Lexington, Kentucky. April 6, 2019 – McCauley’s, Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 McCauley’s Alltech ‘A+’ Awards for outstanding coverage of international equestrian sport. The A+ Journalism Awards were established in 2010 by Alltech, in collaboration with the IAEJ, to reward creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism.
Winners of the 2018 McCauley’s Alltech A+ Awards
Article: Sébastien Roullier, Asnières-sur-Seine, FRANCE. “Special Dossier FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018: Endurance” published in GRANDPRIX magazine, October 2018 issue.
Broadcast: Jenni Autry, Kennett Square, PA U.S.A. “WEG 2018: Sam Tells All” podcast interview with Sam Watson on EventingPodcast.com. September 25, 2018.
Photo: Łukasz Kowalski, Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND. “If you can’t beat it, enjoy it!” photo of a dressage rider smiling with outstretched hand in the rain published on Eurodressage.com on June 16, 2018.
Each of the winners receives a McCauley’s Alltech “A+” Award trophy and a $500 (U.S.) prize.
This year’s judging yielded very, very close runner-up entries in all three categories. Honorable Mentions are thereby awarded to:
Article: Mollie Bailey, Middleburg, VA U.S.A. “# Me Too: The Story of A Trainer, A Trophy And an All-Too-Common Betrayal” published in The Chronicle of the Horse, April 2018.
Broadcast: Jan Tönjes, Hamburg, GERMANY. Podcast of Isabell Werth’s winning dressage ride on Bella Rose at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 published on St.Georg.de and SoundCloud.com on September 14, 2018.
Photography: Shannon Brinkman, New Orleans, LA U.S.A. Adrienne Sternlicht and Cristalline at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, published on Noelle Floyd.com on December 26, 2018.
The International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists sincerely thanks the Lyons family and the staff at McCauley’s and Alltech for their generous support of equestrian sports, equestrian journalism and the IAEJ over the past nine years.
Heartfelt thanks also to our judges for the 2018-19 McCauley’s Alltech A+ Awards: Frank Kemperman, Chairman of the Managing Board CHIO Aachen and of the FEI Dressage Committee; Peter Llewellyn, renowned sports and nature photographer and Photo Services Manager 2015 Pan American Games; and Alan Smith, The Daily Telegraph’s Equestrian Correspondent for 48 years.
Jenni Autry is a repeat winner of this award having won last year in the Broadcast Category. Sébastien Roullier is also a repeat winner having won in 2014 in the Article Category. Lukasz is a first time winner and the Awards’ first winner from Poland.
“Because of the talent and tireless dedication of journalists such as Sébastien, Jenni and Lukasz, the world can continue to bear witness to the power and passion of horse sport,” said Susanna Elliott, head of communications of Alltech. “It is a privilege for us to honor them.”
“The IAEJ is extremely grateful to Alltech and McCauley’s for their recognition of the media and its contribution to equestrian sport,” said Pamela Young, IAEJ president.