Durham, NC (September 22, 2009) – Dressage rider Laura Noyes recently followed in the hoof prints of some of the sports top riders by becoming a “product partner” with ThinLine©, a company known for their technologically advanced shock absorbing saddle pads. A 22-year-old rider from Maine, Noyes was the 2009 winner of the Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy, presented to a Junior/Young Rider who exemplifies the USET Foundation’s ideals of sportsmanship and horsemanship.Noyes is thrilled to be partnering with ThinLine and said, “ThinLine is a product I truly believe in.”
Noyes knows first hand the benefits ThinLine products and is excited to be a ThinLine “product partner” and participate on the ThinLine research and development team. “ We rely on the feedback from top riders in every discipline to help us develop the most effective equipment,” says Elaine Lockhead, President of ThinLine.
“The benefits that ThinLine products give to both horse and rider are undeniable,” Noyes said. “I use the Trifecta Cotton Ultra Half Pad with sheepskin rolls on my FEI horse Syncro. It provides incredible shock absorption, while still giving me a great close feeling to Syncro’s back. With the sheepskin rolls, the pad will not shift out of place and provides great stability. You are also able to adjust the pad to fit your horse perfectly with the ThinLine inserts.”
Lockhead is pleased that Noyes is joining the roster of Team ThinLine. “Laura has already accomplished so much in her career. She is a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University and has already represented the United States twice -- in 2006 and 2008 at the Young Rider World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany,” Lockhead said, adding that Noyes is a great representative for ThinLine because her experiences with ThinLine products have been so positive.
ThinLine products are known for benefiting both the horse and rider, and Noyes is quick to praise the shock absorbing benefits. “I use the Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad on my young horse Galveston, and like the Trifecta, it helps keep my back and my horse’s back pain free. The saddle pads also help me stay stable and sit correctly so my seat can swing easily with my horse’s movement.”
ThinLine products are supple, lightweight, breathable pressure distributing no slip foam that has multiple benefits and no drawbacks. “The unique texture and suppleness of our ThinLine technology allows the product to conform to the horses body and when warmed to body temperature ThinLine products will form to the horses head, back, legs or girth area to create a custom fit and feel.”
ThinLine technology is not limited to saddle pads, but also includes a line of tack and horse boots. Noyes uses the Cobra SMB Support Boots, and said, “I use these boots on my horses for turnout. Fungus on horses’ legs, especially in the summer, can be a huge problem. My horses can be turned out with these boots on all day and their legs stay cool, clean, and fungus free.”
Noyes, who trains with George Williams, also won the Fiona Bann Pursuit of Excellence Trophy for the highest average score of all three tests at the North American Young Rider’s Dressage Championships. In 2008, she won the Individual Freestyle Gold Medal at NAYRC with a score of 74.74%, the highest score in the history of NAYRC. She also helped her team earn a Silver Medal at NAYRC and was the Reserve National Young Rider Champion in 2008.
For more information on ThinLine, visit their website at www.thinlineinc.com.