West Palm Beach, FL (December 15, 2009) – Caroline Roffman found herself in the holiday spirit at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge, winning the FEI Prix St. Georges class with a score of 69.737. Roffman won the class sponsored by Draper Equine Therapy, makers of therapeutic horse and rider products featuring the innovative “smart fiber” Celliant™/Holofiber®, on Accent Aigu FRH, a horse given to her earlier in the year by Carrie Schopf. Schopf gave the 14-year-old Hanoverian Grand Prix horse to Roffman because as an American who has several Grand Prix horses in Europe, wanted to give an opportunity to the talented Young Rider, in hopes others will do the same.
Roffman, who trains with Danish Olympian Lars Petersen, was told Accent was an angel at home but a devil in the show ring. Fortunately for Roffman, the two have connected and she has been competing the “hot” horse successfully. “Caroline rode really well,” Petersen said about her ride at the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge. “Accent is a hot horse and Caroline had to be conservative in some places, but she figured that out.”
Roffman, who lives in Wellington, was pleased to win the Draper sponsored class. “We love sponsoring the Wellington dressage shows and it is exciting when a young rider like Caroline wins,” said Kat Wojtylak, Product Manager of Draper Equine Therapy. “Caroline has an exciting story about being given her horse and we wish her the best of luck as she continues her career. I’m sure we will be seeing more of her in the future.”
Draper Equine Therapy produces products for horses including saddle pads, indoor and outdoor blankets, bandages and wraps. Products for riders include T-shirts, socks, blankets, joint support sleeves/wraps, and back belts. In addition, they offer a line of home therapy and spa products including sleep liners, eye pillows, shoulder wraps and blankets.
“Our products such as the saddle pad, which contain Celliant, are proven to reduce pain, increase oxygen levels and help balance overall body temperature,” Wojtylak said. “A saddle pad with these benefits is a great thing for a dressage horse. We hope that Caroline finds it beneficial for Accent.”
Products containing Celliant have no adverse effects as they work directly with the body to make it more efficient and can be used continually. For more information on Draper Equine Therapy, visit their website at www.draperequinetherapy.com.