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Paint Horse Journal rides away with high honors from AHP

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Paint Horse Journal rides away with high honors from American Horse Publications

FORT WORTH – Paint Horse Journal, the flagship publication of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), earned recognition for excellence in editorial and design June 22 at the 2013 AHP Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


In a field of 758 entries from 104 contestants—the largest group to date—the Paint Horse Journal rose to the top in seven categories in the annual competition for equine-industry publications. Among the magazine’s accolades were three first-place awards and runner-up in the category of General Excellence–Association Publication.


“The Paint Horse Journal staff strives to provide our readers with high-quality articles that celebrate Paint Horses and enrich the experiences of the people who love them,” Paint Horse Journal Editor Jessica Hein said. “It’s wonderful to receive industry recognition for our hard work and dedication to the magazine, the breed and our members.”


Following is a complete list of the association’s winning material:

First Place

* Instructional Single Article—“Excellence in Equitation,” October 2012, written by Laura Stevens

* Editorial Design, Circulation 10,000–20,000—“Behind Blue Eyes,” June 2012, designed by Art Vasquez

* Editorial Event Coverage Single Article, Circulation Under 20,000—“World of Dreams,” September 2012, written and photographed by the Paint Horse Journal staff


Second Place

* Publication Cover Page, Circulation 10,000–20,000—October 2012, photographed by Jessica Hein and designed by Art Vazquez


Third Place

* Editorial Event Coverage Single Article, Circulation Under 20,000—“Riding High in Houston,” May 2012, written by Laura Stevens

* Service to the Reader Article, Circulation Under 20,000—“Clean Up Your Act,” May 2012, written by Laura Stevens


Honorable Mention

* General Excellence, Association Publication, Circulation Under 15,000—Paint Horse Journal


A monthly subscription-based publication produced by APHA, Paint Horse Journal celebrates the versatility of the Paint Horse breed and the people who love it. Subscribe or renew online.



About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the international breed registry for the American Paint Horse headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. In fulfillment of its mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than one million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded and now serves more than 50,000 active youth and adult members around the world. To learn more, visit apha.com.


About American Horse Publications

American Horse Publications (AHP) is an international non-profit organization serving the dynamic equine publications industry. For more information, visit americanhorsepubs.com.