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Helping one Customer at a Time
Life is a glorious journey. Just like a great book, We look forward to each new chapter.
All products come with a 30-day money back guaranty. Because if you are not happy with it you should not own it.
Cart: For chores
Hardware & Rigging, camping and trailer/RV supplies
Saddling Basics: learn the basics of saddle fit
Saddle History of the panel saddle: How the panel saddle began
Stirrups: Toe Stoppers.
Treasures: Unique & Hard-to-Find
Videos: - featured products.
Videos: - for the Horse Camper
Questions: about horse, rider and tack
Trading Post: used saddles and such
DISCLAIMER: The photos used on this website are of our horses, all whom have been imprinted and desensitized from birth. We are professionals; do not try to duplicate any of the stunts shown without properly training your horse and using the proper safety equipment such as helmets, vests, stirrups and foot ware. The purpose of this website is to further educate and entertain. The producer Cathy Sheets Tauer and Hill View Farms ® LLC disclaim responsibility or liability directly or indirectly in regard to any loss or damage incurred as the result of this information contained in this website.
Riding in the Heart of the Black Hills
Store Location and
Call to confirm that physical store will be open. Cell phone: 507-276-8571
After hour appointments? Call 507-723-5937, as we will be happy to accommodate you.
Questions or to place orders Call, 24-7 Toll Free: 866-723-5937 out of country 507-723-5937
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HILL VIEW FARMS ® LLC is devoted to putting the Horse First and providing the best service possible. As a family business, they have complete control and thus able to give customers the individual and personalized service they feel is so important.
Cathy Sheets Tauer has been involved with horses since 1965 and the family has been riding Delrin system saddles since 1994. In 1996 they decided to share their knowledge and experiences with others by providing products that they themselves use and have thoroughly tested for at least one year. Cathy has a B.S. degree with honors in Animal Science (1982), ESMT Certification (Equine Sports Massage Therapy) from Equissage™, and a life time member of the International Association of Equine Massage Sports Therapists. She worked in corporate sales and marketing for over a decade, and has ridden and trained horses all of her life. Cathy was schooled abroad and at home in hunt seat, equitation, dressage, western, and English pleasure, and saddle-seat style of riding; she has gamed and along with her family, has participated in endurance and competitive riding. Don and Cathy Tauer have raised three girls and over a dozen horses out on the trail, horse camping. Cathy's riding season starts April and continues on through November. (Where Cathy has been). The Tauer family has owned, ridden, trained and bred both gaited and non-gaited horses and have loved each and every one.
It is this passion, along with Cathy’s quest for perfection, that led to the development of countless products specifically designed for the horse and rider. To date there is no one person who comes close to the miles ridden using the various types of panel system saddles or who has sold and fit as many panel saddles as Cathy. Who else better to know what does and does not work? Because of this wealth of experience, Hill View Farms ® and Tauer Manufacturing has produced its own line of specialized saddles and tack. So advanced and perfect is this system that Hill View Farms® offers an unconditional 30-day money back - customer and horse satisfaction guarantee. So whatever the discipline, every Evolutionary Saddle ™ is specially equipped with the Delrin® System X flexible panel. This orthopedic flexible panel has revolutionized saddlery as we know it by bending and flexing with the horse allowing true freedom of movement. Besides the saddles, Hill View Farms ® carry an array of accessories - all unique and not easily found elsewhere. All products are field tested with 1000 miles of annual riding / horse camping. Everything is on display at the farm just south of Morgan, MN. This location offers a retail store, the manufacturing and assembly for the Evolutionary Saddles and tack along with accommodations for fitting horses. (LOCATION map) Hill View Farms can also be found yearly at the Minnesota Horse Exposition held during the last weekend of April.
The next chapter in our lives.
After starting our business in 1996 and dedicating ourselves to providing only the best for horse and rider with proven products, a new direction is needed.
Our children are now adults. They are loyal, happy, independent and trust worthy. This leaves me with decades of work and inventory, but no additional time to breed, raise and train my horses. I need to down size, become streamlined with a manageable workload. It is now Don and myself with a couple of people that I outsource work to.
Therefore A NEW MARKETING direction is needed. To best serve my customers I am streamlining my business, making an easy load for a 60 year old woman to handle. As the saddles started my business, they will once again be my primary focus.
I will be getting back to our roots; I will sell items that we have developed and manufacture ourselves. It will be seasonal. I will be providing product based on a market driven need and priced accordingly. I will be designing/sewing/manufacturing saddles and tack in Minnesota during the winter season and riding, training and living with my horses for 8 months in the hills of South Dakota. During that time we will be able to fill orders, but not be available for custom projects.
This 3 year process has already started as those of you who have been loyal "Catabook" readers have noticed. Gone are the Catabooks and many on-line pages. This chapter is coming to an end and a new one beginning.
Life is a glorious journey. Just like a great book, I look forward to each new chapter.
Hill View Farms would be delighted to serve you and the needs of your horse. Just call with any questions or to schedule an appointment. On our web site, you will find information and products to enjoy and share with others. Hill View Farms ®, is dedicated in making a difference within the equine industry as it is, for the love of the horse. The Journey
Customer question: Why do you not have complete on-line shopping? As a consumer myself, I know that there are fewer mistakes, returns and/or less dissatisfaction when dealing directly with the consumer. This is why we have a TOLL FREE phone and fax number for you to use. We both can ask questions of each other and get your order exactly right. When you call us you will get us directly. If for some reason we are out of the office, we will tell you by machine and will return your call upon our return. We are available for the most part 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and we are always happy to receive your call. There is no bad time to call. This is our job and we do it for you, because we are consumers just like you! However, we are able to receive payment online. The shipping will need to be calculated by you and manually put in. YOU MUST call or email for pricing quotes. If you do not have the correct shipping, your order may be delayed. I will continue to review my on line payment programs, but for now this is the best it is going to get.
Q: Why are your products higher
priced than what I can get in the commercial stores/ or on line?
Our products are unique and not found easily elsewhere.
We or I personally make/over see all of our custom and private label products.
The materials we use are the top quality, not mid range or cheep.
Our workmanship is quality, right down to the thread we use. I check it all personally.
The product we make performs! (Field tested)
Durability. I want the s*** to LAST. I hate making things twice and believe in doing things right the first time around. It is only ME making this stuff and I want to make it only ONCE. I have no time to make the same stuff over and over, just cause it wares out and needs replacing. So there you have it. Sorry for being blunt. But facts are facts and the truth is the truth. ~ Cathy
We only endorse and sell products or places
that we have personally tested and feel is
Items that Cathy personally sews / makes, as well as, custom
design work for all aspects of personal living and recreational
TAUER: I have been told by many business persons and dimensional
profilers that I look at life through rose colored glasses, and for
running a business this is not a desirable quality.
Well I completely disagree! To help me understand the way I
live my life and conduct business, my dear, dear friend Sharon sent me
this, Click here, which I'm
sharing with you.
Enjoy the animations. Copy and save. They are a fun collection to share.
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