Bethel Saddlery - Wade saddleBethel Saddlery - Western Stock saddle


Custom made saddles, using traditional methods and materials including rawhide covered saddle trees, are being hand made by BETHEL SADDLERY at Leahton Park, Charters Towers in North Queensland, Australia.

Since 1988 BETHEL SADDLERY has had a reputation in Australia & the USA for building saddles & saddlery to an extremely high standard and finish. Any type of competition Western Saddle or Roping Saddle can be made to your requirements along with Western Stock Saddles. The vast majority of people who are using a BETHEL saddle are those who make their living on horseback.

The 'Wade' saddle is the most popular Western saddle made at Bethel Saddlery. For several years now the traditional Wade has been one of the first choices of horsemen & horsewomen throughout Australia. Suitable for stock work, colt starting and just general riding, every slick fork Wade is built using the famous Warren Wright rawhide covered saddle trees.

The 'Western Stock' saddle  is perhaps the most innovative and evolutionary saddle in Australia today. This saddle is a hybrid of the tradtional Australian Stock Saddle and the American Western saddle. Some people refer to this hard working or Campdraft saddle as a fender stock saddle. Only the very best rawhide covered saddle trees are used in these Western Stock saddles.

Also available at BETHEL SADDLERY are a selection of New saddles for sale and quality Used saddles for sale.

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Saddle making thoughts

I have been building saddles for 25 years and in that time I have had the privilege to have made saddles for people in every part of Australia and several foreign countries. It has also been an honour to have met and worked with some of the best western saddle makers who have ever lived. These men have devoted their life to this wonderful craft and I would like to think that I am playing some part in keeping this skill alive here in Australia; we never take for granted the faith that our many loyal customer have placed in us over the last quarter century. If we can ever be of assistance with any of your saddle, saddlery & tack requirements we would love to hear from you....Michael Bethel, Charters Towers, Queensland.

Leahton Park - Charters Towers

Longhorn steer head in circle

Leahton Park Country Cabins is a  rural retreat bed and breakfast style accommodation and  features two western style air-conditioned cabins set close to the homestead complex. Both have ensuite facilities and are furnished in an authentic western/bush theme with full length verandas.

Texas Longhorn Wagon Tours & Safaris  features the largest herd of purebred Texas Longhorns in Australia including the longest horned steer in the world as certified by Guinness World Records. Using a wagon and harness made at Leahton Park guests are taken on a horse drawn wagon ride to view the Horseshoe B Longhorns cattle herd and other native & exotic wildlife.

Old World Carriage Co - horse drawn carriages servicing Charters Towers, Townsville and surrounding areas of North Queensland. The beautiful & elegant, white Landau Carriage is ideally suited for weddings and formal occasions. The classical elegance of the carriage ride on your special day is unsurpassed.


      'Leahton Park'
      441 Urdera Road (PO Box 1307)
      Charters Towers
      Qld. 4820. Australia

    • (07) 4787-8126
    • 0439-111-769
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