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Roeckl: Six Generations of Designing and Making the Finest Gloves

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Jakob Roeckl was a master leather tailor. Leather tailors of the time manufactured all sorts of small leather goods, but gloves in particular. After successfully passing his examination in Munich “with much praise and approval” to become a master craftsman, Jakob traveled to Vienna on foot, where he was able to broaden his knowledge and perfect his skills as a tailor and dressmaker at the imperial court. In 1839, Jakob dared to take the leap to found Roeckl and become independent with his small leather tailor business.

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Charles Owen: Three Generations of Making Helmets for a Safer World

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World famous for raising the bar in safety, Charles Owen is celebrating its 100 year birthday as a leading British manufacturer of riding helmets.

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Sergio Grasso: Two Generations of Fine Italian Bootmaking

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Sergio Grasso was established at the beginning of the 1980’s.The aim was to combine quality with traditional Italian skills to create the ultimate high tech riding boots. The twenty-year experience of the industrialist from Verona is intertwined with his huge passion for horses and riding. The entire Grasso family is involved in the project. Monica Grasso deals with customer relations, both for Italy and abroad, consolidating and expanding the worldwide branding.

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Look Book: Fashion You’ll Fall For

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(Hannah (Stylist), Bjorn (Designer) and Anna (Model) give Kristi (Photographer) their best Fall…er…Leap at the conclusion of our “Fashion You’ll Fall For” photo shoot!) Here at SmartPak we are constantly churning out new and innovative ideas to meet the needs

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Peek in Our Paks – Jenny

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the horses we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Jenny Harris Department: Customer Care Horse: Chief, 4 year

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Peek in Our Paks – Bekky

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the food and supplements we love, for the dogs we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Bekky M. Department: Marketing Dog: Apollo (aka

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Peek in Our Paks – Ellen

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the horses we adore. This Month’s Pick Staff Member: Ellen Brunelle Department: Customer Care Horse: Allegro (aka “Lego”),

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A Summer Treat for Your Feet

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Give your feet some breathing room in this fabulous summer footwear. Whether you are looking for a casual way to show off your equestrian style or looking to cool down in the show ring, we have you covered…well your feet

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Adored in All Arenas

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If you want to shop with confidence, head to SmartPak.com. Not only do we test every product on our own horses, we’ve got over 45,000 product reviews written by horse owners just like you. Check out these top picks, broken

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Instant Gratification

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One-of-a-Kind Style On the Double We guarantee that embroidered or engraved items will ship out in two business days, or the embroidery’s on us! Around here, we don’t believe in trade-offs. Want it personalized and want it fast? You’ve come

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All Wrapped Up

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Some like it hot, others prefer to play it cool, and everybody loves their main squeeze. Whatever your wrapping needs are, we’ve got you covered. Cold Therapy Best For: New injuries, Excessive Heat, Swelling How it Works: Helps reduce inflammation,

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That’s a Wrap!

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You want to give your horse the support he needs, but with all the options out there, it can be tough to wrap your head around it.  So we made it easy! On Cloud Nine Wilker’s Combo Quilt Wraps are

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Feed Smarter Not Harder

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As the inventors of SmartPaks, we know a thing or two about solving problems in the feed room. Check out these smart solutions! SureScoop Say goodbye to guesswork. The SureScoop makes it easy to know exactly how much you’re feeding,

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Rave Reviews

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Over 98% of the 250+ riders who have reviewed SmartPak bridles would recommend them to a friend. As riders, we know it can be tough to buy a bridle sight unseen. That’s why all of our exclusive SmartPak bridles come

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Save or Splurge

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Dressage Saddles Save M. Toulouse Aachen Dressage Saddle $1049.95 “Hands down the most comfortable and best fitting saddle we tried. We have been pleased with how well it has held up under daily riding even after three years it still

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