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Work Hard, Play Hard

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I think it’s been clear from some of our earlier blogs that while the US Team and the staff of the USEF is all business over here, they do also find some time to kick-back and have fun. I think you need to have that “work hard, play hard” element to your day to get through an event as intense as the Olympics, or any major discipline competition, really.

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Day 10 Live from London – Olympic Team Jumping Day 3 Highlights

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Day 10 Live from London – Olympic Team Jumping Day 3 Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Day 9 Live from London – Olympic Jumping Day 2 Highlights

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Day 9 Live from London – Olympic Jumping Day 2 Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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Pak Across the Pond – Day 10

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I’ve missed you guys so much! It felt really weird not having anyone to chronicle every waking thought to. And after I forgot my phone during Show Jumping Day 2, so I couldn’t tweet, I thought I was going to go into withdrawal. So, long short, I’m glad to be back!

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Day 8 Live from London – Olympic Jumping Day 1 Highlights

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Day 8 Live from London – Olympic Jumping Day 1 Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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A View From the Stands – Part 7

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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 7 Live from London – Olympic Dressage Day 2 Highlights

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Day 7 Live from London – Olympic Dressage Day 2 Highlights from the USEFNetwork.com and SmartPak.

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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

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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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