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.

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

CEO

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I am thrilled with the saddles and the fitters ! My 17 yr old draft cross has the cleanest spine they had ever seen when he had a bone scan done too see where arthritis was . His spine was clean . He only has been ridden in a Schleese . Julia Dixon has just been amazing ! She has done wonders to get me a loaner and get my saddle built quickly so I can have it for a scholarship I was awarded. Thanks again, Emily! [Update: May 31, 2016] Just wanted to tell you how much this new saddle has changed my horse.  My super short Obrigado [saddle] saved Pete.  No back pain.  The saddle fits Pete and me perfectly. He's happy and no longer reactive and spooky as his back is pain free!!

— Emily Morris, Avella, PA

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