Plymouth, MA – May 1, 2009 -
SmartPak Equine™, provider of the popular patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, is pleased to announce that they have been named the Official Supplement Feeding System of the American Quarter Horse Association. As the world’s largest single-breed equine registry and membership organization, the American Quarter Horse Association has more than 5 million American Quarter Horses registered worldwide with AQHA membership numbering more than 330,000.
"We are delighted to be partnering with AQHA and look forward to working with AQHA members across the country to help them manage the challenges of bringing their horses to top health and performance," said Paal Gisholt, president and CEO of SmartPak. "The SmartPak supplement service is used by thousands of AQHA members and their American Quarter Horses, and we are proud to be their trusted partner in the care of their horses."
Additionally, two SmartPak SmartSupplements™ will join the team of official AQHA products. SmartSox™, a unique new product that supports proper blood flow in the hoof, has been named the Official Hoof Soreness Supplement of AQHA. SmartTendon™, which provides a proprietary blend of ingredients that promote strong and resilient tendons and ligaments, has been named the Official Tendon Support Supplement of AQHA.
"Hoof soreness and tendon and ligament issues are two problems that horse owners of all backgrounds and disciplines face," said Gisholt. "We think these two problem solvers will be a useful addition to the tool kit for AQHA members in the care of their horses."
As a benefit of membership, AQHA members can save 5 percent on all purchases from SmartPak. SmartPak carries over 300 supplements and popular products from other AQHA corporate partners including Farnam, Bayer, Merial, Professional’s Choice and WeatherBeeta.
"AQHA is pleased to have SmartPak join our team of corporate partners," said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. "SmartPak’s supplement feeding system gives owners an easy way to provide supplements to their American Quarter Horses."
"We offer a wide selection of products, excellent prices, and a fair $8.95 flat rate shipping, no matter how much your order weighs," commented Gisholt, "Our philosophy is an old-fashioned approach to listening to the horse owner, taking the time to provide the kind of service we’d want ourselves, and earning each horse-owner’s business one customer at a time."
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.