On Saturday, June 21st, Horse & Style Magazine was honored with five awards in the annual American Horse Publications Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2013. The AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing, print and online, as well as professional critiques for improvement. American Horse Publications is a non-profit association promoting excellence in equine publishing media. Its members include equine-related print publications as well as digital media, professionals, students, organizations, and businesses which share an interest in equine publishing.

Of this year’s competition, which included over 50 classes, 736 entries and 97 contestants, 64 publications moved on to become finalists, and 38 earned first place awards

2014 was Horse & Style’s first year participating in the AHP Annual Awards Contest. The entire team was thrilled to be recognized in the following categories:

Personality Profile Single Article 
2nd place out of 18 entries
Horse & Style Magazine
“Mackenzie Drazan – A Model Equestrian”
By Winter Hoffman
August/September 2013
“The writer paints a beautiful picture and fills the article with vivid
details and insight.”

Feature Single Article Circulation 
Horse & Style Magazine
Honorable Mention(4th) out of 21 entries
“Behind the Brand – Asmar Equestrian”
By Erin Gilmore
August/September 2013
“The article is informative, lively and fun. The writer provides
wonderful insight into a company and the woman behind it.”

Editorial Design Circulation 
1st out of 23 entries
Horse & Style Magazine
“Mackenzie Drazan – A Model Equestrian”
Ryan Anne Polli, Designer
August/September 2013
“A compelling use of photographs make this design stand out, as
do the pull quotes and a good balance of negative space.”


Honorable Mention (4th of 23 entries)
Horse & Style Magazine
“Behind the Brand – Asmar Equestrian”
Ryan Anne Polli , Designer
August/September 2013
“Excellent use of photographs and color elevates this design and
pulls the reader into the article.”

Last but definately not least:

General Excellence Self Supported Publication 
Honorable Mention (2nd) out of 9 entries
Horse & Style Magazine
Erin Gilmore, Editor
Sarah Appel, Publisher
Ryan Polli, Art Director
October/November and December 2013/January 2014
“What a unique publication that strives to serve a specific niche
with grace and style. Gorgeous photos and design work. Nice mix
of short items and longer pieces.”