“If you can imagine it to be fabricated or built out of silver or steel or leather, we are the go-to place in Nevada,” said John Wright. His family has owned JM Capriola, the Elko shop that makes custom saddles and Western gear in Elko, for three generations. It’s the oldest Western wear store in Nevada.

Noah Glick talked with John and his wife Susan about the challenges and payoffs of keeping the legacy alive.

LISTEN: Double Scoop Podcast Episode 33—John + Susan Wright from Elko saddle shop JM Capriola

J.M. Capriola is located at 500 Commercial St., Elko. You can see more of their work on their website

Photos: Noah Glick

This podcast was funded by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Noah Glick is the Executive Editor for the Sierra Nevada Ally. He is an award-winning journalist, writer, and audio and podcast producer, whose work has been heard nationally on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and more. He is a multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner for his reporting on climate, energy, and housing.