We believe youth who engage with horses grow in leadership and life skills. By empowering adults who teach youth about horses, and connecting them with resources, we are fostering a thriving horse industry.

Registration Now Open 

44th Annual

AYHC (Virtual) Symposium

March 4-6, 2021 

Make your plans to attend the 44th Annual AYHC Symposium to be held virtually March 4-6, 2021.  All sessions will be recorded and made available to registered participants for six (6) months - along with all workshop materials, community discussion boards and the virtual exhibit hall.  Register by February 12 to take advantage of the early bird discount. 


First established in the 1970s, the American Youth Horse Council was founded by breed organizations and specialists to provide support to all youth and youth leaders throughout the equine industry. Today the AYHC is leading the charge to unite kids and horses, across breeds and disciplines, through a variety of means and opportunities.

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