With more than 35 years of experience as a writer, photographer, editor and video producer in the equine industry, Suzy Lucine of Reading, Pa., recently received another award in The Morgan Horse Industry Honors 2017. She was the first recipient of the Favorite Writer/Show Reporter award, as voted by her peers in the Morgan horse industry.
“It truly is an honor to be nominated and voted the best by my peers,” said Lucine. “I’ve been so fortunate to work in an industry where we all share the same thing, our love of horses. Every assignment is a new adventure, with the opportunity to get to know someone better or to meet new people. We all share a common interest in horses, but everyone’s background is so different.”
In 2012, Lucine was inducted into the Women in Our Industry Honor Roll with The Morgan Horse magazine. The following year, she was the first recipient of the Mabel Owen Media Award, sponsored by the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA). In 2016, she was inducted into the AMHA Hall of Fame, becoming the first inductee following in the footsteps of both her parents.
Lucine has been promoting the Morgan horse in print for more than 30 years, and served as the Editor of The Morgan Horse, the official breed journal. She is also the former editor of the all-breed publication, the Horsemens Yankee Pedlar; and co-producer of The Morgan Horse Video Review.
As a freelance writer, Lucine specializes in writing profiles, forums, event coverage, and how-to articles. Her work has been published in more than 14 equine publications and two equine web sites. She also works on various social media projects for private horse farms.
She is a former member of several AMHA committees. Lucine also volunteered as the Youth Director of the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Club and was a long-time member of the Mid-A Morgan Horse Show Committee.
Lucine has had a lifelong involvement with Morgans. Along with her parents and sister, she bred, raised and showed Morgans with their Sugarstone prefix. Throughout her junior exhibitor and amateur years, she worked for and showed with several different trainers in the East. In addition to showing her Morgans in the main ring, Lucine also competed in the Large Pony Hunter division and open carriage driving competitions, and fox hunted with her Morgan.
“My life continues to be enriched because of these assignments,” Lucine said. “I look forward to many more years of writing about people and their horses, and taking photographs along the way.”
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