DAYTONA, FL, JUNE 2, 2014 – The American Horse Publications seminar is an annual event for equine publishing professionals where they can attend educational sessions and network with businesses and publishing media in the equine industry. The conference has been held in cities nationwide and has grown significantly since its early meetings that were held in conjunction with the American Horse Council from 1975 to 1981.
Sponsorships play a supportive role in providing attendees with an opportunity to learn from professional speakers as well as experience special events. To encourage better communication and build relationships with equine media, AHP sponsors must also be members of the association. Multiple opportunities to network and share ideas create an environment which develops partnerships, increases business, and improves journalism.
Financial support from sponsor members provides attendees with a seminar at a very reasonable cost compared to similar publishing conferences. Many AHP sponsors have been involved for more than 10 years and have become an integral part of the association’s growth.
The AHP “Gallop n’ Grits” Seminar will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 19-21, 2014. As the event approaches, we would like to recognize the 2014 sponsor partners for their contributions to American Horse Publications and its members.
Diamond Level Sponsors
American Horse Publications partner and Equine Industry Vision Award sponsor Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting horse owners and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, such as WEST NILE-INNOVATOR®, FluVac Innovator®, ZYLEXIS® and STRONGID® C 2X. www.zoetisus.com
As the fifth largest publication printer in the U.S., Publishers Press brings together credible resources, tools and industry expertise that offer sound solutions for their customer partners. Quality, commitment, innovation and integrity are reflected in their partnerships with both customers and industry associates. From print and onsite distribution to digital solutions, Publishers Press is the publishing partner with many equine publications as well as a strong supporter and friend to AHP for over 15 years. Their tag line is “Your Content. Our Passion.” www.pubpress.com
Platinum Level Sponsor
Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial protects horses with products for parasites and Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, as well as vaccines for Equine West Nile Virus and equine influenza. Merial has provided AHP members with an opportunity to learn and network for over 15 years at their sponsored luncheon. http://www.merial.com/EN/Pages/default.aspx
Gold Level Sponsor
Farnam Horse Products
In the last 53 years, Farnam has grown from a small mail-order business to one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health care industry. The horse products category has grown so successfully over the years, that Farnam is today the largest marketer of equine products in the country. Farnam's Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and performance horse markets with products that include fly control, nutritional supplements, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatments, leather care and stable supplies. For 13 years, Farnam Horse Products has sponsored the AHP Resource Center, a popular gathering place for AHP members during their annual seminar. http://info.farnamhorse.com/
Silver Level Sponsors
AIM Equine Network
The AIM Equine Network is the publisher of many of AHP’s award-winning magazines members including Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin To Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, and Practical Horseman. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, HorseBooksEtc.com. The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance for equestrians through USRider and is home to several websites, including: EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, StableManagement.com, MyHorseDaily.com, DiscoverHorses.com, AmericanCowboy.com and Horse-Journal.com. For the second year, AIM Equine Network sponsors the cash awards for the AHP Student Award. www.aimmedia.com/en.html
MediaRadar helps magazines, websites, and newspapers dramatically improve ad sales and client management. The company provides detailed analysis on over 1.3 million brands, with advertising and editorial insights from more than 7,000 media properties. MediaRadar provides the competitive edge by placing the most up-to-date, relevant competitive intelligence and analysis directly onto the desktop of every member of the sales team. Whether they sell ads for a large national publication or a niche, regional publication, MediaRadar will help sell more ads. This is MediaRadar’s second year as a sponsor partner of the AHP Welcome Reception. www.mediaradar.com
SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for every horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. A nine-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list. For the second year, SmartPak partners with W.F. Young to provide AHP members with a hearty breakfast to start their second day of the seminar. www.smartpakequine.com
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed quality health care products for over 120 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal health care brands – including Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield® fly control, ShowSheen® grooming products and Hooflex® hoof care – that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals. This will be Absorbine’s third year as a co-sponsor at the AHP seminar. www.absorbine.com
Bronze Level Sponsors
AQHA has been a sponsor of AHP student programs for almost 20 years and its member publications co-sponsor the reception at the AHP Student Award Party. Serving as the voice of the American Quarter Horse industry for more than half a century, The American Quarter Horse Journal has brought its readers the greatest events, introduced them to legendary horses and people, and provided tips on riding, training, racing, management and health. America’s Horse, another award-winning publication of AQHA, brings compelling stories, informative training articles, important industry news and more. www.aqha.com
Breyer Animal Creations®
Breyer Animal Creations is a division of Reeves International a family-owned, NJ-based toy manufacturer and distributor. Founded in 1950, Breyer celebrates the horse and other animals, dedicating itself to the creation of authentic and realistic model horses for play and collecting. Breyer is one of America’s iconic toys and its ‘portrait’ models of horse heroes and animals like Secretariat, Black Beauty, The Black Stallion and Lassie have inspired children of all ages to love animals. For the past 10 years, AHP seminar attendees have enjoyed Breyer models as centerpieces at the awards banquet and one member at each table is the lucky winner who gets to take one of the models home. www.breyerhorses.com
Dover Saddlery, Inc.
Dover Saddlery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DOVR) is a leading multichannel retailer of equestrian products in the United States. Founded in 1975 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, by United States Equestrian team members, Dover Saddlery has grown to become The Source® for equestrian products. Dover offers a broad and distinctive selection of competitively priced, brand-name products for horse and rider through catalogs, the Internet and company-owned retail stores. Dover Saddlery, Inc. serves the English rider and through Smith Brothers, the Western rider. For over 14 years, Dover Saddlery has co-sponsored the reception at the AHP annual awards evening. www.DoverSaddlery.com.
Freedom Health, LLC
Freedom Health, LLC, of Aurora, Ohio, produces and distributes SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program. The company is focused on finding, perfecting and delivering superior, innovative products that address real and significant health-related issues for animals and the people who care for them. Another longtime supporter of the AHP Student Award program, Freedom Health co-sponsors the reception at the Student Party for the ninth year. www.succeed.com
Co-sponsoring the awards reception for the second year is AHP members, Horse Illustrated, Young Rider and HorseChannel.com that are part of the stable of magazines and books published by i-5 Publishing. Since 1977, Horse Illustrated has served the hands-on horse owner by promoting the best in horse management, riding and training for all breeds and styles of riding. Along with the website, HorseChannel.com, Horse Illustrated provides the latest horse news plus essential information about equine health, nutrition, grooming and all aspects of horse care plus English and western training solutions, breed profiles and more. For 20 years, Young Rider Magazine has taught young people, in an easy-to-read and entertaining way, how to look after their horses properly and how to improve their riding skills safely. Founded in 2013 by Mark Harris and David Fry, i-5 Publishing is the leader in special interest pet magazines, trade magazines, books and websites dedicated to pet-loving consumers, pet-supply retailers, veterinarians, breeders and pet professionals worldwide. www.horsechannel.com
The Humane Society of the United States
The HSUS is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by their peers. For 60 years, HSUS has celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. They are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and prevent cruelty to millions more through their advocacy campaigns. The HSUS provides AHP seminar attendees with a welcomed coffee break during the annual seminar. www.humanesociety.org.
