PLYMOUTH, Mass. (February 17th, 2010) - The National Reining Breeders Classic, held annually at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, is known for million dollar payouts and an elaborate setup. The event caters to its contestants, and that hospitality is evident during the Classic Draw Parties. Contestants and fans are treated to an array of food and drink, and the excitement reaches its crescendo when the actual Draw begins. One by one the finalists are called to the front of the room, where beautiful blue crystal wine glasses are displayed. When the finalist picks up their commemorative wine glass, they find their final’s position on the bottom. The noise in the room ranges from hushed whispers to cheers as everyone waits to see who will draw the coveted last position, or the dreaded first.
The NRBC Board of Directors announced in early February that SmartPak has come on board as the sponsor of the Non Pro Draw Party Wednesday, April 14. Rebecca Bennett, Director of Western Marketing for SmartPak noted, “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the NRBC and the Non Pro Draw Party. The SmartPak supplement system is used by hundreds of reiners and we’re honored to be supporting this wonderful event, which is among the most well respected reining competitions in the country.”
NRBC Secretary-Treasurer Cheryl Magoteaux was equally enthusiastic about the SmartPak Non Pro Draw Party. “The Draw Party gives our contestants a chance to visit with SmartPak Representatives and learn more about this great and innovative product. Thanks to SmartPak, the ambiance that the NRBC is known for will continue.” Competitors will also be entered into a free drawing for a year’s worth of supplements in SmartPaks! Valued at up to $900, the free year’s worth of supplements in SmartPaks is open to any of the over 350 brand name supplements that SmartPak carries.
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.
SmartPak continues to find innovative ways to support and expand throughout the equestrian community. From their sponsorship of equine events at all levels of riding, their support of top riders through the Team SmartPak program, to the aid of equine non profits and organizations in need, SmartPak is committed to supporting the equine communities that it serves. For more information on SmartPak, visit the website at www.smartpak.com.
The National Reining Breeders Classic is the most successful stallion incentive program in reining history. In just twelve years, the NRBC has grown to include upwards of 275 subscribed stallions and in 2009, there were over 2,800 enrolled foals. Annually, the payout at the National Reining Breeders Classic exceeds $1.25 million. For information on the NRBC, visit the web site at www.nrbc.com or call 580-759-3939.