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  SmartPak Introduces Improved SmartDigest® Ultra and
  New ColiCare™ Program

Unparalleled Digestive Supplement Now With $7,500 Colic Surgery Reimbursement

PLYMOUTH, MA – October 19, 2012 – Wouldn’t it be nice never to have to worry about colic again? While no one can make that happen, SmartPak sure can help!

SmartPak is excited to introduce a new and improved version of SmartDigest® Ultra, a revolutionary supplement that provides unparalleled GI protection for everyone’s horse, from the high level performance horse to your beloved old mare grazing in the back field—and every horse in between. SmartPak is so confident that SmartDigest® Ultra will help keep your horse’s digestive system healthy that they are backing their new ColiCare™ program with an unprecedented $7,500 colic surgery reimbursement program.

“Colic is responsible for more deaths in horses than any other disease,” said Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak’s Medical Director and Staff Veterinarian. “A sudden change in your horse's lifestyle or diet, such as different hay or grain, increased stall time, adjustment in activity level, even dehydration, all can lead to colic. In fact, research has shown that hay changes alone can increase a horse's risk of colic by 10 times!”

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  Protecting your Equine business through knowledge

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS – AN INTRODUCTIONPART ONE OF A THREE PART SERIES

As I visit equine operations I find that most operate under the assumption that their employees are all legal and being paid according to the law. There was a recent court case, in which a worker who was injured on the job had been working for a farm for two years classified as an independent contractor, however when trying to get workers compensation it was discovered the employee was not covered.

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  The Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional
  Championships

Do you have Children’s or Adult Amateur Jumper riders that may be interested in a chance to compete in a Championship all their own?

Over the years there has been on-going discussion among Adult Amateur and Children’s jumper members hoping to one day have their own championship; in 2013 USHJA has made that vision a reality.

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  Famous Last Words

By Elisabeth McMillan

A few weeks ago, I happened to call my sister while she was on her way home from taking her girls for their riding lesson.

Of course, I asked her how it went and she exclaimed “every time I leave the barn and I'm driving the girls home, I always think about how glad I am that we made the decision to train with _______.” She went on to tell me a few things that the trainer had said to her girls that had indeed made their day very special.

It occurred to me how important those last words are – the ones you say at the end of the lesson.

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  USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Attendance at a recognized USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic will count towards the enrollment requirements for the Trainer Certification Program.

DATE

CLINICIAN

LOCATION

CONTACT

April 19-21, 2013

George Morris

La Grange, KY

Peabody Fox

November 8-10, 2013

George Morris

Buffalo, NY

Susan Schoellkopf

Click Here for a complete list of TCP Clinics.