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Saddlefit 4 Life®

We are a proud member of Saddlefit 4 Life® (S4L) and are very dedicated to follow the S4L philosophy. Saddlefit 4 Life® (S4L) is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage.

Saddlefit 4 Life® ’s comprehensive saddle fitting philosophy and certification programs are valued by equine professionals from many disciplines and are endorsed by The United States Dressage Federation (USDF), The Certified Horsemanship Assoication (CHA), American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), The Association of Professional Trainers – Germany (Berufsreiterverband) and the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF).

Most Advanced Training for Saddle Fit Assessment

Certified Saddlefit 4 Life® professionals receive the most advanced training for saddle fit assessment offered in the industry. Saddlefit 4 Life® is the only certification program in this field which requires annual re-certification to maintain state-of-the-art expertise ensuring the highest standards of its graduates and hold a valid certification card issued by Saddlefit 4 Life®.

Saddlefit 4 Life® is currently offering the following courses:

1654531_212930718915006_411674669_oCourse #1 ‐ Introductory Equine Ergonomist

This course is suited to equine professionals and horse enthusiasts wishing to pursue continuing professional development.

Course #2 ‐ Primary Equine Ergonomist – All about the horse

A first step to become an Equine Ergonomist. This course is all about the horse, incorporating a series of practical workshops in the barn and classroom seminars.

Course #3 ‐ Certified Equine Ergonomist – All about the horse, rider and dynamic fit

Second segment to becoming a Certified Equine Ergonomist who works with riders to diagnose, analyze and make recommendations on saddles and saddle fit.

Visit Saddlefit 4 Life® to register or look up the current schedule of events.

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Testimonials

I met Jochen Schleese in 2007 at Dressage at Devon, where I showed my Oldenburg Stallion "Diamunde" in the 5 y/o FEI Horse Competition and in the Breed Show. I immediately loved the idea of the saddle being adjustable to both horse and rider, but was otherwise not too fond of having to spend what seemed to be a small fortune for a new saddle (I had only owned my stallion for one year, and had bought him his 3rd saddle already). Jochen persisted and we met the day after my competition finished. After a wonderfully informative fitting and lecture it was time to ride my horse in this new saddle. No saddle pad, crowded, crazy warmup arena at Devon, and 10 minutes into the whole thing people were watching a 5 y/o stallion playing with his newfound back and shoulder freedom and a rider smiling from one ear to the other. So, only one regret: I should have bought the saddle before my FEI competition. And this was only the start of a very wonderful relationship with Jochen and the Schleese company. Together, we now have developed a new saddle called the "Elegancia" for the short-backed Iberian and modern Warmblood Sporthorse. Boy, wait until you try this one! I have yet to feel this much freedom in my horses' backs!!!  And to come back to the "small fortune" idea: Yes, I feel fortunate to ride in a Schleese saddle, my horses are happy and sound, and I have saved more money and time than I can tell you! So, look at the big picture: You are investing in your and your horses' health!  

— Petra Wilder - Spellbound Farms Inc., FL

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