AHP Equine Industry Survey Demonstrates Stability Based on the Number of Horses Owned/Managed
By Christine Brune, July 26, 2021
Coming on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 AHP Equine Industry Survey can serve as an important benchmark in the health of the equine industry now and in the future.
American Horse Publications Announces Finalists in 2021 Equine Media Awards
By Christine Brune, June 1, 2021
American Horse Publications announces finalists in 2021 Equine Media Awards. Earning an award for excellence in equine media has been a goal of AHP members since 1976. Of the 98 participants who entered, 66 have moved forward to placing in the top five in one or more of the 56 classes in the 2021 AHP Equine Media Awards.
Finalists for 2021 Equine Industry Vision Award Announced
By Christine Brune, May 13, 2021
Breyer® Horses, Keith Dane, Monty Roberts and Linda Tellington-Jones named finalists for the 2021 Equine Industry Vision Award sponsored by Zoetis and presented by American Horse Publications. Winner announced September 17 at AHP Equine Media Conference in Irving, Texas.
2021 AHP Equine Media Student Travel Award Recipients Announced
By Judy Lincoln, April 24, 2021
American Horse Publications continued effort to mentor students interested in a career in equine media has resulted in a long list of talented young professionals. Haylie Kerstetter and Hannah Waroway have added their names to the list as the 2021 AHP Equine Media Student Travel Award recipients.
Two Up-and-Coming Equine Media Professionals Win AHP’s Inaugural Equine Media NextGen Award
By Judy Lincoln, April 5, 2021
2021 AHP Equine Media NextGen Award recipients Catie Staszak and Tori Repole rose to the top in a field of nine nominations that represent the amazing talent in the equine media industry today.
American Horse Publications Launches Fifth Equine Industry Survey, Sponsored by Zoetis
By Christine Brune, January 18, 2021
American Horse Publications (AHP) launches its fifth Equine Industry Survey at www.ahpequineindustrysurvey.com. Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by March 30, 2021.
Nominate a Visionary for the 2021 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Judy Lincoln, December 21, 2020
Nominations are open for the 20th annual Equine Industry Vision Award presented by American Horse Publications and sponsored by Zoetis since its inception. To request a nomination ballot, contact Judy Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org. All entry materials are due Feb. 5, 2021.
Horses + Media = AHP. Make your dream career a reality.
By Judy Lincoln, November 18, 2020
Applicants for the 2021 AHP Equine Media Student Award must be seniors in high school or an undergraduate matriculated* college student under the age of 25, pursuing a career in equine media during the 2020-2021 school year, with at least one semester remaining before graduation at the time of application. You must have a 2.00 GPA or higher and US or Canada residents.
AHP Shines Spotlight on Equine Media Rising Stars
By Christine Brune, October 30, 2020
American Horse Publications (AHP) announces the inaugural AHP Equine Media NextGen Award which will be presented annually to up-and-coming working equine media professionals who have made a significant impact in advancing equine media while upholding journalistic excellence, integrity, and trust in a competitive communications world.
Racing Industry and AHP Lose a Champion. Tony Chamblin Dies at 81.
By Christine Brune, September 23, 2020
AHP is known as a friendly organization that embraces new members and makes them feel part of the family immediately. Tony Chamblin took that on as his personal mission while both AHP president from 1974 to 1976 and its executive director from 1977 to 1983.
Awarding Excellence in Equine Media Virtually in AHP’s 50th Year
By Christine Brune, May 30, 2020
The 2020 Equine Media Awards competition for material published in 2019 was judged by 20 professionals and included 54 classes, 731 entries, and 111 contestants. The complete results are available online in the awards program (PDF format) and video of the winning entries at https://www.americanhorsepubs.org/ahp-awards-contest/
Barbra Schulte Honored with 2020 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, May 29, 2020
Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) announced Barbra Schulte as the recipient of the 2020 Equine Industry Vision Award. “I’m incredibly grateful and honored to be recognized for the work I’ve done throughout my career,” Schulte said. “Seeing the lightbulb and joy people experience when they realize what is truly possible for them is the most rewarding part of my career. This award is about having a vision, and I’m humbled that my peers in the equine industry view me as a visionary.”
