Happy New Year! News & Notes from SmartPak


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! The year of the horse is officially over (sorry ponies) and now we are entering the year of the sheep (or goat, depending on what you read). Apparently, the sheep is a symbol of peace, harmonious co-existence and tranquility. If 2015 has all that, I’m down with that plan!

I don’t personally believe in new year’s resolutions, because I feel like if you want to make changes in your life you should start at the moment you reach that decision, and not wait for an arbitrary date on the calendar. However, the feeling of new beginnings and new seasons can sometimes be just the ticket to finally making moves and changing your life, so take advantage of it!

News From Around The Globe:

Andrew Nicholson has confirmed that he was axed from the NZ Eventing squad, and not just unavailable for the 2015 year. After withdrawing himself from consideration in October due to disagreements and concerns about veterinary care Nereo received at the WEG, Andrew had several discussions with ESNZ to resolve the matter. He felt that he had been heard, and notified them in December via email that he was putting himself back in contention for the team. However, ESNZ left him off. And it wasn’t a mistake. [Andrew Nicholson Not On NZ Squad]

George Morris is back at it again, teaching a horsemastership clinic in Wellington to ring in the new year. We’re all familiar with George’s take no prisoners approach to teaching, and his affinity for classical riding and no crap. He never fails to dissapoint, coming up with some pretty great one-liners every day. Click for the Chronicle’s excellent coverage of the day. [COTH George Morris: No Tricks or Gimmicks]

Don’t forget to enter this week’s Fab Freebie giveaway from FITS! You could be the proud new owner of a pair of FITS Treads Wind Pro Breeches, and we know those will keep you cozy this winter. You have until Thursday at midnight to enter, and then you can check Friday’s News & Notes to see if you’ve won! [Fab Freebie: FITS]
We need your help deciding the winner of this year’s Point Two Jingle contest. The voting poll is now open, and we have seven finalists for your consideration. Trust us, you want to check out how creative these individuals are. We wish we could give them all a ProAir vest! Voting will close this Friday at 5 p.m. EST. [Vote for Your Favorite Point Two Jingle]

Happy New Year from our friends at Hamilton BioVet! Here are some funny outtakes from their videos this year…

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