June 20 2016
"All the World's His Stage," a profile of endurance rider Rusty Toth which appeared in Chronicle of the Horse Untacked magazine, won top prize in the annual American Horse Publications contest over the weekend in Florida. Freelance writer Marsha Hayes spent time with Toth last year, exploring the role that art plays in equine competition. Her article touches on the spiritual connection found between human and horse.
Toth is a retired ballet dancer and avid endurance rider. He won the Tevis Cup in 2013, and the Haggin Cup in 2012.
The article placed first out of 18 entries in its category. Judges commented, "This article approaches the very high quality that has been a hallmark of National Magazine Award-winning profiles in Sports Illustrated magazine."