Federation of Professional Trainers

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This far-reaching organization is compiled of several sub-groups within its membership – professional trainers of all levels, various grass-roots riding organizations and clubs, aspiring equine professionals in various career paths, and people who simply love horses and want to be involved. Under the directorship of Carolin Schmidt, the organization has grown to over 4000 members and is in direct competition with the FN in its training and certification process of professional trainers and riding masters. Both organizations promote classical riding and are very much concerned with the concept of proper saddle fit and how it relates to horse and rider performance.

Saddlefit 4 Life® has been integrated into the training curriculum of the professional trainers and Jochen Schleese has been travelling to Germany 2-3 times every year to hold one week courses for the students. (It would be wonderful if the complementary associations within North America – the USDF, the USEF, ARIA, CHA and Equine Canada would do some soul-searching and give due consideration to the integration of the very timely topic of proper saddle fit into their training and certification requirements – beginning with the Level 1 Coaching Certificate).

http://www.berufsreiterverband.de/

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“Dear Jochen:  Several years ago I read a review of your book, ordered it immediately, read it several times over & realized that here was someone that was on the same wavelength as myself. This was reemphasized over the last several days. It was a real pleasure to meet you in person, learn from you & feel inspired to continue to keep trying to improve the lot of the horse.” Dr Sue Dyson Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Orthopaedics Associate European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Head of Clinical Orthopaedics Centre for Equine Studies Animal Health Trust Photo: Jochen with Dr. Sue Dyson at his recent clinic as guest of Caroline Lindsay of “Learn Saddle Fitting Resource: CPD MSFConnection (Perfect Movement Solutions)” in the U.K.

— Dr. Sue Dyson - MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS

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