Clint Orms found his love for NFR at age 13. Over 50 years later, he is still making the pilgrimage to the pinnacle of Western culture.
The National Finals Rodeo started in 1959. Over time, the NFR grew to become the staple of rodeos, the place where ranchers, cowboys, and Western enthusiasts could fall in love with the sport of Pro Rodeo. In 1971, at the age of 13, Clint Orms attended his first NFR in Oklahoma. A young Clint Orms discovered his love for Western culture that day.
From that moment forward, Clint knew his life would be in the Western industry; he just didn’t know if that was as a cowboy, stock contractor, or designer and maker of Western goods. Clint tried his hand at rodeo events like bull riding and bareback riding but realized the dangers a cowboy takes every time he goes for that eight seconds of glory. While growing and learning the ways of a cowboy, Clint found his passion for engraving and silversmithing, and the rest is history.
Clint Orms started engraving and silversmithing in the early 1980s, and from there a Western artist was created. Clint knew where he needed to be and that was in the heart of the National Finals Rodeo community in Las Vegas. In 1992, Clint started selling his handcrafted sterling silver buckles with M.L. Leddy’s. From there, a love for his craft and his customers was born. The next year, Clint founded Clint Orms Engravers & Silversmiths.
From there, Clint Orms Engravers & Silversmiths became the standard in the silversmithing industry. Since 1992, because of his passion for rodeo and his love of his customers, Clint and his company have been at every NFR. As Clint states, “NFR is a place where you can sell buckles, but more importantly it’s a place to make lifelong friends that can become family. It’s truly my second home for two weeks in December since 1992!”
If you’re looking for a new tradition and an amazing time, the National Finals Rodeo and Cowboy Christmas is the place to be. And, if you’re looking for the world’s best silversmith and a new friend, come see Clint Orms Engravers & Silversmiths at Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Keep up with Clint Orms during this year's Cowboy Christmas on their Instagram and TikTok, and head to their website for some beautiful buckles.