To Infinity and Beyond!

In the fall of 2012, Draper Therapies introduced the Infinity scarf, a scarf that has ends are sewn together to make a large ring of fabric which the wearer then loops around their neck.The idea behind the design was fairly simple; a scarf with no ends couldn’t be pulled or slip off, the wearer didn’t have to work about zipping the ends into the zipper of his/her coat, and, from a fashion perspective, the scarf was attractive to wear as it created a sort of cowl neck look when worn loosely. It also sits on not only the back of the neck but the sides and, depending on how it is worn, can also provide some relief via the Celliant content to the top of the shoulders. After a year of great feedback and sales, two more versions of the infinity scarf were released, each sporting a different material. Although each one has a different feel and color, they are all the same basic shape and are the fashionable and practical solution for sore neck and shoulder relief!

Pricing for each of the scarves was originally based on the type of fabric used. After some careful consideration, we have decided to streamline the pricing. We are happy to announce that from now on the price for the scarves regardless of color/material used will be $40. We hope that this will encourage customers to try each of the scarves and help eliminate confusion regarding price.

Infinity Scarf Black

Our black Infinity scarf (pictured above looped three times around the model’s neck) is made of a soft mesh. It is contains 50% Celliant (Polyester) and 50% Hydrotec. This scarf is perfect for warmer climates as the material is fairly light. The light material also makes it a favorite of athletes (equestrians, skiers, walkers and runners especially).

Infinity Scarf Blue

We are very excited about our blue Infinity scarves. Why? Because they’re made our of our brand new blue material! These scarves are made out of the same material as our blue t-shirts and feel similar to jersey cotton. While the shirts are still in the works, try out this incredibly soft new fabric with our Infinity scarf! It’s a light, almost heathered blue color that will match just about everything. The material contains 50% Celliant(Polyester) and 50% Tencel. This version of the infinity scarf is perfect for casual wear, around the house, or whenever your neck and shoulders need some relief.

Infinity Scarf Gray
  

The gray Infinity scarf is perfect choice for anyone living in a chilly climate or the fashion forward. The material used for this scarf is a cotton (63%) and Celliant (37%) blend that feels slightly heavier than the black mesh or blue material. Their color makes them the most formal of the Infinity scarves, which make them pair nicely with more formal outerwear and office wear.

As always, all our scarves are machine washer and dryer safe.

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Brenda Halverson and “Riley” Bring Draper Therapies to the World of Canine Sports!

We are very happy to welcome Brenda Halverson and Riley, her dock diving dog, to our Advisory Board. 

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In 2007 Brenda rescued a then 2 year old yellow Labrador named Riley after he was abandoned on the highway by his previous owner.  A month later it was discovered that he has canine epilepsy. 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, people are learning how to work with dogs with challenges so that they can still lead full lives.

In 2010, Brenda discovered a canine dock-jumping group called Rocky Mountain Dockdogs. Knowing that Riley would love the sport as he’s always loved water and has a high toy drive, we tried it out. We were hooked! Riley 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.  Riley 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. 

Riley and Brenda have made it their mission to spread awareness about canine epilepsy and educate pet parents with epileptic dogs. They 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. Most importantly, they 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. Right now there is no medical solution to eliminate canine epilepsy, but it can be managed.

When we asked Brenda and Riley about their favorite products, goals, and top accomplishments, this is what Brenda had to say!
 
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 Products: “Canine Bed and Coat”
 
Goals: “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. “
 
Brenda and Riley’s background in canine sports as well as epilepsy make them the perfect pair to act as Draper ambassadors to the canine sporting world. Welcome aboard Brenda and Riley!

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Draper Therapies is Knocking Your Socks Off at the 2014 Winter Equestrian Festival!

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Draper Therapies is happy to announce that, in addition to being a sponsor of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) 2014, we will also be a vendor during weeks 6 and 12! “I am very excited to have this opportunity to be down there with the product,” says product manager Becky Shipps. “It will be a great opportunity for people to stop by the booth, feel and examine with the product, and then purchase the item that best suits their needs.”

During week 6 (February 12-16) we will also be running a special promotion at the booth – give us your socks and we’ll give you a pair of ours to try out! We will wash an donate your old socks to charity and you get a pair of Celliant socks that are sure to make your feet feel great. Be sure to stop by the booth, say hi to Becky, and let us knock your socks off!

