As a company launching new technology in the therapeutic market we have found that through our travels and experiences we gain an ever growing informational database that is key to our success and showing the world how wonderful Celliant® truly is; after all, knowledge is power. By adding to our already extensive knowledge base, we have created an Advisory Board to better round out our information; complete with individuals from a competitive, international, and/or research based background. The Board will continually allow us to gather valuable information to move our products and philosophies forward in a positive and effective way. They are able to expose us to new ideas and different perspectives within their area of expertise that we may not have had otherwise. Not only do these individuals stand behind our products (which is our first requirement) they also help us to develop products that will benefit our clients the most.

"Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands; and there is no knowledge that is not power."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Members of our Advisory Board come to us with the basic belief that the Draper products are truly special and stand behind our Draper Dogma which is the basis of who Draper Therapies is. It's not a sponsorship. It's a community to bridge long term connections through dedication of honest communication and expertise. Money is not a factor in keeping our relationships alive and well and because of that we operate without agendas, focusing on becoming better people and growing through our combined expertise. If you'd like to learn more about our Draper Dogma or have questions on the professionals who have become members of our Advisory Board, please email info@drapertherapies.com.


Arianna Almeida

Birthday:

August 27th

Current Residence:

Mansfield, MA

Home Town:

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Biography:

Arianna Almeida began riding at the age of four when a guest at her parents� B&B suggested they come and watch his Hanoverian sale. As soon as Arianna petted one of the horses, hearts allegedly sprung out of her head and all she could talk about was riding! Arianna rode all throughout high school, eventing through the preliminary level. She bought her amazing horse Drummer�s Call (�Ringo�) at the end of her time at Cornell University and was fortunate to become a working student for four star eventer Mikki Kuchta. Ringo and Arianna tackled the preliminary level together and then got the amazing opportunity to become a working student for Jennie Brannigan. That fall, the pair won three preliminary events and then placed first at Chattahoochee CIC* by 9 points. Since then, Arianna and Ringo have successfully moved up to intermediate, placing 3rd at GMHA and 4th at Full Gallop. Arianna hopes to tackle a CIC** this summer and gallop Ringo around Fair Hill International CCI** this fall.

Top Accomplishments:

2013 4th Place Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials Intermediate, 2012 3rd Place GMHA Horse Trials Intermediate, 2011 Area I USEA 1st Place Preliminary Adult Amateur Rider, 2011 Area I USEA 3rd Place Intermediate Adult Amateur Rider, 2011 1st Place CIC* Chattahoochee Hill Horse Trials

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Recovery Wraps, Saddle Pads

Role Model:

"Jennie Brannigan. After working for Jennie and watching her ride for a year, I still can�t figure out how she is such an amazing rider! She makes every part of eventing look easy."

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

"Make Ringo the happiest and healthiest he can be! I would love to take Ringo advanced as well, but first tackle a bunch of intermediates!"

Anything Else You'd Like to Share:

"Aside from riding, I am obsessed with biology and education! I love to teach, and I love to watch students learn."

Madeline Backus

Birthday:

February 5th

Current Residence:

Larkspur, CO but in February and March I head to Florida to train and compete

Website:

Madeline's Facebook

Home Town:

Larkspur, CO

Biography:

I started learning how to ride when I was eighteen months old, and began competing in Eventing when I was seven years old. I�ve been privileged to train at Pendragon Stud Equestrian Center in beautiful Colorado since I began riding. I have also been in Pony Club since I was four, and rated up to my C3/HB in 2010, and B in 2011 with my goal set on achieving my A rating. I have competed through CCI* with my horse Ari (PS Arianna) who I�ve had since she was a yearling. In 2010, Ari had the top honors of being our areas� Preliminary Horse of the Year. I also had the honor of taking my Pinto pony, PS American Girl who had never evented before to be the Junior Training Level Reserve Champion at the American Eventing Championships back in 2008. I have always loved Eventing, and have many goals for the next several years. I have already challenged myself to qualify for Young Riders which I did in 2011 and eventually compete at Rolex and the Olympics.

Top Accomplishments:

Reserve Champion with PS American Girl at AEC in 2008, Preliminary Level Reserve Champion for Area IX with PS Arianna in 2010,Pony Club CB/H3 rating, Won my first IP level at Abbe Ranch in 2011 and at the NAJYR Championships placed 9th overall in the 1* division.

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Recovery Wraps, Stable Blanket, Hock Boots, Polo Wraps

Role Model:

Alison Springer

Goal in Life:

To do well and eventually compete at Rolex and the Olympics.

Anything Else You'd Like to Share

I just achieved one of my goals last month of being able to compete at the NAJYR Championships in Kentucky. With finishing 9th overall at the 1* level, I�m really looking forward to competing at the 2* level next year! I also play clarinet and was 1st chair (principle clarinetist) the last two years for my school. I can�t wait to climb the ladder in Eventing and continue with my goals. I also lettered in academics this year at my high school (Palmer Ridge) for having a 4.0 GPA.

