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The Horse Recognized at the American Horse Publications’ Annual Awards Program

Lexington, KY, June 25, 2003 –The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care, a monthly publication celebrating 20 years as the leader in equine health care news and information, and its companion Web site, the Web’s premiere site for online equine health care, news and in-depth, veterinarian-approved articles on equine health care, were recognized June 21, 2003, at the American Horse Publications’ Annual Awards Program in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association of more than 290 publications, individuals and businesses dedicated to promoting better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. Since its inception in 1970, the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program has recognized excellence in editorial content and graphic design.

“What a wonderful way to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of The Horse,” commented Stacy V. Bearse, President and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications. “The AHP Awards recognize the creativity and contributions of our staff, and their committed service to our readers.”

The Horse and earned first place awards for the following: “Seattle Slew’s Successful Surgery,” by Kim Herbert in the News Reporting category; “Emergency Shoe Removal,” by Sharon Biggs for the Instructional Single Article category; and in the Electronic Publication category, took top honors. Second place in the Color Editorial Design category went to Beth McCoy for her “Rodeo Horses,”; third place prizes went to “West Nile Virus Alert!,” by Kim Herbert and Stephanie Church for Horse Care, and David Stoecklein’s “Rodeo Horses” in the Open Color Editorial Photograph division.

The Horse is published by Blood-Horse Publications, an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, and videos. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications publishes The Blood-Horse, the Thoroughbred industry's leading weekly news and information magazine; the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championship/Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge, and Keeneland magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also operates Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order catalogue division; and a family of leading Web sites including and


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