We were so pleased to be able to host our second annual SmartPak Horse Fun Show at Beland Stables in Lakeville, MA last month! We invited SmartPakers and their friends and family to participate, volunteer, or spectate, and all the proceeds went to one of our favorite rescues — Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue in Pawling, NY. Akindale is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation committed to the rescue, rehab and retraining of Thoroughbreds no longer able to race. They have over a hundred horses and quite a few mouths to feed! One of these adorable mouths belongs to Sherm, pictured below:
Check out Akindale and all the horses available to adopt out by following this link:
From Leadline to Barrels, we had a little something for everyone at this show. It was really a treat to get everyone together to enjoy a day filled with horses and fun. We lucked out and had a beautiful sunny day, well-behaved horses, and only a couple of sunburns.
Bjorn, our web designer, aboard Cruiser, showing off his skills and his brand new patriotic helmet in our Leadline class with his trusty lead, Sara from Customer Care:
Jessica, from our marketing department, aboard Huckleberry Finn galloping away from a successful barrel run:
No horse show is complete without a costume class! Our entries included a traditional Arabian costume, a princess & unicorn, and a peacock! What good sports these horses are!
Elizabeth from Customer Care with Razz:
Payton, a fellow boarder of Jenny’s, with Val:
Jenny from Customer Care with Chief:
We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again next year!
From Left: Molly from Merchandising riding Boba Fett owned by Gina; Gina from Finance sporting all the girls’ ribbons; Ellen from Customer Care and Emily from Accounting.