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The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo in Oregon

April 18th, 2012

Certified Equine Ergonomist Jochen Schleese was a featured clinician at the recent NW Horse Fair and Expo held in Albany, OR from March 23-25.  Now focusing on building his newly established Saddlefit 4 Life® network of equine professionals, Jochen teaches principles to protect horse and rider from pain and long term damage to riders, horse owners and professionals across North America.

Lisa Pitts, a director of the Horse Expo, comments on the tremendous response to Jochen’s presentations “They LOVED him! We have had other saddle fit clinicians in the past and feedback from those watching the presentation was that the clinician was there mostly to sell their brand of saddles.  This was not the case with Mr. Schleese.  His website states that his passion is teaching and that is truly evident when you talk with him in person or listen to his presentations.  Mr. Schleese presented seminars and demonstrations to standing room only crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday – with many people taking the opportunity to listen to multiple presentations over the weekend, and his booth was always busy with people wanting more information. Many attendees took the time to stop by the information booth or email following the event to share comments.”

Some would state “I didn’t know what I didn’t know” or “He gives so much great information I had to see him again to get it all”.  One of our attendees wrote “Jochen Schleese was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous and genuine.  Most importantly, he is a very effective communicator!  I had not planned to attend his seminar, since I had seen another presentation listed in the program that appealed to me, but at the last minute I got curious and changed my mind.  I am so glad I did!  I learned so much and have literally put that information to use in my life already.”

Pitts states, “Not only was Mr. Schleese a hit with our attendees, but he was truly a delight to work with from the management standpoint.  We look forward to having Mr. Schleese return in 2013.”

Jochen teaches Saddlefit 4 Life® at trade fairs, equine universities and institutions, also in seminars and professional certification workshops.   See Jochen’s comical side  in “Red Shoes and Saddle Fitting” on You Tube!

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I wanted to drop you a note and let you know that destiny will have it that all roads in my life seem to lead to Schleese! I am now trimming for Margaret Boyce and her students in NY and I did know how close she was with the Schleese team. When we discover this, I of coarse was jumping out of my skin for the opportunity to see Jochen at a fitting nearby and drop in to say Hi. I have not forgotten all of you and the opportunity that was before us last year, I think that the future will hold something for us I will hope that destiny will continue to bring me right where I belong despite my over thinking it all. As my kids are getting older, I see that there is much potential for growth and you guys are always on my mind! I had the opportunity to ride Margaret's horse in a lesson and I wrote a story about it I thought you might enjoy. I like to write about experiences that seem to be "Big" in my life and I truly savor the emotion and memories by writing. I thought I would share with you my little story about Big, especially since he was in a gorgeous HK that I so enjoyed riding in...and the dynamic of balanced hoof care combined with good training and saddle fitting was thoroughly enjoyed by me on this day! Hope you are well, I can still hear your voice on the other line and replay all of our chats in my mind, and I wanted to thank you for your support and understanding during that time of turmoil for me. You never know what the future holds. I’ll be probably popping up on Jochen here and there and around in NJ PA and NY if ever he just needs a spare set of hands. I so enjoy the learning from him and all working with all the pretty horses! Schleese is a part of the explosions of learning that I speak of in this story! Best regards to you and all of the Schleese team! (Especially Julia who I have met and adore!)  

— Dayna Fiore - Newton, NJ

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