Corryton, TN - Kim Burnette-Mitchell, creator of the Fall’s favorite escape event, announced today the launch of the Gallop in the Glen’s new web site. “My hopes are that the web site keeps everyone updated on the happenings at the Gallop in the Glen. The countdown calendar on the home page is so cool…it keeps me on top of the deadlines of when things need to be done! I just love that feature and hope exhibitors will enjoy it too.” Mitchell said with a bright smile.
“The site is both visually appealing and informative.” Mitchell stated. One of the new interactive features was designed with new comers in mind; under the “Event Info” visitors can find detailed directions with special attention given to traveling with their horse trailers, as well as a live Google map to display the show’s exact location. A list of area accommodations is also provided. “We wanted to highlight the hotels and inns that support our event and help people attending for the first time to find a great place to stay.” Mitchell added. Another convenience of the accommodations page is a direct link associated with each lodging to book reservations easily.
Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Smoky Mountains in New Market, TN at the River Glen Equestrian Center, Gallop in the Glen debuted in 2004 under the direction of Kim and Dennis Mitchell along with assistance from show manager Patrick Rodes of Argyle, TX. “When I told my husband [Dennis] what I was going to do he just shook his head and said, "Kim do you really know what you are getting into? You don't have experience running a horse show.” I laughed and asked him when has lack of experience ever stopped me before? And said I will figure it out...just watch me.
Now Dennis is at all the major horse shows promoting our event and promising everyone the time of their life. Guess I got him believing.” Mitchell reminisced. Since its inception the event has garnered accolades for its aesthetic appeal and glamorous throw back to horse shows of yesteryear with its sumptuous parties and charitable giving.
“We’ve raised thousands of dollars for our Tennessee charities thanks to the generous support of the community. I think our new web site will only help in spreading the word about the event plus provide a ton of valuable information to new exhibitors visiting us for the first time. ” Kim shared, “We’ve tried to include just about everything-from a tentative class schedule to our Social Scene to the entry blanks that can be downloaded for mailing in. I hope that we will be able to reach more people who may not be on one of our regular mailing lists for the prize list.”
Of importance to Mitchell’s vision for the new web site was to spotlight both the supportive sponsors and exhibitors she credits the fall series success to. Visitors and regulars of the Gallop in the Glen will find a special slide show presentation of the 2009 Champions under either Event Info or the Media headings and a page dedicated to those who give generously can be found under the Sponsors title. Under the Exhibitors Check In header guest can find and download an array of helpful documents ranging from entry forms to RV reservations. “I told Greg Meisel my goals with producing a web site for this event-he ran with it and like everything he does it is over the top! And the photos Flashpoint has collected over the years truly give new comers a real taste of what to expect. Flashpoint Media Services and Photography have been involved in this horse show from the start; they’ve seen the transitions and are always cheering us on. Anytime I have an idea the answer is “No worries, we can do that!” They genuinely care about this event and its exhibitors success as I do.” Mitchell said.
“This is the beginning of something very special; this show is taking on a life of its own! You just have to experience it to know what I am talking about. When you drive in you’re greeted by a view that is nothing short of breathtaking! Plus our accommodating horse show staff, great footing, and wonderful hospitality. What more could you want...and oh yeah, great prize money! The new web site goes a long way in conveying the beauty and fun of the Gallop in the Glen.” Mitchell concluded.
Greg Meisel of Flashpoint added that folks should check back often for new additions to the site as it’s an ongoing project that will grow as the event does. “My goal was to provide people with more than information, I want them to come away with the feel of this great event and return often. Kim and I have more ideas we plan to implement throughout the coming year!”
Please visit www.gallopintheglen.com to learn what the Gallop in the Glen has in store for 2010. For questions, suggestions or comments feel free to email Kim Burnette-Mitchell at email@example.com.
Photo Credit: The Gallop in the Glen ©Flashpoint Photography