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.

44th Annual AYHC virtual Symposium

March 4-6, 2021 

upcoming deadlines:
workshop proposals & award nominations

The board of directors for the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC) has unanimously agreed to convert the 44th Annual AYHC Symposium to a virtual format. The event, originally scheduled for February 26-28, 2021 in Murfreesboro, TN will now be held entirely online
March 4-6, 2021. 

Submit a workshop proposal to speak at the 2021 AYHC Virtual Symposium 

Nominate an outstanding leader or volunteer for the AYHC Leader of the Year Award


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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