Draper Therapies is also proud to announce the inaugural debut of its Knock Your Socks Off Awards at WEF 2014. Draper’s Knock Your Socks Off Award will recognize exceptional performances, rides or efforts that capture the attention of Draper representatives throughout the 12 weeks of competition. Each recipient will receive a prize pack with Draper products for both horse and rider.

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Draper Therapies Welcomes Linda Caddel and Caddel Equine Therapy Center LLC to the Advisory Board

 

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We are very happy to welcome Linda Caddel and Caddel Equine Therapy to our Advisory Board. 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.

Linda Caddel Riding Heysham, who is wearing a Draper Therapies Quarter Sheet

Linda Caddel Riding Heysham, who is wearing a Draper Therapies Quarter Sheet

When we asked Linda about her favorite products, top accomplishments, and her role models, this is what she had to say!

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 Products: “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’.”

Goals: “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.”

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

Linda’s work with top vets and hands-on experience make her able to provide Draper Therapies with unique insight into performance horse injuries and the best ways to not only heal but also help to prevent them. Welcome Linda!

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Visit Us at the 2013 American Association of Equine Practitioners Trade Show!

Draper Therapies is going to Nashville! Visit us December 8-10th at the 2013 American Association of Equine Practitioners Trade Show held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Draper Therapies will be at booth #2223 so be sure to stop by to enter to win some great prizes!

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Rules and Conditions

1. Only one entry per person will be allowed. Advisory Board members, employees, service representatives and relatives of Draper Therapies will not be eligible to win.

2. No purchase necessary.

3. Entrant will be required to enter by filling out a raffle entry form obtained by visiting Draper Therapies booth #2223 at the AAEP 2014 Convention.

4. The grand prize package includes Draper Therapies prize pack valued at $500 MSRP USD.  Prize pack includes: 1 (one) pair of walking socks, 1 (one) pair of active socks, 1 (one) t-shirt, 1 (one) travel blanket, 1 (one) saddle pad of the winner’s choice, and 1 (one) stable sheet.  Winner will get to pick the size of each item (if applicable). Product substitutions will be at the sole discretion of Draper Therapies.

5. Shipping of prize package will be the responsibility of Draper Therapies, within the corresponding 48 states of the United States. International shipping costs will be the responsibility of the winner.

6. The contest shall take place at  the Draper Therapies booth #2223 at the AAEP 2014 Convention to be held in Nashville from December 8, 2013 to December 10, 2013. Winner will be chosen based on submissions at the discretion of Draper Therapies on December 12, 2013.

7. Draper Therapies shall notify the winner of the winning via one (1) e-mail and one (1) telephone call within five (5) days of the contest conclusion, December 12, 2013. The responsibility shall fall on the winner to reply within ten (10) days of the contest conclusion.

8. If for any reason the winner fails to respond within the ten (10) days, to the e-mail or telephone call of his/her winning, such winning entrant shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her claim to the prize package. Draper Therapies shall not have any obligation whatsoever to compensate the winning entrant in any way and at that time a new winner will be chosen.

9. By submitting this form, you agree that we can announce your name as the winner and submit a subsequent press release.

10. Incomplete submissions may be excluded from the contest. We will do our best to contact you in the case of an incomplete entry.

11. Draper Therapies values your privacy. The information (name, address, e-mail address, and phone number) provided as contact information will be for internal use only.

12. All entries must be submitted by December 10, 2013, 5 pm EST via  visiting the Draper Therapies booth #2223 directly.

13. The prize is neither transferable, nor refundable, nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or moneys worth.

14. By entering the contest, each entrant unreservedly agrees to these terms and conditions, which govern the contest and the awarding of the prize.

15. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless Draper Therapies, its sponsors, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any damages whatsoever suffered or sustained in connection to the raffle or the acceptance of the prize.

16. Draper Therapies reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time and in its sole discretion.

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‘Tis the Season!: Pet Holiday Photo Contest 2013

 

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Do you have a funny holiday picture of  your pet? Eating the Thanksgiving turkey, climbing the Christmas tree, raiding the holiday gifts, or simply dressed in their best for the season… We want to see it!  Send us your funniest holiday photo of  your pet for the change to win a Draper Therapies Gift Certificate worth $75.00 USD!  Once winner and one runner up will be chosen. Any questions? Feel free to e-mail us at info@drapertherapies.com!

