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Helping Your Horse Move to a New Barn

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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

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In Aachen Horse Showing is a Spectator Sport

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One of the most amazing things about my job at SmartPak is that I get to travel the world looking for new and exciting products for our customers and their horses. We’ve learned over the years that Europe is a

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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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On the Road with SmartPak – April Recap

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SmartPaker Kaitlyn: For me, April was a month full of my favorite discipline—reining! First, I spent a week at the National Reining Breeders Classic with fellow SmartPaker Kristen, and we were able to catch up with tons of our wonderful

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SmartPaker Kristin: What I Wore to Ride in Ireland

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Back in January, a friend of mine mentioned to me that round-trip flights to Dublin, Ireland, were incredibly cheap—about $500 from Boston. Ireland has been at the top of my “must travel” list since I’ve held a passport, and to

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On the Road with SmartPak: March Recap

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AQHA Convention SmartPaker Lissa: I attended the AQHA Convention in New Orleans with Becki, our VP of Western/Business Development. This was our first time to New Orleans so our fellow AQHA Corporate Partners, Team SmartPak Riders and other industry professionals

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Show-day packing list

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Over the years of traveling to horse shows, the days of getting to the show and realizing that I forgot something at home are becoming few and far between (thank goodness!). When I was just starting out, it was not

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On the Road with SmartPak: February Recap

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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show SmartPaker Kristen: SmartPaker Carolyn and I packed our bags once again, but this time we headed to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. This show focuses solely on the Arabian horse and included almost

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On the Road with SmartPak: January Recap

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Western Spring Photo Shoot: SmartPaker Becki: This year we decided to take our spring Western Shoot out west to the sunshine and warm weather of Southern California. Nestled in the equestrian community of Chino Hills, Hillcrest Equestrian Center was our

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Healthy Hooves Across America

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Horse owners from coast to coast are concerned with keeping their horses’ hooves healthy and strong. Learn these three owners’ smart secrets for keeping their horse’s hooves going strong despite the challenges of their different environments. Location: Washington Horse Profile:

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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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Superman’s Big Move

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Last April I decided to move Superman to a new barn. I was moving closer to work, and the barn was in the opposite direction, and it was just a little too long. I had boarded Superman at the same

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Travel

2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show Recap

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SmartPaker Val and I closed out the month of August in Amarillo, Texas, where we attended the AQHA 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show. Having grown up as a hunter/jumper turned event rider, you can imagine how excited I was

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Tales from Spruce Meadows

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Team SmartPak rider Chris McCrea recently completed a whirlwind two weeks at Spruce Meadows, full of great rides, many ribbons, and a little bit of rain. We are lucky enough to have Chris’s longtime groom extraordinaire, Genna, give us a

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Rolex Recap

Each year everyone here at SmartPak looks excitedly towards the Spring. This isn’t only because we live in New England, but it’s because one of our favorite events takes place during the month of April – Rolex! We head down

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