Jessica Cherry and Alex Broadwell Presented with the Best Foot Forward Award From Draper Therapies®
Wellington, FL (February 18, 2013) – Draper Therapies®, a leading company providing holistic therapy products for animals and humans, was excited to present their Best Foot Forward Award to both Jessica Cherry and Alex Broadwell for their outstanding performances and positive attitudes during the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. “My goal is to always ride my best and make sure my horse is happy!” said Cherry after she won the award. Cherry showed her beloved 9-year-old Holsteiner, Blue Note, in the Amateur Owner Hunter 36 class. “I’m totally blessed to have him,” she smiled about the horse, “He’s the greatest horse ever!” Cherry and Blue Note train with Bill Schaub of Over the Hill Farm, and they are excited to continue the season riding in a new Draper Therapies saddle pad which was given as a part of the award.
Also winning the Best Foot Forward award was Alex Broadwell, a recent college graduate who is in Florida for two weeks and showing as a part of her graduation present from her parents. “She just loves to ride, as you can see!” said Kathy Broadwell, Alex’s mother, after her show. Broadwell rode Larry Call Me Maybe, a horse owned by Amy Momrow and Monty Kelly of Stepping Stone Farm, based in Albany, New York. Stepping Stone Farm is in Wellington during the 2013 winter season. “They have this beautiful horse that they just brought over from Europe,” Broadwell explained, “and they’re allowing me to ride him while I’m here for 2 weeks. I’m just so fortunate to be able to ride this magnificent horse!” Broadwell showed Larry in the Adult Hunters 18-25 class, and the positive attitude of both horse and rider was undeniable, which earned them the honor of the Best Foot Forward recognition.
The Best Foot Forward award is presented two times per week throughout the season and recognizes equestrians in a very unique way for simply bringing a positive spirit and attitude to the shows. “This award is something we felt responsible and honored to give out to people who possess a positive attitude,” says Becky Shipps, Product Manager of Draper Therapies. “We’re here to motivate people to smile more and what better way to do that than with free products?” Shipps explains that this award is given to any horse/rider combination that is willing to go over and above to reach out and make others smile. “It can be grooms, trainers, owners, or riders, but they have to be on a horse or have a horse in hand,” she continues. “We’re looking to find someone whose smile touches their eyes. It’s basically good vibes you feel radiating off a person, not just one little smile and you’re done, and definitely not just the smile you hope people are wearing throughout their tests. We are looking for someone who is generally enjoying their sport, both the ups and downs, and really showing off their positive attitude.”
“Draper Equine Therapy® proudly salutes every horse and rider who work together in the pursuit of their dreams,” Shipps continues, “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. 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 1: Alex Broadwell a recent college graduate who is in Florida for two weeks and showing as a part of her graduation present from her parents, and her horse, Call Me Maybe were presented with the Best Foot Forward Award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Photo 2: Cherry showed her beloved 9-year-old Holsteiner, Blue Note, in the Amateur Owner Hunter 36 class and won the Draper Best Foot Forward Award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
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