The American Horse Youth Council has hosted an annual Symposium for 40 years. An annual highlight for horsemen and women of all ages, this event brings together youth and youth leaders from all different facets of the equine industry for three days of presentations, education, discussion, exhibits, awards, and, of course, fun for all.
2017 SYMPOSIUM -- April 21-23, 2017, Wakefield, Massachusetts
The 40th Annual AYHC Symposium will take place in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The event will feature many nationally and internationally respected teachers and clinicians from across the United States.
Join the nation’s most diverse group of horse oriented youth leaders, representing breed associations, equine sports organizations, cooperative extensions, universities, 4-H, U.S. Pony Club, Interscholastic Equestrian Association, FFA, Oregon High School Equestrian Team, National Reining Horse Youth Association and more. Learn and share about what is happening in the youth equine industry through workshops, discussions, live horse demonstrations and networking.
The non-breed/discipline specific curriculum throughout the symposium offers equine knowledge that transfers from the book to the barn, providing take-home tools to teach youth about safe and effective horsemanship. Above all, the Symposium will connect you with resources, referrals, and networking to help kids connect through horses.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - April 21-23, 2017
Keynote - Amberley Snyder: Get Back on the Horse
Capstone - Parker Lovell: Horses Raise Great Kids
Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield, One Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA, 01880, (781) 245-9300: ask for AYHC block when calling
Room rate $115 until March 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern or Book a room online.
We encourage you to JOIN AYHC prior to registering for the symposium. For 2017, adult, youth and collegiate membership will be free but you must join to take advantage of the discounted member registration rate. *Associations, educational institutions and corporations who join AYHC for 2017 will receive a coupon code by email, valid for up to 10 individuals.
Early bird registration deadline is March 20, 2017.
Charges will appear as AYHC. You can register online, then mail a check if your prefer to pay by check. Mail checks to AYHC, 1 Gainer Rd, McDonald NM 88262.
Tour #1 - Friday April 21, 2017
University of New Hampshire Equine Studies Program
New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
Hilltop Equestrian Center
Dover Saddlery Retail Store
Tour #2 - Friday April 21, 2017
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to share programs, products or services with symposium participants. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cost - (does not include symposium registration)
Set up - displays must be ready for viewing no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, April 21.
Tear down - displays must be removed by 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.
Trade show fee includes 6 ft. table and two chairs. Please provide your own table covering.
Use the symposium registration form to reserve your table space (coming soon)
Cancel by March 20, 2017 -- 100% refund
Cancel after March 20, 2017 -- substitution only
THINGS TO DO
Planning to arrive early or stay a few extra days? Check out the North of Boston Visitor's Center for information about local attractions, dining guide and event calendar.
-- via AYHC