Suzy Lucine re­ceives writ­ing honor

The Southern Berks News - - LOCAL NEWS -

With more than 35 years of ex­pe­ri­ence as a writer, photographer, editor and video pro­ducer in the equine in­dus­try, Suzy Lucine of Read­ing, Penn­syl­va­nia, 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 Suzy. “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, Suzy was in­ducted into the Women in Our In­dus­try Honor Roll with The Mor­gan Horse mag­a­zine. The fol­low­ing year, Suzy 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.

Suzy 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. Suzy is a 1977 grad­u­ate of Kutz­town Univer­sity.

As a free­lance writer, Suzy 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. Suzy also vol­un­teered as the Youth Di­rec­tor of the Mid-Atlantic Mor­gan Horse Club and was a long­time mem­ber of the Mid-A Mor­gan Horse Show Com­mit­tee.

Suzy 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, Suzy 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,” Suzy 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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