July 15, 2013–The Equine Network’s stable of magazines, websites and associated properties received a total of 28 awards in the 2013 American Horse Publications Annual Awards Contest, including 10 first place awards. EQUUS won eight awards, Dressage Today earned five awards and Practical Horseman received four awards. Horse&Rider took home three awards, The Trail Rider won two awards and Spin To Win Rodeo collected one award.
“At the Equine Network, we strive for excellence across all of our titles and aim to serve our readership to the best of our abilities,” said General Manager Tom Winsor. “We’re honored to be recognized in front of our industry peers as leaders in equine publishing.”
Courtney King-Dye won the Alltech A+ Equine Journalism for her article “How I Came Back” published in Dressage Today in July 2012. This award is presented to the author of an article that focuses on increasing awareness and love of equestrian sport to mainstream readers.
“Getting this award means a great deal to me,” said King-Dye. “My life has always been riding. It’s what I felt made me relevant, but this award shows me that without being able to be in the saddle, I’m still able to be a contributing factor in the horse community.
“I’m especially grateful that it was this particular article that won because it utilizes the accident, which could have taken everything away from me to educate our incredible community. Any way that the effects of my injury can be made positive and beneficial gives it meaning instead of just being a tragedy. I’m honored, inspired and grateful.”
For the full list of awards received by Equine Network titles, please see below.
Instructional Single Article Circulation 20,000 and over (print)
3rd: The Trail Rider, “Your Guide to Hoof Boots” By Fran Jurga, Rene E. Riley, Editor, July/August 2012.
Horse Care Single Article Circulation 20,000 and over (print)
1st: Practical Horseman, “Misadventures in Care” By Kim F. Miller, December 2012.
3rd: EQUUS, “Special Report: The Care Older Horses Need” By Karen Elizabeth Baril. September 2012.
Service to the Reader Single Article Circulation 20,000 and over (print)
1st: EQUUS,“A Danger to Dogs” By Karenna Langmesser, February 2012.
2nd: EQUUS,“First Response to Trail Crises” By Heather Smith Thomas, Christine Barakat, Senior Editor, July 2012.
Honorable Mention: Horse&Rider,“Easy Ways to Avoid Big Vet Bills” By Juli S. Thorson, February 2012.
Honorable Mention: Practical Horseman,“Barn Fire!” By Elaine Pascoe, July 2012.
Personality Profile Single Article Circulation over 20,000 (print)
1st: Horse&Rider, “I Shouldn’t be Alive!” By Cynthia Cantleberry, Sue M. Copeland, Contributing Editor, March 2012.
3rd: Dressage Today, “Secrets to World-Class Success” By Hilary Moore Hebert, August 2012.
Feature Single Article Circulation over 20,000 (print)
1st: Dressage Today, “The Horse Boy Method” By Patricia Lasko, December 2012.
3rd: The Trail Rider,“Canter the California Coast” By Shawn Hamilton, Rene E. Riley, Editor, April 2012.
Honorable Mention: EQUUS,“Finding My Path” By Elizabeth B. Herman, December 2012.
Personal Single Column Circulation over 20,000 (print)
Honorable Mention: Horse&Rider,“Addicted to Winning” By Juli S. Thorson, June 2012.
Editorial Event Coverage Single Article Circulation 20,000 and over (print)
2nd: Practical Horseman,”2012 London Olympics” By Nancy Jaffer, October 2012.
Equine-related Editorial Series (print)
1st: Horse Journal, “Horse Sense Series” By Susan Quinn, Esq., September, October, November 2012.
2nd: Horse Journal, “Winning Nutrition Series” By Grant Miller, DVM, January, February 2012.
Online Service to the Reader Single Article
1st: MyHorse Daily, “The (Sometimes Frustrating, Sometimes Rewarding) Reality of Rescuing Racehorses”
Editorial Human-Animal Bond Photograph (print or online)
3rd: MyHorse Daily, “Pat Parelli Celebrates Successful Obstacle with His Colt” Stephanie L. Davis, Photographer, March 11, 2012.
Illustration (print or online)
3rd: Dressage Today “The Golden Rules of the Warm-Up Arena” Jim Haynes, Illustrator, April 2012.
Publication Cover Page Circulation over 20,000 (print)
1st: Spin To Win Rodeo “30 Years of George Strait” Trish Miller, Art Director, March 2012.
Editorial Design Circulation over 20,000 (print)
1st: EQUUS,“Harnessing the Power of DMSO” Celia Strain, Art Director, February 2012.
2nd: EQUUS,“Horses and Divorces” Celia Strain, Art Director, October 2012.
Honorable Mention: EQUUS,“Special Report: Biosecurity Made Easy” Celia Strain, Art Director, July 2012.
Online Equine-related Newsletter
2nd: EquiSearch.com, “EquiSearch Weekly” Kate Light, Content Manager.
Event Coverage Editorial Design (print)
1st: Practical Horseman,“2012 London Olympics” Philip Cooper, Creative Director, October 2012.
2nd: Dressage Today “Analysis: The 2012 Olympic Games” Phillip Cooper, Creative Director, October 2012.
General Excellence Self-Supported Publication Circulation 15,000 and over
Honorable Mention: EQUUS, Laurie Prinz, Editor, Active Interest Media, Publisher, Celia Strain, Art Director.
Alltech A+ Equine Journalism Award
Winner: Courtney King-Dye, “How I Came Back” Published in Dressage Today,July 2012.