Finalists in 2020 AHP Equine Media Awards Released
By Christine Brune, April 17, 2020
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). 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. Congratulations to this year’s finalists!
AHP and Zoetis Announce the Finalists for the 2020 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, April 16, 2020
AHP and Zoetis congratulate the four finalists named for the 2020 Equine Industry Vision Award: Breyer Horses, Roxanne Durant, Monty Roberts, and Barbra Schulte. The 19th Equine Industry Vision Award winner will be announced on May 29 in a video presentation rather than at the 2020 AHP Equine Media Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, which was cancelled due to the global pandemic.
Until We Meet Again…Texas 2021
By Christine Brune, April 3, 2020
The AHP Equine Media Conference was cancelled for 2020 after the Lexington hotel was unable to host the event in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is disappointing news for an association celebrating its 50th anniversary. Through the years, AHP has always created an atmosphere of friendship and mentorship, largely due to our common bond of horses and media. We look forward to planning the next conference in Texas scheduled for May 20-22, 2021.
AHP Student Travel Award Winners for 2020
By Christine Brune, March 11, 2020
The AHP Student Award Program has provided equine media students with opportunities to meet and network with leading media professionals, businesses and publications for over 25 years. Ruby Tevis of Kentucky and Shelby Agnew of Michigan are named the 2020 AHP Student Travel Award winners and will attend the Equine Media Conference in Lexington on May 28-30.
Donna Barton Brothers, Keynote Speaker
By Christine Brune, November 21, 2019
Donna Barton Brothers, well known for her NBC Sports coverage of the Triple Crown and Breeder’s Cup, presents the keynote address on Thursday, May 28 during the 2020 AHP Equine Media Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. Brothers has also covered the Hambletonian Stakes, the Kentucky Three Day Event, the World Equestrian Games, the AQHA World Championship Show, and Professional Bull Riding (PBR) for that network and for NBCSN.
Equine Media Pursues Excellence in AHP’s 50th Year
By Christine Brune, January 6, 2020
The Equine Media Awards is open to AHP members only and offers a Publishing Media Division for publications and media professionals as well as a Business Division for equine-related businesses, nonprofit organizations, and colleges.
Nominations Open for the 2020 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, December 4, 2019
Nominations are now open for the 19th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis since its inception, the prestigious award is the first of its kind to showcase innovation across the entire equine market, as well as ingenuity and service. Nomination deadline date is February 5, 2020.
Ryan Dohrn, Media Sales Training Professional
By Christine Brune, February 2, 2020
Media sales professional, Ryan Dohrn presents two morning sessions on Friday. In “The Ultimate Sales Call Road Map” Dohrn shares his brand new, six-step sales call process that’s focused on closing business – on the first call! He will follow with “Grow Your Business, Become a Networking Superstar,” a session on making money, selling yourself, and improving your networking skills for building relationships. After attending Dohrn’s morning sessions, it’s the attendees’ turn to present a 5-minute sales pitch to the expert. In this 25-minute private coaching session, Dohrn provides a verbal constructive critique of your pitch with advice for improvement. Limited to 8 appointments, $25 per person reservation fee.
Visual Storytelling and Takeaway Tips Made the AHP Regional Workshop a Hit with Attendees
By Christine Brune, October 21, 2019
“It’s all about telling a story. High tech and super quality are secondary.” Scott Moore
The 23 attendees at AHP’s second regional workshop in Lexington arrived early at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall on October 7, prepared for a full day of learning and advice from award-winning professional videographer Scott Moore.
American Horse Publications’ Second Regional Workshop in Lexington, Kentucky to Focus on “Video Best Practices for Equine Brands and Media”
“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” American Horse Publications (AHP) members will be taking these words from bestselling author Brian Herbert to heart when they choose to attend the second AHP Regional Workshop in Lexington, KY on October 7, 2019.
Lucile Vigouroux Named 2019 AHP Student Award Winner
By Christine Brune, August 21, 2019
“I was motivated and inspired by the accomplished professionals who I met and formed a lasting friendship with my fellow Student Award finalist, Ruby Tevis,” says Vigouroux. “The AHP Student Travel Award funded my trip to the conference, which turned out to be incredibly enriching for my professional development.”
