Over 200,000 Happy Customers!
"I was immediately sitting perfectly and so comfortable to walk, trot, canter and piaffe!"
People often complain when unhappy but don’t take the time to share gratitude. Today was my first ride in my new Obrigado! Luanne Reaume has been fantastic. She got the measurements just right for me and my PRE stallion. It was a joy finally getting a custom saddle for me and my horse. And tada, I was immediately sitting perfectly and so comfortable to walk, trot, canter and piaffe! And my horse was happy too. I cannot wait to get back in this saddle. Your saddle manufacturers did a great job. The quality is beautiful. I have ridden in many different dressage saddles. This is the most comfortable and well balanced. It puts you in the exact right place right behind the withers! I wanted you to know what a pleasure it was to work with Luanne. She is a treasure to your company and we customers.
PK Harrison, Boon, MI
"I have never felt more comfortable and balanced in a saddle!"
As a recipient of the 30 Year Saddle Giveaway I have had my saddle for two months now and I have never felt more comfortable and balanced in a saddle! We have struggled for years finding a saddle to work with both my body and fit my horse Adhemar and keep him happy, and Schleese has made that possible. I have not had any pain or spasms in this saddle even going into the colder months, as it lets my legs sit where are comfortable and doesn’t force me into one position. This is the first saddle that has stayed in the middle for Adhemar and I as well, enabling him to balance underneath me and overall making a happier partner. A huge thank you to the team at Schleese, I can’t thank you enough!
Kim Scott, BC
"Until you have experienced riding in a fitted Schleese saddle you don’t know what you are missing."
I want to thank Schleese Saddlery for the wonderful opportuinity to own a Schleese Saddle for my up and coming 4 yr. old named Bodhi. (Benicio x Carisma) He is moving amazing and is very willing in his training, I am sure his fitted saddle is making all the difference. Until you have experienced riding in a fitted Schleese saddle you don’t know what you are missing. Bodhi is so fluid and smooth is his movement, it’s like riding on a cloud. I am very grateful to the whole Schleese Team for making this dream come true. My goal is to make Elene Sergerie legacy come true and ride down the center line at the Olympics with this amazing horse that Kareen Heineking-Schutte bred.
"Cooper, like his mom, clearly knows the value of a comfortable saddle!"
Cooper, like his mom, clearly knows the value of a comfortable saddle! I love my Schleese HK and so does my horse, Preston. I have two very clever boys, don’t I? Purchasing this saddle was the best decision I’ve ever made…after getting Preston, of course. We both love the fit, comfort and freedom of movement. I frequently tell people that, if I could, I would use it as my desk chair! My back and body are the most relaxed when I am in the saddle! And it’s just so pretty too.
Thank you Schleese!
AnnaMaria Blose - Kempton, PA
"Her movements are much much better especially her walk!"
The saddle has arrived despite all the problems with Quarantine…what a relief!
It is beautiful!!! I have now ridden in it for 10 days or so and perfectly at ease. On the pictures you can see I have a mammoth instead of a mare….I am waiting for a string mohair girth as the neoprene I am using pulls on those very long hair and she doesn’t like it!
The only small problem is that the saddle seems to shift to the right. There is some rubbed hair at the back on the right side. But… I am collapsed to the right especially at the walk. At the trot I am much straighter and so is the saddle. My mare has also a lower right hip compare to the left one…so we are not helping each other…2 left handed souls. I got my daughter on the saddle and it was straight so the problem is mainly me. ‘Melita’ pushes me to the right and in doing the saddle slid to the right. Pushing the saddle left is a no no at the moment as more hair get caught… Her movements are much much better especially her walk!
So if you could look at the pictures and see if we need to alter the fit in anyway that would be great.
Thank you again for all the help with customs!
Dominique Fletcher - Duffys Forest NSW, Australia
"I can hardly wait to get on [‘Oni’] tomorrow."
Hi Amanda [Silver]
I want to thank you and to let you know how much I appreciate you and my Schleese saddle. Oni is a dream for me to ride but I know this would never be if he did not have this perfect saddle for him. Today you adjusted for the changes in his muscle development after riding in his Schleese saddle for a year and the difference is so wonderful. I am very grateful that you can adjust his saddle in such a way to fit his big Friesian shoulders. I can hardly wait to get on him tomorrow.
