Get Smart! SmartPak Continues its Sponsorship of HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper

SAUGERTIES, NY (May 21, 2010) – HITS is pleased to announce that SmartPak, a long-time sponsor, will continue with their support of the upcoming spring and summer circuits at HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper.

SmartPak will again sponsor the SmartPak Circuit Awards for both HITS Saugerties and HITS Culpeper. Riders who are distinguished as a circuit champion will be presented with a special award, courtesy of SmartPak.

When at HITS Saugerties, riders will be able to relax and unwind in two air-conditioned locations which include the SmartPak Riders Lounge, located adjacent to the Grand Prix arena in Vendor Row and at the SmartPak Internet Café, where they can check their emails and show points on the complimentary LifeBook® lap tops by Fujitso while enjoying a coffee, ice cream or smoothie.

SmartPak has a special offer during the shows enabling HITS clients to receive free shipping on any SmartPak order to the show or your barn by mentioning coupon code FSHTSNY10! And, while at the show, you can pick up your mail, send or receive a package at the SmartPak Delivery Station, adjacent to the horse show office. And, while at the show office, make sure to fill out an entry for the SmartPak Sweepstakes. SmartPak will select the winners in the fall from the entries received. They have some valuable prizes up for grabs, so make sure to fill out and turn in an entry form while visiting the show office. There is no purchase necessary in order to enter!

"We are so happy to be partnering with HITS again this year for HITS-on-the-Hudson, a truly world class hunter-jumper circuit," said Colby Balazs, SmartPak's Vice President of Marketing. "SmartPaks are a great choice for busy riders traveling to show circuits like HITS and HITS exhibitors can even have their SmartPaks delivered right to the SmartPak Delivery Station on the show grounds for the ultimate convenience."

SmartPak is an equine supplement and medication company, designed to deliver a custom package of supplements chosen specifically for your horse through the SmartPak feeding system. Shipments are made every four weeks and can be sent to any location. The SmartPak feeding system has been successful from coast-to-coast as riders, trainers and Olympic medalists have embraced their brand. Priding themselves on innovative products, customer solutions and expert service; horses, horse care and horsemanship are their passion.

"SmartPak's sponsorship of HITS reinforces its customer service philosophy," said Lisa Engel, HITS Account Executive Corporate Sponsorship. "From the SmartPak Delivery Station to the free shipping coupons and sweepstakes, to the SmartPak Riders Lounge and SmartPak Internet Café, we are pleased to have the opportunity to promote SmartPak to HITS clients and appreciate how SmartPak looks to simplify the daily to-dos of horsemen without compromising quality."

SmartPak also offers other products such as tack, show apparel, dog supplies and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through their catalogs and website at

The road to the Pfizer Million makes its way to HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties on Wednesday, May 26 for three consecutive weeks. Starting Wednesday, July 7, show jumping returns to Commonwealth Park at HITS Culpeper for two consecutive weeks.

In order to qualify for the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, a rider must compete in eight or more HITS Grand Prix classes. The top 40 riders, based on money won by horse/rider combination, will be eligible to ride for the Pfizer Million. For more detailed information on the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, please visit our website at

HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia. In 2010, HITS will take the industry to new heights when it hosts the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties on September 12.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit

Media should contact the HITS Media Team at 845.246.8833 or e-mail

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