Dave Rogan Saddlery has remained in Casino and is operated today by Dave and Kym as a custom saddle builder, specializing in the Traditional Australian Stock Saddle through to Cutting saddles. Custom made strapping and tack is also available, as well as Saddle repairs .
Dave & Kym met again at a Campdraft and Rodeo in the west of New South Wales and were married in 1978. Dave Continued to rodeo and Kym campdrafted when she could. This slowed with the establishment of DAVE ROGAN SADDLERY in CASINO in 1979, followed by the birth of their two sons Justin and Dean.
Unable to stay away from competition the family traveled New South Wales and Queensland competing at all levels of Campdrafting and Stock horse shows with some success, now both sons are horse trainers in their own right specializing in Cutting and being mothers what they are, Kym has made the change in horse sports also.
Dave Rogan was raised on a 30,000 acre property (Yulgilbar) west of Casino & Grafton. Always having a keen interest in leather work he learnt how to carve leather and plait at an early age. On completion of his schooling Dave entered into a saddlery apprenticeship in 1973. During this time he travelled to rodeos all through New South Wales And Queensland.
Kym (Watkins) Rogan started school in Grafton before her father took a job on the neighbouring 25,000 acre property ( Cinnabar) where they stayed until the whole Quarter horse stud was relocated to Colony Stud outside Scone where Kym completed her schooling and then went on to become a registered nurse. Kym’s family competed at shows and campdrafts at all levels throughout New South Wales and Queensland.