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:
Entrant/Author: Alexandra Beckstett, Features/Department Editor, The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care
Title: "Peerless Park"
Published in: Keeneland Magazine, Spring 2010
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.