Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event Shopping Guide!

Good morning all!

It's time for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event held in Lexington, Kentucky! For eventers and horse enthusiasts alike this is one of the most exciting weeks of the year! If you or someone you know is planning on heading to Kentucky be sure to visit the Sponsor Village and Trade Fair for some fun and shopping! This year, several of our MLE clients' sponsors will be there so we wanted to give you a quick shopping guide so you can take a look!

  • Back on Track - Trade Fair #147
  • Charles Owen - Sponsor Village #28
  • EcoGold - Trade Fair #167
  • Nutrena - Sponsor Village #17
  • Professional's Choice - Sponsor Village #12
  • Purina - Sponsor Village #7
  • Ride Safe - Trade Fair #168
  • Sagmae - Sponsor Village #29
  • United States Eventing Association - Sponsor Village #3
  • Voltaire Design - Sponsor Village #23
  • VTO Saddlery - Trade Fair #131 
To learn more about the event or see the full shopping guide map visit: https://kentuckythreedayevent.com/

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SSL Certificates 101

Have you been browsing online and recently noticed in your address bar that the words "secure" or "not secure" pop up before displaying the URL for the site you're visiting? That is due to the new widespread implementation of SSL certificates.  

"Whether you are an individual or a company, you should approach online security in the same way that you would approach physical security for your home or business. Not only does it make you feel safer but it also protects people who visit your home, place of business, or website. It is important to understand the potential risks and then make sure you are fully protected against them. In the fast-paced world of technology, it is not always easy to stay abreast of the latest advancements. For this reason it is wise to partner with a reputable Internet security company." (Symantec)

So what exactly is an SSL Certificate? "An SSL certificate is a digital computer file (or small piece of code) that has two specific functions:

1. Authentication and Verification: The SSL certificate has information about
the authenticity of certain details regarding the identity of a person, business or
website, which it will display to visitors on your website when they click on the
browser’s padlock symbol or trust mark (e.g., the Norton™ Secured Seal).

2. Data Encryption: The SSL certificate also enables encryption, which means that
the sensitive information exchanged via the website cannot be intercepted and
read by anyone other than the intended recipient. "

Here at MLE we work hard to stay up-to-date on all of the latest not only for our website clients but for our Search Engine Marketing clients as well. To learn more about SSL certificates and whether you might need one, visit this informational PDF from Symantec at: https://www.websecurity.symantec.com/content/dam/websitesecurity/digitalassets/desktop/pdfs/whitepaper/beginners-guide-to-SSL-certificates_WP.pdf

To learn more about our web development or search engine marketing services visit: http://mythiclanding.com/

Monday, April 9, 2018

Working Students Wanted!

MLE Clients are in the market for working students! If you are thinking about becoming a working student or have always wanted a position at a barn, take a look at the ads below!

Courtney Cooper, C Square Farm
Courtney Cooper and the C Square Farm team are back in Pennsylvania after enjoying a very successful winter season in Aiken and we are looking forward to competing extensively in Area II. We are looking to add another working student (or two!) to our program. Preference is given to individuals wanting to stay for a minimum of 6 months who are looking for a rigorous, educationally geared apprenticeship.

Our working students learn about training, sales, horsemanship, and breeding, and they also get plenty of opportunities to compete and ride themselves. Our winter working students brought home several blue ribbons of their own, (one is actually 3rd in the country on a horse C Square Farm lent to her) in addition to attending top events such as Carolina International.

We value our working students and treat them as members of our team with regular lessons, regular riding, days off, board for their horse and housing in a new, beautiful, and safe apartment complete with WIFI.

In addition to the benefits listed above we also do team dinners, and have our working students watch lessons with Courtney and top pros, including Boyd and Silva Martin and Richard Picken. We also strive to teach our working students life lessons; such as goal setting and planning for their future and are happy to stay involved with them individually after leaving our program.

If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic working student program, email your resume and riding video to csquarefarm@gmail.com.

Glenda Player, Playland Equestrian Center
Calling all working students! We are looking for a special candidates to join our team of working students. Our ideal candidate has a good work ethic, strong time-management skills and a keen interest in learning, as well as their own method of transportation. You must be able to work well with others, take direction and have a great attitude. Practical experience with horses is a must, and experience with young horses and a familiarity with eventing would be helpful. We maintain a 6-day workweek with consistent barn hours. Most days will consist of barn work for the first part of the day with routine horse management and the availability of a lesson in the afternoon. Travelling to shows and events also available for the right person. Must be at least 18 years old and have your own transportation. Live-in on farm situation available. Compensation will be in exchange for board for one horse, lessons, clinics, competitions and other fun learning opportunities!! What are you waiting for? 
Email glendaplayer@gmail.com and send a riding video and resume to apply today!

Stephen Bradley Eventing
Stephen Bradley Eventing is looking for a working student (or two!) to join the team in mid-March when they return from Florida! 6 months to a 1-year commitment would be preferred, but summer working students are also welcome.

Working students are immersed in the sport of eventing and can expect to travel to shows, assist in riding at the farm, and will be expected to help complete the day-to-day duties of an active training facility. Knowledge of eventing would be helpful, but is not required.

Housing, lessons and board for 1 horse are included.

If an opportunity like this appeals to you, please send a riding video and resume to ssbradleyeventing@gmail.com.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Space Available for Stephen Bradley Clinic, April 11th!

Good morning everyone!

There are still spaces available for the Stephen Bradley Show Jumping Clinic at A Bit Better Farm on Wednesday, April 11th! We are very excited to host Stephen again and invite riders of all levels and disciplines to come.

Group lessons are limited to 3 riders (rarely 4) and average 1 hour 15 minutes in length (dependent on number of riders). Cost is $125/rider.

Stephen enjoys teaching all levels of riders from beginners to the advanced competitor. His enthusiasm, talent for communication, and ability to inspire confidence in the horse and rider especially make him a hit with the pony clubbers!

When training with Stephen, you can be confident that you will receive expert instruction for your level of riding.

As an Olympian, Rolex champion., USEA ICP instructor & accomplished 4* Eventer Stephen has a wealth of experience training horses and riders.

To sign-up today email Margaret@mythiclanding.com! To learn about some of our other upcoming clinics and clinics with our other clients visit: https://www.facebook.com/mythiclandingenterprises/