out on the trail. The 1750 Wind River Trail has all the features of the Monarch but with a round skirt. The 1751 Blue Ridge Gaited Trail is designed for the gaited horse and has all the comfort features that are signature to the entire line. The 1560 Sierra Nevada Arena Performance is for the arena performance rider to keep you correct in the seat for precise cueing.

All Peak Performance™ saddles have a leather skirt liner with gel bar pads to keep your horse comfortable, Tunnel Skirt™ to eliminate pressure on the horse’s spine, close contact cut out skirts for precise cueing, and trees engineered to provide a great fit for the horse. To keep the rider comfortable is a padded seat with a narrow twist and broad seat pocket, pre-twisted stirrup leathers, and on the Flex2® models are Softee® seat jockeys and fenders for zero break-in. There is also matching tack and coordinating matching wool pads.

“Julie has added a whole new dimension to our Team of Champions. It is no accident that this new line of Peak Performance™ saddles, inspired by Julie Goodnight, all have state of the art features designed with the horse and rider in mind,” said Mark Jemelka, general manager of Circle Y Saddles.

Julie Goodnight is a world renowned clinician, natural horsemanship trainer, and host of RFD-TV’s Horse Master with Julie Goodnight. She has experience ranging from dressage and jumping to racing, reining, cutting, and wilderness riding. Her upbeat and logical style of teaching applies to her “Communicating Clearly with Horses and Riders” philosophy. Read more at

Circle Y Saddles, Inc. is America’s Leading Saddle Brand. Circle Y’s innovative products reflect the current trends in design and are ahead of the industry in technology. Circle Y started saddle manufacturing in 1960 in the small Texas town of Yoakum. Still located there, Circle Y continues to produce high quality saddles and tack with the heritage and tradition the company was founded on. Circle Y saddles and tack are sold through a network of authorized dealers; visit to learn more.

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