2010 is just around the corner and at Kent Saddlery we’ve been finalising the Kent Saddlery Mail Order Catalogue ready for the New Year.
2009 has been a busy, sometimes challenging, and very satisfying year for everyone at Kent Saddlery. We are grateful to our customers who have supported up throughout the year – thank you to everyone who has chosen to purchase gear from us! The online shop facility has grown in popularity, and is a constant source of morning surprises, when we begin to process orders made during the night. Thank you to the insomniacs and shift workers out there!
As usual, the catalogue features out latest saddle styles, and handcrafted leather products, all made in our saddlery workshop at Stanthorpe, South East Queensland. If you’re making a phone order and can hear a tap tap tap in the background, it’s the authentic sound of someone using a hammer on a saddle, or handcrafted product.
All other items listed on Page 1 ofthe Catalogue are sourced from specialised businesses and suppliers, and weappreciate their excellent service, and top quality products.
We have endeavoured to make the Twenty Ten catalogue user friendly, and hope that in addition to studying the catalogue, you’ll take time to log on to the Kent Saddlery website www.kentsaddlery.com.au which provides additional information and items of interest: station photos, stories,and employment information.
We continue to believe that good business is based on relationships; and successful business is as much about people as product, and following the products section of the catalogue, from page 50 onwards, we’ve included stories of cattle stations and station people and articles which feature some of the inspiring people we’ve met. Of particular interest is the story of “Beyond Billabong” – an initiative to encourage and train young indigenous Australians. (Page 56)
From April to August 2009, Lyle and Helen were privileged once again to travel to the Outback, visiting over 100cattle stations. It was great to meet new people, and catch up with “old”acquaintances. Speaking of “old”, we mentioned in the 2009 catalogue that we were hearing an occasional comment about how long we plan to keep travelling.We noticed on our 2009 trip that the occasional comment became a more frequent comment! We both celebrated our 60th birthdays in 2009; we’re feeling fit, and in accordance with our philosophy of “one year at a time”, we look forward with hope and anticipation to each day, and plan to embark on the trip again in 2010.
Enjoy the catalogue. We continue tohope it’s of real and lasting benefit to you.