Denise Cole and the horse, Donnerprince

Professional’s Choice congratulates Denise Cole and her current mount Donnerprince on their recent win of the 2008 Dover National Merit Award. Denise also took home the USDF 3rd Level Adult Amateur Horse of the Year award.

The Dover National Merit Award is presented to riders that win three Dover medals within the same competition year. In addition to winning this award, Cole has also received her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Her current mount Donnerprince is a five year old Hanoverian Gelding pasture horse that lives on Cole’s 17 acres. Cole credits her riding knowledge to many longtime friends and associates including Professionals Choices’ Kelly McGinnis.

As an adult amateur, Cole is an inspiration to any up and coming amateur rider. “I think it’s very important to remember that for us, this is a hobby. We put the most amount of time we can into it, without sacrificing other areas in our lives,” says Cole. This seems to ring true as Cole is a busy mother, wife, and caretaker of her farm. Cole added, “Professional’s Choice products are affordable and provide everything I could ever need.” Denise uses only Professional’s Choice Leather Protection Boots, Ballistic Overreach Bell Boots, and the SMx Dressage Pad.

When asked what advice she’d give other amateur riders, Cole stated, “Being an amateur horse rider isn’t about how much you spend on your horse, or how fancy it is. It’s in cultivating the rideability, trainability, and safety of your horse. In the end, I always have to remember, my number one concern is my family and the horse thing just has to be fun!”

“Professional’s Choice believes Cole exemplifies the spirit of a true amateur rider, and we are honored she chooses our products for the comfort and protection of her horse,” stated Dal Scott Founder/CEO of Professional’s Choice Sports Medicine Inc.

The more comfortable the horse, the better the performance.

Professional’s Choice is a pioneer in producing products strictly with the well being of the horse in mind. As inventor and manufacturer of the original patented Sports Medicine Boot, the SMB Elite™ and the SMx Air Ride™ Saddle Pad, Professional’s Choice continually produces high quality products recognized by top trainers, professionals and everyday horseman all over the world. To locate an authorized Professional’s Choice dealer near you, call 800-331-9421 or use the Professional’s Choice Online Dealer Locator tool.

Professional’s Choice, a manufacturer of equine and orthopedic products, is renowned in the equine industry for its innovative products. As inventor and manufacturer of the original patented Sports Medicine Boot, the SMB Elite™ and the SMx Air Ride™ Saddle Pad and authorized licensee for Wrangler Apparel Corp., manufacturing Wrangler® and Twenty X™ equine products, gear bags and luggage, Professional’s Choice has earned the respect of top trainers, professionals and everyday horseman alike. For more information, or, for the location of your nearest authorized dealer, please contact Professional’s Choice Sports Medicine Products, Inc., at 800-331-9421, or visit them on the web at

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