James Womack and Shelton Saddlery

25 Center Street, Chatham, Virginia
By Henry H. Mitchell

James Womack

“I may doze, but I never close!” laughs James Womack as he presides over his world-famous saddle shop. Actually, his posted hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday, and 9 to 3 on Saturday.

For four decades James constructed and repaired equestrian leather goods alongside the late Paul Shelton. Their impeccable craftsmanship and never-failing laughter has created an entire range of fiercely loyal customers, from local riding hobbyists and farmers to international jet-set glitterati.

For further information about Shelton Saddlery's inventory, products, and services, write James Womack at P. O. Box 149, Chatham, VA 24531, or call him at 434-432-3528 (after 5:30 p.m.).

McClellan Saddle

One of James Womack's specialties is the restoration of McClellan saddles. He usually has one or more available for purchase.

Womack with pelt of Chatham's largest rat

Oh, yes, when you visit the saddlery, don't leave without asking James to tell you about Chatham's biggest rat!

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