West Palm Beach, FL – Tina Konyot, and her Danish stallion Calecto V, rode away the winners of the Open Grand Prix class at the Gold Coast Dressage Association Opener CDI at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Draper Equine Therapy, makers of therapeutic horse and rider products featuring the innovative “smart fiber” textile Celliant™/Holofiber®, sponsored Konyot’s class and awarded her with a Draper Saddle Pad. Konyot said she rode conservatively in the Grand Prix because it is still early in the year. “I’m very happy with our ride and it was a good class. I am much appreciative that Draper sponsored the class and I look forward to trying their saddle pad.”
Konyot teaches and trains at her farm in North Stonington, Connecticut and at her parents’ farm in Stuart, Florida. She believes Calecto has the quality to be a spectacular contender for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
Konyot is accustomed to being in the winner’s circle, and her accomplishments include being short-listed for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Trials and the 2004 Athens Olympic Trials. “We are really excited that Tina won this class as she had a very impressive ride. We foresee a great year ahead for the pair,” said Kat Wojtylak, Product Manager of Draper Equine Therapy. “The Gold Coast Dressage Association Opener was a very exciting show and it was a great start to the season ahead. South Florida is the place to be during the winter months with national and international talents getting in top form for the WEG. Draper is thrilled to be supporting the amazing talents that attend these shows and can’t wait to see how the rest of the season goes.”
Draper Equine Therapy produces products for horses including saddle pads, sheets, blankets, bandages and wraps. Products for riders include T-shirts, socks, sleep liners, joint support sleeves/wraps, and back belts. “Draper products are made of Celliant/Holofiber which has been proven to help reduce pain, increase oxygen levels and help balance overall body temperature,” Wojtylak said. “These inorganic natural minerals 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.”
For more information on Draper Equine Therapy, visit their website at www.draperequinetherapy.com.