Even though Denise Lenz has been with Schleese Saddlery Service — The Female Saddle Specialist since 2003, she has been associated with the principles of the company since its inception in 1986. Classically trained in dressage in both Europe and North America, Denise has over twenty years of experience working with internationally known trainers such as Jo Hinneman, Dietrich Von Hopfgarten, Bonnie Bonnello, Bodo Hangen, Nancy Smith, and Evi & Hans Pracht. She has extensive show experience in many disciplines including dressage, English, Western and Breed Shows. Denise has competed in Dressage on numerous horses from Training Level thru PSG with some career highlights including winning Reserve Basic Champion Western Canada, Champion Region 18 Arabian Sport Horse Division Training and 1st Level. Her current horse Liam, an Arabian gelding, is presently competing at 3rd level. Denise is a graduate of the Meredith Manor International Equestrian School, in Virginia with a Riding Master III certificate. She is a Schleese Certified Saddlefit Technician, with extensive training and experience in all aspects of fitting and adjusting saddles, as well as a working knowledge in human and equine anatomy and biomechanics – especially as these relate to saddle fit. She also attended the LA Olympics as Canadian Olympic Dressage Team Stable Manager, and has been a guest speaker at various trade shows, conventions and clinics ( including clinics with Heike Kemmer and Gerd Heuschmann, DVM).