Charlotte Bathalon

Birthday:

December 7th, 1981

Current Residence:

South Burlington, Vermont

Website:

http://www.charlottebathalon.com

Home Town:

Monkton, Vermont

Biography:

Charlotte started riding when she was just a mere seven years old and obtained her first pony a year later. She learned about responsibility from the start, and spent most of her time at the barn learning about all aspects of the horse world. After college, she declared herself as a professional in the eventing world. On October 15, 2007 she was unfortunately involved in a traumatic ATV accident that left her in a coma for a week and a wheelchair dependent paraplegic. The accident did shake her up, but did not keep Charlotte out of the saddle for long. No matter what, she has remained true to her passion and not let anything get in her way as her list of accomplishments in riding continue to grow.

Top Accomplishments:

Bit of Britain Young Rider Scholarship recipient, 2002 Individual and Team Gold Medalist in the CCI* Level at the NA Young Rider Championships, 2002 United States Eventing Association Intermediate Adult Amateur Rider of the Year, 2006 Worth the Trust Young Adult Scholarship recipient, Longlisted to the 2012 Paralympic Team

Favorite Draper Therapies Products:

Saddle Pads and Nap Blanket

Role Model:

Jan Byyny. I worked for her during for a span of time until my accident in October 2007. She has had nothing handed to her and has worked for everything she has. I learned so much about horses and about life from her. She doesn't complain about what she doesn't have, she just keeps going for more because that is her life and that is how I want to live my life. Yeah, I am paralyzed and that stinks but, I have an amazing husband and great horse so, I'm going for it! I worked for her when she did her first four-star three-day event, so I've seen her make herself into who she is now, against the odds. That is what I want to do and I have her leading the way.

Goal in Life:

My goal in life has always been to ride on the US Equestrian Team. I was not going to let anything, even getting paralyzed, get in my way.

Anything Else You'd Like to Share

I always felt like Ben and I were supposed to do something great together. We had such incredible success when I was young, but Ben's eventing career ended prematurely due to injury. At age 20, I have pulled Ben out of retirement for the third time to be my Para partner. He will be the first to admit that he isn't the fanciest warmblood out there with long, floaty steps but he will never spook and he is a very good mudder! This is my first year as a Para rider and "Saint Ben" is absolutely perfect. He has an incredible presence in the ring and metronome paces and that makes it easier for me to be more accurate in my tests, which actually holds a lot of weight in the Para tests. I am thankful to be able to try and fulfill my lifelong riding goal with Ben as my partner.

Troy and Tiffany Brandenburg

Current Residence:

St. Louis area

Website:

Brandenburg Equine Therapy

Home Town:

Tiffany is from Waterloo, IL and Troy is from Queensland, Australia

Biography:

Brandenburg Equine Therapy offers a multitude of holistic equine treatments including Reiki Massage, acupressure, pulsing magnetic therapy, laser therapy, common sense stretches, as well as equine hair mineral analysis. They strive to "help the horse help you", that is, to provide the best holistic care to equine athletes, with a specific focus on improving circulation and blood flow. "I don’t believe that anything I do will replace modern equine medicine. However, I believe my therapy works well and complements the current knowledge at hand. I have devoted my life to working on horses and learning everything I can to improve both my knowledge and skills. Thus far my quest has taken me to Australia, Europe, and the USA. I have a long way to go. But everything I do is for the benefit of the horse. I feel that if the horse is healthier, he feels better, and he is happier with thyself, then he will be more responsive to the rider i.e. better performance for you." - Troy Brandenburg

Top Accomplishments:

Troy was Rookie of the Year Team Roping in Australia and a hIghly esteemed Jockey while in Australia

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Western Pads, Draped in Health Blanket, Stable Sheet

Goal in Life:

"Our biggest goal is educating our customers about how to better take care of their equine friends. Teaching them to recognize the simple things and getting them to realize that our horses speak volumes to us - we just need to learn to listen. They tell us when they are in a good mood, playful mood, and when something is wrong. We just need to take to the time to learn what they are saying to us." - Tiffany Brandenburg

Linda Caddel

Birthday:

November 14

Current Residence:

Georgetown, Kentucky

Website:

Caddel Equine Therapy Center LLC Website

Home Town:

Webster City, Iowa

Biography:

Linda and her husband Steve own and operate Caddel Equine Therapy Center, established in 1996, located 10 miles north of the Kentucky Horse Park. Linda grew up on her family's grain and livestock farm in Iowa, the same farm established in 1860 by her great, great grandfather; she graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Journalism and a minor in Animal Science. As a youth, Linda was very active with her horses through the 4-H and youth Quarter Horse programs. Linda describes, "in my previous lifetime, I worked for a variety of horse and cattle magazines; my favorite experiences were during my time as Associate Editor and later Editor of Horseman magazine in Houston. It was as Editor that Linda met her future husband Steve Caddel, then Broodmare Manager of Granada Equine Services near College Station. While at Horseman Linda traveled the United States writing about, photographing, and even riding with the country's top horsemen. When the Caddels moved to Kentucky in 1988, Linda continued working in journalism and marketing. Clients included major Thoroughbred farms and organizations including the American Association of Equine Practitioners. In 1996, Linda and her husband, who works for Farmers Feed Mill, put their technical skills in equine management and nutrition to use to fill a void in Kentucky's horse industry. The business focused on post surgical and post-hospital care but it quickly evolved into long-term recovery and rehabilitation of equine athletes. Steve and Linda's daughters actively participate in the horse industry. Oldest daughter Katey currently works with Bill Mott's racing stable and Jessica continues to work in the family business though she is now a sophomore at Bellarmine University. Caddel Equine Therapy Center is a 54-acre facility that specializes in high-maintenance horses of all disciplines and classes. Professional staff includes the Equine Therapy Supervisor, full-time barn and maintenance personnel, horsemen who specialize in therapeutic riding, and specialized Physical Therapists. It is a privilege to work with the country's top veterinarians and associated professionals in caring for all types of horses, from elite athletes to the back-yard horse.

