Fit is Everything - Infinitely Adjustable for Optimal Comfort & Performance!

About Us

At Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd., we:

  • Specialize in saddles made for women
  • Provide solutions for optimal fit, performance and back protection for both horse and rider
  • Create handcrafted saddles that are customized to each horse and rider’s measurements
  • Use our infinitely adjustable AdapTree® to accommodate your horse’s growth and ongoing development, or re-fit to a new horse
  • Have helped more than 150,000 horses and riders worldwide over the last 30 years.

Virtual Tour – Schleese Head Office

Our Mission

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 and help to protect both from long-term back damage.

Jochen Schleese - 1st shop: 100 sq.ft. at I.E.S.S. in Cedar Valley, Ontario, Canada

1986: Jochen’s first shop was just 100 sq. feet off the side of one of the tractor barns at I.E.S.S. (International Equestrian Sport Services) in Cedar Valley, Ontario where the World Dressage Championships took place. Jochen is showing the first coloured saddle (bought by Ralph Lauren for Polo through Spinneybeck). Left: Jochen’s first apprentice Steve Wickens.

Our History

1978: Jochen Schleese trained with Passier & Son in Germany and started his career.

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

1986: Jochen was asked to be the Official Saddler for the World Dressage Championships in Canada.

1986: Jochen founded Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.

1990: Schleese registered the trade of saddlery and becomes the only authorized facility in Ontario

1990: Together with the Ontario Ministry of Skills Development (now Labor Training and Adjustment Board), Schleese developed a 3-year apprenticeship program to make saddlery a registered and certifiable trade.

1996: 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.

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

 

 

Our Share Holders

Jochen SchleeseCMS, CSET, CSE

Director of Global Education and Sales

Sabine SchleeseB.Sc, MBA

Director of Corporate Affairs

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Earl RotheryFICB

Director of Global Operations

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Dear Schleese team, All I can say after riding in my new Schleese saddle is, WOW!!! I ride a 20 year old quarter horse and he was like a different horse. He moved like a much younger horse, full speed ahead. I had so much fun riding in the Eagle. As for myself, no more band aids to prevent sores on my legs. I feel very secure jumping. This horse is very difficult to get on the bit and round. My riding instructor and I noticed that he is much more willing to go round and keep round. Not bad for a 20 year old school horse that was never taught to go round in his life. I also ride a thoroughbred school horse in his twenties. I look forward to putting the Schleese Eagle on this horse. My riding instructor told me that my leg position is the best that is has ever been. Thank you so much for designing such a wonderful product. It was well worth the expense. I know the horse thanks you too! He even looked happy

— Eva Stock - Elmhurst, IL

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