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About Us

Schleese helps horses and riders worldwide with the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative, infinitely adjustable, gender-specific saddles with an emphasis on saddles for women. All products and services (including equine accessories and saddle fitting) ensure optimal well-being and comfort for both horse and rider, protecting both from long-term back damage due to ill-fitting saddles.

About Us

Schleese helps horses and riders worldwide with the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative, infinitely adjustable, gender-specific saddles with an emphasis on saddles for women. All products and services (including equine accessories and saddle fitting) ensure optimal well-being and comfort for both horse and rider, protecting both from long-term back damage due to ill-fitting saddles.

Our Promise

We have a deep commitment to superior product quality and to serve you with care and respect. Our team provides you and your horse with the highest quality custom handcrafted saddles and accessories, made according to your unique requirements. Every one of our craftsmen has an underlying desire to achieve nothing less than excellence. We are proud to lead the industry in quality and were recognized as “Best of the Best” Manufacturer by Tack ‘n Togs.

Based off Science and Facts

Not Opinions

Gender Specific Saddles

A female should not be riding in a saddle built for a male. See why we are the female saddle specialists.

80-Point Saddle Fit Evaluation

Our proprietary system built from 32 years of research used for properly fitting saddles to horses and riders. 

Custom Saddles

Handcrafted saddles that are customized to each horse and rider's measurements.

Infinitely Adjustable

Infinitely adjustable saddles to accommodate your horse's ongoing growth and development. 

Gender Specific Saddles

A female should not be riding in a saddle built for a male. See why we are the female saddle specialists.

80-Point Saddle Fit Evaluation

Our proprietary system built from 32 years of research used for properly fitting saddles to horses and riders. 

Custom Saddles

Handcrafted saddles that are customized to each horse and rider's measurements.

Infinitely Adjustable

Infinitely adjustable saddles to accommodate your horse's ongoing growth and development. 

CHANGING THE LIVES OF HORSES & RIDERS WORLDWIDE

Join 30,000+ riders who are actively using Schleese Saddles to ride pain free for horse and rider!

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Driven By Purpose

Jochen Schleese’s passion in life is to protect horse & rider from long-term damage through properly fitting saddles & ongoing education.

Jochen Schleese’s passion in life is to protect horse & rider from long-term damage through properly fitting saddles & ongoing education.

Jochen is the author of the best-selling book, “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses and is known as the leading expert in the field. He has won many awards for his contribution to the equine world and has been featured in Wall Street Journal & Discovery Channel.

Jochen is the author of the best-selling book, “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses and is known as the leading expert in the field. He has won many awards for his contribution to the equine world and has been featured in Wall Street Journal & Discovery Channel.

Achievements and Accomplishments

Winner Of Innovative Product Of The Year

  • Guest Speaker at the International Society of Equitation Sciences Conference in Guelph
  • Winner of Innovative Product of the Year at Equitana in Auckland, NZ
  • Winner of Equus Film Festival “Best Educational Book”
  • Female CEO of the Year for Women in Business awarded by the International Trade Council

2019

Educational Presenter At Equitana

Educational presenter at Equitana Melbourne and Winner of Best Small Booth Award

2018

Winner of Equus Film Festival

Winner of Equus Film Festival Educational/Training category with “Beyond the 9 Points of Saddle
Fit” Video

2017

First Place From American Horse Publication

• First place at the American Horse Publications Equine Business Ads
• Finalist for Ontario Export Award – silver medal (behind Canada Goose!)
• Guest lecturer at Equine Sciences Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree Program (ongoing annually)

2016

Entrepreneur of the Year

“Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

2014

2nd Book Published

“Suffering in Silence” published by Trafalgar Books (now in its 3rd printing in English – 2nd edition 2015, 3rd in 2017)

2013

First Book Published

• First book published in hardcover by WuWei in Germany (“The Silent Killer”) now in its 2nd printing with Kosmos Verlag
• Jochen and Sabine Schleese named Advisory Board members of the Equine Sciences Academy
• Teaching at the German National Riding School and for the “Berufsreiterverband” in Germany

2012

Global Veterinary Conference

Teaching at the Global Veterinary Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil

2011

Established Saddlefit4Life Education and Certification Programs

• Established Saddlefit4Life Education and Certification Programs
• Established HIPPOH Foundation (Horse Industry Professionals Protecting our Horses) offering educational
Symposiums partnering with Veterinarians and other equine professionals
• Educator/Clinician at the WEG in KY, USA

2010

Official Saddler World Cup Finals

• Official Saddler 2009 (+2007, 2005) World Cup Finals, Las Vegas,NV
• Nomination for Export Achievement Award

2009

English Manufacturer Of The Year

• Sabine Schleese named Exporter of the Year from the Organization of Women in International Trade
• Tack’n’Togs magazine names Schleese English Manufacturer of the Year 2008 in its “Best of the Best” Awards.

2008

Canada Top 100 Employers

Short-listed on “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” ranking – top 250 companies

2007

Instructor At University of Guelph & Established Saddlefit 4 Life

• Featured on the Discovery Channel “How it’s Made”
• on-line instructor for the University of Guelph’s Equine Studies diploma
• established Saddlefit 4 Life – network of equine professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long term back damage resulting from poorly fitting saddles

2006

Top 100 Women Profit Magazine

Sabine Schleese named One of Canada’s top 100 Women Business Owners as named by Profit Magazine

2001

Women Of The Year

Sabine Schleese named Women of the Year in York Region for Exporting Excellence

1999

Ontario Global Traders Award

• Ontario Global Traders Award (Central Region) for Market Expansion
• Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award

1999

Discovery Channel Feature

• Finalist in Canadian Airlines International Business Expansion Award
• Discovery Channel “Harrowsmith Country Life” Feature

1998

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce

1997

AdapTree Patent Received

Jochen Schleese received an international patent in 1996 for the AdapTree® saddle tree design which allows the saddle to be adjusted to fit as the horse changes its conformation through training and aging.

• Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce

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Business Achievement Awards

• Featured on front page of Wall Street Journal Marketplace section
• Business Achievement Award from Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce
• One of Ontario’s top 100 Entrepreneurs (Ontario Business Journal)

1994 to 1995

Becoming an Official Trade

Registered the trade of Saddlery as a certifiable 3-year apprenticeship in Ontario together with the Ministry of Skills Development

1990

Company Launched

Jochen founded Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.

1987

World Dressage Official Saddler

Jochen was asked to be the Official Saddler for the World Dressage Championships in Canada.

1986

The Youngest Master Saddler Ever

Jochen was certified as the youngest Master Saddler ever in Europe in 1985

1985

European Championships

Qualified for European Championships in 3-day eventing

1984

German National Championships

Placed in German National Championships in 3-day evening

1982

Winner Of The Chamber Of Commerce National Award

Completed apprenticeship as journeyman saddler in Germany as winner of the Chamber of Commerce national award for excellence

1981

Career Started

Began apprenticeship as saddler with Passier & Sohn in Germany

1978

Jochen Schleese's Story

Read more about the founder of Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd., Jochen Schleese.

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