New Brand Ambassadors Alex Hua Tian and Sarah Higgins

New Brand Ambassadors Alex Hua Tian and Sarah Higgins

TheraPlate UK are pleased to welcome dressage rider, Sarah Higgins and event rider, Alex Hua Tian, to their brand ambassador team.

Sarah and Alex share a base in Cheshire, where they ride, train , teach and compete. They have had a TheraPlate on the yard for 12 months, and use it regularly with their horses.

Alex prolific career highlights include qualifying for his home Olympic Games in 2008 Beijing at just 18, making him the youngest ever eventer at the Olympics and the first ever competitor for China. Since then, Alex has competed at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy and won a silver medal at the Asian Games too with Temujin.

Alex said, “With a yard full of performance horses, Sarah and I are always conscious of how we can improve their general management. For us, the TheraPlate has proven to be an incredibly versatile tool and a great investment.”

Sarah said “For us the TheraPlate was a must have piece of equipment. Since its arrival it has become an essential part of our day to day routine for ourselves and the horses.“

Dominic Fox, of TheraPlate UK explains “We are really pleased that Sarah and Alex have joined the team, they join a number of international brand ambassadors including Olympians and Team riders, it’s been great working with them”.

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!
New Brand Ambassadors Alex Hua Tian and Sarah Higgins

Image credit: Paul Xia Photography

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Competition T&Cs

Competition T&Cs

These general terms and conditions apply in addition to any specific terms and conditions which may be mentioned in any promotion of or messages about that competition, prize draw, vote or poll on any platform (“interaction information”).

Together these general terms and conditions and the interaction information shall be referred to as the “interaction terms and conditions”. To the extent that there is any inconsistency between these general terms and conditions and any interaction information, the interaction information will prevail.

The interaction terms and conditions may be amended at any time without prior notice. It is your responsibility to ensure you review the current interaction terms and conditions before entering any competition.

By taking part in the competition, you accept and agree to the interaction terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of the interaction terms and conditions, then you should not take part in the competition.

We recommend that you print and store or save a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference during the competition.

A. General Competition and Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

The following general terms and conditions apply to all competitions and prize draws.

1. Eligibility

1.1. Entrants must meet the eligibility requirements as specified in the interaction terms and conditions.

1.2. Entrants must be residents of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands and must be aged 18 years or over at the time of entry, unless specified otherwise.

1.3. Entrants must only enter via social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter before 2pm on Sunday 16th June 2019. (Entries open at 7am on Wednesday 8th May 2019)

1.4. If selected as a winner of a prize draw or competition, the winner must provide a UK, Isle of Man or Channel Islands address for delivery of the prize.

1.5. Employees and members of their immediate families (including any live-in partner) of TheraPlate UK or those associated with the operation or promotion of the competition or prize draw are ineligible to enter. Any such entries are invalid.

1.6. TheraPlate UK reserves the right in its sole discretion to ask for evidence to verify the age, identity and/or eligibility of an entrant at any time, and to use any channels and methods available to carry out checks of any details provided. TheraPlate UK may withhold delivery of a prize until it has received such evidence from the winner and failure to provide such evidence in a timely manner may result in forfeiture of the prize.

2. Entry

2.1. The opening date and closing date and time for entries are as indicated in the interaction information. Any entries received before the competition or prize draw opens or after the closing date and time will not be counted.

2.2. For competition entry, entrants must complete the task(s) specified and submit the information as indicated in the interaction information. For prize draw entry, entrants must submit the information as indicated in the interaction information. 2.3. Entrants may be required to provide their full name, full contact telephone number (including area code if providing a landline number) or other method of contact (if applicable), email address and/or any other information as specified at the time of entering the promotion. This information cannot be amended once an entrant has entered the promotion.

2.4. Entry to the promotion must be by the applicable method(s) as indicated in the interaction information which may include any (but not necessarily all) of the following: 2.4.1. Social media entry: entry is via social media only including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Entrants must take a photograph of themselves on the TheraPlate UK tradestand at the Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019 or the Bolesworth International Horse Show and post the image to social media using the hashtag #TheraplateEscape to enter. Entrants must have their social media accounts set to public so that hashtags can be visible and must tag the TheraPlate UK Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page on the post. Entries made only between 7am Wednesday 8th May 2019 and 2pm Sunday 16th June 2019 will be valid. The winner will be selected at random and announced shortly after the closing of the competition.

