USA Equestrian presented the winners of the ninth annual Media Awards, to Phelps/Hathaway Enterprises and HorsesDaily®.com as the recipient of The Internet Media Award.
"I am thrilled and proud of this honor," said president and CEO Mary Phelps-Hathaway, "which would not have been possible if not for the dedication and passion for the work involved by those who are a part of our operation." Phelps-Hathaway is a long time member of The International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, and The American Horse Publications, who has covered International and National events since 1980.
Established in 1997, HorsesDaily®.com features news, photos, rider biographies, "On the Scene" event coverage, and information on a variety of equestrian disciplines, as well as providing a portal for links and press releases to other sources of important and newsworthy websites. Together with its associate site, DressageDaily.com (AOL's "editor's pick" for keyword Dressage), they have a consistent daily traffic averaging 4,000 pages viewed daily, of "timely news with timeless information".
HorsesDaily®.com is a privately held company owned and operated by Phelps-Hathaway Enterprises Inc, Deleon Springs, Florida, a partnership shared with her husband James Jay Hathaway.
"Our Euro-partner Astrid Appels from Belgium, of eurodressage.com is an important and integral part of our success. In addition we would also like to acknowledge the contributions of our writers, which include Diana DeRosa, Amber Heintzberger, Leah Trunzo, and Mary Hilton."
Exciting plans for 2002, which will feature "On the Scene" coverage of the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain and the selection trials leading up to the event.
Established in 1993 as part of the "Making Strides for Equestrian Sports" campaign, the USA Equestrian Media Awards are designed to acknowledge and encourage outstanding efforts by the media to promote understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports in the United States. The winners were formally presented with their awards at the 2002 USA Equestrian Annual Meeting, Hilton Charlotte & Towers, Charlotte, NC, January 11, 2002, at The Pegasus Dinner, recognizing exemplary efforts to promote understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports.
Winners of the 2001 USA Equestrian Media Awards are: