Nebraska to Host 2009 National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium

September 9, 2008 -- The 32nd Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium, will be held March 27-29, 2009, in Lincoln, Neb.

September 9, 2009 — The 32nd Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium, presented by the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC), will be held March 27-29, 2009 in Lincoln, Neb. The University of Nebraska will host the event.

The 2009 event will boast more than two-dozen internationally and nationally respected presenters assembled to share their keys to successful youth horse programming and horse management. Attendees will find resources, referrals and networking to improve their ability to help connect kids through horses. A weekend program for teen leaders is always a favorite bringing youth participating in many different horse disciplines and breed activities together to learn leadership skills and effective horsemanship techniques.

“The University of Nebraska is excited to be able to host the AYHC symposium and showcase beautiful downtown Lincoln and the Nebraska horse industry,” said Kathy Anderson, chair of the symposium committee and AYHC president. The symposium attracts a broad representation of youth horse leaders from breed associations, equine sport organizations, Cooperative Extension, universities and the crucially important hands-on youth leaders from such groups as 4-H, U.S. Pony Club, National High School Rodeo, Future Farmers of America, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and more.

The Symposium will again include a variety of presentations including live horse demonstrations, roundtable sessions and classroom presentations on a variety of topics. Additionally, kickoff reception, vendor booths, a silent auction and the Youth Leaders Celebration Awards Banquet allow attendees to have fun and interact throughout the weekend. A pre-conference tour will provide an excellent kickoff to the symposium and offer participants an extra day of educational activities in Nebraska.

For more information go to or call 800-TRY-AYHC.




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