A Great Season at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival with Draper Therapies Comes to a Close
Wellington, FL (April 21, 2014) – From January 8 through March 30, the equestrian world was tuned in to what was happening at the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The biggest winter event in the equestrian community flooded the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida with talented competitors and eager spectators. Draper Therapies—a company that manufactures therapeutic products for equines, canines, and humans—was heavily involved in this twelve-week show (the largest and longest-running competition in the world).
Draper Therapies served as a sponsor of the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, and showed a desire to encourage and support accomplished equestrians by giving out several awards to competitors throughout the show. The most prestigious awards at WEF were the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Champion Awards, which were given to the riders who finished the season at the top of their divisions based on the points and prize money they had earned. Draper Therapies—which each individual award was named after—presented the awards to the recipients. “I am very excited to have this opportunity.” Becky Shipps of Draper Therapies commented about Draper’s involvement in the 2014 WEF.
Draper Therapies also presented its own awards, called Draper Therapies Knock Your Socks Off Awards, throughout the twelve weeks of WEF. These awards were given to riders who demonstrated outstanding effort, good sportsmanship, or exceptional skills in the arena. Two riders won the Knock Your Socks Off Award during each week of WEF, making 24 award recipients in all. Each winner was given a prize package full of Draper Therapies products that are useful for both the horse and the rider.
Draper Therapies would like to congratulate all of the following recipients of the Draper Therapies Knock Your Socks Off Awards:
WEF 1: Peter Pletcher & Havens Schatt
WEF 2: Decland McParland & Meredith Pless
WEF 3: Beth Bidgood & Claire Nogay
WEF 4: Kelli Cruciotti & Keri Sutherland
WEF 5: Kristy Herrera & Emma Roberts
WEF 6: Victoria Colvin & Lillie Keenan
WEF 7: Missy Luczak-Smith & Elizabeth Reed
WEF 8: Mario Garcia & Roberto Teran Jr.
WEF 9: Lauren Hough & Todd Minikus
WEF 10: Sienna Pilla & Brooke Giacin
WEF 11: Lyn Pedersen & Emma Whillans
WEF 12: Candice King & Alexandria Quayle
Award winner Missy Luczak-Smith expressed the Knock Your Socks Off Award mentality when she said “Hopefully everybody’s out here doing this for fun. I think that if you have a good positive attitude, it’s reflected to your horse. We’re all very lucky to be out here doing this.”
Yet another way that Draper Therapies gave back to the equestrian community at WEF was by sponsoring a clinic in the Ride & Learn series. The clinic was given by the celebrated hunter rider and trainer Tommy Serio. It was held in the Van Kampen Covered Arena at The Stadium at the PBIEC on February 11, 2014. “The students were great.” Serio said after the clinic. “You just sort of pass your ideas on to them as far as position goes, as far as preparing them for a clinic or horse showing and things of that nature.” At the end of the clinic, Becky Shipps presented Serio and each clinic participant with a complimentary product from Draper.
Draper Therapies offers therapeutic products that contain Celliant, which has been shown to effectively increase tissue oxygen levels in those who are in contact with it. Increased tissue oxygen levels can improve performance, speed up muscle recovery, and relieve pain. Overall, Celliant can improve the natural systems of the body. The Celliant-containing products that Draper Therapies provides include blankets, horse boots and wraps, saddle pads, dog beds, supports and braces for people, and clothing.
To learn more about Draper Therapies, visit at www.drapertherapies.com or call 781-828-0029.