Winner in EQUUS Magazine’s 'Best Friends' Photo Contest Announced

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Our readers have spoken, and Beverly Davidson of Vanzant, Missouri, has been named the grand-prize winner in EQUUS Magazine's 2014 "Best Friends" Photo Contest.

Created to celebrate the special relationship between horses and dogs, the contest invited readers to share original photos and essays describing the bond between their equine and canine "best friends."

Vanzant's entry captured the good-natured mischief of a dog named Buster engages in with her horses. In her words, "Buster thinks that the horses are here for him to play tag with. He likes for them to chase him through the pasture. If they do not chase him, Buster will jump up behind one of them and hang from its tail until it will turn to chase him, and off they go!" Vanzant’s submission, one of 155 unique entries, received the greatest number of votes from readers.

As the grand-prize winner, Davidson will receive a package from Blue Seal, Doc’s Products, HorseTech and Merck Animal Health valued at more than $600. Prizes include toys, health products, feed bowls, treats, polo shirts, hats and gloves.

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 equestrian 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.