Everything we do, we believe in thinking differently, in doing differently, in challenging the status quo. The way we do this is by making our products beautifully designed, innovative and unique.

We just happen to make saddles.
Welcome to the Blue Creek Saddles website.


Blue Creek Saddles has moved to the Mary Valley, Kandanga QLD.
Click here for more info…


2016 continues to be a busy year in the Blue Creek & Trails End workshop.
Please click on the name for more detail on each saddle. 

Jenny’s Premier Fender


Brian’s Trails End Team Roper


Clinton’s Blue Creek Premier Fender


Kristy’s Trails End Barrel Saddle


Gwen’s Trails End All Rounder
You will be taken to the Trails End Saddles page)


‘Rawhide’ Dry Creek Fender


Darrell’s Premier Fender


Ruth  &  Patty’s Timeless

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John  &  Glen

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Sue  &  The Twins

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Ashlee   &    Anne

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Kane’s Saddle
SHHHHHH it’s for Christmas…..
Click here for more.


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Evelyn’s Saddle
* Hand made barrel racing tree to fit
* scolloped skirts
* Texas star conches
* hand made tassels
* Tulip embossing
* for more pictures please click here and go to our Trails End website


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Don’t forget the Ian Francis & Clinton Anderson event is on 19-20th December 2015!
Blue Creek Saddles will be there with Stockyard Fender saddles on display.


Ian Francis in his Stockyard Fender saddle.
For more information on Stockyard fenders, please click here.



Bec and Yvonne’s Saddles
Please click here to go to the Trails End Saddles website for more pictures of these saddles.

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Adams Reining Saddle
For more pictures and details, please click here to go to the Trails End website.


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Meg’s Barrel Racing Saddle
For more pictures of this saddle please click here for the Trails End website.


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Blue Creek Saddles – home of the Fancy Fender
Thanks Erin, I really enjoy making saddles like this.
* Natural Hermann Oak leather
* Printed suede seat
* Prairie flower embossing
* Dee’s, conches, all the usual trimmings


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Custom Blue Creek Fender
* Dark brown Hermann Oak leather
* SQ bars, inlaid seat
* Brass/gold fittings
* Just beautiful, thanks Megan
* Click here for more


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First saddle out of the NEW Blue Creek / Trails End workshop:
* Modified Barrel saddle, QH bars
* Prairie flower embossing, saddle strings
* Lovely saddle for a lovely lady – thanks Michala.
* Please click here for more pictures of this saddle


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We have Stockyard fender saddles in stock. These great saddles are exclusive to Blue Creek Saddles, and are endorsed by IAN FRANCIS.
You can order direct with Ian at one of his many clinics, or with us.  So many Ian’s…..

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Blue Creek Saddles also has in stock a range of Classic Equine pads, cinches and boots. Also split reins.

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Paradise Lagoons 2015 – Congratulations to Madie Moloney, winner of our saddle for 2015!



Another Fancy Fender!


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Declan’s Saddle

* chestnut Hermann Oak leather
* inlaid seat
* Barbed wire border
* Jeremiah Watt hardware
* Purchase of a lifetime


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The Funky Reining Saddle

Warning, may cause euphoria.
For more pictures of this saddle please click here to go to our Trails End Saddles website.

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Stockyard Fender saddle success….
“Hi Sue and Ian, thank you so much for taking the time to help fit the saddle. It has given Sam so much more confidence in her riding ability already. Plus she now feels like her horse is really comfortable. She hasn’t smiled so much in ages. So glad you were there. Regards Donna and Sam”.


Another fancy fender from Ian – off to Melbourne.
Please click here for more pics of this really lovely saddle.



Ebony’s saddle, simply beautiful….
All enquiries are welcome, please call Ian anytime on 0411 772 494.
For more pictures, please click here.