AHP Welcomes Three New Directors to the Board for 2019-2020
By Christine Brune, July 25, 2019
Three AHP members were elected to the 2019-2020 Board of Directors at the general membership meeting held on June 1, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The addition of these new directors brings the board up to a full slate of 12 and will infuse new talent to assist with directing the association into the new decade.
The Pursuit of Excellence Continues as AHP Honors the Equine Media Awards Winners
By Christine Brune, July 23, 2019
American Horse Publications proves its #EquineMediaStrong as the association recognizes it’s members for excellence at the 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards.
Four Visionaries Selected as Finalists for the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, May 1, 2019
Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) are proud to announce four finalists for the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award: Certified Horsemanship Association, Dr. Tom Lenz, Monty Roberts, and The Right Horse Initiative.
AHP Members Partake in First-Ever Regional Workshop
American Horse Publications (AHP) members gathered in Lexington on October 15 at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall, in Lexington, Kentucky, for its first-ever regional workshop.
2018 American Horse Publications Equine Industry Survey Indicates Stabilization, Changes in Health Management, and Additional Challenges for Riding and Open Spaces
By Christine Brune, August 6, 2018
“The 2018 AHP Equine Industry Survey builds upon the 2009-2010, 2012, and 2015 surveys to help understand the trajectory of the equine industry,” reports Dr. Jill Stowe, Ph.D. who has provided consultation and data analysis services to AHP for all four of the AHP Equine Industry Surveys. She shares five main results conclusions that can be drawn from this year’s study.
Emily Holowczak Named 2018 AHP Student Award Winner
By Christine Brune, June 15, 2018
“I had such a wonderful time meeting new people, exploring career opportunities and developing my journalistic skills,” says Emily Holowczak about her experience at the AHP Equine Media Conference in Hunt Valley. “Winning the Student Award was just the icing on the cake!”
The Hunt for Excellence is Complete and the Finalists Named in the AHP Equine Media Awards
By Christine Brune, April 17, 2018
The announcement of award finalists ends two-months of anticipation for the 75 AHP members who have learned they placed in the top five in one or more of 64 classes in the 2018 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA).
AHP Equine Media Awards Winners Soared Like the Temperatures in Scottsdale
By Christine Brune, August 5, 2017
Temperatures that rose high enough to close the Phoenix airport were not the only thing that soared during the American Horse Publications Equine Media Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The finale of the three-day event is the announcement of the 2017 Equine Media Awards winners for material published in 2016. This year’s awards competition was judged by 23 professionals and included 64 classes, 783 entries, and 105 contestants, of which 71 were finalists.
Zoetis Celebrates the Winner of the 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, June 23, 2017
Sydney Knott, founder, president and CEO of Horses4Heroes, was named the recipient of the 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award.
Members Speak Out About the Value of Joining American Horse Publications
By Christine Brune, October 25, 2016
American Horse Publications has opened its doors for the 2017 membership year, and there has never been a better time to join. For the past 47 years, American Horse Publications has provided exceptional marketing, networking and educational benefits, and when you become a member you’re instantly connected to the nearly 500 equine publishers, business owners, associations, students and freelancers who comprise their membership.
Judy Lincoln Surprised with the 2016 AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award
By Christine Brune, September 4, 2016
Judy Lincoln’s can do attitude and contagious enthusiasm for AHP and its members shows she’s got the spirit. Lincoln was surprised with the 2016 AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award at the Special Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the “May the Horse Be with You” Seminar in Orlando, Florida.
American Horse Publications Membership Can Benefit Your Equine Business or Career
By Christine Brune, August 1, 2016
American Horse Publications (AHP) has united equine-related publishing media, businesses, professionals, colleges, and students for nearly 50 years and here is your chance to join at the half year rate. Half year membership is available from July 1 through December 31 to new members. Rates are based on half the cost of annual dues for the eligible membership category. Membership will renew at the annual rate.
Jennifer Bryant Honored as AHP Champion in 2016
By Christine Brune, July 11, 2016
Jennifer Bryant was recognized as the freelancers’ champion at her induction into the AHP Circle of Champions during the AHP annual seminar in Orlando, Florida on June 18, 2016.
