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Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd Announces the Fourth and Final Group of Lucky Saddle Winners in its Yearlong 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway

By American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST|October 3rd, 2017

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com]
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September 29, 2017

For Further Information:
Miriam Boutros-Dale, General Manager
1-800-225-2242 ex 41
miriam@schleese.com

 

Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd Announces the Fourth and Final Group of Lucky Saddle Winners in its Yearlong 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway

Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd. today announces the final group of 7 winners in its yearlong 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway. Sabine Schleese, Director of Corporate Affairs stated, “We started this giveaway as a celebration of our 30 years in business and to support deserving individuals in the equine industry. We were thrilled to receive so many applications nominating worthy organizations and riders and today we’re announcing the last group of six lucky winners of an infinitely adjustable Schleese saddle. We got so many worthy entries that it was hard to choose. Some of the entries really made us cry and we would have loved to award a saddle to every single person who took the time to write us a letter of nomination. Congratulations to the lucky winners!”  

Winners announced today:

  1. Roberta Bing-Morris, Ontario, Canada
  2. Kayla Malo, California
  3. Kate Caldwell, Nevada
  4. Julie McElhaney, Ohio
  5. BCXR Horse Center, Texas
  6. Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue- Kate Sullivan, California
  7. Valerie von Versen, Florida

When contacted, all recipients were thrilled to hear the news of their good fortune and expressed gratitude for the help and support this has given them to keep up their passion for all things equine. If you are interested in the stories of any of the past year’s winners, please contact Miriam at the number or email above. Each of these recipients has a human interest story that is worth sharing, which we will do over our many social media platforms in the next year.

The Schleese 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway allowed riders and organizations to nominate others who they felt were in need and deserving of an entry level Schleese saddle.  Over the course of the past year, Schleese donated a total of 30 entry level saddles to select recipients who had been nominated through written applications received from the riding community.

The equestrian community has been sending letters to Sabine Schleese (sabine@schleese.com) nominating recipients and explaining why the nominee was deserving of one of these saddles. The event ended on July 31, 2017.

 

About Jochen Schleese and Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.

Jochen Schleese graduated from Passier as a Certified Master Saddler and came to Canada in 1986 to establish and register the trade of saddlery in North America. 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 North America to maintain optimal saddle fit to horse and rider.

Now with over 80 different models designed over the years, including the new western saddle “Devin” and the eye-catching Tribute, Schleese also offers ‘Glam it up’ options on all its models for those riders looking for a little more ‘bling’ in their rides! For more information about Schleese Saddlery Ltd. please go to www.saddlesforwomen.com

Jochen Schleese is also the author of the best-selling “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses” 3rd edition now available in paperback by Trafalgar Books with additional chapters and brand new pictures! www.amazon.com and www.horseandriderbooks.com

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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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