F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I send a press release for distribution via the AHP Newsgroup? 

The AHP Newsgroup is a benefit of membership and provides members with timely information about AHP activities and newsworthy items to the list of AHP member and staff email addresses. On approval, messages are sent from the AHP administrative office. Submissions must contain information about an AHP member. These messages and/or press releases should include information that would be of interest to the general membership. Solicitations are not allowed except for charitable organizations. Messages cannot include statements that may harm the reputation or relationship with a fellow AHP member. These news items are also listed online for easy reference and linked to a member’s profile.

Messages should be sent as text in an email message or attached Word file to ahorsepubs@aol.com. Do not send attached PDFs, third party email (ie: Constant Contact or MailChimp), images or logos. Messages may contain links, but please use the www or http:// that precedes the URL address. Do not embed links as tiny URLs. Members are urged to include contact information on image availability by stating: Images available on request.

Members are limited to two press releases per month, except for Business members who are allowed three releases per month. 

AHP has not verified the factual statements in any message and AHP assumes no responsibility for the contents of, or any damage resulting from, any communication in the Newsgroup. Publication is not an endorsement by the organization of any product, person, or policy.

For more information, contact Chris Brune at ahorsepubs@aol.com or 386-760-7743.

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Why can’t I send attached files to the AHP Newsgroup?

Unfortunately, not everyone on the Newsgroup list use the same email system and many will not be able to open or view the attached files. Since the purpose of the Newsgroup is to have people read and/or publish the news, it is important to keep access as simple as possible. Please note that images are available by request in your release.

Can I add my staff to the AHP e-list to receive Newsgroup releases and association news?

AHP Members may add the email addresses of staff members by sending a request to Chris Brune at ahorsepubs@aol.com.

When are the dates of the next Equine Media Conference?

The 2021 AHP Equine Media Conference will be held on September 16-18, 2021 at the Westin DFW Airport in Irving, Texas.

The 2022 AHP Equine Media Conference will be held on May 12-14, 2022 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.

Where can a small publisher find resources to help grow my publishing media?

The number one benefit of joining American Horse Publications is networking with other equine media professionals. Fellow AHP members listed in the Membership Directory are a great resource of information. Member login is required to access to the member directory listings and Member Center. AHP offers educational resources under Online Learning.

How do I post an available job or opportunity to the CareerTrack?

The AHP CareerTrack is an online job bank where members can submit help wanted and opportunities sought positions in equine industry. Submit listings as an attached Word file to ahorsepubs@aol.com for posting.

Can I access AHP forms online?

Yes, forms and applications are available online in several formats. Many forms including membership applications, awards contest entry forms, and conference registration forms are available in the Member Center. Other forms including Equine Industry Vision Award nomination ballots and Student Award applications are available under Awards. Forms are also available by contacting the AHP office at 386- 760-7743 or by email to ahorsepubs@aol.com.

Where can I find information about programs that AHP offers students pursuing a career in equine media?

American Horse Publications offers several programs for students as well as a student membership. Information on the Student Award is available under Awards. Student internships are listed under Careers. A Student membership application is available under Become a Member.

How do I subscribe to the association e-newsletter, “The Inside Track”?

E-newsletters are sent to all members via the AHP e-list. The Inside Track Archive of past newsletters is also maintained online in the Member Center.

As a freelance can I enter the Equine Media Awards? 

There are many classes that a paid Media Professional Member can enter. Entries must be accompanied by a letter of written support from the publisher. Publishers have first right to enter the article themselves. The Awards Contest rules for guidelines and classes are announced in January under Awards.

What award classes are business members eligible for?

AHP Business Members may submit entries in the Business Division of the annual awards contest. The Awards Contest rules for guidelines and classes are announced in January under Awards.

Why do AHP members enter the Equine Media Awards?

Members indicate that receiving the judges’ critiques is the most important reason for entering, however promotional value and staff recognition also rank very high.