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Appaloosa Journal is recognized with American Horse Publications awards

Appaloosa Journal was recently honored with seven awards at the 2008 American Horse Publications seminar and awards ceremony. The seminar took place in Saratoga Springs, New York, June 19–21, 2008. This year’s contest, for material published in 2007, included 1,092 entries from 105 members, which were judged and critiqued by a select panel of independent industry judges. Appaloosa Journal’s placings included:

Design: 2007 Equine-Related Calendar (6 entries)

First place - designer Laura Vander Ploeg

Design: Publication Staff Advertisement, circulation 10,000 and over (28 entries)

Second place - "Breed of Choice: Fun to Own" - designer Holli Sampson

Editorial: Service to the Reader, circulation 10,000­–20,000 (22 entries)

Third place - "Spotted in the Gate" by Tafra Donberger

Design: One- or two-page spread editorial (19 entries)

Third place - "Pasture Partners" - designer Evan Thompson

Design: Magazine Cover Page, circulation 10,000­­–20,000 (29 entries)

Third place - "Craving Color" - designer Laura Vander Ploeg

Editorial: Personal Column, circulation under 20,000 (40 entries)

Honorable Mention - "The Bling Thing" by Diane Rice

Editorial: Personality Profile, circulation 10,000–20,000 (42 entries)

Honorable Mention - "A Straight Shooter" by Cheryl Dudley

In addition to our staff’s award-winning entries, we're proud of the accomplishments of our freelance writers and former Appaloosa Journal staff members. Congratulations to:

Stacy Pigott (Third place, Instructional Single Article, and first place, feature article)

Tracy Gantz (Second place, Instructional Single Article)

Michelle Anderson (Honorable Mention, Horse Care)

Debbie Moors (Honorable Mention, Service to the Reader)

Doreen Shumpert (First place, Personality Profile)

Juli Thorson (Honorable Mention, Personality Profile)

Betsy Lynch (Third place, Editorial)

Appaloosa Journal received an additional honor when its editor, Diane Rice, was elected to the American Horse Publications Board of Directors at the seminar.

"I'm proud and honored to serve on the AHP Board," Rice says. "This organization inspires us all to develop and strive for excellence. Its seminars are invaluable resources that allow us to network and continually learn from each other.”

Appaloosa Journal is the authoritative, association-based source for information about the Appaloosa Horse Club, the Appaloosa breed and the Appaloosa industry. Our mission is to cultivate a broader membership base and instill enthusiasm for the breed by recognizing the needs and achievements of the Appaloosa, ApHC members, enthusiasts and our readers.

For more information, contact Editor Diane Rice at (208) 882-5578 ext. 237 or e-mail editor@appaloosajournal.com.

American Horse Publications a non-profit association established in 1970 to promote better understanding and communications within the equine publishing industry. Its over 470 members include equine-related publications, professionals, students, organizations and businesses.


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