2.5. Entries must not be sent in through agents, third parties or on behalf of another person unless otherwise specified in the interaction information. Such entries are void. Bulk entries are void and cannot be accepted. If a minimum of 50 entries are not met, TheraPlate UK and its agents will cancel the competition and prize.

2.6. In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the correctness or acceptability of any answers given by entrants, or the operation of any part of the competition or prize draw service, networks or systems, the decision of the TheraPlate UK shall be final.

3. The Prize

3.1. The prize is subject to availability and to winner confirmation, i.e. TheraPlate UK has managed to contact the winner and confirm eligibility. The prize is also subject to the terms and conditions of the prize provider, TheraPlate UK.

3.2. Unless otherwise specified, all elements relating to a prize must be taken up during one period. The winner (and their companion(s) if applicable) will be required to hold a valid passport, any required visas and/or other necessary travel documentation. Where the prize relates to travel for more than one person, the winner and their companion(s) must travel together, departing from and returning to the same location at the same time and on the same itinerary. The value of £2000 may be used towards the holiday of the winner’s choice. If the holiday value does not total £2000 then the remaining monies cannot be transferred into the winner’s account, it is only valid and will only be paid to a travel company directly.

3.3. The winner (and where applicable, their companion(s)) is (are) required to comply with all instructions and requirements as may be specified by TheraPlate UK or any authorised third party to receive and/or take up the prize, including but not limited to providing responses within specified time frames, adhering to the itinerary, completing any required forms and delivering any required documentation. TheraPlate UK will not be liable to the winner or any other persons where they fail to comply with such instructions and such failure may result in forfeiture of the prize.

3.4. The winner (and where applicable, their companion(s)) may be required to provide their signature as proof of their agreement to relevant waivers, releases and/or consents when taking up the prize. Failure to sign any relevant documentation may result in forfeiture of the prize.

3.5. The prize excludes all other costs and arrangements not expressly included in the prize. Additional charges and expenses incurred for goods, services, attractions, facilities, upgrades, activities, insurance and events not expressly included in the prize are payable solely by the winner (and where applicable their companion(s)). TheraPlate UK will not be held liable where such charges and/or expenses are incurred, and no refund or reimbursement will be made. TheraPlate UK will accept no responsibility where the winner is unable to pay in full any such charges and/or expenses.

3.6. For delivery of the prize, you may be required to be available at a specified time and place.

3.7. No cash equivalent (where applicable) or alternative prize will be given at the request of the winner and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, TheraPlate UK reserves the right to change the prize or any part of the prize to an alternative of equal or greater value for any reason in its sole discretion including without limitation due to circumstances beyond its control or if any part of the prize becomes unavailable. If for any reason the winner chooses not to take up the prize or any part of the prize, TheraPlate UK reserves the right to ask the winner to confirm this in writing and, whether or not such confirmation is received, TheraPlate UK will be able to retain or dispose of the prize (or part of the prize) at its own discretion.

3.8. TheraPlate UK may refuse to provide a prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of non-entitlement under the interaction terms and conditions or an entrant’s breach of the interaction terms and conditions, fraud or dishonesty, including but not limited to the use of technology which enables an entrant to evade applicable charges when entering the promotion.

3.9. TheraPlate UK and their agents will not be liable where a prize has been lost, damaged or stolen following delivery and such prize will not be replaced.

4. Winner Selection

4.1. Where the winner is randomly selected, the draw for the winner will take place immediately after closing of the competition unless stipulated otherwise. The winner will be the first entry drawn at random from all valid entries, subject to eligibility and winner confirmation.

5. Winner Contact

5.1. General contact: The winner will be contacted as soon as practicable on or after the draw date as indicated in the interaction information. The winner will be contacted via private message on whichever social channel they used to enter whereby they will have 1 hour to accept or decline the prize.

5.2. Time critical: The prize must be taken up within 6 months of the close date of the competition, the competition will be considered “time critical”.

5.3. If the winner cannot be contacted or successful contact is not made within the time periods set out in clauses 5.1 to 5.2 above or as otherwise set out in the interaction information (as applicable) or if the winner fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements or is otherwise unable to comply with the interaction terms and conditions, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and TheraPlate UK reserves the right to disqualify that entrant (without further liability to that entrant) and offer the prize to the next eligible entrant and thereafter until a winner is found.

