Building quality saddles has been John Willemsma’s goal for 43 years. From the tests of the working cowboy to the eye of the finest collectors, he is driven by excellence. Since becoming a TCAA member, it has been gratifying for him to place his feet in both the worlds of working gear and functional art. Willemsma and his wife, Debbie, are enjoying life in Westcliffe, Colorado, nestled in the Rocky Mountains. He is now passing his knowledge of saddlemaking to his son, Logan, and strives to honor all those who have guided him and shared their knowledge of the craft he holds dear.