About Us

Welcome to Phelps Media Group, an international leader in sports media with a primary focus on the equestrian industry.

Founded in 2002 by Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr., PMG specializes in sports branding, public relations, event coverage, media strategy, web design and social media.

The PMG team offers clients extensive experience in branding, consulting, organizational leadership, photojournalism, news-writing, graphic design and numerous other areas. Collectively, our team delivers unparalleled consultancy services to equestrian-targeted businesses, iconic equine venues, competition management, equestrian governing bodies, international athletes, elite breeders and owners, and many other equine-related organizations and individuals.

PMG’s competent, dedicated group of equine enthusiasts are personally invested in our work. We are deeply committed to the success of our clients and the positive promotion of the equestrian industry.

About Phelps Media Group

Meet The Team

Mason Phelps, Jr.

Mason Phelps, Jr.

Founder & President

chip-mckenney

Chip McKenney

CEO/CFO

Julie Tannehill

Julie Tannehill

General Manager

rebecca-walton

Rebecca Walton

Director of Sports Marketing

Ariel Weisman

Ariel Weisman

Director of Client Relations

catherine-zachariadis

Catherine Zachariadis

Executive Administrator

annan-hepner

Annan Hepner

Account Executive

lenore-brown-phillips

Lenore Brown-Phillips

Account Executive

taylor-renner

Taylor Renner

Account Executive

devaney-iglesias

Devaney Iglesias

Junior Account Executive

sarah-harper

Sarah Harper

Junior Account Executive

barre-dukes

Barre Dukes

Graphics/Account Coordinator

emma

Emma Miller

Account Coordinator

caroline

Caroline Nickolaus

Intern

jewel

Jewel Connelly

Intern

jamie-saults

Jamie Saults

Senior Writer

PMG Internship Program

Are you ready to experience world-class equestrian sport and give your resume a boost?


PMG takes great pride in our ability to attract, recruit and develop fresh talent who will excel in the media industry.

PMG’s annual summer and winter internship programs are offered to junior and senior college students, recent graduates and individuals interested in pursuing a career in equestrian-focused media.

Interns are mentored by a seasoned account executive to ensure a quality level of education in the areas of public relations, journalism, client management and more. Throughout the program, interns will be responsible for photographing and writing news articles about the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, other competitions and clinics for our news websites, PhelpsSports.com and PSdressage.com. They will also support hands-on tasks ranging from publishing press releases and feature magazine articles to social media management and website maintenance.

Ideal candidates should have an equestrian background with majors in public relations, marketing, journalism or a related field. Applicants should have strong writing skills and some knowledge of equestrian competition. Experience in photography and/or graphic design is helpful but not required.

The winter internship is available from January through early April in Wellington, Florida, while the summer internship runs from late May through August with interns traveling across the United States for horse show coverage. It is a paid internship and interns must be able to provide their own housing and transportation. PMG will also assist with anything required for academic credit.

To apply for the internship, please e-mail a resume, two writing samples and photographic samples to Rebecca Walton at rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com for more information.

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“From day one I was welcomed into the Phelps Media Group family with open arms, and my internship was truly an experience of a lifetime. As an intern, I was able to wear many different hats, from interviewing Olympic athletes to writing articles about competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival, writing press releases for clients and even creating social media content. I stepped out of my comfort zone and grew as a public relations professional, and through it all I gained a new circle of amazing friends!”

Allyson Lagiovane, 2016 Winter and Summer Intern, Ohio University 2018

“Each day was exciting, and the program gave me amazing insight on every angle of the media world. My favorite memory was seeing my first article published. After learning how to shoot with a professional camera, interview the winning rider and write articles, seeing the end result published was a very rewarding feeling. The first time developing an article was nerve racking but the support from the staff at PMG was tremendous.”

Andrea Robbins, 2015 Winter Intern, Social Media and Special Accounts Coordinator at EquiFit

“PMG provided me the chance to develop skill sets that I will take with me wherever my career leads. Every day promised a new opportunity to learn and explore the industry. If you are looking for a slow-paced, coffee-fetching internship, this is certainly not it! The leadership team at PMG has fostered a truly unique work environment composed of employees who are passionate about their clients.”

Jenna Sudol, 2016 Winter Intern, Virginia Tech 2017