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Saddle Stitch News - 07/03/2018

July 3rd, 2018

Saddle Stitch: Your Monthly Internal Schleese News & Updates

NEWS:

Schleese as Finalist for Business Excellence Awards

 
Schleese is a finalist this year for a Bell Technology Innovation award through the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards – we have won a number of Chamber awards over the years (the most recent Jochen as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and finalists in the Manufacturer of the Year awards in 2016), but this is truly an exciting recognition of the changes we are bringing to the table in the equestrian industry! Fingers crossed!

Featured Schleese Ambassador

This month’s featured Schleese Ambassador is Chad Basile!
Chad Basile is an award-winning rider, esteemed dressage trainer, and owner of Croft Hollow farm in Webster, New York where he breeds and raises world class horses.
“When you invest in a Schleese saddle, it is a lifelong partnership. Their saddle fitters travel to me and my clients and take the time to problem solve and get to know our horses in order to customize the best fitting saddle possible. They continue to provide me with on-going education on saddle fitting and answer all my questions with explanations that are easily understood.” – Chad Basile
 Read Chad’s full bio and testimonial on our website.

Rider Testimonial:

When I had qualified and entered Amistad for Rolex 2010 it was there I decided was a good place to start looking for a saddle sponsor with all the vendors available.  There were so many saddles to look at many representatives to speak to.  I had met Miriam Boutros at the Schleese Saddlery booth while I was sitting in every saddle they had.  She was professional, courteous and very friendly taking the utmost time to tell me all about their saddles how they are fitted so horse and rider can get optimal comfort out of their saddle. It was the detail of explanation plus sitting in them and liking the feel myself that I picked Schleese Saddles out of all the vendors I visited to ask for a sponsorship and with fingers crossed approximately 4 weeks later I got a call that they’d come and fit my horse for me.  I was excited to ride in a Schleese saddle! Schleese saddles are in my opinion by far the best saddles on the market for comfort, quality & looks for the rider and allowing any horse to perform to its highest ability because of the freedom of movement it provides and also the comfort of how/where it sits on any horse that is fortunate to be properly fitted with one! I have been riding in their saddles for almost 8 years now and as 2018 is just around the corner I would like to thank you, Jochen and Sabine, for your superior Saddles which I have had the honour to be sponsored with.  Julia Dixon you are amazing and talented saddle fitter our horses love you! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!”
-Michelle Mueller, Olympia, Port Perry, ON, Canada
Read the full testimonial on our website: https://schleese.com/rider-testimonials

Where is Jochen?

For the first couple of days of July, Jochen will still be in Russia, enjoying the World Cup (even though Germany disgracefully didn’t even make it through the qualifiers!) From there he flies back to Germany for a couple of days of training with the Saddle Ergonomists there, before coming home just in time for his birthday on July 8!  He is home only for a couple of days before leaving for Florida with Chris M. again. This is a fairly short trip, coming back on the 19th and heading right down to Toronto for the weekend, where Sabine will be dancing in the Can Am Dance Sport competition.
The rest of July will be fairly quiet, with only a couple of day trips planned and more time spent in the production shop working on our new and exciting products!

July Birthdays 

This month we are wishing Jochen (8th), Gerardo (15th), Natalie (28th) and Conor (31st) a very happy birthday!

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Closing Stitches

Jochen at the World Cup in Russia
Check out these photos of Jochen and some friends (Glenn, Aaron and Peter) at the World Cup in Russia! Proudly representing Germany!
Western States Horse Expo 2018 
Take a look at these great photos of Schleese at the Western States Horse Expo this year. The event took place in Sacramento, California this year. Jochen spoke 3 times during the event, and even live-streamed a full lecture on our Facebook page.

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Dear Schleese Team, Last year in the US, I've met your saddles for the first time. We were solving some problems with various horses, including sore back and SI problems. The custom fit Obrigado saddles saved the day and made exceptional difference in complementing our classical dressage training. Thank you for that! I study and teach classical dressage in Portugal with the pupils of Nuno Oliveira. I really like how the saddles compliments the work with the horse -youngster or schoolmaster- without compromise. Also I was very pleased to work with your staff during the fitting in Seattle. Even though I was fitting saddles before, I was very pleased to get new knowledge from them. We spent a nice afternoon fitting 3 dramatically different horses (QH and Lusitanos, age from 4 to 17), breaking down our issues to detail. Thank you!

— Marketa Stakova, Lisbon, Portugal

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