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General Information


  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

  • Love Field (Southwest Airlines)​

TeXRail Train

  • $5 daypass to/from  DFW International Airport, Terminal B  

  • Operates 7 days a week. 


  • Train station is about 1.5 miles from host hotel


Consent to Use Video or Photographic Images and Share Information

Registration and attendance at or participation in AYHC symposium and other activities constitutes agreement by the registrant to AYHC's use and distribution of the registrant's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, websites, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities. If you have questions about our policy, please email our Executive Director.

By registering for an AYHC event, you agree that we may provide your registration information to our sponsors, partners, and affiliates who helped make this conference possible and that they may contact you with offers that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to share information about you, please send your request to one of the following:

Email:  Opt Out

Mail:  AYHC, 1 Gainer Rd, McDonald, NM 88262

On-Site Check In  

Participant check in will be open in the meeting room pre-function area of the Host Hotel at the following times

Wednesday, March 20   5 to 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 21       7 to 9 am 

Friday, March 22            7 to 9 am

Saturday, March 23       7 to 9 am


At check in, you will receive a program, detailed schedule, tour information and a nametag that we ask you wear to all events.  If you purchased a symposium t-shirt, you may also pick it up at check in.


Springhill Suites, Fort Worth Historic Stockyards; 2315 North Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164

  • On site parking available - $15 per day


Stockyards Area Parking Information here 

  prices vary by lot location and time of day; in general, rates are cheaper than the hotel parking lot 

  • Springhill Suites hotel is at the intersection of Main and NW 23rd St so look for lots nearby – Kerby A or B, Lower or Old Lumber Yard are within easy walking distance.

What to Wear

Closed toed shoes are required (i.e. no sandals or flips flops) for all site visits  Most tours will cover some distance at each location so comfortable shoes are suggested. Boots, jeans, comfortable shirt are appropriate. Workshops, tours and arena demonstrations may include hands on workshops and activities, make sure you're clothing allows you to move freely, bend, kneel, etc.  We highly recommend dressing in layers to accommodate weather changes. Check the forecast before you depart and bring a jacket or an umbrella if necessary.


Remember this is a professional development conference where you are not only representing your home organization but also the American Youth Horse Council as we tour these private facilities. Therefore, No shorts or tank tops during scheduled activities.


If you require any accommodations to participate in symposium including dietary needs, scribe/reader, large print materials, etc. please email us at

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you can’t attend the event, please contact us immediately by email at or call 817.320.2005

  • 100% refund until February 20, 2024

  • 50% refund or substitution February 21 until March 6,  2024

  • No refunds will be given after March 6, substitution only.

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