5.4. Any entrant and/or winner must comply with any directions given to him or hereby TheraPlate UK and/or their agents and with all relevant laws, rules and regulations, restrictions, itinerary. Failure to comply with instructions, itineraries, rules, restrictions, requirements, laws and guidelines may result in an invalid entry and/or forfeiture of the prize.

5.5 TheraPlate UK is committed to operating interactive services, including without limitation competitions, prize draws, voting and interactive polls, fairly and to preventing abuse of its systems, as well as those of its agents and sub-contractors.

5.6 For this reason, TheraPlate UK reserve the right to disqualify and/or discount entries, votes or polls if they have reasonable grounds to suspect, at their sole discretion, having regard to all the circumstances and information available at the relevant time, any of the following:

5.6.1. activity has occurred that is designed to excessively manipulate the outcome of the interactive service; or

5.6.2. votes, polls or entries have been made in breach of the interaction terms and conditions; or

5.6.3. there has been any activity which TheraPlate UK consider is designed to unfairly influence the interactive service and/or provide an unfair advantage to the entrant or the making or disguising of multiple entries or votes by an individual entrant using multiple different social media accounts.

5.7. If we have reason to believe that an individual entrant to our competitions or prize draws has made 30 or more entries (or such other level as set out in the interaction information) using different accounts (or other details on which limits on number of entries are based) from any one entry platform then TheraPlate UK will treat this as an attempt to unfairly influence the competition or prize draw and all entries submitted by that entrant will be discounted.

5.8. If we determine that an individual has attempted to unfairly influence or manipulate an interactive service then in addition to disqualification and/or discounting entries, votes or polls for that interactive service we may (in our sole discretion) ban that individual from future interactive services and disqualify and/or discount any future entries, votes or polls made in respect of our interactive services.

6. Liability

6.1. Nothing in the interaction terms and conditions restricts your statutory rights as a consumer. For more details on these statutory rights you should contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizens Advice Bureau.

6.2. Nothing in the interaction terms and conditions shall exclude or limit TheraPlate UK’s liability for death or personal injury caused by their staff or suppliers’ negligence or for fraud or for any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by law or regulation.

6.3. None of TheraPlate UK or its agents can promise that the services relating to a competition, prize draw, vote or poll will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of any problem. TheraPlate UK nor its agents accept responsibility where all or any part of the service relating to a competition, prize draw, vote or poll is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.

6.4. TheraPlate UK and/or its agents do not accept responsibility for any fault, malfunction, damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you as an entrant or participant howsoever arising from participating in a competition, prize draw, vote or poll or from accepting any prize whether due to any error, omission by the TheraPlate UK, or their employees, agents or others or by any other cause. Similarly, TheraPlate UK are not responsible for any damage or loss caused to you which is not reasonably foreseeable to you or TheraPlate UK.

6.5. TheraPlate UK and/or its agents will not be liable to reimburse the cost or expenses incurred in entering the competition.

6.6. TheraPlate UK and/or its agents do not accept responsibility in the event that any entry is lost, delayed or not received properly.

6.7. TheraPlate UK and/or its agents reserve the right to amend any element of a competition, prize draw, vote or poll for reasons beyond their reasonable control, including but not limited to the unavailability of the vote, poll, competition or prize draw entry platform before the closing date, or for strike, lock-out, labour dispute, illness, act of God, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, war, riot, civil commotion, accident, epidemic or pandemic, malicious damage, fire, flood and/or storm, compliance with law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, breakdown of plant, machinery or transportation. TheraPlate UK and/or its agents are not responsible for any loss or damage caused to you as a result of any of these occurrences.

7. Privacy

7.1. Information and data (“personal data”) which is provided by you when you enter a competition or prize draw will be held by the TheraPlate UK and may be used by TheraPlate UK and their service providers, network operators, suppliers and contractors for the purposes of administering and fulfilling the competition or prize draw. You agree that this includes without limitation that we may contact you if there is an issue with the interactive service. All personal details will be handles responsibility in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

7.2. By taking part in the competition, prize draw, vote or poll (as applicable) you agree to participate in publicity at TheraPlate UK’s request if you are the winner of a competition or prize draw. You agree that TheraPlate UK may in its sole discretion use the winner’s (and if applicable their companion’s) name and image and their comments relating to the prize and their experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid.

8. General

8.1. You agree that you do not have any commercial relationship with TheraPlate UK and that you are not an agent of TheraPlate UK.

8.2. The interaction terms and conditions are available in English only and shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.

