Canton, MA (November 30, 2009) – Dressage rider Laura Noyes, a member of the Draper Equine Therapy Advisory Board, took home the Open Intermediaire I Championship during the Region 1 Dressage Championships in Lexington, Virginia. She was also fortunate enough to also come in third in the Open Intermediaire II Championships. Noyes, who trains with George Williams, rode her Trakehner gelding Syncro to the championship.
“We are so thrilled to have Laura on our Advisory Board and to support her as an athlete. She has been a role model in the horse industry and has been able to maintain her studies and be at the top of her sport,” said Kat Wojtylak, Product Manager at Draper Therapies. “We feel that what little we can contribute to Laura and her horses will pay off in the future for the sport of dressage and that is definitely worth celebrating.”
A native of Maine, Noyes now lives in Ohio where she is a student at Ohio Wesleyan University majoring in Zoology. While Noyes says she stays busy riding and juggling her school schedule, she is pleased to be a part of Draper Equine Therapies Advisory Board.
In addition to using Draper Equine Therapy products on her horses Syncro and Galveston, Noyes is also a big supporter of Draper’s Therapeutic Body Products including their Draper Home Therapy Sleep Liner. “I do have trouble sleeping some nights as I have a tough time getting comfortable after a long day on and off horses. Since using the Draper Sleep Liner, I have noticed that on a regular basis my back is not nearly as tired the next morning,” Noyes said.
Noyes is also a fan of the Draper Body Therapy Ladies Mesh Fitted T-Shirt. “When I wear the T-Shirt I have a lot less pain and soreness in my bum shoulder than I usually do,” Noyes said, adding that she will be having surgery on her shoulder over the holidays. “My horses are both going to Florida for the winter with George as I’m going to be in a sling for at least six weeks. It’s going to be tough not riding and I’m going to miss my horses like crazy, but I am glad I have these great products for my recovery as well.”
Noyes is the 2009 winner of the prestigious Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy. The annual award recognizes a Junior/Young Rider who exemplifies the USET Foundation’s ideals of sportsmanship and horsemanship. “Everyone at Draper Equine Therapy is so proud of Laura,” Wojtylak said. “We are pleased to have her representing us and believing in our products.”
Draper products are made with an innovative smart fiber called Celliant™/Holofiber® which has been clinically proven in three double blind studies to help reduce pain, increase oxygen levels and help balance overall body temperature. “Increased circulation has been known to help heal faster, alleviate pain and bring more blood flow to the area which can additionally help bring medications and supplements more readily to the body,” Wojtylak said.
Products containing Celliant have no adverse effects as they work directly with the body to make it more efficient and can be used continually. For more information on Draper Equine Therapy, visit their website at www.draperequinetherapy.com.