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2014 AHP Annual Awards Contest (for material published in and dated 2013)

The Wait is Over! American Horse Publications Names Finalists in 2014 Awards Competition

Sixty-four American Horse Publications members are named finalists in the 2014 AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in and dated 2013. Over two-thirds of the 97 AHP members who submitted entries will receive 171 awards for placing first, second, third or honorable mention.  This year’s contest included a total of 736 entries in over 50 classes.  Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing. Twenty-five professional judges placed the classes and provided critiques for all entries to encourage members to strive for journalism excellence.

The Valiant Human-Animal Bond Award will be presented to the author of the article that best reflects and promotes the special relationship between human and horse. The winner of the award will receive an engraved trophy presented by Adequan.

The Alltech A+ Equine Journalism Award will be presented to the author of the best article that focuses on increasing awareness and love of equestrian sport to mainstream readers. The award-winning author will receive an engraved award, a LIFEFORCE gift basket, and a free registration/travel certificate to the Alltech annual Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium in May, sponsored and presented by Alltech.

The Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday evening, June 21, 2014, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, during the AHP “Gallop n’ Grits” Seminar. The entries of the finalists will be on display on Saturday to provide seminar attendees a chance to review them. Finalists will be notified of their entries that placed and requested to e-mail an image file of their entries for use in the awards presentation. Finalists are encouraged to attend the seminar and accept their awards in person. If a finalist is unable to attend the awards banquet, a representative may be designated to accept the award(s) on their behalf and must be willing to deliver all awards to the recipient.

The results of the Awards Contest will be available on the AHP web site after the awards presentation in June as a PowerPoint presentation and as a digital edition of the awards program provided by Publishers Press. First Place winners will be sent an AHP Award Winner logo to promote their achievement for the year 2013.

For further information contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications, 49 Spinnaker Circle, South Daytona, FL  32119; (386) 760-7743 or A schedule of events and information on attending the annual seminar or awards banquet in Charleston is available online at

Congratulations to all of this year's finalists!


American Farriers Journal
America's Horse
Barrel Horse News
Daily Racing Form
Dressage Today
Equestrian Quarterly
Equine Journal
Eventing USA
Holistic Horse
Hoof Beats
Horse & Rider
Horse & Style Magazine
Horse Illustrated
Keeneland Magazine
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
Midwest Horse Source
Miniature Horse World Magazine
Modern Arabian Horse
Paint Horse Journal
PATH Intl. Strides
Practical Horseman
Quarter Horse News
Ranch & Reata
Southern Racehorse
The American Quarter Horse Journal
The Blood-Horse
The Chronicle of the Horse
The Florida Horse
The Saratoga Special
The Whip
USHJA In Stride
Washington Thoroughbred
Western Horseman Magazine


Megan Arszman
Ryan Bell
Jennifer Bryant
Diana De Rosa
Amy Dragoo
Deb Eldredge, DVM
Tracy Gantz
Natalie DeFee Mendik
Kathryn Navarra
Dusty Perin
L.A. Pomeroy
Patti Schofler
Lisa Wysocky


Blood-Horse Publications
SmartPak Equine, LLC

Center for Equine Health


UK Ag Equine Program

Past Awards PowerPoint Presentations

Past Awards Programs

Download PDF files of printed awards programs
[2013 Program]
or online as e-publication via Publishers Press
[2012 Program] or online as e-publication via Publisher's Press
[2011 Program] or online as e-publication via Publisher's Press
[2010 Program] [ 2009 Program | 2008 Program | 2007 Program | 2006 Program | 2005 Program | 2004 Program | 2003 Program | 2002 Program ]