Awards don’t necessarily keep one’s bread buttered, but still it feels good to receive outside recognition for all that hard work. (Editors, for whom reader complaints tend to outweigh reader kudos, particularly relish a pat on the back.)

In that spirit, I’m proud of the following honors that my writing and editorial work—and that of my editorial teams—has garnered over the years.

Writing awards

  • American Horse Publications, Third Place, Equine-Related Book, 2006: The USDF Guide to Dressage
  • American Horse Publications, Third Place, Equine-Related Book, 2003: A Gymnastic Riding System Using Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Western-English Trade Association’s All-Industry Marketing bronze award, News or Feature Article-Trade or Human Interest, 2003: “English Trends 7,” Western & English Today
  • Western-English Trade Association’s All-Industry Marketing silver award, News or Feature Article-Trade, 2002: “State of the Industry Report,” Western & English Today
  • Western-English Trade Association’s All-Industry Marketing silver award, News or Feature Article-Trade, 2001: “English 101,” Western & English Today
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, Personal Column, 1998: “Things I Wish I’d Known Ten Years Ago,” Dressage & CT
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, Instructional Article, 1998: “You’re an Athlete, Too!,” Dressage & CT
  • American Horse Publications, 2nd place, Editorial, 1996: “Kids! The Real Scoop on Getting Your Parents to Buy You a Horse,” Hoof Print

Editing awards

  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, General Excellence, Association Magazine (circ. 15,000+), 2007: USDF Connection
  • American Horse Publications, 1st place, Horse Care article, 2007: “New Findings in Hoof Care,” USDF Connection
  • American Horse Publications, 2nd place, Service to the Reader article, 2006: “Tack-Room Essentials,” USDF Connection
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, Instructional Single Article, 2006: “The Numbers Game,” USDF Connection
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, Personal Column, 2006: “Dressage U.”, USDF Connection
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, General Excellence, Self-Supported Magazine (circ. 15,000+), 1998: Dressage & CT
  • American Horse Publications, 3rd place, Horse Care Article, 1998: “Sorting out Snaffles,” Dressage & CT
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, Instructional Article, 1998: “Stretching Circle 101: Exam Time,” Dressage & CT
  • American Horse Publications, Honorable Mention, Tabloid, 1996: Hoof Print
  • Benjamin Franklin Award, educational/technical category, 1993: The Power of Team Building