AQHA Partners With Montana Silversmiths

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce Montana Silversmiths as the official silversmith of AQHA beginning in 2023.

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce that Montana Silversmiths is the official silversmith of AQHA beginning in 2023. AQHA and Montana Silversmiths are teaming up to bring AQHA members unique products of exceptional quality to commemorate milestones with their American Quarter Horses.

Montana Silversmiths’ story began over 49 years ago with the desire to provide quality custom buckles to rodeos and other unique events. Montana Silversmiths sets the silver standard in American craftmanship and exceptional products.

“Montana Silversmiths is one of the great leaders of our industry,” said Karl Stressman, AQHA chief executive officer. “The company’s many years of support to the western lifestyle is nothing short of remarkable. The partnership between Montana Silversmiths and the American Quarter Horse Association guarantees that each buckle presented to an AQHA member will be crafted with care and pride by artisans in the United States to share with our members around the globe!”

“Behind every championship is a story of preparation, commitment, drive, family, and support,” said Judy Wagner, Montana Silversmiths chief marketing officer. “As the official silversmiths for the American Quarter Horse Association, Montana Silversmiths is proud to reflect these characteristics in every award buckle proudly made in the USA, crafting each as a tribute to the champion and their equine partner who earn them. Our shared values build on a foundation of quality, integrity and into the future.”

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About Montana Silversmiths
Headquartered in Columbus, Montana, Montana Silversmiths pioneered the development of Western fashion in both buckles and jewelry in 1973. The company is known for skilled craftsmanship, perfecting a combination of traditional Western designs and crisply executed engraving styles. These include buckles, jewelry, and silver products for Western enthusiasts and individuals who appreciate authenticity and craftsmanship. The company is the Official Silversmiths of the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association), National Reining Horse Association, (NRHA), PBR (Professional Bull Riders), and PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association), among other Western and outdoor organizations.

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