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Writers Guidelines

The Chronicle of the Horse, founded in 1937, is a national weekly magazine with approximately 16,000 subscribers. The magazine focuses primarily on dressage, hunters and jumpers, eventing, foxhunting and steeplechase racing.

In addition to reporting news about these disciplines, we feature articles on horse care and profiles of prominent horse people. We also occasionally accept humor, human interest and historical articles. No poetry, please, and no clinic reports.

Eighty percent of our editorial material comes from freelance writers. We review submissions for acceptance or rejection within four to eight weeks of receipt. We pay for feature articles the month following acceptance; for news articles the month following publication.

Articles appear in the magazine and/or on the website.
Stories may be sent to:

Types of Material
Publisher assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts and photographs.

Precise publication dates of accepted articles cannot be predetermined.

NEWS STORIES - Before covering any competition, clear the assignment with us.
Approx. 1,500 words. $165-$220.
News Guidelines

FEATURE ARTICLES - We advise sending a query letter.
Approx. 1,500-2,500 words. $150-$250.
Feature and Profile Guidelines

PHOTOS - Color, print or digital. 3 1/2" x 5" minimum print size. 300 dpi minimum resolution for digital images. ALL SUBJECTS MUST BE IDENTIFIED. $30 - $50 for each photo published.
Photographer's Guidelines

RESULTS - Most results must be received within two weeks of the show's closing date. Refer to the Guidelines for Results for complete instructions.

PRESS RELEASES - Press releases may be published on our website at the discretion of the editorial staff. All published press releases may be edited for style. Please email to

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - The Chronicle will accept letters that refer to a previously published article, photograph or letter. Letters must include a name, address and signature, and may be edited for publication. Mail to: Editor, PO Box 46, Middleburg, VA 20118 or email to