Olympic Equestrians to host course walk at Rolex Championship

WHAT: While most of us only dream of running a four-star course, the next best thing is experiencing it through the eyes and insights of Olympian equestrians! Attendees of the 2005 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** can do just that at the SmartPak Equine-sponsored Course Walk with Kim Severson and Amy Tryon. Severson and Tryon will offer their tips and tactics for riding the toughest cross country course in the U.S. Everyone is welcome to attend this incredible opportunity; just sign up at the SmartPak booth in advance, and receive a free SmartPak sample. Sign up sheets will also be available at the start of the walk. In addition, Severson and Tryon will be signing autographs throughout the four-day championship at the SmartPak Equine booth.

WHO: Kim Severson's recent career highlights include: 2004 Individual Olympic Silver Medalist; 2004 Team Olympic Bronze Medalist; winner of 2004 and 2002 Rolex Kentucky CCI****; 2002 World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist; 2004 and 2002 USEA Leading Lady Rider; 2004 USEF Equestrian of the Year; 2002 and 2004 USEA Horse of the Year (Winsome Adante); 1999 Winner Rolex Kentucky CCI*** w/ Over the Limit.

Amy Tryon's career highlights include: 2004 Team Olympic Bronze Medalist; 2004 Chronicle of the Horse Horseman of the Year; 2002 World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist; 4th 2004 Rolex Kentucky Olympic Modified Division; 3rd 2002 Rolex CCI****; Team Gold and 4th Individual 1999 Pan Am Games.

SmartPak Equine is best known for its SmartPaks – nutritional supplements for horses packaged into custom daily doses. With more than 250 supplements and a complete line of horse care supplies, SmartPak has developed a reputation for delivering innovative products with outstanding service.

WHEN: Course Walk: April 28, 2005 (Meet at the start of X-Country; exact time to be posted on www.SmartPakEquine.com and at the SmartPak booth after ride times are posted) **Date and time subject to postponement depending on ride times and availability**


WHERE: Rolex Championships: April 28 – May 1, 2005Rolex Championship USEF CCI**** Championship, The Kentucky Horse Park; Lexington, Ky.

CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Severson and Tryon, contact Jaralyn Gibson at 774-773-1105 .

SmartPak Equine is a proud member of the National Animal Supplement Council and Sponsor of the USEAGold Cup and American Eventing Championships.

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 www.SmartPak.com.