Meet the Team: Rachel Smith

Meet the Team: Rachel Smith

Organising the logistics of the business is a tall order and one which we have entrusted to Rachel Smith.

You may have already ‘met’ Rachel over email or telephone if you have contacted us before as she is based in our Head Office.

Due to it’s unique, patented technology, each Theraplate is made to order in the USA, meaning that a lot of organisation is needed from when it is ordered to the delivery of the new Theraplate. We deliver Theraplates all over the UK, that’s a lot of miles! Having a Logistics Manager as organised as Rachel is vital to making sure our clients receive their Theraplates as soon as possible.

With over 8 years of PA experience, she is the best person to keep on top of the logistics, orders and anything and everything else! Previously, Rachel has worked in private hospitals and in the health care industry. Rachel joined us in 2018 and has been fantastic at helping us keep on top of the general running of the business.

In her free time, Rachel is mainly occupied by her 1-year old daughter, Felicity and life as a Military Wife.

Fun Fact: The Archbishop of Canterbury had to grant Rachel her marriage licence and she had a Guard of Honour at her wedding!

To contact Rachel, please call 0800 955 2016 or email

Meet the Team Rachel Smith
BD Winter Regionals

BD Winter Regionals

With the Winter Regionals well under way, we are counting down the days until the British Dressage Winter Championships.

Seeing potential future dressage talent come through the ranks is really exciting for us and so sponsoring the BD Medium Winter Championships allows us to support and nurture future talent.

We have already seen talented combinations take some of the qualifying spots at Addington for the Championship at Hartpury in April.

The next regional qualifying dates are:

  • 14th – 16th Feb Summerhouse EC
  • 16 – 19th Feb Bishop Burton
  • 19th – 23rd Feb Easton & Otley College
  • 18th – 24th Feb Myerscough College
  • 19th – 24th Feb Merrist Wood
  • 22nd – 24th Feb Morris Equestrian
  • 26th – 2nd March Wellington Riding.

If you are attending Bishop Burton this weekend, our Operations Manager and TheraPlate Therapist Floss will be available for treatments from Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th February.

Sophie from Theraplate Cheshire will be attending Myerscough College on the 18th-24th February. We hope to see you there.

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!
Meet the Team: Dominic Fox

Meet the Team: Dominic Fox

Dominic (yellow) in his professional racing days.

Dominic Fox, Director of TheraPlate UK, has a wealth of experience within the equine industry, mostly shaped by his successful racing career which spans across the globe.

Dominic first began race riding in 2000 and was quickly named the Racing Schools Champion Apprentice. Other highlights include Dominic’s first ride and win in Dubai at Nad Al Sheba.

As with many successful jockeys, the highs came with a price. Dominic experienced a number of injuries from broken kneecaps, elbows and shoulders to collar bones and ribs. In 2009, Dominic decided to retire, this came after a devastating accident which left him having to be resuscitated twice.

However, this wasn’t to be the last time Dominic would hang up his breeches. Following a series of events in his personal life and the death of his father, Dominic decided to fulfil his father’s wishes and return to riding. In 2011, Dominic’s first ride back saw him winning at the Ayr Gold Cup meeting, soon followed by a win on the same horse at the Racing Post Trophy meeting at Doncaster. Fast forward to 2012, Dominic finished with a 40% strike rate for trainer Roger Varian and a 70% strike rate for Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum as well statistically being the leading claiming rider on the turf with a 15% strike rate.

Following this success, Dominic moved to the USA with his wife to continue race riding at top tracks such as Arlington Park, Churchill Downs and Keeneland. It was at this time that Dominic was first introduced to the TheraPlate.

Dominic Fox Horse Racer

Dominic (right) raced for many years.

In 2016, Dominic returned home to the UK to find his mother housebound and seriously ill from chronic Arthritis caused by undiagnosed Pneumonia from previous years. Dominic approached Chip Kreiling, founder of TheraPlate with the offer of distributing the TheraPlate in the UK. Dominic and wife Francesca had total faith in the TheraPlate after experiencing the revolutionary technology first hand in the USA. Upon the news that Chip had agreed, Francesca quit her job the next day, knowing that the TheraPlate had the ability to continue to grow in the UK.

