The PEAK Performance™ saddle line is designed and ridden by Julie Goodnight. Founding her training business in 1985, Julie’s reputation as a horse trainer grew far and wide. In 2008, she began producing Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, a popular how-to horse training series that has aired weekly on RFD-TV for more than a decade, with 260 episodes. She now travels the world to produce compelling horse TV and educates horse owners everywhere through her online training programs.
Drawing from her varied background in English and Western riding and her strong upbringing in classical riding, Goodnight recognizes that regardless of discipline, a balanced position for the rider and fit for the horse are fundamental. Goodnight’s saddles provide a correct seat, narrow twist, close contact feel, and absolute comfort for both horse and rider to make them the perfect multi-use performance saddles. Equally suitable for the arena, show ring, or on the trail, the Peak Performance™ saddles are great for trail riding, reining, cow work, Western Dressage and Ranch riding.
“The Flex2® tree allows for plenty of rider support and weight distribution. I am close to the horse in just the right spot on his back for a balanced ride and good control. These are high quality saddles at a great price.” – Julie Goodnight
Martha Josey is a living legend within barrel racing through her competitive accomplishments and also through her highly sought after year-round clinics. She is am 11-Time NFR Qualifier Barrel Racer, NFR World Champion 1980, WPRA and NBHA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist Barrel Racer, and Clinician.
Combining their tremendous love of rodeo with an extensive training and teaching program, R.E. and Martha Josey, along with Team Josey, host clinics and schools specializing in World Champion Barrel Racing, Horsemanship and Calf Roping at their equally famous Josey Ranch in Marshall, Texas and across the nation. The Joseys also train and market the very best in barrel and rope horses at the Josey Ranch and offer a selection for every level of competition. Many winning competitors have purchased their horses and equipment from the Josey Ranch. R.E. and Martha host several nationally acclaimed competitions at the Josey Ranch, including the Josey Jr. World Championship Barrel Race, the most prestigious barrel race for youth, age 20 and under, in the world, and the Josey Reunion Round-Up. This unique barrel racing and calf roping competition is open to all Josey students.
“Quality, Craftsmanship, Style… Demand the best – I do! I’ll only ride in a Circle Y because of the way the saddles fit our horses and help riders from beginner to advanced keep a correct seat.” – Martha Josey
For several years Kelly and her famous horse, Rocky (Rockem Sockem Go), dominated the professional sport of rodeo in the WPRA. She qualified for the NFR five times, won back to back Reserve World Champion Titles in 2002 and 2003, and back to back World Champion titles in 2004 and 2005. Kelly is among a prestigious group of only 7 women in the history of the WPRA that have won back to back titles.
In recent years, Kelly has dedicated much time to teaching Horsemanship and Barrel Racing Clinics around the country and traveled as far as Australia and New Zealand. She also spent time being a rodeo mom, hauling her daughter, Kenna to her competitions. She’s back on the rodeo trail with a new horse and pro rodeo hauling partner, Kenna, who is now attending college.
Kelly’s new passion is working with Las Vegas Events and different host producers on her JrNFR Barrel Race qualifiers (KK Run For Vegas) around the country and producing her JrNFR Barrel Race in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo.
“Simply the most comfortable saddle for both your horse and you! The shape of the seat lined with memory foam will keep you balanced and comfy. The horn is designed to lock you in as you turn. The flex in the shoulder area of your horse helps him have a more fluid reach because he’s not being pinched.” – Kelly Kaminski
Sarah is a professional barrel racer, two-time NFR qualifier, WPRA Rookie of the year, RFDTV American Champion, and NBHA World Champion. Orginally from Brunswick, GA, she did not come from a rodeo family. She grew up on a farm and developed a love of riding at an early age. In 2014, Sarah rodeoed for the first time and earned Rookie of the Year honors. Sarah’s current focus is on teaching clinics all across the U.S. while competing and training her own barrel horses.
