UK Ag Equine Programs Receives Two AHP Awards

UK Ag Equine Programs Receives Two AHP Awards

Bluegrass Equine Digest is a partnership between UK Ag Equine Programs and, with sponsorship from Zoetis.

University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs won honors in two categories at the American Horse Publications (AHP) annual awards ceremony, held June 21 in Charleston, South Carolina.

In the online equine-related newsletter category, the Bluegrass Equine Digest, a partnership between UK Ag Equine Programs and, with sponsorship by Zoetis, nabbed the top spot. The free, monthly e-newsletter features information about equine research at UK. Archived issues can be found at

In the equine-related specialty or custom publication category, UK Ag Equine Programs’ 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey final results publication was awarded 3rd place. That publication can be found on the project website.

According to an AHP news release, 171 awards were given in the AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2013. This year’s competition included 50 classes, 736 entries, and 97 contestants, of which 64 became finalists and 38 earned first place awards. A copy of the awards program is available online

The AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing, print and online, as well as professional critiques for improvement. American Horse Publications is a nonprofit association promoting excellence in equine publishing media. Its members include equine-related print publications as well as digital media, professionals, students, organizations, and businesses that share an interest in equine publishing.

Holly Wiemers, MA, is communications director for UK Ag Equine Programs.

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