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Paint Horse Journal & Chrome earn championship honors for equine media excellence

APHA’s premier publications, the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome magazine, won championship honors at the 2024 American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards contest. The event took place May 18 in Lexington, Kentucky.

In addition to three championships and one reserve championship earned by the publications, the Paint Horse Journal was named runner-up in the overall “General Excellence” category for large equine publications. This award showcases the quality of the entire publication, including writing, design and more.

Paint Horse Journal and Chrome took home the following equine media honors:

  • Champion, Association/Organization Publication Equine Media Service to the Consumer Single Article: “Under Fire,” Spring 2023 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
  • Champion, Association/Organization Publication Equine Media Cover Page Design: Spring 2023 Paint Horse Journal, designed by Jody Johnson
  • Champion, Freelance Writer Feature Single Article: “California Cowgirl,” Fall 2023 Chrome, written by Amy Witt
  • Reserve Champion, Instructional Single Article: “Buying Blind,” Fall 2023 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
  • Honorable Mention, Association/Organization Publication Equine Media Editorial Design: “The Queen of Fabric,” Fall 2023 Chrome, designed by Jana Thomason
  • Honorable Mention, General Excellence Print Publication Circulation Over 20,000: Paint Horse Journal


Equine Media Excellence

American Horse Publications is the professional organization for all forms of equine media. Their annual awards contest celebrates excellence in writing, design, photography, multimedia, advertising and more.

APHA’s publications are distributed as a benefit of APHA membership. Chrome is also the official publication of Mule Alley in the Fort Worth Stockyards and distributed throughout the historic district.

“We are incredibly proud and honored by the recognition of the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome at the American Horse Publications’ Equine Media Awards,” APHA Senior Director of Communications Jessica Hein said. “These accolades are a testament to the dedication, creativity and hard work of our talented team. We are committed to producing top-quality publications that not only celebrate the unique beauty and versatility of the American Paint Horse but also provide valuable insights and inspiration to our members. These awards underscore our ongoing commitment to excellence and our passion for serving the Paint Horse community.”


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About APHA

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