Great Horsemen Are Anything But Ordinary

Nominate your Favorite Equine Professional for the 2016 EQUUS Professional Horseman Award

Gaithersburg, MD, January 07, 2016 --( Show your appreciation for that special trainer, farrier, veterinarian or stable manager (and win some great prizes, too) by nominating him or her for 2016 EQUUS Professional Horseman of the Year.

To nominate your favorite equine pro, visit On the entry form, include an essay of 150 words or less explaining how this person has gone above and beyond to help you and your horse. The winner will be selected by the EQUUS editorial team based on the situation described and overall appeal the essay.

"With this contest, we help our readers show their appreciation to those special veterinarians, farriers and other professionals who play such a vital role in keeping our horses healthy and happy,” says EQUUS editor Laurie Prinz.

The 2016 EQUUS Professional Horseman of the Year will be announced in a spring issue of EQUUS and the winner will receive an engraved achievement plaque along with a prize package from sponsors HorseTech, Freedom Health, Merial, Schweizer- Effax and SSG valued at over $730. The winning essayist will also receive a prize package from these sponsors valued at over $730.

The contest is now open and will run until February 1, 2016. For more information and to enter, go to

About EQUUS Magazine
Established in 1977, EQUUS magazine, published by the Active Interest Media (AIM) Equine Network, is a monthly publication based in Gaithersburg, Md. 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 and the history of horse breeds.

About Active Interest Media
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Spin to Win Rodeo, Practical Horseman, Dressage Today, EQUUS, Horse&Rider, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Country’s Best Cabins and more. The company’s five divisions—the Equine Network, the Home Group, the Healthy Living Group, the Marine Group and the Outdoor Group—reach more than 40 million people in 85 countries. We also operate websites, B2B businesses, a state-of-the-art video unit, and Warren Miller Entertainment, the most successful outdoor film production company in history. In addition, each of our divisions runs consumer and trade events, including the world’s largest boat shows and yoga conferences. Active Interest Media’s customers are smart, engaged and loyal, and they look to our brands for trustworthy information and services that will inspire and enable them to enjoy their passions.
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