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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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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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Just Your Typical Day in Lexington

It has been said before, but this is such a cool experience! The World Equestrian Games continue to amaze and impress me with all that there is to see!

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USA Wins Team Gold!

It is always great to win, especially when you know that you have competed and done your best against the best in the world. It was a great day for everyone on the USA Reining Team. Tom McCutcheon started things

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Shawn Flarida’s Run at the 2010 WEG Reining Team Competition

The Team Reining competition is wrapping up at the World Equestrian Games and Team USA still has a dominant lead. One of the SmartPak team happened to capture this video of Shawn Flarida’s run aboard RC Fancy Step that earned

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AQHA Youth Worlds 2010 – Home Run Hit!

Arena of Dreams – When I heard about this year’s theme for the Youth Worlds my mind immediately jumped to the 1989 film classic Field of Dreams and the unforgettable mantra “If you build it, they will come.” Well that’s

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2010 WEG Selection Conference

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Coverage of the 2010 WEG Reining Team Selection in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 10th, 2010. Video courtesy of our friends at Equestrian Life.

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Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon on WEG

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We caught up with Tim and Tom before the Battle in the Saddle to get their thoughts on being WEG-hopefuls, their excitement with having the games in the states and the pressure that comes with being on the team.

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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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Conquering Congress

I was a last minute team addition to an event SmartPak had spent months preparing for. It was our first trip to the All American Quarter Horse Congress and my first time attending a show with SmartPak. While I’ll admit

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Smart Starbuck becomes Million Dollar Sire!

Congratulations to Team SmartPak Rider  Tom McCutcheon and McCutcheon Reining Horses Press Release- NATIONAL REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION Oklahoma City, OK – October 2, 2009 – With the stars aligned in his favor, Smart Starbuck was destined to become an NRHA

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A Look Back on the AQHA Bayer Select World Show

Here at SmartPak, many marked the end of summer and the sunny Labor Day weekend by attending picnics with friends and family, boating and long walks with our canine friends. Three of us were lucky enough to travel to Amarillo,

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AQHYA World Championship Show ‘Rocked’ this year!

As part of our new partnership with AQHA, several of us traveled down to Oklahoma City from July 29th thru August 8th for the 2009 AQHYA World Championship Show. Talented youth riders and their horses came from all over the

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SmartPak Supports the Reiners at NAJYRC

Having just returned from the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships, I can say with confidence that this was a horse show that had it all! There were Quarter Horses and Dutch Warmbloods; there were cowboy hats, hunt caps

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