Blood-Horse Publications received a number of awards at the 2013 American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program June 22 at the organization's annual seminar in Colorado Springs.
The awards recognized work completed in and dated 2012 in both print and online categories, with 104 AHP members entering a total of 758 entries for this year's awards. The AHP presented 177 awards to 63 finalists for first, second, third place, or honorable mention.
Blood-Horse Publications and staff received the following honors:
—Equine-Related Specialty or Custom Publication: Breeders' Cup Commemorative Magazine; Jacqueline Duke, editor; Katie Taylor, art director. October 2012.
—Personal Single Column Circulation Over 20,000 (Print): The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, Dr. Douglas Thal; Alexandra Beckstett, associate managing editor; Stephanie Church, editor-in-chief. October 2012.
—Online Equine-Related Blog: Jennifer Bryant, freelance writer, "London 2012 Olympics: Equestrian Coverage," published at TheHorse.com. June-September 2012.
—Online News Reporting Single Article: BloodHorse.com, "Was Hearing a Self-Inflicted Black Eye?" by Tom LaMarra. April 30, 2012.
—Online Multimedia: BloodHorse.com, "Breeders' Cup," Ron Mitchell, online managing editor; Tom LaMarra, news editor; Eric Mitchell, editorial director and editor-in-chief; Leslie Neilson, digital media director; Anne Eberhardt, visuals director; Alex Cutadean, video production; digital media group: Megan Arszman, Kimberly Reeves, Adam Spradling, Christine Wittmer; videographers/interviewers: Ron Mitchell, Tom LaMarra, Eric Mitchell, Evan Hammonds, Steve Haskin, Lenny Shulman, Esther Marr, Claire Novak, Alex Cutadean, Adam Spradling, Anne Eberhardt, Jack Shinar. September to November 2012.
—Online Equine-Related Video or DVD: BloodHorse.com, "Three Chimneys Stallions Exercise," Alex Cutadean, director/videographer; Evan Hammonds, producer; Anne Eberhardt, videographer. May 17, 2012.
—Equine-Related Website: BloodHorse.com; Ron Mitchell, online managing editor; Tom LaMarra, news editor; Jack Shinar, night editor; Leslie Neilson, digital media director; Eric Mitchell, editorial director and editor-in-chief.
—Illustration (Print or Online): The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, "Osteoarthritis Development," by Dr. Robin Peterson, illustrator. October 2012.
—Online Equine-Related Editorial Multimedia Series: TheHorse.com, "Ask The Vet Live," Michelle Anderson, digital editor; Erica Larson, news editor; Alexandra Beckstett, associate managing editor; Stephanie Church, editor-in-chief; Megan Arszman, web producer; Alex Cutadean, video production. January-December 2012.
—Online Equine-Related Blog: TheHorse.com, "Old Horses: Better With Age," by Erica Larson; Michelle Anderson, digital editor. April-December 2012.
—Freelance Writer Equine-related Journalism: Tracy Gantz, "Meadow Stable's Other Horse," published in the Kentucky Derby souvenir magazine, 2012.
—Equine-Related Editorial Series (Print): The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, "Creepy Crawlies," by Dr. Stacey Oke; Alexandra Beckstett, associate managing editor; Stephanie Church, editor-in-chief. June, July, and August 2012
—Keeneland Magazine, Jacqueline Duke, editor; Marla Bickel, publisher; Katie Taylor, art director.
—Personality Profile Single Article Circulation Over 20,000 (Print): The Blood-Horse, "A Need for Speed," by Lenny Shulman. June 9, 2012.
—Publication Staff Single Advertisement (Print): The Blood-Horse, "Union Rags," by Brian Turner, graphic artist. June 16, 2012.
—Editorial Action Photograph (Print or Online): The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, "Trail and Endurance," by Merri Melde, photographer. July 2012.