What’s it like being a Therapist? With Manx TheraPlate

What’s it like being a Therapist? With Manx TheraPlate

Joanna with TheraPlate founder, Chip Kreiling

Taking the plunge to be a TheraPlate Therapist can be daunting! How better to find out all about this unique business opportunity than from one of our Therapists?

Joanna Priest owns Manx Theraplate and operates on the Isle of Man. At just 32 miles long and 16 miles wide, you would think that this would limit Joanna’s client basis and make growing her business difficult… However, because of the unique technology of the Theraplate, Joanna and her Theraplates are in high demand on the Isle of Man!

We found out from Joanna exactly what it’s like running your own Theraplate Therapist business and how you too could make it work.

What is a “normal” day for you?

I work part time Monday to Wednesday until 2pm, so I build my diary around what bookings I have and what I have planned for my own horses and/or things I have got on that week. I get up at 5.45am Mon-Wed to get the horses done (I have 4 in total, 3 in work 1 retired) and then head to work for 8.30am. When I leave there, I either go home to my human Theraplate treatments, or to my parent’s house where I keep the horses, to work and finish them off for the evening, then after that I will treat my human clients from home. Wednesday evenings I head to a local livery yard where I have 6-10 horses that I treat either weekly or fortnightly. The Isle of Man is only 32 miles long and 16 miles wide so not far to travel. My day is so varied between people and horses it’s never the same. I’ve treated over 10 people in one day before!

What car do you use to transport your Theraplate in?

I have a Ford Focus, it can carry a K21, K6 and a K4 all at once!

Do you mainly treat horses, humans or animals or all of the above?

I only treat people and horses. There is also now a dedicated dog Theraplate on the Isle of Man.

How did you first hear about Theraplate? When did you begin operating as a Therapist?

Originally, I saw it on Facebook. We were actually looking at water treadmills, but did some research into the Theraplate and decided that it would be the better option for us. We have been using it on our four horses now for 14 months!

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Did you begin working as a therapist on a part time or full-time basis?

My sister and I decided to go mobile in order to help cover our monthly finance costs for the K21 unit. I was later made redundant and worked with TheraPlate UK at Bolesworth Horse Show for the week. After thinking things through, we decided that the Isle of Man would benefit from the human theraplate as well, we have so many cyclists, horse riders, runners, bikers, it’s a huge sporting island! However, I am amazed how many people have contacted me, it really is amazing to see the Theraplate being used by all of these different people.

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What’s your top tips to anyone thinking about becoming a therapist?

Think about your customer base before you start, how far you would be prepared to travel, you will end up working some unsociable hours to build up your business but once you have a good client base you can start making it work for you. I would advise investing in advertising to reach new potential clients too. With Theraplate, the client basis is wide so you have lots of people you could target! A good reputation and recommendations are also extremely helpful!

Do you have any top tips on how to be a successful Theraplate Therapist?

Be flexible, friendly, helpful and listen to your clients.

What is the best thing about being a Theraplate Therapist?

I like visiting lots of people and horses and the flexibility is also fabulous!

If you could have any job, what would you do?

I’ve worked very hard for the last 30 years in finance and the food industry, so I’m loving doing this job, especially the flexibility and the freedom!

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What’s It Like Being a TheraPlate UK Therapist?

What’s It Like Being a TheraPlate UK Therapist?

We are currently looking to expand our Theraplate Therapist team! Being an independent Theraplate Therapist is a dream job for many.

Whilst we can offer help and guidance with setting up your Theraplate Therapist business, it’s usually better coming straight from the horse’s mouth… We asked our Operations Manger, Independent Theraplate Therapist and Owner of Yorkshire Equine Rehab Ltd, Floss Smith what it’s like to be a self employed therapist.

What is a “normal” day in the life of a Theraplate therapist?

Weekdays are usually pretty routine now as I limit it to my regular clients as we are so busy at TheraPlate UK HQ (TPUK).

How many treatments a day do you do?

Anywhere between 5 and 10 as individual client visits so I try and group the areas together. Weekends however are usually yard visits and I can get 20-30 done at one site or sometimes two if in the same area. It really does depend on how busy I want to be, I’d be doing 30 horses a day if it was up to my clients!

How far do you travel?

I travel throughout Yorkshire but have gone to Dumfries, Pembrokeshire… Having my own business gives me the flexibility to judge where I want to go and if it will be worthwhile.

What car do you use to transport your Theraplate in?

