Kelly Jones and Rachael Barnes Win Draper Therapies® Best Foot Forward Awards
Wellington, FL (March 29, 2013) – Draper Therapies®, a leading company providing holistic therapy products for animals and humans, was excited to present 17 year old, Rachael Barnes of Buffalo, New York, and 22 year old Kelly Jones of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania with the Best Foot Forward Award. This award recognizes outstanding riders who demonstrate positive attitudes during the shows, and both Jones and Barnes were seen throughout the show, before during and after their rides, with smiles always on their faces.
Barnes, who was previously named Champion Children’s Jumper earlier this season, showed the horse Mac Miller in the equitation class. “All the people I’m surrounded with are really great people and fun to be around,” she explained about the reason behind her smiles. Barnes trains with Nikko Ritter who also shares his student’s positive attitude, “I just try to stay happy,” he said, “and if you can’t be happy here, where can you be?!” Barnes added that she is excited to try out the new Draper Therapy saddle pad she won on Mac Miller and her other mount, Camona, during the rest of the season.
Also winning a Draper Saddle pad was Kelly Jones, who showed in the low adult hunters riding Bonafide, aka “Bonnie,” owned by Richard Schechter. “When you do this for so long, you just have to learn to appreciate everything about it,” she explained about showing horses which she has done since she was 5. “You have to go out and try and do the best you can, and that’s what you have to be happy with,” she added, “and I just love what I do!” Jones is looking forward to experiencing the therapeutic benefits of the Draper saddle pad as well.
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: Kelly Jones and her support group after being presented with the Draper Best Foot Forward Award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Photo 2: Rachael Barnes with her mother and trainer after presented with the Draper Best Foot Forward Award. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
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