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Schleese Makes an Impact 'Down Under'!

ByOdia Dibben|December 18th, 2018

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Schleese Makes an Impact ‘Down Under’!

Equitana Australia - Small Exhibition Display Award WinnerOn November 10, 2018, Schleese embarked on a new Journey travelling halfway around the world to answer the pleas of many Australians to help them and their horses. Jochen was appearing at the 2018 Equitana Melbourne conference as an educational presenter, and Schleese was there together with Saddlefit 4 Life® to man the booth and teach aspiring equine ergonomists after the show.

The team received an overwhelmingly warm welcome at Equitana! Jochen’s talks brought full stands with standing room only. The rush of fans swarmed the booth for more information, selfies and autographs, conversation and more. The booth sold out in no time leaving us holding back inventory to use for the remainder of the trip and courses. The high point of the show was receiving the “Small exhibition display” award of the year. This award was presented in appreciation of not only the inviting booth set up and high-quality product, but for the team’s professional appearance, the engaging interaction with clients, and the crowd that was drawn to the booth at all times. The Schleese team was always the first there every morning and the last to leave every night.

With one day of rest between Equitana and the CEE course, they quickly filled the day with an Australian trainer, who ended up changing over his entire stable to Schleese saddles! The quality of horses presented to us, one after another impressed completely, with top-notch horses coming out of the woodwork.

The 20th of November was then the first full course day, with a great group of professionals who are now on their way to becoming Equine Ergonomists.

From Australia, Jochen flew to Johannesburg, where he was a panellist and presenter at the Dressage Forum, alongside such notables as Stephen Clarke and Hilary Clayton. While in South Africa, he spent time certifying the next group of Saddle Ergonomists as well as doing two one-day courses in Johannesburg and Durban area.

On from there to the Saddle Research Trust in Nottingham, UK, where Schleese was a sponsor of such presenters as Dr. Sue Dyson and biomechanics expert Russell Guire.

All in all a round-the-world whirlwind trip that proved very worthwhile!




About Jochen Schleese and Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.

Jochen Schleese got his certification as Master Saddler at the age of 22 and came to Canada in 1986 to establish and register the trade of saddlery in North America. With over 80 different models designed over the years, Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd is the world leading manufacturer of saddles designed for women, specializing in the unique anatomical requirements of female riders. Schleese authorized representatives provide diagnostic saddle fit analysis and saddle fitting services across the globe to maintain optimal saddle fit to horse and rider.

Jochen is the author of the best-selling “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses”, now in its third printing by Trafalgar Square and available in hard copy, digital, paperback and soon audio versions at

He is a regular guest lecturer at various equine and veterinary colleges around North America and Europe.

For more information about Jochen Schleese and Schleese Saddlery Ltd. please go to or


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I just want to write and thank you and your company again for the generous gift of a custom made saddle. We were all so excited when we found out that we were getting a Schleese saddle. Hemi is the recipient of the beautiful custom fitting saddle. He is a very special horse. He is a 17.1 hh Oldenburg gelding with a heart of gold. Everyone who comes on the property falls in love with him. He follows people around like a puppy dog and loves to cuddle, blow on your neck or lick your face. Hemi has a very special job. He is a lesson horse for riders of a variety of ages and abilities. Because of his gentle nature, he is perfect for riders with various needs. He stands perfectly still while beginner adults learn to groom. His current riders include a 16-year-old young man with Autism, a father of 4 children (2 of whom have Autism), an Occupational Therapist (who wrote the letter recommending Hemi for the saddle) and a single Mom who recently lost her Mother to cancer. I also enjoy riding Hemi because he always tries his hardest to please and to learn. We do some low level Dressage and jumping. The saddle that Hemi won has made life much better for him and for his riders. We had had a difficult time finding a saddle that fit Hemi because of his up-hill build and asymmetric shape. Saddles always slipped back and to the right. This saddle stays in place on him. In the past, Hemi indicated that he was uncomfortable in various saddles we tried by pinning his ears back when asked to canter. He happily picks up a canter for all of his riders now. In the past, riders had a hard time finding their position and learning to post because saddles on Hemi placed their legs too far forward. They find it very easy to keep their legs in the correct position with this saddle. I am very impressed with the beautiful workmanship and the fantastic fit of this saddle. Next time I buy a saddle for my own horse, I will definitely be looking for a Schleese. Thank you so much.

— Cynthia Andrews, EC Competition Coach, CanTRA Senior Instructor, Elk View Equestrian Head Instructor and Facility Owner, Chilliwack, BC

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