2021 AHP Back in the Saddle Conference

AHP Equine Media Conference ~ Irving, Texas ~ September 16-18, 2021

Networking for media professionals who are
passionate about horses.

The annual AHP Equine Media Conference includes two days of educational sessions plus special evening events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Networking is key to building relationships in the equine media industry. After a year of social distancing, members are eager to get back in the saddle with the opportunity to meet their peers and friends in person.

Horsing Around Cowtown Tour Registration Now Open

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum
Fort Worth Stockyards District

Fort Worth, TexasThursday, September 16, 20219:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 per person
Optional activity for AHP members and their guests. Limited to 35 registrants.
The deadline date to sign up is September 10, 2021, or until sold out.
The fee includes admission to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum and bus transportation to/from Westin Dallas/Fort Airport. Lunch is on your own.

Member login required to register.

How to Get the Most BANG for Your BUCK at the 2021 Texas Conference [Download PDF]

First-time attendees will learn how to prepare for the conference and veteran attendees will get a refresher course. Additional tips are noted by the yellow post-it in the upper left-hand corner of several slides. Shared during the AHP eGathering on 7.19.2021

Media Professionals on Attending AHP Conference

Abigail Boatwright, Writer and Photographer
Jean Abernethy, Creator of Fergus the Horse

Featured Speakers

Barbra Schulte
2020 Equine Industry Vision Award Winner
Keynote Address

Jim Jennings
Editor Emeritus, The American Quarter Horse Journal
Transitioning an Existing Breed Publication to a New Level in a Risky Publishing Market

Dr. Billy Smith
Executive Director, American Paint Horse Association
Integrity Matters – and Here’s Why

Blake Lewis
Founding Principal and CEO, Three Box Strategic Communications
Deep Dive: SEO, Data Analytics, and Reputation Management

Special Events

2021 AHP Equine Media Awards Presentations
Winners will be recognized for excellence published in 2020. Learn the names of the 2021 finalists.

AHP Special Awards
Meet the winners of the Equine Industry Vision Award, AHP Equine Media NextGen Award, and the AHP Equine Media Student Award.

Optional Tours and Activities
Information and registration for the Thursday Pre-Conference Tour and Sunday Shopping Spree are available in the Member Center. (login required)

And much more…see Schedule of Events.

Download Schedule of Events [PDF]

(updated 7.19.2021 and subject to change)

Register Online for AHP Members Only Event


Login required. Contact Chris at ahorsepubs@aol.com for assistance.

Fee per Individual Attendee – No onsite registrations will be accepted.

Online prepaid registrations accepted until Thursday, September 16.

Not an AHP member? Join AHP in 2021 and attend the conference.
Half-year member rates available online. Click here to Become a Member.

Registration Fees

AHP Members Only Full Registration

Full registration fee includes all sessions, breakfast, and lunch on Friday and Saturday PLUS events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings          

$250: Publishing Media, Nonprofit, College Member Staff
$250: Media Professional Member
$350:Business Member Staff  
$125: Student Member

AHP Members Only One-Day Registration (Friday or Saturday)

One-day registration includes all sessions and meals on Friday or Saturday.

$150:Publishing Media, Nonprofit, College Member Staff 
$150:Media Professional Member 
$250: Business Member Staff

Hotel Headquarters

Westin Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Irving, Texas

Book Hotel Reservations Online
Login to Member Center to access the reservations link when you register. Contact Chris at ahorsepubs@aol.com for assistance.

Group Room Rates: $129 plus tax.
Cutoff date: August 27, 2021

Airport/Hotel Transportation Options

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (within 3.2 miles) – DFW Airport hotel complimentary shuttle is available to guests by reservation allowing up to six individual travelers at a time.

Dallas Love Field (DAL) (within 14 miles) – The Westin does not offer a shuttle service. Shared-ride options are recommended.

Complimentary Hotel Self-Parking at Westin

Contact Chris at ahorsepubs@aol.com for assistance with login or questions.

It is going to feel great to be back in the saddle again!