Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fort Western Special Guest Dale Chavez Saddles

Dale Chavez will be at the Fort Western Outfitters on Friday, April 30th from noon - 8pm and Saturday, May 1st from 9am - 4pm with a complete line of saddles and tack and to answer questions. The 2 day event offers Fort Customers a unique opportunity to buy direct from Dale and receive Fort preferred customer pricing. Chavez will have on display over 20 show and reining saddles, show and crystal bling tack and show halters.

Dale Chavez has been involved in custom-made saddles and other horse-related products for the past 35 years. Over this time he has developed new products and silver patterns that have gained attention in many different equine sports.

Not only do his silver products shine on their own as trophy buckles and conchos, they also accentuate the custom leather goods he builds. Dale Chavez buckles and saddles are awarded at horse shows, reiners, rodeo and team roping events, as well as at Arab national events. For 15 years he produced the Average winner saddles in each event for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. He also produced the world champion buckles for each event in the Womens Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo.

Awards are only a fraction of his market. He is often called upon to do custom work for a variety of people associated with the equine industry. Dale Chavez Companys saddle makers and silversmiths produce products that are shipped to all parts of the United States as well as internationally. Both unique and true to the Western Motif, his celebrated artworks in leather and silver have graced huge events and superstars. With movies now being made in New Mexico, Chavez says he receives many calls from the productions and stars to use his saddles and tack on the sets.

Mr. Chavez is a native of the Southwest Albuquerque, New Mexico to be precise. I proudly say Im from New Mexico roots with friends and relatives still residing there, Chavez said. Thirty-nine years ago I had the opportunity to move to Temecula, California, and work on a ranch with horse trainer Joe Alexander from Corrales, New Mexico. It was then that I became familiar with braided reins, headstalls, etc., and came to appreciate the beauty and versatility of braided items.

At that time, Temecula consisted of large ranches and horse farms.
The railroad purchased a large chunk of land and began subdividing for development.

It was a million miles from nowhere, and with that being the case, the developers had to draw people in, Chavez said. So they had rodeos and other horse events on the weekends to bring them to the area and show people the land and opportunities.

Chavez began by building simple items such as halters. That eventually grew into an enormous demand for custom products. His dedication to building high-quality products made his reputation as a creator of premier items awarded to the best in the business. Now I have a complete in-house operation on 25 acres, he explained.

Chavez also actively competes at local roping. Theres a roping arena on site as well, so Chavez stays active in the sport.

Stop by Fort Western Outfitters this Friday or Saturday for all your western wear needs and a unique opportunity to see the impressive selection of Dale Chavez Saddles and Tack.

Fort Western Outfitters
56th and HYW 2

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Tent Sale Featuring Western Wear and More

Head out to Fort Western today through sunday for our HUGE Tent Sale featuring hundreds of sale items including brand name cowboy boots, cowboy hats, jeans, shirts and more! And... while you're there, sign up to win a $250 Fort Gift Card!

There's something for everyone... especially the kids! Friday through Sunday bring the kids to meet the adorable Elmer. Saturday from 11am-2pm kids up to age 12 can compete for prizes in our "Roping Dummy" contest. Friday, kick back with Lincoln's number one station 96KX.

You'll find amazing deals on western wear and saddle and tack. Prices valid on in-stock items only during our 4 Day Tent Sale. No rainchecks. No special orders. Sorry Online orders not included.

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Fort Western Spring Tent Sale
Thu., April 22nd - Sun. April 25th
Fort Western Outfitters
56th & HWY 2
Lincoln, NE

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Sissy" Georges: A Barrel Racer’s Extraordinary Story of Dreams and Inspiration

It’s not everyday you hear a story so inspiring and heartfelt it changes the way you view your own life. Sissy’s extraordinary story does just that. Christina “Sissy” Georges is a gifted Barrel Racer whose passion and determination to overcome adversity drove her to win national titles.

This courageous Nebraska cowgirl touched our hearts here at Fort Western with her “awe-inspiring” video.

Her story is the most amazing true story I have ever heard, and she and her mom are the two most phenomenal people I have ever met…when you see/hear about the obstacles that both of these women have overcome, it will make your spirit soar.”
-- Lori Gottula.

Nebraska writer, Lori Gottula, has dedicated her time to writing a screenplay and book based on Sissy’s life with the hope of inspiring others. Together they visit schools and give motivational presentations encouraging students to work hard and achieve their dreams. Lori’s goal is to get Sissy’s story made into a feature film where her uplifting message will reach millions.

Thank you for taking the time to watch the video. For more information, become a fan of "SISSY Christina Georges screenplay" on Facebook.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Announcing Winners of George Strait Concert Tickets

Grand prize winner Ryan Rerucha

Congratulations to Ryan Rerucha from David City, NE! Ryan is the grand prize winner of our “George Strait Concert Tickets” Drawing. Ryan won two tickets to the George Strait concert at the Qwest Center Omaha on April 8, 2010 along with a Fort Western $100 Gift Card.

Second prize winner Kenneth Houseman

Second prize winner, Kenneth Houseman, from Hastings, NE. also won two tickets to one of the best country shows to hit the Qwest Center stage.

Can’t get enough of George Strait? Head to the Fort for all your George Strait® western wear including jeans, shirts and hats.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Enter to Win George Strait Concert Tickets

The legendary George Strait will be performing at the Qwest Center Omaha, Thursday April 8, 2010. Fort Western Stores wants you to get a little “TWANG” with a chance to win tickets to this extraordinary show. It’s your chance to see one of country music’s greatest artists —awarded AMC’s “Artist of the Decade” with 19 ACM Awards and 81 nominations throughout his career.

To enter, stop by Fort Western Stores Lincoln or Nebraska City, NE locations and sign up! The drawing will be held on April 7, 2010. The Grand Prize winner will receive 2 George Strait tickets and a $100 Fort Western Gift Card. The second place prize winner will receive 2 George Strait tickets.

Head to the Fort before the show for all your George Strait® western wear including jeans, shirts and hats.

See Fort Western Stores for Details. Drawing at retail locations only. Sorry, online not included. Need not be present to win. All Tickets are for the George Strait Performance at Qwest Center Omaha on April 8, 2010.