Equestrian Magazine Wins Three AHP Awards
magazine was awarded first place in the Open Color Editorial Photograph
division of the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards
contest, for material published in 2002, for the Brant Gamma photo
used in the feature article from the June issue, If the
Shoe Really Fits. This photo was honored earlier in the
year at the USA Equestrian Annual Meeting as the recipient of
the Media Award for Best Photography and Overall Excellence.
addition, the In Stride column written by USA Equestrian
president, Alan F. Balch, entitled It Was Fun, Fun, Fun
was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Editorial
Column division. The column was published in the June 2002 issue.
Remembering Victor Hugo-Vidal written by Stephanie
Stephens and published in September, was awarded Honorable Mention
in the Personality Profile (Circulation Over 15,000) division.
Sosby, Managing Editor, commented, It is important to thank
our stable of journalists, advertisers and staff whom collectively
make our publication better with each issue. Receiving such kudos
from our peers is a sure sign we are going in the right direction,
and at the same time an important reminder to continue to strive
to better serve our all important membership.
were 893 entries in this years contest, representing 88
AHP members, an increase of 70 entries over last year. The seminar
and awards program were held in Hunt Valley, MD, June 19
21. The 2004 Seminar will be held June 10 13 at the Marriott
Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, KY.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.