Receives Post-WEG Alltech 'A+' Award

Alltech, American Horse Publications (AHP), and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are delighted to announce the recipients of the Alltech 'A+' Award, established to honor creativity, passion, and excellence in equine journalism with stories connected to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The post-Games media contest, judging entries published between July 2, 2010, and January 3, 2011, was open to the members of both AHP and IAEJ.

The winners of the post-Games Alltech A+ Award are:

Several other staff members at The Horse were instrumental in producing the award-winning video including David Young, who shot the interview and tour footage; Anne M. Eberhardt, who took still shots for transitions; Alexandra Beckstett, who conducted interviews and produced the day of the shoot; and Stephanie Church, who arranged the tour and interview. Kent Allen, DVM, was also an important part of The Horse's team, as he helped secure behind-the-scenes access to the vet clinic for the video shoot.

"Throughout the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, I'd watch media sprinting from venue to venue, loaded down by the weight of cameras, recorders, and notepads," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. "Driven by passion for the horse and their craft, they worked tirelessly, from sunrise to sunset and even beyond, to deliver the story of the Alltech FEI Games to eager fans around the world. These awards are but a small token of our great admiration and appreciation."

"We would like to thank Alltech for its generous support of these awards and its international recognition of the contribution to the sport of the equestrian media," said Chris Stafford, IAEJ vice president. "These awards enhance the status of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists in their universal and comprehensive coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games."

"American Horse Publications has rewarded excellence in equine publishing media for over 35 years. We are thrilled that Alltech partnered with AHP and IAEJ to bring recognition to equine journalists at a premier international event such as the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games," stated Chris Brune, AHP executive director. "We are very appreciative of the support given by Alltech to showcase the talents of our members as well as to promote equestrian sports to the world."

Award recipients will be honored at major events this spring.

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