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Chrome wins Equine Media Awards for writing and design

APHA’s members-only Western lifestyle publication Chrome topped the field in two categories at the 2022 Equine Media Awards, presented by American Horse Publications.

  • 1st: Association Publication, Personality Profile Article — “For the Love of ‘Caboys,’ ” published in the Spring 2021 Chrome; written by freelancer Rachel Griffin
  • 1st: Association Publication, Editorial Design — “Quality. Class. Distinction.,” published in the Fall 2021 Chrome; designed by freelancer Brian Rawlings

Both Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal earned additional awards in the contest:

  • 2nd: Association Publication, Horse Care Single Article — “Managing EPM,” published in the July/August 2021 Paint Horse Journal; written by freelancer Abigail Boatwright, pictured above left
  • 2nd: Association Publication, Service to the Consumer Single Article — “The Winner’s Way,” published in the May/June 2021 Paint Horse Journal; written by freelancer Allison Armstrong Rehnborg, pictured above right
  • 2nd: Editorial Event Coverage — “Champions, Unite,” published in the January/February 2021 Paint Horse Journal; written by Jessica Hein (above center) and Allison Armstrong Rehnborg
  • Honorable Mention: Instructional Single Article — “Transitions Made Easy,” published in the November/December 2021 Paint Horse Journal; written by Allison Armstrong Rehnborg
  • Honorable Mention: Cover Page — “Locks to Love,” cover of the Spring 2021 Chrome; designed by Jody Johnson, photographed by Rachel Griffin

APHA Executive Director Billy Smith was also named the Equine Industry Vision Award winner at the event, which took place May 12-14 in Lexington, Kentucky. Read more here. American Horse Publications is the leading professional organization for equine-related media and its content developers.

Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal are products of love, designed from start to finish exclusively for those who love Paint Horses and the Western lifestyle that envelops our breed. We are honored to receive these awards and appreciate the members of our Paint Horse community who so generously allow us to share their stories with the world,” Senior Director of Publications Jessica Hein said.

APHA members receive Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal as part of their association memberships—join today, so you don’t miss out!



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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.