Say it ain’t so! Horse Illustrated magazine is going from a 12x a year format to a 10x a year format. This comes after I featured their October issue in a recent post at https://thebackyardhorseblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/read-horse-illustrated-lately/. I mentioned in that post that HI was still one of the few horse magazines that published monthly. Well sadly no more!
Granted, that is still better than Equus, Horse and Rider and Practical Horseman. All three of them went from a 12x a year format to a quarterly format. Even more surprising to me was seeing Dressage Today, another 12x a year magazine, disappear completely as a stand-alone entity. It was instead absorbed by Practical Horseman.
Anyhow, I suppose I should be grateful that Horse Illustrated will mostly still be published monthly. The publishing schedule will now be January/February, then monthly from March through October and finishing the year with a November/December issue.
Despite my disappointment over the publishing schedule changes, I still love sitting down to relax with a stack of my favorite horse magazines. I also still love entering contests. If you are a USA resident, here are ones you might want to enter.
The company Weatherbeeta is celebrating their 40th anniversary by giving away prize packs of blankets! Enter at https://www.weatherbeeta.com/weatherbeeta-competition by November 10th, 2020 for your chance to win.
The University of Kentucky is asking owners of horses 15 years and older to fill out a survey as part of a research project. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win feed/treats. Learn more about the research and the link to enter at https://news.ca.uky.edu/article/uk-gluck-equine-research-center-launches-national-survey-horses-aged-15-years-and-older. Survey closes November 20th, 2020.
Enter the Mannapro Inspiring Moments photo contest for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card, horse treats and more at https://www.mannapro.com/promotions/inspiring-moments. All entrants will receive coupons for up to $15 worth of Mannapro products. Contest ends November 30th, 2020.
Equus Magazine is sponsoring a contest for a 501(c)3 horse rescue to win a Horizon Barn Structure and other prizes! See details and the link to enter at https://equusmagazine.com/page/barnfest-2020. While the rescue would win the two-stall barn and more, the person who nominates the winning rescue also wins a prize pack of horse items! Deadline for entry is November 30th, 2020.
Horse Illustrated is sponsoring a contest to write about your favorite veterinarian. Link to enter is at http://www.horseillustrated.com/best-vet with an entry deadline of December 15th, 2020. Sounds like a nice way to give your veterinarian some recognition while also entering yourself to win a two-year subscription to Horse Illustrated!