Top Accomplishments:

The bar has risen dramatically since 1996. I take great pride that we have maintained the trust of a very elite group of veterinarians, trainers and owners. Not only have we had great success in being a part of the successful recovery of our patients but we have protected the privacy of our residents. This is a business which depends on a "leap of faith," and Steve and I do everything in our power to be completely honest and candid with our clients. I say Equine Rehabilitation is a Team effort and that team includes our owners, veterinarians, therapists, farriers, staff, trainers, and all of our support industry. Everything we do with a patient is under Veterinarian Prescription and our clients respect that. That said, we have a team of veterinarians that welcome open dialogue and trust us to follow our agreed-upon protocols to the letter

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

I have to say it is the entire line of Draper products; The first products we tried were the Recovery Wraps that our Physical Therapist purchased at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. We used the wraps extensively on a chronic cellulitis case. We were pleased with the results and progressed to polos, the quarter sheet, the stable blanket, and into the human products. We have given the nap blankets as gifts to friends and have used the wrist, elbow and knee braces on ourselves. The relief has been absolutely remarkable. I even have some of my veterinarians prescribing the polos to their clients. Importantly, in addition to be effective, the fabric is durable enough to hold up to daily washing and drying. We continue to use the original sets of polos and Recovery wraps we purchased in 2010 and they still look new.

Role Model:

My husband Steve. Steve is the best horseman, the most honorable person and the best teacher I have met. He grew up on his family's ranch in Uvalde, TX, and is a very creative individual in terms of managing horses. I have always been a keen observer of a horse but Steve has taught me how to safely and effectively work around even the most difficult of individuals. When we started our business, Steve was the front person because he could articulate protocols and disorders to our clients. I did the hands-on behind the scenes work. He gave me the confidence to develop the vocabulary and skill to talk to our clients and to implement complicated recovery protocols with our team of doctors and professionals. My other Role Model would be my dad, Dale Blake. He instilled in me "Can't Never Could."

Goal in Life:

Our mission at Caddel Equine Therapy Center, LLC is to provide a healing environment for our patients, to provide a safe and stimulating working environment for our staff and to enhance the health and welfare of horses world-wide through protocols developed at our center. On a personal level, my goal is to enjoy more time with my own horses, family and friends.

Anything Else You'd Like to Share

I count my blessings for being able to work with the very brave horses in our care.

Jenna Cadwallader

Birthday:

February 23, 1984

Home Town:

Pheonix, AZ

Biography:

Barrel racing is Jenna's passion. She began competing at an early age as her father is an avid team roper and encouraged involvement with horses. She worked her way through junior and high school rodeo, then attended Central Arizona College on a rodeo scholarship. She competed at the College National Finals multiple times and joined the Women's Pro Rodeo Association (WPRA) in 2003. She has since ventured into the Futurity and Derby aspects of barrel racing and enjoys the opportunity to work with young up and coming equine athletes. Before becoming a full time barrel horse trainer, she worked as a veterinary technician at an equine surgical center that specialized in equine orthopedics.

Top Accomplishments:

2005 top 25 WPRA final World Standings, Many time WPRA Turquoise Circuit Finals qualifier, Dodge National Circuit Finals Top Eight, Multiple WPRA rodeo wins, Rodeo Houston qualifier, Futurity and Derby earnings at such large events as the Greg Olson Memorial, Classic Equine, Pac West, Hawki, and WPRA Finals, WPRA World Finals Card race money earner, 2012 Pac West 5 year old Futurity Slot Race Champion on SLR Red Hot Veno, 2013 Pac West Reserve 5 year old Slot race Champion on Famous Meerkat, #3 ranked 1D rider in the Mountain States Region, Owner of Deny Deny Deny the #2 ranked 1D horse in the Mountain States Region

Favorite Draper Therapies Products:

Western Saddle Pads and Anti-Sweat Sheets

Goals:

Keeping my horses pain free and as comfortable as possible is of the utmost importance.

Katherine Bateson Chandler

Birthday:

April 10

Home Town:

Wellington, FL

Biography:

"Working with horses was all I ever wanted to do from my earliest memories," says Katherine. "I have always been obsessed. I spent my early life in England and then moved to the US when I was in middle school. Before I graduated high school I started working for Robert Dover and stayed with him for 16 years. Then I had an opportunity to take on the horses he had been competing for Jane Clark and go out on my own. I now am so lucky to get to compete horses jane owns in international competitions both in the USA and in Europe. I spend most summers in England training with Carl Hester who has become a great influence on my riding. In the states I ride with Debbie McDonald who complements Carl and Roberts training perfectly! I have two international competition horses at the moment. Wellnetta who is competing Grand Prix and Alcazar who is competing intermediare II and will soon do his first Grand Prix."

