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Saddle Stitch News - 05/01/2018

May 1st, 2018

Saddle Stitch: Your Monthly Internal Schleese News & Updates


Featured Schleese Ambassador

This month’s featured Ambassador is Madchen Giesler-Lewallen!

“I was instantly impressed with the knowledge and experience offered from Jochen and the entire Schleese team and after seeing the difference in our horse’s body measurements and an increase of even muscling in a 6th month time, I knew I had made a great choice.

I am eternally grateful to Schleese for their endless work on creating saddles that help our horses be the best athletes and performers they can be.” – Madchen

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Where is Jochen?

Jochen spent pretty much every weekend in April attending various trade shows – Equine Affaire OH (where our newest SFT Chris Moloughney actually sold his first saddle and Linda Haughton proved herself a very capable schmoozer!); Mid-West Horse Fair in Madison Wisconsin; and last not least Mane Event in Red Deer Alberta. He was, as usual, one of the best speaking draws of each show – having a full house with standing room only even for an 8 am lecture!

May brings with it another trip to the UK and a two day course with Caroline Lindsay in Cambridge May 11/12 (where he met Dr. Sue Dyson last year).  Then a day training with a couple of our UK aspiring Equine Ergonomists (two from Florida’s S4L course this February). From there he goes to Sweden to do a one day ‘professional’s day’ seminar in Linkoeping together with our rep Ulrika Soederberg. Then home and back to Florida for another Gerd Heuschmann clinic on the long weekend (just back in time for his 33rd wedding anniversary May 17 with Sabine before flying out on the 18th). May ends with a clinic at Armand Valkenbourg’s in Quebec and hopefully some time at home to fix up the garden (weather permitting!!) for the summer.

May Birthdays 

This month we are wishing Miriam (12th) and Korina (20th) a very happy birthday!

Quote of the Month


Closing Stitches

Equine Affaire – Columbus, Ohio

Check out these great photos from this year’s Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio.

This year, Chris, Linda and Jochen attended the event representing Schleese.

Midwest Horse Fair – Madison, Wisconsin

Some great photos from this year’s Midwest Horse Fair.

This year Denise, Chris, Odia and Jochen were there to greet future clients and horse-people at the Schleese booth.

Mane Event – Red Deer, Alberta

Check out these great photos from this year’s Mane Event in Red Deer. Alberta, Canada! This year, Natalie and Heather (Schleese Western Saddle Representative) accompanied Jochen at the Schleese booth. Hundreds of curious horse-people attended Jochen’s lectures and were fascinated by his presentation on “The myths of saddle fitting”.

Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event (Previously Rolex)  

Here are more great photos from another horse show this month – the Kentucky 3 Day Event! Karen, Odia and Jochen attended the event this year.

Rider Testimonial: 

My daughter bought a Schleese saddle for me after watching me fall off my Clydesdale. Since I have been using a Schleese saddle, I have felt more confident riding such a big horse. I find after riding for over half-an-hour, my back was not hurting anymore. The first long ride I had after getting the Schleese saddle was 2 hours! I couldn’t believe the difference in how I felt when I got down off the saddle. I was able to walk ‘normally’ (without feeling stiff and bow legged)! Thank you for making such a comfortable saddle that will fit any horse!”

-Kim Wood, Ontario, Canada

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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

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