We’re so excited to announce that we’ll be a Contributing Sponsor of the world renowned Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and offering a course walk with eventer Eric Dierks. Rolex, one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions, and the only CCI**** in the Western Hemisphere, Rolex annually attracts up to 100,000 spectators and millions more watch the competition on television which will air on NBC. This event is shaping up to be even more exciting this year with the addition of the Kentucky Reining Cup, which includes international Reining and the first-ever World Championship Freestyle, occurring simultaneously at the Kentucky Horse Park, April 28-May 1.
Three of Draper Equine Therapy’s Advisory Board Members are past Rolex competitors; Canadian Olympic event rider Selena O’Hanlon, Eric Dierks and Sara Kozumplik are all pleased that Rolex riders and spectators will have the chance to discover Draper products. “Draper Equine has been unbelievably good to us for nearly three-and-a-half years. We started with a saddle pad to try and see if it helped Colombo’s back which is uber-sensitive. It certainly did and he hasn’t been ridden without a Draper pad since that day. The fibers in the saddle pad have minerals in them which help to increase local circulation and provide suppleness in the back,” O’Hanlon said. “We now use Draper Coolers, Recovery Wraps and of course Saddle Pads on both Colombo and A First Romance. They make an incredible difference to Colombo’s comfort level during and after work. At the Olympics and at the World Equestrian Games we had to wear the team pads, but our Draper pad was always on underneath, we never want to take any risks at such an important time in Colombo’s career.”
Draper Equine Therapy’s cross-country course walk will take place Friday after the last ride of the day, at the start box. Eric Dierks will be leading the way and talking through strategy on each of the jumps. “It gives spectators, fellow riders and onlookers a better chance at understanding what goes into achieving the best results at this event, and in any eventing career for that matter,” said Dierks. We’ll be giving away 20% discount coupons to anyone who joins in on the walk, and to make the deal even sweeter, we’ll be offering a
unique try before you buy option. The Draper course walk will be giving everyone involved a single sock from a pair to wear during the walk. The point of this will be to feel the difference during a physical activity immediately. At the end of the walk, we’ll give them the other sock to keep. Consider it the Draper guarantee that we truly stand behind our products in every way.
Draper will donate a Cooler to the winner of Rolex and all Top Ten finishers will receive a Draper All Purpose Saddle Pad. Selena and Colombo will be in attendance at Badminton so they’ll be missing Rolex this year and Sara will also not be riding at Rolex this year as her horse is recovering from a minor injury. We’ll really miss watching them go around the course, but are so proud of their presence in the eventing world and all that they have accomplished. I (Kat) will be at Rolex the entire time and I can’t wait to introduce eventers and spectators to our fabulous therapeutic products that as you can tell from Selena’s experience with Colombo, really work! Can’t wait to see everyone there!
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