Top Accomplishments:

Member of the 2010 weg team with Nartan, National champion in 2009 with Dea II, Wellington cdi*** 2014 Grand Prix winner with Wellnetta

Favorite Draper Therapies Products:

Recovery wraps and Dog beds

Graham Casden

Birthday:

June 2, 1977

Current Residence:

Boulder, CO

Website:

http://www.oceanfirstdivers.com

Home Town:

Malibu, CA

Biography:

Born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Graham moved to California as a child and quickly developed an insatiable love for the water. After eighteen years on the ocean, Graham moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado. He has traveled far and often and had the privilege of seeing much of the world by the time he finished college. For him, the importance of traveling is in its rewards: knowledge, insight, experience. He learns much about himself, about life and about the world. Graham is a CU alumnus from the Leeds School of Business, a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Master Scuba Diver Trainer and underwater photographer with hundreds of logged dives around the world. As a sentient being and small business owner, his goal has been to create products and experiences that enhance people�s lives and affords them the opportunity to witness the same magic he has been fortunate enough to experience.

Top Accomplishments:

Hiked a Fifty Mile Circuit Around Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Earned a Second Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu, Earned his Master Scuba Diving Instructor Rating from PADI, Started the World's Most Environmentally Conscious Scuba Diving Operation, Alongside his Brother, created a Company Whose Products Would Revolutionize the Textile Industry

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Dog Beds (I have 4)!

Role Model:

Ocean Explorers and Environmental Advocates

Goal in Life:

Shift the paradigm of the dive industry and established a precedent for accountability and preservation.

Eric G. Dierks

Birthday:

December 30, 1971

Current Residence:

Tryon, North Carolina and Lexington, Kentucky

Website:

http://www.EricDierks.com

Home Town:

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Biography:

Eric is a graduate "A" from Fox River Valley Pony Club and was recently inducted on to their Board of Governors. He splits his time between competing, training and teaching. He has competed in the North American Young Riders Championships and since then has brought up several horses through the ranks to go advance including the Rolex CCI****. He is also active in the Show Jumping and Dressage rings. Eric has served as coach and selector to the Area IV Young Rider Event Team and continues to produce riders and horses to compete to their best potential. A strong advocate of education, Eric believes that "the equestrian world is an art of peace, rhythm, and communication, no matter what discipline, success is measured through horse and rider understanding."

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Saddle Pads, Coolers, and T-Shirts

Role Model:

My Dad

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

To keep growing as a horse person and become an influence to others as my idols were to me.

Susan Dutta

Birthday:

January 9, 1969

Current Residence:

North Salem, NY and Wellington, FL

Website:

http://www.susiedutta.com

Biography:

Susan Dutta is an international dressage rider who has been in the winner's circle for over a decade. Susan balances her riding life with being a wife and mother, and currently commutes between Germany and Florida. While her home base is South Florida, her horses live in Europe where Susan trains with Rudolf Zeilinger. Susan has three Grand Prix horses and several young horses in training and says she looks forward to continuing to develop her string of horses. Her husband, Tim, owns and operates the Dutta Corporation International Horse Transport and Susan serves as the Vice President of the company. As one of the top ranked dressage riders in the United States, Susan's competitive highlights have included numerous wins and top placings at some of the nation's most prestigious events in Grand Prix, Freestyle, Open and Intermediare divisions. In 2007, Susan represented the United States as a reserve rider at the Pan American Games in Brazil. Her international career has yielded her an Individual Gold, Team Gold and Team Bronze all at one event: 2002 Coupe des Ameriques in Blainville, Canada.

Top Accomplishments:

In 2009 Susan and Manette DC were in the ribbons in Florida in Intermediare 2 as well as placing in Europe in Manette DC's first Grand Prix and freestyle. Golden Choice DC also placed in Europe. In 2008 Susan qualified Golden Choice DC for the Intermediaire National Championships. Golden Choice DC was reserve Developing Horse Champion and Currency DC was 7th. Golden Choice DC was second in the Grand Prix for the Special Division at Devon 4* CDI. In 2007 Susan rode Gumshoes DC to first place in the Grand Prix at the National Horse Show. Susan and Currency DC qualified for the World Championships in 2006. Susan and Gumshoes DC qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Recovery Wraps and Anti-Sweat Sheets

Danielle Goldstein

Birthday:

February 6th

Current Residence:

Wellington, Florida

Website:

www.starwynfarms.com

Home Town:

New York, New York

Biography:

A lifelong equestrian, Danielle Goldstein declared her professional status in 2012 after 15 years of riding, training, and winning at the top of the show jumping sport as an adult amateur and junior competitor. Danielle�s equestrian career has thrived under the tutelage of Olympians Frank Chapot, Norman Dello Joio, Todd Minikus, and Lauren Hough. She competed in her first Grand Prix at age 16, and as a teenager, she won both Individual and Team Gold medals in the North American Young Rider Championships. She earned her BA degree from Duke University, and then took over the management of Starwyn Farms in Wellington Florida, where she developed several innovative programs that are contributing to the educational needs of the equestrian community and raising the bar on integrity and professionalism in the sport. In 2010 Danielle acquired here Israeli citizenship and her goal is to become the first female Israeli show jumper to compete at the Olympic Games. Danielle brings her dedication, experience, positive attitude, professionalism and a great pride in her heritage to Starwyn Farms and the world of show jumping.

