Blood-Horse Publications Honored by AHP
Date Posted: 6/29/2009 1:14:58 PM
Last Updated: 6/30/2009 8:56:29 AM

Blood-Horse Publications received a total of 17 awards — including the top award for general excellence for Keeneland magazine — on June 27 at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program held in New Orleans, LA.

Sixty-one AHP members were named finalists in the 2009 AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2008. Participation in this year’s contest represented 111 AHP members and 816 entries. Twenty-five 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.

American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association of more than 500 publications, individuals, and equine-related businesses dedicated to promoting better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry.

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

EDITORIAL CONTENT:

First Place: News Reporting: News Breaking Story (Print); [9 entries]: The Horse, Your Guide To Equine Health Care: “BLM Proposes Euthanasia to Control Wild Horse Population” by Pat Raia.

Second Place: Instructional Single Article (circulation over 20,000); [21 entries]: The Horse, Your Guide To Equine Health Care: “20 Hot Weather Trailering Tips” by Marcia King.

Second Place: Service To The Reader (circulation 20,000 and over); [19 entries]: The Horse, Your Guide To Equine Health Care: “Horse Diseases and Humans” by Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl, ACVPM.

Honorable Mention: Service To The Reader (circulation 20,000 and over); [19 entries]: The Horse, Your Guide To Equine Health Care: “Keeping Stalled Horses Happy” by Pat Raia.


SPECIALTY CLASSES:

First Place: Equine-Related Special Issue Publication; [9 entries]; Blood-Horse Publications: "Breeders’ Cup Commemorative Magazine,” Jacqueline Duke, Editor; Suzanne Dorman, Creative Director; Lynsay Harris, Design Assistant; Dana Kelly, Beth McCoy, Brian Turner, Mary K. White, David Young, Artists.

Second Place: Equine-Related Show or Event Program; [5 entries]; The Horse, Your Guide To Equine Health Care: “AAEP Convention Wrap-Up 2007,” Kim Brown, Publisher/Editor.


ELECTRONIC MEDIA:

First Place: News Reporting: News Breaking Story; [9 entries]; Jennifer Bryant; Published on TheHorse.com: “2008 Olympic Equestrian Competition of Horse Health Coverage.”

First Place: Equine-Related Newsletter (Electronic); [8 entries]; TheHorse.com: “Horse Health E-Newsletter,” Megan Arszman, Photo/Newsletter Editor; Erin Ryder, News Editor.

First Place: Online Service To The Reader Article; [5 entries]; BloodHorse.com: “Losing the Iron Horse?” Eric Mitchell, Executive Editor Digital Media; Mary Kay White, Artist.

First Place: Equine-Related Video; [8 entries]; BloodHorse.com: “Reliving a Classic Rivalry” Russell Johnson, Video Production; Lenny Shulman, Features Editor; Alex Cutadean, Video Production.

Second Place: Equine-Related Video; [8 entries]; TheHorse.com: “Ryder Report: Horse Health News” Erin Ryder, News Editor; Russell Johnson, Video Production; Adam Spradling, Video Production/Editor; Alex Cutadean, Video Production.

Second Place: Equine-Related Website; [9 entries]; BloodHorse.com. Eric Mitchell, Executive Editor Digital Media; Chris Dawahare, Operations Manager Digital Media; Ron Mitchell, Online Managing Editor; Dan Liebman, Editor-in-Chief, The Blood-Horse.

Second Place: Online News Reporting: News Breaking Story; [9 entries]; TheHorse.com: “Hurricane Ike Coverage,” Erin Ryder, News Editor.


GENERAL EXCELLENCE:

Winner: Self-Supported Magazine (circulation 15,000 and over); [10 entries]; Keeneland magazine. Jacqueline Duke, Editor; Stacy Bearse, Publisher; Suzanne Dorman, Art Director.

Honorable Mention: Self-Supported Magazine (circulation 15,000 and over); [10 entries]; The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. Kim Brown, Publisher/Editor; Dana Kelley, Art Director.

Honorable Mention: Association Magazine (circulation 15,000 and over); [11 entries]; The Blood-Horse. Dan Liebman, Editor-in-Chief; Stacy Bearse, Publisher; Beth McCoy, Art Director.



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