Circle J Barrel Saddles

Good looks, easy keeper, and fantastic function too!
Model CJ-3030

Barrel Saddles

"Turn & Burn" - we've all seen the T-Shirts. But not all have had the thrill of this great sport! Here's a "better than most" starter saddle to begin a dream come true for you. Now you can own many of the advantages of more advertised names. 

Dark roughout leather is enhanced with buck-stitched lace & metal spots to bring together a super look. This one is easy to clean & keep. A favorite for parents & their children!

Cultured Cowboy was introduced to an experienced saddler who just needed more reach for his saddle business. His expertise is putting great styling, modern looks and function, on affordable saddles.  Our expertise is in putting you as a rider, with the best value for the money you decide to invest!  These saddles are modeled after saddles costing 2X to 2.5X these bargain prices. 

We've struck a deal to offer you a selection of gymkhana saddles, game saddles, made for most riders who are starting out! Not everyone is ready for a $2000.00+ saddle. Even those who ride a $2000.00+ have a need for a spare, or a child, or something to resell with a sold horse. Cultured Cowboy offers you a nice saddle at your "right price".


Here's one of the best economy saddle values in America.  A barrel racing saddle, that happens to be a great pleasure saddle, that happens to come in several sizes for your family. This Circle J Saddlery Barrel Racer is anything but basic. The details with old school buck-stitching lines, the stylish rounded full skirt, and antique nickel spots make this gymkhana saddle, quite a "looker".  

Fenders & stirrup leathers allow freedom of movement. Stirrup leather placement is just forward of your seat center. Designed to give you and your horse a more secure ride at a faster pace. This gymkhana saddle been crafted very fittingly to game saddle specifications.   

Shown Light Med Oil /Medium oil combination, with some depths in the dye. A popular darker dyed, roughout leather seat & jockey for just the right grip. 

Made to fit most inseam measurements. It's a handcrafted design that appears handmade.  Built on Quarterhorse bars, to fit 80% of Western horses that barrel race in the pro-rodeo games. 

Whether you prefer NBHA, IPRA, PRCA, or local competition, this game saddle will allow closer turns and lower times. 

If you have a riding school, horseback riding training station, or hack horses, this model and other Circle J Saddle models are reasonable alternative choices to more expensive brands. We do offer multiple saddle discounts on 3 or 6 or more models. 

The skirting leather is substantial to support your sport. There is no pressed paper product in the skirts. The tree is really a better quality tree. Seat padding is designed for saddle comfort. Stirrup leathers are not stretchy. Rawhide trim is scratch resistant and easy to grip. Choose leather or nylon girth tie straps.  

Would you like to get a new saddle that feels like it is used? We'll heavy oil any saddle for you. We prefer to use Lexol Conditioner.  Lexol will darken less than other conditioners.  It's PH-Balanced for the leather used in your saddle. We've been using lanolin based Lexol on our personal saddles for over 40 years. Add $140.00 for applying about three liters of Lexol over some several hours of application on saddles. Lexol is best applied in many thin layers. To darken slightly, and finish the process with a delightful finish, we'll hand rub extra virgin olive oil till that white looking lanolin is forced back into the leather.  The choice is yours! If you choose this option, your saddle will then come out of the box ready to ride in comfort! No sore knees nor ankles! (The sanded areas will become darker as they absorb these natural oils.)

13" Seat in stock & ready to ship. 

Circle J Barrel Saddle CJ-3030 

  • TREE: Hide Covered Wood  Barrel Tree. Full-Quarterhorse Bars - 5 year warranty.
  • GULLETwidth - 7"    height - 5"
  • HORN: 2.5" high x 1.5" cap  Braided Rawhide.
  • CANTLE: 3.75" Cheyenne Roll. 
  • SEAT: Full Roughout Dyed Chocolate. Choice of 13",14", 15", 16", 17".
  • SKIRTS: 22 inch skirts with Flank Slot.
  • RIGGING: In-Skirt Stainless Drop Ring -  7/8" Position.
  • FLANK: Flank Slot
  • STIRRUP LEATHERS: 2.5" with stainless steel Blevins type buckles. Twisted Tied & Turned.
  • STIRRUPS: Aluminum Contest. 
  • FINISH: All Over Roughout.
  • COLOR: Dark Brown. Contrasting Buckstitching
  • WEIGHT: Approx 20 lbs. (13inch)
Seat Sizes

Compare At:

Our CC Price

13", 14", 15"


16, 17" $1250.00 $1095.99

This pricing does include Shipping in the Continental USA. 

 Braided horn is a popular height and angle, for easy gripping, and angled well for forward leans. Rawhide is tightly braided.  Twisted, Tied & Turned stirrup leathers for you.

Even the stirrup hobble straps are made of better leather! 

NO tooling, but the twin rows of buckstitching with a center row of antique nickel spots with matching conchos gives this 13inch youth saddle some eye-appeal! 



Observations:  Skirts cut away just rearward of girth ring attachment.  Reinforced holes in your stirrup leathers.  Seat padding is comfortable. Fleece bottom is fair for the price. Manufactured overseas, with European tanned leathers. Comes standard with leather girth tie strap & off billet. Or we'll exchange it for the highest quality nylon if you like a closer fit. 


Girth Options:   Normally sized 28, 30, 32, 34, 36.  Cultured Cowboy offers a high quality handmade Mohair cinch for only $89.99 (Either straight or wide roper style.).  A high quality Mohair blend cinch for only $49.99 (Either straight or wide roper style.). A TackyTack type non-slip vented straight Neoprene at $44.99 (Moore EZ Pull Buckle).  Or, A great non-slip reinforced Neoprene shaped trail/gymkhana girth with elastic end at $59.99 (Moore EZ Pull Buckle).  We believe in offering you variety!  .

Basic Styles shown are usually in stock and everyday low priced as shown. We even beat the auction prices. However, there are too many options to Advertise every possible Low, Low Price on every combination! 

Our policy is to provide the lowest price possible, while maintaining enough profit to service your needs properly.  Our pricing is very fair, but we must eat a bean, or two, to enjoy helping you to select the “right” saddle for your needs.   We'll deliver more saddle value for the buck than anyone because we know more about riding and fitting saddles than most! (No brag, just fact!)


We have this saddle in 15 inch in stock NOW . 14 on the way.  

Please e-mail your questions, requests, or call us for a friendly quote on your “Dream Saddle”.  Hundreds and hundreds of people have found the call well worth their time!  ;-)    God Bless,  Chuck

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