Riding can be dangerous. Each year thousands of riders suffer serious, even life threatening, injuries from falls. SmartPak Equine™ is taking rider safety one step further by offering the newest innovative safety technology on the market.
The Point Two ‘Pro Air’ Jacket, previously sold only in Europe, has revolutionized safety in the equine world by combining the latest airbag technology within a lightweight and comfortable jacket. The ‘Pro Air” available at SmartPak is the first inflatable jacket for the equine market sold in the U.S. and is their newest design – faster than the previous versions available in Europe.
“Our customers are going to love how effective this product is,” says Rebecca Minard, founder of SmartPak Equine. “Whether you’re an Eventer, Fox Hunter, Bull Rider or even a Jockey or Exercise Rider, the Point Two Air jacket offers an additional protective measure that is so important in equine sports.”
According to Lee Middleton, designer of the Point Two ‘Pro Air’ Jacket, “the vest reaches full inflation in 0.1 seconds offering protection to the collar of the neck, spine, coccyx and rib cage. It also offers significant shock absorption protection, distributes pressure and above all, effectively supports the spinal column so that the neck and trunk have limited movement.”
Endorsed by many top riders including eventers Lucinda Green, Oliver Townend and Piggy French, the Point Two ‘Pro Air’ Jacket has accumulated a loyal following. Eight out of the Top 10 riders at Burghley competed wearing the Point Two Air Jacket.
The unique airbag is only activated if the rider is separated from the horse so that it does not hinder the rider’s movement while riding. A simple “click” is all it takes to connect the rider to the saddle. The Point Two Air Jacket is completely reusable after simple replacement of the CO² gas cartridge. It is available in sizes Small, Medium and Large, based on the rider’s height.
The SmartPak Equine catalog is the only national catalog in the USA able to offer the Point-Two ‘Pro Air’ Jacket.’ SmartPak Equine made their debut in the equine health care market with their flagship innovation, the SmartPak™, providing name-brand supplements and pharmaceuticals in custom, daily-dose packages, and has since dramatically expanded their product line to include an ever growing list of riding apparel and horse tack and equipment.
For more information about the Point Two ‘Pro Air’ Jacket, visit the SmartPak Equine website at www.SmartPakEquine.com or call 800-461-8898.
About SmartPak Equine
SmartPak Equine was founded in 1999 with the purpose of simplifying the administration of nutritional supplements and medications to horses. The 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. It has been embraced by riders from all disciplines and all levels, including seven Olympic medalists.
In addition to the SmartPak supplement system, the company offers a broad line of horse health and rider items, dog supplies, and equine and canine pharmacy items sold through the company’s catalog and Web site. In 2006, SmartPak was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing private companies for the second straight year and is the only equine company ever named to the list. The company has also been honored with a Best Workplaces award presented by Fortune Small Business and Winning Workplaces, as well as having been named a Top 100 Workplace by the Boston Globe. SmartPak also operates a retail store in Natick, MA. For more information, visit www.SmartPak.com.