Top Reining Professional Joins Team SmartPak Family

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (March 31, 2010)– Reining icon Tim McQuay of McQuay Stables has joined forces with SmartPak™, becoming the newest member of the Team SmartPak family. Tim joins the list of 20+ other Olympians and professional equestrians in Team SmartPak that are currently using the patented daily dose supplement feeding system for their horses.

McQuay has been a trailblazer in the reining industry throughout his career. He has won every major National Reining Horse Association sanctioned event, including the NRHA Futurity, the National Reining Breeders Classic, the NRHA Derby and the NRHA Superstakes. In the past 31 years, Tim has earned reining prize money on an astounding 229 different horses, making him the NRHA’s first 2 million dollar rider and owner of its first 5 million dollar sire, the infamous Hollywood Dun It.

“Not only is Tim McQuay one of the horse world’s best athletes, but he exemplifies a superb level of horsemanship both in and out of the ring,” said Becky Minard, founder and president of SmartPak Equine. “Tim has revolutionized the world of Reining by introducing an unprecedented level of training and care for the horse, and we are thrilled to be part of his horse care program. Busy professionals like Tim can really benefit from the convenience and time savings that SmartPaks provide.”

Understanding that to keep top level reining horses healthy and performing their best requires a sound nutritional program, SmartPak is committed to offering supplements that provide targeted solutions to help offer additional support or to manage a particular problem. And their very own SmartSupplement line of products includes over 40 cutting edge supplement formulas at a savings of up to 40% ingredient for ingredient when compared to similar products. The McQuay philosophy puts the horse first – and is a total program to attain a long-term career for a reining horse, making it a great fit with SmartPak. With a worldwide clientele, McQuay travels stateside and abroad where he presents reining clinics and consults with horse owners and professionals. His training program for professionals and Non Pros is one for the ages – and one that many other pros admittedly have copied.

“Supplements have been part of our game plan for years, whether they’re for the horses in training, breeding or competition, so this is an ideal match,” said McQuay. “SmartPak is a well known and respected brand with a proven supplement feeding system and over 300 products to choose from, including their very own SmartSupplement line of products. That’s why I’m so happy to be partnering with them.”

McQuay’s introduction to Team SmartPak comes on the heels of SmartPak’s new “What the Pro’s Use” campaign, giving horse owners a glimpse into what’s involved in taking care of some of the nation’s top equine athletes. Via their website, Facebook and print advertisements SmartPak shares interviews from top riders across multiple disciplines discussing how they use supplements to keep their horses performing their best, what some of their favorite equine products are, and why they choose SmartPak for their horse’s health care needs. Whether it be the peace of mind they get from knowing their supplements will be fed correctly, the ease of traveling, retaining the potency of their supplements or the top notch customer service, every rider has their own reasons for using the leading daily dose supplement provider. Horse owners also have the opportunity to learn more about the everyday lives of these top riders including what riding superstitions they have, what they like to do in their free time, and even what they like to eat.

SmartPak Equine was founded by riders and horse owners who ride and show Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Polo, Eventing, Reining, Western Pleasure and have logged many miles trail riding. 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, Web site and retail store.

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