Historic First for the Journal

Anne Prince is the first guest editor for The American Quarter Horse Journal.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Journal Guest Editor Anne Prince wields a camera at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. Look in the October 2016 Journal to see Anne's influence.

Anne Prince takes over the Journal camera at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. (Journal photo)

For the first time in AQHA history, a guest editor is taking the reins of The American Quarter Horse Journal.

When we first started kicking around the idea of having a guest editor – note that we weren’t kicking the guest editor around – we knew we needed someone who is knowledgeable about the horse industry, with a solid grasp of the wide variety of disciplines our horses can do. We wanted our editor to help us hone in on articles that our readers would really be interested in, who would help us in our continuing quest to educate.

One name kept popping to the top of our list – Anne Prince of Palmetto, Florida, a breeder and exhibitor.

We called Anne with a little trepidation. If she wasn’t interested in helping us craft our content, maybe we should rethink the idea.

But she said yes. And then she said yes some more. And then she said yes to a whole lot of different things.

Anne was involved in every aspect of the October 2016 Journal.

We asked her to select ideas that we would turn into articles, and she not only came up with excellent ideas, she came up with the names of experts we should talk to about those topics. When she stopped by the Journal office at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show to proof an article, we said, “Hey, would you want to take some pictures for us?”

And she did.

When she stopped by the Journal office during the Adequan® Select World Championship Show to proof another article, we said, “Hey, would you want to conduct some interviews for us?”

And she did – taking the microphone for several Journal Winning Run videos.

When she proofed articles, Anne questioned us, forcing us to dig deeper for answers.

I hope when readers open the October Journal, they will think, “Anne helped build this, and she cares about me and my horsemanship.”

Because she does.

We think our experiment was a success. Check it out and let us know how what you think.

See you down the road,

Larri Jo Starkey
Senior Editor
The American Quarter Horse Journal