2018 AHP The Hunt for Excellence Schedule

What will you take away from Hunt Valley, Maryland on June 14-16, 2018 at the AHP Equine Media Conference?

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Journalism
Media Law / Business / Publishing
Networking
Sales / Revenue Building
Marketing / Multimedia / Social Media
Special Event
Event 7
Event 8
Event 9
Event 10

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting: Chase

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Luncheon: Cinnamon Restaurant

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Horses, Hounds & Hilltops Tour Badge Pickup


THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018

8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m. NEW TIME

Horses, Hounds & Hilltops Tour Check-in and Badge Pickup - Hotel Lobby

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Reservations only)

Horses, Hounds & Hilltops Tour - Boarding 8:30 a.m.

Transportation sponsored by Maryland Horse Industry Board

Lunch hosted by Maryland Horse Breeders Association

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Award Finalists Interviews (closed session): Chase

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration: Maryland Ballroom Registration Desk

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and AHP Gathering

Jump start your conference experience with this meet and mingle with the AHP tribe. First-timers are our special guests at this super-sized AHP Gathering.

Beverages and light snacks served.

Follow the keynote address with dinner plans with your new and old friends. The only dining options at the hotel in the evening is at the Polo Lounge.

The hotel shuttle offers transportation to the Hunt Valley Towne Center (located across the highway) where there are multiple dining options. Click here for the Towne Centre Restaurant List. The hotel shuttle operates within a 3 mile radius from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Recommended is Bar Louis and Barrett’s

Area restaurants within driving distance include:

Maryland Ballroom 3 

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: How National Geographic Transitioned from a 130-year-old Legacy Print Brand to a Digital/Social Powerhouse - Guest Speaker: David Maxwell Braun sponsored by MediaRadar

Keynote Speaker: David M. Braun, Journalist, Speaker, Mentor

David Maxwell Braun is a journalist of more than 40 years, including over 20 at National Geographic. He had front seat on these efforts, including seven years as founding editor of National Geographic online news, seven years as VP Editor in Chief of National Geographic Digital Media, ten years as director of the National Geographic Society Voices blog, and five years as founding director of the Fulbright-National Digital Storytelling Fellowship. One of the Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows who Braun worked with was Ryan Bell, familiar to the horse publishing world for his award-winning articles and columns in Western Horseman.

Maryland Ballroom 4

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registration: Maryland Ballroom Registration Desk

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast sponsored by Zoetis
Maryland Ballroom 3 & 4

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

AHP PopUp Exhibitor Sponsor Aisle - NEW EVENT FOR 2018

PopUp Exhibitor Sponsors: Cummings Printing, Freedom Health/SUCCEED, Freeport Press, Publication Printers, SmartPak, The Ovid Bell Press

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Horses in the Morning LIVE from the AHP Equine Media Conference - SPECIAL EVENT

Presented by Horse Radio Network

Host: Glenn the Geek

Co-Hosts: Lisa Wysocky and Stephanie Ruff

HORSES IN THE MORNING is the first live morning show with an equine theme. It’s a light, lively, entertaining daily look at the horse world and the people in it. The show includes entertaining conversation, out of the ordinary guests, numerous regular horse related segments, listener call in, contests, giveaways and so much more. 

Members can listen live at www.horsesinthemorning.com or on the Horse Radio Network Phone App on IOS or Android scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST.

Podcast:  Recorded version published immediately after show.

AHP HorseCenter in the Garden Room

9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

AHP HorseCenter sponsored by Central Garden & Pet (Farnam, Horse Health Products, VitaFlex)

Garden Room

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

MASTER CLASS: Character, Scene and Sensory Detail, Part 1 - JOURNALISM - Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

Think of writing as riding. You can read about it, understand the theory, appreciate the skill, even learn to tack up. And all that is useful. But until you climb on the horse and get it moving, you aren’t riding. Writing is the same way. You can be a great reader (and need to be, I think, to be a good writer), an avid student of the craft and even a good flyspeck editor. But until you face that paper or screen and get your fingers moving, you aren’t writing.

