January 1, 1997 was the birth of our presence on the world wide web when we launched phelpsphotos.com, with horsesdaily.com and dressagedaily.com to follow in June, eleven years ago.
We are now a million dollar company, as we have that invested, and about another million in sleepless nights, 40,000 miles a year of travel, two offices (Florida and Kentucky). Our roving office in our RV Sales of Broward fifth wheel, brings us "On the Scene, On the Road, and On the Net" as we start our 12th year of travel around the equine world. Our staff and contributors continue to grow, and stick with us, just as many of our readers have been here since the start.
As we set off today for our Florida location, we close out another great year bringing you new news and stories of interest daily. Stay tuned for some big changes about to take place as we put the finishing touches on "The New" DressageDaily due to launch next Monday, January 5. We have been investing in this upgrade for 17 months, and it will always be an ongoing process as we are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of new technologies, and ways to bring you our loyal readers.
We have announced our schedule for 2009, bigger and better than ever as we increase our euro news, score reporting, and articles and profiles of interest. None of this would have been possible without the support of Markel Insurance Corp who supported our efforts and brought us under their wing six years ago. And of course to those of you who have taken our insurance tour, and put your faith in us to provide your horses, businesses, and farms with the finest protection and service in the industry, we thank you for helping us to continue to give back all we have been blessed with in our success.
As we add more corporate sponsors who see the value in the work we have pioneered, we continue to be supported by our popular horsemarket, virtual vendor, equestrian professional listings.
So hang on as we take you into 2009, and to all, have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
President/CEO Phelps/Hathaway Enterprise Inc
A Markel Equine Insurance Specialist