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The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. Announces SmartPak, Equine, LLC. As Sponsor of the National Youth Congress and Academy of Achievement

May 15, 2012 By: billt Category: What's Happenin'


May 14, 2012 (Lexington, KY) –The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is proud to announce SmartPak Equine, LLC. as the sponsor of the USPC National Youth Congress and Academy of Achievement Program. Through their three year commitment, SmartPak will support Pony Club in their efforts to develop character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.

Pony Club CEO, Kevin Price stated “We are pleased to have SmartPak as a partner. Their support for two of our programs, that truly speak to our mission, reinforces that we are developing future leaders through participation in Pony Club.” The National Youth Congress was established in 1998 in order to recognize outstanding older Pony Club members from all over the country and to bring them together for a series of workshops and discussions intended to expand their awareness of themselves and of the rapidly changing external world into which they will soon graduate. They are integral to Pony Club’s continued success. The Academy of Achievement honors Pony Club alumni who have embraced the ideals of Pony Club and excelled in their chosen fields.

Colby Balazs, Vice President of Marketing at SmartPak says “SmartPak is very excited to be partnering with the United States Pony Clubs. It seems a natural fit given our shared focus on education and excellence in all aspects of horsemanship and horse care. Many of the riders who come to work here each day came up through the ranks of Pony Club, so we couldn’t happier to support the next generation.”

SmartPak was founded in 1999, with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. Their 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. Since their founding, SmartPak has grown to provide riding tack, clothing and gear for all riding disciplines.

About Pony Club – The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including many of our Olympic team members and many business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25, and include adult members of the Horsemasters Program. There are approximately 10,000 members in 600 clubs and riding centers in 43 regions throughout the country. Visit the website for more information.