Dec. 21, 2005 — Competing against stacks of submissions from across the country, the best samples of equine and equestrian coverage have risen to the top and will be honored by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) in the 2005 Pegasus Awards for Media (formerly the USEF Awards for Media Excellence).
The winning entry in each of the individual categories will go on to compete for the Daniel P. Lenehan Trophy, a capstone award celebrating outstanding achievement in media excellence. All awards will be formally presented on January 12 at the Keynote Address Luncheon of the 2006 USEF Annual Meeting.
The winners of the 2005 Pegasus Awards for Media are as follows:
Publication of the Year: Winner – EQUUS, edited by Laurie Prinz and published by PRIMEDIA Equine Network. Honorable Mention – Horse Illustrated, edited by Moira C. Harris and published by BowTie, Inc.
Specialized Publication of the Year: Winner – The American Quarter Horse Journal, edited by Jim Bret Campbell and published by The American Quarter Horse Association. Honorable Mention: TIE – Dressage Today, edited by Patricia Lasko and published by PRIMEDIA Equine Network. Honorable Mention: TIE – Discover Horses at the Kentucky Horse Park, edited by Cathy Laws and published by PRIMEDIA Equine Network.
Single News Article: Winner – “Eighteen-Year-Old on $700 Horse Beats the Greats at Old Dominion,” by Suzanne L. Bush and published by Pennsylvania Equestrian. Honorable Mention – “Wild Things,” by Kim F. Miller and published by Monarch International’s Show Circuit.
Single Feature Article: Winner – “Weighing In,” by Cindy Hale and published by Horse Illustrated. Honorable Mention – “The PMU Horse Dilemma,” by Patricia Lasko and published by Dressage Today.
Website: Winner – EquiSearch.com, edited and managed by Kate Lindon, Cathy Laws and Linda Macklin and published by PRIMEDIA Equine Network. Honorable Mention – TheHorse.com, edited and managed by Kim Herbert and published by The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care.
Television Broadcast: Winner – “Saving Wild Horses,” by Lester Holt, Carl Filoreto, Michael Simon, Robert Meyer, Stephen Dalton, Andrew Levinson and Lydia Robertson, and aired on the NBC Today Show. Honorable Mention – “The Hamptons: A Summer Classic,” produced by Stephanie Cassell and Franca Braatz, and aired on WCBS-TV.
Audio Broadcast: Winner – “Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event,” by Rick Lamb and aired on The Horse Show with Rick Lamb. Honorable Mention – None designated.
News Photography: Winner – “Jet Stream Jets Over the High Schooling Jumper Course,” by Shawn McMillen and published by Horse News. Honorable Mention – “Reining Unicorn,” by Ruth Lake and published by Riding Magazine and www.winecountrydressage.org.
Feature Photography: Winner – “The Competitor,” by Steve Hillebrand and published by Horse Talk. Honorable Mention – “Western Water Crossing,” by Sharon P. Fibelkorn and published by Horse Illustrated.