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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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Straight from the Rider’s Mouth

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Check out these top picks from the Team SmartPak pros, or head over to SmartPak.com to read over 45,000 product reviews from riders across the country! 2011 Rolex Kentucky Competitor Allison Springer Charles Owen GR8 Helmet (#12415, $279.95) “I’m proud

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Meet Emily and Victory Dance

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Name: Victory Dance (“Vic”) Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse Discipline: Eventing Gender: Gelding Age: 14 Owner: Emily Reed Vic and I have evented for years, through Preliminary level. For many of those years, we were spending almost every other weekend doing

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Pak’s Picks

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See our Pak’s Picks for rider apparel and horse gear!

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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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We talk of Spring, but it really is Winter…

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How do I know it is that time of year again? Well, random food items are gone, miscellaneous items of my clothing are missing, the garbage bins are overflowing, and oh, the house is absent the gleeful sounds of rambunctious

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Meet Liz and Jeffie

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When I got Jeffie in the fall of 2009, he had ‘cracked platters’ for hooves and needed to be on an aggressive treatment plan. I worked closely with my farrier and vet, but wanted to add a supplement to help support his hooves.

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Greetings from Aiken!

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We have had a wonderful start to our time in Aiken! I am so thrilled with the great improvements I have seen in my horses so far this year. Jack and I have really started a whole new relationship with

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Silva Martin’s Top Tips on Riding a Training Level Dressage Test

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t’s always such a pleasure to speak with Silva Martin, truly. The bonus for us, though, is not just that she’s lovely and bright and funny, but that she’s an accomplished and talented dressage rider who knows the sport backwards and forwards.

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Meet Cindi and Do It Exact (“Zack”)

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I started Zack on SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free because I was looking for a supplement that would help keep him healthy, feeling good and able to continue competing.

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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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Peek in Our Paks – Erin

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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. Meet this month’s pick, Erin from our Marketing team.

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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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On Helmets and what looks good!

Team SmartPak’s own Allison Springer discusses the changing trends from tops hats to helmets in the dressage ring.

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Meet Jennifer and Chip

My story begins with an appaloosa named Chip, who I have owned over 15 years. He has always been very low maintenance and accident free until November of 2008. While playing with his buddy, he was kicked and ended up with a spiral fracture in his front radius.

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