New Staff Writer For The Horse

The Horse, a monthly magazine devoted to equine health care, and the print form of The Horse Interactive, has named Stephanie L. Church to the position of staff writer.

Church, 22, a native of Powhatan, Virginia, joined The Horse as staff assistant in July. Church is a May 1999 graduate cum laude from Averett College in Danville, Virginia, where she graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies and was actively involved with the student newspaper where she received "Outstanding Journalism Student of the Year" honors. Church was also active in the Student Government Association, and in the school's riding program. In addition, Church rode for the USA in the first world competition of (Techniques de Randonnée Equestre en Competition) in France.

"Stephanie not only has the training and credentials to be an outstanding staff writer, but she has the right attitude," said Kimberly S. Graetz, Editor of The Horse. "Her knowledge and experience with horses enables her to contribute to our mission of educating horse owners about the latest in equine health, management, and welfare."

Church won the American Horse Publication Student Award in 1998, and was an intern and assistant editor of In Gate, a regional Hunter/Jumper publication in Lexington, Virginia last summer. Church also has previous experience as a staff writer for Horse Crazy magazine.

The Horse, available by subscription and on the newsstand, is published by The Blood-Horse, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky. The Blood-Horse, Inc. also publishes The Blood-Horse, an international weekly magazine dedicated to Thoroughbred breeding and racing; TBH MarketWatch, a twice-monthly newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; and an array of books, videos, CD-ROMs and annual references. In addition, The Blood-Horse, Inc. operates The Blood-Horse Interactive on the Web (, The Horse Interactive (, The HayNet ( , Exclusively Equine ( (, and Stallion Register Online (

About the Author

Tim Brockhoff

Tim Brockhoff was Staff Writer of The Horse:Your Guide to Equine Health Care from 1995 to 1999. His degree is in Agricultural Communications from the University of Kentucky, and his equine experience is with American Saddlebreds.

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