Join us for one of the livestreams listed below at your convenience and educate yourself on the latest developments in saddle fitting! Mark your calendars!
1- Hannah S. – https://www.instagram.com/silversnaffles/– October 23rd @ 1pm
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.
2- Zoey C. – https://www.instagram.com/zbcequestrian/– October 23rd @ 2pm
Zoey is an occupational therapy student from Florida, USA. Along with her horse Caspar, she enjoys pleasure riding and sometimes jumping. Zoey is keen to learn more about how saddle fit affects her seat, position and ultimately her relationship with her horse.
3- Emily Ferreira – https://www.instagram.com/emzequestrian/– October 25th @ 9:15am
Topic: “What are the hardest horses to fit?”, “The biggest myths of saddle fitting.”
Emily has been riding for 15 years now. She started off with western riding when she was younger and soon found a love for the English world and started to show and enter the hunter/jumper ring. She’s done everything from part boarding to leasing and finally owning her own horse. She currently owns an 18 year old American quarter horse and is introducing her western pleasure show horse into the English world.
4- Meaghan Monahan- https://www.instagram.com/sassy_appys/– October 25th @ 12pm
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.
5- Shelby Dennis – https://www.instagram.com/sdequus/– October 26th 12pm
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.
6- Kate Kudelko – https://www.instagram.com/painted__dressage/– October 26th @ 4:30pm
Kate is a young riding 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 she has run into her fair share of complications fitting horses who have very wide shoulders in comparison to the size of their body.
7- Alexisandra Travis – https://www.instagram.com/sc00byd1zzl3/– October 27, @ 3pm
Alex Travis is an indigenous veteran from Arizona with over two decades of large animal training and handling experience, as well as a Masters Degree of Science in Animal Biomedical Sciences. She owns 8 equines; 2 registered quarter horses, 5 mustangs, 1 draft cross mustang and 2 donkeys. Alex’s training emphasis is on meeting the 3Fs and LIMA protocols, exclusively trains with positive reinforcement and most of her program is at liberty. She primarily works with feral/untouched horses and ones that have had a violent or aggressive history.
8- Mia Hickey – https://www.instagram.com/_riding_romeo_– October 30 @ 12:30pm
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.
9- Monthly Livestream Lecture: Thursday, October 19th at 5pm ET.
10- Jaimey Irwin – 3S Guest Lecture: Wednesday, October 25th at 5pm ET.
Jaimey Irwin is a highly accomplished International Grand Prix Rider and esteemed Equestrian Canada High Performance 1 Coach based in Ontario, Canada and Wellington, Florida. He excelled at the Young Rider level with Picarda and trained in Germany for 15 years. Jaimey represented North America at the Reem Acra World Cup Finals in 2013. His standout horse, Donegal V, led to historic victories in 2017, contributing to Canada’s Nations Cup triumph. Alongside his wife Tina, they achieved Pan American Team Gold and Individual Silver Medals in 2019. Jaimey also offers a program for Young Riders to achieve their dreams, with future goals including the World Equestrian Games, Olympics, and World Cup participation.
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.
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