SmartPak New USDF Sponsor for Instructor Certification Program; Also Supports Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers’ Conference

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 06, 2009

          Lexington, KY (January 6, 2009) - The United Stated Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that SmartPak, provider of the patented daily-dose SmartPak supplement service, signed on as title sponsor for the USDF Instructor Certification program and as supporting sponsor for the Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers' Conference.
          "SmartPak's innovative approach to supplement distribution has been a big benefit to many of our instructors and trainers, saving them time and money, so this was a great fit with the certification program," comments Linda Schultz, Director of Marketing.
          "The Instructor Certification program is a wonderful educational program for dressage instructors and we're really excited to be partnering with the USDF to help support it," said Becky Minard, Founder and Senior Vice President at SmartPak.  "With so many of our customers being dressage riders, it's a really great fit for us!"
          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. For more information about SmartPak, visit www.SmartPak.com or call 1-800-461-8898.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.