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Saddle Stitch News - 06/05/2019

June 5th, 2019

NEWS:

Web Extravaganza Sale 

This month we are launching our Web Extravaganza sale with savings of up to $1000 off of used saddles.
Learn more about the sale on our website. Link posted below.

Schleese Caps

This month we are also launching our Schleese Caps for an introductory price of $20 plus $10 postage if posted separately.
Learn more about the caps on our website. Link posted below.

SaddleFit 4 Life™ in Sweden!

 
We would like to congratulate the class of Sweden 2019 for all their hard work and accomplishments! Jochen Schleese is very proud of all his students and is very happy that more and more Equine Professionals are getting certified as Equine Ergonomists all over the world and are committed to following science, logic and common sense to fit saddles to horse and rider and help prevent long-term damage caused by ill-fitting saddles. Jochen is very happy that Saddlefit4Life™ is now able to help horses and riders all over Sweden and Norway!
View the full post along with more photos of the trip in the Closing Stitches section below.

SFT Spotlight

With 10 years’ experience as a Certified Saddle Fit Technician, Natalie is passionate about improving the well-being of horse and rider by helping clients achieve optimal saddle fit solutions. Natalie competed in both dressage and hunter/jumper disciplines and joined Schleese in 2006. She trained with Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist Jochen Schleese, and was certified after an 8th month apprenticeship of theoretical and practical training based on Saddlefit 4 Life® principles.
In her career as a Certified Saddle Ergonomist, Natalie is dedicated to maintaining optimal fit and freedom of movement for the developing horse and providing gender correct saddle solutions for riders. She maintains the highest level of expertise through ongoing professional development and re-certification. Natalie provides saddle fit demos and lectures at trade fairs, conferences and saddle fit sessions across North America.
Read more about Natalie and our other saddle fitters on our website. Link posted below and in our bio.

https://schleese.com/meet-our-saddle-fitters/#fitter-internal-7

Featured Schleese Ambassador

This month’s Ambassador spotlight is on Marcia Kulak. Marcia is a top three-day event rider and trainer. As an international rider for 25 years, she has successfully competed on the world’s biggest stages: Rolex Kentucky, Burghley, Blenheim, Boekelo and Fair Hill. In addition, she has been shortlisted for two Olympics Games.

 

Check out Marcia’s full biography on her website. Link below.

Rider Testimonial:

“Before getting my custom fitted Schleese saddle, my mare, Rubi, was experiencing back problems. Being gray and close to the blood, she’s a very sensitive horse and the slightest saddle misfit translates into major skin irritation and hollowing/twisting of the back. After riding her in a Schleese saddle for a year, including a demanding show season, her back is now perfect! With her back being stronger and freer, her canter is also more powerful. I’m so grateful for Jochen’s master skills as a saddle fitter and biomechanics expert: a lot of knowledge goes into these precise fittings. A special thank you to everyone involved in customer service, you really make us feel like you care and understand and are always trying to help. A big thank you from both Rubi and I.”

-Melanie Bourque – Quebec, Canada

Read the full testimonial on our website.  https://schleese.com/rider-testimonials/#testimonial_6

Where is Jochen?

May saw Jochen teaching a very successful clinic in Sweden (you should have the pictures) and then travelling to Germany to attend his father’s burial ceremony at sea. June will be a relatively quiet month; Sabine is attending the American Horse Publications Conference in Albuquerque, NM at the beginning of the month and Jochen will be making his summer trip to CNDC. The rest of the month will likely be spent working closely with Sonja to film some more educational videos and develop his webinars!

June Birthdays 

This month we are wishing Connie (4th) a very happy birthday!

Quote of the Month

 

Closing Stitches

SaddleFit 4 Life™ Course in Sweden
Check out these great photos captured during the latest SaddleFit 4 Life™ trip to Sweden where new Certified Saddle Ergonomists were trained by German Certified Master Saddler Jochen Schleese! We would like to congratulate the class of Sweden 2019 for all their hard work and accomplishments! Jochen Schleese is very proud of all his students and is very happy that more and more Equine Professionals are getting certified as Equine Ergonomists and will follow science, logic and common sense to fit saddles to horse and rider. Only saddle fitters who know the “Why” and understand the laws of nature, are able to truly protect horse and rider from long-term damage with properly fitting saddles. Jochen is very happy that Saddlefit4Life™ is now able to help horses and riders all over Sweden and Norway!
 
Western States Horse Expo
Check out these great photos taken at this year’s Western States Horse Expo taken in Rancho Marietta, California. Jochen, Linda and Murielle did a phenomenal job at greeting new clients and informing equine enthusiasts about the importance of a properly fitted saddle. Check out the last photo for a glimpse at Jochen’s speech.
Saddle Fitters On the Road!
Check out this great photo taken of Chris Moloughney saving this adorable turtle from the middle of the road in Oklahoma.
Below is Odia having too much fun with birds at Joni Skagg’s in Oklahoma!
Patty Thompson and Rikki love their new ProLight saddle! What a beautiful photo!
A lovely photo of Christy Scotch and Darya with her new Let’s Dance saddle!
Here’s handsome Rendon at his first show representing Schleese! He belongs to Regina Milliken in Louisiana.
Look at this handsome guy with his trainer Danielle! All smiles after her first ride in her new ProLight saddle!
Nigel doing his best to measure Robin but “Baby” the dog was doing her best to keep the attention on her!

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This was a fantastic clinic. I have seen numerous saddle fitters at work over the years, but the Schleese evaluation is the most comprehensive I have ever witnessed. Jochen's lecture was incredibly educational - he has a phenomenal eye and a super understanding of the way a horse's body is built and how it moves. After he and Amanda Silver (Southeast SaddleFit) evaluated and fitted all the horses in the clinic, they all went so much better and looked so happy and comfortable! Thanks, Amanda and Jochen!  

— Chris Hutchings - Atlanta, GA

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