Active Interest Media Equine Network Wins 14 AHP Awards

Active Interest Media Equine Network wins 14 American Horse Publications Awards for material published in 2009, including eight first-place awards.

June 28, 2010 — Active Interest Media Equine Network’s magazines and website won 14 awards at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Awards Banquet in Lexington, Ky., on June 19, for material published in 2009.

Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest recognizes excellence in equine publishing. Participation in this year’s contest represented 97 AHP members and 782 entries. Twenty-three professional judges placed the classes and provided critiques for all entries.

AIM Equine Network picked up eight first-place awards, including three for, two for EQUUS magazine, two for Horse & Rider magazine and one for Practical Horseman magazine.

“As we forge ahead through these economic times, the editors of our equine group continue to strive toward journalistic excellence,” said AIM Equine Network General Manager Tom Winsor. “I’m proud of the quality that our magazines and websites offer and of the awards they received in this year’s AHP ceremony.”

AIM Equine Network’s AHP Awards (for material published in 2009)


  • 1st, Service to the Reader – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “Special Report: The Frugal Horsekeeper” by Joy Parise, edited by Christine Barakat, January 2009
  • 1st, Editorial Design – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “The Great Epizootic of 1872” designed by Celia Strain, August 2009
  • 2nd, Horse Care – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “Special Report: Is Your Horse Too Fat?” by Joanne Meszoly, February 2009
  • 3rd, Horse Care – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “When Horses Hurt” by Allison Stewart, August 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Editorial Design – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “What Liniments Can Do” designed by Celia Strain, March 2009

Horse & Rider

  • 1st, Personal Column – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “My Funny Valentine” by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer, February 2009
  • 1st, Event Coverage Design – Print, “A Truly Unbridled Event” designed by Adam Purvis, March 2009
  • 2nd, Instructional Series – Print, “Clinton Anderson’s Do-It-Yourself Training” by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer, January through May 2009
  • 2nd, Personal Column – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “Size Matters” by Sue M. Copeland, September 2009

Practical Horseman

  • 1st, Instructional Single Article – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “Heads Up! Rethinking Fall Safety” by Sandra Cooke, August 2009

Dressage Today

  • Honorable Mention, Service to the Reader – Print (circulation 20,000 and over), “Workout with Steffen and Shannon Peters” by Kelly Sanchez, March 2009

Also, the U.S. Hunter-Jumper Association’s In Stride magazine, published by AIM Equine Network, won the Horse Care – Print (circulation 20,000 and over) category for “Providing Quality Care in a Faltering Economy” by Rachelle Wilhelm in the February 2009 issue. The magazine also received third in the Event Coverage Editorial Content Print (circulation 20,000 and over) and an honorable mention in the Publication Staff Advertisement (circulation 10,000 and over) categories.

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