In this “master class” session, you’re going to get on the horse.

We will spend the morning in a deep-dive, practicing the most essential elements of strong storytelling: character development, scenic action and sensory detail. Come prepared to stretch. We’ll do short, fun and creative exercises that will let you put those elements to work – and show you what a good writer you already are.

NOTE: Bring a notepad and pen (or laptop, but writing practice in longhand has advantages), an open mind and a willingness to stretch. This is not a competitive or critical environment, but a safe place to explore. And if you fall off the horse, we’ll help you right back on.

Session continues at 11:00 a.m.

Salons E & F - Lower Level
Sales Skills Workshop – A Series of TED-like Talks - SALES - Guest Speaker: Christopher Ware

Guest Speaker: Christopher Ware

Grow your sales brain with 4 high impact sessions that arm you with the skills you need to succeed today. Attend all four sessions for maximum impact, but feel free to pop in and out.

Workshop 1: Introduction

The last time your brain received a software update we were still living in caves. We will discuss how your brain makes decisions and how to use that knowledge to boost your sales. This discussion will set the stage for the next three workshops.

Workshop 2: Writing Effective Sales Email

Emails are a fact of life for the sales professional. Learn how to craft an email that gets a reply, not a delete. You will leave this session with an email template ready to use once you return to the office.

Workshops 3 and 4 continue at 11:00 a.m.

Salons C & D - Lower Level
Sharing Ideas: Think Tank - NETWORKING - Moderated by Diana De Rosa

This is a completely open session to discuss any topic you want to bring up. It could be help with getting an assignment, suggestions on how to increase your advertising, social media strategies, branding, presentation of your website, your resume, tips on printing your magazine, ideas on how to spread the word about your business or service, or absolutely any topic. The session will start with everyone introducing themselves and what they do followed by what topic(s) each person is interested in and/or knowledge they are there to share. Then we will open up the floor asking if anyone has a specific topic they would like to discuss. Then everyone in the group who has some knowledge on that topic will briefly share their thoughts. We will then continue to open the floor to discussing topics that those in the room want to discuss. Feel free to come either wanting to learning, wanting to share your knowledge or both. Also, feel free to email the Think Tank moderator, Diana De Rosa (dderosa1@optonline.net) if there is something specific you would like to ask or share during this session.

Salon A - Lower Level

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Mid-Morning Coffee Break sponsored by Platinum Performance - AHP HorseCenter in the Garden Room

10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Student Fund Silent Auction: Maryland Ballroom 1 & 2

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

MASTER CLASS: Character, Scene and Sensory Detail, Part 2 - JOURNALISM - Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

Continued from 9:30 a.m. session.

Salons E & F - Lower Level
Sales Skills Workshop – A Series of TED-like Talks continues - SALES - Guest Speaker: Christopher Ware

Guest Speaker: Christopher Ware

Workshop 3: Voice Mails. Remember Those?

In the age of email and text, sales professionals have set aside the good old-fashioned phone during prospecting. That’s a mistake! Voice mails can be a powerful tool in bringing in sales. But only if you do them right.

In this session we will review the elements of a good voice mail. And make sure your phone is charged! We are going to practice your new voice mail skills during the session.

Workshop 4: Networking at Events. Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Work a Room Like a Pro

We assume sales professionals just know how to work a room at a conference or industry event. That’s a bad assumption!

This session will arm you will tools to make contacts in any professional setting. And we will practice those new skills with fellow session attendees. So come ready to learn and network with your fellow attendees. And introverts don’t be afraid! This session is designed for you.

