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Schleese Riders / Ambassadors

We are proud to introduce an entire gallery on our website dedicated to the talented and passionate English riders and trainers across Canada and the USA who are proud to call themselves Schleese Ambassadors. Click on the image for a short biography, contact information and testimonial from the rider.

Anne Gribbons

Anne Gribbons

Chuluota, Florida

'Team Irwin'

'Team Irwin'

Stouffville, ON

Anna Weniger

Anna Weniger

Apex, NC

Carolyn Wehle

Carolyn Wehle

Scottsville, NY

The Bryan Center

The Bryan Center

Eustis, FL

Chad Basile

Chad Basile

Webster, NY

C. Noelting

C. Noelting

Northern CA - Nevada

Christy Scotch

Christy Scotch

Wilsonville, AL

Claire Darnell

Claire Darnell

Moorpark, CA

Creeky Routson

Creeky Routson

Walnut Creek, CA

Dan Schubmehl

Dan Schubmehl

Canandaigua, NY

David Prior

David Prior

Victoria - Australia

Dawn Weniger

Dawn Weniger

Apex, N.C.

Edie Tarves

Edie Tarves

Uxbridge, ON

Emily Keene

Emily Keene

Lamy, NM

Emily Morris

Emily Morris

Avella, Pennsylvania

Dr. Heather Boo

Dr. Heather Boo

Loxahatchee, FL

Jason Surnoski - Para Rider

Jason Surnoski - Para Rider

Jeanette Mitchell

Jeanette Mitchell

San Jose, CA

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker

Tucson, Arizona

Jeff Lindberg

Jeff Lindberg

Ballston Spa, NY

Joni Lynn Peters

Joni Lynn Peters

Armstrong, B.C.

Jordan Rohanna

Jordan Rohanna

Petaluma, CA

Kimberley Iwen

Kimberley Iwen

Wisconsin

Madchen Lewallen

Madchen Lewallen

Gardnerville, NV

Marcia Kulak

Marcia Kulak

NY-FL

Margaret Boyce

Margaret Boyce

Emerson, NJ

Martha Wunder

Martha Wunder

New Tripoli, PA

Mary Lauritsen

Mary Lauritsen

MA - NY - FL

Merri Velden

Merri Velden

Fresno, CA

Mimi Stanley

Mimi Stanley

Bismarck, ND

Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

Mentor, OH / Apopka, FL

Natalie Bova

Natalie Bova

Upper Cape, NB

Nicole Hamilton

Nicole Hamilton

Burlington, NC

Rebecca Alsop

Rebecca Alsop

Attwood, Australia

Roberta Morris

Roberta Morris

Ottawa, ON / Montreal, QC

Sally Anderson

Sally Anderson

Bigfork, MT

Sandy Hider

Sandy Hider

Honeoye Falls, NY

Stephanie Lowery

Stephanie Lowery

West Virginia

Trish Tweddell

Trish Tweddell

Olds, AB

Werner Geven

Werner Geven

Hamilton, GA

Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler

Portage, MI

Summer Peterson, DVM

Summer Peterson, DVM

Spring City, UT

Barbi Breen-Gurley

Barbi Breen-Gurley

Los Osos - CA

Sharon Merkel-Beattie

Sharon Merkel-Beattie

Sturgeon Country, AB

Shelley Van den Neste

Shelley Van den Neste

Newberry, FL

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Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you for the recent article you wrote on saddle fit and hyper-flexion. In fact, I want to thank you for ALL the publications and electronic clips you have created.  Your dedication to improving the welfare of horses through education is inspiring and a principle we try to live by here. We work hard every day to make sure our horses are healthy and happy and that their needs as horses are always met, before ever considering what we need from them. I am always eager to devour your articles and webinars because of the emphasis on the horse as a living being whose physical structures have specific functions, and how to tailor our own desires/wants to work WITH these structures instead of against them. When I first learned principles of saddle fitting, I learned only about the line of the panel following the horse’s back to ensure there was full contact and no bridging, about 2-3 fingers of space between top of wither and bottom of pommel, and the classic idea (at the time) that the pommel and cantle should sit level if the saddle was in balance on the horse’s back.  Thinking back on that makes me sad that I may have made horses uncomfortable because of what I didn’t know… Through my own education endeavors, and with a strong assist from your seminars, I now understand about the saddle support area, not having a saddle riding the scapula (or causing it to jam against it with every step), not having a saddle too far back, and the importance of aligning the seat of the saddle with the optimal carrying spot at the base of the horse’s withers.  I understand that a saddle can ‘fit’ but the horse may not like the feel of it, and to look first at fit and comfort when a horse starts developing ‘attitude’. I’ve learned that a saddle can ‘fit’ in the barn but you have to confirm the fit with a person in the tack- because weight in the saddle changes things. Given we are all animal lovers, we want what’s best for the horses, even if that means they need a different job in order to be happy.  We are proud that our herd looks healthy and happy and that not one horse is ring sour. Reading your recent article, I was struck with a need to express my gratitude for the horse person you have helped me to become.  I wanted you to know about the profound impact your words and philosophy has had, not just on me, but the horses, clients and trainers I have worked with, numbering collectively in the hundreds. Thank you again, I look forward to future articles.  

— Seana Waldon - Ontario

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