About Veach Saddlery Company
Monroe Veach was born just prior to the turn of the century in Trenton, Missouri 1896 and resided in Trenton throughout his career and life. Monroe Veach was close to 20 years old when he entered into the Army to fight in World War I, and hoping to join the Calvary as most cowboys would. To the surprise of Monroe he was assigned to work in the Harness and Saddle Repair Shop at Fort Riley, Kansas where he learned his trade as a master saddle maker. At the end of World War I in 1919 Monroe Veach moved back home to Trenton and married Alta Brown also in 1919 he opened a small Harness and Saddle shop on his Father's farm.
In the 1940s, Champion Steer Roper Fred Lowry won a Monroe Veach Roping Saddle in Nowata, OK and immediately Lowry felt that the Veach saddle was as close to the ideal roping saddle as he has ever seen or used. Fred Lowry contacted Monroe Veach and suggested a couple of modifications and the two men designed "The Fred Lowry Roper" which became the most popular roper saddle of the 1940s and 1950s and further cementing Monroe Veach as a Master Saddle Maker. Monroe Veach passed away on Christmas Day 1986 at 90 years old and all 6 of his children at some time worked in the family business which is still owned and operated by the Veach Family in Trenton, MO.
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