Salons C & D - Lower Level
Sharing Ideas Hot Topic: Event Planning and Management - NETWORKING

Moderated by Jeremy McGovern, Publisher, American Farriers Journal

Salon A - Lower Level

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
Maryland Ballroom 3 & 4

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Media Law Update - MEDIA LAW - Presenter: Milt Toby

Presenter: Milt Toby, Author and Attorney

Editors and publishers: have you filed the proper paperwork with the US Copyright Office to ensure that you’re covered by the “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? Writers and photographers: have you heard of the CASE Act, proposed federal legislation that would create a “small claims court” to streamline your copyright infringement claims? And what’s new about “fair use?” And who has questions about the GDPR? To learn more, join award-winning author and attorney Milt Toby for an update on developments in media law that will have an impact on your business.

Salon E & F - Lower Level
Six Super Simple Steps to Successful Video Marketing, Part 1: The Basics - MARKETING - Presenter: Shelley Paulson

Presenter: Shelley Paulson, Photographer/Videographer

Part 1 covers:

  1. Choosing the best gear for your needs
  2. Keys to getting great audio
  3. Understanding video jargon and camera settings
  4. Overcoming your fear of being on camera
Salons C & D - Lower Level
Latest Trends in Custom Publishing - PUBLISHING

Custom publishing is not new to print publishers. Equine media brands have been publishing annual specialty issues, directories, and programs for years. The advent of the digital era hit a pause button on print, however that is changing. Print is not dead.  Custom publishing is providing another opportunity to extend your brand not only for publishers but also for businesses. This panel of printing experts explores the types of custom publications that niche publishers and corporate brands outside the equine world are using to increase brand awareness and revenue.

Moderated by Emily Esterson, E-Squared Magazine Media

Panelists include:

Dave Russo, Freeport Press
Freeport Press is a nationally-recognized leader in the print production of high-quality, niche publications catalogs, and direct mail products. Freeport Press has been in continuous operation, since 1880 and has earned the industry reputation as of the most automated and efficient printing operations in North America.

Mark Nakos, Cummings Printing 
For over 100 years, Cummings has specialized in the printing of publications. Flexible scheduling, responsive customer service and superior quality are the strengths of our company. Clients never get lost in the shuffle. Every job receives the attention it deserves.

Brandon Schleder, Publication Printers
Publication Printers is a full service provider that offers state-of-the-art manufacturing and marketing strategies to produce and distribute your publications.  Our online and custom app solutions provide you with multi-channel delivery and allow you to create once, deliver everywhere.    Our marketing revenue strategies are designed to help you boost revenue and increase readership.

Peter Kirby, The Ovid Bell Press
The Ovid Bell Press, Inc, located in Fulton, MO. is a publication and catalog printer serving alumni, association, B2B trade, city / regional, consumer-enthusiast, custom, professional society for-profit and non-profit magazine and B2B catalog publishers in the short- to medium-run U.S. market.

Salon A - Lower Level

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Careers in Equine Media for Students Only: Salon B - Lower Level

Career Advisors: Kathy Dando, Publisher, Practical Horseman; Erin Hsu, Marketing Director, Kentucky Equine Research

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

One-on-One Coaching Sessions with Jacqui Banaszynski - SOLD OUT
  • 1:30 - 1:55 p.m. - Anna Sochocky
  • 2:00 - 2:25 p.m. - Katie Navarra
  • 2:30 - 2:55 p.m. - Jennifer Bryant
  • 3:00 - 3:25 p.m. - Sarah Ryan
  • 3:30 - 3:55 p.m. - Emily Holowczak
  • 4:00 - 4:25 p.m. - Cindy Deubler
  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Jocelyn Pierce
Pimlico - Lower Level

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mid-Afternoon Coffee Break sponsored by Platinum Performance: AHP HorseCenter in the Garden Room

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Negotiating 101 - MEDIA LAW - Presenter: Milt Toby

Presenter: Milt Toby, Author and Attorney

We negotiate with others every day. The negotiations might be between a writer and editor over fees or the scope of an article; between a photographer and her client over the use of an image; between a journalist and event organizer for access; or simply between your spouse or significant other over Chinese or Mexican food for dinner. Negotiating is a valuable skill that can be learned--except maybe the part about Chinese or Mexican. Explore the basics of negotiating with Milt Toby, an award-winning author, attorney, and trained mediator.

