EG Media Investments, the Dallas-based publisher of Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines, announces the appointment of Holly Caccamise of Laguna Hills, CA, as Group Editor. Caccamise moves up from the Managing Editor position. In addition, Sarah Evers Conrad of Lexington, KY, has been hired as Digital Content Editor for both brands.
Caccamise has been with Horse Illustrated and Young Rider since 2007, and in August 2019, she took over as head editor. She’s been instrumental in the production of both magazines and helped Horse Illustrated win a 2018 American Horse Publications Media Award in the General Excellence Self-Supported Publication (circulation 15,000 and over) category. Before getting involved in the editorial side of print media, she worked as an award-winning ad copywriter for Thoroughbred Times magazine. Caccamise has her MS in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, where she studied equine nutrition and exercise physiology, and her Bachelor’s from UCLA in Biology. Caccamise has also worked as a research assistant, horse camp counselor teaching riding and vaulting, and as a top-level show groom in the eventing world, where she continues to compete her horse, Artie, at the lower levels.
“Holly’s dedication to horses and her passion for both Horse Illustrated and Young Rider make her a perfect fit for the role of editor,” said Kevin Isaacson, Chief Customer Officer at Entrust Global Group, the parent company for the Horse Illustrated and Young Rider brands. “She brings her higher education knowledge about horses and her hands-on experiences as a rider to the role.”
Conrad’s career includes time at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care and the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) Equestrian magazine, before she became USEF’s Director of E-Communications. She then spent time as a content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency before she opened her own business, All In Stride Marketing. Throughout her career, she has been published in equine publications such as Horse Illustrated, The Horse, Blood-Horse, Equestrian, Arabian Horse Life, USDF Connection, the American Quarter Horse Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Driving Digest, American Farrier’s Journal, Off-Track Thoroughbred, Stable Management, Equine Wellness, and Camp Business Magazine. She has also served as the editor for the Certified Horsemanship Association’s official publication, The Instructor magazine, and for multiple books. Conrad has a BA in Journalism from Western Kentucky University with a double major in Agriculture with an Equine Science emphasis.
“We were overwhelmed with excellent applications for our Digital Content Editor position, but in the end we knew Sarah would be the ideal choice,” said Caccamise. “Her background in print and digital media within the equine industry, as well as her experience running her own marketing business, give her a unique and diverse set of skills. She will be a definite asset to Horse Illustrated as we continue to move forward and grow within the ever-changing equine media environment.”
Both Caccamise and Conrad will work together with other staff at EG Media to deliver the best equine-centered content possible for readers of both publications.
About Our Publications
Horse Illustrated, Young Rider, HorseIllustrated.com and YoungRider.com are part of the EG Media stable.
Horse Illustrated is the magazine for people who are passionate about horses. Each issue offers advice on horse health and care, plus user-friendly training tips for both English and western riders and engaging lifestyle features for horse lovers. For more than 40 years, Horse Illustrated has been dedicated to making the most of life with horses and helping riders of all experience levels care for and enjoy their horses.
As the only magazine of its kind in the United States for and about horse-crazy tweens and teens, Young Rider supports the next generation of equestrians. For 25 years, Young Rider has educated horse-loving riders age 8-15 with a combination of English and western riding lessons, horse-care hints, and stories about real-life young riders, plus fun, interactive elements.
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