SmartPak Equine becomes official supplier to USEF

PLYMOUTH, MA – (Feb. 25, 2005 ) SmartPak Equine™, provider of the patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, is pleased to announce that the company is now an official supplier to the United States Equestrian Federation™.

"USEF and SmartPak both strive to promote the highest standards of horse care. Working with an organization like USEF is a natural fit for us," stated company founder, Becky Minard.

SmartPak Equine, as many riders know, is the company that makes SmartPaks – your favorite horse nutritional supplements packaged into custom daily doses, delivered straight to the barn automatically every month. With over 250 supplements and a complete line of horse care supplies, SmartPak has become the company that horse owners turn to when they want high quality products and exemplary service.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the United States Equestrian Federation. Our supplement service is used by many thousands of USEF members. We take a great deal of pride in the trust invested in us by these riders to help them care for their horses and reach their goals,"stated Jaralyn Gibson, vice president of new business development for SmartPak.

As part of this new relationship, SmartPak will be donating supplements to many of the US Team riders going to Athens. "SmartPak is proud to be helping the USEF Team. Everyone at SmartPak will be rooting for these great athletes to bring home medals and we wish them the best of luck!" said Gibson.

Since 2000, SmartPak Equine has made donations to more than 1,500 individual horse shows and events across the country, from prominent events like Dressage at Devon, Washington International Horse Show or Galway Downs to hundreds of 4-H events, Pony Club rallies, reining futurities and barrel races.

In addition to supporting hundreds of individual shows and events each year, SmartPak is also an official sponsor of the American Eventing Championships, the USEA Gold Cup, and the American Riding Instructors Association. "Team SmartPak" continues to grow, with more than 20 elite equestrian athletes from all riding disciplines working with SmartPak. For more information about SmartPak, visit their website at or call directly800-461-8898.

SmartPak Equine is a proud member of the National Animal Supplement Council certified to display the NASC Seal of Quality.

About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has been adopted by thousands of barns and horse owners across the country, who value knowing that their supplements will be fed correctly. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists. In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Bosses award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit