Back in 1989, Marcio “Master” Martins Cardoso de Lima created the Master Saddles brand in his hometown of President Prudente in Brazil. Quickly, Master Saddles became the top selling saddle brand in Brazil.
In 2004 Marcio began to provide custom hand-made Master Saddles and trophies for a variety of rodeo associations in both the USA and Canada.
The Master Saddles brand has been recognized world-wide for its superior craftsmanship, quality, durability, its safety and riding comfort for both horse and rider. The Master Saddles brand quickly became the saddle of choice of discerning associations, professional rodeo champions and pleasure riders alike.
In 2010 Marcio terminated his relationship with his U.S. sales representative and discontinued producing Master Saddles for the U.S. market. During those years and only from his facilities in Brazil, Marcio continued to build his top quality Master Saddles for his clients in Canada, Europe and Latin America. Occasionally, through MasterSaddlesDirect.com, he built saddles for a few private saddle brands based in the U.S.
Now that the original hand tooled custom built Brazilian Master Saddles brand is once again available in the U.S market, Marcio invites rodeo associations as well as professional and amateur riders to consider the Master Saddles brand as your saddle of choice.