Editorial Award for Pennsylvania Equestrian Magazine
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American Horse Publications Award
Pennsylvania Equestrian Honored for Editorial Excellence
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Pennsylvania Equestrian Honored for Editorial Excellence

AHP AwardPennsylvania Equestrian received three national awards for editorial excellence at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in New Orleans, LA on June 27.

More than a hundred AHP members participated in the contest for content published in 2008, and 61 were named as finalists. The contest drew 816 entries, which were judged by 25 professional judges who placed the classes and provided constructive critiques for all entries. Since its inception in 1974, AHP has recognized excellence in editorial content and graphic design.

Pennsylvania Equestrian received the following awards for editorial excellence:

  • First Place of 28 entries in the News Reporting: Related Feature Story (Print) category for "New Bolton Researcher Cures $17 Million Stallion's Reluctance to Breed." The article, written by Pennsylvania Equestrian founder, editor and publisher Stephanie Shertzer Lawson, was published in the July 2008 issue.
  • Second Place of nine entries in the News Reporting: News Breaking Story (Print) category for "Turning for Home: PTHA Founds a Thoroughbred Horse Rescue with Teeth." The article appeared in the September, 2008 issue of Pennsylvania Equestrian and was written by contributor Suzanne Bush of Gwynedd Valley, PA.
  • Honorable Mention of 28 entries in the Personality Profile, Circulation 10,000 to 20,000 category for "Equine Vet Propels Fair Hill's Excellence." Contributor Terry Conway, Wilmington, DE, wrote the article which appeared in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Pennsylvania Equestrian.

Pennsylvania Equestrian was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in downtown Lancaster, PA. It is published in newspaper format eleven times a year, with a circulation of 10,000 to 23,000 copies depending on the issue. Its parent company, Shertzer/Lawson Marketing and Publishing, also provides public relations and marketing services to regional and national equestrian events, including The Laurels at Landhope International Combined Driving Event and Horse World Expo. For more information visit www.pennsylvaniaequestrian.com or phone (717) 509-9800.