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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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Testimonials

Thank you so much for all you have done for women and for horses. I grew up on a cattle ranch, riding bareback, and western from a young age. When I became interested in dressage some years ago, I tried a saddle that someone I knew had for sale. After riding in it, my crotch was extremely sore and numb... I mentioned this to my friend, (an equine vet) whom I respected. She told me that if I wanted to ride dressage I would have to get used to it, and basically that if you are not raw and unable to walk after riding, you are not riding 'hard enough.' Wow. Thank goodness I did not buy the saddle. I was unable to find anything acceptable to me for my price, so for many years I rode in a 'Sensation' Treeless Dressage saddle. It felt like bareback, and at least I was not injuring my horses and myself. But it was difficult to find and maintain a correct position. About a year ago I first rode in a Schleese when my friend allowed me to ride her horse, and her new saddle she had just purchased. I instantly felt relaxed and supported everywhere. My legs were able to hang so nicely from the hip joints. Comfort, and absolute security! I was shocked that it felt MORE comfortable than my treeless saddle which is extremely close contact and nice to sit in. Also, I must mention that this horse, who I had ridden in the past and found him to be unpleasant, was NOT THE SAME HORSE! He was happy and able to go in a light contact in an engaged way. He no longer rushed, braced, inverted, and chewed the bit. These things were gone. So I of course bought my own Schleese not long afterward. I am very impressed with the saddle's excellent quality and perfect fit to my body. I am lucky it works for me, since I bought it used. I am very delighted with it. I recently had it reflocked by one of your staff and the customer service was perfect. I learned a lot and I am very happy with the results. Can't say enough good things about your company! Thank you for helping so many horses and women who ride in your saddles!

— Dana Nordin, Saskatchewan

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