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

2016: May the Horse Be With You

“May The Horse Be with You is certainly my favorite of the seminars I’ve attended. The keynote address really had me energized for the rest of the sessions, and each session provided me with the fodder to take on 2016 and the future with confidence.”
– Kelsey Pecsek, Managing Editor, Quarter Horse News, Texas

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

2011: Hoofprints in the Sand Seminar

“I love being a member of AHP! It seems more than just a “group”…it’s made me feel like being part of an “alumni”…where we return every year for a reunion to not only learn more about our industry but to socialize in person.”
– Denise Branco, Author

2006: It’s A Horse World After All Seminar

Many thanks for all your fabulous organization and assistance leading up to and during the AHP convention last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed the event – better networking than ever, and I loved the team-building exercise – I am so glad I was able to do that!
– Janet Nittmann, Dover Saddlery

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.

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

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.