Salons E & F - Lower Level
Six Super Simple Steps to Successful Video Marketing, Part 2: Putting It All Together - MARKETING - Presenter: Shelley Paulson

Presenter: Shelley Paulson, Photographer/Videographer

Continued from the 1:30 p.m. session

  1. Putting it all together with editing
  2. Distributing and promoting your video
Salons C & D - Lower Level

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sharing Ideas Hot Topic: - Time Management - NETWORKING

Moderated by Katie Navarra, Katie Navarra Communications

Salon A - Lower Level

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sharing Ideas Hot Topic: Google vs Facebook Ads - NETWORKING

Moderated by Kathy Dando, Publisher, Practical Horseman

Salon A - Lower Level

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Student Award Reception co-sponsored by SmartPak and American Horse Publications

Celebrating the 2018 AHP Student Award Winner and supporting the AHP Student Fund Silent Auction

Student Award Cash Awards sponsored by AIM Equine Network

Maryland Ballroom 3 & 4

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

AHP Nightly Network sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States - NEW EVENT FOR 2018

The AHP Legacy Panel

The AHP Nightly Network takes center stage on Friday night with the AHP Legacy Panel, a group of former Past Presidents who remember the early years of equine publishing and AHP. This fireside chat with Tracy Gantz (AHP President 1988-89); Susan Harding (AHP President 1996-97), Barrie Reightler (AHP President 2001-02), and Jennifer Bryant (AHP President 2008-09) is moderated by Chris Brune (AHP President 1989-90). We are ready talk story about what it was like to be an editor, publisher or freelancer back in the day, how we have survived the ups, downs and the digital world, and why we still love this industry. Be prepared to ask these AHP publishing warriors your questions.

 

The Screening of The Wild Ponies of Chincoteague

The AHP Nightly Network on Friday night will show a screening of THE WILD PONIES OF CHINCOTEAGUE, a film by Kurt Kolaja and Tod Mesirow, thanks to Lisa Diersen, Director/Founder, and Diana De Rosa, Co-organizer of the EQUUS Film Festival.

 

The legend says that a Spanish Galleon carrying ponies crashed off the Atlantic coast. The ponies swam free of the sinking ship and reached the New World. Decedents of that lost band live today, wild and free, on the barrier island, Assateague, Virginia.

 

The local fire company owns the herd now. To keep the population in check foals are auctioned each year. Sabrina Dobbins made a winning bid and took a pony home. For Sabrina it was a pivotal moment. “This pony was my light in the darkness. I was in severe depression - I was self-harming. My pony pulled me up. I named her Blessing. A blessing indeed.

 

Be prepared to fall in love with the ponies and Sabrina, to shed a few tears, and be swept away in a film that touches the hearts of all horse lovers. Don't miss it.

 

Meet Kurt Kolaja - Q&A with the film's director follows the movie.

 

Kurt Kolaja is an independent, documentary, filmmaker.  He has completed four films - a fifth is currently in production. His documentary style is also used for corporate clients who wish to have their story told through an honest lens.  Prior to this role, Kurt worked in broadcast news and production.  When not shooting, editing, or writing, find Kurt exploring hidden corners with his wife Elise.

 Maryland Ballroom 3 & 4

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Registration: Maryland Ballroom Registration Desk

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Speed Networking

A fast-paced session for content providers and content buyers. Content buyers are listed below. Content providers may sign up on Friday at the conference.

