Shelley Van den Neste is a Grand Prix Competitor and has been training horses professionally for over 25 years. She has earned the United States Dressage Federation’s Gold Medal and the Gold Freestyle Bar, an honor bestowed upon riders for proficiency in the highest level of the sport of dressage. She has earned several IALHA National Championships as well as top honors at USDF Regional Championships and the US Dressage Finals. Shelley lives and trains at her facility in Gainesville Florida, along with her husband and partner who is also a lifelong horseman and Master Farrier.
I have two Schleese saddles, an Obrigado and a Heike Kemmer and I love both of them. Since I import and compete several FEI horses, those two saddles seem to cover all the bases.
My clients mostly ride in the Obrigado saddles and when I school their horses I never feel out of place, even though they all fit a little differently
“The horse in the photo is a recently imported stallion in my HK (my most favorite saddle of all time).”