Germantown, TN (June 14, 2011) – Grand Prix show jumper Michael Tokaruk, a Draper Equine Therapy Advisory Board member, dominated the Grand Prix ring at the Germantown Charity Horse Show in Germantown, Tennessee. In the $25,000 Grand Prix, Tokaruk placed first on Roger Rabbit owned by Castle Point Farm LLC, second on his own horse Lord Byron and fifth on Gama Righter Z, owned by Peggy Jones of Germantown.
“This is the second time I have won the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grand Prix,” Tokaruk said. “The first time was on Lord Byron in 2005. Germantown has always been a fun event and a highlight on the local calendar.”
Tokaruk added that the excitement of the Germantown Grand Prix was topped off by unpredictable weather. “The weather was very hot all week and severe storms rolled through just in time for the jump-off to begin,” he said. “The rain started when I was on my second jump-off horse, Roger Rabbit, and really opened up for my last horse Lord Byron. We didn’t let it faze us, however, and the weather provided a very dramatic ending. The horses were all fantastic and I am thrilled to have a nice string of mounts to show in the grand prix right now.”
Kat Wojtylak, Product Manager at Draper Therapies, said Draper Equine Therapy is pleased to have Michael as part of Draper’s Advisory Board. “We are thrilled that Michael was able to step into the winner’s circle and many of the top ten positions in the Germantown Grand Prix for that matter,” Wojtylak said. “Michael has been working extremely hard to make this happen and we’re proud to be part of such an amazing and successful team.”
Tokaruk said he relies on products from Draper Equine Therapy, makers of therapeutic horse and rider products featuring the innovative “smart fiber” Celliant. “I use the Draper Equine Therapy Cooler before and after each class. The cooler warms up the horse’s muscles and gets their blood flowing,” Tokaruk said. “I have been using Draper products for several years now and I really do notice a difference in our horses. Draper has research behind their products, and from personal experience I can really say they work.”
Draper Equine Therapy works with competitive and high profile riders, such as Tokaruk, to represent their company and stand behind their technologically advanced products. Tokaruk added that he also uses the Draper polo wraps on his horses and has used Draper Body Therapy products on himself. “Michael really understands the benefits of the Draper products, which help increase circulation and decrease pain,” Wojtylak said. “Draper is committed to helping riders worldwide discover the therapeutic benefits of our products and we look forward to rider’s everywhere discovering first-hand how our products work. All of our products are made with Celliant, a revolutionary technology that harnesses the body’s natural energy through the use of minerals and gemstones.”
Draper offers three complete lines of Celliant enhanced products: Draper Body Therapy; Draper Equine Therapy; and Draper Canine Therapy. Draper Body Therapy offers products ranging from athletic gear to spa therapy, all offering the wonderful benefits of Celliant. The specific product line includes eye pillows, shoulder wraps, T-shirts, blankets, sport supports, sleep liners, socks and back belts. The Draper Equine Therapy line, designed to help horses build stamina and recover faster from exertion and injury, includes everything from leg wraps and blankets, to quarter sheets, hock boots and anti-sweat sheets. Complimentary to their other lines, Draper Canine Therapy offers smaller four-legged friends the same benefits in the form of beds, wraps and blankets.
“Draper’s products really have revolutionized the therapeutic clothing market for horses, riders and canines and anyone not familiar with us should certainly check out our website,” Wojtylak said. For more information on Draper Equine Therapy, visit their website at www.draperequinetherapy.com. Products containing Celliant have no adverse effects as they work directly with the body to make it more efficient and can be used continually.