NRHA Named Finalist in the 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards

The Pursuit of Excellence Continues as Finalists Enter the Final Leg in the AHP Equine Media Awards

Winners Announced on June 1 at the 2019 Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque.

For Immediate Release – April 20, 2019 – The announcement of award finalists ends the anticipation for 70 American Horse Publications (AHP) members who have placed in the top five in one or more of the 63 classes in the 2019 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA).

Held since 1974, the AHP annual awards contest offers members an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in a variety of equine media categories. This year’s competition for material published in 2018 drew 711 entries from 119 members.

The Equine Media Awards, open to AHP members only, offer a Publishing Media Division for print or online publications and freelancers as well as a Business Division for equine-related businesses, nonprofit organizations, and colleges.

The next milestone on the road to EMA Gold is the announcement of the winners. Awards are placed first, second, third, or honorable mention based on the number of entries in the class. Every finalist is recognized for their achievement. The Equine Media Awards presentation will be held on Saturday evening, June 1, 2019, at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town during the AHP “High Desert Media Roundup” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Members interested in attending the AHP Equine Media Conference & Awards in Albuquerque can access conference information and register online at

The results of the Equine Media Awards will be available after the awards presentation in June.

Who will earn EMA gold in ABQ? Here is the list of AHP members who are Equine Media Award finalists for 2019. Congratulations!

Publishing Media Division Finalists
Publishing Media Members
American Farriers Journal
America’s Horse
Arabian Horse Life
Arabian Horse Times
Barrel Horse News
Canadian Horse Journal
East Coast Equestrian
Equine Journal
Harness Racing Update
Hoofcare Publishing
Horse & Rider
Horse Illustrated
Horse Radio Network LLC
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
New Bridge Polo
New York Horse
NRHA Reiner
Off-Track Thoroughbred
Paint Horse Journal
Practical Horseman
Quarter Horse News
Sagebrush Rider
Sidelines Magazine
The American Quarter Horse Journal
The Chronicle of the Horse
The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care
The Ranch Horse Journal
The Team Roping Journal
Thoroughbred Daily News
US Equestrian
USDF Connection
USHJA In Stride
Western Horseman Magazine
Individual Members
Megan Arszman
Abigail Boatwright
Kate Bradley Byars
Melinda Brown
Jennifer Bryant
Elise Gaston Chand
Diana De Rosa
Amber Hodge
Douglas Lees
Bianca McCarty
Katie Navarra
Heidi Nyland Melocco
Shelley Paulson
Allison Armstrong Rehnborg
Candace Carrabus Rice
Kelly Sanchez
Patti Schofler
L.A. Sokolowski
Catie Staszak
Kara Stewart
Jenn Trickey
Heather Wallace

Business Division Finalists
AIM Equine Network
Central Garden & Pet
Grand Slam Social
Humane Society of the United States
Kentucky Equine Research
National Reining Horse Association
Retired Racehorse Project
SmartPak Equine
Sullivan Higdon & Sink
WaterShed Animal Fund

For information on the AHP Equine Media Awards or the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, contact or visit

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