About Us2017-10-25T19:56:03+00:00

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to stop by our shop. Clay and Shelley Ensley started their business out of a small 14’x16’ garage while transitioning from a ranch work lifestyle to a production area.

Clay has over 30 years of experience, having built his first saddle in 1978 while working with his father from Diamond C Saddle Shop in Lewiston, Idaho. He knows what the working cowboys needs are and is able to problem solve saddle/gear issues.

Shelley was unable to physically perform the desired life duties at the ranch and over 20 years of business management at the University of Idaho due to three major surgeries on her C-Spine. Two-years post-surgery, working through Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation, and finding that skills, along with professional training in leather making classes offered an opportunity for her to get back into the workforce through a home based business.

After many hours of writing a business plan and budget projection with a set of goals, this business offers this husband and wife team a unique opportunity to continue to do what they love and still serve the public. Because they both have spent many hours in the saddle, performance or ranch work, they understand the needs of those in the field. If you have been searching for a truly custom leather shop, you have come to the right spot.

We provide a wide array of leather items – custom saddles, various types of leather cases, holsters, scabbards, wallets, belts and a multitude of other custom leather articles. For those seeking the finest in custom, handmade western saddles, tack and various other articles, C&S is the company you need to call.

While our shop is primarily custom western saddles and repairs, we are always happy to discuss any needs you may have. We are committed to using U.S. made materials with the exception of some hardware. Whenever possible, we use only U.S. made hardware. Sadly, many of these companies have moved their operations to the Far East, and often they are the only source for saddlery hardware. We take pride in the quality of our finished product, paying careful attention to the burnished, hand rubbed and dyed-by-hand approach. This is a set of principles that has been lost in the industry, so we are determined to make that a priority!