Saugerties, NY (June 5, 2012) – Draper Equine Therapy is proud to announce they will present the “Best Foot Forward” Award during Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival, July 6-8, 2012 at HITS on the Hudson. Draper is known for sponsoring the Best Foot Forward award at many prestigious show circuits, where they recognize riders who exhibit outstanding attitude and effort towards putting their best foot forward.
“Here at Draper, we’re dedicated to giving back to those who possess a positive manner both in the show ring and out. It is a behavior in which anyone can choose to project that enables a ripple effect of ‘good vibes’ to be passed on,” said Kat Wojtylak, Product Manager of Draper Equine Therapy. “’Inspire and lead by example.’ This is a line taken from our Draper Diddy’s which not only helps us focus on who we are, but it’s something that we are excitedly looking forward to find and reward.”
Saugerties, NY (July 13, 2010) – Pan Am Gold Medalist Lauren Sammis, who is back in the Grand Prix show ring with Al Guden’s Sagacious HF, spent time with young dressage riders recently when she served as a judge at Lendon Gray’s Youth Dressage Festival at Hits-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Sammis, who worked for Gray as a working student starting in her early years, was thrilled to take part in Gray’s annual Youth Dressage Festival, an event that attracts young riders from around the world.
“I judged the 7-9 year olds and the 16-17 year olds and they were unbelievably cute and adorable,” Sammis said. “This is exactly what you want your children to be involved with because they were braiding their own horses and ponies, taking written exams and taking part in an equitation class series.”