Custom English Dressage Saddles - Schleese Saddlery Service

By: Schleese Saddlery Service  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Horse, Saddle, Saddle Fitting

Having a properly fitted saddle contributes to the performance, comfort and welfare of both rider and horse. It protects you both from pain and long-term damage and helps ensure that horse and rider can excel to reach their true potential, whether competitive or recreational. We provide regular Saddle Fit Evaluation and Service to groups of clients at hundreds of locations in North America, as well as in Europe and Australia. In order to achieve our standard for ongoing, regular service, Jochen Schleese has personally trained and certified each of Schleese Saddle Fitters in a 1400 hour apprentice program. Our saddle fitters are riders too, so they understand any issues you may be facing! Schleese Saddle Fitters are committed to bring you the highest quality service, knowledge and experience that you have come to expect from Jochen.

Schleese Saddlery invites you to host or attend a Personal Schleese Saddle Fit Session together with friends, fellow riders and their horses. We will work with you to arrange a convenient date for Personal Schleese Saddle Fit Sessions at your location. An experienced, Certified Schleese Saddle Fitter will arrive on the scheduled day with the 'Saddlesizer', measuring & fitting tools, and lots of saddles to try!

We provide:
1. On-site Saddle Fit Evaluation and Analysis of horse and rider (static and dynamic)
2. We will review your options and make recommendations about your saddle and fit solutions to maximize performance, comfort, freedom of movement, with equine back health foremost in mind
3. 'Sizing' and demo Saddles for riders to try
4. Saddles can be purchased and fit to your horse same day on-site
5. Re-Fitting, re-stuffing and saddle tree adjustments on-site
6. You will be able to ride in your saddle after the adjustments to make sure you are completely satisfied!

We would like to be able to spend as much time as possible with our clients and their horses to get the best saddle fit. When a group of riders are at one location, we can provide your horses up to 4 hours of time to achieve maximum comfort. While one horse is being ridden, the next horse can be measured or saddle adjusted or evaluated. Our Service Visit Coordinators select saddle fitting service locations with the goal of accommodating all horses that require a saddle fit evaluation and re-fitting. Sometimes this may mean trailering you horse to another barn at a central location in your area. We pre-map the route to the barn with the most horses first, and then do our best to accommodate individual appointment times. (We hope you will understand that if the fitter travels from barn to barn for one horse, this results in less time for your saddle fit session - we cannot be measuring another horse while you're riding). We will give your horse and your fellow riders the most suitable amount of personal attention and time!

We would be happy to answer your questions about these options or service. Your personal Saddle Fit Evaluation Session (appointment) is reserved by pre-payments on a first come first serve basis.

Sign up early before space fills up, so you won't be disappointed! How Can We Help You?

call 800-225-2242 x32 or x41

We look forward to being of service to you and your horse! (Ontario riders - scroll to bottom)


1. Saddle Fit Evaluation and Analysis:

  • Evaluation and analysis to suggest comfort and performance enhancements for horse and rider/ to prevent damage and protect your horse's back

  • Evaluation of fit on the moving horse in the ring - before and after riding, and after saddle fit adjustments

  • Detailed 36 Point Evaluation and Analysis Report

  • Saddle Fitter utilizes variety of diagnostics tools and measuring devices (Shoulder Gauge, Wither Gauge, Arc Device) to determine saddle soundness and fit to horse & to rider

2. Convenient Professional Service at your Location

  • At a date and time convenient for you

  • On site, same day- full saddle analysis, adjustment, re-fitting, re-stuffs and minor repairs

3. Educational Lectures and Horse Demos

  • Saddle Fit Principles for horse & rider every equestrian should know; 9 Points of Saddle Fit;
    Identifying Saddle Fit Problems and solutions; Q & A

4. New and Pre-Owned Schleese Dressage, Jumping and Cross Country Saddles to Test Ride

  • Demo and sizing saddles for all English disciplines- featuring fully geo-metrically adjustable
    ® with crotch comfort system and shock-absorbing tree points

  • Saddle Fit Technician selects 'Sizing Saddle' models to determine your needs and preferences

5. Schleese Saddle Fitting Services

⇒ Evaluation: $149.00 per horse
⇒ Registering Multiple Horses: A one time total payment for all horses/evaluations may be submitted
on the 1st on-line registration form followed by non-payment registrations for the remaining horses.
⇒ Tree Adjustment: $125.00 (only on Schleese saddles and a few other brands - please inquire)
⇒ Re-Flocking: $140.00
⇒ Discounted Bundle Fee on Schleese saddles only: $345.00 for all three services.Note: Taxes, Repairs & Adjustments are not included in the $149.00 evaluation charge.
Please inquire about additional cost for repairs not listed above.
Prices subject to change without notice.

Please contact Miriam Boutros at 800-225-2242 x 41 to schedule an appointment.

U.S.A. and all other CANADIAN PROVINCES:

Please check our

to determine when we will be in your area.

If you do not see your area listed, please call Linda Haughton at 800-225-2242 x 32.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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