The Horse of Delaware Valley is the oldest and largest equine publication serving the mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia since 1985. We are also proud to add full coverage in the states of New York, Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina & Florida.
The December, 2016 issue was the final print edition, but in February, 2017, the first monthly edition of The Horse Online was published. The Horse Online will follow the format of The Horse of Delaware Valley’s print edition and will feature news stories on showjumping, eventing and dressage as well as breeding and racing news and breaking stories of all equestrian disciplines.
Racing statistics added to The Horse Online, ad prices now listed under "ADVERTISING".
The Horse Online has added new features to its already comprehensive coverage of competitions, breeding and racing,
The latest additions are the the leading trainers, riders, owners and horses at National Steeplechase races.
The Horse also has the capability online, that it didn’t have as a printed edition, of running video of competitions and races. If readers have videos they would like to see on The Horse, put them on YouTube and call editor Sara Cavanagh at 610-793-1964. The Horse will make the final decision of whether to place any videos in its publication.
The Horse Online is being very well read, which means its advertisers are getting wide coverage. Ads have been read as many as 48,330 times. Ad sizes and prices are now listed under advertising at the bottom of the online page. There are a limited number of four 900x600 or 900x400 ads at a cost of $450 and $350 respectively. There are five 900x100 ads available at $200, and sidebar ads at 300x500 or 300x300, are priced at $225 and $125 respectively. All ads are sized in pixels and must be prepaid. Ad make up is available at $45 for the 900px wide ads and $25 for the 300px wide ads.
Meet the team!
Here now are our super knowledgeable, horse loving staff (shown below) who help us grow daily:
SARA CAVANAGH, OWNER AND EDITOR WEST CHESTER, Pa.--Sara Cavanagh competed in equitation, junior hunters and working hunters as a junior, finishing second four times in the Medal and Maclay Finals, to George Morris, Mike Plumb and Wilson Dennehy. After graduating from juniors, she showed in Amateur Owner and Green Hunters, finishing second twice in the national Horse of the Year on Smiling Sal and War Count. When it was thought that women would be allowed to compete for the first time in Three-Day Eventing in the 1960 Rome Olympics, Sara was invited to train with the Three-Day team in Colorado for three months along with Plumb, Dennehy, Billy Haggard, and four others. By the time women finally were allowed to compete in the Olympics in Three-Day Evening, Sara was married with children and concentrating on fox hunting, where she served as whipper-in to the Meadow Brook Hounds for 16 years, showing and raising her children. She was remarried in 1975 to her husband H.L. (Sandy) Schwartz, a life-long newsman, and in 1980, after moving to Pennsylvania, as Schwartz' idea, they started The Horse of Delaware Valley, and Sara has served as Editor from the beginning of the publication. Being to busy to ride, Sara began breeding thoroughbreds for the race track. Her homebreds, living at her farm, broken by her son Frank Steall and trained by Jonathan Sheppard, are Allowance winner Avilord, who won six races, and Dancing Together, who won two races and is now in foal to Redeemed, and an about to be 3-year-old , Ler's Go Danzing, who will race next year. When the cost of printing became prohibitive, Sara took the publication digital. She is thrilled with her staff and the great work they do and appreciative of the many subscribers.
HEATHER MULLEN, MARKETING MANAGER ELVERSON, PA - Heather Mullen is the Marketing Manager for The Horse of Delaware Valley. She is in charge of laying out the publication each month, showcasing the new monthly themes and unique advertisers for our readers to enjoy. She also is in charge of our Facebook account development. Utilizing her artistic gifts she designs ads for our advertisers, as well as, for the publication so many of you will be in contact with her about assistance with your ad designs too. Here she is with her handsome Nokota named Cheveyo, her pride and joy.
DAVID SMITH, CONTENT SUPPORT HOCKESSIN DE--Dave joined The Horse of Delaware Valley team to provide content support. He assists Heather with the montly updates to the website. He also provides troubleshooting, technical support, and technical consulting for the website's CMS.
KRIS SMITH, ADVERTISING ASSISTANT
We remain the oldest and largest Equine Publication in the Mid-Atlantic Region!
(PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, NY, OH, CT, WV, NC & FL )
Our readers between the two age brackets of 17 – 35 yrs old/& 45 – 70 yrs old.
We have an affluent market share of people with an average income of $69,000 - $198,000/yr
- 69% own their own horse.
- 22% lease their horse.
- 48% enjoy showing their horse in local and regional events and love our show coverage!
- 74% also have other animals such as dogs and cats (and goats, chickens, donkeys, etc!)
- 94% are interested in horse AND other animal feed options.
- 39% of readers/riders love trail riding on a regular 2 – 3 x per week basis.
- 56% are expressing an interest in natural pet product lines and personal products for riders.
- 24% are considering barn and/or fencing purchases in the upcoming 6 months.
- 17% are considering Equine Education/training options for themselves or family members.
- 32% make their living in an Equine related field (Hoofcare, Barn Mgt., Training, Veterinary)
HDV’s monthly themed advertising options are of as much interest to our readers as their editorial content.
Our affordable classified and display advertising rates are considered the most cost efficient in the marketplace, and of value to 79% of our readers.
HODV ads are available for just $25 (Classified) to $30 (Marketplace display ads), plus many additional full-color options with direct links right back to advertiser’s website. The connection to advertisers is instantaneous!
Please be sure to check out our NEW DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Section too!