Learn From Top Riders at the Annual Rolex Course Walk

SmartPak is offering attendees another special opportunity to learn from top riders at the 2009 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** when they hold their 5th consecutive Course Walk on Thursday, April 23rd.  Attendees will get the opportunity to see the course through the eyes of 2 of the country's top event riders; Kim Severson and Jan Byyny. 

Always an entertaining duo, Severson and Byyny will lead a guided tour through the perils of the most challenging cross country course in the U.S., offering their tips and tactics along the way.  Everyone is welcome to attend this incredible opportunity and attendees are encouraged to participate and ask questions along the way.  "The response from last year's Course Walk was overwhelming," said Becky Minard, SmartPak's founder and senior VP.  "People really enjoyed the event and had such a fun time getting insight from Kim and Jan.  We're so happy that we're able to offer Rolex attendees the opportunity again this year."

Kim Severson's recent career highlights include:  2004 Individual Olympic Silver Medalist as well as a Team Olympic Bronze Medalist. She is the winner of the 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005 Rolex Kentucky CCI****. The USEA named her their Leading Lady rider in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Her famous partner of previous years, Winsome Adante, was named the 2002, 2004 and 2005 Horse of the Year by the USEA making him the second highest scoring horse in the history of U.S. eventing. Winsome Adante was officially retired at last year's Rolex event.

Jan Byyny's career highlights include: Team Gold Medalist and Individual Bronze Medalist at 2003 Pan Am Games; 2007 1st place Bromont CCI** and 1st place Morven CCI*; 2006 Reserve Champion Fair Hill International and individual member of the U.S. World Equestrian Games squad in Aachen, Germany; 6th 2005 Rolex Kentucky CCI and 2004 Team Alternate for Athens Olympics.

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing SmartPak at coursewalk@SmartPak.com with a subject line of "Rolex Course Walk Sign-Up."  SmartPak will be offering a select number of free gift bags available on a first come first serve basis to those who stop by the SmartPak booth prior to the walk on Thursday. The walk will commence at the start of Cross Country; exact time to be posted on SmartPakEquine.com and at the SmartPak booth after ride times are posted.

For more information on the Course Walk, visit the SmartPak booth located in Sponsor Village during the event. While you're there, you can put together a customized SmartPak for your horse or shop for a customized outfit for yourself, with SmartPak's array of personalized products featuring everything from barn jackets to helmet covers.

For more information on SmartPak, visit their Web site at SmartPakEquine.com or call toll free at (800) 461-8898.


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