The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MARTA VARELA
Whitehall Ledger 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: CBE Saddlery and Custome Leathers

 

April 20, 2022

Photo courtesy MARTA VARELA

Brian Ervin of CBE Saddlery & Custom Leathers

When Brian and Corinna Ervin moved to Montana from Sacramento eight years ago, they retired their street bikes for horses and a more relaxed lifestyle, at the same time, paving the way for a new artisan business. After a horse ride with a friend, Brian returned home thinking how cool it would be to tell people he'd built his own saddle. Later, he turned that desire into CBE Leathers, saddlery, and custom-crafted leather goods.

After the horse ride, in 2018, Corinna found a school that would accept Brian's GI Bill. Brian took off five weeks from work to attend Montana Horseman Saddle Buildin...



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