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

Hotel Reservations

369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Group Room Rates: $169 plus tax Single/Double
Cutoff date: April 22, 2024

CLICK HERE to make hotel reservations online.
Phone in: 859-231-9000
Mention you are with American Horse Publications.


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 Open

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

Registration Fees

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 Members
  • $325: Nonprofit Members
  • $325: Media Professional Members
  • $425: Affiliate Business Members   
  • $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 Members
  • $225: Nonprofit Members
  • $225: Media Professional Members
  • $325: Affiliate Business Members   
  • $125: Student Member

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.

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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Join AHP and attend the Lexington conference.
Click here to Become a Member.

Special Events & Conference Schedule

Speakers and session topics to be announced as soon as confirmed.

2024 AHP Equine Media Awards Presentations
AHP members are recognized for excellence.

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

Optional Tour – Thursday, May 16, 2024
Information and registration for the Thursday Pre-Conference Tour will be announced as available.

Equine Media Center sponsored by MARS Equestrian, Buckeye Nutrition, & Sound/Antech

Speed Networking Returns to the Conference – New Time!

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024

Optional Lexington Tour – all-day

Evening Event

Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast
sponsored by Zoetis

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions

Friday Coffee Breaks, sponsored by
Humane Society of the United States

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions

Evening Events

AHP Special Awards Reception
sponsored by W. F. Young

Friday Night Party
sponsored by Via Nova Training

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast sponsored by Brooke USA Foundation and SmartPak Equine

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Educational Sessions

Saturday Coffee Breaks
sponsored by Platinum Performance

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon sponsored by
Straight Arrow Products 

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
General Membership Meeting

2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions 

Evening Events

AHP Equine Media Awards Reception sponsored by Freedom Health LLC / SUCCEED and Trafalgar Square Books

AHP Equine Media Dinner & Presentations
Centerpieces by Breyer Animal Creations

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