Morris Media Network Equine Group receives multiple awards for achievements in equine publishing.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 FORT WORTH, Texas, June 23 — The Morris Media Network Equine Group publications were recognized June 18, 2016, for outstanding work in equine publishing at the annual American Horse Publications seminar and awards banquet in Orlando, Florida.

Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News, Equine Journal and Barrel Horse News won a combined 28 coveted AHP Equine Media Awards. The awards recognize equine-related print, digital and online work in the areas of editorial content, photography and graphic design. This year’s contest—for material published in 2015—drew 770 entries from more than 98 AHP member publications and journalists in 64 classes.

Highlights include a win by Western Horseman in the category of General Excellence, self-supported publication circulation 15,000 & over. In addition, The Western Horseman Recipe File, by Fran Smith, Western Horseman book publishing director, won top honors in equine-related nonfiction book.

Additional publication awards included:

Barrel Horse News

Third

  • Editorial event coverage single article circ. over 20,000, “Running Down a Dream” by Danika Kent

Honorable mention

  • Horse care single article circ. 20,000 and over, “Baby Boomers” by Abigail Boatwright

Equine Journal

Second

  • Instructional single article circ. under 20,000, “Mix It Up: Cavalletti Style” by Natalie DeFee Mendik
  • Personal single column circulation 10,000 to 20,000, “Last Laugh – The Case of the Elusive Serpentine” by Ange Dickson Finn

Third

  • Publication cover page circ. 10,000 to 20,000, “Annual Youth Issue,” Candice Madrid, senior graphic designer

Quarter Horse News

First

  • Publication cover page circ. 10,000 to 20,000, “The Gold Standard,” Patty Tiberg, publisher, Stacy Pigott, editor
  • Personal single column circ. 10,000 to 20,000, “They Deserve Better” by Stacy Pigott

Second

  • Equine-related publishing media enewsletter, QHN Insider, Stacy Pigott, editor, Megan Thomas, digital content manager

Western Horseman

First

  • Feature single article, circ. over 20,000, “Unsettling Dust” by Katie Frank
  • Instructional series, “Life Lessons” by Susan Morrison
  • Editorial action photograph, “Casey Stone” by Allen Russell
  • Equine-related human-animal bond article, “Saddle Solace” by Ryan T. Bell
  • News reporting related feature single article, “Rodeo Rift” by Kyle Partain

Second

  • Editorial photograph, “Wade Collins” by Jennifer Denison
  • Personality profile single article, circ. over 20,000, “Living on the Edge” by Jennifer Denison
  • Personal single column, circ over 20,000, “The Wind Blew at Night” by Ryan T. Bell
  • Service to the consumer single article, circ. over 20,000, “Breast Collar Basics” by Katie Frank
  • Feature single article, circ. over 20,000, “Lines to the Past” by Katie Frank

Third

  • Feature single article, circ. over 20,000, “Learning to Downshift” by Katie Frank
  • Editorial design, circ. over 20,000, “Cowboy Crafted” by Ron Bonge
  • Personality profile single article, circ. over 20,000, “The Pick-Up Man” by Ryan T. Bell

Honorable mention

  • Personality profile single article, circ. over 20,000, “The Artist” by Christine Hamilton
  • Editorial action photograph, “Colter Snook” by Walter Workman
  • Publication cover page, circ. over 20,000, June 2015 issue, by Ron Bonge
  • Editorial photograph, “Guiding Light” by Ross Hecox
  • Editorial photograph, “Life Lessons (Craig Cameron)” by Ross Hecox

The Morris Media Network Equine Group consists of some of the industry’s most recognized equine publications, including Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News, Barrel Horse News and Equine Journal. The group also includes the equine portal site HorseCity.com and business-to-business publication, Western Lifestyle Retailer, and is home to Equistat, a statistical service offering detailed information and earnings for a variety of disciplines within the performance horse industry.

Contact: Lizzie Iwersen, Cowboy Publishing Group Marketing Manager
817.569.7162 · lizzie.iwersen@cowboypublishing.com