There are myriad of Facebook Groups for people to share their common interests and express their opinion.  I’m a member of a few for women horseback riders 50 years old and older where members share their photos, talk frustrations, fears, and triumphs.

When I pitched the idea for an article about ‘women riders of a certain age’ to Stephanie Ruff, editor of the Arabian Horse Life magazine, I wagered some women were not only Arabian horse owners but were also AHA members willing to share their group experiences. I was right. After getting permission from each group administrator, I posted my article idea and met my article interviewees.

At the deadline, I delivered the fact-checked, 1500-word copy, along with several hi-res images provided by interviewees each with the needed release forms, and photo credit text.

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Determined Women AHL 2018 issue 5






The award-winning Arabian Horse Life magazine is the official magazine of the Arabian Horse Association; a bi-monthly publication about Arabian horses and the people who love them.

Arabian Horse Life has stories, infographics, editorial and features about:

  • People who express their love for the breed in all ways
  • Feature products utilized in AHA member barns and facilities
  • Training tips for hands-on amateurs
  • Profiles of individuals who are moving the breed forward
  • Inspiring horses and their stories
  • Highlights from AHA national shows and rides
  • AHA programs rewarding and recognizing member involvement
  • AHA highlights and open events that show off the diversity of the Arabian breed
  • Stories of the romantic and fascinating history of the Arabian breed…and much more!

All 16,500+ AHA members receive the print issue of the magazine free as part of a paid AHA membership. The magazine is also available for non-members for a subscription fee of $40/year.