After almost a year of searching, we have Sweet Gum Wood back in stock. It is not easy finding Sweet Gum that meets our specifications for color and grain pattern, so we are pleased to have a limited supply back in the shop. This wood has been one of our top sellers and you can probably see why. The beauty of the wood is very unique and it is a hard wood so it is as durable as Oak and other hard woods. They make quite a statement of quality and craftsmanship that is sure to be an eye catcher and last for years to come! Grab yours today while we have it available!
Just in time for Year End Awards and Banquets! We are now offering Don Orrell Stirrups as Trophy Awards
As many of you already know, our handcrafted wooden stirrups are made to order - which means we are getting close to our cut off for Christmas Orders. We will be taking orders for stirrups with guaranteed Christmas delivery until Dec 10th for stirrups with engraved customization and until Dec 14 for stirrups without engraved customization.
Call us today to get your special someone a pair of beautifully crafted Don Orrell Stirrups before it's too late!
Here's what one of our customers told us about giving her husband a pair last year: "HUGE hit- seriously should have seen his face =) ". Boy, I just love getting that kind of response from a gift, don't you?
Black Friday Special: $15 OFF Any Stirrup Style - Enter BLACK15 in Coupon Code at checkout
All engraved wineboxes from our list of sayings: $29.95 - Enter Wine2012 in Coupoon Code at checkout
Who needs BLACK FRIDAY when you can save a little GREEN right now! We are kicking off our Holiday Special by starting GREEN FRIDAY!!
HURRY!! FIRST 50 CUSTOM ENGRAVING ORDERS, 50% OFF! Give that special someone a pair of Handcrafted Don Orrell Stirrups, custom engraved with their Name, Initials, Ranch Brand, Horses Name, Business Logo - whatever you can come up with - making their stirrups as unique and special as they are! Our stirrups are durable, built to withstand the toughest cowboys and cowgirls. A lot of our customer's consider them to be heirloom quality and great representation of the western lifestyle that we all love! Better hurry- This offer will go fast!!
FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC ORDERS, THRU DEC 1ST. Shipping to all states in USA for Free now through Dec 1st, but don't wait to make your purchase for quaranteed Christmas delivery! Our current lead time is 2 - 3 weeks on custom orders, so place your order early!!
Our stirrups are now being offered in Queensland, Australia! You will be able to find Ian and Desley Saunders of Ian Saunders Saddlery at the major Cutting & Reining events as well as the upcoming Paradise Lagoons Campdrafting Event and Jason Wordsworth of JBH Equine at various equine events, including Reining events throughout the region.
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Paradise Lagoons Campdrafting event: http://www.campdraft.com/
Wondering what Campdrafting is? It is a unique Australian competitive sport involving cutting and cowherding . Here's a video we found that explains it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b1VptfUEaI
A welcomed find after a long day on the trail, these boot jacks are heavy duty and built to last. We use durable hardwoods with softened corners and edges so that your boots slip off easily and comfortably.
We have several engraved styles available. We can also personalize a one of a kind boot jack for you with your name, brand, logo, or other design ideas.
These boot jacks make a great addition to your mud room, horse trailer, barn, or back door area. They also make great gifts and are something that will be used and appreciated everyday!
Shop here for your Don Orrell Boot Jack today!
Just in time for the Holiday gift giving! This Lil' Buckaroo Stirrup is so precious, we had to show it off!
It is made using the same craftmanship and attention to detail as all our stirrups, just in a smaller size! They are fully functional and made to be used as a child's first introduction to horses.
We are so excited to be able to be a small part of that magical time for a child, when they begin riding for their first time with their own saddle! They will be making memories and having the stirrup as a heirloom reminder of that special time in their life, so that someday they will be able to share it with their own children! Go here for more details: http://www.donorrellstirrups.com/Lil-Buckaroo.html
It was five years ago that Don first started building stirrups for friends and family. Since that time our stirrups have changed and developed into what they are known for today, a high quality stirrup of distinctive style and comfort.
Over the past five years the look of our stirrups has evolved and changed as we have worked closely with our customers and retailers, listening to their feedback and suggestions along the way.
Don's first stirrups were a basic Flat Bottom Wooden Stirrup, as shown here on a picture of Sally Scott's Stirrups. Several changes have taken place since these first wooden stirrups, like the "D. Orrell" Logo at the top and the edges of the stirrup were not rounded over as they are now. Also the profile shape is slightly different from the stirrups today. In the beginning, we worked only with Quarter Sawn White Oak, Walnut, and Red Cedar. The rollar flaps were held together with leather lace string. Also, our engraving was outsourced in the early stages of our business.
Changes over the next couple of years included a slight change in our logo from D. Orrell to Don Orrell to help make us easier to find on the Web. We kept the four leaf clover in the logo as as wish of good luck and a great ride to all! Engraving was moved in house and we now have the ability to customize any stirrup.
The leather treads are richly stained and skived, although it takes extra time, the finished look is well worth the extra effort. We also softened the edges of our stirrups for a more comfortable ride and added rivets to the rollar flap for a cleaner look. We've perfected our finishing process, which involves two coats of a durable finish, sanded in between the coats for a "smooth as glass" finish.
As time went by, we began receiving customer and retailer requests for different wooden stirrup styles. Steve Hansell, our friend and customer from Texas, suggested the Offset Stirrup and it is now one of our most popular stirrup types. Also added by request of our retailers were the Tapered Stirrups, the Rubber Tread options, The Tall Roper, and the Rancher Stirrups.
In 2009, Don began experimenting with different wood types, such as figured Sweet Gum and Curly Red Cedar.
These new woods began taking off, reaffirming our idea that customers like having a high quality, American made stirrup that is unique to them. No two pair of Don Orrell Stirrups are alike, each one has it's own individuality. We enjoy discovering new wood types that are beautiful without the help of stains or dyes. This has lead to us using imported exotic woods such as Leopard Wood, Bubinga Wood, and Zebra Wood.
Now as we look back at the past five years, it's with gratitude we say "Thank You" for all the encouragement and support we have received along the way! We feel very fortunate that we are able to offer a desireable product that promotes the western heritage and values that we all love.
We would like to thank all our customers that faithfully use us for their stirrup needs. Also, a big thank you to our retailers that offer our stirrups in their stores and on the road at their shows, allowing our customers the chance to hand select their favorite pair. And last but not least, the Associations that, even from the very beginning, have let us help them reward their top performers. We humbly recognize that we could not do this without your support and we look forward to what the future holds for Don Orrell Stirrups!
Our dealer's are gearing up for a great show in Ft Worth at the NCHA 2011 Summer Spectacular. We have been busy helping them restock for the 19 day event . Now is the perfect time to pick up your own unique pair of Don Orrell Stirrups, just in time for showing in this event or the upcoming fall futurities. We've sent out some of our best selling stirrups, so better hurry in for the best selection. Just ask for Don Orrell Stirrups by name at your favorite saddle or tack dealer, or contact us for a complete list of dealers that will be at the event.