Horse Illustrated magazine has a lot to be proud of after receiving multiple American Horse Publications (AHP) Equine Media Awards during the 2022 AHP Back to the Bluegrass Conference on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Lexington, Ky. Awards included a first place for Horse Illustrated in the Service to the Horse Industry Single Article category.
“It takes a lot of thought and planning to partner with our fantastic freelancers on every issue, so first and foremost I want to thank them for helping to shape the direction and quality of our publication,” said Editor in Chief Holly Caccamise. “Receiving recognition in the form of AHP awards is such an exciting way to confirm that our content is of the highest caliber.”
The judges shared the following comments about Horse Illustrated’s first-place award for the article “Help for Hard-Working Equines” by Kim MacMillan, which was about the organization Brooke USA: “An eye-opening piece of journalism about a noble effort. It is good to present the plight of equines in the developing world with matter-of-fact writing, describing the history of the cause without resorting to sensationalism. It is still a sad story, but one with a hopeful ending thanks to the organization so well portrayed.”
Horse Illustrated captured the following awards out of entries that were submitted by the publication:
- 1st place in Service to the Horse Industry Single Article for “Help for Hard-Working Equines” by Kim MacMillan in the July 2021 issue (out of 11 entries)
- 2nd place in Self-Supported Publication Feature Single Article for “Equines Fighting Fires” by Stacey McKenna in the July 2021 issue (out of 20 entries)
- 3rd place in Self-Supported Publication Personality Profile Single Article for “Whale of a Time” by Sarah Evers Conrad in the June 2021 issue (out of 19 entries)
- Honorable Mention in Editorial Photograph for “Gypsy Vanner – Parting Shot” by Tracey Buyce in the November/December 2021 issue (out of 16 entries)
Freelance contributors received the following honors for their work published in Horse Illustrated and sister publication Young Rider:
- 1st place in Self-Supported Publication Feature Single Article for “A Lid for Every Pot” by Elizabeth Moyer in the October 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine (out of 20 entries)
- 1st place in Freelance Writer Equine-Related Journalism Article for “Getting Over Grooming” by Elizabeth Moyer in the May 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine (out of 9 entries)
- 1st place in Self-Supported Publication Service to the Consumer Single Article for “Building Your Dream Team” by Megan Arszman in the April 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated (out of 16 entries)
- 2nd place in Freelance Writer Equine-Related Journalism Article for “Riding Toward College” by Elizabeth Moyer in the Fall 2021 issue of Young Rider magazine (out of 9 entries)
- Honorable Mention in Self-Supported Publication Service to the Consumer Single Article for “Have Kids, Will Trail Ride” by Allison Rehnborg in the August 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated (out of 16 entries)
- Honorable Mention in Self-Supported Publication Horse Care Single Article for “Getting Over Grooming” by Elizabeth Moyer in the May 2021 issue of Horse Illustrated (out of 19 entries)
Since 1976, AHP members have aimed to earn awards for excellence in equine media. This year, 36 Publishing Media members, 17 Media Professional members, and 14 Business members have advanced to the top five in one or more of the 52 classes. Submissions for the 2022 Equine Media Awards for material published in 2021 totaled 583 entries from 102 AHP members. The program containing all awards results is available in PDF format at www.americanhorsepubs.org/ahp-awards-contest.
For a complete list of awards won by Horse Illustrated and Young Rider over the years, visit www.horseillustrated.com/horse-illustrated-awards.
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 ages 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.
For more information about Horse Illustrated, visit www.horseillustrated.com, and for Young Rider, visit www.youngrider.com, Editor in Chief Holly Caccamise can be reached at email@example.com