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The American Horse Youth Council has hosted an annual Symposium for 37 years. An annual highlight for horsemen and women of all ages, this event brings together youth and youth leaders from all different facets of the equine industry for three days of presentations, education, discussion, exhibits, awards, and, of course, fun for all.

2015 SYMPOSIUM - March 27-29, 2015 - Redmond, Oregon

The 38th Annual AYHC Symposium will take place in Redmond, OR, March 27-39, 2015. Hosted by Oregon Symposium Committee, the event will feature many nationally and internationally respected teachers and clinicians from across the United States.

Join the nation’s most diverse group of horse oriented youth leaders, representing breed associations, equine sports organizations, cooperative extensions, universities, 4-H, U.S. Pony Club, National High School Rodeo, FFA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and more. Learn and share about what is happening in the youth equine industry through workshops, discussions, live horse demonstrations and networking.

The non-breed / discipline specific curriculum throughout the symposium offers equine knowledge that transfers from the book to the barn, providing take-home tools to teach youth about safe and effective horsemanship. Above all, the Symposium will connect you with resources, referrals, and networking to help kids connect through horses.

We are expecting a capacity crowd for this event so take advantage of the early bird discount and register today. Several industry groups recognize participation in this conference for continuing education credit.

The Lodge at Eagle Crest a Holiday Inn Resort  

    call 866.806.4921 for reservations
    Rates $89-$209 per night/ condos available
    Request American Youth Horse Council block
    Room block will expire on February 24, 2015
     Early bird registration is due by February 24, 2015
     Adult current member registration - $175
     Adult non member registration - $225
     Youth/teen registration (ages 14-18) - $100
     Collegiate registration (ages 19-25 currently enrolled in college or university)  - $100
     T-Shirt - $15
     Banquet - $40
     Pre-conference tour 1 to Local Equine Industry Barn Tours - $62, lunch included
     Pre-conference tour to High Desert Museum - $45;  Lunch is on your own at the venue.

Register online  then pay with PayPal or call office with credit card
Submit registration form by mail with payment

Tentative Schedule
Workshop Descriptions
Release of Liability form

TOURS - Friday, March 27, 2015
Both tours will depart from the hotel at 7 am and return at approximately 5 pm; tour fee includes transportation.

Tour 1 - Equine Industry Tour
Want to visit Central Oregon culture by way of some local barns?  Join us for a barn tour of local programming and a diverse offering of discipline focused facilities. Whether rescuing youth or horses, working with special needs or world class cow working and cutting horses, Central Oregon has it all.  Join us as we visit some local sites, take in a bit of a local High School Equestrian Meet, and get a feel for the local equine industry while taking in the beauty of the local surroundings along the way.

Tour 2 - High Desert Museum

Indelible memories and ear-to-ear grins. Wildlife adventures and families brought together again. That's the High Desert Museum. Where captivating animals, artful exhibits and colorful historic characters bring you back, year after year, for generations to come. Exhibit highlights include Spirit of the West, DeMoss Stagecoach and the Miller Family Ranch. Through exhibits, wildlife, and living history, High Desert Museum creates learning experiences to help audiences discover their connection to the past, their role in the present, and their responsibility to the future. For affordable family fun, no other attraction in Bend, Oregon can match the High Desert Museum. Come see what everyone’s raving about.

     Cancel by March 13, 2015 - 75% refund
     Cancel after March 13, 2015 - substitution only


There are several levels of sponsorship available for the 2015 Annual AYHC Symposium. 

DETAILS—All Sponsorships:

  • Sponsorship benefits will begin when the completed sponsorship form is received in the AYHC office.
  • Customized sponsor packages are available.
  • Sponsor advertising will begin in the first newsletter after commitment is made if space is available.
  • Complete the sponsorship form to indicate your sponsorship or advertising commitment. To display logo in full color Symposium brochure, commit by September 1, 2014. Sponsorship payment is due December 1, 2014.

Platinum Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $2,000

  • Profile of your organization published in Symposium registration packets
  • Full-page ad in the Symposium program
  • Name attached to one major symposium event
  • (Sponsor supplied) banner displayed at the Symposium
  • Logo on all Symposium promotional materials
  • Your logo and link on the AYHC website
  • A complimentary booth in the Symposium vendor area
  • Two VIP passes to the Symposium

Gold Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $1,500

  • Profile of your organization published in Symposium registration packets
  • Half-page ad in the Symposium program
  • Logo on all Symposium promotional materials
  • Name attached to Symposium break or event
  • Your logo on the AYHC website
  • A complimentary booth in the Symposium vendor area
  • One VIP pass to the Symposium

Silver Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $1,000

  • Profile of your organization published in Symposium registration packets
  • Quarter-page ad in the Symposium program
  • Recognition on website and in newsletter
  • Listed in program as Silver sponsor
  • One VIP pass to the Symposium

Bronze Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $500

  • Listed in the program as a Bronze sponsor
  • Recognition on the AYHC website and in the quarterly newsletter
  • Listing on all Symposium promotional materials

Additional Opportunities -I would like to participate as a Sponsor at $__________

  • Listed in the Symposium program and in the newsletter as a Supporter

Donate products/services to the Symposium

  • Donors will be listed in the proceedings and newsletter as a Donor
  • Donations will be used for door prizes and as part of the silent auction


Network with our membership at the annual Symposium, commercial booth spaces start at $225. Current exhibitors report that they make the most viable long-term sales contacts at our Symposium. For more information contact us at


  • 2014 Symposium -  Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 21-23, 2014
  • 2013 Symposium -  Hartford, Connecticut, April 12-14, 2013
  • 2012 Symposium -  Herndon, Virginia, March 23-25, 2012
  • 2011 Symposium – Lansing, Michigan, March 11-13, 2011
  • 2010 Symposium – Lexington, Kentucky, March 19-21, 2010
  • 2009 Symposium – Lincoln, Nebraska, March 27-29, 2009
  • 2008 Symposium – Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 29 – March 2, 2008
  • 2007 Symposium – Denver, Colorado, March 9-11, 2007


  • 2015 Symposium - Redmond, Oregon,March 27-29, 2015
  • 2016 Symposium - Lexington, Kentucky - Kentucky Horse Park, April 21-24, 2016


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