Amanda, you and your husband are so knowledgeable and kind and easy to work with. Oni and I both enjoyed our saddle fitting today very much.
See you next year!
"On the same wavelength as myself…"
Several years ago I read a review of your book, ordered it immediately, read it several times over & realized that here was someone that was on the same wavelength as myself. This was re-emphasized over the last several days. It was a real pleasure to meet you in person, learn from you & feel inspired to continue to keep trying to improve the lot of the horse.”
Dr. Sue Dyson
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Orthopaedics
Associate European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Head of Clinical Orthopaedics
Centre for Equine Studies
Animal Health Trust
Photo: Jochen with Dr. Sue Dyson at his recent clinic as guest of Caroline Lindsay of “Learn Saddle Fitting Resource: CPD MSFConnection (Perfect Movement Solutions)” in the UK
Dr. Sue Dyson - MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS
"The Obrigado is the saddle of a lifetime and this is the saddle of choice for me!"
I have been riding, competing, and studying dressage for 40 years. I was very impressed when I first sat in the Schleese Obrigado saddle. I can easily say, that this saddle is the best saddle I have ridden in. I have ridden in numerous saddles over the many years, and none compare to the Schleese.
The Obrigado provides complete shoulder freedom for my horse. This saddle made my mare feel like she had an easier time coming up through her shoulders and withers. I felt like I was sitting into the horse, rather than on top of a saddle. I felt closer to my horse. It kept me where I was suppose to be, yet I didn’t feel boxed in.
The Obrigado is impeccably made, and not one detail was missed. The attractiveness and comfort is unparalleled to any other saddle I have sat in.
The Obrigado is the saddle of a lifetime and this is the saddle of choice for me!
Kim Deaton-Iwen - De Pere, WI
"…professional, passionate and helped me understand my horse’s measurements…"
Just a quick note to say how pleased I am with my recent saddle fitting with the Julia [Dixon-Curtis] and Alexa [Frye]. They were on time, professional, passionate and helped me understand how my horse’s measurements have changed over the 2 years of using a Schleese saddle. Dillon’s shoulders have gotten more even and have put on more muscle. They adjusted the pommel and reflocked it as my Quarter horse mare is built very downhill and the saddle adjustment, though perhaps minor, makes a major difference in the way I sit and greatly improved my comfort. I enjoyed trying the new Western saddle although right now I need to help my daughter purchase another car but we did write down all the particulars for a future purchase.
Susanne Fiori - Fleetwood, PA
"I am beyond DELIGHTED with my new saddle."
I just want to tell you, and please relay the information to Alexa and Julia who were out at Tundra’s this week, that I am beyond DELIGHTED with my new saddle—the prototype pony saddle. I don’t know if they told you, but my heretofore sluggish pony, Penny, bolted forward! I almost thought she was spooked. But the energy has continued, and even my barn manager noticed a difference in her demeanor! Her walk is freer, her trot is lovely, and her canter — well, I have to work on getting used to this new speed!
Thank you very very much!
Leslie Lowery - Long Island, NY
"“Obrigado!” ; ) Thank You!"
“Obrigado!” Thank you!
Love my new Obrigado! I was very happy to find out it was much lighter in weight than my Wave 🙂
Gay Hisert - Schenectady, NY
"30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway Winner – Leslie Anderson and Ziggy"
I am writing to thank CDS (California Dressage Society) and Schleese Saddlery for the CDS 50th Anniversary Saddle Spectacular Raffle. I was thrilled to be the winner of the Schleese saddle which was fitted and delivered to me February 17 . Jochen spent several hours educating me on the importance of proper saddle fit. He began by watching me ride in my old saddle then taking the saddle off, he used colored chalk on my horse to explain how a saddle is fit according to the horse’s anatomy. Then he sat me on a saw horse to check my position and how my leg hung naturally. I was measured for saddle size then I rode in a demo saddle which required only a minor adjustment. The change in my horse’s gait was amazing with more shoulder freedom and more ‘step under himself’ with ease. My position changed into a more upright position and my leg hung naturally without any effort from me in placement. I loved the demo saddle and took it with me the same day. The experience with Jochen and his team was very educational and a complete pleasure. I look forward to our next saddle fitting session and I continue to be thrilled with my new Obrigado saddle!