The Smartest Way to Keep Bugs Off!
SmartPak’s Exclusive Line of Fly Gear Offers Smarter Protection
PLYMOUTH, MA – April 21, 2014 – Say goodbye to stomping and swishing, and say hello to a happier and healthier horse! SmartPak’s exclusive line of fly protection is here to keep your horse comfortable and make the fly season a bit more bearable.
Nothing ruins a relaxing ride or a peaceful pasture faster than a swarm of bugs. The warmer months are fast approaching in many regions of the country, making now the perfect time to start stocking up on everything you need to protect your horse from the pesky insects. SmartPak’s exclusive line features the SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet with No-Fly Zone and also includes the SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet, SmartPak Deluxe Fly Boots and SmartPak Classic Fly Mask. SmartPak also offers the Rockin’ SP Quarter Horse Cut Deluxe Fly Sheet with No-Fly Zone and Rockin’ SP Quarter Horse Cut Classic Fly Sheet, specially designed for stockier breeds of horse.
“As a horse owner, I know first-hand the challenges that come with keeping insects away from my horse,” said Melissa Hamlet, SmartPak’s Vice President of Merchandising. “The right fly sheet is lightweight, breathable and allows for full range of motion. SmartPak’s line of fly protection gear provide all of those features and more!”
Fly sheets are the first line of defense in a well-managed approach to protecting your horse. The sheets offer a physical barrier which helps protect horses from biting insects which may carry diseases, including serious and potentially fatal diseases such as Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and West Nile Virus.
Along with the risk of contracting an insect-borne disease, many insects can also cause horses to develop skin irritations as well, including hives, itching, and hair loss. Insect Bite Sensitivity, also known to many horse owners as sweet itch, will cause the horses to rub their manes and tails. It can also cause itching, crusting, and hair loss on the horse’s midline along the back and belly.
The SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet with No-Fly Zone™ is a lightweight mesh sheet with an oversized tail flap and removable neck rug. Its surcingle front closures with double backed Velcro prevent the front from gapping open and two belly surcingles keep the blanket in place while the tail cord prevents the tail flap from blowing and shifting. The SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet provides the ultimate Triple threat in protection: insect repellent, mesh sheet, and UV protection.
No Fly Zone™ is a fabric infused technology that is an odorless, FDA- approved insect-repellent, which provides a layer of chemical protection to keep the bugs at bay at lasts at least 70 washings.
The Rockin’ SP Quarter Horse Cut Deluxe Fly Sheet with No-Fly Zone™ offers the same fantastic protection, and is uniquely designed to accommodate stockier breeds like Quarter Horses. The sheets are broader at the chest and hindquarters and have a shorter drop. “I have peace of mind knowing my horse is comfortable and insect free all summer long,” said Tom McCutcheon, 2010 USEF Horseman of the Year. “My horses wear Rockin’ SP gear all year round, and every sheet or blanket I’ve tried fits my horses to a T.”
The SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet offers full protection for a fraction of the cost! The sheet is made of a soft polyester fabric that is breathable and provides a layer of lightweight physical protection to keep bugs from bothering your horse. Fleece at the withers provides a comfortable fit to prevent rubs and its stainless steel hardware is designed to last. Adjustable surcingles and a double surcingle front closure with Velcro ensure that the blanket fits snugly around your horse. A tail cord keeps the tail flap from blowing in the wind and an oversized tail flap provides additional coverage. As with the SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet, the SmartPak Classic Fly Sheet provides 95% UV protection.
The SmartPak Classic Fly Mask is just what your horse needs to keep summer’s pests at bay at a price you’ll love! It is made of durable PVC Mesh to hold its shape and keep flies off your horse’s face. It has soft mesh ears that provide extra protection from pests in these sensitive areas and fleece edging to ensure a comfortable fit with a wide Velcro closure that keeps the mask securely in place.
If your horse is tired of stomping in the field all summer long trying to keep the bugs off his legs, then SmartPak Deluxe Fly Boots are just what you need. The boots’ airmesh body allows for maximum airflow and breathability while offering maximum protection against biting insects. Your horse’s legs will stay both cool and protected! Comfortable fleece edging keeps the boots from rubbing and its ergonomic fit ensures a comfortable horse while Velcro closures keep the boots securely in place.
SmartPak offers free shipping every day on all orders over $75 and free return shipping on all sized items. We back every order with our 100% Happiness Guarantee, so you can shop with confidence when searching for the perfect fly sheet for your horse this season. To learn more about SmartPak’s exclusive line of fly protection and to place a risk-free order online, please visit www.SmartPak.com.
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. SmartPak’s success has been powered by a passion for delivering an unbeatable customer experience, and the company has been recognized with a Bizrate Circle of Excellence award as well as an “Excellent” rating from STELLAService. An eight-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list.