Past Student Award Winners

Started in 1993, the AHP Student Award program was initiated to promote awareness of the career opportunities in equine publishing available to college students.


2019: Lucile Vigouroux

2019: Lucile Vigouroux

COLLEGE ATTENDED: Centenary University

MAJOR: B.S. in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Science

CONFERENCE WON THE AWARD: High Desert Media Roundup, Albuquerque, New Mexico

CURRENT POSITION: Pursuing a master’s degree in Equine Performance, Health, and Welfare at Nottingham Trent University in England

2018: Emily Holowczak

2018: Emily Holowczak

COLLEGE ATTENDED: Mount Holyoke College

MAJOR: Creative Writing, Magazine Writing, English Literature

CONFERENCE WON THE AWARD: The Hunt for Excellence, Hunt Valley, Maryland

CURRENT POSITION: Dev. Assistant Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Freelance writer and avid equestrian

2017: Kaycie Timm

2017: Kaycie Timm

COLLEGE ATTENDED: West Texas A&M University

MAJOR: Agricultural Media & Communication with a minor in English

CONFERENCE SHE WON AWARD: Saddle Up for Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona

CURRENT POSITION: Associate Editor and Communications Specialist for NRHA

2015: Victoria “Dixie” Crowe

2015: Victoria “Dixie” Crowe

COLLEGE ATTENDING: University of Wyoming, graduate Colorado State University with majors in Equine Science, Journalism & Media Communications

SEMINAR SHE WON AWARD: Tally-Ho at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

CURRENT POSITION: PhD Candidate plus Freelance writer and photographer

2012: Dani Moritz-Long

2012: Dani Moritz-Long

COLLEGE ATTENDED: William Woods University, Missouri

MAJOR: Communications Journalism & Public Relations and Equine General Studies (Equine Media)

SEMINAR SHE WON AWARD: AHP Ride Into History Seminar, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

CURRENT POSITION: Senior News Writer at Valencia College and freelance writer. Lives in Orlando, Florida with husband, Alex, and daughter, Sagan.

2010: Hailey Elin Harroun

2010: Hailey Elin Harroun

COLLEGE ATTENDED: Oklahoma State University

MAJOR: Double major of Pre-Veterinary Animal Science and Agricultural Communications

SEMINAR SHE WON AWARD: AHP 40th Anniversary Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky

CURRENT POSITION: After graduating from Oklahoma State in May 2010, Hailey attended veterinary school at Colorado State University and graduated in 2014. She is a Captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.

2009: Erica Larson Spradling

2009: Erica Larson Spradling

COLLEGE ATTENDED: Michigan State University

MAJOR: Journalism with external specialty in Equine Science

SEMINAR SHE WON AWARD: AHP Free Rein in the Big Easy Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana

CURRENT POSITION: News Editor, The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care. She is married to Adam Spradling and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. Currently, Erica competes in three-day eventing with her off-the-track Thoroughbred, Dorado.