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Meet Sasha and “Forrest”


Success Profile: Forrest Gump “Forrest” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 14 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Sasha Moran Following a successful show season in the jumpers last year, Forrest hurt himself and had to go on stall rest. After reading the customer reviews and

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Meet Caitlin and “Violet”


Success Profile: Ultraviolet “Violet” Breed: Paint Age: 5 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Caitlin Giordano Violet and I have been together since she was just a weanling, and she has always been a very willing, sweet-tempered horse. This year I began to

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Barn of the Month – Fairbanks Stable

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Barn: Fairbanks Stable Located in: Richmondville, NY
 Trainers: Faye Benedict Horses on SmartPaks: 23 Fairbanks Stable, started in September of 2005, is owned and managed by trainer Faye Benedict. “I grew up in the horse world down in the Millbrook,

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What We’re Wishing For


As SmartPakers, we’ve got the inside track on all the latest and greatest tack, equipment, and apparel. Our warehouse is (literally) packed to the rafters, and when it comes to making wishlists, we are absolute pros. So we asked a

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Keeping up with the SmartPakers: Weekend Update – December 16th 2013


During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what

Posted in Blogs, Stories & Adventures

Save or Splurge


The holidays are upon us and here at SmartPak we are busy shopping, decorating, and getting all of our fantastic products out the door to our fabulous customers! We have compiled a list below of our top picks for the

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Manure Happens


The removal of horse manure is a challenge for all horse barns. If manure is spread rather than removed from paddocks in late fall will it be fully composted by the spring to grow grass or will it just breed

Posted in Ask the Vet, Barn Skills

Meet Kristi and Bella


Success Profile: Bella Breed: Westphalian Age: 10 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Kristi Luepke Bella was somewhat spooky when I first got her two years ago, but I figured she just needed to settle in a little more. Time went by and

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Treat Your Horse Right


After a long day of showing, don’t just settle for any old treat. Reward your horse with a snack that combines natural, healthy ingredients with irresistible flavors. I ♥ You Tell your horse exactly how you feel by feeding him

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Jan Byyny: Life After a Big Win


With Thanksgiving just having past, we wanted to take a moment to note how thankful we are to have such great riders on Team SmartPak. Today, we’re catching up with Jan Byyny, who just celebrated a big win at the

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Keeping Up With The SmartPakers: December 2nd 2013


During the week, you know our life is no mystery: we are here working hard to make you happier and your horse healthier. But what do we do on the weekend, you ask? The mystery is revealed! Read about what

Posted in Stories & Adventures

Barn of the Month – K&E Stables


K&E Stables was started November of 2007. It is located on 100 acres in Fredon NJ. It is run by Emily Bond, who says it has always been her dream to run a horse farm. K&E stables caters to all

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Meet Bonita and Kimi


Success Profile: Kimi Age: 8 Breed: Thoroughbred Discipline: Dressage Owner: Bonita Biegalke A year after I adopted Kimi, I put her into a full time training program. She spent the first years of her life in a pasture, so while

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Meet Rita and Finnegan


Success Profile: Finnegan Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 19 Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Owner: Rita Montemarano My daughter’s horse Finnegan is nineteen years old. When we purchased him last spring, he wasn’t being ridden daily but my daughter likes to ride regularly. A friend

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Meet Blair and Gracie


Success Profile: Gracie Breed: Paint Discipline: Ranch Versatility Age: 7 Owner: Blair Williamson “Last November, Gracie hurt herself and lost a section of hoof. On my farrier’s recommendation, I immediately started her on Farrier’s Formula Double Strength to provide her

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