Meet a Member: Heidi Nyland Melocco

By , November 7, 2020

Based in Mead, Colorado, Heidi Melocco specializes in a variety of services, including freelance photography, journalism, public relations, website design, social media management and advertising for equine-related companies under her brand The Whole Picture, LLC.

Meet a Member: Straight Arrow Products Family of Brands: Mane ‘n Tail; Cowboy Magic; and Exhibitor’s

By , August 27, 2020

The Straight Arrow Products Family of Brands brings you more than 100 years of combined grooming excellence, with 50 years of Mane ‘n Tail; 25 years of Cowboy Magic; and 30 years of Exhibitor’s. An AHP Business member since 2009, we have been fortunate to connect with many talented industry professionals through AHP and to be able to collaborate with photographers, writers, authors, illustrators and many more resourceful members. All have broadened the scope of what we can accomplish for the Straight Arrow Family of Brands. We are extremely thankful for that opportunity.

Meet a Member: Susan Friedland

By , May 24, 2020

An AHP member for 6 years, California author and blogger Susan Friedland writes heartfelt stories about overcoming obstacles in life and healing through horses. Read about the craziest place she met and connected with an editor and the projects she’s most excited about.

Meet a Member: Valerie Ormond

By and , February 24, 2020

After serving 25 years in the U.S. Navy, Valerie Ormond has dedicated herself to writing for the equine community. The author received an award for Best Veterans Fiction in the 2019 EQUUS Film and Arts Festival, and she has more projects on the horizon in 2020.

Meet a Member: Lisa Wysocky

By , December 19, 2019

Lisa Wysocky wears a lot of hats in the equine industry–from book author to freelancer to executive director of a nonprofit therapeutic riding and life learning center. A longtime member of AHP, she has served as a former judge for the Equine Media Awards and continues to enjoy the friends she has met through AHP.

Meet a Member: Janet de Acevedo Macdonald

By , August 19, 2019

Janet de Acevedo Macdonald is a freelance writer from Arizona. She makes the most of her membership by attending the annual conference and maintaining contact through social media. Janet says, “When I have opportunities to post about an author’s new book or to share a news announcement from the AHP Newsgroup, I do it.”

Meet a Member: Kelly O’Neill

By , April 8, 2019

Kelly O’Neill of Battleground, WA, is a contract blogger and press release writer. She says that AHP membership has helped her to build on her experience in other industries to do what she loves–write to educate horse people.

Meet a Member: Hope Ellis-Ashburn

By , December 27, 2018

Hope Ellis-Ashburn, a freelance writer from Whitwell, TN, believes networking is the best way to make the most of an AHP membership. “I try to be as helpful as others have been to me by sharing contacts and information, and answer questions for other members.”