Plymouth, MA – December 19, 2008 -
The USEA is pleased to welcome SmartPak as the new title sponsor of the Training Level Three-Day Series, a wonderful series designed to educate Training level riders on the values of the long-format event.
“SmartPak is so thrilled to sign on as the title sponsor of the SmartPak USEA Training Level Three-Day Series. We feel that these events exemplify the values that we as a company try to align ourselves with...excellence in horsemanship and horse care. The educational aspect of the events is truly unique and provides an opportunity for talented adult amateurs or young riders moving up through the ranks to experience the long format before reaching the one star level, all in an educational supportive environment,” said Colby Balazs, Vice President of Marketing at SmartPak.
“Personally, one of my primary goals for the coming competition year is to successfully complete a training three-day. I think it will be an incredible building block both in my own education as a rider as well as my horse's education. So, I am both personally and professionally invested in the success of training three-day and looking forward to SmartPak working with the USEA to grow the program,” added Balazs.
Cindy DePorter, Training Three-Day Chairperson and co-organizer of the Waredaca Area II Adult Rider Training Three-Day Event, was thrilled with SmartPak’s new sponsorship. “We are very excited about SmartPak sponsoring the Training Level Three-Day Series. It is very gratifying that the Training Three-Day as a concept is being fully embraced as a destination competition with which many USEA competitors now aspire. It is wonderful that a national, well respected company such as SmartPak agrees with the importance of the Training Three-Day and is willing to provide that sponsorship! We salute SmartPak and welcome them as one of our major sponsors!”
Jo Whitehouse, CEO of the USEA, said, “The USEA extends a warm welcome to SmartPak, and we are delighted to have such a wonderful company sponsor this educational series. Eventers take great pride in the health and well-being of their horses and we encourage our members to support SmartPak.”
Take advantage of this exciting new partnership to learn all about the innovative products SmartPak has to offer, such as their patented daily dose SmartPaks™, broad range of equine and canine supplements, and top-of-the-line tack and equipment.
The USEA has issued rules and guidelines for the Training Three-Day Series, while still maintaining the important educational aspects of the series. Look forward to exciting changes on the Training Level Three-Day Series page on the USEA site in the coming weeks as we move forward in the promotion of these events in 2009.
Currently, there are ten T3DE’s signed up for 2009, with a few more possibly signing up in the coming months. Interested in hosting a T3DE? Contact Cindy DePorter, the USEA’s Chairperson for this series at Cindy.DePorter@ncmail.net or contact the USEA Headquarters at 703-779-0440.
The 2009 series winner will receive a free year of SmartPaks ($1200 value) and we will also be contributing prizes to each of the 10 venues slated to host T3DE’s in this coming year. SmartPak will be joining the other T3DE sponsors Stackhouse Saddles, Maui Jim Sunglasses, and Nunn Finer.
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.