Blood-Horse Publications Honored at AHP
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 9:22:12 AM
Last Updated: 6/24/2008 2:39:29 PM

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Blood-Horse Publications received a total of nine awards  June 21 at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Sixty-nine AHP members were named finalists in the 2008 AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2007. Participation in this year’s contest represented 105 AHP members and 1,092 entries. Twenty-nine professional judges placed the classes and provided constructive critiques for all entries. Since its inception in 1974, the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program has recognized excellence in editorial content and graphic design.

Blood-Horse Publications’ publications and staff were recognized as follows:


First Place: Online News Reporting: News Breaking Story; (4 entries); for “Ga. Neglect Case: Defense Team Questions Necessity of Seizure” by Erin Ryder.

First Place: Online News Reporting: Related Feature Story; (5 entries); for “Working with Morocco’s Horses: Journey’s End” by Erin Ryder.
Second Place: Online News Reporting: Related Feature Story; (5 entries); for “John Henry’s Last Days” by Erin Ryder.

First Place: Online Service to the Reader; (3 entries); for “Making a New Mom for a Rejected Filly” by Scot T. Gillies.


Honorable Mention: Publication Staff Advertisement; Circulation 10,000 and over; (28 entries); The Blood-Horse for “Solid. Robust. Dependable.”; Designers: Monica Marrs and Jennifer Neal.


First Place: Editorial Design; Circulation over 20,000; (32 entries); Keeneland Magzine for Winter 2007 issue; “American Classic”; Designer: Alexandra Sieckowski; Creative Director: Suzanne Dorman; Photographer: Lee Thomas.


Second Place: Equine-Related Newsletter (Print); (6 entries); The Blood-Horse MarketWatch; Editor: Jason J.C. Russo.
Merial Human-Animal Bond Award: Erin Ryder; “Hoofing It with John Henry”; (22 entries); Published by

Honorable Mention: Self-Supported Magazine; Circulation 15,000 and over; (12 entries); Keeneland Magazine.

“We are deeply honored by this recognition and extend our congratulations to all of the evening’s award winners,” commented Stacy V. Bearse, President and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications. “The AHP Awards recognize the creativity and contributions of our entire team and their continued committed service to our loyal readers and to the equine industry.”

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