Hamley and Co.
famous Hamley and Co. re-opened on September 6, 2005, just in time
to celebrate their first century of business in Pendleton, Oregon.
& Co. has delivered quality craftsmanship and a commitment to working
cowboys and buckaroos since 1883.
Originally, Hamley’s was
known as a harness and saddle maker, but the business soon developed
around its saddles and became known throughout the west as the maker
of “the finest saddles man could ride.” Hamley & Co. was also
famous for its excellent innovations in saddle design including
helping develop the "Committee" or "Association” style saddle" that
became standard equipment for professional saddle-bronc riders throughout
the United States and Canada, and the Wade saddletree, developed
for legendary horseman Tom Dorrance and named after Dorrance's friend,
Pearce-Woodfield Development Co., headed by Parley Pearce and Blair
Woodfield, spent a great deal of time and money acquiring, restoring
and stocking the original building that contained the historic business
from 1905 through the late 1990s. Parley Pearce says, “We are in
for ‘the long haul’ to reestablish Hamley’s as the premier saddle
shop and western store in the world. We have a lot of Hamley-branded
products specially made by different manufacturers.” With pride,
they began the resurrection of this great western icon.
Hamley’s is also carrying
a full line of western wear, boots, and hats, tack including custom-made
bits and spurs, and on their second level is a gallery featuring
some of the best representations of Western life by local and national
artists. A fully restored third floor of the building is designed
to accommodate large parties and conferences in the Cattle Barons
meeting room and the Slick Fork Saloon, that overlook downtown
Adjacent to the store is the new Coffee and Wine Shop and a few
feet further down the block is the Hamley Steakhouse where you'll
find world-class fine dining in an atmosphere filled with Old West
As a registered
historical site, they take pride in preserving the Hamley quality
legacy and creating an Old West experience for everyone who walks
through their doors or uses their products.
Hamley Maker's Marks
Each saddlemaker working
in Hamley's shop placed a unique edge stamp around the logo.