2013 NRHA Derby Recap

Where to begin? This year’s trip to the NRHA Derby was full of fun, excitement, and amazing horses. SmartPaker Megan and I were in Oklahoma City for eight days and we had the opportunity to talk with tons of customers and riders about SmartSupplements and our awesome line of Rockin’ SP tack. Although I love going to all kinds of trade shows for SmartPak, I always get particularly excited to go to the NRHA shows. Back before I worked at SmartPak I was an intern at McQuay Stables, home of our sponsored rider Tim McQuay. It is so much fun for me to see all of the awesome reining horses that are related to the studs, mares, and foals that I used to work with every day!

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The week was jam-packed with fun activities. I take pictures of everything, so here are a few of the week’s highlights:
On Tuesday night, we hosted the SmartPak Happy Hour(s) Fiesta for everyone at the show. We had delicious tacos and quesadillas, a competitive round of SmartPak trivia, and not one, but TWO pinatas.

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Mandy McCutcheon and her mare Polly won the Non Pro Derby! My favorite part of finals night is having the opportunity to “high-five” and congratulate all of the finalists during the award ceremonies.

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The NRHA Banquet was held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on Thursday night (so cool!). We were proud to see our Sponsored Riders Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon and their family members receive recognition for their accomplishments with the NRHA in 2012.

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Megan, Becki and I had the opporuinty to have dinner with Todd and Christina from the NRHA’s sponsorship team. We communicate with them so regularly throughout the year, it was great to spend some time with them in person.

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All in all, it was a great week and I can’t wait for the NRHA Futurity in November!

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2 comments on “2013 NRHA Derby Recap
  1. Patsy says:

    I seen it and i like it i want to try it out,do u have free smaples u can send

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Patsy, if there’s a specific SmartSupplements formula that you’re interested in trying, you should reach out to our Customer Care team at 1-888-752-5171 – they’re available 24 hours a day and they’re always happy to help! – SmartPaker Sarah

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