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On the road with the SmartPakers: May – June 2014

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SmartPaker Paige For my 25th birthday, I got to spend a few days out in sunny Sacramento with five of my amazing coworkers and a whole wealth of west coast horse lovers at the Western States Horse Expo. So many

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Put SmartPak in your pocket – check out the new SmartPak app!

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Ever been at the barn, halfway through doing stalls, when you remember you wanted to add something to your SmartPaks? Or been out on a trail ride and get the urge to track the fly spray you ordered yesterday? How

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Preparing for the Unexpected

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When people ask me “Why do you ride when it’s so dangerous and expensive?” (which, unfortunately, is true) I explain that my love of horses and a passion for riding make it something I’m driven to do. I’ve been riding

Posted in How To, SmartPak Features

Customer Care – Product Specialist

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Turn your passion for horses and dogs into a fulfilling career with SmartPak! This individual is responsible for providing SmartPak Riders with solutions or their horse’s care. Product Specialists promote customer loyalty by demonstrating an understanding of our Riders’ horse

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Marketing – Copywriter

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A smart, talented writer who is equal parts clever and concise. Someone energetic and ambitious who stops at nothing to engage SmartPak customers in a meaningful way. Someone who knocks it out of the park every single day. SmartPak’s Copywriter

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Operations – QA Manager

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The successful candidate will assist with the creation of a strong food safety culture and provide Quality Assurance oversight for current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturing operations to assure compliance with regulatory requirements, including development, implementation, maintenance, and performance of

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Merchandising – Merchandising Assistant

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The Merchandising Assistant plays in integral role in keeping the Merchandising Team organized by providing high level merchandising support through analysis and reporting, recordkeeping, key business process input maintenance and vendor follow-up and coordination. The Merchandising Assistant also plays a

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SmartPaker Whitney: My Favorite Rainy Day Barn Outfit

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Summer is here in New England, and we’re ready to soak up the sun! But it’s not all sun and games, we know there are some rainy days yet to come. With that in mind, here’s my personal favorite rainy

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

Losing one friend and finding another

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A couple of months ago, my beloved dog Ebony passed away due to old age. She was a 13-year-old lab/beagle mix and my best friend. A few weeks after we lost her, I was ready to get another dog to

Posted in Canine Lifestyle

Keep Your Cool at the Barn This Summer

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Ah, summer—the time of year when I finally get to venture out of the indoor arena, and also when my horse finally settles into the steady summer version of herself instead of the wild winter version. It’s the season when

Posted in Lists

15 Show-Day Secrets from a Judge

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I’d like to start off by reminding everyone that judges are human. Pretty opinionated humans, but still human. We make mistakes and sometimes after a long day of judging, we reflect upon our day and wish we had pinned a

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2014 National Farriers Week

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July 7-11, 2014 is National Farriers Week Your hoof care professional is an invaluable member of your horse’s health team, so don’t forget to show your gratitude for his/her hard work during National Farriers Week! Here are five fun ideas

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When did my horse get old?

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Given that I bought my first horse, Sam, when he was 15, I guess I shouldn’t have been too shocked to find him into his twenties before I knew it. But as a spry, active, and healthy guy, I figured

Posted in Stories & Adventures

What I’m Wearing This Show Season – Dressage

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SmartPaker Ashley here to share what I will be wearing this coming show season! My discipline is dressage, and although I am competing in my first class at Training Level 3, my horse Rocco is trained up through Third Level.

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Shopping for your first Western show of the season

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Most people are probably excited that summer is right around the corner, but I’m most excited about my first show of the year being right around the corner! Before I pack up and hit the show pen, I need to

Posted in Lists

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