Zorro Rides Off with Canadian National Arabian Championship, Reserve Championship, and TheraPlate Peak Performance Award

26. Sep 17 | 22:47 | By | Category: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Mimi Stanley won the TheraPlate Peak Performance Award at the AHA Canadian National Championship Wolkenzorro+// (Photo courtesy Photo courtesy Jeff Janson Photography)

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada  (September 26, 2017) — While half-Arabian, half-American Warmblood stallion Wolkenzorro+// is easy to notice in the show ring because of his unique overo coloring, he is also easy to remember because of his performance. The 13-year-old stallion, owned by Sally Henry and competed by FEI dressage trainer Mimi Stanley, certainly made a lasting impression at the recent 2017 Canadian National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship Horse Show at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Wolkenzorro+//, known in the barn as Zorro, won the Second Level Dressage National Championship, the Reserve National Championship in Third Level, and the TheraPlate Peak Performance Award in honor of his excellent fitness.

Mimi Stanley, an experienced trainer with over two dozen National Championship titles from the Canadian National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship Horse Show in past years, was proud to ride Zorro to such high scores. “I’ve been competing him now for four years this fall. He’s been such a fun horse to develop; I really enjoy him. He’ll be stepping out into the Prix St. Georges next spring. He’s on a good path.”

For Stanley, working with her horses through every step of their path is a priority. Stanley co-owns Prairie Rose Training Center Dressage in Bismarck, North Dakota, alongside her mother. Like TheraPlate, the Stanley family believes that top-quality horse care is key to success down centerline.

“Some of the most important things for me in training are to be correct, make the training very horse-friendly, and be progressive, so that you’re really building the athlete and building the right muscle groups,” Stanley explained. “I also do some cross training and turn out the horses often. My goal is always to bring the horses up the levels, but to do it in a very responsible way so that we really make them into the most beautiful athletes that we can.”

TheraPlate Revolution Therapy Platforms, the Official Therapy Plate of the US Equestrian, provides equestrians with a simple and affordable means to give their horses excellent care. When horses stand on the TheraPlate therapy platform, they experience increased circulation, rapid healing, reduced pain, reduced swelling, and much more. The company rewards riders who exhibit quality horse care though their horses’ fitness at major horse shows such as the Canadian National Championships.

Stanley and Zorro received a commemorative ribbon and silver trophy as the newest TheraPlate Peak Performance Award winners. “I’ve worked at farms that have used TheraPlate before, and I really believe that the TheraPlate produces results,” Stanley said. “It’s just so nice to have sponsors like TheraPlate step in and add something like this for the awards. We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into getting to the point that the horses can perform like this, so it’s wonderful to be recognized!”

To find out more about why top equestrians across the world use the TheraPlate to achieve their fitness and wellness goals for their horses, visit www.theraplate.com, call toll-free (800) 920-3685, or call (817) 629-5171. A free, no-obligation TheraPlate three-week trial is also available.


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