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Saddle Stitch News - 02/04/2019

February 4th, 2019
NEWS:
Love is in the Air!
 
We are celebrating this Valentine’s Day month with our 2015-2016 demo saddle sale with savings of up to $750 off saddles!
Offer valid February 1st to the 28th. Interested viewers are asked to email info@schleese.com for more information about the promotion.
Let’s Dance by Anne Gribbons
 
This month, we will be launching the new Let’s Dance saddle by Anne Gribbons.
Developed in collaboration with the renowned International Grand Prix rider and FEI 5* judge Anne Gribbons, the Let’s Dance saddle features our deepest, closest contact seat yet and the industry’s first innovative NW-Twist. With our shock absorbing tree points and our adjustable LightWeight-3D-AdapTree®, this saddle comes standard as part of our Bi-Nate Line™ with our revolutionary PSI panel system to maximize the saddle’s weight bearing surface area throughout the length of the panel with the lowest pressure per square inch of any English saddle.
The “Let’s Dance” was created for the love of the horse by Anne and Jochen.
For more information about the Let’s Dance saddle, please visit our website.

 

Featured Schleese Ambassador

Jeff Wilson is a nationally known trainer and clinician teaching Cowboy Dressage. With a thirty-five year professional career, Jeff has furthered a love for all breeds of horses through the training and pursuit of Cowboy Dressage with its core focus on promoting fun, safety, and harmony.
“I believe everyone should have access to the highest level of horsemanship they desire. I have found a gift in Schleese and the amazing team of professionals available to help me.” – Jeff Wilson
Read Jeff’s full testimonial on our website.
https://schleese.com/ambassadors-trainers-western-gallery/#ambassador-16279

Rider Testimonial: 
“Being a western rider for 50 years I’ve ridden and owned 7 saddles that I thought fit me and my Arabians, Quarter Horses, and Tennessee Walkers. Saddle fit was frustrating as each horse had different conformation, and my body changed as I aged leading to a less than optimal ride. I was constantly frustrated with these saddles being generic cookie cutter designs assuming that any saddle would fit and provide that optimal ride. They were pretty on the outside but a disappointment in terms of how they fit me and my horses.
Becoming exposed to biomechanics and correctness of movement working with various trainers, and attending clinics the Schleese Saddlery Devin western saddle was mentioned as the answer to my prayers for a saddle designed with rider and horse in mind. It seemed to good to be true. I saw your presentation Memorial weekend at the Mane Event at Westworld and got to sit in the Devin, see how comfortable and adjustable it was…and decided to purchase one, despite the price.
3 months later my stunning saddle arrived, was fitted to both my horses after measurements were taken of their withers and backs I enjoyed my first ride. I could tell with each successive ride my horse moved more correctly, rounding his back, relaxing into his best cadence of gait. It felt like riding on a cloud. It is obvious that no detail has been overlooked after 6 years of development before the Devin was released. I recommend without reservation this saddle and the customer service provided by Schleese Saddlery. Warm Regards, Diane Bell, Cave Creek, AZ”
Where is Jochen?
January was mostly restful for the company’s most prolific traveller; Jochen and family enjoyed a Panama Canal Cruise at the beginning of the month and then he and Sabine drove down to Florida where they will be working until early May. In Florida Jochen spent a few days working with Connie and Denise and then Sonja came down a few days before the February Saddlefit 4 Life course to do some further video filming with Jochen.
In February ‘regular’ life begins again for Jochen – starting with an S4L CEE course Feb 1-8. Murielle and Sonja will there to assist, and then Odia will join the group to train a select group of WISFs. Jochen and Sabine will pop back to Toronto for the weekend of Feb 9/10 to take in Samantha and SaMel Tanz’ latest show – “Mind-ful” which has been sponsored by the Toronto Arts Council and deals with mental health issues. From there Jochen flies to Texas for a 10 day fitting trip, back to Florida for a couple days and then off to Christiane Noelting and CNDC until early March.
February Birthdays 
This month we are wishing Earl (15th) and Sandra (26th) a very happy birthday!
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Saddle Fitters on the Road
Check out these great photos of Chris Moloughney at a saddle fitting lecture held at Johnson and Wales University in Connecticut!
Daisy and Evelyn getting measured by Chris for her new Bonita!
Jane and her horse ‘Gift’ love their new PSI Panel upgrade!
A.J. and his pony Petey love their new blinged out Bonita!

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I may sound like a broken record...but just wanted to pass on that I am once again totally shocked by what a difference my saddle fitting made! Please pass on to Jochen that all the canter problems I was having w my new horse are totally solved! Nothing has changed but the saddles! Thanks to you all!

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