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Strib’s Rachel Blount Wins AQHA Media Award (2/12/2008)

America’s Horse, February 11, 2008 – The American Quarter Horse Association through its Marketing and Media Awards recognizes outstanding journalistic efforts to promote the American Quarter Horse throughout the world. The 2006 Marketing and Media Awards entries have been judged, and the winners are being announced. The entries are for articles, photographs and other works published from January 1 to December 31, 2006.
Formerly called the Sprint and Steel Dust awards, the contest was designed to recognize outstanding coverage and promotion of horses, people and events within the American Quarter Horse industry through television, newspaper, radio, photographs and AQHA affiliates.
The contest winners will be recognized in March during the 2008 AQHA Convention in San Francisco. Category winners receive a specially designed Lisa Perry Bronze featuring a Steel Dust-type American Quarter Horse.
Award winners for 2006 are:
Print Media – Commentary
1st: Star Tribune, Best Horse at Canterbury is (gasp!) a Quarter Horse, Rachel Blount
Print Media – News Reporting
1st: Cutting Horse Chatter, Make it a Waurika Weekend, Stacy Pigott
2nd: Northern Horse Review, Breed Show Extraordinaire, Heather Cook
Print Media – Feature
1st: Western Horseman, The NU Cash Legacy, Juli S. Thorson
2nd: Western Horseman, Clay Makes the Cut, Julie Wells
3rd: Cutting Horse Chatter, Find Your Focus, Stacy Pigott
Honorable Mention: Western Horse Review, Winter on the Ranch, Marti Webster
Affiliate Magazine
1st: Quarter Horse Journal – Deutsche, Barbara Liese
2nd: Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association (RMQHA) Magazine
3rd: Minnesota Quarter Horse Association (MQHA) Magazine, Vickie Kettlewell
Honorable Mention: Iowa Quarter Horse Magazine, Jennifer Horton
1st: Quarter Horses – Popular Horses Series, Quarter Horse Home on the Range, Sharon P. Fibelkorn
2nd: AQHA UK Journal, Nathan Haynes
3rd: Quarter Horses – Popular Horses Series, Looking Through the Bridle, Sharon P. Fibelkorn
Single Edition – Print
1st: Quarter Horses – Popular Horses Series
2nd: Canadian Supreme 30th Anniversary Special Edition, Western Horse Review
1st: World Equestrian Games 2007 WDR/ARD Public TV, Simone Jacob
Honorable Mention: World Equestrian Games Reining 2006, Roland Hahn