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London Calling!

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Photo credit: Abby Gibbon for Chronicle of the Horse Hi – Shannon Dueck here. Last year I blogged about my experiences as my lovely mare Ayscha and I tried to make it to the WEG in Kentucky – it was

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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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Training in Germany

Guten Morgen. Last time I updated my SmartPak blog I was still in Belgium – well a whole lot has happened since then! Ayscha was still not a happy camper with the pressure of competing at Aachen building up, so

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2010 CDIO Rotterdam

Here I sit roasting in my caravan in Belgium – How did it get this hot? Very suddenly!

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Kentucky Chronicles: Live from Lingen

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Good Morning, last I left you with me getting ready to show at the big CDI at Lingen, Germany. Let me tell you all about it – another fabulous show under our belts!

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Live from Wiesbaden

Good Morning – another sunny and brisk day in Europe greets me. It gets light here before 5 am, and it gets dark sometime just before 11 pm. It is hard to go to bed at a reasonable time when

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Hello from beautiful Belgium!

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Hello from beautiful Belgium! The trip was loooong – it started at 9 am when the transport truck came to pick Ayscha and I up at our farm in Loxahatchee, Florida– he took us down to a quarantine barn near

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Away We Go

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G’Morning – it’s a beautiful 63 degrees here in Florida at 6 am. It should reach mid 80’s today, but low humidity so it’s still very rideable all day long. My days are packed with training and teaching, and now

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The Kentucky Chronicles – A Blog by Shannon Dueck

Hi!  My name is Shannon Dueck, and I am an international dressage rider and Proud Team SmartPak member! I am from Vancouver, Canada, I spent many years outside of Boston, and now I teach and train in Loxahatchee, Florida year

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What the Pros Use

We interviewed some of the biggest names in the equine industry, across multiple disciplines to find out why the pros use SmartPak. Whether it be the peace of mind they get from knowing their supplements will be fed correctly, the

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An Interview with Shannon Dueck

In this week’s What the Pro’s Use interview, we sat down with dressage rider, Shannon Dueck. In addition to being one of the biggest names in the Dressage world, Shannon is also a trained equine nutritionist, which makes her uniquely

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