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Party in the USA (House)

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So, Sarah and I have officially been here a week. It frankly feels like a month with all of the experiences that we’ve had and the fact that one day just seems to roll into the next. We’ve been loving

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 8

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After a day like today, it’s hard to know where to begin. But I guess I’ll stick with the tried and true method and start at the beginning. The beginning of today was actually last night, as I ended last night so far past exhausted that I forgot to set my alarm for the first time since college.

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Pak Across the Pond – Dressaging it up

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So it turns out that the Foam Finger costume is a huge hit outside Greenwich Park! Sarah and Colby had no idea what they were getting themselves into, and on the 2nd day of Dressage competition, they headed back to hand out more Dressage is #1 foam fingers to the eager crowd.

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A View From The Stands – Part 6

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The Pak is across the pond and the action is officially underway in London. In this blog series, SmartPakers Sarah and Colby will be sharing stories about the people they meet while watching the action live in the stands (and

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Day 6 Live from London – Olympic Dressage Day 1 Highlights

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Day 6 Live from London – Olympic Dressage Day 1 Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Pak Across the Pond – Spreading the Foam

Pak Across the Pond - Spread the Foam

FACT: You cannot bring anything glass into Greenwich Park, but Foam Finger costumes are a-OK! This one you just have to watch for yourself, but we’ll just say we couldn’t have possibly had more fun handing out Foam Fingers to a dressage loving crowd!

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A View From the Stands – Part 5

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The Pak is across the pond and the action is officially underway in London. In this blog series, SmartPakers Sarah and Colby will be sharing stories about the people they meet while watching the action live in the stands (and on the XC course) in Greenwich.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 7

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Horse Water Ballet Colby: So, shifting gears (and equestrian pursuits), today the Olympic Grand Prix dressage competition got underway in Greenwich. And we kicked the day off with a proper celebration: Sarah wore the human-sized foam finger outfit (yes, that’s

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Pak Across the Pond – Dressage is #1

Pak Across the Pond - Dressage is #1

Have you heard? Dressage is #1! To spread the word, Sarah and Colby set off across London with Sarah decked out in a life-size foam-finger costume to let everyone know that dressage is indeed #1 – but check out some of the people they meet on their journey!

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Cheers From the Stands

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The crowd in Greenwich Park goes crazy during the final phase of Olympic Eventing – Show Jumping.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 6

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Bit of a changing of the guard happening today. The eventers are packing up and heading home and the show jumpers and dressage riders are getting ready to start chasing their Olympic dreams…

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Witnessing History

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It had all come down to this – Day 4 of Olympic eventing competition – show jumping. Over the first three days, the horses and riders had been put through the paces in the dressage ring and out on the demanding cross country course. 15 riders had been eliminated on cross country day, and the remaining 53 horses and riders now had the chance to jump their way to team and individual medals…

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Olympic Equestrian 101

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I’ve had a lot of people (both non-riders and riders who aren’t familiar with every discipline) ask me why dressage happens twice, or if the equestrian events are over for the Olympics, since we’ve already seen dressage, cross country and show jumping. I can certainly understand the confusion, since there are a lot of shared names…

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A View from the Stands – Part 4

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The Pak is across the pond and the action is officially underway in London. In this blog series, SmartPakers Sarah and Colby will be sharing stories about the people they meet while watching the action live in the stands (and on the XC course) in Greenwich.

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Day 4 Live from London – Olympic Highlights

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Day 4 Live from London – Olympic Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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