 1. Only one entry per person will be allowed. Advisory Board members, employees, service representatives and relatives of Draper Therapies will not be eligible to win.

2. No purchase necessary.

3. Entrant will be required to enter based on a photo submission to Draper Therapies detailing their need or desire to obtain Draper Therapies products for a animal companion. Photo submission must include brief explanation (150 words or less) as to why their photo deserves the grand prize. Submissions must include their mailing or e-mail address and phone number.

4. The grand prize package includes Draper Therapies gift certificate valued at $75.00 USD. One runner up will be chosen and will  receive a Draper Therapies gift certificate valued at $50.00 USD. Winners will be contacted accordingly.

5. Shipping of prize package will be the responsibility of Draper Therapies, within the corresponding 48 states of the United States. International shipping costs will be the responsibility of the winner.

6. The contest shall take place at Draper Therapies at 28 Draper Lane, Canton, MA 02021 from November 7, 2013 to December 23, 2013. Winner will be chosen based on submissions at the discretion of Draper Therapies on December 23, 2013.

7. Draper Therapies shall notify the winner of the winning via one (1) e-mail and one (1) telephone call within five (5) days of the contest conclusion, December 23, 2013. The responsibility shall fall on the winner to reply within ten (10) days of the contest conclusion.

8. If for any reason the winner fails to respond within the ten (10) days, to the e-mail or telephone call of his/her winning, such winning entrant shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her claim to the prize package. Draper Therapies shall not have any obligation whatsoever to compensate the winning entrant in any way and at that time a new winner will be chosen.

9. By submitting this form, you agree that we can announce your name as the winner and submit a subsequent press release.

10. Incomplete submissions may be excluded from the contest. We will do our best to contact you in the case of an incomplete entry.

11. Draper Therapies values your privacy. The information (name, address, e-mail address, and phone number) provided as contact information will be for internal use only.

12. All entries must be submitted by December 22, 2013, Midnight EST via email, Facebook, or by mailing to Draper Therapies directly. Entries will be accepted through email at info@drapertherapies.com or through direct mailing to Draper Therapies, Holiday Pet Photo Contest c/o Becky Shipps Contest, 28 Draper Lane, Canton, MA 02021.

13. The prize is neither transferable, nor refundable, nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or moneys worth.

14. By entering the contest, each entrant unreservedly agrees to these terms and conditions, which govern the contest and the awarding of the prize.

15. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless Draper Therapies, its sponsors, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any damages whatsoever suffered or sustained in connection to the raffle or the acceptance of the prize.

16. All photos submitted will become property of Draper Therapies and will not be returned. Draper Therapies reserves the right to share photo submissions on social media websites (Facebook, company newsletters) as well as on its own website.

17. Draper Therapies reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time and in its sole discretion.

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Recovery Techniques for Competing Athletes

We were recently approached by blogger and Associate Director of Internet Marketing at RIP-IT Sports Susan Murray about possible uses of Celliant for athletes who are recovering from competitions. Though Murray focuses on primarily softball and baseball, many of the recovery techniques for pain relief can be used for athletes in a variety of sports! Below is Murray’s article, enjoy :)

 

Recovering After a Sports Tournament

Participating in a sporting tournament is something that many athletes are familiar with. The pain afterward is another thing that athletes are familiar with. There are many different reasons why there is so much pain, barring any injuries, it is mostly due to pushing the body so hard and fast. There are many different tricks that trainers will use to help athletes feel better and start on the road to recovery.

Ice and Heat

While probably the oldest treatment for any sort of pain, it is still a good suggestion. Ice will provide relief and help to bring down any sort of swelling. If experiencing a lot of pain, this will help to numb it. Heat also helps provide pain relief. This is why there are pain patches that give both the feeling of hot and cold. They work great if you are experiencing a lot of soreness and want to help alleviate some of it.

