“The Star Barn Saga: ‘Get Rich” Scheme Costs Dozens of Horses’ Lives, written by Amy Worden, won second place in the News Reporting, Single Article category at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Contest, held at the organization’s annual conference in San Antonio, TX in June.
The competition was judged by 27 professionals and included over 60 classes, 837 entries, and 115 contestants, of which 72 were finalists.
The judges remarked, “Vividly written and thoroughly reported. The writer does a wonderful job detailing a very sad sage and shining a light on a particularly ugly case of animal cruelty.” The article appeared in the June, 2014 issue of Pennsylvania Equestrian. The category had 22 entries and the article placed ahead of those from other far larger publications including the Chronicle of the Horse, Horse Journal and Quarter Horse News.
The second place award brings the total national awards for editorial excellence won by Pennsylvania Equestrian to 16.