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Saddle Stitch News - 07/05/2019

July 5th, 2019

NEWS:

Selfie With Your Horse Contest
This month we are launching a social media contest called “Selfie With Your Horse”. There are 2 ways to enter this competition- through Instagram or Facebook. Contest details and instructions can be found on our Facebook page in the pinned post at the top of our page or on our Instagram account.
Details linked below. (Scroll down to the pinned post on our page)
Price Match Used Schleese Saddles
This month we are also launching our Price Match Program for used saddles.
View full description below:
Now when you find a better price for a used Schleese saddle with the same criteria (Model, Year (within 6 months), Seat size, Panel, Flap type and Condition [as evaluated by a certified SFT]), Schleese will price match the used saddle for you!
Wait – it gets better! We will also offer you a FREE warranty transfer and first fitting (with paid evaluation) through our price matching program!
Conditions apply. Schleese reserves the right to refuse price match requests if the price falls below cost or if fraud is suspected.
Featured Schleese Ambassador
We would like to congratulate our very own Tina Irwin and Laurencio on being chosen to represent our country for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games! We are so proud of this amazing duo! Check out the full article and list of chosen Canadian Athletes here:
Photo credit to Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
SFT Spotlight
Murielle Richard-Price is a Certified Equine Ergonomist, a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner and a commercial pilot. Murielle has taken many courses in equine anatomy, equine and seat Biomechanics, bodywork, veterinary acupressure, osteopathy and saddle fit. Murielle is an accomplished Dressage rider and comes from a family of equestrians. Being from France, Murielle has had to be near horses for as long as she can remember. She has done it all, from riding bareback with a pack of wild girls over the hills of her California neighborhood, and in France riding the old fashioned way, strict “no stirrup-no reins” lunging lessons, and traditional stag hunts. Murielle is based in Northern California and is the lucky mom of 3 wonderful kids.

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Rider Testimonial:
“I’m pleased to say my Obrigado is great! Milo is going better than ever and it has been even more amazing for my position. I no longer fight to keep my legs below me and my seat bones are always locked in position. No more adjusting my seat every few strides to feel my seat bones! I’m so pleased with the saddle and can’t thank you and Jochen enough!”
-Julianne Ozolins – Australia
Read the full testimonial on our website.
Where is Jochen?
June found Jochen home for most of the month after another record-breaking (shorter) trip to CNDC and working with Chris² (Chris M. and Christiane!)
July finds Jochen spending a couple of days on holiday in Florida with daughter Danielle and boyfriend Gabe (doing some IT integration research for Schleese) and then leaving on his Florida sales trip from July 21-29. The summer will be over before we know it (has it actually started yet?) July 15 is the anniversary of our start date as we begin our 35th year in business officially on August 1.

July Birthdays 
This month we are wishing Jochen (8th), Gerardo (15th) and Natalie (28th) a very happy birthday!
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Closing Stitches

Saddle Fitters On the Road!
Check out these great photos of Karen Jackson getting some horsey cuddles! Rick Gillespie’s horse “Cat” in PA.

Melanie Bourque and Rubi having a successful round at the spring edition of the Concours du Parc in Blainville, Quebec in her Jete saddle.

Photo credit Debra Jamroz.

Patty Thompson and Rikki love their new ProLight saddle! What a beautiful photo!
Check out this photo below of Chris Moloughney setting up at Jeff Wilson’s!

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Wow, wow, wow, wow! I am so grateful and amazed at your generosity. It’s taken me a long time to write because I didn’t think I could possibly find the words to express my thanks adequately. I still don’t have the words but am finally writing anyway! My new saddle is amazing!! When you decided we needed a special new saddle, I thought it was really for my horse. After all, I hadn’t had any problems with saddle fit for myself when the saddle fit the horse and my last saddle was comfortable for me. I knew the new saddle would fit Juilliard beautifully, but I have been shocked at how big a difference it has made for me too! My seat and legs are always exactly where they need to be, without me even trying. And this isn’t just when the horse is still. It’s at all gaits, lateral work, etc.! I feel like I’m sitting IN my horse, not on top of him. My legs are long without me having to stretch them down. I have always envied how male dressage riders have such effortless position, and now I sit just as effectively as they do! This saddle puts my weight over precisely the right spot on my horse’s back. In every saddle prior to this, I’ve always felt behind the motion with Juilliard’s medium and extended trots. Now for the first time I am in balance with the motion for these big trots. It is wonderful to no longer be fighting my saddle, and to instead have one that makes my job more easy and comfortable! The biggest change I have noticed with Juilliard is the adjustability of the canter. With previous saddles, in even just a lengthened canter, it always felt like the rear of the saddle was blocking the movement of his back, and he had to brace against it hitting him. Often I had to go into a half seat or he would buck instead of making his stride longer. Now his back has room to move with the new saddle, and he easily and willingly elongates and makes big round jumpy strides (like he hasn’t done since he was young and saddle length wasn’t an issue). This is such an amazing saddle for both of us, and I can’t thank you enough for making it happen! Many, many thanks!!

— Jennifer Chong - Damascus, OR

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