The last saddle I posted is made right here in Waco, Texas. ;] American all the way.
Like I said, mine's about 16 years old, and, get this, I don't barrel race. It's my every day saddle. SO comfortable, easy to care for, and comes in full or semi quarter horse bars. Resale on leather saddles is WAY better than synthetic, repair on leather saddles is easier to find, and they just look better in general, and hold up better.
Just my two cents. :]
ETA: It only weighs about 22 lbs, too.