Appaloosa Journal earns AHP Award of Excellence

The Land of Enchantment was the site for the American Horse Publications annual awards presentations held on June 23, 2007, during the AHP “Fiesta del Caballo” Seminar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The coveted General Excellence Award is presented to publications who fulfill their statement of purpose and show excellence in editorial content and design. The General Excellence Association Magazine circulation 15,000 and over class winner was Appaloosa Journal, a monthly international breed specific magazine, with honorable mention to Paint Horse Journal, an official publication of the American Paint Horse Association, and The American Quarter Horse Journal, an official publication of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Member publications achieving multiple honors in a variety of categories included The American Quarter Horse Journal with 11 awards; Paint Horse Journal with 9 awards; Performance Horse with 8 awards; The Florida Horse and Thoroughbred Times with 7 awards each; Horse & Rider, EQUUS and Practical Horseman with 6 awards; Appaloosa Journal, Barrel Horse News; Equine Veterinary Management, Quarter Horse News, and The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal with 5 awards each.

Affiliate members who authored articles entered by Publication Members included: Jessica Jahiel for two articles published in Equine Veterinary Management; Cheryl Dudley for her winning instructional series published in Appaloosa Journal; Denise Steffanus for her article published in The Florida Horse; and Tracy Gantz for her Service to the Reader articles published in Paint Horse Journal and Performance Horse.

Participation in this year’s contest represented 113 AHP members and 1,006 entries. Held since 1977, the AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing as well as professional critiques for improvement. A complete list of the winners is available online at the AHP website and is included in the 2007 Annual Awards Program, which is being mailed to all AHP members.

American Horse Publications is a non-profit association of over 450 members including publications primarily devoted to the equine animal and related lifestyles, as well as professionals, students, associations, and businesses which share an interest in equine publishing. AHP has continued throughout its 37-year history to promote better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry.

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1 Comment

  1. Sandra Ward Said,

    June 29, 2007 @ 9:33 am

    Congratulations to Diane Rice and her team – what a huge honor!! Thank you for making our breed look so good!!!
    Sandy Ward

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