PLYMOUTH, MA (March 26, 2007) - SmartPak will be repeating their popular Rolex Course Walk again this year,
with Olympian Amy Tryon. While most riders only dream of running a four-star course, the next best thing is experiencing
it through the eyes and insights of an Olympic equestrian! Tryon will lead attendees on a guided tour through the perils
of the most challenging cross country course in the United States. She will discuss her strategies in riding each cross
country obstacle from start box to finish and attendees will be able to ask questions along the way. Everyone is welcome
to attend this special event, which is free of charge.
"Getting insight from a top rider like Amy Tryon is such a great opportunity" said Becky Minard, founder and VP of Marketing. "We’re happy to be partnering with her to offer the Course Walk again."
Amy Tryon was named the USEA’s Lady Rider of the Year for 2006. In addition, "The Chronicle of the Horse" named her their Eventing Horseman of the Year for 2006 and named her partner Poggio II, the Eventing Horse of the Year. Tryon’s career highlights include a fifth place finish at last year’s Rolex CCI**** event with partner Woodstock and a tenth place finish with partner Poggio II in 2005. Tryon was also a 2004 Team Olympic Bronze Medalist and a Team Gold Medalist at the 2002 World Equestrian Games.
Interested parties are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the Rolex Course Walk by emailing Rebecca Bennett at RBennett@SmartPak.com with a subject line of "Rolex Course Walk Sign-Up." First priority will be given to SmartPak customers. Pre-registered attendees will be guaranteed a spot on the walk and will receive a complimentary gift bag (limited amounts available based on a first come basis). On Thursday, April 26th attendees should visit the SmartPak tent to check-in or sign-up. At this time pre-registered parties will receive their complimentary gift bag. The Course Walk will be held on the 26th, but the actual start time will depend on Tryon’s ride times and will be posted on the SmartPak website and announced via email to those that pre-register with SmartPak.
For more information on SmartPak, visit their Web site at www.SmartPakEquine.com or call toll free at (800) 461-8898. Images from last year’s Course Walk are available upon request.
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.