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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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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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2011 Rolex Day 1 Recap

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With the first day of action completed at the 2011 Rolex Three Day Event, we’d be remiss if we didn’t take the opportunity to share the highlights from the first day. Whether you’re a rider, SmartPak employee or eventing fan, it was a long and very full day…

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Event Horses Arrive in Aiken

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After watching the precious dressage horses prance off to Aiken last week, the event horses finally found the sun in Aiken, arriving yesterday at Ilene Boorman’s beautiful farm. All the horses looked like they shipped well to South Carolina.

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Reflections on the Pau CCI****

I’ve waited about a week now since the end of the Pau CCI**** to reflect on my first European three-day event. I think it was good to take a breath and get back in the swing of things before I

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A Medals Prediction from Boyd Martin

“How fast can you get to the statue of Bruce Davidson?” “40 seconds” “I’ll beat you there”. It’s hard to beat Boyd for always being available to his eventing fans and taking things in stride. Things like a rock solid,

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Dressage Day One Recap

Two US riders rode today. Boyd went first at 10:32 and Buck at 3 o’clock. Boyd warmed up really well and looked fantastic, better than he’s ever looked. He went into ring and as soon as the announcer said that

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Contributor Spotlight: Dressage Rider Silva Martin

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Getting analysis from an expert is always insightful and eye-opening. We’re lucky to have our newest Team SmartPak dressage rider (and wife to eventer Boyd Martin) contributing and walking us through the dressage at the World Equestrian Games. We’ll hear

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