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Denise Steffanus is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, and author who specializes in equine veterinary topics. Between 2000-2011, she garnered 14 American Horse Publication awards; in 2011 she earned the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award, and in 2002 she was bestowed the Award for Media Excellence by USA Equestrian (now the U.S. Equestrian Federation), the governing body for horse sport in the United States.

From 1997-2012, Steffanus was veterinary editor for Thoroughbred Times. She is a regular contributor to 15 other equine industry publications. She also has been the editor of Equine Athlete, Horse Show, Full Gallop, and Florida Personalities. In 2013, she co-authored a chapter in the Nova Science Publishers textbook The Equine Tendon in Health and Disease.

Steffanus is a native of the Pittsburgh suburb of McKees Rocks, where at age 14 she became a political reporter for the Gazette during the turbulent 1960s. One year later, in addition to her political reporting duties, she was assigned to write a weekly column, Teen Beat, which covered the emergence of local garage bands during the coffee-house era.

Steffanus studied journalism at Point Park College in Pittsburgh. While associate editor of the college newspaper, The Globe, she earned the 1969 Collegiate Press Award for her series on racial integration and busing.

Steffanus is a licensed Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and a member of American Mensa. She owns and operates Rose Run Farm in Cynthiana, Kentucky.

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