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Sabine Schleese Makes Profit Magazine Top W100 List for the 10th Time”

September 22, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

Sabine Schleese

Sabine Schleese

Schleese is proud to announce the inclusion of our Director of Corporate Affairs and co-founder of the company Sabine Schleese on the prestigious 16th annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT, Canadian Business and Chatelaine. This is the 10th year that Sabine has been on the list, coming in at #98 for the 2013/2014 fiscal year.

Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business, the November issue of Chatelaine and online at PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.

This year’s W100 represent the absolute best of Canada’s business community,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Female entrepreneurs are too often stereotyped as ‘mompreneurs’ pursuing part-time hobby businesses. But the W100 demonstrate just how vital they are to driving innovation and growth in the Canadian economy.

Sabine Schleese has a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Guelph and an MBA from Queen’s University. She has also recently completed a course in Equine Behaviour offered through the University of Guelph’s Equine Sciences Diploma.  Her educational articles are regularly featured in a number of equine publications across the US and Canada.

In the past Schleese has been twice featured on Discovery Channel (Harrowsmith Country Life and How it’s Made) and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal Marketplace section, recognized for its innovations. The company was named “Best of the Best Manufacturer of the Year 2008” by Tack ‘n’ Togs magazine and has been the recipient of many other business and industry awards over the 28 years the company has been operating in North America. Schleese continues to grow not only as the largest North American manufacturer with a network of saddle fit technicians, but also through expanding its ‘product line’ to include ongoing Saddlefit 4 Life education and training for riders and equine professionals all over the world. This increased diversification positions Schleese as a global leader providing industry education to improve the health and well- being of horses and riders worldwide.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. PROFIT appears inside every issue of Canadian Business and is online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the countryWith a readership of more than 750,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Canadian Business provides concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About Chatelaine

The country’s leading women’s media brand, Chatelaine makes “Everyday Extraordinary” for Canadian women and has been doing so for more than 85 years. Today, Chatelaine is a six-platform brand: available on television, radio, tablet and smartphone, plus in print and online. Chatelaine has a lively presence on social media sites, and Chatelaine.com is Canada’s most engaged digital community for women 18+. With a team of “extraordinary” experts, Chatelaine brings together the very best of food (from The Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE Café), style, decor, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good, feel great and make every day a little bit special. Chatelaine also has a line of retail products. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications.

About Jochen Schleese

Jochen Schleese graduated from Passier as a Certified Master Saddler and came to Canada in 1986 to establish and register the trade of saddlery in North America, operating the only authorized saddlery training facility in Ontario. Schleese Saddlery Service 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 North America to maintain optimal saddle fit to horse and rider. Saddlefit 4 Life educational programs and certification courses are held throughout North America, Europe and Brazil. www.Saddlesforwomen.com   www.Saddlefit4life.com www.Schleese.com  800-225-2242


“The Jump for Hope” Equestrian Aid Foundation Fundraiser Hits NYC During the Central Park Horse Show

September 16, 2014 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

The HAUS nightclub in New York City.

The HAUS nightclub in New York City.

Soiree Hosted by Equestrian Elite Will Feature Special Performance by World Famous “Rockjazz” Pianist Sensation, ELEW

New York, NY, August 27 – The Jump for Hope, a fundraising event for the Equestrian Aid Foundation, will take place on Friday, September 19th at HAUS nightclub in New York City. The event will coincide with the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, which will draw an international equestrian crowd from around the world.

At the culmination of the Friday night $50,000 “NYC vs. The World” Speed class, riders, spectators, and New York’s social elite will make their way downtown to the newly opened HAUS nightclub for an evening of revelry. Located at the intersection of Soho and Tribeca within the historic 100-year-old Brunner Building that once housed the legendary Canal Room, the 5,300 square foot lounge and nightclub will provide a lavish venue for the party, which will include specialty cocktails made with Bai antioxidant beverages, bites by Franco Vitella Catered Affairs, and a special performance by ELEW.

ELEW has become one of the most sought after acts in the country. Similar to the way a rock front man treats a guitar, ELEW works the grand piano with an explosively physical style, reenergizing songs by Coldplay, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, and more. He’s has toured with Josh Groban, performed at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama, and counts Dave Matthews, Naomi Campbell, and Leonardo Dicaprio as fans.

The evening will be hosted by HAUS’ Margaret Horowitz and Kevin Crawford, along with a committee of equestrians including: Karen O’Conner, Nic Roldan, Nick Dello Joio, Jamie Krauss Hess, Jenny Oz LeRoy, Stacey Werner, Susan Cowie, Kate Conover, Joni Maloney, Erin Stewart, and Michelle Grayson.

The mission of the Equestrian Aid Foundation is to provide grant-based assistance to horsemen and equine-related professionals suffering from illness or catastrophic injuries. The EAF is dedicated to helping people of all ages and from all backgrounds and disciplines, offering funding for medical, rehabilitation and essential expenses. Their goal is to empower their recipients and provide necessary tools to overcome adversity.

“The Equestrian Aid Foundation is grateful to the committee for providing us with a wonderful event to not only raise funds for our cause but also awareness for our organization in NYC,” said Stephanie Riggio Bulger, President Equestrian Aid Foundation. “The Central Park Horse Show will be a celebratory week for the equestrian community in New York, and we are delighted to contribute to that spirit.”

Tickets are available for $150; tables range from $1200 – $3000 (limited availability). For event information and to purchase tickets, click here. For VIP table arrangements, contact: m@haus-nyc.com or call 201.406.3177.

For media inquiries, contact Jamie Krauss Hess at Jamie@narrativemediagroup.com or 917.743.2218.

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Jump for Hope

Jump for Hope