Quarter Horse News remains on the forefront of equine journalism with five finalists chosen for the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Contest. Both print and online entries from 2014 were submitted to the contest, which was open to all disciplines of the equine industry.
More than 800 entries were submitted to the AHP, but only 72 entries were selected as finalists. After being evaluated by 27 industry professionals, the final round of competition will showcase top talent in equine publishing.
“The Mighty Dollar” by Kelsey Pecsek, Managing Editor, was published in the August 15, 2014 issue of Quarter Horse News and advanced to the finals in the Service to the Reader Single Article category. The seven-page article provided readers with financial and marketing advice from Silver Spurs Equine’s Michael Miola, of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Pecsek also wrote “Dual Peppy Found Neglected in Colorado,” which is a finalist in the News Reporting Single Article (print or online) category. The Sept. 25, 2014, story documented the discovery of Dual Peppy (Peppy San Badger x Miss Dual Doc x Doc’s Remedy) as one of 10 horses and four llamas living amongst an estimated 14 deceased horses in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Covering the journey of Whizout Chrome (Cromed Out Mercedes x Whiz Biz x Topsail Whiz), “The Will to Live” by Associate Editor Brandyl Brooks, advanced to the finals in the Personality Profile Single Article division. After being attacked by dogs as a foal, “Whinny” was given less than a 5 percent chance to live, but after numerous surgeries, including the addition of a prosthetic tail, the horse developed into a successful reining horse.
“Triple Crown” by Editor Stacy Pigott, moved forward in the category of Personal Single Column. The article was published July 1, 2014, in Pigott’s regular column, Insights & Opinions. The column reminisced about cutting’s Triple Crown winner Chiquita Pistol.
QuarterHorseNews.com is also a finalist in the Equine-related Publishing Media Website category.
Winners will be announced during the AHP’s annual seminar to be held June 20 in San Antonio. Results from the contest can be found on the AHP website after the awards presentation.