Registration now open for 44th annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium

The event includes two days of informative and fun virtual presentations for teens and adult leaders across the equine industry.

The 44th Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium, will be held virtually, March 4-6, 2021. An annual highlight for horsemen and horsewomen of all ages, this event brings together teens and adult leaders from all facets of the equine industry for three days of demonstrations, workshops, education, discussion, exhibits, awards, and, of course, fun for all. This event presents an opportunity for adult and student leaders in the youth horse industry to come together to learn, network, share ideas and grow as an industry.

The 2021 event will boast many nationally respected presenters assembled to share their keys to successful youth horse programming and horse management. Workshops include the following topics:

  • Follow the Horse’s Lead
  • Suffering From Burnout: Give ‘Em the F.I.N.G.E.R philosophy
  • Open The Barn Door for ALL Youth by Including Those with Disabilities
  • The Monsters Within: A Spooky Guide to Parasites
  • FUN-ctional Riding: Using Patterns to Enhance Youth Engagement and Rider Effectiveness
  • What Does Equine Research Mean to Me?
  • Can Your Facts Pass a Soundness Exam? How to be a Better Consumer of Online Information and Avoid Sharing Lame Information
  • Beyond Exploration: Opportunities to Elevate Your Experiences
  • Horseless Campers: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Hosting Horseless Summer Camps
  • Why an Equine Degree? Explore the Possibilities
  • Forage Myths and Truths: How to Manage Your Horse Pasture
  • Unique Equine Liability Risks Involving Minors – What They Are and How to Protect Yourself
  • Keep it Positive – Reinforcing & Rewarding Ways to Overcome Challenges with Your Horse
  • Why Rider’s Mental and Physical Fitness Is So Important, And How to Obtain Both
  • We Did It Virtually – Tips and Tricks for Successfully Transitioning to Virtual Programming

Make your plans to join the youth horse industry from the comfort of your home or office! The 44th Annual AYHC Symposium will provide you with take home tools to teach youth about safe and effective horsemanship. This non-breed specific, interactive curriculum presents equine knowledge that transfers from the book to the barn and beyond. Visit for complete list of speakers, workshop descriptions and registration information.

ABOUT AMERICAN YOUTH HORSE COUNCILThe American Youth Horse Council is the umbrella organization providing leadership and resources to serve and promote the youth horse industry. 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. For more information about AYHC or for symposium details, please visit or

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