Member Benefits

AHP is the association to belong to if you want to connect with equine media professionals.  Member benefits can help you to increase awareness and recognition of your equine brand, whether it’s a print or online publication, a professional service, or a business.


AHP Newsgroup

  • Exclusive members only benefit for submitting and receiving timely equine industry news. AHP members are able to submit news releases twice a month for distribution to over 700 AHP members and staff. You will also be the first to receive important equine news from the AHP Newsgroup.
  • All business members receive one additional press release distribution per month for a total of three press releases.

AHP Website

  • Source for members and visitors on equine media and horse industry news
  • AHP website not only offers information to interested horse people, but also special features for AHP members only.

AHP CareerTrack

  • The CareerTrack is an online job bank where AHP members can list help wanted and opportunities sought positions.


AHP Equine Industry Survey

  • 2018 AHP Equine Industry Survey, conducted by American Horse Publications and sponsored by Zoetis, collected over 9,000 usable responses from horse owners who currently own or manage at least one horse, are 18 years of age or older, and live in the United States.The 2018 survey results are available to AHP members only to publish on their own channels. Excerpts from this study must be referenced as “2018 AHP Equine Industry Survey sponsored by Zoetis.”
  • 2018 AHP Equine Industry Survey results are available to all members on request.

AHP Equine Media Conference

  • Members can attend one of the most affordable conferences available in the publishing industry. The AHP Equine Media Conference is highly motivating and provides positive learning experiences for all levels. The next annual conference is scheduled for Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 30-June 1, 2019. The 2020 Equine Media Conference celebrating AHP’s 50th Anniversary will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on May 28-30, 2020.

AHP Regional Workshop

  • In October 2018, AHP held its first regional workshop in Lexington, Kentucky. These one day workshops will provide professional development and educational programs to members on a regional level.

AHP Student Internship Program

  • The AHP Student Internship Program is for members only to list available internships as well as a source to find equine media student interns. Your listing will be available to the over 400 schools and colleges that have equine, ag, or equine journalism majors.

Educational Resources

  • Members have access to a series of instructional and educational webinars, videos, and presentations on publishing and business topics.

Recognition for excellence

AHP Equine Media Awards

  • The annual AHP Equine Media Awards recognize excellence in over 60 categories in print and online, with each entry receiving a judge’s critique.
  • All members are eligible to submit entries that meet requirements in the appropriate divisions (Publishing Media or Business).

Network with equine media

AHP Online Membership Directory

  • Members only have access to a handy reference that lists contact information. If you are looking for a professional service, publishing media, or a business associated with the equine industry, this online directory is your # 1 source.

AHP Equine Media Conference

  • The AHP Equine Media Conference is the perfect place to network with your peers and meet equine publishing and business leaders. Friendships and associations are made here that will benefit members on many levels. Don’t miss the 2019 AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 30 to June 1, 2019.  The 2020 Equine Media Conference celebrating AHP’s 50th Anniversary will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on May 28-30, 2020.

AHP Regional Gatherings

  • Throughout the year, AHP Gatherings are held across the country at major events or local establishments. Publishing media, businesses or freelancers benefit from these informal regional meet and greets to network and connect with your tribe on a regional basis.