Jochen Schleese – A vision becomes reality

Jochen Schleese

More than 25 years ago, Jochen Schleese started with the bold intention to develop the best saddles in the world for horse and rider. Today, more than a quarter of a century later, this vision has become reality. Decades of experience and patented scientific knowledge create the basis for the Saddlefit 4 Life® philosophy (S4L). A philosophy for more potential for you and your horse. Every day.

Jochen Schleese passes on his knowledge

Originally, SCHLEESE saddles were made for women only. As an absolute novelty in the history of saddle construction, the Schleese saddles considered the features of the female anatomy in their construction. This quickly inspired a whole generation of female riders. The high seat comfort of the patented saddle tree “AdapTree®” aims for a continuous adjustment of individual elements of the saddle to adapt to the back form of the horse. The “Crotch Comfort” zone significantly reduces the pressure in the crotch area of the rider and creates a completely new high riding comfort which has not been experienced in such way before.

Today, a whole movement has emerged from philosophy. Personalized expressions of this movement are our ambassadors,who continuously increase joy and mobility for every horse and rider with professional knowledge, passionate heart and soul and meticulous adaptation work. Each of these ambassadors has undergone our trainings at the Saddlefit 4 Life® Academy and are thus qualified to adapt a saddle optimally to the needs of horse and rider.

SCHLEESE saddles have long been more than “just” women's saddles. The development continues and our improvements and optimizations do not stop at saddles for men. The increasing number of enthusiastic male riders shows us that we are on the right track.

Jochen Schleese


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