The Plaid Horse is thrilled to congratulate Show Jumping Content Manager and Plaidcast Co-Host, Catie Staszak, on winning the inaugural American Horse Publication Equine Media NextGen Award alongside fellow recipient, Tori Repole.
Catie is the CEO of Catie Staszak Media, Inc. and the color commentator and journalist for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League. Catie completed her third full season on the NAL in 2020 and has announced at showjumping events across the globe. In 2018, she moderated at the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in 2019, she was named a Chief Liaison Officer for Olympic Broadcasting Services at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Catie began doing editorial work for The Plaid Horse in early 2020 before growing her role as Show Jumping Content Manager and Co-Host of the Plaidcast in 2021. She also continues to grow her Catie Staszak Media, Inc., a boutique media agency with a focus on storytelling and impactful content, and always works to educate and increase the exposure of equestrian sports.
AHP explains more about this recognition:
“American Horse Publications created the AHP Equine Media NextGen Award to recognize up-and-coming working equine media professionals who have made a significant impact in advancing equine media while upholding journalistic excellence, integrity, and trust in a competitive communications world.
“This distinguished award is a unique opportunity to publicly recognize young equine media professionals whose commitment, dedication, and service have made their careers shine above the rest.
“AHP Equine Media NextGen Award recipients were selected by a committee of media professional experts who reviewed and evaluated the nominations. While nominees are not required to be AHP members, the lead nominator of the individual must be an AHP member or employee of an AHP member. Nominees must be between the ages of 25 and 35 years old and reside in the U.S. or Canada.”