Ema Klugman Selected 2016 AHP Student Award Winner
By Christine Brune, June 17, 2016
Ema Klugman became the 2016 AHP Student Award Winner on June 17, 2016 during the AHP May the Horse Be with You Seminar in Orlando, Florida. She is a cum laude graduate from the Maret School in Washington, DC and starts her freshman year at Duke University in August 2016.
Zoetis and AHP Celebrate the Winner of the 2016 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, June 17, 2016
Gary L. Carpenter honored for outstanding leadership and innovation Gary L. Carpenter, commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), was named the recipient of the 15th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the award to Carpenter on June 17, 2016 at the AHP seminar …
AHP Equine Media Awards Presents its Galaxy of Stars for 2016
By Christine Brune, June 18, 2016
American Horse Publications presents the 2016 equine media stars for material published in 2015 at the AHP “May the Horse Be with You” Seminar in Orlando, Florida
AHP Member Sponsorships Support Publishing Seminar
By Christine Brune, April 6, 2016
Seminar sponsorships provide members with an opportunity to attend one of the most affordable two-day seminars in the publishing industry. Sponsor support and involvement in the association has not only built a partnership with these horse industry businesses, but have also built a relationship as part of the AHP membership.
AHP Annual Awards Contest Gets a New Name and Several New Classes for 2016
By Christine Brune, January 15, 2016
American Horse Publications announces that its annual awards competition for members-only has a brand new name. Starting with the 2016 award contest for material published in 2015, the competition has been renamed to the AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA).
American Horse Publications Board Members Meet in Scottsdale
The board of directors of American Horse Publications had its annual board meeting on October 21-22 in Scottsdale, Arizona. One full day was dedicated to planning for the 2016 Seminar in Orlando, Florida, June16-18. A total of 12 board members attended the meeting from across the United States and included freelance writers and photographers, editors, publishers and more, all with an equine focus.
Two Past Presidents Honored as AHP Champions in 2015
By Christine Brune, July 25, 2015
Two outstanding women were recognized for their distinguished service to American Horse Publications and inducted into the AHP Circle of Champions during the AHP annual seminar in San Antonio, Texas, on June 20, 2015.
Cheryl Erpelding Receives the 2015 AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award
By Christine Brune, June 20, 2015
Anyone who knows Cheryl Erpelding, knows she’s a cheerleader for AHP and a perfect choice for this award. The AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award was the brainchild of the 2015 AHP Champion, Deborah Taylor, who saw the award as a way of recognizing the efforts of members other than the Board of Directors. She hoped …
American Horse Publications Members Honored for Excellence in Equine Publishing Media
By Christine Brune, June 20, 2015
Members of American Horse Publications claimed 192 honors on Saturday, June 20 as the long-anticipated results of the AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2014 were announced. This year’s competition was judged by 27 professionals and included over 60 classes, 837 entries, and 115 contestants, of which 72 were finalists.
Gayle Ecker Receives Prestigious 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, June 19, 2015
Lifelong equine wellness educator honored for leadership and innovation Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, was named the recipient of the 14th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the award to Ecker at the AHP Seminar in San Antonio, Texas. The Equine Industry Vision Award is …
Zoetis Continues its Support of American Horse Publications Programs
By Christine Brune, April 9, 2015
Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) has a long history partnering with American Horse Publications on programs that have benefited both the horse industry and equine publishing. This year, Zoetis will sponsor the prestigious awards banquet which serves as the prelude to the announcement of the winners in the AHP Annual Awards Contest. The awards presentations …
Winner Selected for 2015 Annual Equine Industry Vision Award
By Christine Brune, April 7, 2015
Zoetis and American Horse Publications are proud to announce that a winner has been selected to receive the 2015 Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis, the award is intended to recognize innovation, leadership and service. This year, a record-breaking number of 25 nominations were received. “A nomination for the Equine Industry Vision Award is …
American Horse Publications Launches Its Third Equine Industry Survey Sponsored by Zoetis™
By Christine Brune, January 22, 2015
American Horse Publications (AHP) launches its third Equine Industry Survey to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry, identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own or manage horses, and better understand issues pertaining to horse health.
AHP Member Sponsorships Support Publishing Seminar
By Christine Brune, June 2, 2014
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.