Nominate Your Favorite Veterinarian, Trainer, Farrier or Stable Manager for the 2014 EQUUS Professional Horseman Award

Want to recognize that vet, trainer, farrier or stable manager that goes the extra mile for you and your horse? Let them know just how much you appreciate their hard work by nominating them to be the 2014 EQUUS Professional Horseman and you could win prizes of your own! This contest is brought to you by sponsors Manna Pro, WF Young, Kentucky Performance Products and Freedom Health.

Go to to nominate your favorite veterinarian, trainer, farrier or stable manager. On the entry form, include an essay of 200 words or less explaining how the professional horse person in your life has gone above and beyond to help keep your horse healthy and happy. Essays will be judged on uniqueness and interest.

“Sometimes it feels like just saying ‘thank you’ isn’t enough,” said EQUUS Editor Laurie Prinz. “With this contest we can help horse owners show appreciation to special horse industry professionals in a way that they will always remember.”

The 2014 EQUUS Professional Horseman of the Year will receive a plaque and a Wrangler jacket. The winning essayist will receive a Max E Glo/Calf Manna Cooler from Manna Pro, Corona Detangler and Shine from Manna Pro, Corona Shampoo from Manna Pro, Calm Coat Topical Lotion from Manna Pro, Lexol Quick Wipes (Cleaner) from Manna Pro, Lexol Quick Wipes (Conditioner) from Manna Pro, Aluminum Sports Bottle from Manna Pro, Sho Glo from Manna Pro, Sho Hoof from Manna Pro, Gallon and Quart of Absorbine Veterinary Liniment from WF Young, Gallon and Quart of UltraShield EX from WF Young, Gallon and Quart of ShowSheen Hair Polish & Detangler from WF Young, KPP High Performance Pak – Neigh-Lox Advanced, Joint Armor, Elevate Maintenance Powder, Summer Games Electrolyte and SUCCEED Oral Paste Challenge Pack from Freedom Health.

The contest is now open and will close on Jan. 31, 2014. For more information and to enter, go to

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.

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, Practical Horseman and Horse Journal. 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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