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Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon on the Battle in the Saddle

Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon on the upcoming Battle in the Saddle test event that will determine the 2010 U.S. WEG Reining team.

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Tim McQuay Interview

We got a chance to catch up with Tim McQuay while we were at the NRHA Derby to talk SmartPak, superstitions and his love for the NRHA Futurity.

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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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I have decided to go to Luhmuhlen!!!

Yes… Luhmuhlen is next! Arthur is perfect, I am determined! My travel plans, thanks to Paul Weygand at Mersant, are set. I love working with Paul. Fortunately we have done this a couple of times now, so we have a

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An Interview with Tuny Page

Over the years Arlene “Tuny” Page and her horse, Wild One, have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in the show ring. Their career highlights include 12th overall and highest placed U.S. pair at 2006 World Cup, Amsterdam, NL Winners,

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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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Charlie Cole for SmartPak

One of the head trainers at Highpoint Performance Horses in Pilot Point, TX, Charlie Cole has been involved with horses for over 35 years and has trained more than 50 AQHA World champions. Charlie is also an AQHA, APHA and

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Jason Martin for SmartPak

One of the head trainers at Highpoint Performance Horses in Pilot Point, TX, Jason Martin has won over 30 AQHA World Championships which puts him 6th on AQHA’s all-time World Champion Open exhibitor list. Jason has won the AQHA leading

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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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An Interview with Christine McCrea

In this week’s What the Pros Use Interview, we sat down with Christine “Chris” McCrea to talk horses, superstitions and riding couches. That’s right – riding couches. Christine “Chris” McCrea is known as a consistent performer in the show-jumping arena.

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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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Jan Byyny Interview

This week’s What the Pros Use segment is a special one friends. We had the chance to sit down with Jan Byyny before her very serious fall at the Pinetop Horse Trials in March and have held off on showing

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An Interview with Jennie Brannigan

In this week’s What the Pros Use interview, we caught up with eventer Jennie Brannigan. In addition to explaining why her bad luck outside of the arena makes for stellar show results, we also got some awesome footage of Jennie

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