Three Equestrian Journalists to Travel to Normandy Through Alltech Hoof Beats Media Competition
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Maurine Webb of the United States earned the LIFEFORCE Range Equine Health Beat with her article about relevant and notable equine health and nutrition. Webb’s Warmbloods Today article entitled “Nutrigenomics, Enhancing Equine Health for the Modern Sport Horse” discussed how nutrigenomics can be utilized in the equine realm for enhanced horse health, longevity and performance.
Lesley Ward of the United States earned the Celebrate Normandy Beat by demonstrating talent and aptitude in covering a cultural and lifestyle story. Ward’s article published in Horse Illustrated, “Bon Voyage,” informed and inspired her readers to join the excitement of the Games and discover the treasures of Normandy.
Anna Sharpley of Australia was awarded the Gold Medal Equine Athlete Beat for her coverage of an influential figure from one of the eight official disciplines of the Games. Sharpley’s article entitled, “Against All Odds: Danielle Weymark,” published in Horse Deals, explored a young handicapped rider’s determination to represent Australia as a top performing para-dressage rider.
Each journalist will be awarded a $5,000 travel stipend to attend the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy on receipt of media accreditation from the 2014 Normandy Organizing Committee. In addition, the Hoof Beats winners will be recognized during the Games and Alltech will commemorate the Hoof Beats winners’ coverage through a high-end publication printed post-Games.
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