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Williston Saddlery Inc

We are like a good horse, we aim to please. 

Our Mission 

Welcome to Williston Saddlery Incorporated! We are a locally owned farm and ranch store that offers a variety of products from saddles and tack, to trailer parts, livestock equipment and feed. We exist to provide you and your animal with a better life through our product availability and knowledge. 

Our Story 

     Bill and Karen Novak have owned Williston Saddlery since October 1978 and sell name brand saddles, tack, Kiefer Built trailers, Purina Feeds, and trailer parts.
Karen is the daughter of Alvin & Dorine Gabbert from Lefor, N.D. south of Dickinson. They raised registered Angus cattle and Quarter Horses. Alvin trained for the public and the family showed and rodeoed. Alvin was inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2005. Horses they were recognized with were Bullet King, King Trumpet, Mr. Lobo McCue, Keen Gal, Apache of Littleman Creek, they competed in all classes offered at shows and won. Alvin won the North Dakota Rodeo Association calf roping title and Karen's older brother Dan, won the team roping. Karen won the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association all around cowgirl honors as a freshman & sophomore, the only years she competed. Karen has a Bachelor Science in Elementary Education and taught before going to work in our store.
     Bill was raised near Williston, N.D. on a diversified farm, combination dry land & irrigation that included dairy, potatoes, alfalfa, wheat, etc. He was raised with grade horses until a 1969 breeding of his first registered Quarter Horse. He also has a Bachelor Science degree with majors in Mathematics and English, and taught Jr. High School for nearly 10 years.
     Since teaming together they have always stood a stallion to the public.
First Lightening Pride with ROM Points in 5 events. Next was Quincy Dee Twist shown in cutting and earning over 40 points in reining qualifying for the AQHA World Show in 1981 and 1982 and finishing in the top 10 in 1982. Now they handle Genuine Diamond Doc, a full blood brother to Shining Spark. They purchased him as a three year old and completed his Superior in reining along with qualifying for the AQHA World Show in 2002-2003 with the good help of Joey Jorgenson of Fisher, MN. After completing his Superior reining, they put him in the capable hands of JD Yates, AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year 2005. He has qualified Jr. for the World in team roping along with earning over 50 points at his first 4 roping circuits, the best earning 14 heading & 14 heeling points with the Sioux Empire show in S.D.

  Along with running the store Bill attended CSU in Fort Collins to become certified in collecting and processing equine semen for shipment as well as AI refresher course for mares. He was first certified by ABS in 1971. Bill and Karen have been married since June 6, 1977 and work together raising and riding a few very good horses. They don't raise a lot but try to have a few really good ones all the time. With their horses Karen enjoys trail and cutting with young horses and especially enjoys finished horses with "power steering". Bill enjoys reining, calf roping, cutting and free style reining. 

Currently, Bill and Karen have been running the store for 43 years and are recognized AQHA breeders for over 40 years. They are both recognized Purina horse consultants along with other certifications and memberships including, Purina pet certification, wildlife certification, Ultium performance certification, and being members of the Stockmen and Cattlewomen's associations. 

Get in Touch

Feel free to call us with any questions about our products or products that we can order for you!

14096 west front street Williston ND 58801 


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