SmartPak never ceases to amaze and impress us with its commitment to making the equestrian community (and the world!) a better place. The fourth story in their “Horses Building Trust” video series features Ebony Horsewomen Inc., a program in Hartford, Connecticut, whose mission is to empower youth through education, horsemanship and equine-assisted therapy. In addition they are donating 5% of sales on SmartPak brand tack and apparel yesterday through today to the team at Ebony Horsewomen, as well as partnering with Ariat to provide a donation of quality products for the riders and staff there.
Founded by Patricia E. Kelly in 1984, Ebony Horsewomen’s students have the opportunity to attend various programs including Junior Mounted Patrol, Young Ladies Leadership Dressage Academy, and Saturday Saddle Club. These programs are run by professional instructors, many of whom are alumni of the program. There’s a great feature on Ebony Horsewomen on the SmartPak blog — we encourage you to check it out here.