Bob and Tara Hickman own Hickman Saddlery in Post Falls Idaho. Eighty percent of all the products are made in USA.
They expanded their business in 2012 in Aldersyde, AB, Canada. Hickman's do trade shows and serve the customers in Alberta. Bob is a saddle maker and has been a bit, spur and saddle collector for the past twenty years. Bob was born in Almota, Washington. Bob Hickman's grandfather was a foundation breeder for appaloosa's back in late 1920's through 1940's. Bob was a calf roper in high school and College.
Tara born in Germany and raised in Canada. Tara grew up riding horses since she was two, thanks to her grandparents who had work horses, her first love for a horse was a old Clydesdale horse name babe. Growing up, Tara rode in small shows all around Ontario, Canada.
Tara's dedication, leadership and excellence in marketing. With 13 years of experience as the director of finance for Hickman Saddlery, Ms.Hickman specializes in customer relations. In the course of her duties, she is responsible for overseeing finances and marketing, and working with customers to ensure that they get exactly what they want from their custom-made items.
Their business is expanding worldwide. Hickman Saddlery sells to collectors in France, Italy and Sweden. Canada. There's a big market in Europe.
One of their biggest events is at the Mandalay bay Convention Center. National Finals in Las Vegas Bob Hickman says he caters mostly to the "working cowboy. "It's seeing buckaroos all over the West relying on his gear that's most gratifying.