Plymouth, MA – September 19, 2008 - Already an active supporter of horse shows from the local to national levels and spanning from Hunter/Jumper and Dressage to Reining and Western Pleasure, SmartPak™ announced today that they have partnered with HITS, for their upcoming winter circuits. The partnership spans both coasts with a sponsorship of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Florida and a sponsorship of the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, California; two of the biggest horse show circuits in the United States.
In preparation for the 8 week winter circuits, HITS exhibitors ordering feed and bedding online can also order their supplements and medications in daily dose SmartPaks™, simply by clicking on the SmartPak link on the HITS online order form. “SmartPaks offer the ultimate in convenience when traveling – there’s no need to make up baggies to make sure your horse is fed right when traveling and no need to pack big buckets of bulk supplements to take on long trips” said Becky Minard, founder and VP of SmartPak. “The HITS show circuits are among the most well run in the country and with so many of our customers already traveling to the Ocala and Thermal shows each winter, it made a lot of sense for us to partner with HITS.” Exhibitors at both locales can have their SmartPaks delivered straight to the SmartPak Delivery Station on the show grounds, where they can also pick up any other mail or packages.
“We’re really looking forward to working with SmartPak for our 2009 winter circuits,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “SmartPak has developed an innovative product that is easily customized for each individual horse, providing horsemen with quality and consistency.”
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will kick off on January 14, 2009 at Post Time Farm in Ocala and will end with the Ocala Winter Celebration on March 15th. HITS Desert Circuit will begin on January 20th at HITS Desert Horse Park and will run through March 22nd.
To learn more about the SmartPak supplement feeding system, visit the SmartPak Web site at www.SmartPak.com or call toll free 1-800-461-8898.
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.
HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter-jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia. The key to HITS' success is its strategy of producing a series of horse shows over contiguous weeks, in desirable destinations, with first class competition facilities and professional operations. Additionally, the company offers competitive opportunities for riders in a broad range of ages and skill levels. For more information, visit www.hitsshows.com.