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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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Greetings from Florida!!

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Hello from sunny Florida! I cannot tell you how good it is to be down here… well, I guess I can… it’s AMAZING!! All the horses traveled well, have all been body clipped and are now into their training routine.

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SmartPak Blog Futurity Set Ups

The NRHA Futurity is one of the biggest events of the reining year and the set ups surely add to the excitement in the air. Set ups are a great way for ranches to advertise, promote stallions and to demonstrate their hospitality.

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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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Tom McCutcheon and Tim McQuay’s SmartPaks

You’ve probably already heard that Team SmartPak reiners Tom McCutcheon and Tim McQuay were gold medalists at the World Equestrian Games. But did you know that they support their superstar horses, Gunners Special Nite and Hollywoodstinseltown, with SmartPak’s own line of supplements called SmartSupplements?

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A generic blog title, so named to keep me out of trouble…

Amy and Leyland riding at Cathy Wieschhoff’s farm As we all know, humor is based largely on timing; a joke said at one moment gets you laughter, the same joke said at a different moment probably gets you smacked.  Of

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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 Two Recap

The minutes and moments have been flying by at the World Equestrian Games for me and for everyone else here. That includes Silva Martin who, as you might imagine, has been very busy what with her husband riding in the

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Cross-Country Course Walk with Bruce Davison, Allison Springer, Amy Tryon, and Kiwi Joe Meyers

The crowds for the Professional Riders Organization cross-country course walk with Bruce Davidson, Allison Springer, Kiwi Joe Meyers, and Amy Tryon were what one might call, let’s say, enormous. See that teeming mass of eventing fans below? Right, that’s roughly

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Let’s Walk the WEG Cross-Country with Allison Springer

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The World Equestrian Games is, undoubtedly, a big 4 star course. Let Allison Springer take you around the course with some highlights, which questions are particularly hard, and which horses and riders will succeed.

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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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Tom McCutcheon Wins Individual Gold

Tom and Cade McCutcheon after yesterday’s final. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. Oh man, what a trip this has been! Everyone was very keyed up for yesterday’s individual reining final. This was it, the no-holds barred title round,

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Welcome to the World Equestrian Games

Welcome to the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park! There’s so much to come but let’s start with a walk around the park with me.

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