Reducing Acid

The main reason that muscle soreness sets in is because of the building up of lactic acid. Many trainers are focused mainly on reducing this acid. Massage is a great way to help prevent build up before the soreness sets in. This is done easiest by utilizing the things around you. After a softball tournament, grab your baseball bat and sit on the ground. Roll the bat up and down your legs since this is the most likely area to be sore from all the running. Having someone rub it around your throwing arm is also going to help. Another way to help reduce the acid is to do a cool-down by either riding a bike or walking a bit after your final game. This way you can slowly decrease the intensity and help your body use up the acid that is sitting in the muscles gradually.

Celliant Products

This material is a revolutionary product that provides therapy by just wearing it. The reason it is so revolutionary is because of the blend of minerals which help to alleviate pain and other negative symptoms as well as improve the body’s natural systems. The way it works is through the increase of oxygen levels in body tissue. There are many ways to wear it whether it is through blankets, pillows, eye masks, or clothing. The blankets are a favorite because they can be wrapped around the area that needs relief, folded and used as a pillow, or just laying over the body as a blanket to provide warmth and relief everywhere.

Special Drinks

Another technique that has been proven to be especially helpful in preventing soreness is what the athlete drinks. Chocolate milk has been shown to help prevent soreness as well as help to relieve it. Other athletes believe that drinking water with added minerals and electrolytes help as well. In fact, this is what Gatorade, Powerade, and other sports drinks are made of as well. Chocolate milk and these other drinks help because they consist of components that replace what your body loses during exertion.

Next time you have a big tournament to play in, no matter what sport it is, come prepared. After the tournament, get plenty of rest and try some of these techniques. The less sore you are afterward, the better you will be able to get back in the game.

 

About the Author

Susan enjoys spending her life playing softball, reading and working as the Associate Director of Internet Marketing at RIP-IT Sports. She is also an avid Braves fan and catches every game she can.

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Rebecca Clawson wins the MHJ Adult Medal 18-30 Final Sponsored by Draper Therapies

The Massachusetts Hunter Jumper (MHJ) Finals were held on August 25th at Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, Ma. With over 350 riders,  it was bound to be a great day with some tough competition! Riders from all over spent the past year working to qualify for the finals, competing in their respected divisions to take home the championship. Draper Therapies sponsored the MHJ Adult 18-30 Medal Finals. Out of the 31 entries, Rebecca Clawson, aboard her horse Freeport, was victorious. Clawson received a score of 88 over fences and came back on top against 12 other riders during the under saddle portion of the final.  “I just wanted to try to maintain the standings and be smooth and look good on the flat,” Clawson explained. “Freeport has been showing a lot all summer and he has been working and doing really well, so I felt really good out there. When they asked us to drop the stirrups at the beginning of the flat, I felt really confident. I know my horse really well, he doesn’t normally do the equitation, but my other horse couldn’t make it so we threw him in and he did a great job.”  Carly Corbacho, riding Blue Highway, was reserve champion. Fieldstone is New England’s premier equestrian facility hosting 4 weeks of “AA” and 4 star rated USEF events with $500,000 worth of prizes and prize money each season. The MHJ Finals concluded a great 2013 show season at Fieldstone and Draper Therapies is happy to have been able to be a part of the “grand finale”!

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Rebecca Clawson and Freeport

Information taken from http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com/viewarticle.php?id=8273

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Canine Photo Contest Winners Announced- May be Too Cute For Some Viewers!

We would like to congratulate the grand prize winner of the Draper Canine Photo Contest, Miller!

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Miller, a black lab from North Grosvenordale, CT and has won $300 worth of Draper products of his choice! This is what Miller’s owner had to say about him…

“I adopted Miller 2 years ago from a local Doggie Day Care and Grooming facility who, on occasion, bring in dogs that are on “death row”… For whatever reason, a 9-month old Miller was at a shelter in GA and was due to be euthanized within 24 hours when the owner of the Day Care saw his photo and made arrangements to adopt the puppy and have him shipped to CT. There he was extensively socialized at the day care, fed and fattened up (he was horribly skinny) and treated like a respectable animal (he was pretty stand-offish and didn’t trust humans much). When I met Miller, he’d been “on trial” with about 5 different families and had been returned for one reason or another and was still available (This is now almost 6 months after initial adoption from the kill shelter in GA). I’d just lost my dog, Morgan, to a major hip displaysure that was unrecoverable from. I was not looking for a replacement dog by any means… But a flyer on the counter at the local health food store caught my husband’s attention and he suggested we stop in to “take a look”. I sat in the waiting area and the owner brought Miller in- the dog came trotting right over to me and put his head in my lap- Another guy came in just then with a dog for grooming (a Pitt bull X) and eyed Miller as he walked over to the dog, wagging his tail and made friends.  The man asked me if Miller was my dog, and I said “No, but I’m thinking of adopting him”… To which he responded, “I’d adopt him for sure- my dog has NEVER gotten along with another dog in his life- I was worried he was going to start a fight, but he was so relaxed I was in awe and didn’t know what to say…”

