Saturday, August 9, 2008

EquiPortal August 2008 Newsletter

We have loads of new features on EquiPortal this month and have started growing our articles section with a handy guide to the Olympics. Read on for more information...

Competitions
Last months prize was won by Dexters Girl. The draw is now open for August and you can win a Luxury Padded Riding Hat Bag. It takes just 1 click to enter, so don't miss out.

EquiPortal & the 2008 Olympics
Its finally here, the Olympic Games 2008 - which only means one thing to us... lots of equestrian action to enjoy for the next two weeks! Click here to read our equestrian guide to the 2008 Olympics.
Our guide includes a useful schedule that you can print out to help you follow the equestrian events for the next two weeks, together with fact sheets on 3 Day Eventing, Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping.
Don't forget give your views on the Olympics in our Shows and Events Forum.

Topic Of The Week
Give us your medal predictions for the equestrian 2008 Olympic events in the topic of the week.

Now anyone can add photos.
It has always been possible to add your photos to forums and articles on EquiPortal, but we just made it much easier and much more fun! Just click the new link to “Upload a photo from your PC” when posting in the forum or editing an article. You can edit the picture, add text, effects, frames, rotate it, crop it, resize it and much more. Click here to read more about adding your photos.

The Equestrian Rider Homepage
Our customisable homepage just got a lot smarter. The homepage gadgets can now be “iconised” by clicking a new button. Once iconised they will highlight (with a little flashing red light) when new content arrives. The homepage also loads faster and looks nicer when you iconise. Click here to read about iconised gadgets.

The EquiPortal Guide
Another new gadget to make your life easier. This gadget sits on your EquiPortal homepage and constantly updates you with what is happening on the site. It keeps you informed of the latest news, blog updates, forum posting, photos, articles, competitions and announcements. It also has a handy link at the bottom which guides you through making the most of every feature we offer. Click here to read about the guide.

New 3d Virtual Chatroom
This month Google launched a free virtual world and we created our very own EquiPortal chat room. Go and try it out, it's good fun and you can chat to anyone else who is in the room.
Click here to read about the Lively Equestrian Rider Chat Room.

And finally.
If you haven't done so already, please come and introduce yourself in the "Introductions" forum.

See you all online or at the horse shows,
Kelly xx

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