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Stephanie J. Corum Named Editor-In-Chief of Arabian Finish Line May 27, 2014

The following is a copy of a press release sent out last week. I’m very excited for this new adventure but I will continue to work with the horses and blog about it. That part is too much fun to give up!

The Arabian racing industry suffered a significant blow with the unexpected passing of Bobbi Patscheider, longtime editor of Arabian Finish Line and staunch racing supporter. However, earlier this year, she had begun discussions of turning the magazine over to Stephanie J. Corum, and this transition is now occurring. The magazine will change its base of location from Summerfield, FL to Frederick, MD and continue to be a monthly print publication with plans to go digital in the future. Finish Line also publishes an annual Stallion Guide which will be in both print and digital formats.

Corum has been a regular contributor for Arabian Finish Line since 2000 and she has over 25 years of experience in Arabian and thoroughbred racing. She is a familiar, well-respected face in Arabian racing and suited to take the reins of the publication. “While I am very excited for this new challenge I wish it were under different circumstances. I would like Bobbi here to help with the transition, but her husband Don and daughter Judy have been very gracious and helpful. Everyone I have spoken to are enthused that the magazine will continue and are very supportive of my role in it. I see great things ahead for Arabian Finish Line, and it is my goal to make Bobbi proud.”

Corliss Hazard, another longtime member of the Arabian racing industry and media professional, has been named Director of Marketing. “I am very excited about Stephanie’s vision for the magazine and quite honored to be associated in her leadership for Arabian racing’s foremost publication.  As she takes over the reins from the revered Bobbi Patscheider, we all find ourselves guardians of a proven winner- a magazine as enduring as the horse it represents.  Positioned for its best years yet, exciting changes are about to happen. Arabian Finish Line is set to launch an impressive drive, and the avid support of everyone involved with purebred Arabian racehorses will lift this industry to the next level of growth and participation.  You will see changes that will elevate your spirit. The new marketing focus of Arabian Finish Line is to provide enhanced results for advertisers by reaching out to a greater audience, and in turn growing a grand, legitimate marketplace for the magnificent race-bred Arabian horse.”

The next issue will be a combined June/July issue and then will resume its monthly schedule. Advertising and content deadline is the tenth of every month.

The new contact information is as follows:
Arabian Finish Line
7820B Wormans Mill Road, Suite 253
Frederick, MD 21701


Even more ideas April 12, 2012

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Obviously from these posts, you can tell I’ve been spending more and more time generating ideas for myself and at the request of magazine editors. Every week I need to come up with a fresh list of ideas. An exercise I learned to help determine what “job” you could pursue is also a good one for generating ideas. Try listing out everything that comes to mind that interests you. Don’t worry about being broad. You can start with one large topic and then think about what specifically can come from that. Then make a list of the major tasks you have done in your current and previous jobs or tasks you would like to pursue. Look at those lists and see where you can generate ideas. Consider combining the lists to come up with even more options. Here’s just a random sampling from me.

Topics of interest: horses, horse racing, dressage, chocolate, music, Impressionist art, European travel, hiking, skiing, reading, designer fashion, wine, cheese, Mexican food, French food, volunteer work.

Job responsibilities: writing magazine articles, producing newsletters, presenting to writing groups, reading to children, grant writing, data entry, customer service, fundraising

Multiple ideas can come from every one of those topics. Then you can even combine them. For example, you can pitch grant writing tips to nonprofit equine organizations, write about volunteering for children’s groups, the best places to ski in Europe and pairing wines with cheese. Hmmm…there are some good ideas here that I’ll have to add to my own ongoing list. What would be on your list?