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What makes an AHP Champion?
 Dedication
 Service
 A passion for publishing
 A sense of humor
The 2013 honorees
have th...
Barrie Reightler
2001-2002 AHP President
Frank Lessiter
2002-2003 AHP President
Doug Hayes
2003-2004 AHP President
Who is Barrie Reightler?
Barrie is the Director of Publications for the Maryland
Thoroughbred Breeders Association. She ha...
Her AHP Legacy
Barrie became the 2001-2002 AHP
President after her tenure on the
Board of Directors that began in
1996. Ne...
What she is best known for:
Barrie has a quiet way of getting the job done - no
matter what the job is—without a lot of fa...
Here are just a few:
Her most
memorable
AHP photo…
Barrie riding aboard a
Paint horse during a
cattle roundup at the
Vail, Colorado seminar
in ...
Barrie loves fox hunting
and photography. Her
daughter, Betsy, was an
AHP kid, attending many
seminars with her mom.
What ...
Who is Frank Lessiter?
Frank has worked nearly 50 years as an
agricultural journalist and has been editor
and publisher of...
His AHP Legacy
A member of several publishing associations, Frank is most
proud to have served as both a director and the ...
What he is best
known for…
Frank loves family and he’s got a
really big one. He and his wife,
Pam, have four children and ...
What you might not
know about Frank…
He’s an avid reader of magazines,
newspapers, and books. Over the
years, Frank has re...
Who is Doug Hayes?
Doug Hayes is Director of Business
Development for the American Quarter
Horse Association in Amarillo, ...
His AHP Legacy
Doug has been involved in AHP for almost
25 years. He joined the AHP board of
directors in 1997 and served ...
What he is best known for…
Doug is known as a “good hand.” He’s dependable, willing
to do almost anything asked of him, an...
We have the proof!
What you might not know
about Doug…
He loves heading and heeling, making furniture
and being a grandfather. He is also a r...
It’s my privilege and honor to
present the 2013 AHP Champion
award to three individuals who
have not only been true
suppor...
Barrie Reightler (The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred)
Frank Lessiter (American Farriers Journal)
Doug Hayes (The American Quart...
Lua Oas Southard (EquiSource)
Stacy V. Bearse (Blood-Horse Publications)
Robert Banner (The Chronicle of the Horse)
Kathy ...
Walt Wiggins (Quarter Racing World)
Erbert Eades (The Blood-Horse)
Don Price (Michigan Harness Horseman)
Les Ford (The Har...
Stanley F. Bergstein (Hoof Beats)
Bob Gray (Horseman)
Audie Rackley (The Quarter Horse Journal)
Tony Chamblin (The Horseme...
Arnold Kirkpatrick (Thoroughbred Record)
Lucille Shuler (Arabian Horse World)
Melvin Peavey (Horse World)
Don Valliere (Tu...
2013 American Horse Publications Champion Award Presentation
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2013 American Horse Publications Champion Award Presentation

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The 2013 AHP Champion Award was presented to Barrie Reightler, Doug Hayes and Frank Lessiter on June 22, 2013 at the AHP Meet at the Peak Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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2013 American Horse Publications Champion Award Presentation

