AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

The Pursuit of Excellence Continues as Finalists Enter the Final Leg in the AHP Equine Media Awards

Winners Announced on June 1 at the 2019 Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque

The announcement of award finalists ends the anticipation for 69 AHP members who have placed in the top five in one or more of the 63 classes in the 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA). 

Held since 1974, the American Horse Publications (AHP) annual awards contest offers members an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in a variety of equine media categories. This year’s competition for material published in 2018 drew 711 entries from 119 members.

The Equine Media Awards, open to AHP members only, offer a Publishing Media Division for print or online publications and freelancers as well as a Business Division for equine-related businesses, nonprofit organizations, and colleges.

The next milestone on the road to EMA Gold is the announcement of the winners. Awards are placed first, second, third, or honorable mention based on the number of entries in the class. Every finalist is recognized for their achievement. The Equine Media Awards presentation will be held on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019, at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town during the AHP “High Desert Media Roundup” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Members interested in attending the AHP Equine Media Conference & Awards in Albuquerque can access conference information and register online at https://www.americanhorsepubs.org/attending-ahp-annual-conference/.

The results of the Equine Media Awards will be available after the awards presentation in June.

For information on the AHP Equine Media Awards or the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, contact ahorsepubs@aol.com or visit www.americanhorsepubs.org.

Past Awards Contests


Past awards results are available in PDF format 2002 to 2018.

Who will earn EMA gold in ABQ? Here is the list of AHP members who are Equine Media Award finalists for 2019. Congratulations!


Publishing Media Members Individual Members
American Farriers Journal Megan Arszman
America's Horse Abigail Boatwright
Arabian Horse Life Kate Bradley Byars
Arabian Horse Times Melinda Brown
Barrel Horse News Jennifer Bryant
BloodHorse Elise Gaston Chand
Canadian Horse Journal Diana De Rosa
Chrome Amber Hodge
East Coast Equestrian Douglas Lees
EquiManagement Bianca McCarty
Equine Journal Katie Navarra
EQUUS Heidi Nyland Melocco
Harness Racing Update Shelley Paulson
Hoofcare Publishing Allison Armstrong Rehnborg
Horse & Rider Candace Carrabus Rice
Horse Illustrated Kelly Sanchez
Horse Radio Network LLC Patti Schofler
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred L.A. Sokolowski
New Bridge Polo Catie Staszak
New York Horse Kara Stewart
NRHA Reiner Jenn Trickey
Off-Track Thoroughbred Heather Wallace
Paint Horse Journal
Practical Horseman BUSINESS DIVISION
Quarter Horse News Business Members Finalists
Sagebrush Rider AIM Equine Network
Sidelines Magazine Central Garden & Pet
The American Quarter Horse Journal Grand Slam Social
The Chronicle of the Horse Humane Society of the United States
The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care Kentucky Equine Research
The Ranch Horse Journal National Reining Horse Association
The Team Roping Journal Signal Theory
Thoroughbred Daily News SmartPak Equine
Untacked WaterShed Animal Fund
US Equestrian
USDF Connection
USHJA In Stride
Western Horseman Magazine