Bill and Karen Novak have owned Williston Saddlery since October 1978 and sell name brand saddles, tack, Kiefer Built trailers, Purina Feeds, and Red Line trailer parts.
Karen is the daughter of Alvin & Dorine Gabbert from Lefor, N.D. south of Dickinson. They raised registered Angus cattle and Quarter Horses. Alvin trained for the public and the family showed and rodeoed. Alvin was inducted into the NDCHF in 2005. Horses they were recognized with were Bullet King, King Trumpet, Mr. Lobo McCue, Keen Gal, Apache of Littleman Creek, they competed in all classes offered at shows and won. Alvin won the NDRA calf roping title and Karen's older brother Dan, won the team roping. Karen won the NDHSRA all around cowgirl honors as a freshman & sophomore, the only years she competed. Karen has a BS in Elementary Education and taught before going to work in our store.
Bill was raised near Williston, N.D. on a diversified farm, combination dry land & irrigation that included dairy, potatoes, alfalfa, wheat, etc. He was raised with grade horses until a 1969 breeding of his first registered QH. He also has a BS degree with majors in Mathematics and English, and taught Jr. High School for nearly 10 years.
Since teaming together we've always stood a stallion to the public.
First Lightening Pride with ROM Points in 5 events.
Next was Quincy Dee Twist shown in cutting and earning over 40 points in reining qualifying for the AQHA World Show in 1981 and 1982 and finishing in the top 10 in 1982.
Now we handle Genuine Diamond Doc, we purchased him as a three year old and completed his Superior in reining along with qualifying for the AQHA World Show in 2002-2003 with the good help of Joey Jorgenson of Fisher, MN. Genuine Diamond Doc is a full blood brother to Shining Spark! After completing his Superior reining, we put him in the capable hands of JD Yates, AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year 2005. He has qualified Jr. for the World in team roping along with earning over 50 points at his first 4 roping circuits, the best earning 14 heading & 14 heeling points with the Sioux Empire show in S.D.

Along with running our store Bill attended CSU in Fort Collins to become certified in collecting and processing equine semen for shipment as well as AI refresher course for mares. He was first certified by ABS in 1971.

Karen enjoys trail and cutting with young horses and especially enjoys finished horses with "power steering". Bill enjoys reining, calf roping, cutting and free style reining.

We've been married since June 6, 1977 and work together raising and riding a few very good horses. We don't raise a lot but try to have a few really good ones all the time. We sell a few and try to help our clients sell those sired by our horses if they choose to.






































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