Top Accomplishments:

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Hock Boots

Role Model:

Goal in Life:

To win a medal for Israel at the Olympics in show jumping

Brenda Halverson and "Riley"

Birthday:

April 2nd

Current Residence:

Denver, CO

Home Town:

Boulder, CO

Biography:

In 2007 I rescued a 2 year old yellow labrador named Riley when he was abandoned on the highway by his previous owner. A month later it was discovered that he has canine epilepsy. In 2010 I discovered a canine dock-jumping group called Rocky Mountain Dockdogs. I knew that Riley would love the sport as he’s always loved water as well as having a high toy drive. He tried it out and was hooked! He was awarded Rookie of the Year after his very first year participating, and now competes in two events. He received Dockdog world invites in both 2012 and 2013. He also began competing in nose work in 2013 and has done exceptionally. In his first event he received top placements in all 4 individual elements, 1st place overall and 2 distinguished awards. Seizures are the most common neurological problem in dogs with approximately 5% affected. Some breeds of dogs are predisposed to this, Labs being one of them. In the past, if a dog had a neurological condition they would simply be put down, but today, we are learning how to work with dogs with challenges so that they can still lead full lives. Riley and I have made it our mission to spread awareness about canine epilepsy and educate those pet parents with epileptic dogs. We want to help provide others with information that will help them understand why their dog has seizures, what dietary and nutritional guidelines will help minimize seizures, what medications to consider, what to do during a seizure, how to stay safe, what alternative and holistic methods are available, how to create a logbook, etc. We want to show people that their dogs can live normal, active lives even with canine epilepsy, and that the condition shouldn’t be considered a handicap. People may not be able to eliminate canine epilepsy, but they can learn to manage it.

Top Accomplishments:

Rookie of the Year, Placed 6th place in finals for his division at the Dockdog Worldwide Championships, and has his NW1 title with the National Association of Canine Scent Work.

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Canine Bed and Coat

Goal in Life:

My goal is to educate others about pet health through our book, Knowledge is Gold, as well as through word of mouth and social media; to give them the tools to make informed decisions about their pets that will allow them to live healthy and to their true potential. Additionally our goal would be to continue to do well in the sports we compete in, continue to receive world invites in dockdogs and to get his NW3 Elite Title in nose work.

Rebecca Hart

Birthday:

October 26th

Current Residence:

Unionville, PA

Home Town:

Erie, PA

Biography:

Rebecca “Becca” Hart was born with a rare genetic disease called Familial Spastic Paraplegia (FSP), which primarily affects her muscles and joints from the waist down. Rebecca began riding at the age of ten and has quite an extensive competition history. Rebecca has been the National U.S. Paralympic Champion in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2004, Becca was the first alternate for the Athens Paralympic team. In 2008, she was a member of the United States Paralympic Equestrian team, competing in Hong Kong with her horse, Norteassa, taking 4th place in the freestyle. She also competed for the United States at the World Championships in England. She has done many demonstrations promoting riding and dressage for the disabled, and has spoken recently at several fundraisers to promote therapeutic riding. She has served as a youth consultant for the United States Equestrian Federation. In addition to riding in events for para-equestrian riders, she has competed extensively in shows for the able bodied. She and Norteassa have shown in the Prix St. George classes, and she has completed the elements for her bronze medal in dressage. Becca and Norteassa competed as an individual at the World Games in Kentucky. In 2011 Becca began a new partnership with a new horse, Lord Ludger. They were Champions at the 2012 Selection Trials at Gladstone, and went on to compete at the 2012 London Olympics. Becca, with her new partner, Schroeter's Romani, have their sights set on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Top Accomplishments:

5 time US Para-Equestrian National Champion and 2 time Paralympian

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

"Stable Sheet, Anti-Sweat Sheet, and saddle pad. Anything to help keep their backs comfortable and supple is huge in this sport."

Role Model:

"My sister Katie Hart. She is ridiculously brave and motivated. She is fabulous at keeping her cool and being able to preform under pressure. She is my best friend and I strive to have her level of composure in competition and life."

Susanne Hassler

Birthday:

March 1st

Current Residence:

Chesapeake City, MD

Website:

http://www.hasslerdressage.com

Home Town:

Englewood, CO

Biography:

Susanne Hassler has been an international dressage competitor since 2004 when she brought Hilltop's Royal Prince to the highest placing result for the US to date at the World Championships for Young Horses. Susanne won the Individual Gold medal as an FEI Young Rider and soon after dedicated her life to improving the sport and breeding industry. She and her husband, Scott Hassler have made many considerable contributions to the industry and built the foundation for top training and breeding facilities, including Hilltop Farm and their latest endeavor, Riveredge, a world-class training and education facility in Chesapeake City, Maryland.

Top Accomplishments:

Winner of the Hermes Trophy, the first time it was given to a Dressage Rider, Winner of the National Championships for Young Horses in 2004, 4th place finish at the 2004 FEI-World Championships in Verden, Germany, the best finish ever for an American entry, USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur of Top Sporthorse Breeding Facilities on the East Coast, Hilltop Farm and Riveredge

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Dressage Saddle Pads

Tami Hoag

Birthday:

January 20

Current Residence:

Wellington, FL

Website:

http://www.tamihoag.com

Home Town:

Born in Iowa, raised in Minnesota

Biography:

Tami Hoag leads a double life as a #1 New York Times bestselling author of spellbinding thrillers, and as a professional Grand Prix dressage rider. She has more than 30 million copies of her books in print in more than 30 languages worldwide. Titles include DEEPER THAN THE DEAD, SECRETS TO THE GRAVE, and two novels set in the Wellington horse world, DARK HORSE and THE ALIBI MAN. After spending years in other disciplines, she took up dressage in 1998 and has been riding and winning at the Grand Prix level since 2001. Her current mounts are Bacchus De Light, a 15 year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding, and Lonestar, a twelve-year-old Hannoverian gelding. Both will be pointed toward the 2012 Olympic trials.