Their first client was Dominic’s own mother who used the TheraPlate every day. Within 3-5 weeks, Dominic’s mother was mobile again and four months on, she was going out shopping, having coffee with friends, smiling and enjoying her life again.

Dominic can often be seen at events on the tradestand, so If you want to find out about the Theraplate contact us today.

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Phone: 0800 955 2016

Domin Fox and Family

Horses have always been a part of Dominic’s life. Pictured here with wife Francesca and daughter Pippa.

Dominic Fox
Dominic Fox
Dominic Fox
Dominic Fox TheraPlate Team
Dominic Fox

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!

Sarah Higgins is a talented dressage rider who has recently joined the TheraPlate revolution.

Sarah loves having a TheraPlate at her base which she shares with Chinese Olympic Event Rider, Alex Hua Tian.

Sarah’s career began when she first rode under the British flag on Pony European Championship teams. From this, Sarah continued her ridden career into horses and continues to build and strengthen her team. She has an exciting string of horses to campaign throughout 2019 with her pupil, Sarah Rao. The highlight of the year for Sarah is the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, where she hopes to finish on the podium, a fantastic way to finish the year!

As well as being a highly successful rider, Sarah is also passionate about coaching and attained her UKCC Level 3, where at the time she was the youngest person ever to hold it! Since then, she continues to coach her dressage and eventing clients and hopes to support them through to international success.

Sarah’s social media is a must follow, her hilarious sense of humor shines through on each post, which are relatable for equestrians of all levels! Like her on Facebook- Sarah Higgins Dressage.

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!

Meet the Team: Floss Smith

Meet the Team: Floss Smith

Left to right: Liam Cann, Erica Mulkern, Marc Diakiese, Floss Smith, Dominic Fox, Francesca Fox

Operations Manager and all round Wonder Woman, Floss Smith is a vital part of the TheraPlate UK team.

Floss also owns Yorkshire Equine Rehab Ltd, a specialist TheraPlate rehabilitation yard for horses which has also successfully helped humans too. Floss is our right-hand woman and oversees the management and daily running of TheraPlate UK, including training, organising staff and coming up with original ideas to further grow the company. Our very own Duracell Bunny, Floss is always busy either on the road, in the office or with clients.

If you have a question about the Theraplate, or need some advice on how to use it, Floss is your girl! You can also see Floss on our tradestands around the country with a glass of champagne in her hand, feel free to ask her absolutely anything about the Theraplate or rehabilitation, there’s not a lot she doesn’t know!

Fun Fact: Floss is multi talented and can play the violin, bassoon, flute, piano, saxophone, guitar and tenor horn as well as also having a secret talent of being able to hum and whistle at the same time!

If you want to get in contact with Floss to book a Theraplate session or just for some help and advice on the Theraplate, you can contact her on the links below.

TheraPlate Rehabilitation Specialist, YER Ltd Operations Manager, TheraPlate UK

Meet The Team

Introducing Dressage Star Victoria Maw

Introducing Dressage Star Victoria Maw

The TheraPlate Revolution continues to grow even further with the addition of Victoria Maw, International Dressage Rider, based in North Lincolnshire.

Victoria is a must-follow rider on social media, always posting hilarious videos, tips and generally brightening her followers’ day. As well as this, Victoria is a highly talented dressage rider who is dedicated to improving her horse’s wellbeing and performance.

Introducing Victoria Maw

Victoria is a 24yr old International Dressage Rider, based in North Lincolnshire. As well as a highly established rider, Victoria is also a UKCC level 3 Dressage Coach. Her top horse, Bon Rouge CH, has been trained by Victoria through the ranks from a green 6 year old to a successful Grand Prix horse.

Victoria is part of the BEF Excel Talent programme 2015-2019 and part of the BEF Young Professionals programme 2018-2019, supported by Lottery funding and UK Sport. As a Young Rider, Victoria represented Great Britain and has an exciting string of young horses behind her who she hopes to nurture through to International competition.

With high hopes for her horses, Victoria’s commitment to maintaining her equestrian athletes is highly important.

All of the horses on Victoria’s yard use the Theraplate daily, she says, “I’m now not sure what we would do without it because it has become a vital part of my horse’s routine.”

To keep up to date with Victoria’s progress, like her page on Facebook.

Introducing Dressage Star Victoria Maw
Dressage Star Victoria Maw
Dressage Star Victoria Maw

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