Wellington, FL - Adrienne Pot has been working with Something Special C (Ferro x Gicara II) for only nine months, but she says the Dutch Warmblood’s ideal body condition makes him an excellent dressage partner. “I’m very pleased with him — he has such good fitness, the heat doesn’t bother him at all!” the USDF Gold medalist said of Something Special C’s recent performance at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. The pair’s smooth ride in the Grand Prix test earned them the TheraPlate Award, which recognizes horse-and-rider partners who personify TheraPlate Revolution’s core principles of ideal soundness, fitness, performance, and strength. As the TheraPlate judges presented Pot with the award, which included a silver engraved plate to commemorate her fitness achievements with Something Special C, they paused to admire the bay gelding’s shiny, healthy coat.
“Keeping him healthy is important,” said Pot, who is based in Barrington Hills, Illinois. “He does use a TheraPlate over at Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex - and at home we just take care of him and make sure he gets plenty of rest and food.”
Although Pot is working with other horses this season, she is competing only with Something Special C, who is owned by Elizabeth Bramsen. She is pleased with the horse’s recent progress, especially with his passage, saying he has been “stronger and rounder and more in front of the leg.” The pair’s next CDI will be their last at the Wellington circuit for the year, but Pot said she may take Something Special C to train in Europe after the winter dressage season is over.
TheraPlate Revolution presents TheraPlate Awards each CDI week of the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival series, recognizing horse-and-rider partners who personify TheraPlate Revolution’s core principles and educating riders, trainers, and barn managers about TheraPlate’s valuable conditioning benefits. TheraPlate Revolution, based in Weatherford, Texas, is committed to helping horses and people reach ultimate health and body condition to deliver peak performance.
Consistent use of a TheraPlate platform increases circulation, bone density, and muscle mass; reduces swelling, inflammation, and pain; and encourages rapid healing. TheraPlate is effective on horses, humans, and other animals and is praised in equestrian circles as the “best money ever spent” for the treatment and prevention of injury.
Wellington’s Winter Equestrian Festival attendees can see a TheraPlate therapy platform in action and learn about the technology behind the product on March 26 at the Lunch and Learn event titled 'Sound Year Round' sponsored by TheraPlate.
For more about the next revolution in therapy platforms, visit www.theraplate.com or call (800) 920-3685.