Top Accomplishments:

Published author, #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list 15 times, Mastered riding a dressage horse in a snaffle bridle, Winner of the High Score Grand Prix horse award at the Palm Beach Derby (4th Grand Prix ride of her life) with Feliki, Winner of the $10,000 Dressage Under The Stars Freestyle Championship

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

The Nap blanket for me, and the Saddle pads for my horses.

Anything Else You'd Like to Share:

Nothing is foolproof to a really determined fool.

Jon and Seth Ingram

Company:

Ingram Training

Current Residence:

Loxahatchee, FL

Website:

http://www.ingramtraining.com

Biography:

Jon has been a professional trainer for over 30 years, training his first horse when he was a mere ten years old. He has successfully trained and shown cutting horses, working cowhorses and reining horses during that time. Jon has earned nine word and national titles and has trained non-pro riders and their horses to become competitive partners at NHRA shows. Jon also attended Cal Poly in Pomona, California majoring in Animal Husbandry. He has supported and promoted the sport of reining for more than twenty years and was a founder and the first President of the Idaho Reining Horse Association. He continues to share his enthusiasm for the sport which includes working with his son as part of Ingram Training.

Seth Ingram, Jon's son, is also an accomplished rider and trainer, finishing as a Top Ten rider in two Open Divisions in the NHRA in 2002. Since then he's trained and showed reining horses to several titles for the Double J Ranch and Ed Fear Quarter Horses and has shown successful in the 2008-2020 NHRA Futurities.

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Western Saddle Pad

Sara Kozumplik

Current Residence:

Berryville, VA

Website:

http://overlookfarm-eventing.com/

Biography:

Sara Kozumplik is a graduate A Pony Clubber, USEA ICP level 3 certified instructor, and four star level three day event rider. Sara was a double gold medalist at the 2000 NAYR Championships, as well as competing on several medal winning teams from 1996 to 2000. Sara has won USEF developing rider grants to travel overseas, and has successfully represented the USA at Blenheim, Bramham, Burghley, and Badminton, as well as the World Cup in Pau, France. In addition to these top events, Sara has completed The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** on six occasions. She is actively involved in numerous programs promoting the sport of eventing, including the USEA Outreach program, the Pony Club, and Area IV Young Riders.

Top Accomplishments:

Was shortlisted for the United States Three Day Eventing Team, 16th Place Finish at Rolex Kentucky CIC**** in 2009, Winner of 2008 Maui Jim CIC***, Team and Individual Gold Medalist at the 2000 NAYR Championships

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Saddle Pads and Recovery Wraps

Laura Noyes

Birthday:

March 15th, 1987

Current Residence:

Falmouth, ME and Wellington, FL

Website:

Laura Noyes Dressage, LLC on Facebook

Home Town:

Falmouth, Maine

Biography:

Laura Noyes has been riding and competing in dressage since she was five years old. From Falmouth, Maine, she recently just finished her B.A. in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has trained with Tina Brooks, Sue Jaccoma, Kathy Connelly, Klaus Balkenhol, and for the past five years has been working with George Williams. Her most well known partner is Syncro, who she started with at First Level and has climbed the levels all the way to Grand Prix. She also has been training her mother�s horse, Galveston, since he was purchased as a five year old in 2008. She plans to debut him at Grand Prix in 2012. She had a very successful young rider career, having won team silver and individual gold at the North American Young Riders Championships, 2008, as well as two invitations to represent the United States at the Young Rider World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, 2006 and 2008. In 2009 she won the prestigious Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy, presented by the United States Equestrian Team Federation to a young rider in any of the Olympic disciplines that represents the teams ideals of horsemanship and sportsmanship. After graduating from the young rider ranks, Laura declared herself as a professional and started her own training business, Laura Noyes Dressage, LLC. Laura is currently traveling throughout the New England area to teach and is accepting new horses in training.

Top Accomplishments:

USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist, 2009 Recipient of the Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Award, 2008 & 2006 United States Representative to the FEI Young Rider World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, 2008 Individual Gold Medal at the FEI North American Young Rider Championships- equivalent to the Junior Olympics and 2008 USEF National Reserve Champion- Young Rider Divison

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Dressage Saddle Pads

Role Model:

George Williams

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

To train and compete dressage horses at the international level, while keeping the health and fairness to the horse as the number one priority.

Selena O'Hanlon

Birthday:

March 21, 1981

Current Residence:

Kingston, Ontario

Website:

Selena O'Hanlon

Biography:

Selena Jade O'Hanlon started eventing at age nine and by the time she was sixteen, she earned a place on the first of many North American Young Rider teams. From this first international involvement, there was no stopping Selena. She worked hard and brought on horse after horse for her mothers's sales barn, taking most of them to Preliminary level whilst dreaming of being at the Olympic level. Selena brought her own mare through the levels from Novice to Advanced before being given the ride on Columbo, her star horse since 2006. This partnership showed talent right from the beginning and in 2008, Selena achieved her Olympic dream, representing Canada in Hong Kong Olympic Games.

