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Snow Isn’t The Only Winter Worry

WinterRisks

Horse-keeping during the winter brings its own unique challenges, and those challenges can wreak havoc on your horse’s GI tract and increase his risk for digestive upset. But with the right care and support, you can help ensure your horse

Posted in Blogs, Health & Nutrition

Web Marketing: Senior User Experience Designer

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Are you confident, capable, creative and passionate? Do you want to know that your work makes a difference? Does a hard-working, collaborative, fast-paced environment sound exciting? If so, the Senior User Experience Designer position may be for you. This position

Posted in Jobs

Accounting: Staff Accountant

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The Staff Accountant position will support the Controller and Senior Staff Accountant in the management of the general ledger, audit preparation, reporting and other Accounting duties. The Nitty Gritty: Manage fixed assets and depreciation schedules Prepares journal entries; accruals and

Posted in Jobs

Web Marketing: Online Merchandising Manager

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The Online Merchandising Manager will be responsible for ensuring Merchandising objectives and goals are met and exceeded on the SmartPak website, as well as ensuring that Merchandising intentions represented via print mediums are also represented on our website. The Online

Posted in Jobs

Production: Machine Operator – 2nd Shift

werehiring

When most people say “work hard, play hard,” they don’t mean at the same time. But we’re not most people. We’re a little more awesome than that, and we’re willing to bet that you are too. At SmartPak, we’re serious

Posted in Jobs

Triumph Over Thrush

Sawyer post thrush

I’ve owned horses throughout my life, and thrush is something I always thought I knew how to deal with. But recently my horse, Sawyer, came down with a very bad case of thrush, and boy was there more to learn!

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Get Schooled

getSchooled

Everyone knows that college students don’t make the best choices when it comes to food. Check out these horses, then ask yourself — is your horse on a college student diet?

Posted in Health & Nutrition

Merchandising-Director of Merchandising

werehiring

The Director of Merchandising manages multiple assigned product merchandising categories and leads the development of consumer relevant products that delivers against strategic, financial and brand objectives. Reporting to the VP or Merchandising, the Director of Merchandising will oversee a team

Posted in Jobs

Helping Your Horse Move to a New Barn

helpMove

Let’s face it- moving is rarely fun! And just like for you, moving can be really stressful on your horse. For those of us that board, and even those that keep their horses at home, moving is likely to be

Posted in Stories & Adventures, Travel

IT: System Administrator

werehiring

We are seeking a System Administrator to assist in our second tier support. This position will be assigned cases/ issues by our Frontend support staff and will be responsible for responding and resolving cases independently. This position will also serve

Posted in Jobs

IT- .Net Developer

werehiring

We’re looking for self-motivated developers who are at the point in their career where they know that they can make a significant contribution to the direction of our e-commerce and internal intranet based systems through thoughtful design and solid development.

Posted in Jobs

Merchandising: Reporting Analyst

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The Merchandising Reporting Analyst will aid the Merchandising team in maximizing profit by completing quantitative analysis, analyzing key historical sales and inventory metrics and current trends to make recommendations to Buyers and Senior Merchandising leaders to maximize profitability. This role

Posted in Jobs

The Pain… “Joy” of Saddle Shopping

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Let me preface this blog with the fact that I hate jean shopping. Hate’s not even a strong enough word, loathe, despise, abhor, all compounded together in a run on sentence of hate is a better description of my feelings

Posted in In the Tack with the Pak

Too Busy to Ride

harric

I was very fortunate to grow up with my horses in my backyard. My parents owned a boarding facility – not only convenient for a horse crazy little girl, it taught me A LOT about riding, barn management and horse

Posted in Stories & Adventures

On the road with the SmartPakers: October 2014

Paige-2

SmartPaker Whitney: In October I was lucky enough to travel to one of the biggest horse events in the US, The All American Quarter Horse Congress with fellow SmartPaker Veronica. I have heard stories about how amazing this event is

Posted in Stories & Adventures

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