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Gifts That Are Sure to Please

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Still got some shopping to do? Skip the crowds at the mall and shop from the comfort of your couch – just head to SmartPak.com. From tack to treats, we’ve got great gifts that the riders (and horses!) on your list will enjoy all year round! Check out these real rave reviews from customers who bought (or received) great gifts from SmartPak:

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Behind the Look: “December 25th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Behind the Look: “December 12th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Behind the Look: “January 18th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Behind the Look: “January 30th”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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Behind the Look: “December 3rd”

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Get an exclusive behind the scenes view into how we created one of our favorite looks for the Winter Look Book. Find out how you can look great and stay comfy layering up.

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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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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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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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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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Pak’s Picks

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

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