Schleese Education for February 2024 – 7 Live Streams to View

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. Meaghan Monahan – – February 9th @ 12pm ESTMeaghan grew up in Massachusetts. The culture of horsemanship modelled for her was science and health- veterinarians, saddle fitters, massage therapists, 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 memory of Clyde Al Maxey. (, and platforms of TikTok (@SassyAppys) and Instagram (@Sassy_Appys) reach people around the globe.
  2. Hannah S. –– January 12th @ 1pm ESTHannah (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 well-being.
  3. Kate Kudelko –– February 14th @ 4pm EST 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 she has run into her fair share of complications fitting horses who have very wide shoulders in comparison to the size of their body
  4. #askJochen Livestream Lecture – February 15 @ 5 pm EST to be broadcasted on YouTube and Facebook.
  5. Alexisandra Travis –– February 16th @ 12pm EST 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.
  6. Mia Hickey –– February 26 @ 11am EST.Mia has always loved animals and has been riding for 9 years. She started 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.
  7. #askJochen Q&A – February 29 @ 5pm EST to be broadcasted on YouTube and Facebook.

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 200,000 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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