Saddle Maker - Kent Frecker

About Frecker's Saddlery


Kent and Pam Frecker

Kent Frecker

I started in the saddle business in Oct. 1981, at Smith & Edwards Co., and I have been self-employed since April of 1990. I worked with Dale Harwood making the "Ray Hunt" saddles for a year. Dale has made probably the greatest influence in my saddle making, and I am grateful for his help. Others who have influenced my work are Bob Ray and Randy Hansen.

It has been my honor to have made several saddles for Buck & Mary Brannaman, Shayne Jackson, Dave Gamble, Kip Fladland, Ray & Carolyn Hunt, Curt & Tammy Pate, Roland & Robin Moore, Tom & Jillie Selleck, and many more. I have sent saddles all across the United States Alaska to Hawaii, Canada, Austria, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, England, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Japan, France, Spain, Belgium, Africa, and Brazil.

Pam Frecker

Meet my beautiful wife, Pam Frecker. We have been married more than 35 years. She is a great wife and has put up with a lot getting this saddle shop to run smoothly. Pam kept the books as well as made chaps, shoeing aprons, cantle bags, and more over the years to help out. We have raised four kids together and they have turned out to be great adults, and we have 9 grandkids and growing.

Tyler Frecker

Tyler Frecker

Tyler is Kent's son, and has been working with leather most of his life making chaps, belts, saddle bags, and bucking rolls. Tyler is an excellent saddle maker; he started making saddles for his dad in 2003 and does most of the wildlife carvings in the shop as well as the entire book keeping. He is working here full time to support his wife, Anna, and children, Andrew, Eli, and Zsophie.

Emily Rix

Emily Frecker

Emily is Kent's daughter and is married to Porter Rix. Emily has been doing tack for years, and she enjoys working with leather and turns out a great finished product. Emily also takes care of all the online orders and shipping. She is a new mother to her and Porter's beautiful little girl Olivia.

Porter Rix

Porter Rix

Porter is Kent's son-in-law, married to Emily. He is from Swan Valley, Idaho. Porter started at Frecker's Saddlery in 2013 and makes great saddles and tack. He also helps run the store by helping customers and taking care of many of the phone calls.

Karsten Frecker

Karsten Frecker

Karsten is Kent's youngest son; he has been working in the shop for years, growing up making headstalls, strap goods, and repairs. He started apprenticing with his dad making saddles in 2011, and is excelling in this trade, sending saddles all over the world as well. He manages the saddle shop in Dillon.

Jolly Ann Frecker

Leann Frecker

Jolly Ann Is married to Karsten and is orginially from the Philippines. She keeps busy in the shop making a variety of tack items along with helping to keep the shop organized and clean. Jolly Ann is a new mother to her and Karsten's daughter Pearl.

Loncey Johnson

Loncey Johnson

Loncey Comes to Frecker's Saddlery from North Platte Ne. and is currently apprenticing with Kent. He is doing an awesome job with his saddles; we look for great things from him in the future.

Jessie Jo Johnson

Jessie Jo Johnson

Jessie Jo is married to Loncey, she is making great chaps and tack items for the shop. She is also in charge of keeping the website, facebook and instagram all up to date. As a great bonus to the shop she works with rawhide covering our trees and makes great rawhide bosals and hondas.

Each custom saddle is stamped with the saddle maker's name on it. We take pride in our work and put our name on it to prove it.

Phone: (406) 683-4452  E-mail:

Frecker's Saddlery
125 W Bannack
Dillon, Montana 59725

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