How do I read my saddle’s serial number?

Circle Y began making saddles in 1960 and there have been many configurations of serial numbers. To help you decipher your number, we have attempted to provide some guidance here. Please remember the saddle could be a discontinued style, and no information for tree sizing, pricing, and category of the saddle will be found. In the past, Circle Y had multiple building locations in small towns around Yoakum. As a result, some saddles may say Sweet Home, Shiner, Cow Country, or Rebel but are all genuine Circle Y brand.

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The Serial Number Search is for saddles 2006 and newer. If unsure of your saddle’s manufacture date please see the explanations below the search to determine age. 
Format:  There should be two lines of numbers on your serial plate. The top line is the Model Number. The bottom line is the Serial Number and will begin with the year of production.

Model # 1234-5678-90
Serial #  20061234      (This is the number to type in the search below.)

If the search box does not work please scroll down, your saddle was most likely made before 2006.

May 2006 to present
Model Number Example: 1234-5678-90
(1234) Model Number
(5)Seat Color/Material:  1- Black/Brown Grainout,  2- Black suede(Daisy Embossed),  4- Rust suede,  5- Toast suede,  6- Sand suede(Daisy Embossed),  7- Chocolate Suede(Daisy Embossed),  8- Apache Bay,  9- Hardseat,  0- Other/Special,  A- Amethyst,  B- Blue,  L-  Lime Green,  P-  Pink(Faux Gator),  T-  Turquoise(Faux Gator),  V-  Violet/Faux Gator,  F- Caramel, Faux Gator,  C-Chocolate Faux Gator(Elephant), M=Mint Faux Gator
(67)Seat Size: 00=10″, 20=12″,  30=13″, 35= 13.5″, 40= 14″, 45= 14.5″, 50=15″, 55=15.5″, 60=16″, 65=16.5″, 70=17″, 75=17.5″, 80=18″
(8)Saddle Color : 0- Dark Oil Antique,  1- Walnut,  4- Regular Oil,  5- Mahogany/Heavy Oil,  6- Antique,  7- Ultra Lite,  8- Pecan,  9- Lite Oil,  18- Black,  C-Chocolate,  V-Vintage
(90)Tree Size: 04-Regular Tree (SQHB), 05=Wide Tree (FQHB), 06=Extra Wide (Draft/Foundation)      Saddle Fit Explanations

*Some model numbers will begin with “SP” in front of the model number and will have an additional digit at the end. This signifies that the saddle was made special and or custom. These numbers do not always work with the serial number search due to their formatting. 

Please note we have NO RELIABLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR SADDLES MADE PRIOR TO 2006

1990-2006
Model Number Example: 1234-5678-90AB-CD     (Dashes may not be present in stamping. We recommend writing down the number with dashes to help with deciphering)
(1234)Model Number
(5)Tree size: 1= Regular Tree (SQHB),   5 = Wide (FQHB)
(67)Seat size: 00=10″, 20=12″,  30=13″, 35= 13.5″, 40= 14″, 45= 14.5″, 50=15″, 55=15.5″, 60=16″, 65=16.5″, 70=17″, 75=17.5″, 80=18″
(8)Saddle color: 0- Dark Oil Antique,  1- Walnut,  4- Regular Oil,  5- Mahogany/Heavy Oil,  6- Antique,  7- Ultra Lite,  8- Pecan,  9- Lite Oil,  18- Black
(90)Month of Manufacturing
(AB)Year of Manufacturing
(CD)Unique Number/Manufacturing Number (not all saddles received this number)

1970s & 1980s 
These numbers vary greatly. 
Model Number Example: 1234-4567
(123) Model Number
(4)Seat Size: 5=15″,  6=16″,  7=17″
(567)Manufacturing Number (Sometimes the year of manufacturing is here)

1960 Models
Will have a one or two digit model number.

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