Model: Jes Elite Dressage
Category: Dressage Saddles
Purchase: Bought the saddle used from a local rep about 5 yrs ago. Paid 2600 CAN. Had never tried a Schleese before, but was hooked after a test ride on this one...
Likes: Very soft seat, provides support AND freedom to move, attractive looking saddle, excellent/beautiful leather, wearing very well, feels good to sit in.
Dislikes: Schleese doesn't come to my area so i have to hire a saddle fitter from a different company to do the adjustments. As far as the saddle itself goes, don't have a single beef about it and I have been riding in it for 5 years. In fact, I liked it so much I have since bought 4 other dressage saddles from Schleese for a variety of different horses.
Quality: Excellent. Leather is beautiful, soft and a lovely dark brown colour. No problems at all with the Flair and I live in an extreme climate. Saddle tree withstood a horse laying down with the saddle on! Billets still in excellent shape. All the stitching is absolutely intact. I have 3 other schleeses at the moment and they are all in excellent condition. Expensive saddles, but you get what you pay for.
Summary: I'm A HUGE SCHLEESE FAN. I recommend Schleese far above any other brand I've tried (DK, Passier, Amerigo, Ridgemont, Collegiate, etc) I have had several of their saddles so I think I can reasonably profess to their quality and usability. Even though Schleese doesn't come to my area it is very easy to get a hold of them (they often get back to you within hours) and they are quick on repairs, etc. I also find the company extremely accommodating.... they bend over backwards to make sure their saddle makes you happy. They will design a saddle for you or they will keep sending more out until you are happy. Their website keeps me up to date on all their new stuff, and NO, I'm not a schleese dealer/rep and I have no affiliation to them at all.
Author: happy tack-a-holic
Usefulness Rating: 2.625 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
Tudor Estate Dressage Saddle Dressage Saddles
Passier Dressage Saddle Corona Dressage Saddles
rocky creek hill flirt Dressage Saddles
County Saddlery Perfection saddle - New Zealand agent Dressage Saddles
Prestige 2000D Dressage Saddles
Passier Corona Dressage Saddles
Exselle Exselle Square Raised Bridle and Reins Dressage Saddles
Passier Sirius Dressage Saddles
Black Country Vinici Dressage Saddles
Otto schumacher Profi exklusif Dressage Saddles
Schleese Wave Dressage Saddles
Prestige United Elastic Dressage Saddles
Wintec Isabell CAIR Dressage Saddles
Wintec Dressage Pro Dressage Saddles
Bates Innova Standard Contour Block Dressage Saddles
County Competitor Dressage Saddles
Wintec Pro w/Cair Dressage Saddles
Thornhill Pro-Am Dressure Dressage Saddles
Hildalgo Sattel Hidalgo Venice I Dressage saddle Dressage Saddles
Heritage (bespoke) Saddlery The Cheshire County" VSD Saddle. Dressage Saddles