Saturday, January 29, 2011


The view from the MHC Horse Person of the Year Dinner and Silent Auction.
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Friday, January 28, 2011


When I'm not busy working, I can often be found at the barn with Lissell.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

MLE Welcomes New Client!

MLE welcomes Stephen S. Bradley Eventing as our newest client. Many of you already know Stephen from riding with him in one of the many MLE clinics we did with him this year. Stephen has a long list of accomplishments: 1992 Olympic team member and '93 Burghley CCI**** winner with Sassy Reason. '93 US Olympic Committee Equestrian Athlete of the Year; '96 Rolex Kentucky winner with Doctor DoLittle; '03 gold-medal winning US Pan American Championships team member and '05 Foxhall Cup CCI*** winner with Brandenburg's Joshua; '07 gold-medal winning US Pan American Championships team member with From.

You can learn more about Stephen at his web site You'll see MLE placing ads for his sale horses and putting together an e-newsletter. We're thrilled to be adding Stephen to the MLE team.

Click on the below links to read recent articles with Stephen:
Gymnastics on a Balance Beam: written by Traci Bryant Donatelli, photos by Stacey Wigmore for Practical Horseman (facilitated by me)

Mastering the Ditch and Rails: written by me, photos by Emily Daily and Leslie Mintz for Eventing USA

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Gets a Facelift!

This week's project was giving the MLE web site a face lift. Check it out by clicking HERE or go to! There are new pages, new photos, new testimonials. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Special thanks to Lynn for all her hard work on this during the week.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MLE In the News

Check out the following publications to see MLE in action ...

EventingUSA: Melissa Roddy Wright was kind enough to interview me for a story she's doing on sponsorships. It was a great interview and I'm so honored that Melissa and Emily Daily (of the USEA) thought of me to interview.

Practical Horseman: When I scheduled Stephen Bradley for a clinic in August at Oatland Stables, I contacted my friends at Practical Horseman and they jumped on the opportunity to come out and cover the day. The story turned out great, and you'll even catch a glimpse of Mr. Moosetracks jumping through the grid with Holly.

Speaking of Moosetracks ... that's him on the cover of the 2010 MLE Holiday card. Special thanks to Holly (and Moosetracks!) for being a good sport about the antlers!

It's an exciting time for MLE!

New clients, new employees ... it's definitely an exciting time for MLE! Let's start with our new client.

Burdette Brothers: You can check out their web site by visiting Don Burdette recently started a Featherlite Trailer dealership in conjunction with his current car dealership. His wife is a long-time horsewoman, and his family owns a large farm in Frederick, so the Featherlite trailers seems to be a perfect fit. I met Don through a referral from friend Pat Mayo (successful real estate agent, check out his web site HERE). Thanks Pat! MLE has been brought on to manage Burdette Brothers' ad campaign. We're excited to see where this partnership leads.

With the business growing faster than I imagined (I'm not complaining!), it became apparent that I couldn't do everything on my own. So enter Nicki Carson as our new Account Manager. Nicki is no stranger to MLE, having been an on-site staff member for quite awhile. Additionally she partnered up with me for my first year of working with Waredaca as their sponsorship coordinator. While Nicki's first love is riding and training, she's excited to be taking on a greater role with MLE. In partnership with her mother, Vicki Carson, Nicki has a successful small breeding program at their Flying Chesterfield Farm in Middleburg, Maryland. Nicki's first client is Burdette Brothers.