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Black Prong Equestrian Village is ever changing and growing. Check back here to view exciting news and announcements throughout the year.

Goethe State Forest features 53,000 acres full of trails for cyclists and surrounds Black Prong on three sides. With easy access to trails, cyclists are able to ride for miles without repeating a trail.⁠

Get lost in the Florida woods at Black Prong. With gorgeous scenery, unique flora and fauna, and plenty of room to roam, we invite you to get lost with us.⁠

Black Prong offers a collection of first-class facilities for both the equestrian and the equine, designed for the elite athlete. Vary your training grounds with outdoor obstacles, a turf arena, or a dirt arena.⁠

One of the many things we enjoy about our location is the sense of community we have all around us. In honor of that, we'd like to feature a few truly exceptional businesses nearby. Your trip to Black Prong wouldn't be complete without a trip to a few of these:⁠

- Blue ...Grotto (@blue_grotto_diving) ⁠
- Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring (@devilsdenspring)⁠
- Get Up and Go Kayaking (@getupandgocrystalriver)⁠
- Cedar Lakes, Woods, and Gardens (@cedarlakeswoodsandgardens)

Our goal at Black Prong is to provide you with everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your friends, family, and horses.

With a grand view of the main turf arena, the View Cottage features a full kitchen, living room, and bedroom. The Cottage accomodates remote work needs with a built-in desk.

Job Overview:
Combines marketing and social media management skills with a general understanding of IT functionality to architect and enhance company social media presences, including interacting with customers, promoting brand-focused interactive and engaging content, expanding opportunities ...for revenue as well as keeping all guest-facing systems working seamlessly. Develops social media campaigns and works with agencies to develop internet-based advertising campaigns targeting the audience most likely to find an interest in Black Prong Equestrian Village and its sister company Big Lick Stall Rental. The web design function helps maintain and update the Black Prong and Big Lick Stall Rental websites, including posting news, calendar events, and linking to social media accounts.

Social Media Marketing and Web Designer Job Duties:
● Creates marketing and social media campaigns and strategies, including budget planning, content ideation, and implementation schedules.
● Ensures brand consistency in marketing and social media messages by working with various company department members, including advertising, product development, and management.
● Collects customer data and analyses interactions and visits, plus uses this information to create comprehensive reports and improve future marketing strategies and campaigns.
● Regularly reports campaign progress to senior management.
● Grows and expands company social media presence into new social media platforms, plus increases presence on existing platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
● Research and monitors activity of company competitors*
● Creates and distributes engaging written or graphic content in the form of e-newsletters, web page and blog content, or social media messages.
● Performs regular testing and improvement of the design of the websites.
● Maintains the appearance of websites by enforcing content standards.
● Adds event details to websites when booking is confirmed.
● Manages Black Prong’s presence on 3rd party booking sites such as Travelocity, Expedia, Airbnb, VRBO and others, including regular updates of photos, content, pricing, and other important resort information.
● Manages the existing fiber and wireless internet network at Black Prong, including troubleshooting guest and staff connectivity issues, and will also help coordinate the implementation of the same system at other sites.
● Manages the automation, access control, property management/online booking portal, and task management systems to ensure full integration and seamless functionality.
● Lends support to other staff members as needed to provide the best guest experience.
Social Media Marketing Skills and Qualifications:
●Degree in communications or marketing
●One to two years of experience with social media management; marketing experience; content creation; graphic design experience; web design and strategy.
●Proficiency in graphic design software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other visual design tools.
●Proficiency in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS, jQuery, and JavaScript.
●Good understanding of content management systems.
●Good understanding of search engine optimization principles.
●Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues.
●Excellent visual design skills.
●Up-to-date experience with international web protocols, standards, and technologies.
●Data collection and analysis.
●Strong verbal and written communication skills.
●Attention to detail.
●Self-motivated.
●Creative problem-solving skills.
●Experience with major social media platforms,

Company Benefits:
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Great Health and Dental Insurance Plans
Company Paid Cell Phone
401K Plan with company match
Life Insurance Policy
Short and Long term disability insurance

Are you looking for an elegant wedding venue in North Central Florida for 2022? Black Prong's Main Pavilion adds a rustic elegance to any event and can accomodate up to 200 guests for your special day.

Collect moments on your next trip to Black Prong. From outdoor adventures to relaxation, Black Prong offers travel moments to remember.

Did you know that we offer complimentary bicycles to our guests? They can be used on the property and also on the forest trails.

Guests can access the bicycles with their guest key and ride to their hearts' content! We only ask that they be returned at the end of the day.

Meet Michele - bringing over 30 years of experience in equestrian event management, Michele specializes in office management, organization, and logistics coordination. As the general manager of Black Prong, Michele embraces the opportunity to achieve Black Prong's vision on a daily basis.

Goethe State Forest, connected to Black Prong, offers over 100 miles of trails year-round for trail riders, cyclists, and hikers. Explore and discover all that Florida has to offer.

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