Past AHP Seminars

One of the first programs that American Horse Publications established was to offer its members an educational seminar. The seminars have been held all over the United States from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, from Amarillo to Park City. No matter the destination, the members gather to learn, to network, and to have fun in some pretty amazing places.

AHP Seminars Since 1970

What started out as a gathering of equine publishers evolved into a one day seminar held in conjunction with the American Horse Council Convention in Washington, DC. By the mid 80’s, AHP had branched out to hold its own seminars and also held a winter seminar until 1995.

“I’ve attended every seminar since 1975. Each one of them holds a unique memory for me from meeting “Dallas” star Patrick Duffy in 1984 to holding the awards ceremony in a movie studio in 2000 to meeting the napkin folding king in New Orleans. But the most important memories are the AHP members who I have, and will continue, to travel to these seminars with me.”
– Chris Brune, AHP Executive Director

Click here to see a complete list of the past AHP gatherings held from 1970 to today. Recent seminars are listed below.

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2015: Tally-Ho at the Alamo

“If the only thing I did at the AHP seminar was network, it would be well worth the price of admission. But there is oh so much more! Lots of great speakers and presentations, interesting out-of-industry keynote speaker, and something for everyone no matter your involvement in the industry. Can’t wait for next year!”
– Kim Brown, EquiManagement/Stable Management

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2005: Horse By Northwest Seminar

One of the highlights of the 2005 seminar was the Best of Seattle City Tour. The itinerary provided an opportunity to see the major attractions in downtown and nearby neighborhoods. From taking the elevator to the top of the Space Needle to strolling through Pike’s Place Market to watching artisans blow glass, the tour was a myriad of color and beauty.

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2004: Red, White & Bluegrass Seminar

“As a student member, I’ve met valuable contacts at AHP conventions, some of which have led to great opportunities, and I strongly urge all student members to attend next year’s seminar in Seattle, Wash. After all, we are the future of the equine industry.”
– Jessica Bieber Hein, currently APHA Director of Publications

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2003: Hunt Country Seminar

AHP got lost in the 50’s at the AHP Doo Wop Hoof Hop, a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Student Award. Attendees also had an opportunity to visit the surrounding hunt country that included visits to the Maryland Hunt Cup race course, Shawan Downs, Sagamore Farms, and Ladew Gardens.

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2002: Catch the Spirit Seminar

“What gave the Park City Seminar a distinct feeling was the spirit of family. AHP seminars have always been a reunion of friends, but first timers were eagerly welcomed into the family. In 2002, members brought their families and 12 children of AHP members became our very own “Children of the Light” as they participated in the Light the Fire Within ceremony to honor this year’s Student Award Winner.”
– Chris Brune

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