Annual AYHC Symposium
The American Horse Youth Council has hosted an annual Symposium for 38 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.
2016 SYMPOSIUM - April 22-24, 2016 - Lexington, KY
The 39th Annual AYHC Symposium will take place in Lexington, Kentucky - the horse capital of the world. Held in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Equestrian Association's national finals, 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.
Symposium Workshop Proposal
We invite groups or individuals to submit a proposal to present a workshop at the AYHC Symposium
Proposal deadline extended to November 15, 2015
Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
1938 Stanton Way, Lexington KY 40511
Room rate $129 until April 1 at 5 pm Eastern
Book a room
Early bird registration rates; deadline April 1, 2016
Adult member $150
Adult non member $200
Youth or collegiate $125
THINGS TO DO
Planning to arrive early or stay a few extra days? Check out the Lexington Visitor's Center for information about local attractions, dining guide and event calendar
Cancel by April 1, 2016 - 75% refund
Cancel after April 1, 2016 - substitution only
There are several levels of sponsorship available for the 2016 Annual AYHC Symposium.
Platinum Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $2,000
Gold Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $1,500
Silver Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $1,000
Bronze Sponsorship (Symposium specific) Cost: $500
Additional Opportunities -I would like to participate as a Sponsor at $__________
Donate products/services to the Symposium
COMMERCIAL BOOTH SPACES
Network with our membership at the annual Symposium, commercial booth spaces start at $100 (registration for full event not included). Current exhibitors report that they make the most viable long-term sales contacts at our Symposium. For more information contact us at email@example.com.