western artistry 
show & classes

Sponsored by: Zollmans Larry Burd Well Drilling
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Silver Show

Almost an art show in and of itself, the Pendleton Cattle Barons Western Artistry Show exhibits literally the best work in the world. With entries from all over North America, the show displays amazing working bits, spurs, knives, and nearly anything the imagination can conjure. 

Artists from around the country will bring their best creations that capture the western way of life for their chance to win Best In Show. We’ll be exhibiting this completely unique collection of finery during the Cattle Baron’s Weekend for everyone to enjoy. Many pieces will be for sale.  


  • Western Fabricating: Your piece has to be western styled and fabricated by hand. Judging will be based on originality and workmanship.

  • Bits & Spurs: Judged on workmanship, finish and engraving.

  • Western Engraving: Judge on engraving only. 

Original pieces only please! Deadline: April 10, 2022. Entry fee: $100

Divisions & Prizes:

  • Gear: 1st place $300.00 and coat, 2nd place $100.00 and coat, 3rd place a coat

  • Engraving: 1st place $300.00 and coat, 2nd place $100.00 and coat, 3rd place a coat

  • Western Fabricating: 1st place $300.00 and coat, 2nd place $100.00 and coat, 3rd place a coat

More information available by clicking on the SILVER SHOW ENTRY FORM button below. 

For more information about the show, contact Amy Raymond: raymond.silverco@gmail.com 541-457-2366 or

Jill Latno-Yamate: theclassytrailer@yahoo.com 707-260-4894

2022 Silver Show Results

1st Place: Matt Litz 
2nd Place: Bailey Langvardt 
3rd Place: Jill Latno-Yamate 

1st Place: Bill Turner
2nd Place: Travis Clelland  
3rd Place: Jill Latno-Yamate 

1st Place: Laddan Ledbetter (Bottle)
2nd Place: Laddan Ledbetter  (Pen)
3rd Place: Matt Litz @mattlitz (Buckle)


The Art of Western Silver Class

Brought to you by: THE CLASSY TRAILER and RAYMOND SILVER CO, aka Jill Latno-Yamate and Amy Raymond

April 27-28, 2022

Limited to 12 Students

$800 each

This class will be set up for beginners and people that want to learn some new techniques.

Our goal with the class is that each person leaves with their own split shank band ring with

a bezel set turquoise and embellishments. That they can go home and feel comfortable

making themselves. Jill and I both love what we do and sharing makes it better. We are

really excited to meet everyone and help them. We plan on having fun the whole time too.

We will go over soldering, sawing, forming, turquoise, setting turquoise stones, talking

about tools needed and what you need to get your own studio started.

All materials and tools provided. Please bring a pad and pencil to take some notes.

Date and Times: Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 9am-5pm with a lunch break from 12pm-1pm

Location: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801

Partial proceeds from classes go to the agriculture scholarships.

Please email or call with questions.

Amy Raymond: raymond.silverco@gmail.com, 541-457-2366 or

Jill Latno-Yamate theclassytrailer@yahoo.com, 707-260-4894

Silver Class - FULL

Leather Show & Classes


Contest Information 

The primary goal of this show is to help raise money for scholarships to be awarded in the agriculture community. To accomplish this, we are providing an opportunity for you as a maker to show off your work to potential clients. In doing so, the show will help bring awareness to the western artisan industry as it provides a great walk-through display for attendees of the Pendleton Cattle Barons weekend. 


  • Enter any leather item you have made. (Show off what you enjoy building) 

  • Item will be displayed with your contact info for potential orders/clients. 

  • Judging will simply be a people’s choice vote by attendees. 

  • Entry fee $75 (covers return shipping within the United States) 

  • Items will be returned after the show. 

  • Entries Due Friday April 22nd ; Entries to be sent by Friday April 22nd to: Joe Meling, 485 N Main St, Adams, OR 97810 

  • It is your responsibility to have your entry turned in by Friday April 22nd. 

  • There are NO REFUNDS for entries not received in time. 

  • Entries open to any maker wishing to show off their work and help us support the next generation in agriculture. 

  • You may enter multiple pieces. 



(1-5 Entries) 

• 1st - $150 & Jacket 


(6-10 Entries) 

• 1st - $150 & Jacket 

• 2nd – Jacket 


(11-15 Entries) 

• 1st - $150 & Jacket 

• 2nd - $75 & Jacket 

• 3rd – Jacket 


(16 or More Entries) 

• 1st - $200 & Jacket 

• 2nd - $125 & Jacket 

• 3rd - $75 & Jacket 


Please contact Joe Meling with questions: (360) 600-6038 or email melingjoe@yahoo.com.


2022 Leather Show Results

People’s Choice award:

1st - Denise Stringfellow- Miss Rodeo Oregon Chaps

2nd - Kelly Martin- Cactus Boots

3rd - Cloe Davis - Let ‘er Buck Halter

Live Tooling Contest Winner:

Cloe Davis

Moccasin Making Class


Teacher: Kelly Martin

April 27-28, 2022

12 students welcome

$500 each

This is going to be a start to finish moccasin class. It will be two fun filled days learning from world renowned bootmaker Kelly Martin. In this class you will learn about fit and function, how to size, hand sew, how to fit soles and insoles, and the assembly of the shoe. Kelly will also bring her paint so you can customize your set for just you.

No experience needed

All Material and tools needed will be provided

Date and Times: Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 9am-5pm with a lunch break from 12pm-1pm

Location: Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801

Moccasin Making Class - FULL

Mohair Cinch Class



Brought to you by BIG SKY MOHAIR CINCHES

Wednesday and Thursday April 27-28, 2022
9 am-12pm & 1pm-4pm both days

Limited to 12 participants, no previous experience necessary!

Cost: $700

Included: a set of our cinch measurement cards, materials for two cinches, tools (yours to keep). You may opt to borrow a frame, bring your own if you already have one, or build your own ahead of time (sources for information on building your own will be provided upon class registration).

We will cover stringing 17 and 19 strand straight cinches, weaving in center dee rings, weaving basic detail work and shapes, calculating 8-ply and detail cord, mapping designs out, and also breast collars and English girths if there is interest. We will also go over cinch-fit on live horses, as well as discussing the pros and cons of different cinch types!
Our goal is to equip you with a strong foundational knowledge of cinch construction, so you are comfortable and confident in your ability to build high-quality gear that will last!





Sister team Dana & Tracy Eklund run Big Sky Mohair Cinches out of Bozeman, Montana. Their business was born out of necessity- a horse at the therapeutic riding program where they worked required a 42" cinch- a tough size to find! Their goal is to create a highly usable piece of tack that is as functional as it is beautiful.


They have taught dozens of folks how to tie cinches, both online and in person. Their goal is to help their students learn how to build functional equipment first and foremost, with the comfort of the horse in mind. 

Mohair Cinch Class - FULL