The Schleese livestream lecture is scheduled for March 6th. Guest Lecturer this month will be well-known Dressage Competitor Tina Irwin on March 6th at 10:30am EST.
Tina Irwin March 6th 10:30am
Bio: Tina Irwin is a Canadian dressage rider and coach. She won silver in team dressage at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also won gold in team dressage and a silver in individual dressage at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
- Hannah: March 6th 1pm
Topics: girth and saddle sores
Bio: Hannah (silversnaffles) is an English polo groom and equine manager based in Fredrikstad, Norway. After graduating with a Film Studies degree from the University of Warwick, she took on a social media internship at The Norwegian Polo Club which soon evolved into her becoming their groom and equine manager! With four horses and ponies of her own, she has always been a weird horse girl who is unapologetically obsessed with horses and how to improve their wellbeing.
- Meaghan Monahan – March 7th 12pm
Livestream on Meaghan’s Instagram
Topic: How the science from English saddles translates to western and what differences between the Schleese and a traditional western saddle people can expect!
Bio: Meaghan grew up in Massachusetts. The culture of horsemanship modeled for her was science and health- veterinarians, saddle fitters, massage therapy, chiropractors, farriers, and taking care of the horse from the ground up. She interned with a sports medicine veterinary clinic and worked at SmartPak Equine’s only retail location. Meaghan went out west to Colorado State University for Equine Sciences in 2009 and got a crash course in western culture, learning from the wisdom of real cowboys and how a well fitting saddle was crucial in keeping a horse and rider both safe and healthy. Competitive Trail Rides (NATRC organization) have been a welcome home. Meaghan qualified for ApHC World Championships the last few years and hopes to go this year. Her organization with Appaloosas is classified as an educational nonprofit (501c3), founded in the memory of Clyde Al Maxey. (www.maxeyappys.com), and platforms of TikTok (@SassyAppys) and Instagram (@Sassy_Appys) reach people around the globe.
- Mia Hickey – https://www.instagram.com/_riding_romeo_/– March 8th 2 pm
Bio: Mia has always loved animals and has been riding for 9 years. She started out in both English and western, then fell in love with jumping.- riding and competing in hunters, jumpers and equitation. She is a working student at a hunter jumper barn and a member of her university’s equestrian show team. She is also pursuing an Equine Welfare certificate through Guelph University’s online program.
- Emily McDorman: March 10th 10:15am
Topics: reasons to use a half pad and what are good half pad options
Bio: Emily has been riding for the past eight years, primarily in eventing. She grew up in Washington state but moved to Colorado for school last year, to major in Equine Science with a minor in business. She loves all things horses and is interested in all aspects of their care. As a member of the United States Pony Club she started learning about horse care early in her riding career and has recently added positive reinforcement to her training initiatives.
- Emily Ferreira: March 14th 4pm
TOPIC: to follow
Bio: Emily has been riding for 15 years, starting with western and now English, starting to show and enter the hunter/jumper ring.
- Kate Kudelko – https://www.instagram.com/painted__dressage/March 14th, 2 pm
Bio: Kate is a young professional based in Brooksville, Florida, specializing in training ponies, small horses, and rescues in dressage. Most of her client’s horses are paints and stock crosses, so that she has run into her fair share of complications fitting horses who have very wide shoulders in comparison to the size of their body.
- Emily Setton: March 16th 10am
Topic: half pads, shims, corrective padding, non slip pads
Bio: Only 26, Emily has been riding for 22 years. She began her horse adventures in the jumper community, moved to a different state and began working with a dressage trainer. She joined the US Pony Clubs (USPC) eventually testing up into to the national levels. For 5 summers, she was a working student for a well-known trainer in the Chicago area with expertise in both the dressage and jumper worlds. When I first began working with a dressage trainer, she was introduced to Schleese and the science behind our saddles. Spending some time at WEF 2021, she was once again struck by how saddle fit was so often overlooked. Currently Emily is a 4th year graduate student and PhD candidate at UW-Madison.
- Leira – https://www.instagram.com/mane.man.mac/– March 16th 6pm (time to be confirmed)
Bio: This dynamic 15-year-old was focused on saddleseat, working with Saddlebreds and Morgans for about 6 years before adventuring into western. She is very interested in the biomechanics of horses, pressure points in horses, and general rehab possibilities.
- Carly Meyer – https://www.instagram.com/carlymeyer.eq/– date and time to be confirmed
Bio: Carly is a freshman in college and riding for 12 years. She works around horses and has always wanted to best for her horses.
- Zoey: March 23rd 1pm
Topics: to follow
Bio: Zoey is an occupational therapy student with her own horse which she enjoys hacking.
- Shelby Dennis – March 9th 3pm (instagram) & March 23rd at 3pm (Youtube, to be confirmed)
Bio: https://milestoneequestrian.ca/shelby-dennis Shelby Dennis is a lifelong equestrian residing on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. She is an IAABC certified Equine Behaviour Consultant and has done extensive post-secondary studies in the equine science field, in addition to dabbling in journalism and human psychology. She is the author of “The Other Side of Horsemanship” and is a repeat guest with Schleese.
About Jochen Schleese and Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.
Jochen Schleese got his certification as Master Saddler in Germany at the age of 22 and came to Canada in 1986 to establish and register the trade of saddlery in Ontario, Canada. With over 100 different models designed over the years, Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd is the world leading manufacturer of saddles designed for women, specializing in the unique anatomical requirements of female riders. Schleese authorized representatives provide diagnostic saddle fit analysis and saddle fitting services across the globe to maintain optimal saddle fit to horse and rider and together they have enriched the lives of over 200,00 horses.
He and his company have been the recipients of numerous business and industry awards over the years and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal , twice on the Discovery Channel as well as PBS. He has also won a “Winnie” award for his DVD “Beyond the 9 points of saddle fit” as best educational video in 2017 at the EQUUS Film Festival in NYC as well as one in 2019 for best educational book for his best-seller: Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses.
He is a regular guest lecturer at various equine and veterinary colleges around the world.
For more information: Marie-Claire Duquette, Marketing and Social Media Manager