My other American Horse Publications finalist entry, “Good Bones” earned an honorable mention in a class of 28 entries (!!) called Service to the Horse Industry. This is an article discussing research done on stall-bound horses—their bone density is negatively affected by the lack of exercise. It was fascinating and really important research, and i was glad to be able to share it wth American Quarter Horse Journal readers last year. And now, you can read it too!
Well hey there! I am just coming up for air after a whirlwind (and fun) trip to Albuquerque for the American Horse Publications High Desert Media Roundup. While there, two of my articles were finalists in the annual Equine Media Awards. My profile about Mustang Maddy for Horse & Rider magazine placed first in the deep Personality Profile category. I’d like to share it with you below! Check out my Facebook Page and Instagram for snapshots and candids from the trip.
The American Horse Publications Seminar is one of my favorite events of the year. It's a time where writers, photographers, editors, publishers and other folks connected to the horse magazine industry gather. We gather to network, gain education, recognize hard work and most of all, have a good time. Each year hundreds of articles and photographs are entered in the AHP Seminar contest, where a panel of judges from the industry critique and place the pieces. I've won an award once before, when I was on staff at the Paint Horse Journal, and I've gotten 2nd place and honorable mentions a few times. This year, three of my stories were finalists. My story about white line disease for the American Quarter Horse Journal placed second in its category, and I got two first place awards. One for my profile on Aaron Watson for America's Horse and the other for a mane and tail care article with Colleen McQuay for Horse & Rider. So much effort is put into each article submitted to the contest. It's an honor to be recognized amongst my peers.
The weekend was so much fun, and it was a wonderful time connecting with other industry professionals. It was even more special because the seminar was held in my hometown of San Antonio!