I initially started with a VW Polo with the seats down and then moved onto a Skoda, also with seats down. These were easy to load the plates into as it had a low boot, but not practical for anything else. I now have a Mitsubishi L200 pickup which is great, but a bit more difficult to load into alone. I’ve worked out how to make it a bit easier for myself, previously I’ve used a wheely bin for a bit of extra height! I got 2x K21s and a K6 in my Skoda though!

Do you mainly treat horses, humans or animals or all of the above?

Mainly horses but the owners always want to jump on too! I do a lot of dogs, the odd sheep and a pig. I also rent out a K4 unit for humans.

How did you first hear about Theraplate? When did you first begin treating?

I first heard about Theraplate in October/November 2017… I was actually looking for a water treadmill for my rehab yard but the more I looked the more I went off the idea. I saw TheraPlate UK and trialled it at home and since then I’ve not looked back!

Did you begin working as a therapist on a part time or full-time basis?

I started on part time basis for mobile treatments as I had a static yard. Slowly the mobile side took over more and more, I was also selling Theraplates too. I now work closely with TheraPlate UK as their Operations Manager.

What’s your top tips to anyone thinking about becoming a therapist?

Don’t over complicate it!! You have to work hard at your own business and client base but there are so many horses, humans, dogs etc. around who can use the Theraplate, the work is plentiful. Being a business owner takes a lot of drive, never take your foot off the gas and expect to keep moving forward.

Do you have any top tips on how to be a successful Theraplate Therapist?

Understand your equipment, do the research!! Don’t worry what everyone else is doing, it should not be competitive. TheraPlate UK are about the horse first and foremost.

What is the best thing about being a Theraplate Therapist?

Being part of a community with the other TheraPlate UK Therapists but maintaining individuality with my own business.

And just for fun…

If you could have any job, what would you do?

A crane driver. I LOVE cranes.

If you would like a treatment with Floss, please contact Yorkshire Equine Rehab today.

To find out more about how you can become a TheraPlate UK Therapist, please contact us for further information.

Phone: 0800 955 2016
Website: www.theraplateuk.com
Email: hello@theraplateuk.com

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Meet The Team
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Showjumper Lilly Aspell joins the Theraplate Revolution

Showjumper Lilly Aspell joins the Theraplate Revolution

Future show jumping talent, Lilly Aspell joins the Theraplate revolution as one of our recent Brand Ambassadors after trying the theraplate at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show.

Lilly can regularly be seen on the pony show jumping circuit with her ponies Pepper and Lord. Already with a qualifying ticket for the Royal International at Hickstead, 2019 promises to be an even bigger year for Team Aspell.

At just 11 years old, Lilly keeps busy by combining her interests in acting and showjumping. Lilly was always destined to be a fantastic rider with both of her parents being professional jockeys, Lilly followed in their footsteps and completed her first hunter trial before she could walk!

After being scouted, Lilly’s acting career took off as she played Young Diana in the legendary film, Wonder Woman. 2019 looks set to be a fantastic year for Lilly and her ponies as she continues to go from strength to strength. The addition of a Theraplate to her yard has also proved highly valuable. We can’t wait to follow the success of Team Aspell!

Getting To Know “Bonecrusher”

Getting To Know “Bonecrusher”

It’s tough being at the top, but that’s right where Marc Diakiese AKA “Bonecrusher” intends to stay with his epic fight night on Saturday 16th March looming.

Find out a bit more about “Bonecrusher” as we catch up with him:

How did you first get into UFC fighting?

I walked into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) gym one day and there was no turning back. I was curious to see what else I could do and began training and learning the basics. A few years later, once I discovered Mixed Martial Arts(MMA), I couldn’t believe how much I was missing out on and was hooked, I wanted to learn it all and be the best. I made my UFC debut 3 years ago in 2016.

How many hours a week do you train?

I usually train 25-30 hours per week

How do you use the Theraplate in your training sessions?

After a long days training, often consisting of 2/3 hard sessions, I use the Theraplate. I just follow the protocol on the app on my phone for Post Exercise, it’s so easy!

What’s your favourite quote/words to live by?

“Grind” “The best has yet to come” “Keep the faith and never lose your perseverance”

What’s your 2019 goals?

In terms of competition, I want to win fights obviously but to do this I also want to also keep a good headspace and make every day count.

The Theraplate can be used by athletes of all shapes and sizes. Get in touch with us today to find out more about the Theraplate.

Getting To Know "Bonecrusher"

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