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Ride Well Winner’s Recap

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Sue Slaubaugh was the lucky winner of the win free entry in Team SmartPak rider Lynn Palm’s “Training with Natural Obstacles” Ride Well clinic, and an AQHA Trail Challenge, that we offered earlier this year. Today, she recapped the whole

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2013 NRHA Futurity Recap

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If you love the sport of Reining, there is no better place to be during the first week of December than the National Reining Horse Futurity in Oklahoma City, OK. The chance to see the top riders in the industry

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Jan Byyny: Life After a Big Win

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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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Team SmartPak Wins at Congress!

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The All American Quarter Horse Congress is a horse show like no other and we look forward to attending every year. We always love the opportunity to meet our customers in person and watch our Western All-Around Team SmartPak riders

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Peek in Our Paks: Becki G.

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SmartPaker Bio: Becki, Marketing Fred, 29-year-old Quarter Horse gelding All about Becki: “I started riding at age two and did 4-H and local shows before moving on to AQYHA and AQHA shows. As Vice President of Western and Business Development,

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Team SmartPak

SmartPakers Ride Dressage with Dueck

Catching up with Team SmartPak riders isn’t always easy during a busy show season but last weekend we did just that. Team SmartPaker Shannon Dueck visited with SmartPakers to teach a dressage clinic and gave some of our riders a

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2013 NSBA World Champions – Powered by SmartSupplements

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Congratulations to Team SmartPak’s Highpoint Performance Horses and Circle S Ranch on a hugely successful National Snaffle Bit Futurity World Championship Show. With over 15 World Championships to add to their trophy cases and dozens of other great ribbons, we

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AQHYA World Show Recap

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This past week SmartPaker Jen and I traveled down to Oklahoma for the second week of the AQHA Youth World Show in Oklahoma City. We had a great time and learned a lot too. I’m no stranger to the AQHA

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Remembering Gunner

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Shortly after I graduated from Penn State (in 2010), I was presented with a once in lifetime opportunity: to work as a breeding intern at McQuay Stables, home of Team SmartPak rider Tim McQuay. I grew up as a hunter/jumper

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Road to Rolex Kentucky

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As Rolex quickly approaches, we wanted to give you the inside scoop on how our Team SmartPak riders are preparing and planning for the notorious event. We spoke to Phillip Dutton, Jennie Brannigan, Jan Byyny and Boyd Martin’s groom extraordinaire Lindsey Taylor to get their thoughts as they set their sights on Kentucky.

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Down Under Horsemanship in Tampa, FL

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“This past weekend was stop number two for the Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour in sunny Tampa, Florida. SmartPaker Susan and I had the chance to hang out with the Down Under Horsemanship crew and hear some great horse stories from our customers. This was my first time attending a Clinton Anderson clinic to learn about how he helps horse owners build better relationships with their horses and progress with their training…”

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Course Walk with Allison Springer

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The SmartPakers got a personal course walk with Four Star Eventer and Team SmartPak Rider, Allison Springer. Check out some of the tricky questions the riders will encounter in Greenwich Park!

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Road to London: Boyd Martin, Part 2

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“We are nine days away from opening ceremonies and we continue to work away on the horses’ preparation for the Olympics. After the horses galloped on Friday, they had a day off Saturday and Boyd and I took the afternoon to enjoy some sightseeing in Cheltenham…”

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Road to London: Boyd Martin, Part 1

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Things are in full swing as we continue the lead up to the 2012 Games. We are 13 days away from the first trot up and we are busily attending to every detail in preparation for this competition…

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A Tribute to Team SmartPak Rider Amy Tryon

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Farewell and kick-on Amy…you were a fantastic partner and friend to those of us at SmartPak for many years. All of our hearts are heavy today as we say goodbye to a very important member of our team and an incredible horsewoman, far too early…

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