West Palm Beach, FL – Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks and her Hanoverian gelding Balmoral rode away the winners of the FEI Test of Choice at the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II show, held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Draper Equine Therapy, makers of therapeutic horse and rider products featuring the innovative “smart fiber” Celliant™/Holofiber®, sponsored the class and awarded Brooks with a Draper Saddle Pad. “Balmoral is really gaining confidence and we had fun in this test,” said Brooks, who shows out of her own Brookhaven Dressage, in Ontario, Canada. “I gave him the season off when I went to the Olympics, so he missed a whole Florida season. Balmoral was a little behind because of it, but I have had a lot of help from Ashley Holzer, and he is doing wonderful.”
Balmoral showed talent early on, wining the North American bred championship at Devon as a five and six-year-old. “He’s been a really great horse for me,” Brooks said. “He was a great Prix St. Georges horse and has won plenty of CDI’s. Making the transition to the Grand Prix level has been a lot of work for him, but he is really gaining confidence and doing well with it.”
Brooks thanked Draper Equine Therapy for sponsoring her class, and said she looks forward to using the Draper products. “We are really happy that an outstanding talent such as Jacqueline won this class and we look forward to introducing her to our products,” said Kat Wojtylak, Product Manager of Draper Equine Therapy.
Draper products contain Celliant/Holofiber which has been proven to help reduce pain, increase oxygen levels and help balance overall body temperature. “The inorganic natural minerals in Celliant work with the energy released from the body and are designed to recycle this energy back to the body to improve health and overall well being of the wearer,” Wojtylak said. “We have many horse and rider combinations that have benefitted from using our products.”
Draper offers three complete lines of Celliant/Holofiber-enhanced products: Draper Body Therapy; Draper Equine Therapy; and Draper Canine Therapy. Draper Body Therapy offers products ranging from athletic gear to spa therapy, all offering the wonderful benefits of Celliant/Holofiber. The specific product line includes eye pillows, shoulder wraps, t-shirts, blankets, sport supports, sleep liners, socks and back belts. The Draper Equine Therapy line, designed to help horses build stamina and recover faster from exertion and injury, includes everything from leg wraps and blankets, to quarter sheets, hock boots and anti-sweat sheets. Complimentary to their other lines, Draper Canine Therapy offers smaller four-legged friends the same benefits in the form of beds, wraps, jackets and blankets.
For more information on Draper Equine Therapy, visit their website at www.draperequinetherapy.com.