Team Roper 16″ seat
$3500.00 including postage within Australia
Call Ian 0411 772 494




* Dry Creek Fender 14′ seat
* Hermann Oak leather
* Jeremiah Watt hardware
* Quilting and seed top meandering border stamped
* Fleece lined* Fabulous two tone leather
* more pictures click here



Another fab custom Blue Creek fender saddle.
This one features Ian’s fantastic inlaid seat which gives you the closest contact you can get in a fender saddle. Click here for more pics of this lovely saddle.



The joys of a custom made saddle. It’s made to suit you and no-one else!

This saddle is a custom Blue Creek Fender:
* Hermann Oak leather, two tone.
* Rope border
* Inlaid suede seat
* Blue Creek custom tree, designed by Ian and exclusive to Blue Creek Saddles.
* Twisted fenders
* Monkey (oh shit) strap!


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Our prices start at $3300 for the Stockyard Fender, and $3350.00 for a fully custom saddle.
We welcome all enquiries, please call Ian on 0411 772 494 anytime.

One of our horses Sam, being a supermodel….


 Click here for more pictures of this beautiful saddle.


Custom Blue Creek Fender


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Dry Creek Fender

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For more western saddles please visit:




Dry Creek Fender.
These saddles are very reasonably priced.
Call Ian on 0411 772 494 anytime, all enquires welcome.


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This picture features Wendy Johnston from Dusty Rivers Stud in her custom cutting saddle made by Ian, on “Dollywood”, by Pepewood.
Five to six horses a day, six days a week for years. Built to last…

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Thank you Tanya, for the opportunity to make your new reining saddle! Glad you like it.
Go to Trails End Saddles for more western saddles.


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 Congratulations to Susan Salmond on winning the 2013 Paradise Lagoons Ladies saddle draw!
Double Congratulations for winning the ‘Rookie Series Challenge’ at Capella after just four days in your new saddle! Way to go!!

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Thanks Grace! Glad you are so happy with your saddle!


Ian and Eddy Powell finishing off the trophy saddles for the APRA 2013.

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Here’s just a taste of Blue Creek Saddles from 2002 to now. Enjoy….


All saddles made right here in Queensland by Ian Huxley.
You will see and feel the difference.
Call anytime, we welcome all enquiries! 



We’d like to tell you we’ve made saddles for certain professional trainers; for this big winner or that big winner – to be completely honest, we’re still waiting for that.  Would that make a difference as to how we make our saddles? Not really. When Blue Creek Custom Saddles was founded by Ian and Sue Huxley over 14 years ago, we decided to make the best saddle possible, use only the best materials and make them affordable.

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Our customers are people who ride outside the limelight for most of the time. They still have hopes and dreams, like all riders.  Many are achieving their dreams in a Blue Creek Custom Saddle.

From the time one of our distant ancestors put a piece of hide between himself and his horse’s back, riders have been trying to improve on the idea. The need to feel closer, safer, more effective.  There have been some fantastic innovations, especially in tree making, lighter yet stronger. Very clever. Time honoured traditions still prevail in making the actual saddle.

Our goal is quality, not quantity and each saddle that leaves our workshop wears the Blue Creek Custom Saddles brand and is an ambassador for Ian’s reputation as a saddle maker. Each saddle represents Blue Creek Custom Saddles in arenas, on trails and in the bush. For that reason, the quality goes in it before our name does. When you visit Ian’s workshop, you’ll find him building great saddles using the same methods of past generations. You won’t see assembly lines or a lot of high tech equipment. Well, you’ll see some high tech equipment! Modern technology and all that.


 Ian makes fender, campdraft and western saddles. We have several campdraft/fender models: Statesman, Premier, Blue Creek, Dry Creek. However each can be customised to suit your individuality. All western saddles are custom made, see the Trails End website.

 If you’ve read this far, then you may have some questions. We welcome ALL enquiries and visits to our workshop. Please feel free to contact Ian anytime on 0411 772 494. If we’re out riding, please leave a message!

Proudly Australian Made.

For work or play.