From his workshop in Sterling, Colorado, craftsmen Ken Amen has been making custom chaps, chinks, and other fine leather items for the public since 1982. From using gear like headstalls, breastcollars, spur straps, saddle bags and blanket corners to other products such as purses, photo albums and tooled belts, Ken enjoys creating handmade items for a variety of customers. We hope you enjoy this site and the quality products you see here. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 970.522.3303 or email us.

Ken Amen grew up on a farming and ranching operation in northeastern Colorado, and has personally been involved in raising and training horses since 1972. Ken was the director of Equine Sciences and the Horse Training program at Northeastern Junior College for 19 years, from 1985-2004.

Though his busy schedule kept him from showing very much himself, Ken trained several horses for his kids to show in AQHA and Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association (CRCA) competition. Several of these horses qualified for the AQHYA World Show in Reining, Working Cowhorse, Calf Roping and Breakaway Roping and became AQHA Top 5 finishers in Working Cowhorse and Calf Roping. Other accomplishments include producing numerous RMQHYA Year-End Champions in the above events and money earners in the CRCA. Ken's continued involvement in ranching and western performance events helps him to stay in touch with the competitor's equipment needs.


Ken's work remains in demand for Year-End and show awards and the list of associations he has crafted awards for includes:

Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association
Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Youth Association
Sandhills Reined Cow Horse Association
Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association
Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association
Rocky Mountain Paint Horse Association
Western Nebraska Cutting Horse Association

... as well as Junior Rodeo Associations, 4H groups, County Fairs, Fair Queens and more. If your group has a need for quality custom awards or appreciation gifts, please give Ken a call at 970.522.3303 or email to discuss your ideas.


Throughout the years, Ken has also developed relationships with high quality tack vendors and is a sales representative/dealer for many reputable vendors. If you have need of items from any of the companies below, please contact Ken for excellent pricing on their products:

Professional's Choice
Cactus Saddlery
Sulphur River Saddlery
Cowperson Tack
Franco Bits & Spurs
Darnall Bits & Spurs

King Ropes
Wages Silver
Hansen Silver
Mayatex Blankets
Montana Cincha

Thank you for visiting the web site of Amen Custom Leather. Please take your time and look around at the custom leather tack, gear and personal items Ken has made. Call 970.522.3303 or email Ken if you would like to talk about a custom project of your own.

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