The USEA is delighted to welcome SmartPak Equine as a corporate sponsor for 2010. SmartPak Equine has been a longtime supporter of the USEA and this year they will become the Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA.
In addition to their status as corporate sponsor SmartPak Equine will be supporting a plethora of other USEA programs. SmartPak Equine is signing on to become the title sponsor of the brand new Classic Series which will combine the Training Three-Day and Preliminary Three-Day. The SmartPak USEA Classic Series is starting 2010 out with a bang with competitions all over the country. The USEA is also pleased that SmartPak Equine is returning as the official sponsor of the USEA Horse of the Year on the USEA leaderboard.
SmartPak Equine is also contributing this year to the success of the USEA’s award winning publication, Eventing USA, by becoming the sponsor of both the Horse Health column and Jan Byyny’s photo critique column.
“We are happy to continue our support of long format eventing by expanding our commitment from the popular Training Level Three Day to include the Preliminary Three Day as part of the SmartPak Equine/USEA Classic Series,” commented Colby Balazs vice president of Marketing at SmartPak. “We truly feel that these events exemplify the values that we as a company try to align ourselves with...excellence in horsemanship and horse care.”
Balazs went on to say, “as an event rider myself, I am familiar with the level of schooling and trust it takes to build a strong competitive partnership with your horse. Preparing for a long format event deepens the understanding between horse and rider, and the additional phases allow both to get in a groove and build confidence before tackling difficult cross-country obstacles. Riders who may never compete at the highest levels of the sport can enjoy a phenomenal sense of accomplishment in successfully completing one of these events. Or, they can serve as a stepping-stone to the next level of competition. I have a T3DE on my competition calendar for this year and know many others shooting for this same competitive milestone.”
SmartPak Equine is an integral part of the USEA’s sponsor family and the USEA is excited to continue and extend our partnership with them.
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.