Nominations Sought for the 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award

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Do you know an individual or organization whose work has had a positive impact on the horse industry? Now is the time to nominate them for the American Horse Publications (AHP) 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award.

Nominees can include those who have contributed to a single outstanding achievement or those who have made an ongoing contribution to the equine industry. They do not have to be an individual or organization from within the horse world, but their work needs to, in the words of AHP, “have created paradigm shifts in the perception of the industry.”

Through their achievements, nominees should show the following qualities.

  1. The vision and innovation of a true pioneer.
  2. Leadership, commitment, dedication and willingness to serve.
  3. Original and effective ideas and/or products, services, programs.
  4. High moral, ethical and professional standards.

If you know an individual or organization who deserves this honor, read the guidelines here, then fill out the nomination form here.

The deadline for nominations is February 6. Four finalists will be selected by the Equine Industry Vision Nomination Committee, and the American Horse Publications Board of Directors, along with a representative of award sponsor Zoetis, will make the final selection. The winner will be notified in April and be publicly announced at the AHP Seminar in June.

Recent past winners of the Equine Industry Vision Award include NRHA commissioner Gary Carpenter, Equine Guelph Director Gayle Ecker, therapeutic riding organization PATH, Intl, and the Equine Land Conservation Resource.

Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, KY.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.


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