(22-June-2019) SIDNEY, BC, CANADA – Canadian Horse Journal and its talented writers received multiple honours for editorial excellence during the American Horse Publications 2019 Equine Media Awards held during the AHP High Desert Media Roundup annual conference held in Albequerque, New Mexico, from May 30 to June 1, 2019. Held annually since 1974, this year’s AHP Awards competition for material published in 2018 attracted 711 entries from 119 members representing the top equine media from across North America.

Senior Senator’s Triumph

By Margaret Evans

1st – Feature Single Article (16 entries)

The incredible story of a steeplechaser’s recovery from a broken neck to win the Maryland Hunt Cup for a second time.

Judge’s comments: “The article was impressive and explained the complicated surgery and equipment clearly while keeping the focus on the horse. The writer gave the audience enough before and after the surgery to make for a compelling story about a complex procedure.”

Published in the Autumn 2018 edition.

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Photo: Douglas Lees

Canada’s Horse Industry Builders

By Margaret Evans and Kathy Smith

2nd – Equine-related Editorial Series (15 entries)

The inspiring stories of 18 extraordinary Canadians who blazed uncharted territory and took our horse industry to new heights. 

Judge’s comments: “Quite a range of people in this series, from the founder of the Calgary Stampede to the owner of Northern Dancer to a former slave. An impressive series of stories covering 30 pages. Detailed research from their beginnings to how they died (unless still alive!). You will learn something, and you might be inspired to create your own worthy story.” 

Published in Canada’s Equine Guide 2018 (January/February edition). 

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Photo: Robin Duncan Photography

550 Kilometres on Horseback on the Trans Canada Trail

By Tania Millen

2nd Place – Equine-related Human-Animal Bond Category (15 entries)

One woman, one horse, and 550 kms over and through the trestles, tunnels, mountains, and valleys of Southern BC.

Judge’s comments: “What a great piece! The first-person narrative was so strong. The balance between history of the trail and trip diary was perfect. I felt like I was right there, but also am inspired to go see it myself. The intro immediately grabbed your intention and the author did a nice job of closing the loop by picking back up with that moment toward the end. The photos also helped paint the picture. Overall, this piece captured the bond between the author and her horse, as well as a trip of a lifetime.”

Published in the Spring 2018 edition.

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Photo: Bryn White

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#MeToo in the Horse Industry

By Margaret Evans

3rd – Feature Single Article (16 entries)

Our voices joined the worldwide conversation calling for gender equality, respect, and safe places.

Judge’s comments: “The situation the article described needed to be brought to light and the author did a super job. The sidebar stories from other victims added a needed dimension to the piece. Nicely done. A good combination of information and emotion.” 

Published in the Spring 2018 edition. 

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Photo: iStock/ND3000

Canadian Horse Journal’s roster of award-winning content includes:

Ghosts of the Coal Mines: Pit Ponies and Horses by Margaret Evans (1st place Feature Article 2017), the story of the horses and ponies that lived and died in one of the world’s most hostile and dangerous working environments (published in Canada’s Equine Guide 2017).

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Photo courtesy of Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, Wales

To Serve and Protect: The Death of Brigadier (1st place Feature Article 2006) by Karen Briggs, describing the tragic death of a Metro Toronto police horse that sent shockwaves through the city and spurred a call for action (published in May/June 2006).

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Photo: Anne DeHaas

Canadian Horse Journal is Canada’s leading magazine for all breeds and disciplines, published six times per year by Horse Community Journals Inc.

Our publishing network also includes the industry-leading website HORSEJournals.com, The Hoofbeat e-newsletter, and a huge Social Media following.

Main news piece photo: Douglas Lees

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