The ‘Garcia Beauty’ saddle was decorated with gold, silver and diamonds. It won the Gold Medal at St. Louis Exposition and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland, Oregon. This saddle captured the gold medal in both - a feat never accomplished before. Now on display at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City.
Welcome to G. S. Garcia!
The history of the west is filled with stories of love, honor, and integrity. The Garcia family traveled from California to Nevada in order to establish the best known saddle company of its day. The artistic yet functional work of silver that adorned the saddles, bits, bridles and spurs was unparalleled. Presidents, actors and the rich and famous purchased Garcia saddles. Cowboys saved all year to purchase from the best. The Garcia name is synonymous with excellence.
Now we are sharing the Garcia legacy with you!
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Gold Medal to the “Garcia Beauty Saddle” at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, we have published The Legacy of Silver and Saddles chronicling the growth, success and changes of the family, the G.S. Garcia Company and the merger with the J. M. Capriola Company.
This book is filled with exquisite photographs and heartfelt memories which will delight anyone who appreciates the artistry of the silver and leather work the family made famous.
We have also published a reproduction of the 1924 Garcia Saddlery Co. catalogue showing the original pricing and availability of Garcia saddles, spurs and western wear.