Olympic dressage riders Fiona Bigwood and Anders Dahl are to be sponsored by Swedish based therapeutic clothing company Back on Track, the company has announced.
British Olympic silver medallist Fiona and her husband, Danish Olympian, Anders Dahl have been using Back on Track products for their horses’ wellbeing for over seven years. Anders first used the products when his grand prix level horse, Bukowski, sustained a tendon injury. Anders explained: “A friend from New Zealand recommended using Back on Track bandages and pillow wraps to speed up Bukowski’s recovery. The horse healed way better than expected and faster than we anticipated. The Back on Track wraps made a huge difference.” Bukowski encountered no further leg problems and went on to compete successfully with South Korean rider, Kim Dong-Seon at both the World Equestrian Games in 2014 and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Fiona said: “We have used the Back on Track bandages, wraps and rugs on all our horses since seeing the effect the wraps had on Bukowski. Anders and I are delighted to be announcing Back on Track as our official sponsor.”
Wellbeing, suppleness and ability to perform are at the heart of Fiona and Anders’ equine training schedules which fits in very well with the Back on Track ethos of prepare, perform and recover. The Back on Track products are made from high performance Welltex™ fabric. The Welltex is infused with ceramic particles that cause long wave infra-red heat to radiate back towards the body. The body responds positively to the infra-red wave, increasing circulation, which can relieve joint tension, maximise performance and help avoid injury.
Fiona said: “The management of the horses is key to their success. Back on Track products are very effective, simple to use and hard wearing. Our horses wear the rugs and bandages daily. Back on Track are better than any other products we have used. We are expecting the horses to perform at the top of their game and I think it is important that we use the best products to help them do this.”
Fiona and Anders horses, Atterupgaards Orthilia and Selten travelled out to Brazil for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics wearing their Back on Track rugs and leg wraps for the entire journey. Anders continued: “We always travel the horses in the Back on Track pillow wraps, bandages and Mesh rug whether it is by road or air. They always arrive looking well and fit.”
Back on Track UK Brand Manager, Georgia Keegan said: “We are thrilled to welcome Fiona and Anders to the Back on Track team. Their enthusiasm for the Back on Track range is great to see and we are delighted that both Fiona and Anders, their horses and their staff will benefit from our products.”
The Back on Track range offers clothing and braces for horses, humans and dogs to support supple muscles and joints. For more information, to download a copy of our brochure or find a local stockist, visit www.backontrack.com or email [email protected]