Named Finalist in 2013 ESMAs Named Finalist in 2013 ESMAs was named Best Use of Facebook at the 2012 Equestrian Social Media Awards. is a finalist in four categories for the 2013 PagePlay Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs). Categories include "Best Use of Facebook" (2), "Best Use of Social Media by a Publication" (8), "Most Informative Use of Social Media" (13), and "Best Use of Social Media in North America" (27), which includes a nomination to the World Award for each regional winner.

The 10 finalists in each category were selected from over 2,000 nominees. Selections were based on the number of unique supporting statements, engagement criteria and good online etiquette displayed. Results are to be based 75% on scores from an expert panel and 25% on votes from the public. The panel is a hand-picked group of equestrian marketers, digital professionals, social media gurus, and photographers from around the globe.

Voters can view the list of finalists in each category and cast their votes at Voting closes at noon (GMT) on Feb. 8, 2013.

Designed to bring together the global equestrian community, the ESMAs began in 2010 in the United Kingdom and allow professionals, fans, and followers of equine brands and businesses to vote for their favorite social media users.

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