  • Emily Esterson, E-Squared Magazine Media
  • Erin Hsu, Kentucky Equine Research
  • Tara Matsler, AQHA Media
  • Jennifer Mellace, Dressage Today
  • Elizabeth Moyer, Horse Illustrated & Young Rider
  • Joceyln Pierce, Practical Horseman
  • Bryan Quinsey, American Association of Professional Farriers
  • Stephanie Ruff, Arabian Horse Life
  • Jan Westmark, Sidelines Magazine

HorseCenter (Garden Room) NEW LOCATION

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

PopUp Exhibitor Sponsor Raffle Giveaway and Breakfast - NEW EVENT FOR 2018

Announcement of the 2018 Chris Brune Spirit Award

Maryland Ballroom 3 & 4

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Pay and Pickup: Maryland Ballroom 1 & 2

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

AHP PopUp Exhibitor Sponsor Aisle

PopUp Exhibitor Sponsors: Cummings Printing, Freedom Health/SUCCEED, Freeport Press, Publication Printers, SmartPak, The Ovid Bell Press

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

AHP HorseCenter sponsored by Central Garden & Pet (Farnam, Horse Health Products, VitaFlex)

Garden Room

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Professional Headshots - By appointment only

Photographer: Shelley Paulson

AHP offers an opportunity to purchase professional quality, affordable headshots as a valuable benefit available only to members attending the AHP Equine Media Conference in Hunt Valley.

Professional Headshot = $60

To schedule your appointment, click here. Once your payment has been received, you will be notified of your appointment time.

AHP HorseCenter in the Garden Room

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Muscular Writing: Verbs and Sentence Structure - JOURNALISM - Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

The most important tool in strong, tight, clear writing is the verb. We’ll explore the incredible utility of the verb, and how vibrant, active verbs can create lean, mean sentences that power up your stories.

SUGGESTED: Bring a couple of pieces of your own writing for self-critique and rewrite practice.

Salons E & F - Lower Level
Less is More: Grow Online Revenue with Just Your Best Customers - ONLINE REVENUE - Guest Speaker: Rob Ristagno

Guest Speaker: Rob RistagnoCEO of The Sterling Woods Group

Forget the small fish – follow your Whales! You’ve got great content and you want to use it to make more money online. This talk will show you just how to do that. We’ll start off by explaining why it’s vital to identify your very best customers, your “Whales,” like the casino and mobile gaming industries did, and focus relentlessly on their wants and needs. Then we’ll review specifics strategies for maximizing revenue from innovating with your most loyal fans and business partners. You’ll leave this interactive session with action steps, data, and case studies that will make you confident that you, too, can grow your equine publishing business online by focusing on your top customers.

Salons C & D - Lower Level
5 Tips for Better Facebook Live Broadcasts - SOCIAL MEDIA - Presenter: Jamie Samples

Presenter: Jamie Samples, Yellow Barn Media

Thinking of going live on Facebook? Wondering how to get the most out of your Facebook Live broadcast?

With Facebook Live, you can show your expertise in real time, take people behind the scenes, and much more.

In this session, you’ll discover five tips to succeed with your next Facebook Live broadcast. Including, how to:

  • Get more views and engage your audience
  • Optimize and repurpose for maximum exposure
  • Set up, prepare and practice for each video session, and much more.
Salon A -Lower Level

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Mid-Morning Coffee Break - AHP HorseCenter

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Detail and Description: Writing for the Mind's Eye - JOURNALISM - Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

Guest Speaker: Jacqui Banaszynski

The best writing helps readers see and sense. And that requires specific images that transform the written word to a visual story. We’ll examine the difference between generic, abstract language – adjectives and descriptions that are flabby or vague – and concrete descriptions that show character, place and action.

SUGGESTED: Bring a couple of pieces of your own writing for self-critique and rewrite practice. The best pieces would be profiles or events stories.

Salons E & F - Lower Level
Find Your Curveball – Launch New Products with the Content and Audience You Already Have - ONLINE REVENUE - Guest Speaker: Rob Ristagno

Guest Speaker: Rob RistagnoCEO of The Sterling Woods Group

We’re all trying to sell more digital ads - hiring new salespeople, tweaking compensation plans, packaging with print, etc. - but best case scenario we’re treading water. We’re stretched thin and sometimes - let’s face it - we’re burned out.

