The Horse Magazine, Honored for Publishing Excellence

At last night's American Horse Publications Annual Awards contest in Lexington, Ky., The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care magazine and happily received five awards for excellence in equine publishing in 2009. The highly anticipated awards contest attracts hundreds of entries each year from member publishers of equine magazines, books, websites, newsletters, videos, and more. Our parent company, Blood-Horse Publications, received a total of 13 awards (see our complete list of AHP awards).

Our award winners included the following entries:

  • "Employment and Immigration," by Pat Raia (Second Place, Service to the Reader, circulation 20,000 and over)
    Judge Comment: "A timely topic is approached in both a practical and personal manner. The story is logically organized and provides a lot of information without overwhelming the reader. This story can be of use to a variety of equine-related fields."
  • The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care magazine (Honorable Mention, General Excellence, Self-Supported Magazine, circulation 15,000 and over)
    Judge Comment: "Fantastic publication that delivers real value to the reader. Great design. Sticks to its mission. Good mix of feature and how-to stories."
  • Lisa Kemp: "Chicago Carriage Horse Care Series" (Second Place, Online News Reporting: News Breaking Story). February 11, March 19, April 10, May 4, May 26, June 20, August 20, and September 28, 2009
    Judge Comment: "Reporter did a good job of getting all sides to this story and keeping up with the daily developments."
  • "Horse Genome Publication Key to Enhanced Research, Understanding," By Christa Lesté-Lasserre (Second Place, Online News Reporting: Related Feature Story)
    Judge Comment: "The story brings a technical topic to a wider audience. Well written and clear."
  • "Weird Horse News," Erin Ryder, Blogger (Second Place, Online Equine-Related Blog)
    Judge Comment: "Excellent stories for a blog and nice use of links to direct readers who want more details. Just the right amount of snark."

This year marked the 40th anniversary of American Horse Publications, an organization that provides resources and networking for the equine world. More information:

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