Title: Director of Corporate Affairs, Founding Partner
Company: Schleese Saddlery Services Ltd.
Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Sabine Schleese, Director of Corporate Affairs and Founding Partner at Schleese Saddlery Services Ltd., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in entrepreneurship.
Exhibiting an illustrious career in management and sport, Ms. Schleese has served as the director of corporate affairs and founding partner of Schleese Saddlery Services Ltd. since 1986. With a mission is to protect horses and riders from long-term back damage caused by poor-fitting saddles, the company crafts innovative custom saddles for women riders in all disciplines. In addition, she has been the managing director of Saddlefit 4 Life since 2005, a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horses and riders. Ms. Schleese found her career niche upon meeting her husband, a certified master saddler and an internationally ranked three-day event rider at the time. After he was asked to be the official saddler for the 1986 World Dressage Championships to be held in Canada, they decided to establish their company.
Prior to her current career, Ms. Schleese worked for NASA as a liaison between U.S. aeronautical engineers and European Space Agency engineers through the American Consulate in Bremen, Germany. In this role, she worked between government facilities and company departments to facilitate import and export requirements of raw materials and finished goods worldwide, marketing and international trade. Notably, Ms. Schleese was named Female CEO of the Year by the International Trade Council in 2019. She was named Exporter of the Year by the Organization of Women in International Trade and Entrepreneur of the Year in her local region. Attributing her success to hard work and combating obstacles, she hopes to continue to see her business grow by establishing new patents for saddles and empowering women in the field. Ms. Schleese received a Bachelor of Science in biology, with honors, from the University of Guelph in 1977 and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University in 2000.
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