Draper Therapies® Sponsors “The Right Approach to Hunters” Ride & Learn Clinic Featuring Geoff Teall
Wellington, FL (February 6, 2013) – Draper Therapies®, a leading company providing holistic therapy products for animals and humans, is proud to announce their support for the 2013 Hunter-Jumper competitors by sponsoring the Ride & Learn educational program featuring Geoff Teall entitled “The Right Approach to Hunters. This program, being held on Tuesday, January 29th from 3-5pm, is a part of the 2013 Ride & Learn Series presented by The Palm Beach Riding Academy during the Winter Equestrian Festival. Teall will share his vast amount of experience with up to 12 participants in this mounted riding clinic, as well as conduct an open floor following the clinic where riders and auditors may ask him questions.
Teall is the head trainer and owner of Montaga, Inc., and has been involved in the horse industry for over 35 years. He has trained hunter champions and reserve champions at shows such as Lake Placid, South Hampton, WEF, Capital Challenge, Devon, Harrisburg, Washington, and the National Horse Show. He has also trained equestrian champions and reserves at all major horse shows including the USEF Medal Finals, USEF Talent Search Finals, and several different ASPCA Regional Finals. He has trained several jumper riders from the start of their jumper careers to their first Grand Prix wins. Very involved in the governance of equestrian sport, Teall currently serves on the Board of Directors of the USHJA, USHJA Foundation, and the USEF. In addition, he is chairman or vice-chairman of the Hunter Restructure Committee, Officials Committee, and the Rider’s and Trainer’s Committee. He serves also on the Trainer’s Certification, High Performance Hunter, Planning and Rule Change committees for the USHJA. For the USEF, he is seated on the Licensed Officials Committee, Affiliates Working Group, and the Equitation Task Force. Draper Therapies will be presenting him, along with the 12 participants, with a therapeutic saddle pad so they may experience the benefits they bring to their hunter-jumper horses.
Becky Shipps, product manager for Draper Therapies is excited to bring this level of support and experience to the hunter-jumper circuit. “I truly believe in the products,” explains Shipps, “and horses and horse showing has been a part of my life for over 20 years. I have competed on many local, regional and national levels in the hunter/jumper/equitation circuit, and I enjoy all aspects of competition, and I really want to introduce Draper Equine Therapy products to more hunter/jumper/equitation riders.” She continues, “I especially want to make sure I reach as many people as possible with information about Draper Equine Therapies, because whether they are riding in or out of the show ring, we support equestrians and their equine partners with our line of therapeutic horse and rider products – featuring the innovative 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. Draper equestrian products include scientifically proven therapeutic horse blankets, boots, wraps and saddle pads. In addition to the horse products, Draper also carries blankets, clothing and spa products for people, and will also be providing the Ride and Learn participants with cozy Draper socks!
Draper plans to continue product development in all areas of equine, canine and human markets, and have assembled an impressive Advisory Board consisting of top-level equestrian competitors along with scientists and practitioners. Draper is dedicated to supporting all levels of equestrian sport. More information can be found by visiting their website at www.drapertherapies.com
Photo: Geoff Teal with the participants in the Ride & Learn clinic entitled The Right Approach to Hunters, sponsored by Draper Therapies. (Photo courtesy of Jack Mancini)