The NFED is a
small family business run by Steve, Claire and daughter Sally
Kitcher under the trading name of CK Art - NFED. Claire is an
established artist specialising in equine - animal art and New
Forest scenes. In between running the NFED and looking after and
riding our horses, we also produce and supply fine art prints,
picture frames and create and run websites for others including
the New Forest Livestock Society.
on Briar, New Forest Boxing day point to point and playing
at Rockbourne. Pedigree
We breed New Forest ponies under
the "Brushwood" prefix and are small commoners with
just a few ponies running on the forest under the "CMK"
brand, normally in the Burley/Wilverley/Brockenhurst area. We
have our own land at Wootton where we keep our horses and have
several youngstock scattered around the area in fields that we
have rented, begged or borrowed in the best commoning tradition!
The NFED is run from our home in the village of
Sway in the New Forest. As nearly all communication is carried
out online and we work from home, there is no need to keep to
office hours and we can be contacted 365 days a year at any reasonable
time of the day.
riding homebred New Forest Brushwood BamBam.
Sally joined the team part time in March 2012
while training as an accountant. Apart from the day to day running,
Sally is also responsible for the Business Advertiser accounts
from her home in Southbourne (the Bournemouth office!).
Everything from the website design, to photography
and graphics is carried out in house between the three of us.
This gives a unique personal service, helps to keeps running cost
to a minimum and makes the NFED very efficient to run with updates
made regularly throughout the day. Very few sites if any can match
this, one of the reasons why over the years the NFED has become
so successful. The cost savings are passed on to the users, giving
great value for money to advertisers. Since its launch in 1999
the site has received several awards and was a runner up in the
prestigious Hampshire Web Awards 2007 in the interactive category.
The NFED is intended to cover all aspects of horses
and riding in the central southern area, we are very keen to promote
and help the New Forest and support commoning where ever possible.
We hope you enjoy using the NFED and always welcome
your comments and suggestions.
If you appreciate the NFED, the most important
thing to do is tell others about it.
Steve, Claire & Sally Kitcher
Claire and Steve on their old horses, Mitch and
Hats were only removed for the photo!
To see Claire's paintings visit her
site at www.ckart.co.uk.
For anyone interested in
the technical side!
We have our own dedicated
server hosted in London by UK2
Shopping Cart hosted in Lancashire by ekmPowershop
Mailing List hosted in Lancashire by ekmResponse
Switchboard by www.switchboardfree.co.uk
The site can be reached
using the following domain names.
(Frameless version of the Classifieds, ideal for mobiles)
Social Networking Integration
Payments & Security
Card payments processed by Sagepay
We also accept Paypal
Quarterly PCIDSS compliance audits by Security
NFED is created and maintained using the following software:
HTML Editor: Dreamweaver.
Graphics: Photoshop. Fireworks.
File Transfer: Cute FTP.
General Documents: MS Word, Excel, Acrobat
provided by Hagen
Event Calendar provided by WebCalendar
Message Boards provided by phpBB3
Java Scripts provided by the Java Script Source
CGI Scripts provided by the CGI
DHTML provided by Dynamic
Computer: Built and maintained by Steve.