2024 AHP Equine Media Conference

Hilton Lexington Downtown ~ Lexington, Kentucky ~ May 16-18, 2024

All trails lead to Lexington ~ May 16-18, 2024

AHP members return to Lexington, Kentucky, for three days of educational sessions and building industry relationships. Meet and mingle with equine-related media professionals, organizations, and businesses at the annual AHP Equine Media Conference on May 16-18, 2024.

The Lexington area represents multiple breeds, disciplines, events, organizations, and businesses that are involved in the horse industry. This year’s conference theme lends itself to topics that build awareness of the diversity of equestrian enthusiasts, their sports, and their horses. As equine media professionals, we aim to communicate and entertain with news and stories about a horse of many colors.

For more information about the conference or membership, contact: Chris Brune, ahorsepubs@aol.com

Guest Speakers

Eric Shanfelt

ERIC SHANFELT is the founding partner of Nearview Media, a consulting firm that helps publishers with their digital revenue, audience and platform development. Eric is a 25-year digital media veteran and has been the Chief Digital Officer for several large publishing companies.

Eric Shanfelt returns as a guest speaker in 2024 at the Lexington conference, presenting two new sessions on strategies for audience development and cobranded social media ads on Friday.

Sarah Maslin Nir

SARAH MASLIN NIR is a staff reporter for The New York Times, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prizeand the author of the new Once Upon a Horse series of children’s books, featuring true stories from across the equestrian world. Nir is also the author of the adult nonfiction book Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal. She rides hunter horses competitively and is the mom of five horses and one foal-to-be. 

Sarah presents two sessions on Saturday, Writing, Riding and Resilience, and Telling Horse Tales. She will teach strategies for turning your passion for horses and their stories into a rewarding career.

Schedule of Events

as of May 11, 2024

Hotel Reservations

369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507

The group rate booking site online is closed.

If you need a room for the conference at the group rate, please contact:

Bryna Reed  Reservations Coordinator
859 281 3784  / 8:30 – 5:00 M-F EDT


Chris Brune | AHP Executive Director
ahorsepubs@aol.com by May 10


Area Airports

  • Blue Grass Airport – Lexington
    Hotel complimentary shuttle service
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
  • Louisville Muhammad Ali International

Hotel Parking

  • Complimentary Self-Parking for all overnight guests
  • Discounted parking vouchers for attendee drive-ins at $7.00 per day.

Registration Fees

To register, log in to the Member Center and click on the 2024 Conference Blue Box.

Online registrations are accepted until Friday, May 10, 2024.
After May 10, please contact Chris Brune at ahorsepubs@aol.com to register and pay online.

Fee per Individual Attendee – No onsite registrations will be accepted.
Guest charges will be available to non-registrants.

AHP Member Full Registration Fees
Full registration fee includes all sessions, breakfast, and lunch on Friday and Saturday PLUS evening events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday          

  • $325: Media Industry Member
  • $325: Nonprofit Member
  • $325: Media Professional Member
  • $425: Affiliate Business Member   
  • $125: Student Member

AHP Member One-Day Registration (Friday or Saturday)
One-day registration includes all sessions and meals on Friday or Saturday.

  • $225: Media Industry Member
  • $225: Nonprofit Member
  • $225: Media Professional Member
  • $325: Affiliate Business Member   
  • $125: Student Member

If circumstances change and you can no longer attend the 2024 AHP Conference, you may cancel your registration by providing written notice to Chris Brune at ahorsepubs@aol.com or 386-290-3253. Registrations will be fully refunded if you notify AHP of your cancellation in writing on or before midnight EST, May 10, 2024. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 10, 2024.

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Building connections, honing your skills, and watching the trends are the keys to a successful media career.

What Attendees Say about the AHP Conference…

As a student member, the AHP conference opened my eyes to the world of possibilities in equine publication.” Paige Brandon, 2023 AHP Travel Award Winner

Networking always results in tons of great tips, ideas, insights, and new friends. I always have an aha moment at AHP, and it’s great for motivation and inspiration.” – Sarah Conrad, Marketing and Communications Director, The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.

Whether there are 50 people, 150, or 500 doesn’t matter. It’s about the fact that they’re the right people you want to network with.”  – Diana De Rosa, EQUUS Television Network

AHP is the ideal conference to expand the scope of your equestrian knowledge in more ways than one.” – Ciara Ginyard, Development Director, Detroit Horse Power

The conference is also one of the best ways to gain new clients or make new business connections. You need to be here if you work in the equine media space.” – Allison Rehnborg, Marketing Coordinator, Equine Affaire

The attention paid to developing a program with excellent professional development makes the conference worthwhile.”  – Fran Severn, Author of Riders of a Certain Age

This was my first year attending the conference. I found the education sessions extremely valuable, came home with many great ideas to implement right away, and felt mentally refreshed and energized from interacting with many other creative folks working in the horse industry.” – Chelsey Burris, Sr. Marketing Coordinator, United States Dressage Federation