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Autumn Rae & Scattered Acres Sport Horses | 8366 Old Nokesville Rd., Catlett, VA 20119
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Using the Calendar
Some Scattered Acres customers have had problems utilizing the Scattered Acres Calendar. This page is designed to explain the multiple ways that the calendar can be used by students and parents to plan their training activities at the farm.
The Scattered Acres Calendar is hosted within a Google Calendar cloud application that has view privileges to all uses. The Scattered Acres website pulls a copy of this calendar and presents it inside the website as shown in example #1. However, in this view, the lesson / appointment coloring assigned is lost. We are now publishing the website address of the calendar so that customers can view the calendar via the website, a URL and through the Google Calendar application (which is the preferred viewing route.
Access Method #1 - Through the Scattered Acres Website - Easiest method
The easiest method to access the Scattered Acres Calendar is through the Scattered Acres website. When using the website, there are two methods to access the calendar.
On the Welcome page, there are two squares beneath the "Click on any image to enter." The square on the left is a shortcut to the Scattered Acres Lesson Calendar. The square on the right is a shortcut to the Scattered Acres Competition Calendar.
Additionally, on the main page, you can utilize the navigation menu under the Intro menu item and select either the Lesson or Competition Calendar. Please be aware that the Intro menu item has multiple functions. Clicking on the Intro text, the user will be taken back to the Welcome page while hovering over the grey space around the Into text will display the sub-menu with the Calendar options.
Access Method #2 - Through a we browser URL
The URL to the Scattered Acres Lesson Calendar is provided below. Simply click on the link from any browser. Bookmark the link for easy access.
If a user already has a Google account, their Google calendar will be displayed with the option of adding the Scattered Acres Lesson Calendar to their own view. If the users are not Google users, stand up and run to a window and throw open the blinds!!! Welcome to 2018. Google and Amazon own the world so go get yourself a Google account.
The full text of the calendar link is as follows:
Access Method #3 - Through the Google Calendar App - Recommended method.
Using a android or iPhone, download and install the Google Calendar App. Once the app is installed, login with your Google Account. Once logged in, if you have received an invitation link from Scattered Acres, such as the example below, you will be able to add the Scattered Acres Calendar to your Google Profile. Once the Scattered Acres Calendar is added to your Google profile, when using the Google Calendar app, the Scattered Acres Calendar will become an available option. This method offers the best access method because the color coding of makeup lesson slots becomes much easier to see.
Example Email from Google Calendar:
We are writing to let you know that email@example.com has given you access to view events on the Google Calendar called "Scattered Acres Lesson Calendar". We have automatically added this calendar to your Google Calendar account. You can hide or completely remove this calendar at any time.
- The Google Calendar Team
If anyone has any problems using the Scattered Acres Calendar, you can follow either of the following courses of action:
1. You can call or text Lisa and ask if all of the horses are ok.
2. You can find me (Sabre) any day I am the farm (5 days out of 7) or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide you assistance.
With respect to the years I have spent trying to get Autumn off of an abacus and stone tablets and into the modern age with on-line calendars, I highly recommend that all riders and parents use the Scattered Acres Calendar to ensure that Autumn doesn't have a relapse back to pen and paper.