AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

Finalists in 2020 AHP Equine Media Awards Released

Live awards presentation in Lexington may be cancelled, but excellence in equine media stays strong

The release of the finalists in the Equine Media Awards is anticipated by AHP members every year. Of the 111 participants who entered their best material published in 2019, 70 moved forward to placing in the top five in one or more of the 56 classes in the 2020 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards live presentations scheduled for May 30 in Lexington, Kentucky during the 2020 AHP Equine Media Conference were cancelled. The results of the Equine Media Awards will be announced online on May 30, 2020 and a presentation video will be available to view the winning entries. Award plaques and certificates will be shipped to the winners. Read FULL RELEASE

Congratulations to the following AHP members who are Equine Media Award finalists for 2020.


  • American Farriers Journal
  • America's Horse
  • Arabian Horse Times
  • Barrel Horse News
  • BloodHorse
  • Canadian Horse Journal
  • Chrome
  • Covertside
  • Dressage Today
  • Driving Digest
  • EquiManagement
  • Hoof Beats
  • Hoofcare Publishing
  • Horse & Rider
  • Horse Illustrated
  • Horse Network
  • Keeneland Magazine
  • Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
  • New Bridge Polo
  • New York Horse
  • NRHA Reiner
  • Paint Horse Journal
  • Practical Horseman
  • Quarter Horse News
  • Sidelines Magazine
  • Speedhorse
  • The American Quarter Horse Journal
  • The Chronicle of the Horse
  • The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care
  • The Team Roping Journal
  • Thoroughbred Daily News
  • Untacked
  • US Equestrian
  • USDF Connection
  • USHJA In Stride
  • Western Horseman

  • Jean Abernethy
  • Jennifer Bryant
  • Julie J. Bryant
  • Liz Callar
  • Julie I. Fershtman
  • Tracy Gantz
  • Douglas Lees
  • Anett Mindermann
  • Tenney Mudge
  • Morgan Nati
  • Katie Navarra
  • Shelley Paulson
  • Allison Armstrong Rehnborg
  • Natalie Keller Reinert
  • Patti Schofler
  • Shawna Simmons
  • Anna Sochocky
  • Kara L. Stewart
  • Suzanne Sylvester
  • Lisa Wysocky


  • AIM Equine Network
  • Central Garden & Pet
  • Harness Horse Youth Foundation
  • Kentucky Equine Research (KER)
  • Monty Roberts JOIN UP International
  • National Ranching Heritage Center
  • National Reining Horse Association
  • Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Signal Theory
  • SmartPak
  • Straight Arrow Products, Inc.
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • US Equestrian Federation

Why do members enter the contest?

Rewarding accomplishment - Nothing feels better than being recognized for your work. Whether you are publication staff, a freelancer, or a business, achieving excellence in your field is rewarding and demonstrates high journalistic and media standards. All finalists receive a plaque as a class winner or a certificate for second, third or honorable mention. Staff members and freelancers love receiving these awards as recognition of their achievement.

Constructive critique - Every entry receives a constructive critique from the judges. These comments can help members to improve their skills or be applauded for a work well done.

Promotion - Members spread the news of their honors by publishing their achievements and awards to the equine world.

Resume builder - Freelancers add their awards to their resumes to build their reputation in the equine media world.

Past Awards Contests

View video of the 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards Presentations. [30 mins.]


Past awards results are available in PDF format 2002 to 2019.



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