  1. 1. What makes an AHP Champion?  Dedication  Service  A passion for publishing  A sense of humor The 2013 honorees have them all.
  2. 2. Barrie Reightler 2001-2002 AHP President
  3. 3. Frank Lessiter 2002-2003 AHP President
  4. 4. Doug Hayes 2003-2004 AHP President
  5. 5. Who is Barrie Reightler? Barrie is the Director of Publications for the Maryland Thoroughbred Breeders Association. She has been through the life and death of The Maryland Horse and the creation and success of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred.
  6. 6. Her AHP Legacy Barrie became the 2001-2002 AHP President after her tenure on the Board of Directors that began in 1996. Next year will mark her 30th year as an AHP member. She was awarded the Chris Brune Spirit Award in 2004 for her willingness to serve the association through her creative talents as an award-winning designer.
  7. 7. What she is best known for: Barrie has a quiet way of getting the job done - no matter what the job is—without a lot of fanfare. While many of you may not know Barrie well, you do know the numerous logos she has created for AHP seminars and association awards.
  8. 8. Here are just a few:
  9. 9. Her most memorable AHP photo… Barrie riding aboard a Paint horse during a cattle roundup at the Vail, Colorado seminar in 1997.
  10. 10. Barrie loves fox hunting and photography. Her daughter, Betsy, was an AHP kid, attending many seminars with her mom. What you might not know about Barrie…
  11. 11. Who is Frank Lessiter? Frank has worked nearly 50 years as an agricultural journalist and has been editor and publisher of American Farriers Journal for nearly 25 years. The family’s 32-year-old Lessiter Publications business has 35 employees and produces nine publications, two annual international conferences, books, DVDs, special management reports, numerous e-mail newsletters and seven web sites.
  12. 12. His AHP Legacy A member of several publishing associations, Frank is most proud to have served as both a director and the 2002-2003 AHP President. He was the innovator and first moderator of the 45 Ideas panel that AHP continues to hold every year at its seminars.
  13. 13. What he is best known for… Frank loves family and he’s got a really big one. He and his wife, Pam, have four children and 14 grandchildren. He also has a great sense of humor as these next photos will show.
  14. 14. What you might not know about Frank… He’s an avid reader of magazines, newspapers, and books. Over the years, Frank has received numerous awards for outstanding editorial and photography work including the prestigious Stephen Barr Award for a series of articles on horse abuse that appeared in American Farriers Journal.
  15. 15. Who is Doug Hayes? Doug Hayes is Director of Business Development for the American Quarter Horse Association in Amarillo, Texas. Doug grew up on a Kansas farm and has owned horses all his life. He and his wife, Tadhi, have three children—Ben, Casey, and Emma Kate—and one grandchild.
  16. 16. His AHP Legacy Doug has been involved in AHP for almost 25 years. He joined the AHP board of directors in 1997 and served as its 2003- 2004 President. In 2011, he was awarded the Chris Brune Spirit Award for his willingness to give his all to AHP.
  17. 17. What he is best known for… Doug is known as a “good hand.” He’s dependable, willing to do almost anything asked of him, and would come to your aid in a heartbeat. And he can sing. He has been Willie Nelson, James Taylor, and now lead singer for the Village People. He would sing anything for AHP.
  18. 18. We have the proof!
  19. 19. What you might not know about Doug… He loves heading and heeling, making furniture and being a grandfather. He is also a rabid Kansas State University football and basketball fan.
  20. 20. It’s my privilege and honor to present the 2013 AHP Champion award to three individuals who have not only been true supporters of AHP, but also longtime friends.
  21. 21. Barrie Reightler (The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred) Frank Lessiter (American Farriers Journal) Doug Hayes (The American Quarter Horse Journal)
  22. 22. Lua Oas Southard (EquiSource) Stacy V. Bearse (Blood-Horse Publications) Robert Banner (The Chronicle of the Horse) Kathy Mezick (Horsemen’s Corral) Jim Jennings (The Quarter Horse Journal) Susan Harding (Fleet Street Publishing) Darrell Dodds (Paint Horse Journal)
  23. 23. Walt Wiggins (Quarter Racing World) Erbert Eades (The Blood-Horse) Don Price (Michigan Harness Horseman) Les Ford (The Harness Horse) Thom Mezick (Horsemen’s Corral) Peter Winants (The Chronicle of the Horse) Tracy Gantz (The Thoroughbred of California) Chris Brune (Eastern/Western Quarter Horse Journal) Bill Shepard (Paint Horse Journal) Nancy Lee Comer (The Chronicle of the Horse) Karl Little (Cutting Horse Chatter) Jennifer Forsberg Meyer (California Horse Review)
  24. 24. Stanley F. Bergstein (Hoof Beats) Bob Gray (Horseman) Audie Rackley (The Quarter Horse Journal) Tony Chamblin (The Horsemen’s Journal) Ruth Brown (Eastern/Western Quarter Horse Journal)
  25. 25. Arnold Kirkpatrick (Thoroughbred Record) Lucille Shuler (Arabian Horse World) Melvin Peavey (Horse World) Don Valliere (Turf & Sport Digest) Alexander Mackay-Smith (The Chronicle of the Horse) Snowden Carter (Maryland Horse)

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