Nominate your Favorite Equine Professional for the 2015 EQUUS Professional Horseman Award

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We all know someone in the horse industry who goes that extra mile to keep our horses healthy, happy and on track. Whether it's a trainer, a farrier, a veterinarian or a stable manager, that professional makes a difference to us and our horses. Now you can show your appreciation for that person (and win some great prizes, too) by nominating him or her for EQUUS' Professional Horseman Award. This year's contest is sponsored by Emerald Valley, Freedom Health and Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.

To nominate your favorite equine pro, visit EQUUSMagazine.com/ProHorseman. On the entry form, include an essay of 200 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 uniqueness and overall appeal of his or her essay.

"In today's busy world, it's more important than ever to recognize the people who work hardest to keep our horses healthy and happy," noted EQUUS Editor Laurie Prinz. "This contest is a special 'thank-you' to those industry professionals who most deserve our appreciation.”

The 2015 EQUUS Professional Horseman of the Year will receive an engraved plaque. The winning essayist will receive prize packages from Emerald Valley, Freedom Health and Kentucky Performance Products, LLC—a total grand-prize package valued at nearly $800: one (1) 44 lb. bag of EquiLife Formula 4 Feet Hoof Supplement from Emerald Valley; (1) case of SUCCEED from Freedom Health; (1) KPP High Performance Pak—Neigh-Lox Advanced, Joint Armor, Elevate Maintenance Powder and Summer Games Electrolyte.

The contest is now open and will run until Jan. 30, 2015. For more information and to enter, go to EQUUSMagazine.com/ProHorseman.

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.

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, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Country’s Best Cabins and more. The company’s five divisions—the Equine Network, Home Group, Healthy Living Group, Marine Group and 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. Each of our divisions also 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.