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Elisa Wallace joins Equiflexsleeve’s sponsored rider team
Providing convenient support for your horse’s legs and added peace of mind for you
April 12, 2015, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA — The revolutionary product that is replacing the need for traditional standing wraps in the equine world, Equiflexsleeve, today announced that Elisa Wallace is the newest rider to join team of Equiflexsleeve sponsored riders.
Elisa Wallace comes from a long history of horsemen; her father is both a trainer and event rider while her mother has bred and raised young horses for many years. Elisa has followed in her family’s footsteps and blazed a trail in the eventing world. By age 9, she broke records as the youngest eventer to win a gold medal at the Georgia State Games in Combined Training. Since then, Elisa has earned a number of accolades, most recently winning fifth place with her Mustang mare, Hwin, at the 2015 Poplar Place March Horse Trials Novice level.
Elisa has also been busy preparing for her upcoming CCl4* debut. She will be riding Jill Hopcroft’s Simply Priceless, or “Johnny”, a 13 year old Australian Thoroughbred at this year’s Rolex Kentucky three day event. “We have been in Ocala to prepare with Karen O’Connor, which really helped a lot. We’ve been on “plan A” with him the whole time, everything has been geared towards Rolex and getting him fit. Combined tests in Ocala were a good prep for him.”
“It’s amazing to be a part of the Equiflexsleeve team. The engineering behind the compression socks are great for the horses. The sleeves give you peace of mind because grooms can put them on and the instructions are so simple – no worries about bandage bows!” Elisa says when asked what it means to be joining the Equiflexsleeve team of sponsored riders.
Elisa and Johnny will be using the Equiflexsleeves at Rolex to help support Johnny’s legs in between eventing rounds. “Equiflexsleeves are especially well-suited for Simply Priceless, because he’s known to be sensitive. Especially on his dark legs, fungus and other things are always a worry. Equiflexsleeves provide superior comfort and support.”
Equiflexsleeves are safe and easy to use, and an advantageous time-saver for eventers during busy competitions. In addition to competition horses, Equiflexsleeve helps pleasure horses, older equines, and those recovering from injury. Aiding in the reduction of joint, tendon, and ligament swelling as well as issues such as wind puffs, Equiflexsleeves offer vital support and comfort for a horse’s legs.
Equiflexsleeve takes the place of traditional standing wraps and can be worn for longer periods of time than traditional wraps. Unlike traditional wraps, the sleeve allows heat to dissipate, does not immobilize the joints, and remains in position as swelling decreases. Available in 7 different sizes fitting both front and hind legs, riders can choose between 8 eye-catching colors. See Equiflexsleeve.com for more information on Equiflexsleeve products and endorsements.
Created in early 2009 by Mary Leibold, Equiflexsleeve takes the place of traditional standing wraps and can be worn for longer periods of time than traditional wraps. Unlike traditional wraps, the sleeve allows heat to dissipate, does not immobilize the joints and remains in position as swelling decreases. A proprietary blend of multi-tensioned fibers infused with antimicrobial technology, the Equiflexsleeve acts as a compression sleeve/therapeutic joint support for horses. Made in the USA, Equiflexsleeves are available at selected retailers in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
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