Joining AHP as a first time sponsor and welcome reception exhibitor is Lane Press. At Lane Press, they make a straightforward promise to their customers: “We will understand your business intimately so we can provide solutions that meet your business needs. We call this being On Your Page, and it lays the very foundation for how we do business. Our success is measured by your success.” Discover what it means to partner with a printer who is On Your Page by visiting their new website that is launching soon.) www.lanepress.com
Morris Media Network Equine Group
Morris Media Network Equine Group serves an audience of sports men and women bound by their passion for horses. Quarter Horse News and Barrel Horse News serve distinct niches within the performance horse industry as does HorseCity.com. The site captured the Forbes magazine 2001 and 2002 "Best of the Web" award in the equine category. Western Horseman, purchased by the company in 2001, has been the leading horse magazine in the world since 1936. A 15-year sponsor of the seminar banner as Cowboy Publishing Group, Morris Media Network Equine Group welcomes fellow AHP members to Charleston as an exhibitor at the welcome reception. http://www.morris.com/divisions/magazines/equine
A 10 year sponsor in 2014,Platinum Performance was founded in veterinary practice over 17 years ago, and has maintained one simple promise: “Every time you use a Platinum Performance formula you can be assured it has been developed, tested and manufactured with care, and held to the highest quality standards to ensure results.” Horse health is the Platinum Performance mission, and they are proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 AHP Seminar. To learn about all the ways Platinum supports the health of the horse visit the Platinum Performance website. www.platinumperformance.com
Schleese, Inc. and Saddlefit 4 Life
Schleese Saddlery Serviceis the world leading manufacturer of saddles designed for women, specializing in the unique anatomical requirements of female riders. The Saddlefit 4 Life educational division offers programs and certification courses for a growing network of equine professionals in North America, Europe and Brazil. Equine and Saddle Ergonomist Jochen Schleese is the author of The Silent Killer (2012) and Suffering in Silence – The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses (2013). A Certified Master Saddler and graduate of Passier, Jochen came to Canada in 1986 as Official Saddler for the World Dressage Championships and established the trade of saddlery as a registered trade. 2014 will be a first-time experience for Sabine Schleese and Cathy Rothery as both AHP seminar attendees and new welcome reception exhibitor sponsors.
www.Saddlesforwomen.com www.Saddlefit4life.com www.Schleese.com
Straight Arrow Products
Setting the grooming standard for equestrian enthusiasts over the past 40 years, the Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and its companion conditioner have proven to be high quality, safe and effective as well as the core products that support Straight Arrow as an industry leader. Originally created on the Katzev family horse farm in rural New Jersey, the Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner were both targeted for show horses with long flowing mane and tails. Today, while not made on the family farm anymore, the goal remains the same. A family passion that became a niche in the equine industry has a history of “aiming to please its customers.” The line has expanded to include multiple grooming, finishing, first aid, treatment and canine products. Straight Arrow Products will be on hand to welcome AHP members as first time reception exhibitor. www.manentail.com
United States Hunter Jumper Association
The USHJA, as the National Affiliate for the Hunter/Jumper discipline, promotes the sport and the well-being of its participants, offers broad based education for members, and provides the framework for the conduct of the sport. The USHJA In Stride is an AHP member publication and will welcome fellow member to Charleston as a welcome reception exhibitor sponsor in 2014. www.ushja.org
Pewter Level Sponsors
The Alltech A+ Award is presented as part of the AHP annual awards contest. The winner of this special award is the author of a single editorial article written by an AHP member that focuses on increasing awareness and love of equestrian sport to mainstream readers. Alltech was founded 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons. With more than 3,000 employees in 128 countries, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. Alltech is the proud title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. More information about these prestigious global championships is available online. www.normandy2014.com.
Luitpold Animal Health™
The Valiant Human-Animal Bond Award, sponsored by ADEQUAN for the second year, is an AHP special award presented to the author of a single editorial article that best reflects and promotes the strengthening of the human-animal bond. Luitpold Animal Health™ is totally committed to advancing the cause of better animal health. From multimillion-dollar thoroughbreds to long-time companion animals, the better health and well-being of horses is what they work toward every day. Horse owners have known and trusted the quality and reliability of Adequan®i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) for years and are now invited to look at the joint disease educational program from Luitpold Animal Health.
About American Horse Publications
American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting excellence in equine media and better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. For more information, please contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-760-7743 or visit www.americanhorsepubs.org.
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