into August: Saratoga Packs Cultural Clout for Horse Lovers
COVER Feature August
2012 Desert Mirage Magazine
The mark of true fame is
instant recognition by a single name. Madonna. Ali. Guerlain. Each August, in an idyllic corner of
upstate New York, fashion, sports and celebrity merge into one equally-fabulous appellation: Saratoga...
2013 AHP Awards nominee for Best Feature, Single Article pg. 15
|Saratoga Springs, NY - LA Pomeroy Photo
For the Love of the Horse:
Meet WIHS Executive Director, Bridget Love Meehan
COVER STORY August 2012 Elite Equestrian magazine
sometimes think that the many roles I’ve had in my professional life all were leading me to here,” says Bridget
Love Meehan, executive director since April 2011 of the country’s leading metropolitan indoor equestrian event, the
Washington International Horse Show (WIHS).
"We were a little surprised at the incredible response to our first live stream.
Our webcast was accessed more than 130,000 times by fans in 56 countries. It did an incredible job adding value for sponsors
and visibility for the show,” she said. Another sweet treat, for the Gambler’s Choice Costume Class, was
a joker fence of edible Georgetown Cupcakes, and coverage of the over fences action by TLC’s reality show, DC Cupcakes. Meehan came to WIHS from Discovery Communications,
the world's number one nonfiction media company, where she was director of strategic planning and communications, and responsible
for development and execution of marketing solutions and brand-building opportunities for the domestic distribution market...
|COVER STORY: WIHS Director Bridget Love Meehan, August 2012 Elite Equestrian magazine
What's Meehan's favorite cupcake flavor? Find the complete and candid interview here
War Horse on Broadway
Published Fall 2011 in Horses
in Art magazine
not every day – even for New York City – that young men run through Lincoln Center snorting like horses.
But it’s not every day that a play like War Horse comes to the stage, opening March 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York before galloping
cross-country to the Curran Theater, August 1-26, in San Francisco.
Originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, it was
presented on Broadway by Lincoln Center Theater and Bob Boyett, and grossed roughly $900,000/week during its stay in the Big
Apple, a particularly uncommon achievement for a non-musical with a relatively unknown cast. The British
children’s novel, by Michael Morpurgo, about Joey, a horse conscripted into World War I, and Albert, the courageous
young owner who navigates the French trenches to find him, swept 2011 Tony awards for Best Play (adapted by Nick Stafford),
Best Direction (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design (Rae Smith), Best Lighting (Paule Constable), Best Sound
(Christopher Shutt) and a Special Tony Award to Handspring Puppet Company. The young man snorting across Lincoln Center
before the start of Saturday’s matinee I would soon discover was among the puppeteers who breathe life into each 18-hand
or higher equine character...
|War Horse debuted at Lincoln Center NYC in June 2011
Learn how Handspring Puppets breathed life into Michael Morpurgo's equine characters in the Fall 2011 issue of Horses in Art
"I loved your
review of War Horse, particularly the opening! Nice!"
Ann Jamieson, author, For the Love of the
Fancy This: Historic Inspiration
for Fascinating Hats
Published April 2012 Desert Mirage magazine
“If you don’t wear
a hat to the Kentucky Derby you’ll feel like the woman who wears jeans to a little black dress party.” ~
Sheila Nobles, official millinery designer, Kentucky Derby Museum
Ever since Aristides won the inaugural Kentucky Derby in 1875, the first Saturday
in May has signaled the equivalent of Fashion Week for high style hat lovers. And woe to those sans a chapeau:
wearing one is also believed to add luck at the betting window...
|Dior hat, Bard College NYC Exhibition
Read more about fascinators and 'heady' styles here