 “Needless to say, I took Miller “on trial” for the weekend,” she continues. “It happened to be the biggest, busiest horse show of the season (I had 10 horses and 16 students over a 4-day, 3-ring hunter/jumper show).  Miller came along and was the hit of the barn- he made friends with all the horses, the students, he stayed at the stalls- never roamed around and when I was there working, he stayed by my side like a true sidekick. He took a little time to warm up to my husband, but is now his best buddy- He watches after our free-range chickens and adores my cats.  I take him to the stables every day and he is the perfect, quintessential “barn dog”… The horses think he’s a hoot and the clients absolutely love him.  Miller is the most amazing dog I’ve ever known- he’s smart, friendly, athletic and a true companion.  I want Miller to live a long, happy, pain-free life and know that the key to his longevity is the quality of care I provide to him now, before his formative years. I use alternative therapies on my horses regularly… Never really thought about using the same technology on my dog, but then again, I’ve never had a dog such as this one.  I believe Miller deserves to be the Canine Contest Winner due to the many lives he’s touched and enriched just for existing in his wonderful way.”

Our runner up Is Hunter, a yellow Lab who had won $100 worth of Draper products of his choice! This is what Hunter’s owner had to say about him.

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“The dog in this picture is Hunter; he is 9 years old and has been part of our family since a puppy. He is a yellow Labrador and has a personality of a human. A year ago hunter was diagnosis with pituitary dependence Cushing’s disease. He lost a lot of weight and hair through the process before medications got him to gain weight, grow a new coat of hair and gained his personality back. I think deserves to be draped in Draper because he has numerous skin and muscle issues still healing with his Cushing’s. It will make him comfortable at night and be refreshed during the day.”

 Thank you to all who participated. The judges had their work cut out for them this time! 

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Draper Therapies Goes to Fieldstone Show Park to Host the MHJ Adult Medal Finals

Located only 28 miles south of Boston in Halifax, Massachusetts is Fieldstone Show Park (FSP). On 100 acres, this premier equestrian facility hosts 4 weeks of “AA” and 4 star rated USEF events with $500,000 worth of prizes and prize money each season. With five, all-weather rings, an all-grass Grand Prix field, new VIP and spectators area and vendor areas it is no wonder that FSP is one of the most recognizable equestrian facility in the Northeast. Among the events held include the $50,000 and $25,000 Grand Prix, Massachusetts Hunter Jumper Finals and the $25,000 Grand Prix Boston Strong Rider Bonus. Participants come from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas to compete in professional, junior and amateur events.

Fieldstone is also the home of the Massachusetts Hunter Jumper Association (MHJ) Finals. These are equitation championship classes in which the exhibitors are judged on position, style, and fluidity of their courses. Exhibitors must have qualified for these classes by competing in qualifying classes throughout the year for their respective divisions. This year, Draper Therapies will be sponsoring the young adult (ages 18-35) medal final. “We are very excited to be a part of this event”, says Draper Therapies product manager Becky Shipps. “Teams of horses and riders work hard to qualify and prepare for their end of the season finals and we are looking forward to cheering on and supporting these teams at the MHJ finals,” she adds.

FSP is also open to spectators of all ages who wish to watch the competitors. Tickets are only $5.00 on Wednesdays through Saturdays and $10.00 on Grand Prix Sundays with on-sire parking for only $5.00. Entertainment for spectators also includes a weekly BBQ blowout, vendor row, dog puissance and agility showcase. Four- legged friends are also welcome but are required to be on a leash at all times.

Come stop by and watch the excitement of show jumping and MHJ Finals August 20th through the 25th! Don’t forget to stop by the Draper Therapies booth and say hello!

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