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PUBLICATIONS
FOR THE RECORD

Association newsletter for the equine publishing industry

 September/October 2010

In This Issue
San Diego 2011
Williamsburg 2012
Alltech A+ Awards
Internship Handbook

New Members

Visit the online AHP Membership Directory for complete listings.

PUBLICATION MEMBER
Horse Coupon Book

CORPORATE MEMBERS Bioniche Animal Health USA
HSH. LLC
Mortack, Inc.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER
Valerie Ormond
 
EQUINE WEB SITE MEMBERS
Schleese.com
Bannix.com

Board of Directors

President
SANDY KUCHARSKI

1st Vice President
CHERYL ERPELDING

2nd Vice President 
BRIAN SOSBY

Executive Board Members
PATTY TIBERG
SUMMER BEST 

Immediate Past President
KIMBERLY S. BROWN

Executive Director
CHRISTINE W. BRUNE

Directors
STEPHANIE CHURCH
DIANA DE ROSA 
CHRISTINE HAMILTON
CATHY LAWS
MILT TOBY
PAT TROWBRIDGE

Got Ideas?

Newsletter Editor
JUDY LINCOLN

If you would like to contribute resources, articles or a column to the newsletter that would be of interest to the equine publishing industry, please send your ideas and/or suggestions to the Editor.

 Publishing

News 

Postal Regulatory Commission Denies Rate Hike Request

The Postal Regulatory Commission announced that it would not approve the U.S. Postal Service's request for an "exigent" price increase.

Member

News

Stacy V. Bearse retires as President and CEO effective November 1, 2010 after 20 years at the helm of Blood-Horse Publications. He will continue to assist company management as a part-time business advisor.

 

Lua Oas Southard, CEO of Equine Resources International, LLC, was one of the featured speakers on marketing at the 2nd annual Women 's Horse Industry Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  

 

Marla Bickel has been appointed as Publisher & CEO, succeeding Stacy V. Bearse. Marla joined Blood-Horse Publications (BHP) in 2006 as Director of Circulation and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience in publishing both trade and consumer magazines.


 

 
AHP Bay Watch in 2011
Catamaran Resort
Catamaran Resort
The 2011 San Diego Seminar will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa (www.catamaranresorts.com) on Mission Bay in San Diego, California on June 16-18. AHP members submitted suggestions for a seminar name and the AHP Board narrowed the field to three contenders - Hoofprints on the Sand, Saddles, Sun & Sand, and Seaside Seminar. The final decision is in the hands of the members who can vote for their favorite in an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NameSanDiego

The San Diego area has much to offer beyond the beaches as well so plan to extend your stay and explore. The San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau provides the inspiration so visit their web site at www.seeyouinsandiego.com/nav/Visitors

A weblink for making room reservations will soon be available. The standard garden room rate is $159 single/double, a great deal compared to the published $299 summer rate.

Watch for your 2011 Membership Renewal Notices
Renewal notices will be in your mailbox by December 1st.  Please renew as soon as possible so you will not have your AHP services interrupted for 2011.


Colonial Williamsburg Selected as 2012 Seminar Site
Colonial Williamsburg is American history brought to life and staying on the property for a convention is a blend of Colonial and modern times. The Woodlands Hotel & Suites is a unique convention site situated on the boundary of Colonial Williamsburg at the Visitor Welcome Center. It was built in 2001 so it contains modern amenities with colonial décor.  

Room rates are affordable. The $119 rate is for spacious rooms with two double beds; $149 rate is for a suite with king bedroom and a queen sleeper in the separate sitting area. To take advantage for cooler climate and less crowds, the 2012 seminar has been scheduled for May 31 to June 2. For a preview, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.org.

 

The AHP Board of Directors meets in Williamsburg on October 20-21, 2010.


Alltech Awards the First Alltech 'A+' Award to AHP Members

Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, presented the first recipients of the Alltech 'A+' Award, established to honor creativity, passion, and excellence in equine journalism, at a luncheon held during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

 

The Alltech 'A+' Award recognized three journalists from American Horse Publications in three separate categories for material published on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games between January 1, 2010 and July 1, 2010. The AHP contest totaled 17 entries. AHP Past President Jennifer Bryant was on hand to congratulate the winners on behalf of American Horse Publications. The winning members of American Horse Publications are: 

 

Published Article

Entrant/Author: Alexandra Beckstett, Features/Department Editor, The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care

Title: "Peerless Park"

Published in: Keeneland Magazine, Spring 2010

 

Published Photo

Entrant/Photographer: Kat Netzler, Assistant Editor, The Chronicle of the Horse

Title: Fox-Pitts at the Head of the Lake

Published in: The Chronicle of the Horse, May 7, 2010

 

Published Broadcast -

includes video, radio, and podcast

Entrant/Broadcaster: Marti McGinnis,
AHP Individual Member

Title: "WegWag is Ready"

Published on: YouTube, June 29, 2010

 

AHP Individual Member, Kim MacMillan, won in the IAEJ contest with a photo published in April and June 2010 issues of Equine Times.

 

Another set of journalists will be awarded in a post-Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games contest. Entries must be published between July 2, 2010 and January 3, 2011, and must be submitted through AHP or IAEJ by 12 a.m. EST on January 3rd. Contest rules and entry form will be posted as available for AHP Members at www.americanhorsepubs.org or for IAEJ members at www.equijournalists.com.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: ALLTECH STAFF PHOTOS

© 2010 ALLTECH

 

2011 Internship Handbook Available Online 

The 2011 Internship Handbook and applications are now available online to college students who have an interest in horses and seek a career in equine publishing. The AHP Internship Program is a great way to provide students with the resume-building experience that's so critical to today's job market. Interns gain valuable hands-on real life experience and AHP members acquire additional help when and where they need it most.

The 2011 Internship Handbook and applications, as well as information on other student programs, are available online at www.americanhorsepubs.org/students/internship_program/index.asp

For more information on AHP or any of its programs, contact:
AMERICAN HORSE PUBLICATIONS
49 Spinnaker Circle, South Daytona, FL 32119
PHONE: 386.760.7743 / FAX: 386-760-7728
 
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