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On the Road with SmartPak: March Recap

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AQHA Convention SmartPaker Lissa: I attended the AQHA Convention in New Orleans with Becki, our VP of Western/Business Development. This was our first time to New Orleans so our fellow AQHA Corporate Partners, Team SmartPak Riders and other industry professionals

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Show-day packing list

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Over the years of traveling to horse shows, the days of getting to the show and realizing that I forgot something at home are becoming few and far between (thank goodness!). When I was just starting out, it was not

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On the Road with SmartPak: February Recap

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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show SmartPaker Kristen: SmartPaker Carolyn and I packed our bags once again, but this time we headed to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. This show focuses solely on the Arabian horse and included almost

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On the Road with SmartPak: January Recap

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Western Spring Photo Shoot: SmartPaker Becki: This year we decided to take our spring Western Shoot out west to the sunshine and warm weather of Southern California. Nestled in the equestrian community of Chino Hills, Hillcrest Equestrian Center was our

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Healthy Hooves Across America

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Horse owners from coast to coast are concerned with keeping their horses’ hooves healthy and strong. Learn these three owners’ smart secrets for keeping their horse’s hooves going strong despite the challenges of their different environments. Location: Washington Horse Profile:

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Team SmartPak Wins at Congress!

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The All American Quarter Horse Congress is a horse show like no other and we look forward to attending every year. We always love the opportunity to meet our customers in person and watch our Western All-Around Team SmartPak riders

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Superman’s Big Move

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Last April I decided to move Superman to a new barn. I was moving closer to work, and the barn was in the opposite direction, and it was just a little too long. I had boarded Superman at the same

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2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show Recap

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SmartPaker Val and I closed out the month of August in Amarillo, Texas, where we attended the AQHA 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show. Having grown up as a hunter/jumper turned event rider, you can imagine how excited I was

Posted in Stories & Adventures, Travel

Tales from Spruce Meadows

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Team SmartPak rider Chris McCrea recently completed a whirlwind two weeks at Spruce Meadows, full of great rides, many ribbons, and a little bit of rain. We are lucky enough to have Chris’s longtime groom extraordinaire, Genna, give us a

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Rolex Recap

Each year everyone here at SmartPak looks excitedly towards the Spring. This isn’t only because we live in New England, but it’s because one of our favorite events takes place during the month of April – Rolex! We head down

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2013 World Cup Finals

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After Team USA’s Rich Fellers and Flexible won the World Cup Final in 2012, the US was looking for a repeat as our team headed over to Gothenburg, Sweden – and fortunately, we found it in the stellar combination of

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SmartPak Academy: Bristol County Horsemen’s Association

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Recently, the SmartPak Barn team was welcomed by the Bristol County Horsemen’s Association for a SmartPak Academy event. The BCHA is a club based out of Rehoboth, MA that strives to advance safe riding and responsible horsemanship through guest speakers,

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Let’s Get Ready to…Rolex!!!

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After the events in Boston last week, I am in desperate need of a little “pick me up”…and there isn’t much I get as excited about as a do for the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event each year! It has

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SmartPakers go Down Under Up in Oregon

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This past weekend SmartPaker Susan and I packed our bags and headed out west to beautiful Redmond, Oregon to participate in SmartPak’s third Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour as a sponsor for 2013. Since we have never had an opportunity to

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Jaime Goes West

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Over the St. Patty’s Day weekend, my good friend Abby & I got to adventure through the rolling hills of Los Angeles, CA. The beautiful four hour trail ride covered over five miles of trails through Griffith Park. The 5000

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