Her line of Circle Y barrel saddles launched in January, 2020. The Flex2® design provides comfort and freedom for the horse in a lightweight saddle. A balanced seat helps you ride effectively and a close contact skirt and low profile fit keep you close to the horse. The Grip-Rite skirt liner does not pack down or pick up debris. The Rider Locking stirrup leather buckle prevents the sleeve from sliding off and losing a stirrup which is a great safety feature.
“I love this saddle! I love how lightweight, comfortable, how well they fit all the different size horses I ride, and how confident they help me feel on my horses.I feel like I”m sitting around and with my horse and not on top of my horse which means better riding.” -Sarah Rose
Sarah’s saddles will be on the website soon!
Kenda has spent her life on the back of a horse. She’s developed a reputation as an accomplished trainer of both horses and people, won just about everything there is to win in the competitive arena, and cultivated a thriving business dedicated to introducing others to her sport. Her proudest accomplishment remains winning the title of Overall World Champion, becoming the first woman to best her male competitors. She did this riding Justin, a former trail horse that she nurtured from scratch to build him into a phenomenal equine athlete.
Lenseigne designed the shooting saddles from the tree out so that it provides the horse freedom of movement and keeps the rider in a balanced position. “Circle Y has listened to the needs of our shooting competitors and has designed a saddle with these features,” said Kenda. “As the saying goes, the right tool for the job, this saddle will definitely help many riders improve their skills.” The Circle Y Flex2® tree conforms to the horse and allows for freedom of movement. The saddle’s light weight and shock absorbing skirt further help horses perform at their best. A roughout seat jockey and fender, and a suede seat, help hold the rider’s position. The adjustable stirrup leather position strap determines the amount of leg swing the rider prefers. The swell of the saddle is low and the forward tilted horn allows for maximum clearance for the two guns and holsters which riders carry.
Tammy Fischer is dedicated to creating exceptional barrel horses and guiding each horse to reach their full potential. Tammy remains competitive on every level including winning at the National Finals Rodeo and prestigious Calgary Stampede to the AQHA World and BFA World Championships.
She is a long-time fan of treeless saddles and came to Circle Y to design her signature saddle line. Circle Y considered the unique riding styles of Fischer when designing her signature saddle. Fischer’s saddle suits the rider that likes a deep, secure seat with an upright swell and 5” cantle. The treeless design of her saddle keeps the rider in close contact with the horse and allows unrestricted movement.
Fleece lined neoprene skirts distribute weight, absorb shock, and are flexible, bending with the horse in the turns. Forward hung stirrup leathers keep your feet from getting behind you and provide the rider flexibility in the stirrups.
“The close contact of my saddle lets the horse and rider connect in a way that traditional saddles can’t”, said Tammy Fischer.
Cody Crow was raised on his family’s cattle ranch in south eastern Colorado. There, he learned to start colts and rope as his family was active in the sport of rodeo. Around the age of 12, Cody not only helped start colts for his family but also began taking on outside horses for other people. On top of starting colts and roping with his twin brother, Cody and his family had a couple strings of race horses.
Growing up, his family would often buy a colt from the sale barn in the fall. His parents would feed the horse and he and his brothers would train it through the winter and sell it in the spring. The money made from their colt starting funded their rodeo habits. This cycle gave Cody a start to what would become his passion and business.
Currently Cody Crow owns and operates No Where But UP Performance Horses in Johnstown, Colorado.
Cody has had to opportunity to train and exhibit numerous horses to World and National Titles in multiple events, as well as showing many horses to multiple World Show Finalists and World show Top 5’s in several associations including NRCHA, Shtx, AQHA, ApHC, and ASHA.
Cody’s ranch rider saddles were launched in January 2020. Each of the 3 styles has a beautiful design, balanced seat, and a Kevlar® reinforced tree that’s perfect for ranch roping, trail, and all your ranch classes.
Cody’s saddles will be on the website soon! In the meantime, reach out to his ranch to learn more at No Where But UP Performance Horses.