NRHA Earns Awards at 2018 AHP Equine Media Awards Banquet

The American Horse Publication’s (AHP) three-day conference was held June 14-16 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. During the annual conference, the award winners for the AHP Equine Media Awards were honored for their hard work and talents. This year’s competition for materials published in 2017 had over 800 entries. After the judging was complete, the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) monthly publication, the NRHA Reiner, and the marketing department received multiple accolades.

“Our staff in Oklahoma City, and the contributing writers and designers, take a tremendous amount of pride in their work. They truly love the sport and bring that passion to the magazine and marketing efforts,” said Christa Morris-Stone, NRHA Chief Communications Officer & Assistant Commissioner. “In addition to those listed on the placings, I’d like to congratulate the entire team for a job well done!”

NRHA PLACING ENTRIES:

2nd Place - Publication Cover Page Circulation Under 10,000 – 25 Entries
NRHA Reiner – October 2017
Gina Schumacher & Gotta Nifty Gun
Andrea Bonaga, Photographer
Chiara Milani, Contributing Graphic Designer

Judges’ Comments – “This cover sports a dramatic cover design. The action-packed photo with the horse and rider in sharp focus and the blurred, engaged crowd in the background is very narrative and impactful. The red of the masthead derived from the flecks of red in the rider’s shirt create a rhythm that draws the eye down and across the page. This is an exciting cover design that gives insight and support to the magazine content.”

2nd Place – Business Equine-Related Single Print Advertisement – 22 Entries
National Reining Horse Association – October 2017
NRHA Invitational Freestyle Reining
Jana Thomason, Designer and Photographer
Hayley Eberle, Marketing Manager

Judges’ Comments – “The photography in the ad carries you in with great impact. The negative space was well used for the copy placement.”

3rd Place - Business Equine-Related Single Print Advertisement – 22 Entries
National Reining Horse Association – March 2017
Connect with Reining
Jana Thomason, Designer and Photographer
Hayley Eberle, Marketing Manager

Judges’ Comments – “Strong consistent layout and the placement of copy is great.”

MORE AHP AWARDS WON BY NRHA:

Editorial Human-Animal Bond Photography (Print or Online) – 16 Entries
Honorable Mention
NRHA Reiner - March 2017
One More Look: Ann Fonck and Ebony Spook
Andrea Bonaga, Photographer

Judges’ Comments – “The emotion of this photo captures the viewer and holds them there. The tight composition almost makes the horse and rider appear as one. The limited palette of colors gives the appearance of a sepia tone photo, yet it is four color. All in all, a very inviting image.”

Business Equine-Related Single Print Advertisement – 22 Entries
Honorable Mention
National Reining Horse Association – December 2017
NRHA Has a Place for You
Jana Thomason, Designer and Photographer
Hayley Eberle, Marketing Manager

Judges’ Comments – “The images on the right side of the layout tell a great story and your special recognition is organized and pleasant to the eye.”

Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. 

Media Contact:
Hayley Eberle
Manager of Marketing & Outreach
National Reining Horse Association
heberle@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400 x 103

 

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