General Information


  • Orlando International Airport

    • approximately 125 miles to Gainesville​

    • most commercial airlines including American Airlines, Delta, Southwest & United

  • Tampa International Airport

    • approximately 140 miles to Gainesville​

    • most commercial airlines including American Airlines, Delta, Southwest & United

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 3-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 and 7 am -5 pm on Friday, March 6 in the lobby of the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson.   At registration, you will get 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.


Workshops will be held at the University of Florida Straughn Center - 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville FL 32611-0225

Arena Demonstrations will be held at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit, 1934 SW 63rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608


Tours: AYHC will provide transportation for the tours on Friday.  Personal vehicles and rental cars are not permitted on the tours except in special circumstances.  Tours will depart from the host hotel at 8 am and return at approximately 5 pm. 


Symposium workshops and arena demos: If you will not have a personal vehicle or rental car throughout the symposium, you can add shuttle service to all events for a $15 fee. In previous years, many groups have provided their own transportation resulting in half empty buses going to the arena.  Separating the transportation fee will result in reduced expenses for both AYHC and the participant who is already planning to have transportation (either a personal vehicle or rental car).