Draper Therapies® Presents the Best Foot Forward Award to Melissa Matos and Laura Karet During Winter Equestrian Festival
Wellington, FL (April 3, 2013) – Draper Therapies®, a leading company providing holistic therapy products for animals and humans, was excited to present their Best Foot Forward Award to Melissa Matos of Stuart, Florida and Laura Karet of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania for demonstrating true horsemanship along with always bringing a positive attitude to the shows during the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Matos was excited to win a new Draper Therapies saddle pad,
and plans to use it on her new beautiful Anglo-Arabian horse, Whisper, who she is riding in the Low Adult Amateur Hunters. “My parents teach me how to be a good sport with everything,” explained Matos about winning the award, “My dad was a tri-athlete for years, so I understand a lot about competitive sportsmanship. That, and years of riding has taught me that a positive attitude is the best attitude to have!” Matos is training with Sean Jones at Palm Beach Riding Academy. Jones also recognizes that her positive attitude contributes to her competitive success. “Melissa is a very quick learner, and she has a lovely horse. She keeps getting better and better every week,” he said. They were both appreciative to Draper for also noticing that Matos always puts her Best Foot Forward when she and Whisper are at the shows, giving it their best.
Also winning the Best Foot Forward award was Laura Karet, who is in Wellington for the season showing her two Warmbloods, Caliber and Red Carpet. “I do this because I love doing it, and I love being with the people and just being around horses,” Karet explained about her secret to a positive attitude. “It’s always better to smile and be supportive of the team around you and all of your friends. It’s just more fun that way!” Back home in Pittsburg, Karet is the Chief Executive of the Giant Eagle super market chain, and she trains with Tom Wright of Uphill Farm which is based in Nashville, TN. She is also the mother of three children who are beginning to ride and show horses, themselves. Karet said that she is honored to win the Best Foot Forward Award from Draper, and is looking forward to using the therapeutic products they offer.
Draper’s line of innovative products include items for horses, dogs, and people, all of which feature their revolutionary textile, Celliant. Celliant is the world’s most technologically advanced fiber that is a proprietary blend of minerals which have been extruded into a polyester fiber. Celliant encourages not only alleviation of pain and other negative symptoms, but an actual
improvement of the body’s natural systems. Celliant’s oxygen studies were done independently by three separate doctors and all tests came to the same conclusion, that Celliant increases tissue oxygen levels which has been shown to increase performance, relieve pain and improve muscle recovery. More information can be found by visiting their website at www.drapertherapies.com
Photo 1: Melissa Matos, her mount Whisper and Sean Jones of the Palm Beach Riding Academy accepting the Draper Best Foot Forward Award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Photo 2: Laura Karet was presented with the Best Foot Forward Award during the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
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