|image courtesy Reagan Library
President Reagan and the Original Rhinestone Cowboy
April/May 2012 Desert Mirage magazine
American Horse Publications Awards nominee, Personality Profile, Single Article
He was the Halston of Honky-Tonk,
the Bill Blass of Bluegrass, and the original Rhinestone Cowboy, and for more than half a century, the shimmering suits designed
by Russian-born rodeo tailor “Nudie” Cohn were synonymous with the bold, free spirit of the iconic American cowboy...
Born Nuta Kotlyarenk in 1902 Kiev, “Nudie” Cohn was sent to America at age 11 by his parents to escape
the violence of Czarist Russia. He devoted his life to design, sewing strippers’ G-strings in a California
garage before becoming the first tailor to set rhinestones on clothing, launching a glittering, all-American style that remains
unmatched to this day. “From Western shirts to fancier Western shirts to Nudie suits is just a three-step program,”
says modern songwriter, Ben Harper. “One you get on, you’re bit. Western
moved from cowboy boots and shirts to what became the Nudie Cohn style.”
Read how Nudie Cohn came to tailor for Arabian horseman and U.S. President, Ronald Reagan
Farm: Where Dreams Come True
2010 American Horse Publications Editoral & Graphics Award for best
Freelance Equine Journalism (print or online)
Published Spring 2010 in Modern Arabian Horse magazine
The Arabian horse shared the tent of its Bedouin
owner, shared the workload of its family, and at night, one might imagine its warm belly and gentle heart serving its human
partners as both pillow and confidant. Centuries of selective breeding went into crafting a horse whose
beauty is matched only by its empathy to the needs of others. Today, under cancer warrior Tracy Kujawa’s broad tent of goodwill at Angel Heart Farm, in Lexington, Kentucky,
Arabian horses continue to share their power to heal and help...
|AHF Chester and Karen www.angelheartfarm.net
Writer's story helps farm earn $5,000 grant
See the AHA archives for the complete story
"In an article on
this topic, the writer must walk the fine line between heart-tugging and maudlin. This story struck the perfect balance.
Strong lead, good supporting quotes. A worthy winner." ~ American Horse Publications Awards 2010 judges'
Everyone's Favorite Bronco
COVER STORY December 2012 Modern
Arabian Horse magazine
2013 American Horse Publications Awards feature
In bronc riding, eight seconds is about as long as a relationship
is expected to last...
Not so at Sports Authority Field at Mile High,
home to the National Football League’s Denver Broncos, where Colorado’s relationship with its equine mascot, Sharon
Magness Blake’s Thunder, and rider/trainer, Annie Judge-Wegener, has lasted over 20 years, hallmarked by record-making
consecutive (’98, ’99) Super Bowl championships, and two generations of iconic, charismatic Arabian horses...
Read the complete story in the December 2012 issue of Modern Arabian