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EQUUS and Practical Horseman: Virginia Reader Wins Trip for Two to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy

Gaithersburg, MD, May 31, 2014 --( The editors of EQUUS and Practical Horseman are pleased to announce Susan Koory of Stafford, Virginia, as the winner of the grand prize for their Normandy Travel Sweepstakes. She is receiving a 10-day trip for two to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

Undoubtedly the biggest equestrian event in the world, the Games will be held from August 23–September 7 and feature the finest athletes from more than 60 nations competing against each other in jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, reining, vaulting, endurance and para-dressage.

Koory’s prize package includes airfare for two on Aer Lingus to Paris, France; three nights in the beautiful town of Rouen in Northern France; seven nights near the competition’s action in Eden Park Hotel in Pont l’Eveque provided by Equestrian Tours, LLC; tickets for the show-jumping championships (September 1–7) and two days of sightseeing to Normandy Beaches and Mont St. Michel, all courtesy of sponsors Straight Arrow, Equestrian International LLC, JT International, Blue Seal, and Aer Lingus.

“For any horseperson, attending the World Equestrian Games is a dream come true and EQUUS and Practical Horseman are thrilled to be part of that,” said Practical Horseman Editor Sandra Oliynyk. “We are sure that Susan will be inspired watching the best horses and riders in the world compete, especially against the backdrop of such a beautiful region with its rich equestrian history.”

In addition, second-place winner Kathryn Poppiti from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, won a blanket from JT International, and 10 weekly winners won a three-quart feed scoop filled with Mane ‘N Tail products. The weekly winners are Marie Scott, Jen Ahwesh, Sammie Voss, Greg Hince, Laurie Robbins, Maria Treacy, Holly Flint, Pamela Downing, Lewis Huffman and Jennifer Jennings.

For more information about the contest, go to

About Practical Horseman
True to its name, Practical Horseman magazine provides hands-on, instructive articles on riding and training, horse care and competition for riders of all English disciplines. Clearly written, skillfully photographed step-by-step articles bring the expertise of top riders and trainers to the magazine’s goal-oriented readers. Profiles and features create a sense of community, from top professionals to dedicated amateurs. Valuable information also can be found on its web site and its social-media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

About EQUUS Magazine
Established in 1977, EQUUS magazine, published by the Active Interest Media (AIM) Equine Network, is a monthly publication based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Although focused primarily on horse health, care and training, EQUUS explores a broad range of topics related to horses and horse sports, including in-depth articles about the causes of racetrack breakdowns, the reasons behind recent fatalities in eventing and the fight to end the practice of soring at Tennessee Walking Horse shows.

About The Equine Network
The Equine Network provides, creates and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network is the publisher of award-winning magazines Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin To Win Rodeo, American Cowboy and Practical Horseman. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance for equestrians through USRider, and is home to several websites, including:,,,,, and
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Active Interest Media Equine Network
Lindsay Porter
717-303-3790 Ext. 1006

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