Sabine Schleese, B.Sc., MBA  
Co-Founder and 
Director of Corporate Affairs  
Schleese Saddlery Service 
Sabine Schleese has been involved with Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd. since its inception in 1986, together with her husband Jochen and more recently the addition of their former banker and now partner Earl Rothery. Sabine is responsible for all legal and fiduciary requirements as they pertain to their US entity, and ensures compliance with timely tax filings and submissions. Her job description involves a little of everything — marketing/PR, administration, operations, and client services in her role as Director of Corporate Affairs. In 2000, Sabine completed her Executive MBA at Queen’s University. Sabine attends various association meetings on behalf of the shareholders to keep abreast of what’s new and exciting in the industry itself, and is taking a position as director on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce this year.  
Sabine has been the recipient of many business awards over the years on behalf of the company, including an Award of Merit from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, a Global Trader’s Award, “Woman of the Year” in York Region in the entrepreneurial category in 2000, and “Exporter of the Year” in 2008 from the Organization of Women in International Trade. She has been on Profit Magazine’s List of Top 100 Women Business Owners in Canada for the past 10 years. 
Sabine shares Jochen's passion in 
  • Helping horses, sharing information and educating riders, equine professionals and the industry on saddle fitting principles to achieve and maintain equine back health. 
  • Protecting horse and rider from pain and long term damage through ongoing saddle fit analysis, and optimal saddle fit solutions. 
  • Raise industry awareness on how proper saddle fitting improves equine freedom of movement, comfort, performance and vitality.