Meet The CSI Saddle Pad Team

CSI TEAMWe are very proud of our American workforce and their dedication to making a quality, US-manufactured product.

CSI Saddle Pads wouldn’t be possible without our team from our CEO and Founder Donna Saddoris, to our Seamstress and Seamsters who handstitch every saddle pad, to laborers, shippers and customer support specialist. This group of dedicated individuals are many times asked to go above and beyond.

Making saddle pads isn’t easy, making a top quality, handmade saddle pad is even more challenging. But for our CSI Saddle Pad team, making a saddle pad, like the CSI Saddle Pad, where every step of the process needs to be spot-on to is the the only way we make sure we meet CSI Saddle Pad standard. Every person on our team rises to meet this quality standard challenge every day.

Working for a small business in America is also not always easy or simple. The hours can be long and hard — and sometimes working weekends and holidays is a must to prepare for a trade show.

No matter what we are faced with, CSI Saddle Pad’s team rises to the occasion to make sure you have the best saddle pad on the market, made to quality standards and delivered to you as fast as humanly possible.

“My team is the best. They are hard working, dedicated and above all devoted to seeing the product they manufacture help our customers and their horses. I could not be more proud of them. It is very important to me to keep our product Made in the USA because I believe there is no place better than this great country and our people are the reason for that. Made in the USA is more than just a label, it’s a way of life. We at CSI Saddle Pads embrace that way of life wholeheartedly.”

CSI Saddle Pads’ founder and CEO, Donna Saddoris

Meet the CSI Saddle Pad Management Team



Meet Donna Saddoris, Founder and CEO of CSI Saddle Pad, and her mare, Fancy.


Donna Saddoris

Founder and CEO of CSI Saddle Pad

Donna Saddoris is the founder and CEO of CSI Saddle Pads. She has always had a drive to help people. Early in her life she realized this dream by being an emergency and trauma nurse. Donna is a true horse lover and rides every opportunity she gets — and she shares her equestrian passion with her grandchildren, Hayley and Nathan. Look for Donna at equine events all over the USA. She is shown here with her mare, Fancy.



Jake Rodriguez

CSI Saddle Pad Elite Team Manager

Jake Rodriguez has been a professional rodeo athlete and horse trainer for most his life. He began using CSI Saddle Pads in 2006, and has been promoting the saddle pads ever since. In 2015, he began building the CSI Saddle Pad’s Elite Team of world class competitors.

You can keep up with everything Jake is doing by following the @CSISaddlepads on Instagram and on Facebook.



Every CSI Saddle Pad is Handmade!

When you get your CSI Saddle Pad, you will find a set of initials inside each saddle pad. These initials are of the seamstress or seamster who hand-sewed your saddle pad. Each and every CSI Saddle Pad is handmade by the smiling faces you see below. Each seamstress and seamster takes great pride in the their work and ensures their own control meets the CSI Saddle Pad standards and their initials are stitched into the saddle pad so that you know who made your specific saddle pad. Know that their hopes for your riding joy and your horses comfort are sewn into each stitch.



Meet the CSI Saddle Pad Team

Over the years, CSI Saddle Pads has had many great team members. Some are still part of the company today, others have moved on in their careers or are enjoying retirement. All have contributed to the company’s success. This gallery represents a few of those folks who have shared and continue to share in our company history.