March 2nd – 4th, 2018

Prescott Resort & Conference Center
1500 East State Route 68
Prescott, Arizona 86301


Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Group Code GLC18

Workshops Start Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

2018 Prescott Trade Show Book

2018 Emerging Saddle Makers Preview


To encourage new and beginning students of the saddlemaking arts to showcase their current accomplishments, receive unbiased analysis and valuable insights for improvement in basic construction and finishing of working western saddles in an atmosphere of non-competition with established makers/artists.


Entrants may have been practicing leatherwork for any amount of time, novice, amateur or professional, but may not have made saddles for longer than three (3) years prior to the show entered.

The saddle presented for the Preview must have been created within the past 24 months prior to the start of the Southwest Leather Workers Trade Show for that year’s competition.


A $500 Cash Prize will be awarded to the maker with the most points. There shall be no second or third place. Entrants are encouraged to share judging results with each other to assist in improvement of the skills. If only one maker is enters in the Preview, the cash prize awarded shall be $250.


Go to to download the registration form and complete details, or call 715-362-5393 (LC&SJ) to request a form to be sent to you by mail or email. Please fill out the form completely, and return by Friday, February 10, 2017 to the Journal. Complete instructions are available on the registration form.


All registrations must be received by 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018, C.S.T. at the Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal. In keeping with rules for other competitions put on by the Journal, and to remain fair to other contestants, absolutely no late entries will be accepted.

Registration Form