Top Accomplishments:

Finished 1st Poplar Place Advanced Trials in 2008, Placed 20th at Rolex Kentucky in 2008, Member of Canadian Olympic Team in 2008, Placed 20th Rolex Kentucky 2009- the highest placed Canadian rider, Silver Medal Winning Eventing Team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Saddle Pads and Coolers

Role Model:

Boyd Martin

Anything Else You'd Like to Share:

Take life by the horns and ride it like you stole it!

Steffen and Shannon Peters

Current Residence:

San Diego, CA

Website:

http://www.spetersdressage.com/main.html

Home Town:

San Diego, CA

Biography:

Steffen Peters, born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, now competes for the United States in dressage. Steffen began riding at seven and started attending local dressage shows. At 15, he was competing in international competitions in Denmark and Belgium. He received his first horse, Udon, at age 16. In 1991 he moved to San Diego, California and opened his own barn. Peters won his first Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia riding Udon. In 2006 he also won bronze with the US team at the World Equestrian Games. Steffen and Ravel were the first American pair to be named the Aachen Grand Prix Champions after receiving the highest scores in all three portions at the Aachen World Equestrian Festival Grand Prix competition in 2009. They were also won the 2009 World Cup final, two bronze medals in the individual competition at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and named the US Grand Prix Dressage Champions, twice. The Chronicle of the Horse named Steffen and Ravel Horse and Horseman of the Year, and the USEF named Ravel horse of the year in 2009. Steffen was the first person to be awarded the USEF’s Equestrian of the year award three times, winning in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Shannon, who married Steffen in 2004, is also a top dressage rider and trainer. It is evident in everything she does that Shannon cares for her horses not only as a competition partners, but also as friends. “I’ve learned over the years that competition horses are complex athletes who need more than talent and good training,” says Shannon. “They need the best care we can provide for their overall well-being; they need to feel safe and secure with their trainers and riders; and they need to feel a connection to really excel. I love my horses, and regardless of results in the show ring, for me that will always mean more than anything else.” Steffen and Shannon lives in San Diego and together they own and operate Arroyo Del Mar, a world-class training and boarding facility.

Favorite Draper Therapies Products:

Dressage Saddle Pads, Recovery Wraps, Stable Sheets

Mackinzie Pooley

Birthday:

March 13th, 1993

Current Residence:

Coto De Caza, CA

Website:

http://www.mackinziepooley.com

Home Town:

Coto De Caza, CA

Biography:

Mackinzie Pooley has been riding and competing in dressage for the past ten years. She is currently nineteen years of age and has been competing internationally with her mounts Jonkara and Brigadier. She started her life long dream at age seven and has continued to progress up through the levels. In 2006 she had her first major accomplishment as the 13-under National Seat Medal Finals Champion aboard Galypsos Girl. In 2007 she first became paired with her talented mare Jonkara. Jonkara and Mackinzie had many great accomplishments such as being a 4 time individual medalist at the NAJYRC, as well as the 2010 National Young Rider Reserve Champion, and the 2008 Reserve National Champion in the Junior Division. She recently purchased a young horse from Germany named Starlet M. The pair is working toward their goal of qualifying her for the Young Horse World Championships in Verden and the National Young Horse Championships in Chicago. In 2012 Mackinzie and Brigadier have been very successful picking up many wins in the CDI Young Rider Division. The pair will be traveling to Gladstone to compete in the National Championship after being ranked 3rd in the Nation for their division.

Favorite Draper Therapies Products:

Dressage Saddle Pads and Recovery Wraps

Role Model:

David Wightman

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

To ride internationally for the United States.

Cassidy Sitton Reese

Birthday:

March 23, 1984

Current Residence:

Zebulon, NC

Website:

www.chorseeventing.com

Home Town:

Zebulon,NC

Biography:

Cassidy Sitton Reese brings over 20 years of horse experience in a variety of disciplines to her Zebulon, NC-based business. She grew up on a breeding/training farm, rode throughout high school/college, worked for US and Canada High Performance riders before branching out to start her own business over five years ago. She currently has horses competing from Starter through Intermediate level eventing, in addition to dressage and jumpers. She brings a fresh perspective to riding for her clients that focuses on safe, fun practices to progress and achieve goals.

Top Accomplishments:

H-A pony club graduate, multiple year and awards at the regional and national level, 4th place at the 2012 AEC's, recipient of the 2011 NCDCTA Pro Scholarships

Favorite Draper Therapies Products:

Recovery Wraps, Anti-Sweat Sheet

Role Model:

My Mom! There's no one else I've met who can read a horse like her - I love it when she comes to visit and fixes all my horses! Goal in Life: To continue to develop a business that produces confident, successful and well-rounded horses and riders.

