USHJA Receives Awards at AHP Banquet

Whitney Allen

June 22, 2010



USHJA In Stride and USHJA.ORG placed in four categories at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Awards Banquet in Lexington, Ky, June 19 for material published in and dated 2009. Participation in this year’s contest represented 97 AHP members and 782 entries. Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing.

USHJA In Stride magazine, won the Horse Care - Print (circulation 20,000 and over-15 entries) category for “Providing Quality Care in a Faltering Economy” by Rachelle Wilhelm in the February 2009 issue. USHJA In Stride also placed third in the Event Coverage Editorial Content Print (circulation 20,000 and over-11 entries) for coverage of the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals by Rachelle Wilhelm in the October 2009 issue, and an honorable mention in the Publication Staff Advertisement (circulation 10,000 and over-16 entries) categories for the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals designed by Mathew Todd.

USHJA.org took first place, against 14 entries, in the Online Equine Related Blog category for the 2009 “USHJA Hunter Derby Finals Blog” August 2009 by Jeannie Blancq Putney.

“I could not be more proud of our magazine and of the effort our staff, committees, affiliates and our partners at AIM Equine Network put forward each issue. To be recognized at AHP is perhaps the biggest honor an equine publication can receive. It is hard to believe just a few short years ago this publication had its beginnings as a one-page newsletter,” said Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications for USHJA. “We are also ecstatic to have won in the Equine Related Blog category. USHJA.org has grown leaps and bounds since 2004. An online blog was new to USHJA so to be recognized our first year out is a great accomplishment.”

Contact: Whitney Allen wallen@ushja.org

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