What if there were another way - a way to grow our business without relying so heavily on growing ad revenue? What if we could find our “curveball” - an opportunity that goes around the problem and instead focuses on a positive, predictable outcome.

In this interactive session, author, speaker, and former media executive Rob Ristagno will teach us how to use his Curveball framework to go around the threats in our industry and instead use our existing equine content and audience to dramatically grow our revenues with new products in the face of any market change.

Are you ready to find your Curveball?

Salons C & D - Lower Level
Sharing Ideas Hot Topic: Today's Challenges and Trends in Print/Digital Design - NETWORKING

Moderated by Emily Koenig, Senior Publications Coordinator, United States Dressage Federation; Barrie Reightler, Director of Publications, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred; Jennifer Denison, Senior Editor, Western Horseman

Salon A - Lower Level

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon sponsored by Straight Arrow Products, (Mane n' Tail, Cowboy Magic, Exhibitor's)

Presentation of AHP Champion Award

Maryland Ballroom 3 & 4

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

General Membership Meeting and Election of Board of Directors - Follows luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

10 Steps for Starting a Successful Podcast - MULTIMEDIA - Presenter: Glenn Hebert, Horse Radio Network

Presenter: Glenn Hebert, Horse Radio Network

In this session, Hebert reviews the top 10 things he has learned in starting a successful podcast.  The list is based on his experience starting over 25 shows with 7,000 episodes over the last 10 years.  From the why to the how this session will give you the basics of Podcasting, one of the fastest growing media options in 2018.

Salons E & F - Lower Level
45 Ideas Panel: Best Tools for Creative and Easy Social Media Posts - SOCIAL MEDIA

Moderator: Pat Trowbridge, AIM Equine Network

Panelists: Mollie Bailey, Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of the Horse; L.A. Sokolowski, The Original Equinista; Lindsay Paulsen, Managing Editor/Website & Social Media Manager, Dressage Today; Rhonda Lane, Freelance Blogger; and Ashyn Flanagan, VP Communications, Straight Arrow Products, Inc.

Salons C & D - Lower Level
Build and Sustain Your Freelance Business - NETWORKING

Moderator: Abigail Boatwright, Freelance Remuda

Abigail Boatwright of the Freelance Remuda will share tips to kickstart your freelancing career, and together with veteran freelancers Tracy Gantz and Jennifer Bryant, the group will discuss ways to sustain your business for years to come.

Salon A - Lower Level

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

One-on-One Coaching Sessions with Jacqui Banaszynski - SOLD OUT
  • 1:15 - 1:40 p.m. - Lindsay Paulsen
  • 2:00 - 2:25 p.m. - Kim Roe
  • 2:30 - 2:55 p.m. - Kim Miller
Pimlico - Lower Level

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mid-Afternoon Coffee Break - AHP HorseCenter

3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

AHP Equine Media Awards Finalists on Display: Maryland Ballroom 2

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Session): Salon B

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

AHP Equine Media Awards Red Carpet Reception co-sponsored by SUCCEED and Horse Illustrated, Young Rider, Horse Channel

"Who are you wearing?" No, really.

AHP’s Saturday evening Equine Media Awards Reception in Hunt Valley intends to give members and finalists the 'red carpet treatment,' including live Facebook feeds and interviews by our own stylish versions of Kelly Ripa and Joan Rivers: social media doyenne Jamie Samples and equinista L.A. Sokolowski.

Dress to impress. We suggest black-and-white (our Hunt Ball color theme), but don't be afraid to shine in whatever color you choose.

Just be prepared for our social media butterflies to ask you who you're wearing or who you’re cheering to win as we do a live Facebook feed preview before presenting this year's AHP Equine Media Awards.Think Met Gala, Oscars and Triple Crown winner's circle all rolled into one. Get your good grooming on.

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

AHP Equine Media Awards Dinner and Presentations

Maryland Ballroom