Susan Stone

Current Residence:

Southborough, MA

Website:

http://www.stonehealthcenter.com

Biography:

Susan has a Master�s degree in Acupuncture, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitoner, Energy Medicine for Women Authorized Instructor, and is a current Faculty member of Donna Eden�s Energy Medicine Certification Program in Phoenix. In addition she is a Polarity Therapist, an Acutonics Practitioner, a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner, and has also trained in Nutrition Response Testing, Soul Journey Therapy and Color Therapy. She has had a private practice in Southborough, Massachusetts for over 15 years, but has been involved in the alternative health care world for over 30 years. Her passion is to help people attain their health goals. Through Eden Energy Medicine she educates and empowers her students and clientele to greater levels of health and well-being. Susan has been a co-presenter of Acutonics at the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine conference Newport, RI. In addition, Susan has a passion for dressage, mountain climbing, and all that life has to offer. She is currently writing a book on the philosophy and creation of health.

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

I love the socks because I'm on my feet all day long. I also use the sleep liner on my treatment table because I want to have my patient's healing energy reflecting back into their body.

Your Role Model:

Donna Eden who has developed Eden Energy Medicine

Your Goal in Life or Aspiration:

To share with people how they can heal themselves.

Anything Else You'd Like to Share:

How to create a level of health that you have always dreamed of having.

Michael Tokaruk

Current Residence:

Eads, TN and Wellington, FL

Website:

http://www.michaeltokaruk.com/

Home Town:

Canada

Biography:

Michael began riding at the age of twelve in his native Canada. During his early years he took several working student positions under Wayne McClellan, Robert Meilsoe, Ken Berkley and Gary Zook. He was also fortunate enough to work extensively with many renowned trainers including Scott Stewart, Missy Clark, Bob Braswell, and Anne Kursinski. Michael's junior career was highlighted with equitation wins at Devon and Palm Beach. Michael ended his equitation career by earning ribbons in the USET, CET, and AHSA National Medal Finals. He has trained students to victories at the biggest shows in the nation. He is dedicated to giving back to the equine industry by serving on several national and regional committees and is a highly sought-after clinician. He looks forward to representing his home country of Canada in international competition during the years to come.

Top Accomplishments:

Winner of the EMO Grand Prix, Winner of the Legacy Cup, Featured in Practical Horseman Magazine twice, Started his own training and sales barn at 25

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Polo Wraps and Anti-Sweat Sheet

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

Aspires to compete on the Canadian Show Jumping Team

Scott and Sheri-lyn Traylor

Company:

BellaDOG Magazine

Current Residence:

Sunset Beach, FL

Website:

http://www.belladogmagazine.com/

Biography:

Sheri has been involved in animal rescue for most of her life and has joined forces with her husband Scott in order to make a stronger and more positive difference in world for animals. They created BellaDog Magazine out of a pure love of dogs and a desire to share their unbridled passion with the world through the pages of their magazine. The idea of promoting and educating the masses about humane practices and animal rescue situations, the latest and greatest findings in animal science, hot new products for both fun and animal wellness, awesome photography from talented dog lovers, pet friendly travel destinations, and so much more, was enough to make them hit the ground running in 2007 with a regional (Florida) dog magazine called The GulfCoast DOG. They have since created BellaDOG Magazine which is distributed on a national (Canada too) level.

Sheri-lyn is acting Editor and Art Director of BellaDOG Magazine, while Scott is acting Publisher.

Top Accomplishments:

Seeing BellaDog Magazine become a widespread and accepted publication in the United States and Canada and seeing the rescue efforts and animal educational work we do in our community take shape and improve the quality of life for our four legged friends.

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

The Dog Beds!

Role Model:

Sheri: Scotlund Haisley, President of Animal Rescue Corps and my Dad, Billy Simmons
Scott: Curt Bracie

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

To educate people to act responsibly and embrace spay/neuter programs available to them. To help secure the NO-KILL and ANTI-TETHERING movements in the US. To pass on strength so people no longer look the other way as companies profit from the proliferation of unhealthy pet nutrition, abuse animals at their leisure, treat animals as property and ignore their basic health concerns. AND, Make BellaDOG Magazine a �must read� for every animal lover in our reach!!!!!

Chester Weber

Birthday:

June 3, 1975

Current Residence:

Ocala, FL

Website:

http://www.chesterweber.com

Biography:

Combined Driver Chester Weber, whose name has become synonymous with Four-in-Hand driving throughout the world, achieved what no other driver has even done before when in March of 2010 he won the USEF National Four-In-Hand Championship for a record eighth year in a row. Well known for being a driver who sets goals and achieves them, following his eighth win Weber turned his attention to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Held in Lexington, Kentucky, WEG marked the third time that Weber proudly represented the United States at the prestigious World Equestrian Games and thanks to his phenomenal effort, the US Team captured the silver medal.

A phenomenal 2010 comes on the heels of a stellar 2009 in which Team Weber dominating the Four-In-Hand division by winning all events entered. Weber won the prestigious CAI-A Live Oak International, a world class qualifying competition that draws top competitors to Ocala each year and is considered to be one of the premiere Combined Driving events in North America. Team Weber also won the FEI division for Four-In-Hand horses at the Sunshine State FEI Combined Driving Event in Ocala.

Top Accomplishments:

Winner of CAI Altenfelden in 2011, Winner of the CAIO in Vecses, Hungary in 2011, US Team Silver at 2010 WEG, 2008 Silver Medalist at World Championships in Beesd, The Netherlands

Favorite Draper Therapies Product:

Recovery Wraps

Role Model:

In the driving sport, Michael Freund

Goal in Life or Aspiration:

Balance

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