General Information


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 lobby of the Embassy Suites at the following times


Thursday, March 17  4-5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 18        7-9 a.m. 


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.


Events will be held at the following locations


Rutherford County Extension Center   315 John R. Rice Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

  • Thursday AYHC Board of Director meeting  10 am - 1 pm (invitation only)

  • Thursday Painting Party   6:30-8:30 pm

  • Friday  Welcome Party  6:00 - 7:45 pm

  • Saturday workshops   3:30 - 5:30 pm

MTSU Tennessee Livestock Center        1720 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

  •  Sunday workshops   8:00 am - 12:15 pm

MTSU Tennessee Miller Coliseum   304B West Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro, TN 37129

  • Saturday Southern Equine Expo  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Local Transportation 

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. 


6:15 pm  meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to painting party (if registered);

shuttle will return to hotel at end of event


5:15 pm  meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to welcome party

shuttle will return to hotel at end of event


8:15 am  meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to Southern Equine Expo

3:00 pm  meet in front of Tennessee Miller Coliseum for shuttle to workshops at Rutherford County Extension Center

shuttle will return to hotel at end of event


7:30 am  meet in hotel lobby for shuttle to MTSU Livestock Center (choose this option if attending AYHC Membership Meeting)

shuttle will return to hotel at end of event

If you have your own transportation (personal vehicle or rental car, you may drive to each of the locations and plan your own schedule.

Program Guide

View the AYHC Symposium Program Guide here 


Your full registration fee includes hors d’oeuvres at the Friday night Welcome Party 

Lunch will be provided for the equine industry tour on Friday (if registered). 

What to Wear

Thursday evening painting party - wear comfortable clothes that you won't mind if you get a little paint on your clothes. We will be inside a building, we recommend that you bring a light jacket or long sleeve shirt in case you get cold. 


Friday tours - Closed toed shoes are required (i.e. no sandals or flips flops). Most tours will cover some distance at each location so comfortable shoes are suggested. Boots, jeans, comfortable shirt are appropriate. Remember that you are not only representing your home organization but also the American Youth Horse Council as we tour these private facilities.

Saturday Workshops & Southern Equine Expo - Business or cowboy casual -  workshops and arena demonstrations may include hands on workshops and activities, make sure you're clothing allows you to move freely, bend, kneel, etc. Closed toed shoes are recommended for arena activities.

Sunday Workshops - Business or cowboy casual - morning workshops may include hands on workshops and activities, make sure you're clothing allows you to move freely, bend, kneel, etc.

*No shorts or tank tops during scheduled activities please


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

Online Community

We encourage all participants to join the online group to network, stay up to date on announcements and access workshop documents


We are grateful for the support of our sponsors in making the event possible including:

  • Arabian Horse Youth Association

  • American Quarter Horse Youth Association

  • Certified Horsemanship Association

  • Middle Tennessee State University

  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

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 14, 2022;

  • 75% refund or substitution February 15 until March 4, 2022;

  • 50% refund or substitution March 5 until March 11, 2022;

  • No refunds will be given after March 11th, substitution only.