AHP Champion Award

AHP Champion Award LogoIn 2007, American Horse Publications created the AHP Champion Award which is presented to individuals who are instrumental in the development and growth of the association. Collectively, the winners are known as the AHP Circle of Champions.

AHP is truly grateful for these 36 individuals who played an instrumental role in the growth of the association.

AHP Circle of Champions

2015 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

2014 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

2013 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

  • Barrie Reightler, 2001-2002 President, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
  • Doug Hayes, 2003-2004 President, The American Quarter Horse Journal
  • Frank Lessiter, 2002-2003 President, American Farriers Journal

2012 AHP Champion Award Presentation [YouTube]

  • Lua Oas Southard, 1998-1999 President – EquiSource
  • Robert Banner, 1999-2000 President – The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Stacy V. Bearse, 1994-2003 Board Director – BloodHorse Publications

2011 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

  • Kathy Mezick, 1994-1995 President – Horsemen's Corral
  • Jim Jennings, 1995-1996 President – The Quarter Horse Journal
  • Susan Harding, 1996-1997 President – Fleet Street Publishing
  • Darrell Dodds, 1997-1998 President – Paint Horse Journal

2010 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

  • Walt Wiggins, 1977-1978 President – Quarter Racing World
  • Erbert Eades, 1978-1979 President – The Blood-Horse
  • Don Price, 1979-1980 President – Michigan Harness Horseman
  • Les Ford, 1985-1986 President – The Harness Horse
  • Thom Mezick, 1986-1987 President – Horsemen’s Corral
  • Peter Winants, 1987-1988 President - The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Tracy Gantz, 1988-1989 President – The Thoroughbred of California
  • Christine W. Brune, 1989-1990 President, 1992 to present, Executive Director – Eastern/Western Quarter Horse Journal
  • Bill Shepard, 1990-1991 President – Paint Horse Journal
  • Nancy Lee Comer, 1991-1992 President – The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Karl Little, 1992-1993 President – Cutting Horse Chatter
  • Jennifer Forsberg Meyer, 1993-1994 President – California Horse Review

2009 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

  • Stanley F. Bergstein, 1971-1972 President - Hoof Beats
  • Bob Gray, 1972-1973 President - Horsemen
  • Audie Rackley, 1976-1977 President - The Quarter Horse Journal

2008 AHP Champion Award Presentation [SlideShare]

  • Tony Chamblin, 1974-1976 President - The Horsemen's Journal
  • Ruth Brown, 1982-1984 President - Eastern/Western Quarter Horse Journal

2007 AHP Champion Award Inaugural Presentation [SlideShare]

Founding Members

  • Arnold Kirkpatrick , 1970-1971 President - Thoroughbred Record
  • Lucille Shuler - Arabian Horse World
  • Melvin M. Peavey - Horse World
  • Don Valliere - Turf & Sport Digest
  • Alexander Mackay-Smith - The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Snowden Carter, 1973-1974 President - Maryland Horse