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2009 Competition Sponsor & Donor Info

Girls Horse Club 2009 Fiction CompetitionTHANK YOU for considering a sponsorship of and/or prize donation to the 2009 Girls Horse Club Fiction Competition. Please read on for an overview of the event for companies and individuals interested in encouraging young writers while exposing your product or service to a targeted, global audience of horse-crazy girls.

Competition Overview

Since 2001 Girls Horse Club has edited, illustrated and published thousands of stories created by and for horse girls while providing a safe and fun online community. Each year we host a virtual summer horse camp with activities, competitions and giveaways that nurture a love for horses through writing, reading, drawing, photography and games.

This year we’re raising the bar by recruiting a number of high-profile judges for a fiction competition intended to give young authors a boost of confidence and a leg up toward achieving their goals, along with some fun prizes and great content for readers.

Girls Horse Club will promote the competition as follows:

  • Banners and ongoing updates at
  • Banners and/or updates on the judges’ websites, blogs and in newsletters (see judge bios below).
  • Leveraging relationships with publishers, bloggers and individuals throughout the horse and children’s media world to promote the event.

Sponsors and donors will receive exposure for the duration of the competition (up to 11 weeks):

  • DONORS who send horse-themed products for the winners in each age group will receive exposure in the prize round-up (click here to see the round-up) linking to a URL of the donor’s choice.
  • SPONSORS who donate cash prizes for the first place winner in each age group will be featured on the blog banner that appears on all pages throughout the blog. All logos will link to a URL of the sponsor’s choice.


  • KICK-OFF: Saturday June 27, 2009
  • ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday August 23, 2009 at noon Pacific Time
  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Saturday September 12, 2009

To arrange a donation,
lease use the email link at the bottom of any page.


Terri Farley TERRI FARLEY has authored more than 40 books including the best-selling Phantom Stallion and Wild Horse Island book series. When she’s not writing, visiting classrooms or giving workshops for young writers, Terri is a wild horse advocate and avid student of horse behavior. She once spent two weeks on a remote island in rugged conditions recording the behavior of wild mares as a volunteer for | Terri’s Blog | Phantom

Jessica Burkhart JESSICA BURKHART started writing at age 14 to fill a void after spinal fusion for severe scoliosis meant she could no longer ride horses. She built her resume as a teen freelance writer, and as a senior in college she wrote a novel in 30 days as part of the National Novel Writing Month. By the time she graduated Magna Cum Laude at age 20 with a BA in English, she had an agent and a book deal with Simon & Schuster for her first series, Canterwood Crest. | Jessica’s Blog |

Sharon Lerner SHARON LERNER is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer who helped develop two highly acclaimed television series, Sesame Street and Between the Lions. As former head of Children’s Media for Random House, she helped initiate their expansion beyond books into audio, video and software. She has also authored more than 10 books, most recently a picture book adaptation of Black Beauty. Sharon is a lifelong horse girl who enjoys Dressage with her horse Coda.

More About Sharon’s Work

About Girls Horse Club

Girls love horses. It doesn’t matter if they live in the North America, South America, Europe, Asia or beyond—girls are connected to horses and horses connect girls. Girls Horse Club was founded in 2001 as a way to nurture that connection with stories, games, activities and more.


Primary: Preteen and young teen girls age 10-14
Secondary: Older teen and adult horse women
Next best thing to riding a horse: Playing games, reading stories
Next best thing to getting a real horse: Horse models, books, games

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  1. This is cool. :] I have a horse website with about forty members that was created two months ago… Maybe we can be a sponsor. I’ll email in a second…

  2. sounds F.U.N,but cant (:-(

  3. What if i don’t want the prize? andwhat if i change my name than the one i put in can i change it ?

  4. Laura: For winners who can’t give out personal information such as mailing addresses, they are allowed to donate their prizes to a horse-related charity, so that’s an alternative if you don’t want your prize. I think because you’ll be providing your email address when entering, as long as you don’t change that, you can change your name. I hope this answered your questions!

  5. Laura, if you’re asking if you can change a story that’s already been submitted the answer is no. Once an entry is received no changes will be made. Only the winning stories will be edited for spelling and grammar before they’re published.

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